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Adam Tate (1780)

Adam Tate
Born in Mobile, Alabamamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 22 Apr 1799 in St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Adam Tate, son of Adam Tate and Marie Hayes, was from Mobile, Alabama and was probably born about 1780.[1]

He married Marie Louise Fontenot, daughter of Joseph LaRose Fontenot and Magdeleine Hayes, on 22 April 1799, their marriage was recorded at St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[1]

Children of Adam and Marie Louise

  1. Adam b. 1803. married Eugenie Pitre
  2. Hilaire b. 1805.[2]
  3. Joseph married (1) Caroline Soileau (2) Marceline Jean Louis Philip Fontenot.[3][4]
  4. Eli b. 1806 married Eugenie Fontenot.[5][6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900) CD101. Author - Compiler: Rev. Donald Joseph Hebert, 1942-2000. Publication: Hebert Publications, Rayne, LA, 2000.
    • "TATE, Adam of Mobile (Adam & Marie HAYES) m. 20 April 1799 Marie Louise FONTENOT (LSAR: Opel.: 1799)
    • "FONTENOT, Marie Louise (Joseph & Magdeleine AYLLE) m. 22 April 1799 Adam TATE (Adam & Marie AIZE [HAYES]) Wits: William BUNDICK, Joseph FONTENOT, Louis LAPLANTE, Francois PITRE pere. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.84).
  2. TATE, Hilaire (Adam & Marie Louise FONTENOT) bt. 10 Nov. 1805 at age 3 mths. Spons: George BONDIK & Marie FONTENOT. Fr. Louis BUHOT (Opel. Ch.: v.1-B, p.362)
  3. TATE, Joseph - native of this parish (dec. Adam & Marie Louise FONTENOT) m. 23 July 1822 Caroline SOILEAU - native of this parish (minor daughter of Baptiste & Marie --- torn---) Wits: Lasty GUILLORY, Soncypre BORDELON, Antoine GUILLORY, Eli TATE. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel.Ch.: v.1-B, p.399)
  4. TATE, Joseph widr. of Caroline SOILEAU (Adam & Marie Louise Larose FONTENOT) m. 7 Feb. 1848 Marceline Jean Louis Philip FONTENOT (Opel. Ch.: v. A, #122)
  5. TATE, Eli - 22 yrs. old; of Opel. (Adam & Marie Louise FONTENOT) m. 12 Jan. 1828 Eugenie FONTENOT (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Mar.#2)
  6. FONTENOT, Eugenie - native of this parish (major daughter of Henri & Eugenie SOILEAU) m. 29 Jan. 1828 Eli TATE - native of this parish (major son of Adam & Marie Louise FONTENOT) Wits: Joseph TATE, Joseph BORDELON, Onesime FONTENOT, Adam TATE. Fr. Flavius Henri ROSSI (Opel.Ch.: v.1-B, p.506)

Research Notes

Extensive writeup on the family of Adam Tate:

Tate, Albert, Jr., "The First Tates of the Evangeline-St. Landry Parish Area", Attakapas Gazette, 1978, Vol 13, p. 107, online at

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