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Re: Foundation of the Guillory family

The Guillory's

The information that you have is correct on the family of Marguerite (Slave) and her children. Her son Jean Baptiste (pere) Guillory was my 5th Great-Grandfather, and her son Joséph (José) Guillory was also my 5th Great-Grandfather.

However, I myself am a Guillory descendant. I descend from both sides of the Guillory family tree.

Joséph (pere) Pierrie Grégoire Guillory married Marie Jeanne LaCasse. Their son Joséph (fils) Pierre Grégoire Guillory, born Nov. 5, 1752 married Marie-Claire dit Bellevue Fontenot, born Abt. 1760.

Fontenot, Clair (Joseph dit Bellair & Marie Jeanne Brignac) m. Joseph GUILLORI. In Succ. of Joseph Fontenot dated July 1791. (LSAR: Opel.: 1791).

Augustin dit Fifi Guillory was the son of Joseph Gregoire Guillory and Marie-Claire dit Belaire Fontenot. He married Eugenie Fontenot, the daughter of Jacques Fontenot and Eulalie Doucet. Their was no children born of this union. They were married on Feb. 27, 1821. Eugenie (Fontenot) died Oct. 9, 1842. Doing the math, they were married 21 years and produced no children. My guess is Eugenie probably could not have children.

Augustin Guillory dit Fifi bt. 14 Oct 1782 (Joseph Gregoire Guillory & Clare Fontenot) m. 27 Feb 1821 in Opel Ch., Eugenie Fontenot, b. 20 Nov 1792 (Jacques Fontenot & Eulalie Doucet) d. 9 Oct 1842 - left no descendants. Her Succ.#1031 was filed in Opel. Ct. Hse. Augustin Guillory dit Fifi's Succ. #890 filed in Opel. Ct. Hse.

Augustin sought comfort with a slave girl by the name of Marie Anne Boulard. She is named as the mother of Simon dit Fifi Guillory along with Fifi Guillory.

Marie Anne Boulard was a slave of George Boulard and Marie Jeanne Taillefert.

Bolards, George m. Marijeanne Taillefert June 15, 1779 In Succ. of Mari jeanne Taillefert dated 16 Nov. 1836 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #897).

Marie Jeanne Taillefert appears in the 1820 census as Marie Jeanne Bollard.

1820 United States Federal Census

Name: Marie Jeanne Bollard
County: St Landry
State: Louisiana

Marie Anne (Slave) Boulard, born Abt. 1803 was my 3rd Great-Grandmother. She was a slave of George Boulard and Marie Jeanne Taillefert. George Boulard purchases July 12, 1820, a slave girl, name Marie Anne, from Robert Gale. She is 17 years old at the time of sale.

Document Date: 7/12/1820
Document Number: 3425
Notary: Notarial Acts Reel 5
Depository: housed in parish courthouses.
Location: St. Landry (Opelousas Post). [Calcasieu 1840, Cameron 1870, Acadia 1886, Evangeline 1908, Allen 1910, Jefferson Davis 1912, Beaureguard 1912]
Language of this record: French
Seller: Robert Gale
Buyer: George Boulard
Name: Marie Anne
Name Type: Partilly coded, overwhelmingly European
Gender: female
Race: black
Age: 17
sold or inventoried as an individual
Value of Sale: 700
Sale Common Price: 700
Where slave came from: Mississippi
Comments: seller from Mississippi

Marie Anne Boulard has at least one child that I am aware of with Augustin dit Fifi Guillory, his name is Simon dit Fifi Guillory.

GUILLORY, Simon (Fifi & Marie Anne BOULARD) m. 11 Jan. 1877 Marie Louise CLOUCHE Recognized these children: Caroline - 15 Jan. 1849; Azeline - Aug. 1851; Simon - 1853; Jean Baptiste -1855; Jean Pierre 1857; Marguerite-1861; Valcourt-1863; Genevieve-1865; Armand -1869; Marie Octavie -1870; Augustine -1873. (VP Ch.: v. 2, p. 205).

CLOUCHE, Marie Louise (Jean Baptiste & Elisa Belaire FONTENOT) m. 11 Jan. 1877 Simon GUILLORY (VP Ch.: v. 2, p. 205).

1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Simon Guillory
Estimated birth year: abt 1835
Age in 1870: 35
Birthplace: Louisiana
Home in 1870: Ward 4, St Landry, Louisiana
Family and neighbors: View Results
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Value of real estate: View image
Post Office: Bayou Chicot
Household Members: Name Age
Simon Guillory 35
Marie L Guillory 30
Simon Guillory 15
Jean Bapt Guillory 16
Jean Pierre Guillory 13
Valcomb Guillory 10
Marguerite Guillory 11
Genevieve Guillory 7
Armand Guillory 3


GUILLORY, Marie Aclai (Simon & Marie Louise CLOUCHE) b. 7 July 1876 (VP Ch.: v. 3, p. 10).

Harrison Thomas LaTour
LaTour Genealogical Collection

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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