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See also the Fontaine/Maury Society web site at http://www.fontainemaurysociety.org .
Notes from file of Walter C. Scott (His source seems to be partly from the autobiography of James Fontaine.). Photos from file of Irene Louise Scott Parks (again, her source?)
From a newspaper article in (Courier Journal, 1914)
Anne Boursiquot about 1685
description of Anne by
John de la Fontaine, born about 1500, in the province of Maine, near the borders of Normandy, was murdered at his home in the city of Le Maus, 1563. Held a commission in the household of Francis I, in what was called "Les Ordonnances du Roi." Name of wife and date of marriage unknown. His wife was also murdered in 1563 on account of their religion. Four children.
James de la Fontaine, born about 1548, probably at Le Maus, died 1633 leaving his family 9000 livres, engaged in commerce. Name of wife and date of marriage unknown. Had several children but only three lived to be grown, two daughters and one son. Probably spent most of his life at Rochelle.
|James Fontaine, born 1603, at Rochelle, Scholar, teacher and minister, married 1st
to Miss Thompson at London, England, 1628, was pastor of the United Churches of Vaux and
Royan. 6 children by his first wife.
Caption: "Jacques de la Fontaine, Huguenot of Rochelle, France, married Mlle. Chaillon of Pons in Santoigne. Born 1603 - Died 1666.
Married secondly to Marie Chaillon, in 1641, she was from the neighborhood of Pons, in Saintonge, where here father possessed considerable property and resided at a country place named Rue au Roy. They purchased and resided at the estate of Jenouille and adjacent manor of Jaffe, by this wife he had five children.
|James Fontaine, born at Jenouille, April 7, 1658, educated for the ministry, inherited
estate of his father, served in prison for the cause of Protestantism. Escaped from France
on Nov. 30, 1685, just after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, landed Barnstaple,
England on Dec. 1, 1685. He took his fiance, Anne Boursiquot, her sister Elizabeth and
Janette Forestier, his niece.
"James Fontaine, the 'Fighting Huguenot.' [Born in Santiogne, France, April 7, 1658. Escaped during the persecution to England. Father of James and Peter Fontaine, of Virginia.]" (From file of Irene Louise Scott Parks; her source?)
His bold escape on Nov. 30 1685 included several near brushes with disaster. Married Feb. 8, 1686 at the Perish Church Barnstaple, England. Resided at various places in England and engaged himself in various occupations, including preaching, teaching, shop-keeping, and manufacturing. Moved to Cork in 1694, preached and taught. In 1699 moved to Bear Haven Ireland where he engaged in fishing and farming and later maintained a Fort. Was captured and held for ransom by French Privateers. Later moved to Dublin where he resided until his death. In every undertaking he seemed to do well and gain the highest esteem, having been appointed to several important offices in Ireland. Eight children.
|Rev. Peter Fontaine (1694 - 1757) was born at Taunton, in England, was a brother of
Mary Anne Maury, emigrated to Virginia in 1716, and was minister of Westover Parish for
many years until his death in 1757.
Caption: "The Rev. Peter Fontaine, son of James Fontaine, graduated from Dublin University in 1716 and migrated to Virginia." Another Caption: "The Rev. Peter Fontaine, [Of Westover, Parish, Virginia - Colonial Period - 1750 - Chaplain to Col. William Evelyn Byrd.]"
Married first Elizabeth Fourreau and had two children:
Married secondly to Elizabeth Wade, of Virginia, by her he had six children. Died July 1757.
|Col. Aaron Fontaine, born November 30, 1753, Charles City County, Virginia, died
Louisville, KY in April 1823. Was reared by his sister Mrs. Isaac Winston. Married first
in 1773 to Barbara Terrell, born 1756 died 1796. She was granddaughter of Col.
William Overton of Glencaim, Hanover, Co., Virginia, and traces her lineage to the Royal
house of Stuart. Came to Kentucky and settled at Harrods Creek, Jefferson County, 1798.
