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Adolph Cyprien Bellaire Fontenot (1839 - 1862)

Adolph Cyprien Bellaire Fontenot
Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 5 Feb 1862 (to 15 Jul 1862) in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
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Died at age 22 in Hinds County, Mississippi, USAmap [uncertain]
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Adolph Fontenot served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: April 6, 1862
Mustered out: July 15, 1862
Side: CSA
Regiment(s): 16th Louisiana Infantry, 29th Louisiana (Thomas's) Infantry,

Adolphe Cyprien Bellaire Fontenot, son of Cyprien Bellarie Fontenot and Marie Louise Ritter, was born on 23 Aug. 1839, his birth was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

He married Adeline widow of Louis Pitre, and daughter of Auguste Joseph Pitre and Melasie Jean Baptiste (Bramme) Pitre, on 5 Feb. 1862, at St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

He began service in the Confederate Army on April 6, 1862. He enlisted in Co. K. 16th Louisiana Infantry in the US Civil War.[2] He served in the 29th Louisiana (Thomas's) Infantry, in the US Civil War.[3][4]

He died while in the US Civil War on 15 July 1862 and was buried at Coopers Wells Memorial Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi. His memorial shows his military service and has the dates of his birth and death.[5]

His succession was dated 1 Aug. 1865 in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]


  1. Celestine b. 1861. married Joseph Gonzales.[6][7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "FONTENOT, Adolphe Cyprien Bellaire (Cyprien Bellaire & Marie Louise RITTER) b. 23 Aug. 1839 (Opel. Ch.: v. 4, p. 138)
    • "FONTENOT, Adolphe Cyprien B. m. 5 Feb. 1862 Mrs. Adeline PITRE, wid. of Louis PITRE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. # 2299)
    • "FONTENOT, Adolphe Cyprien B. m. Adeline PITRE Succ. dated 1 Aug. 1865 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #2699)
  2. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Adolph C. B. Fontenot.
  3. National Park Service Civil War. Adolphe Fontenot.
  4. Confederate Research Sources. Volume 1 F. page 884
    • "Fontenot, Adolphe,Pvt. Co. K, 28th (Thomas') La. Inf. En. April 6, 1862, St. Landry Par., La. Roll to Aug. 31, 1862, Died July 15, 1862.
  5. Coopers Wells Memorial Cem Military Grave Sites Adolphe Fontenot.
  6. FONTENOT, Celestine (Adolphe Cyprien Bellair & Adeline PITRE) b. 20 Dec. 1861 (VP Ch.: v. 1, p. 177)
  7. FONTENOT, Celestine B. (Adolphe B. & Adeline PITRE) m. 23 April 1878 Joseph GONZALES (VP Ch.: v. 2, p. 233)


  • WikiTree profile Fontenot-760 created through the import of Rider_Deshotel Family 040809.ged on Jul 21, 2011 by Nadine Rider.

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Hi Phil! I changed the category from Louisiana Warriors to Category: Louisiana Veterans in US Civil War. But ... wondering if including all Louisiana Veterans under Louisiana Warriors would be a useful (albeit large) collection, as it would show together men with the same LNAB, allowing one to see generations of Louisiana men who served their country. Hmm. Sounds like a G2G post (I recall maybe mentioning this to you in an e-mail, but I don't I've posted to the Louisiana project's google group or G2G... do you think I should?)

Thanks! Liz

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