APPENDICES

Acadians Who Found Refuge in Louisiana, February 1764-early 1800s

PITRE

[PEET, PEE-tree]

ACADIA

Jean Pitre, an edge-tool maker born probably in Flanders in c1636, came to Acadia during the late 1650s.  Acadian historian and genealogist Father Clarence d'Entremont speculates that Pitre may have been a Peters from England.  Jean married well for a tool maker.  In c1665 at Port-Royal, he married Marie, 20-year-old daughter of Isaac Pesseley and Barbe Bajolet.  Marie's father, a merchant from Piney, Champagne, France, had come to Acadia aboard the St.-Jehan in 1636, served as major of Port-Royal, and was killed in April 1645 during the civil war between Acadian governors La Tour and d'Aulnay, when Marie was a newborn.  Marie gave Jean 11 children, including four sons, all born at Port-Royal, who created families of their own.  Four of their daughters married into the Amireau dit Tourangeau, Bertrand, Comeau, and Piat dit La Bonté families.  Jean died by c1690, when his wife remarried Frenchman François Robin at Port-Royal. 

Oldest son Claude, born in February 1671, married first to Marie, daughter of Pierre Comeau l'aîné dit L'Esturgeon and Jeanne Bourg, at Port-Royal in c1696.  She gave him eight children, including a son, Pierre, born at Port-Royal in c1699, who married into the Doucet family.  Four of their daughters married into the Aucoin, Chiasson, Lavergne, Robichaud, and Doucet families.  Marie died at Port-Royal in July 1707, only 29 years old.  In February 1710, Claude remarried to Anne, daughter of Robert Henry and Marie-Madeleine Godin, who gave him eight more children, including two sons who married into the Thibodeau and Blanchard families.  Two of their daughters married into the Fardel and Forest families.  Claude died at Annapolis Royal in c1752, age 81.  One of his grandsons emigrated to Louisiana. 

Marc, born in c1673, married Jeanne, daughter of Sébastien Brun and Huguette Bourg, at Port-Royal in c1699.  In 1708, he and his family were counted at Cap-Sable, on the Atlantic side of the peninsula.  Marc and Jeanne had four children, including two sons who married into the Guérin, Darois, and Thériot families.  Their two daughters married into the Lapierre, Bourg, and Cormier families. 

Jean, fils, born in c1680, married Françoise, daughter of Antoine Babin and Marie Mercier, probably at Port-Royal in c1698.  They had a dozen children, including seven sons who married into the Thériot, Boudrot, Doiron, Girouard, Thibodeau, and Arsement families.  Their five daughters married into the Doiron, Brasseur dit LeBrasseur, Lejeune, Boutin, and Henry families.  The great majority of Pitres who emigrated to Louisiana were descendants of Jean, fils

Youngest son François dit Nordest, born in c1682, married Anne, daughter of Jean Préjean and Andrée Savoie, at Port-Royal in July 1705.  They had 11 children, including three sons who married into the Comeau, Boudrot, and Hébert families.  Five of their daughters married into the Simon dit Boucher, Girouard, Bourgeois, Gaudet, Boudrot, Provencher dit Villeburn, and Lord families.  François died at Annapolis Royal in December 1725, in his early 40s.  ...

In 1755, descendants of Jean Pitre could be found at Annapolis Royal, Chignecto, Chepoudy in the trois-rivières area west of Chignecto, and on Île St.-Jean and Île Royale. 

LE GRAND DÉRANGEMENT

Le Grand Dérangement of the 1750s scattered this large family to the winds.  ...

LOUISIANA:  WESTERN SETTLEMENTS

Pitres were among the earliest Acadians to seek refuge in Louisiana.  Widower Pierre Pitre and two of his children--Catherine-Françoise, age 22, and François, age 17--reached New Orleans from Halifax in the spring of 1765.  Pierre and his children were among the first Acadians to settle in the Opelousas District.  Pierre did not remarry, but his line was perpetuated by his son François.  Daughter Catherine-Françoise married French Creole Pierre Joubert dit Bellerose in the 1760s, one of the earliest exogamous marriages among Acadians in Louisiana, and also settled at Opelousas. 

Descendants of François PITRE (c1748-c1820; Jean, Claude)

François, son of Pierre Pitre and Agathe Doucet, born probably at Chepoudy in c1748, escaped the British roundup of 1755 and followed his parents to the Gulf of St. Lawrence shore.  He was counted with his family at Halifax in August 1763 and followed his widowed father and older sister to Louisiana in 1765.  They settled in the Opelousas District, where François married fellow Acadian Marie-Josèphe Thibodeaux in the late 1760s.  Marie-Josèphe's family, also from Chepoudy, had come from Halifax in 1765 and likewise chose to settle at Opelousas.  François and his future wife, then, may have known one another since childhood.  During the 1770s and 1780s, they were living in the Plaisance sub district, where, in 1788, they owned 3 slaves, 35 horses, and 130 head of cattle on about 400 acres of prairie.  Eight years later, in 1796, they were living in the Grand Louis sub district and owned 4 slaves.  Their daughters married into the Dupré, Fontenot, Ledoux, Pivauteau, and Thayer families.  François, père's first succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in December 1809; his last will and testament was dated December 1819; and another succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in February 1820; he would have been in his early 70s that year.  Five of his six sons created families of their own.  Typical of Acadians who settled in what became St. Landry Parish, none of François's sons married fellow Acadians.  Like their parents, few of François's grandchildren married fellow Acadians, unless they were Pitre cousins, though they did have an affinity for members of the Jeansonne family.  During the antebellum period, some of François's descendants spread out from the original center of family settlement at Plaisance, Grand Prairie, and Opelousas to upper Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé in today's Acadia Parish and to Ville Platte in what is now Evangeline Parish. 

