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Re: Sedonia Manuel Smith
Posted by: Rosie Morein Wells (ID *****1995) Date: February 09, 2003 at 07:08:17
In Reply to: Sedonia Manuel Smith by Dianna Shelton of 72

Dear Dianna,

Since it's been a while since you posted this query, you may have already found the information you are looking for. I have a small amount of information on this family.

John Smith, b. in Germany, of unknown parents, died in St. Landry Parish (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #337) dated 28 July 1824.

John Smith and Ofel Vanne had a son -
John David Smith, Sr., b. in Germany, married July 02, 1825, St. Landry Par. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #29, Marie Louise LeJeune/Young, b. February 08, 1809, bt. St. Landry Catholic Church, Opelousas, LA., d/o Joseph Lejeune/Young and Marie Louise Ritter.

John David Smith, Sr., and Marie Louise LeJeune/Young had a son -
John David Smith, Jr., b. May 05, 1831, bt. Opel. Ch., married September 22, 1855, in St. Landry Par. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #1360, Celeste F. Fruge, b. August 04, 1836, bt. Opel. Ch., d/o Francois Augustin Fruge and Marie Paul Augustin.

John David Smith, Jr. and Celeste F. Fruge had a son -
Adam Smith who married October 27, 1883, in St. Landry Par. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #12913; a validation March 11, 1886, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Ville Platte, LA, Arthemise Janise, d/o Emile Janise and Marie Celeste LaCombe.

Adam Smith and Arthemise Janise had a son -
Omeral Smith who married May 28, 1906, VP Ch., Sidonia Manuel, d/o Edward Manuel and Laure Fruge.

Adam Smith and Arthemise Janise also had a daughter -
Marie Euseide Smith, b. August 08, 1884, bt. VP Ch., m. January 24, 2903, VP Ch., Emmanuel Fontenot, b. December 26, 1880, bt. VP Ch., s/o Manuel Fontenot and Lucinda Manuel.

Emmanuel Fontenot and Marie Euseide Smith had a daughter -
Marthe Fontenot, b. January 29, 1904, d. December 21, 1999, in Savoy Nursing Home, Mamou. Marthe m. #1 Moise Sonnier, s/o Arthur Erange Sonnier & Adelaide Simon Fontenot, my mother's half-brother. Moise died young of injuries sustained during service in WWI.

Marthe and Moise had one child, a son called "Lou" who died young. They left no descendants.
After Moise Sonnier died, Marthe m. Rene Vizina, a widr. with two small children, Harry and Melba.

That is why I have the above information, all of which was found in Southwest Louisiana Records by Rev. Donald J. Hebert.

Avec mes meilleurs sentiments
(with my very best wishes)
Rosie Morein Wells
Birmingham, AL

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