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Benjamin Fontenot (1841)

Benjamin Fontenot
Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 15 Jan 1870 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
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Benjamin Fontenot, son of Francois Fontenot and Arthemise Guillory, was born on 8 April 1841, his birth was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1] He appeared on the census of 22 Oct. 1850 in the home of his parents at St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[2]

He married Matilda Pitre, daughter of Onesime Pitre and Azelise Joubert, on 15 Jan. 1870 and 25 Jan. 1870 their marriage was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Benjamin and Matilda were married a second time on December 29, 1879 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Children of Benjamin and Mathilda

  1. Marie Onezia b. 1871.married Omer Lafleur.[3][4]
  2. Berthe Bernadette. b. 1880.[5]
  3. Louis Benjamin b. 1882.
  4. Oscar Pelham b. 1883.[6]
  5. Arthemiou b. 1887.[7][8]


  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, Benjamin (Francois & Arthemise GUILLORY) b. 8 April 1841 (Opel. Ch.: v.4, p. 161)
    • "FONTENOT, Benjamin m. 15 Jan. 1870 Mathilde PITRE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. # 5953)
    • "FONTENOT, Benjamin (Francois D. & Arthemise GUILLORY) m. 25 Jan. 1870 Mathilda PITRE (Opel. Ch.: v. E, # 97)
    • "PITRE, Mathilda (Onesime L. & Azelise JOUBERT) m. 25 Jan. 1870 Benjamin FONTENOT (Opel. Ch.: v. E, #97)
    • "FONTENOT, Benjamin m. 29 Dec. 1879 Mathilde PITRE, wid. of O. LEJEUNE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #11177)
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch : accessed 3 May 2016), Francois Difontenot, St. Landry parish, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing family 959, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. FONTENOT, Marie Onezia (Benjamin & Matilde PITRE) b. 31 Oct. 1871 at Plaisance (Opel. Ch.: v. 6, p. 319)
  4. FONTENOT, Marie Onesia (Benjamin & Mathilde PITRE) m. 30 Oct. 1887 Omer LAFLEUR (Wash. Ch.: v. 1, p. 107)
  5. FONTENOT, Berthe Bernadette (Benjamin & Mathilde PITRE) b. 28 Sept. 1880 (Wash. Ch.: v. 1, p. 198)
  6. FONTENOT, Oscar Pelham (Benjamin & Matilde PITRE) b. 16 Oct. 1883 (Wash. Ch.: v. 2, p. 25)
  7. FONTENOT, Arthemiou (Benjamin & Mathilde PITRE) b. 27 Dec. 1887 (Opel. Ch.: v. 7, p. 94)
  8. FONTENOT, Arthemise (Benjamin & Mathilde PITRE) b. 27 Dec. 1887 (Opel. Ch.: v. 7, p. 94)

See Also


  • WikiTree profile Fontenot-720 created through the import of Rider_Deshotel Family 040809.ged on Jul 21, 2011 by Nadine Rider.

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