1

Oldest son Pierre, born probably at Opelousas in December 1769 and baptized there by a Pointe Coupée priest in April 1771, married Marie-Françoise, daughter of French Creole Henri Fontenot, at Opelousas in April 1790.  Their son Pierre, fils was baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in May 1791, and Joseph-Pierre, age unrecorded, in June 1794.  Pierre, père, an "inhabitant of this Post," died at Opelousas in December 1794; the priest who recorded the burial did not bother to give any parents' names, mention a wife, or give Pierre's age at the time of this death, but the fact that this Pierre's wife remarried at Opelousas in October 1795 is evidence that this was him; he would have been only 25 years old. 

1a

Pierre, fils married Céleste Symphorose, called Symphorose, daughter of French Creole Charles Vigé, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1813.  Their son Pierre III was born in St. Landry Parish in November 1814, François Antoine in October 1816, Joseph Luc in November 1818, Henri in October 1820, and Cyprien in September 1822.  Their daughters married into the Frutel or Frulette, Jeansonne, Meche, Pitre, and Savoy families.  Pierre, fils died in St. Landry Parish in October 1842; the priest who recorded his burial said that Pierre died "at age 55 yrs.," but he probably was in his early 50s; his estate recorded was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in February 1846. 

Pierre III married cousin Émeline or Meline Louis, daughter of French Creole Eugène Ledoux, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1834; Émeline's mother was a Pitre.  Their son Nolle Pierre was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1837.  Their daughters married into the Chachere family. 

Nolle Pierre married cousin Estelle, daughter of Onésime Pouponne Pitre, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1860.  They settled near Ville Platte, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish.  Their son Pierre was born in December 1868. 

François Antoine married Émelite or Mélanie, daughter of French Creole Pierre Joubert, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1837.  Their son François Damon, called Damon, was born in St. Landry Parish in April 1840. 

François Damon married cousin Gadrate, daughter of Charles Pitre, fils, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in April 1857, and remarried to cousin Alicia, daughter of French Creole Auguste Ledoux, at the Opelousas church in November 1859; Alicia's mother was a Pitre.  François Damon remarried again--his third marriage--to cousin Hermina, daughter of Philippe Andrépont, at the Opelousas church in July 1865; Hermina's mother was a Pitre.  Their son Pierre Damon was born in St. Landry Parish in October 1867, and Louis Napoléon Dauron at Washington in October 1869.

1b

Joseph Pierre married Marguerite, daughter of French Creole Jean Joubert, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in August 1813.  Their son Auguste was baptized at the Opelousas church, "age about 3 mths.," in December 1815.  Joseph Pierre remarried to Marguerite Élisabeth, called Élise and Lise, daughter of Henri Vigé of Iberville Parish, at the Opelousas church in May 1820; Marguerite's mother was a Breaux.  Their son Joseph Pierre, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in July 1822, and Théodule in May 1825.  Their daughters married into the Joubert and Pitre families.  Joseph Pierre's estate record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in January 1845; his succession record and estate sale was filed in March; he would have been in his early 50s that year. 

Auguste, by his father's first wife, married Mélanie, daughter of German Creole Jean Baptiste Brandt, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1840.  Their daughters married into the Belaire, Fontenot, and Pitre families.  Auguste died "at Quartier Plaisance," St. Landry Parish, in March 1859; the Opelousas priest who recorded his burial said that Auguste J., as he called him, died "at age 35 yrs.," but he was 44 and probably a widower; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in April. 

2

François, fils, called François Pouponne, born probably at Opelousas in c1775, married Eugènie, daughter of French Creole Louis Guillory, at Opelousas in November 1795.  They settled on Grand Prairie, northwest of the present city.  Their son François III, also called François Joseph and François Pouponne, fils, was baptized at Opelousas, age 5 months, in July 1804, Joseph le jeune, also called Joseph Pouponne and Joseph François, at age 1 month in November 1805, Onésime Pouponne at age 2 months in November 1807, Jean Baptiste was born in April 1815 but died at age 15 months in July 1816, and Léandre Pouponne was born in February 1817.  Their daughters married into the Brignac, Broussard, Fontenot, Guillory, Lafleur, McDaniel, Miller, Rougeau, Tate, and Vidrine families.  François Pouponne died at his home on Grand Prairie in October 1817; he was only 42 years old; his succession records were filed at the Opelousas courthouse in January and December 1818 and February 1820. 

2a

François Pouponne, fils married Sophie Françoise, also called Azélie and Azèle, daughter of French Creole François Joubert, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1825.  Their son François IV, also called François Pouponne III, was born in St. Landry Parish in June 1827, Sosthène was baptized at the Opelousas church, age unrecorded, in January 1829 but died at age 3 in April 1831, Joseph O'Neil was born in April 1832, and Octave Pouponne in December 1844 but died at Prairie Ronde, age 14 1/2, in October 1859.  Their daughters married into the Fontenot, Johnson (Anglo American, not Acadian), Ledoux, Pitre, and Prudhomme families. 

François Pouponne III married double cousin Azéline or Azélie Charles, also called Eliza, daughter of Charles Pitre, fils, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1850; Azéline's mother, also, was a Joubert.  Their son François V was born in St. Landry Parish in October 1850, Arthur F. in August 1853, Jean Baptiste Armand in November 1857, Octave in December 1859, Jules in October 1861, Lucien in November 1866, and Charles Edgar in April 1869.  Their daughter married into the Lafleur family. 

2b

Joseph Pouponne married Joséphine, 15-year-old daughter of French Creole Godefroi Soileau, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1829.  Their son Dalicourt Joseph or Joseph Dalicourt, was born in St. Landry Parish in October 1829, Hippolyte in August 1831, Onésime Joseph, also called Lezime, in February 1832, Léonil in August 1839, François le jeune in August 1844, and Lucius Pouponne in April 1846.  Their daughter married into the Fontenot family.  Joseph Pouponne's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in January 1849; he would have been 44 years old that year. 

Dalicourt Joseph married first cousin Hermina or Ermina, daughter of his uncle François Pitre III, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1853.  Their son Ernest G. was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1854, Joseph Armand in November 1857, Joannes Madison in February 1859, and François Oscar in June 1862.  They were living at Prairie Ronde in the mid-1860s.  Hermina's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in December 1866.  Dalicourt remarried to Azema Bertrand, probably French Creole, not Acadian.  Their son Joseph Artemon was born in St. Landry Parish in July 1867. 

