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Angelique (Fontenot) Soileau (1757 - 1824)

Angelique Soileau formerly Fontenot aka Dit Bellevue
Born in Fort Tulouse, Mobile Post, Alabamamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 19 Aug 1771 in Pointe Coupee, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Opelousas, St Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Jul 2011
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Marie Angélique Dit Bellevue Fontenot, daughter of Pierre of Opelousas and Louise Doucet of Fort Toulouse, was born about 1756 possibly at Fort Toulouse or at Opelousas.[1]

She married Noel Soileau on 19 August 1771[2] Some sources give the date as 30 July 1771; this may be date of marriage contract and/or license.[1](notes on Angelique Fontenot Has copy of their marriage contract.)

Noel died before June 1871, the date of his succession in St. Landry Parish.[1]

Angelique died before Aug. 1824 the date of her succession in St. Landry Parish.[1]

Children of Noel and Angelique

  1. Celeste Soileau Need a source for Celeste as a daughter.
  2. Victoria or Victorie Soileau b. 1777
  3. Hortense Soileau b. 1779. married (1) Joseph Lemoine married (2) Louis Guillory
  4. Sophie Soileau b. 1780 married Hilaire Bordelon
  5. Celerena Catherine Soileau b. 1782 Need a source for Celerena Catherine as a daughter.
  6. Jean Baptiste Soileau b. 1782.
  7. Mathilde Soileau b. 1783. died 1785.
  8. Etienne Soileau b. 1785. married Marie Monette Veillon
  9. Louis Solieau b. 1786. married (1) Emelia Emelite Guillory married (2) Eugenie Fuselier
  10. Charles Soileau b. 1788. married Pouponne Fontenot.
  11. Amelie or Emelie. b. 1799 married (1) Jacques Fontenot married (2)
  12. Henri Soileau b. c. 1790 married Celeste Veillon
  13. Josephine Soileau b. 1792 married Jean Baptiste Fontenot.
  14. Brigitte or Bridget[3]

FONTENOT, Angelique of Alabama (Pierre & Louise Doucete, res. of Opelousas) m. 19 Aug 1771, Noel SOILEAU of des Allemands (Noel, decd. king's storehouse keeper at the Natchez Post & Marie Josephe Richaume, res. at Opelousas) wit. J. B. Spoleau & Augustin Soileau (PCP-2, 117)

Census Data

1777 Census of Opelousas Post [4]
- Mr. Noel Soileau, age 34; 20 cattle, 2 horses, 12 hogs, 4 sheep
- Dame Angelique Fontenaut, wife, age 20
- Angelique, daughter, age 2
- Marianne, daughter, age 1
- Slaves: 5


  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.
    • "FONTENOT, Angelique (Pierre of Opel. & Louise DOUCET of Fort des Alibamon) m. 30 July 1771 Noel SOILEAU (LSAR: Opel.: 1771-4)
    • "FONTENOT, Angelique m. Noel SOILEAU; In Succ. of Noel SOILEAU dated June 1810. (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #19)
    • "SOILEAU, Noel wid. is Angelique FONTENOT Heirs: Jean Baptiste; Etien; Louis; Charles; Henry; Josephine; Bridget; Marie; Emelite. Succ. dated June 1810 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#19)
    • "SOILEAU, Noel m. Angelique FONTENOT Succ. dated August 1824 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#338)
    • "FONTENOT, Angelique m. Noel SOILEAU Estate dated 1 Feb. 1871 (LSAR: Opel.:1871) Is this date a typo in the record?
  2. Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records 1804-1819 Volume 3. Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge: Baton Rouge, 1982, p.678. Text:
    SOILEAU, Noel of des Allemands (Noel, decd., was King's storehouse keeper at the Natchez Post & Marie Josephe Richaume, res. at Opelousas) m. 19 Aug. 1771, Angelique FONTENOT of Alabama (Pierre & Louise Doucete, res. of Opelousas) wit. J.B. Soileau & Augustin Soileau (PCP-2, part 2, 117) also (PCP-4,77)
  3. SOILEAU, Brigitte (Noel & Angelique FONTENOT) She is 26 yrs. old m. 11 July 1821 Marcellin GARRAND from "principaut‚ de Savoye [principality of Savoye] of Conflans 38 yrs. old (LSAR: Opel.:1821). SOILEAU, Brigitte - 26 yrs. old (maj. dgtr. of Noel & Angelique FONTENOT) m. contract dated: 11 July 1821 Marcellin GARRAND - 38 yrs. old; native of Canflans, Savoie (Joseph & Georgeine PERROLAZ) (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Notarial Acts: v.B, p.127)
  4. 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


  • WikiTree profile Fontenot-591 created through the import of Rider_Deshotel Family 040809.ged on Jul 21, 2011 by Nadine Rider.
  • WikiTree profile Fontenot-791 created through the import of Soileau BEST.ged on Nov 28, 2011 by Kermit Soileau.
  • Fontenot-895 was created by Simone Soileau through the import of Noel Soileau GEDCOM.ged on Sep 3, 2014.

  • Marriage: Title: Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

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Fontenot-591 and Fontenot-1047 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents, spouse and date of death. Thanks
posted by Joseph Savoie
Fontenot-791 and Fontenot-895 do not represent the same person because: Too little corrobarating info in the new profile
posted by Kermit Paul Soileau
Fontenot-890 and Fontenot-791 appear to represent the same person because: This is the same person.