Note on photograph: "Came to Louisville 1798."
Col. Aaron Fontaine "He became a planter in Louisa county and
married Barbara Terrill, the daughter of Anne and Richmond Terrill and granddaughter of
William Overton, of Glencairn. Mrs. Aaron Fontaine's great-grandmother .... was the
sister of the young Duke of Monmouth (in England). In the Stuart gallery in London,
near the portraits of ... Charles II and .... Nell Gwynne, are paintings of ... Mary
Waters and her brother.
"Aaron Fontaine sold his plantation in Virginia and came to Kentucky with his family at the beginning of the century. His wife, who was in frail health, did not survive the journey, but a family of twelve children and a son-in-law, Fortunatus Cosby, who had married the writer's ancestress, Mary Anne Fontaine, made the long and perilous trip in safety and settled in the village of Louisville. Capt. Fontaine - as he was called - purchased a farm on the banks of the Ohio and established "Fountaine's Ferry." The site of the old homestead is now - a hundred years later - a pleasure resort and park Capt Fontaine took for his second wife Mrs. Elizabeth Whiting Thruston. .... " Charles D. Jacob, a prominent resident of Louisville, is a descendent. A Louisville park is named after him. Another park, Baxter Square, was donated to Louisville by Judge Fortunatus Cosby, another descendant. .... from a newspaper clipping "Century of Old Fontaine Estate" from 1914 by Mary Lytle Byers. ... source: Courier Journal?...
Married secondly in 1803 to Mrs. Elizabeth T. Thurston in Louisville, KY. (Widow of Col. John Thurston.)
|James Terrell Fontaine, born 11/19/1776 in Virginia. Married March 4,
1799 to Deborah Hobbs (b. 1776, d. 1867) in Shelby County Kentucky on March 31. The Hobbs
family came from Maryland. Died 1840, 11 children. James T. Fontaine is buried in Fontaine cemetery in Brandenburg Ky.
Deborah Hobbs pictured at right. Deborah Hobbs is also buried in Fontaine cemetery.
detailed list of descendents of James Terrell Fontaine
Some of the following dates from http://www.juch.org/fontaine/
Bob Juch, January 2003. Text.
most data from Harriet Fast Scott
|William Maury Fontaine, born May 6, 1813, died September 3, 1864. Married June 5th
1844 to Martha Elizabeth Foushee (b. Feb. 20, 1830, d. June 30, 1887) in Meade County KY.
8 children. Wm. M. Fontaine is buried in the Fontaine
cemetery in Brandenburg Ky.
Back of photograph at right: "Martha Fontaine. Mrs. M.E. Fontaine March 25th 1886. She out lived Wm Maury by 24 years. Married Wm Maury when she was 15. Wm Maury was 33."
Caption on photograph at right: "William Maury Fontaine son of James Terrill and Deborah Hobbs Fontaine Born 1816 in Louisville, Ky.
William Maury Fontaine
Martha Foushee Fontaine
James William Fontaine b. 26 Aug 1845; married Louisa Foushee children:
Ernest Henderson Fontaine m. Nelson "Nell" Dunlap
Edward Butler Fontaine b. 17 Nov 1883 m. Alberta Moremen Drury
Beulah Fontaine m. Hook
2. Mildred Ann "Toka" Fontaine b. 10 May 1849; married William Christopher McGehee in 1868
1. Eugene Charles "Boss" McGhee m. Virginia May Roberts children:
1. John McGhee m. Marie Hager
Eugene Lee "Boss Lee" McGhee
2. Davis McGhee
3. Mildred McGhee
4. Martha Nell McGhee
5. Anne Phillips McGhee m. Lamkin
2. Elizabeth "Nell" McGehee m. Tom E. Jenkins
3. Eva Davis McGehee m. John P. Sandage had one child:
John Sandage m. Louise ... lived in Louisville)
4. Kate Fontaine McGehee m. G. M. Kearns (lived near Cincinnatti)
3. Thomas Hobbs Fontaine b. 1852, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, died 4 Feb 1927,
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, m. Mary E. Moore "Molly"
Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) MOORE born: Between 1868-1872, Kentucky, died 1962,
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, m: 8 Jun 1886, Oakdale, Morgan County, Tennessee,