Onésime Joseph married Geneviève, daughter of French Creole Louis L. Fontenot, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in September 1853.  Their son Louis was born in December 1857.  They were living near Ville Platte, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish, by 1860.  Their daughter married into the Tate family. 

2c

Onésime Pouponne married Geneviève, 21-year-old daughter of Dalmation Creole Antoine Lambert and widow of Charles Valmond Gradenigo, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1836.  Their son Gervais Pouponne was born in St. Landry Parish in June 1841, and Onésime Pouponne, fils in July 1845.  Their daughters married into the Lacombe, Lambert (Dalmation Creole, not Acadian), and Pitre families.  Onésime Pouponne remarried to Adèle, daughter of French Creole Zenon Bordelon, at the Opelousas church in July 1849.  They had a son named Auguste.  Their daughters married into the Brignac and Fontenot families.  Onésime Pouponne, père's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in May 1868; he would have been 61 years old that year. 

A succession record for Onésime Pouponne, fils, by his father's first wife, was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in December 1867.  He would have been 22 years old that year. 

Auguste, by his father's second wife, married Marguerite, daughter of Katty Boons, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1869.

2d

Léandre Pouponne married Anglo American Sarah Johnson in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1852.  Their son Edmond was born near Ville Platte, then in St. Landry but now in Evangeline Parish, in March 1855, Joseph Léandre in February 1857, and Léandre, fils in January 1859.  Léandre, père died at Ville Platte in March 1860; he was only 43 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in September 1861. 

3

Paul, baptized at Opelousas, age 9 months, in May 1779, died at age 2 in September 1780. 

4

Charles-François, called Charpes, baptized at Opelousas, age 4 months, in July 1781, married Catherine, daughter of French Creole Charles Vigé, at Opelousas in July 1805.  They settled at La Pointe des Noires.  Their son Charles, fils was baptized at Opelousas, age 3 weeks, in March 1807, Louis Charles at age 4 weeks in November 1808, a son, name unrecorded, died in St. Landry Parish in July 1812, and François le jeune was born in June 1813 but died at age 20 months in February 1815.  Their daughters married into the Jeansonne, Ledoux, Lejeune, McDaniel, and Roy (French Creole or Canadian, not Acadian) families.  Charles, père remarried to French Creole Sidalise Derossier or Derozier in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August 1838; he was in his late 50s at the time of the wedding.  Their son Léon Charles was born in St. Landry Parish in November 1838, Carmelien Charles, whom the baptizing priest called Carmelia, in January 1840, Napoléon, also called Aurelien, in August 1841 but died at age 3 in September 1844, and Pierre was born in February 1844.  Charles, père's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in December 1846; he would have been 65 years old that year. 

4a

Charles, fils, by his father's first wife, married Adèle or Adélaïde Joséphine or Delphine, also called Adelphine and Adèle, daughter of French Creole Jean Joubert, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in July 1828.  Their son Onésime Charles or Charles Onésime was born in St. Landry Parish in July 1834, François le jeune in June 1840, and Charles III in November 1854 but died at Prairie Ronde, age 10 1/2, in June 1865.  They were living "at Plaquemine," probably upper Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé, in the late 1850s.  Their daughters married into the Andrépont, Dupré, Durio, Lafleur, and Pitre families.  Charles, fils died in St. Landry Parish in November 1866; he was 59 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse that month. 

Onésime Charles married Amelie or Ameline, daughter of French Creole François Dupré, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1856; Amelie's mother was a Richard.  Their son Homere O. died in St. Landry Parish, age 17 months, in December 1859.  Charles Onésime, as he was called by the recording priest, remarried to Sidonie, daughter of French Creole André Prudhomme, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1865.  Onésime Charles died "in Plaquemine" in December 1867; he was only 33 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, that month. 

4b

Louis Charles, by his father's first wife, married Phelonise, daughter of French Creole François Joubert, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1829.  Their daughters marred into the Beaugard, Cormier, Demarest, Jeansonne, Lejeune, and Manuel families.  Louis Charles, called Petil Louis Charles by the recording priest, died in St. Landry Parish in October 1847; the priest said that Louis Charles died "at age 35 yrs.," but he was 39; his succession record had been filed at the Opelousas courthouse in September.  Did his family line, except for its blood, die with him? 

4c

Léon Charles, by his father's second wife, living at Bois Mallet, married Alsina, daughter of fellow Acadian Augustin Jeansonne, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1859.  Their son Léon Augustin was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1861.  During the War of 1861, Léon Charles served in Company C of the 6th Regiment Louisiana Infantry, a front-line unit raised in St. Landry Parish that fought in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania--one of Robert E. Lee's Louisiana Tigers.  Léon enlisted in St. Landry Parish in March 1862, age 23; his Confederate record states that he was employed as an overseer.  He joined his company in Virginia that spring and was captured at Front Royal, in the Shenandoah valley, Virginia, in May.  He was exchanged at Aikens Landing, Virginia, in early August and rejoined his company, from which he was absent sick at an undisclosed hospital probably in Virginia from September to December.  He rejoined his company in January 1863, having missed the battles of Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg, but he did not miss his company's next battle.  He was killed in action at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in May 1863, probably in the defense of Marye's Heights.  His succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, the following November. 

4d

Carmilien Charles, by his father's second wife, married Eugènie, daughter of French Creole Romain De La Fosse, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1861.  Their son Robert Carmilien Charles was born in St. Landry Parish in October 1861, twins Benet and Benjamin in August 1866, and Blos near Washington in February 1870.

4e

Pierre, by his father's second wife, married Céline or Célina, daughter of fellow Acadian Édouard Landry, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1865.

