Captain Marionneaux Family Reunion held
The descendants of Captain Jean Philogene (Philo) and Sallie Sharon Marionneaux Sr. gathered at the Plaquemine Waterfront Park Pavillion to celebrate a grand family reunion recently.
Captain Marionneaux was captain of the Carrie B. Schwing, the first boat to pass through the Plaquemine Lock when in opened on April 9, 1909.
Marionneaux came from a long line of ancestors dating back to 1722 where his great-great-great-great grandfather Pierre Marionneaux was a soldier in the French Army stationed at Fort St. Jean the Baptist in Natchitoches.
Marionneaux’s descendants came from as far away as Nantucket, San Jose, Denver, Austin, Galveston, Atlanta and Monroe.
The oldest living generation of his descendants is his grandchildren of which there were 39.