History of Evangeline Parish by Robert Gahn, p. 7
Mr. O. B. (nee ONEZIME) Fontenot, a prominent planter near the town of Ville Platte in 1891, was born in that vicinity November 28, 1829 (b. November 28, 1820). He was the s/o Joseph (Joseph LOUIS) and Genevieve Fontenot (nee FORET), natives of St. Landry, whose ancestors were among the pioneer settlers. Mr. Fontenot married Miss Elodie Litton (nee PITRE)in 1847. She died the following year. Mr. Fontenot remarried in 1858 to Miss Lelia (nee ZILIA) B. Fontenot, a scion of the Belaire clan of Fontenots, and this union was blessed by seven children it is said that he was one of the best educated men of his day. Source: Perrin, Southwest Louisiana, Historical and Biographical, p. 42
O. B. Fontenon, Ville Platte - O. B. Fontenon, a planter residing in Ward 7 of St. Landry Parish, is a native of Louisiana. He was born in St. Landry Parish, November 28, 1829, and is the son of Joseph and Genevieve Fontenot, both natives of St. Landry Parish. Joseph Fontenon was a planter. He served in the WAR OF 1812, and was one of the pioneers of St. Landry Parish. He died in 1865. His wife died abt. 1853. Both were members of the Catholic Church.
O. B. Fontenon was reared and educated in St. Landry Parish. He has been a planter all his life. He has a plantation of six hundred acres, which he cultivates principally in cotton and corn.
Mr. Fontenon was married in 1848 to Miss Elodie Liton. Yhey became the parents of three children, to wit: Gustave, Laura, and Enostine. Mrs. Fontenon died in 1857, and Mr. Fontenon married a second time, in 1858, Miss Lilia B. Fontenot. Theirt union has been blessed with seven children: Thiogene, Raimond, Onoria, Eugenie, Lisa, Gilbert, and Onazime. Mr. Fontenon and family are all members of the Catholic Church.
Source: Perrin, Southwest Louisiana Biographical and Historical, pp. 39-40
Note from Rose: I could not identify O. B. Fontenot, Elodie Liton, and Lilia Fontenot until I read their childrens' names in the Perrin book.
Onezime Fontenot, b. November 28, 1820, bt. Opel.Ch., d. December 29, 1892, bur. age 72 yrs. V.P. Ch. Onezime Fontenot was the s/o Joseph LOUIS Fontenot and Genevieve FORET.
Onezime m. December 28, 1848, Opel. Ch., Elodie PITRE, d/o Francois Pouponne Pite III and Sophie Joubert. Elodie was b. December 21, 1829, bt. Opel. Ch., d. November 08, 1857, age 28 yrs., bur. Opel. Ch. (Sophie had previously married Damon LeDoux February 14, 1846. Damon died bef. May 09, 1849. His Succ. #1268 was filed in the Opel. Ct. Hse. 9 May 1849)
Children of Onezime Fontenot & Elodie Pitre:
Gustave Fontenot, b. November 21, 1849, bt. VP Ch. m. Melanie LaFleur, January 30, 1872, VP Ch.
Marie Laura Fontenot, b. November 06, 1853, bt. Opel. Ch. m.
Emile Fontenot, January 28, 1873, VP Ch.
Ernestine Fontenot, b. February 4, 1856, bt. Opel. Ch. m. Oneil LaFleur, Jr., February 12, 1874, VP Ch.
Onezime Fontenot, Sr m. April 14, 1859, (#2) ZILIA Fontenot, d/o Cyprien Belaire Fontenot and Marie Louise Ritter. Zilia was bt. May 06, 1843 at age 40 days Opel. Ch.
Children of Onezime Fontenot and Zilia Fontenot:
1) Gilbert Fontenot m. December 03, 1901, VP. Ch., Marie Gloria DeVille
2) Solomon (child) Fontenot b. February 10, 1860, bt. VP Ch., d. September 20, 1867, bur. VP Ch.
3) Azeline Fontenot, b. April 03, 1862, bt. Opel. Ch.
4) Theogene Fontenot, b. November 11, 1865, bt. Opel. Ch.
5) Raymond Fontenot, b. January 23, 1868, bt. Opel. Ch. m. July 24, 1888, VP Ch., Genevieve Veillon; m. May 25, 1904, VP Ch., (#2) Marie Laure Chapman
6) Onezia Fontenot, b. January 08, 1870, Opel. Ch.
7) Eugenie Fontenot, b. June 30, 1872, Opel. Ch., m. December 24, 1889, VP Ch., Horace DeVille
8) Louise Fontenot, b. November 30, 1873, VP Ch., m. December 02, 1890, VP Ch., Olin Chpman
9) Onezime Fontenot, b. April 06, 1883, VP Ch., m. February 14, 1901, VP Ch., Azeline DeVille
Information on all of the above was found in Southwest Louisiana Records by Rev. Donald J. Hebert.
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