5

Louis-François, born at Opelousas in August 1786, married Angèle or Angélique, daughter of French Canadian Amable Bertrand, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1809; Angele's mother was an Aucoin.  Their son Louis, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in August 1810, Louis Onésime or Onésime Louis, was baptized at the Opelousas church, age 1 month, in December 1812, Napoléon was born in January 1815, Joachim Louis in June 1817, Solastie or Lasty Louis in September 1819, and François Louis in September 1824.  Their daughter married into the Vigé family.  Louis, père remarried to Madeleine, daughter of American Mattieu Bruné or Brunet of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the Opelousas church in February 1833; Louis was in his late 40s at the time of the wedding.  Their daughter married into the Normand and Vigé families.  Louis, père's succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse, St. Landry Parish, in April 1838; he would have been 52 years old that year; a "partial listing of inventory" was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in June 1839.  Four of his sons, all by his first wife, married Pitre cousins, none of them sisters. 

5a

Louis, fils, by his father's first wife, married Marie Adèle, called Adèle, daughter of French Creole Henri Vigé, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1829; Marie's mother was a Breaux.  Their son Louis Salomon, called Salomon, was born in St. Landry Parish in November 1829, and Alexandre Onésime in March 1832. 

5b

Onésime Louis, by his father's first wife, married Azélie, 21-year-old daughter of French Creole Pierre Joubert, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1837.  Their son Louis Onésime, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1845, and Onésime L., fils in June 1851.  Their daughters married into the Durio and Fontenot families.  Onésime Louis, père remarried to Emerite, daughter of French Creole François Dupré, at the Opelousas church in April 1856; Emerite's mother was a Richard.  Their son Octave was born in St. Landry Parish in January 1857, Omer in July 1858 but may have died at age 17 months in December 1859, Joseph Damon le jeune, called Damon, was born in November 1861 but died "at quartier Plaisance," age 3 1/2, in April 1865, Théogène was born in November 1863, and Lucius in December 1866. 

Louis Onésime, fils, by his father's first wife, married Alida, also called Oliva, daughter of French Creole Edmond Dupré, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1860.  Their son Arthur was born in St. Landry Parish in June 1870. 

5c

Napoléon, by his father's first wife, married first cousin Louise Joséphine Françoise, 16-year-old daughter of his uncle Joseph Pouponne Pitre, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1838, and may have remarried to Marie Françoise Courtois in the late 1850s, when he was in his 40s.  Their son Hippolyte was born in St. Landry Parish in July 1862. 

5d

Joachim Louis, by his father's first wife, married cousin Marguerite Mélasie Pierre, called Mélasie, daughter of Joseph Pierre Pitre, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1838.  Their son Joachim Auguste was born in St. Landry Parish in May 1839, Louis le jeune, also called Louis Joachim, in November 1840, Onésime le jeune was baptized at the Opelousas church, age 1 month, in May 1843, Léonie Louis was born in August 1847, François Villeneuve, also called François J., in July 1849, Lastenie in February 1854, and Octave in August 1855.   Their daughters married into the Belford or Belfour and Perrodin families.  Joachim Louis died "at Plaisance," St. Landry Parish, in September 1864; the Opelousas priest who recorded his burial said that "Joacin" died "at age 49 years," but he was only 47; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in July 1866.  Was Joachim Louis's death war-related? 

Louis Joachim married cousin Adeline, daughter of Auguste Joseph Pierre Pitre, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in January 1860.  Louis Joachim died in St. Landry Parish in January 1861; the Opelousas priest who recorded his burial said that Louis Joachim died "at age 23 yrs.," but he was only 20; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in February.  His family line probably died with him.  Adeline remarried in February 1862. 

Onésime le jeune married Alcina Vigé at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, August or September 1865.

François J. married Dorsina, daughter of Dorsin Lacase, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1866; Dorsina's mother was a Jeansonne.

5e

Lasty Louis, by his father's first wife, married cousin Apolline, called Pauline, daughter of Pierre Pitre, fils, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in June 1840.  Their son Lasty Louis, fils was born in St. Landry Parish in c1842 but died at age 16 in April 1858.  They had another son named Lasty.  Lasty, père died "of lightening" in St. Landry Parish in May 1849; the priest who recorded his burial said that Lastie Louis, as he called him, died "at age 28 yrs.," but he was 29; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse in June. 

Lasty, fils married Azéline, daughter of German Creole Michel Bihm and widow of Sylvestre Thibodeaux, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in October 1865.  Their son Lasty Léon was born in St. Landry Parish in March 1867 but died "in Plaquemine," probably upper Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé, age 2, in July 1869, and Napoléon died at age 7 weeks in November 1869. 

5f

François Louis, by his father's first wife, married cousin Félicia Charles, daughter of Charles Pitre, fils, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1846.  Their son Sosthène L. was born in St. Landry Parish in September 1853, and St. Paul in February 1863.  Their daughters married into the Boudreaux and Lafleur families.  Félicia died at Washington, St. Landry Parish, in March 1868; she was only 38 years old; her succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse the following October.  François Louis remarried to Mathilde Carantin, widow of Joseph Lacombe, at the Washington church in January 1869. 

6

Youngest son Joseph, called Joseph Pouponne, baptized at Opelousas, age unrecorded, in September 1791, married Sophie, another daughter of Henri Fontenot, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1811.  Their son Cyprien was born in St. Landry Parish in September 1814, and Joseph Damon in December 1826.  Their daughters married into the Andrépont, Bay, Gaspard, Harley or Holley, Ortego, Pitre, and Sebastien families.  Joseph died in St. Landry Parish in September 1849; he was 59 years old; his succession record was filed at the Opelousas courthouse that month. 

