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Noël Ètienne Soileau Jr (1745 - bef. 1810)

Noël Ètienne Soileau Jr
Born in St Charles Parish, Louisiana, New Francemap
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Husband of — married 19 Aug 1771 in Pointe Coupee, Louisianamap
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Died before in Grand Prairie, St. Landry, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Noel Etienne Soileau was born to Noel Soileau and Marie Josephe Richeaume on 30 April 1745 and baptized on the 2nd of May in the same year at St. Charles of Borromeo Church in Edgard.[1]

He married Angelique on 19 August 1771.[2] Some sources indicate the date was 30 July 1771; this may be the date of marriage contract or license.[3]

Commandant of Avoyelles Post from 1788 until 1805.

Noel died in March 1810 and was buried on 7 March 1810 his death was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. His succession was dated June 1810 and identified his heirs as Jean Baptiste; Etien; Louis; Charles; Henry; Josephine; Bridget; Marie; Emelite.[3]

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. Archdiocese of New Orleans Sacramental Records Volume 1, 1718-1750. Earl C. Woods and Charles E. Nolan, editors. Archdiocese of New Orleans: New Orleans, 1987, p.242. Text:
    SOILEAU, Noel Etienne (Noel and Marie Josephe RICHOMME), b. May 2, 1745, bn. April 30, 1745, s. Etienne DAIGLE and Genevieve BETMONT (SCB, B1, 34)
  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. 3.0 3.1 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "SOILEAU, Noel (Noel & Marie Josephe RICHAUME of St. Charles on German Coast) m. 30 July 1771 Angelique FONTENO dit Bellevue (LSAR: Opel.: 1771-4).
    • FONTENOT, Angelique (Pierre of Opel. & Louise DOUCET of Fort des Alibamon) m. 30 July 1771 Noel SOILEAU (LSAR: Opel.: 1771-4)
    • "SOILEAU, Noel bur. 7 March 1810 at age 65 yrs. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.107)
    • "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)
  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 Soileau-78 created through the import of Rider_Deshotel Family 040809.ged on Jul 21, 2011 by Nadine Rider.
  • WikiTree profile Soileau-138 created through the import of Soileau BEST.ged on Nov 28, 2011 by Kermit Soileau.

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I have Noel Etienne's ancestry detail if you would like to add it.
posted by Simone Soileau

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