I suddenly realized that I do not have a solid connection between Thomas Alexander Fontaine b. 30 Apr 1799 Colleton, SC d. 1846 Clarke Co., MS and his father John Fontaine b. 1750 New Bern, NC d. abt 1817 Wayne Co., MS. I have what I believe to be solid connections on everyone else in my line from John Fontaine b. 1750 New Bern, NC on down to myself. So I have been digging into my notes and researching trying to get more "evidence" of the connection.
John and TAF are listed as father and son in numerous databases all over the net, So I am guessing either all the TAF researchers are like me in basing the connection on mainly on family tradition that was passed down through the generations that TAF was John's son OR accepting it to be so based on other family trees on the net.
I can not help but wonder if someone somewhere has or knows of a Bible record linking the two since too his birth date is all over the net to be 30 Apr 1799. That date had to come from somewhere, but where?
In Mobile Co. 1825, AL TAF's mother Susannah Cockram granted permission for her underaged daughter Polly to marry. TAF witnessed it. This suggests a close family association but does not state he was Susannah's son Polly's brother. But it makes my weak link a little stronger.
Not sure when or if John applied for his rightful Rev War service pension, but he would have required him to list his children. But if he did, TAF may not have been born yet.
Does anyone know of a Bible record or anything else at all that might help strengthen TAF's connection to his father John? Thanks.
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