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A young orphan came to the colony in 1765 and was taken not to Opelousas but to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before and where the majority of the Halifax refugees settled.  Françoise, daughter of Modest Pitre and Madeleine Vincent, born probably in the prison compound at Halifax, was only a year old when she came to Louisiana with Claude-Amable Duhon of Port-Royal, age 27, and his wife Marie-Josèphe dite Josette Vincent of Pigiguit, age 26.  Françoise was their niece.  In 1766, she was living at Cabanocé with the family of Antoine Labauve.  She was back with uncle Claude Duhon and his family in 1770, when Spanish officials counted them on the right, or west, bank of the river at nearby Ascension.  Later in the decade, when she was still a child, Françoise followed the Duhons to the Attakapas District.  In 1777, the census taker at Attakapas called her Françoise Norde-Este, which gives a clue as to which line of the Pitre family she belonged.  Françoise married Joseph, fils, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Trahan, at Attakapas in June 1783, and remarried to Jean, son of French Creole Pierre Desormeaux, at Attakapas in May 1793.  They settled on the Vermilion.  She remarried a second time--her third marriage--to Pierre, fils, son of Pierre Labombarde of Chambly, Canada, near Montréal, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1816; she was 51 years old at the time of the wedding.  In November 1832, when she was 68 years old, she remarried a third time--her fourth marriage--to fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Trahan, fils, widower of Marie Françoise Trahan, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish.  Her succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in August 1840; she would have been 76 years old that year.  No other Acadian immigrant married more often than this orphan girl from Halifax. 

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During the late antebellum period, Pitres from Bayou Lafourche crossed the Atchafalaya Basin and settled on lower Bayou Teche:

Pierre André Pitre, called Pierre Foré by the recording priest, may have been the Pierre Pitre, age 59, who died in St. Landry Parish in November 1844; if so, Pierre André would have been 60 years old at the time of his death.  He probably was a widower.  Evidently he had followed his only son, Émile, to the western prairies, though why he died in St. Landry Parish and not on lower Bayou Teche, where his son settled, is anyone's guess. 

Descendants of Émile PITRE (c1815-; Jean, Jean, fils, Germain dit Germain-Jean, Pierre-Olivier)

Émile, only son of Pierre-André Pitre and Angélique Bourgeois, born probably in Assumption Parish in c1815, married Marie Roseline, daughter of fellow Acadian Maurice Blanchard, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1840.  Soon after their marriage, they moved to lower Bayou Teche, perhaps following his widowed father across the great Basin. 

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Oldest son Romain was born near New Iberia, then in St. Martin but now in Iberia Parish, in March 1841. 

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Pierre Cleopha was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in September 1845. 

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Joseph was born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in September 1848. 

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Paul Ulysse, called Ulysee, born near Charenton, St. Mary Parish, in November 1850, married Florella, daughter of Augustin, called Justin, Cedotal, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in November 1870; Florella's mother was a Crochet

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Clémile married Joséphine, daughter of Joseph Dazincourt Lange, at the Charenton church, St. Mary Parish, in September 1869. 

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Other PITREs on the Western Prairies

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link many Pitres in the western parishes with known lines of the family there:

Marie, called "o Velle Rosa" or "Belle Rose," Pitre died at Opelousas in December 1794.  The priest who recorded Belle Rose's burial did not give her parents' name, mention a husband, or give her age at the time of her death. 

Marie, daughter of Honoré Pitre, "died without the sacraments" at Opelousas in October 1797.  The priest who recorded Marie's burial did not give her age at the time of her death or mention a husband. 

Eliza, daughter of Adam Pitre or Pitrie of Lafayette Parish, married German Creole George Haydel, fils in a civil ceremony in St. Mary Parish in August 1836.  Was Adam an Acadian Pitre who came to the western prairies from the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley, or was he a non-Acadian Petrie?

Honoré Pitre married German Creole Eulalie Toups and settled in Lafayette Parish by the early 1840s. 

J. Oneil, son of Jean Pitre, died in St. Landry Parish, age 1, in July 1840.  Who was the boy's mother?

Joseph Pitre married Caroline Pitre.  Their daughter married into the Malveaux family in St. Landry Parish in September 1841. 

Bernard Charles Pitre married Victoire Emeran Landry, femme de couleur libre, or free woman of color, probably in St. Landry Parish in the early 1850s.  One wonders if Bernard Charles, also, was a free person of color. 

Auguste Pitre married Marie Antoinette Janis.  Their son Augustin was born in St. Landry Parish in June 1852.

François Louis Pitre died in St. Landry Parish in October 1855.  The Opelousas priest who recorded his burial did not give François Louis's parents' names or mention a wife, nor did he give his age at the time of his death.  This could not have been the François Louis, son of Louis François Pitre, married to his cousin Félicia Charles Pitre, who fathered a son born in early 1863.  

Auguste Louis Pitre died in St. Landry Parish in January 1856.  He was only 17 years old.  The Opelousas priest who recorded his burial did not give Auguste Louis's parents' names. 

Auguste Pitre married Joséphine Fontenot.  Their son Louis Théodore was born in St. Landry Parish in August 1856. 

Gehu Pitre died in St. Landry Parish in September 1858, age 80.  The Opelousas priest who recorded the burial did not give Gehu's parents' names or mention a spouse.  One wonders if Gehu was a male or a female. 

Treville Pitre married Célestine Carriere and settled near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, by the late 1850s.  Their son Jean was born near Abbeville in December 1866.  Treville remarried to Marie Cléonine Marceau probably at Abbeville in the late 1860s. 

Marie Célanie Pitre, wife of Sosthène Abshire, died near Abbeville, Vermilion Parish, in September 1862.  She was only 18 years old.  The priest who recorded her burial did not give her parents' names. 

Emma L. Pitre married Auguste Bertrand in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in February 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Léandre Pitre married Susan Fisher in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in June 1867.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Hermina, daughter of Onésime Pitre, married Octave, son of Edmond Dupré, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1868.   The priest who recorded the marriage did not give the bride's mother's name, so one wonders which of the many Onésime Pitres was Hermina's father. 

Armand Pitre died at Prairie Ronde, St. Landry Parish, in July 1868.  He was only 6 years old.  The Opelousas priest who recorded the burial did not give the boy's parents' names. 

Armant Pitre died in St. Landry Parish in November 1869.  He was only 10 years old.  The Opelousas priest who recorded the burial did not give the boy's parents' names. 

