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Elenor Charpentier Nezat (bef. 1800 - aft. 1871)

Elenor Charpentier "Helene" Nezat
Born before in Quarter of Coteau, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 23 May 1818 in Opelousas, St Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died after after age 70 in Louisiana, USAmap
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Depending upon the record and whether Louisiana was under Spanish or French or American rule at the time, she is seen as Elenor, Elena, Ellen, Helen, or Helene - all in various spellings.

She was baptised on 1 Nov. 1800, her baptism was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]


  1. Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "NEZAT, Helene (Antoine & Julie BARRE) bt. Saturday, 1 Nov. 1800 Pats: Pierre NEZAT & Magdelaine PROVOT; Mats: Charles BARRE & Magdelaine DECUIR; Spons: Joseph NEZAT & Genevieve BARRE, her paternal and maternal uncle and aunt. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.235)
  • Marriage record of "Anthony Montpellier, native of Mobille" to "Miss Elenor Nezatte, legitimate daughter of Antoine Nezette and Eulalie Barre". 23 May 1818. Opelousas, Saint Landry Parish. Signed "Anthony Montpelier" and "Heline Nezat". Photocopy of original from parish clerk held by Shari S. Indexed record: and
    • Baptism Certificate for "Elena (Helen) Nezat" from St. Landry Catholic Church of Opelousas, Louisiana. Official copy provided by church to Shari S. Parents named as Antoine Nezat and Julia Barre. Baptized 1 November 1800. Sponsors Joseph Nezat and Genevia Barro.
    • Notarial Records: Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana. Pages 49-75. Barré To L. Hermité (Pte. Coupee), Power of Attorney. Recorded 21 November 1836. Transcribed and submitted to by Mike Miller.
      • "Know all men by these presents that the undersigned, heirs of the late Joseph Decuir of the State of Louisiana and Parish of Pointe Coupee deceased, by representation of their ancestor the late Magdeline Decuir deceased wife of the late Charles Barre' of the aforesaid State and Parish of St. Landry deceased, to wit [...] and also representing the interest of Hellene Nezat widow Montpillier who sold and transfer[r]ed her rights in the Estate of the said Magdeline Decuir [...] The said Alexis, Hellene & Antoine Nezat coming to the succession by representation of their late mother Julie Barre deceased wife of Antoine Nezat and legitimate daughter of the said Magdeline Decuir".
    • Researcher Charles Raymond cites Saint Landry Catholic Church Burial Book 1, page 181 (record of burial of son Adam), as the source of her middle name being "Charpentier". Note: This is the dit name of her grandfather Pierre Nezat.
    • Researcher Charles Raymond places her death after 1871, citing that she is named in a Catahoula Parish suit in that year.

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