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Marie Joséphine (Fontenot) Dupre (abt. 1757 - 1843)

Marie Joséphine "Marie Jeanne" Dupre formerly Fontenot aka Guillory
Born about in Mobile, Alabama, Louisiana, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 26 May 1772 (to Apr 1783) in Pointe Coupee, Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, New Spainmap
Wife of — married 6 Dec 1786 in Opelousas, St. Landry, Spanish Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 86 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
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Profile last modified | Created 17 Aug 2009 | Last significant change: 28 Feb 2023
13:57: Pamela (Henderson) LeCroy removed Marie Joséphine (Fontenot) Dupre (abt.1757-1843) as mother of Marie (Guillory) Jeansonne (abt.1790-bef.1843). [Thank Pamela for this]
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Marie Josephe Fontenot, daughter of Joseph Fontenot and Marie Jeanne (Helene) Brignac, was born on June 6, 1762 in Mobile, Alabama.[1]
She married Laurent Dupre dit Terrebonne; Laurent died in April 1783.[1]
Marie Josephe next married a cousin Louis "dit Grand Louis" Fontenot, son of Jean Baptiste Louis Fontenot and Marie Francoise Louise LaGrange December 6, 1786. Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

She signed her marriage contract with an "x" veuve Terrebonne.[2]

Marie died before 13 Nov. 1843 the date of her succession in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Census Data

1777 Census of Opelousas Post [3], Family 43
- Laurent Dupres, age 32; 50 cattle, 3 horses, 6 hogs, 0 sheep
- Marie Fontenaut, wife, 20
- Laurent, son, 4
- Louis, son, 2
- Julie, daughter, 1
- Slaves: 2


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "DUPRE, Laurent dit Terrebonne m. Marie FONTENOT Larose; bur. April 1783. Succ. dated 8 July 1783 (LSAR: Opel.: 1783 - 281)
    • "FONTENOT, Marie m. Laurent DUPRE dit Terrebonne. In Succ. of Laurent DUPRE dated 8 July 1783. (LSAR: Opel.: 1783-281)
    • "FONTENOT, Marie Jeanne [sic Marie Josephe] wid. of Terrebonne (Joseph dit Bellair & Marie Jeanne BRIGNAC) m. Louis FONTENOT In Succ. of Joseph FONTENOT dated July 1791. (LSAR: Opel.: 1791)
    • "FONTENOT, Marie of Alabama (Joseph & Marie Helene BRIGNAC) wid. of Laurent DUPRE dit Terrebonne. m. 6 Dec. 1786 Louis FONTENOT (LSAR: Opel.: 1786)
    • "GUILLORY, Donatien (Louis & Marie Jeanne FONTENAUT) bt. Sunday, 20 Nov. 1796 Pats: Joseph GUILLORY & Marie LACASSE; Mats: Joseph FONTENAUT & Marie BRIGNAC; Spons: Pierre GUILLORY & Elise FONTENAUT, his paternal & maternal uncle and aunt. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.170)
    • "FONTENOT, Louis Maximin (Louis & Marie Josephe FONTENO - widow of Laurent DUPRE Derbonne [Laurent DUPRE dit Terrebonne]) b. 10 March 1784, bt. 28 Jan. 1785 Spons: Lucas FONTENOT & Severine Gertrude DE SOTO. Fr. GEFFROTIN, Cure of Atacapas (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.48)
    • FONTENOT, Louis of Alibamon (Jean & Marie Francoise LAGRANGE) m. 6 Dec. 1786 Marie FONTENOT (LSAR: Opel.: 1786)
  2. Title: Calendar of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, Civil Records; vol. I 1803-1819; edited by Judith Riffel; transciption by Riffel and others; Published: Le Commite des Archives de la Louisiane, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1995; Personal copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard p. 96
    (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Marriage Contract: 1786, #49) dated 6 December 1786
    Fontenot, Louis- native of Alibamons, province of Louisiana (major son of Jean Fontenau and Marie Francoise La Grange). Groom's witnesses were Le Bray de Gonov; Brunet. Groom's property consisted of 1400 piastres in horned cattle, horses, jumens, and sheep.
    Note: before Alexandre Chev. De Clouet, Lieutenant Colonel, Commandant civil et militaire des Attakapas et Opelousas.
    Marie Fontenau - native of Alibamons; widow of Laurent Dupre dit Terrebonne (Josephe Fontenau and Marie Jeanne Brignac) Her witnesses were Baptiste Fontenau and Escouffie. Her property consisted of 2000 piastres from the estate of her deceased husband. The remainder of the estate goes to their children: Jacques, Laurent, Antoine, and Eugenie.
  3. Winston De Ville, Southwest Louisiana Families in 1777: Census Records of Attakapas and Opelousas Posts (Ville Platte, Louisiana, 1987) citing Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, at the General Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain; legajo 2358, folios 258 -300

See Also

Marie Josephe's father's succession records contain valuable information in sorting out Joseph and Philippe's children.
Probate: 16 Oct. 1790 & Jul 1791 Opelousas, St. Landry, LA (Source: Hebert CD)
Text: FONTENOT, Joseph dit Bellair, wid. of Marie Jeanne BRIGNAC. Succ. dated 16 Oct. 1790 (LSAR: Opel.: 1790)
Text: FONTENOT, Joseph dit Bellair, wid. is Marie Jeanne BRIGNAC. Succ. dated July 1791 (LSAR: Opel.: 1791)
Inheritors listed:
  1. Marie Josephe, wid. Terrebonne m. Louis FONTENOT;
  2. Clair m. Joseph :GUILLORY;
  3. Marie Jeanne m. Louis GUILLORY;
  4. Augustin;
  5. Lucas, widr. of Severine DESOTO.
FONTENOT, Marie Jeanne [sic Josephe see above] wid. of Terrebonne (Joseph dit Bellair & Marie Jeanne BRIGNAC) m. Louis FONTENOT In Succ. of Joseph FONTENOT dated July 1791. (LSAR: Opel.: 1791)
FONTENOT, Clair (Joseph dit Bellair & Marie Jeanne BRIGNAC) m. Joseph GUILLORI. In Succ. of Joseph FONTENOT dated July 1791. (LSAR: Opel.: 1791)
FONTENOT, Marie Jeanne (Joseph dit Bellair & Marie Jeanne BRIGNAC) m. Louis GUILLORY In Succ. of Joseph FONTENOT dated 1791. (LSAR: Opel.: 1791)
FONTENOT, Augustin (Joseph & Marie Jeanne BRIGNAC) In Succ. of Joseph FONTENOT dated July 1791 (LSAR: Opel.: 1791)
FONTENOT, Lucas wid. is Severine DE SOTO of St. Denis. Succ. dated 7 July 1791. (LSAR: Opel.: 1791)

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There are several problems with the daughters of Philippe Fontenot and Marie Josephe Jeanne Brignac, particularly two sisters Marie Jeanne and Marie Josephe. I am working on understanding and documenting what I find. If you have any questions, please ask. If you have further research, please add it to the lowest numbered profile for the name. (there are duplicates and mixups. Thanks!
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