Orter L. Pitre died in St. Landry Parish in November 1869.  The Opelousas priest who recorded his burial did not give Orter's parents' names, mention a wife, or give his age at the time of his death. 

Jean Baptiste Pitre married Amelie Robertson in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Sally Pitre married Dan Williams in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in December 1869.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Caroline, daughter of Marie Pitre, married Peter, son of Ben Fairfax, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in May 1870.  Who were Marie's parents?  The church record gives no clue. 

Pierre Pitre married Lucie Esprit or Espit in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in May 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

Jean Pitre married Anna Philippe.  Their son Adolphe was born near Church Point, then in St. Landry but now in Acadia Parish, in July 1870. 

Julien Pitre married Arthémise Lewis in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in September 1870.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names. 

LOUISIANA:  RIVER SETTLEMENTS

A Pitre wife came to Louisiana in 1765 from Halifax via Cap-Français, St.-Domingue, and, like orphan Françoise, went to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river:

Marguerite Pitre, age 26, came with husband Joseph Martin dit Barnabé of Chignecto, age 26.  Joseph died at St.-Jacques in the 1780s, and Marguerite followed her children to upper Bayou Lafourche. 

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Not until 20 years later did more Pitres come to Louisiana--52 of them in a dozen families--aboard five of the Seven Ships from France in 1785.  Most of them went to upper Bayou Lafourche, but some chose to settle on the river at Baton Rouge and Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge.  Three families, one led by a widow, two wives, and a stepdaughter--15 Pitres in all--crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in early December.  Most of them followed their fellow passengers to the new Acadian community of Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, but none of them remained there: 

Charles Pitre, age 56, crossed with wife Anne Henry, age 52, and three children--Joseph-Pierre, age 20, Marguerite-Josèphe, age 15, and Élisabeth- or Isabelle-Modeste, age 11.  They went to Bayou des Écores.  Charles and Anne had no more children in Louisiana.  Daughter Élisabeth-Modeste moved to upper Bayou Lafourche and married into the Boudreaux family.  Joseph-Pierre remained on the river but does not seem to have married, so only the blood of this family line survived in the Bayou State. 

Susanne Pitre of Cobeguit, age 55, crossed with husband Pierre Hébert, age 50, and seven children, ages 35 to 11.  Susanne died probably at Bayou des Écores in June 1786, age 56.  Most of her children moved on to upper Bayou Lafourche. 

Marie Pitre, age 53, crossed with husband Jean Henry, age 53, Jean's sister Marie, age 55, and three children, ages 24, 21, and 18.  They went to Bayou des Écores before settling downriver at Baton Rouge, where Marie Pitre died in August 1786, age 53.  The priest who recorded her burial noted that she was buried in the cemetery "of Fort of Baton Rouge," so they must have lived at the village there. 

Jean-Baptiste, called Jean, Pitre, age 52, crossed with wife Félicité Daigle, age 55, and six children--Charlotte-Marie, age 22, Pierre, age 19, Jacques-François, age 17, Françoise-Madeleine, age 16, Félicité, age 15, and Marguerite-Marie, age 13.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Charlotte-Marie married Frenchman Nicolas Courtua, a stowaway on their ship, in December 1785, soon after they reached New Orleans.  They probably followed her family to Bayou des Écores.  Jean-Baptiste's other daughters married into the Farine and Maronge families.  His sons also remained on the river, but only Jacques-François seems to have married.  He produced a son of his own, but the son may have died young, so only the blood of this family line survived in the Bayou State. 

Geneviève-Marguerite Pitre, age 17, crossed with stepfather Victor Boudrot, age 55, her mother Geneviève Richard, age 37, Victor's second wife, and seven other relatives.  Geneviève followed them to Bayou des Écores and then to St.-Gabriel, south of Baton Rouge, where she married Servant-Mathurin, son of fellow Acadian Eustache Lejeune, in January 1792.  They settled on Bayou Lafourche. 

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Some of the Pitres who came from France in 1785 remained on the river, but no family line seems to have survived there: 

Joseph-Pierre PITRE (1765-?; Jean, Jean, fils, Joseph)

Joseph-Pierre, son of Charles Pitre and Anne Henry, born at Nantes, France, in October 1765, followed his family to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and settled with them at Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge.  He probably did not marry. 

Pierre PITRE (1765-?; Jean, ?)

Pierre, eldest son of Jean-Baptiste Pitre and Félicité Daigle, born at Mordeux, near St.-Malo, France, in October 1765, followed his family to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and settled at Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge.  He probably did not marry. 

Descendants of Jacques-François PITRE (1767-?; Jean, ?)

Jacques-François, second son of Jean-Baptiste Pitre and Félicité Daigle, born at Mordeux, near St.-Malo, France, in November 1767, followed his family to Louisiana aboard La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He settled with them at Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, where he married Jeanne-Tarsile, daughter of fellow Acadian Charles Thibodeaux, in January 1788.  After the Acadians abandoned Bayou des Écores in the early 1790s, where did Jacques-François and his family go?  Few Acadian families remained at Feliciana, as the settlement also was called.  Were they among the few who did? 

Jean-Charles, born probably at Bayou des Écores in November 1788, may have died young. 

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The arrival date of one Pitre is difficult to determine:

According to the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Marie Pitre, age unrecorded, married Joseph-Baptiste Boudrot either before she came to Louisiana or afterwards. 

LOUISIANA:  LAFOURCHE VALLEY SETTLEMENTS

Most of the many Pitres who came to Louisiana from France in 1785 chose to go to upper Bayou Lafourche:: 

Amand Pitre of Cobeguit, age 60, a widower, crossed with unmarried daughter Marguerite-Tarsille, age 24, on La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in August.  Marguerite married Jean-Nicolas, son of fellow Acadian Jean Bertrand, at New Orleans three months after they reached the colony, and followed her father to upper Bayou Lafourche, where she remarried into the Hébert family. 

