On my mother’s French side of the family, my Mississippi roots, I have a great-great grandmother, Mary Louise Fournier. She was born on the first of November in 1844, daughter of Andrew (or Andre) and Marie Morin Fournier. She married Francois “Frank” Fountain, Jr. in 1866, not long after the Civil War.
My Fountain family descends from Francois Fountain, who came to the U.S. from France, sometime between 1814-1829 (depending on which version of the story is correct) and settled in the Biloxi, Mississippi area.
In keeping with the genealogy bloggers theme, today I will share a treasured item I have in my possession. It is a picture of my Bohemian great-great grandparents, Frantisek “Frank” Caraciold & Rosalie Bednářová Tomášek. I will also tell you a bit about them.