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Marguerite Eugenie Pitre (1800 - 1881)

Marguerite Eugenie Pitre
Born in Opelousas, Louisiana, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Wife of — married 3 Nov 1818 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
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Died at age 80 in Ville Platte, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Marguerite Pitre, daughter of Francois Pitre and Eugene Guillory,[1] was born 28 Dec. 1800.

She married Louis Fontenot, son of Philippe Jean Louis Fontenau and Marie Francoise Berzat, on 3 Nov. 1818; the marriage was recorded at recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Children (may not be a complete list):[2]
  1. FONTENOT, Francois (Jean Louis & Marguerite PITRE) b. 29 Oct. 1819, bt. 5 Dec. 1819 Pats: Filippe FONTENOT & Francoise BERZAR; Mats: Francois PITRE & Eugenie GUILLORY; Spons: Eugene LEDOUX & Sophie FONTENOT. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.193)
  2. FONTENOT, Onesime (Jean Louis & Marguerite PITRE) b. 24 Aug. 1835 (Opel. Ch.: v. 3, p. 338)
  3. FONTENOT, Phelonise (Jean Louise & Marguerite PITRE) b. 19 Sept. 1837 (Opel. Ch.: v. 4, p. 60)
  4. FONTENOT, Phillip (Louis & Marguerite PITRE) b. 14 April 1839 (Opel. Ch.: v. 4, p. 122)
  5. FONTENOT, Marguerite (Jean Louis & Eugenie PITRE) b. 12 Nov. 1840 (Opel. Ch.: v. 4, p. 156)
  6. FONTENOT, Anline (Jean Louis & Marguerite PITRE) b. 22 Feb. 1844 (Opel. Ch.: v.4, p.225)
  7. FONTENOT, Geramb (Jean Louis Philippe & Marguerite PITRE) m. 31 Aug. 1852 Josephine ARDOIN (Opel. Ch.: v. A, # 5)
  8. FONTENOT, Marceline Jean Louis Philip (Jean Louis Phillippe & Marguerite PITRE) m. 7 Feb. 1848 Joseph TATE (Opel. Ch.: v. A, #122)
  9. FONTENOT, Ollin Jean Louis Philippe (Jean Louis Philippe & Marguerite PITRE) m. 12 Nov. 1850 Louise Agricole SOILEAU (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #824)
  10. FONTENOT, Marcelite Jean Louis (Jean Louis Philippe & Marguerite P. PITRE) m. 15 Aug. 1865 Onezime VEILLON (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Donations: v. 3, p. 45)
  11. FONTENOT, Lezima Jean L. P. (Jean Louis & Marguerite PITRE) m. 26 Feb. 1866 Augustin Jacob FONTENOT (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Donations: v. 3, p. 62)
  12. FONTENOT, Olive Jean Louis (Jean Louis & Marguerite PITRE) m. 12 Feb. 1868 John WELCH (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. # 3927)
Census: 1850 St. Landry, LA [3]

Marguerite died on 25 Nov. 1881; her death was recorded at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rev. Donald J. Hebert, Southwest Louisiana Records 1740-1900 ("SWLR"), CD #101 (Baton Rouge, LA: Claitor's Publications Division, 2001).
    PITRE, Marguerite (Francois & Eugenie GUILLORY) b. 28 Dec. 1780 [sic], bt. Sunday, 25 Jan. 1801 Pats: Francois PITRE & Marie TIBUDEAU; Mats: Louis GUILLORY & Marie Jeanne FONTENAUT; Spons: Charles PITRE & Marie Magdelaine "LEBASEUR" [LEVASSEUR]. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.239)
    "PITRE, Marguerite (major daughter of Francois & Eugenie GUILLORY) m. 3 Nov. 1818 Louis FONTENOT - native of this parish (major son of Philippe Jean Louis FONTENAU & Marie Francoise BERZAT) Wits: Adam TATE, Calisse ROUGEAU, Faustin FONTENOT, Paul LEDE. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.330).
    "PITRE, Marguerite m. Jean Louis Philippe FONTENOT d. 25 Nov. 1881 at age 83 yrs. (VP Ch.: v. 1, p. 70)
  2. Hebert, SWLR CD
  3. Source published here Title: "Ancestors of Virley Joseph Vige"; Note: Sent by PaulaThornton ( in Mar 2013.
    Text: Family Number: 687
    Household Members: Name Age
    Jean L Fonteneau 54 M W LA Planter
    Marguerite Fonteneau 48 F W LA
    Francois Fonteneau 31 M W LA Planter
    Mary Fonteneau 21 F W LA
    Gerants Fonteneau 20 M W LA
    Odile Fonteneau 18 F W LA
    Lelia Fonteneau 16 F W LA
    Zelima Fonteneau 14 F W LA
    Felonise Fonteneau 10 F W LA
    Philippe Fonteneau 11 M W LA
    Marg Fonteneau 9 F W LA
    Aline Fonteneau 7 F W LA

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