Tranquille Pitre of Cobeguit, age 36, Amand's oldest surviving son, crossed on La Bergère with wife Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Aucoin of Grand-Pré, age 37, and three children--Jean-Baptiste, age 3, Joseph-Vincent, age 1, and Martine, or Martina, who had been born aboard ship and was named after Louisiana intendant Martin Navarro, who treated the new Acadian arrivals with dignity and respect.  Tranquille and Élisabeth had more children in Louisiana, including a son, and remained on upper Bayou Lafourche. 

Ambroise Pitre, age 35, Amand's younger son, crossed on La Bergère with wife Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Dugas, age 32, and three children--Paul-Ambroise, age 9, Marie-Françoise, age 6, and Jean-Marie, age 1.  Élisabeth may have been pregnant when they reached the colony, or daughter Céleste may have been born aboard ship; the baby was baptized at Lafourche in early December 1785, less than four months after her family reached the colony.  Ambroise and Élisabeth had no more children in Louisiana.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc family.  Ambroise died at Lafourche by February 1789, when Élisabeth remarried there.  She, her new husband, and her Pitre children remained on upper Bayou Lafourche.   The succession record of daughter Marie Françoise, wife of François Marie LeBlanc, was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in November 1815; she would have been only 36 years old that year.  The first succession record of daughter Céleste, wife of Jean Martin LeBlanc, was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in September 1817; she would have been in her early 30s that year.  Paul-Ambroise and Jean-Marie settled on the bayou. 

Marie-Victoire Pitre of Cobeguit, age 32, Amand's older daughter, crossed on La Bergère with husband Ambroise Dugas of Cobeguit, age 34, and four children, ages 9 to infant.  Marie-Victoire died in Assumption Parish in November 1809; she was 56 years old. 

Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Pitre, age 57, crossed on La Bergère with second husband Prosper Landry, age 60, and two sons, ages 22 and 19.  Élisabeth died at Assumption in October 1797, two days after her husband was buried; she was 69 years old. 

Nathalie Pitre of Rivière-aux-Canards, age 50, second wife and widow of Jean-Jacques LeBlanc, crossed on La Bergère with two children, ages 17 and 15.  Nathalie did not remarry.  Her son settled on the river at St.-Jacques, and her daughter married there, but the daughter and her husband returned to Bayou Lafourche. 

Agnès Pitre, age 38, crossed on La Bergère with husband Joseph Guérin of Louisbourg, age 33, and a year-old daughter. 

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Pierre-Olivier Pitre, age 48, crossed on Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in September.  With him was wife Rosalie Hébert, age 40, and four children--Marie-Rose, age 18, Madeleine-Rose, age 5, Anne-Henriette, age 3, and Pierre-André, age 1.  They had no more children in Louisiana.  Their daughters married into the Bourg, Diaz, Goudreau, and Guillot families there.  Pierre-André also married and settled on the bayou.  Marie Rose, wife of Jean Michel Guillot, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1824; she was 57 years old.  Madeleine Rose, wife of Pierre Jean Bourg, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1844; she was 63 years old. 

Anselme Pitre of Cobeguit, age 45, a widower, crossed crossed on Le St.-Rémi with four children--Jean-Pierre, age 21, Marie-Françoise, age 18, Marguerite-Ludivine, age 14, and Isabelle-Olive, age 12.  Anselme did not remarry.  His daughters married into the Boudreaux, Gautreaux, and Guillot families and settled on the bayou.  One wonders what happened to son Jean-Pierre.

Anne Pitre, age 45, crossed crossed on Le St.-Rémi with second husband Joseph Gautrot of Cobeguit, age 63, and six children and stepchildren, ages 22 to 8. 

Marie Pitre, age 38, crossed crossed on Le St.-Rémi with husband Jérôme Guérin of Île St.-Jean, age 35, and an infant son.  Marie died in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1832; the priest who recorded her burial said that she was 92 years old when she died, but she probably was in her mid-80s. 

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Marguerite Boudrot, age 46, second wife and widow of Benjamin Pitre, crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in November.  With her were six children--Marie-Madeleine, age 24, Madeleine-Modeste, age 22, Cécile-Olive, age 17, Marguerite-Charlotte, age 15, Étienne, age 7, and Jean, age 4.  Marguerite did not remarry.  Her daughters married into the Fremin, Gautreaux, and Renaud families and settled on the bayou.  Marie-Madeleine, wife of Antoine Renaud, died at Assumption in October 1793; she was only 31 years old.  Étienne probably died young; he did not marry.  Jean married and remained on the bayou. 

Ursule Breau of Cobeguit, age 45, widow of François Pitre, crossed on L'Amitié with daughter Ursule-Françoise, age 22.  Ursule did not remarry.  Ursule-Françoise married Amable, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Landry, in February 1788 and died a widow in Assumption Parish in January 1847; the Plattenville priest who recorded her burial said she died at age 86, but she was "only" 83. 

Marie Moyse of Île Royale, age 44, widow of Olivier Pitre, crossed on L'Amitié with three children--Victoire, age 19, Françoise-Olive, age 14, and Louis-Constant, called Constant, age 10.  Marie did not remarry.  Her daughters married into the Boudreaux, Frilot, Lafond, Lafont, or Lafort, Poirau, and Sagiro families.  Constant also married and carried on the line along Bayou Lafourche.  The succession record of Françoise Olive, widow of Mathurin-Chevalier Frilot and Jean Boudreaux and wife of Jean Lafond, was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in May 1826; she would have been 56 years old that year.  Victoire, widow of Jean Sagiro and wife of Étienne-Gabriel Poirau, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1829; she was 64 years old; her succession inventory was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse the following December. 

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Marie-Blanche Richard, age 42, second wife and widow of Claude Pitre, and daughter Marie-Charlotte, age 16, crossed on La Ville d'Archangel, the sixth of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.   Marie-Charlotte married Joseph-Marie, son of fellow Acadian Étienne Boudrot, at New Orleans in January 1786.  They did not follow the majority of their fellow passengers to Bayou des Écores, north of Baton Rouge, but went, instead, to upper Bayou Lafourche, where Marie-Charlotte died in November 1786, only 17 years old.  Marie-Blanche probably did not remarry. 

