Fo6 Matilda Fontaine

    (Fo6) Matilda Fontaine was the daughter of Colonel Aaron Fontaine (Fo7) of Virginia and Kentucky, and Barbara Terrell (Te7) his first wife.

    Born 18 Sep 1782
    Died, 1850, Thanksgiving Day
    Married, 12 Feb 1800, to Thomas Prather III (Pr7)

    Pr5-1 James Smiley Prather b 15 Mar 1801 d 14 Feb 1860 in Louisville m1 Elizabeth Carey dau of Robert Carey and Ann m2 Louisa Winifred Martin
    Pr5-2 William Prather b 8/9 FEB 1804 in Louisville d 27 Aug 1876 in Louisville bur Cave Hill Cem m 1 DEC 1835 Penelope E. Pope b: ABT 1815 in Louisville Ky dau of Alexander Pope Po7 b ABT 1772 in Va and Martha Minor Fontaine b 14 MAR 1785 in Va d 18 Mar 1848 Louisville bur Cave Hill Cem
    Pr5-3 Mary Jane Prather (1809 - ?) m Worden Pope Churchill b 16 JUN 1804 in Louisville Ky d 3 JUL 1830 in Louisville
    Pr5 Matilda Prather b 1811 – 1847 ?)
    Pr5-5 Maria Julia Prather (1814 -?) m 10 Oct 1832 Henry Clay Jr. b 1811 d 22 Feb 1847 in Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico
    Pr5-6 Catherine Cornelia Prather (1816 - ?) m on 2 Mar 1841 Edward P. Humphrey in Louisville b 28 Jan 1809 d 9 Dec 1887 in Louisville<


    Bible Record given by Mrs. Julia Robinson Hardy to Mrs. George Nicholas Ni3-5.
    Records from Tombstones - Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
    Records of family in Louisville’s First Families, by Kathleen Jennings.

    Parish Register of Goochland Parish by William Douglas Minister begun Anno Domini 1756 - Filson Club, Louisvi11e, Kentucky

    Miscellaneous information about the Fontaine family.
    Colonel Aaron Fontaine (Fo7) was born in Charles City County, Virginia on November 30, 1753, when his father, Reverend Peter Fontaine (Fo8) was in his sixty-second year.

    Aaron Fontaine left Virginia with his family, crossing the mountains; and in 1798 settled at Harrod's Creek in Jefferson County, Kentucky. His wife did not survive the journey, but he and his children, and a son-in-1aw, Judge Fortunatus Cosby, made the long and perilous trip in safety.

    A history of the Fontaines’ from about 1500, in France, was written in manuscript form by James Fontaine in 1722 and sent in duplicate copies to his children - one coming to Virginia to Reverend Peter Fontaine (Fo8) of Westover Parish, Virginia. Reverend Peter Fontaine (Fo8) was chaplain, on Byrd's Expedition to establish the boundary line between Virginia and North Carolina in 1728-29. He was the father of Aaron (Fo7).