par: William Young MOORE and Mary C. PENIX\PENNIX\PHOENIX
1. Annie Lee MOORE born: May 1887, Tennessee.. One daughter.
2. Adelina Moore (adopted by Dietz) born: Feb 1892, Oakdale, Morgan County, Tennessee,
died 19 Mar 1916, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee. One son, one daughter.
3. Charles Joseph Moore (adopted by Dietz but changed name to FONTAINE in 1926)
born: 27 Oct 1893, Hamilton County, Tennessee, died About 1932, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
One son, one daughter.
Mary Moore married 2nd a Mr. Dietz
Kate Fontaine b. 22 July 1853
5. Anna M. Fontaine; died young
6. Charles Beauregard Fontaine b. 1859; married Irene Buckner Stith
7. Jefferson Davis Fontaine; died young
8. Anna Lee (Annie, Anne) Fontaine b. about 1863; married J.M. Phillips.
Lived her later years on Cecil Avenue in Louisville with brother Morgan Fontaine.
9. Morgan H. Fontaine b. about 1865; married Minnie Hardin. two children:
1. Virgil Hardin Fontaine 3 children:
Robert Fontaine (b. 1915)
Virgil Hardin Fontaine (b. 1920)
John Fontaine (b. 1925).
2. Mildred Lee Fontaine b. 1890 d. 3/30/1910 m. Wilbur McGuffin one child:
Maury Fontaine McGuffin (3/7/1910 - 9/15/1988)
Raised by Morgan and Minnie Fontaine
Maury F. McGuffin m. 1st Lillian Hays Fanelli (3/31/1909 - 2/13/1979) one child
Maury F. McGuffin m. 2nd ?? children??
This person fits somewhere:
daughter m. Richardson
her son: John Morgan Richardson owned Peter Fontaine house in Brandenburg in 1930s
More on this family from news article in 1939.
|Charles Beauregard Fontaine, born April 19, 1859, Meade County Kentucky, died March 12, 1924, Fort Smith Arkansas. Married Jan. 7 1886 to Irene Buckner Stith (b. 09/21/1867 d. 05/22/1915), daughter of T.J. Stith of Meade County Kentucky. Married at Willard Hotel (Louisville, Kentucky). Charles, at this time, was Commonwealth Attorney of Meade County, KY. Left Kentucky early fall of 1887 and went to Fort Smith Arkansas.|
1. Memoirs of a Huguenot Family: Translated and compiled from the original autobiography of the Rev. James Fontaine, and other family manuscripts; comprising an original journal of travels in Virginia, New-York, etc., in 1715 and 1716. by Ann Maury Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company 1967. Reprint of the Expanded Edition, New York, 1853. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 67-22179. Excerpt from the time in Cork Ireland HERE.
2. The Huguenots, Samuel Smiles, Genealogical Publishing
Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1972
Excerpt regarding James Fontaine and descendents is HERE.
3. A TALE OF THE HUGUENOTS, (by James Fontaine)
OR MEMOIRS OF A FRENCH REFUGEE FAMILY, TRANSLATED AND COMPILED FROM THE ORINGINAL
MANUSCRIPTS OF JAMES FONTAINE, BY ONE OF HIS DESCENDANTS. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY F.L.
HAWKES, D. D., Showing to the generations to come the praises of the Lord, and his
strength, that they should make them known to their children. That they might set
their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.--Psalm 78.,
NEW YORK: JOHN S. TAYLOR,
THEOLOGICAL AND SUNDAY SCHOOL BOOKSELLER, Corner of Park Row and Spruce Street. ....... 1838.