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Martin-Bénoni Pitre, age 18, a young bachelor, crossed on La Caroline, the last of  the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in December.  With him were half-siblings Joseph Hébert, age 15, and Marie-Louise Hébert, age 10. 

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The Pitres from France created a second center of family settlement that eventually rivaled in numbers their kinsmen on the St. Landry prairies.  During the antebellum period, perhaps the largest concentration of Pitres in South Louisiana could be found on the southeastern bayous, especially in Lafourche Interior Parish: 

Descendants of Tranquille PITRE (1748-1801; Jean, Jean, fils)

Tranquille, oldest surviving son of Amand Pitre and Geneviève Arcement, born at Cobeguit in c1748, fled with his family to Île St.-Jean and was deported from there to St.-Malo, France, in 1758.  He married Élisabeth, or Isabelle, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean-Baptiste Aucoin of Grand-Pré, at St.-Jacques, Nantes, in August 1779, took his family to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and settled on upper Bayou Lafourche.  His daughter married into the Fournier family.  Tranquille died at Assumption in June 1801; he was only 54 years old.  His oldest son's line was the only one to survive, but only for two more generations. 

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Oldest son Jean-Baptiste, born at Nantes, France, in June 1781, married Marie-Anne, daughter of fellow Acadian Marin Boudreaux, at Ascension in January 1804.  Marie-Anne had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships.  They settled on upper Bayou Lafourche near the boundary of Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their son Jean Baptiste, fils was born at Ascension in February 1806, Louis Éloi or Tranquille in August 1807 but died at age 7 in October 1814, Mathurin Adélard was born in January 1809, Éloi died in Assumption Parish, age 1 year and 1 day, in February 1811, Ulysse died at age 18 months in February 1814, Louis Élie was born in October 1814, a son, name unrecorded, died at age 23 days in August 1819, and Victor Noël was born in December 1820.  Their daughters married into the Chauffe or Choffe and Rivette (Foreign French, not Acadian) families.  Jean Baptiste, père died in Assumption Parish in July 1845; the Plattenville priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Baptiste died at "age 67 years," but he was "only" 64.  Only his oldest son seems to have created a family of his own. 

Jean Baptiste, fils married Martine or Mathilde, also called Baptille, daughter of Bertrand Mars, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in November 1841; Mathilde's mother was a Doiron.  They settled near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their daughters married into the Achée, Berthelot, and Bourg families.  Jean Baptiste, fils may have fathered no sons; if so, his line of the family, except for its blood, did not survive him. 

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Joseph-Vincent, born at Nantes, France, in April 1783, died at Assumption in December 1807.  The priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died at "age 22 yrs.," but he was 24.  He did not marry. 

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Youngest son Constant-Étienne, born at Lafourche in November 1788, may have died young. 

Descendants of Paul-Ambroise PITRE (1775-1837; Jean, Jean, fils, Amand)

Paul-Ambroise, elder son of Ambroise Pitre and Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Dugas and nephew of Tranquille Pitre, born probably in Poitou, France, in 1775, crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Céleste, daughter of fellow Acadian Bénoni Blanchard, at Assumption in September 1800.  Céleste had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships.  Their daughters married into the Foret, Gravereaux, Giraud, and Hoppe families.  Paul Ambroise died in Assumption Parish in November 1837; he was 63 years old. 

Valéry, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in September 1802, married cousin Marie Marcellite, called Marcellite, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Bourg, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in November 1825; they had to secure a dispensation for third degree of ___ in order to marry.  Their son Alphonse Pierre was born in Assumption Parish in February 1827, Faustin Marie in September 1833, Valéry, fils in April 1834, and Jean Baptiste Ursin in October 1836.  Their daughters married into the Filse and Hébert families.

Descendants of Jean-Marie dit Campo PITRE (1784-c1842; Jean, Jean, fils, Amand)

Jean-Marie, called Campo, younger son of Ambroise Pitre and Élisabeth, or Isabelle, Dugas and nephew of Tranquille Pitre, born at Chantenay, near Nantes, France, in April 1784, crossed with his family to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Rose-Adélaïde, daughter of Frenchman Jean-Pierre Lirette, at Assumption in October 1805; Rose's mother was a Darembourg.  Rose-Adélaïde had come to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships.  They settled on the upper bayou near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes before moving to Terrebonne Parish.  Their daughters married into the Babin, Bergeron, and Dupré families.  Jean Marie's succession inventory record was filed at the Houma courthouse, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1842; he would have been 58 years old that year.  Only two of his five sons created families of their own.  They settled in Lafourche Interior Parish, but the younger son and two grandsons by the older son moved down bayou to Terrebonne Parish. 

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Oldest son Paul Ambroise, called Hippolyte, born at Ascension in October 1806, married Rosalie, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Naquin, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in October 1824.  Their son Zéphirin Hippolyte was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1825, Lucien in September 1834, Joseph Camelien in March 1842, Casimir Firmin in September 1843, and Théodule Pierre was baptized at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, age 3 months, in March 1846.  They also had a son named Marcellus Lucien, called Lucien.  Their daughters married into the Clouâtre, Dupré, Filse, and LeBoeuf families. 

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Zéphirin married Basilise Adeline, also called Rosalie, daughter of French Creole Jérôme Dupré, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in February 1854; Basilise's mother was an Aucoin.  Their son Théodule Théophile was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1860, Frank Adam in August 1861, and Louis Laurent near Montegut in August 1867. 

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Marcellus Lucien married Marie Clémence, called Clémence, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Guidry, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1855.  Their son Frank was born in Terrebonne Parish in April 1861, and Jean Marcel near Montegut in January 1869. 

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Théodule Pierre married Émelia, another daughter of Jean Baptiste Guidry, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1864.  Their son Pierre was born near Montegut in December 1867. 

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Casimir married Marcelline, daughter of French Creole Urbain Picou, fils, at the Montegut church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1870; Marcelline's mother was a Guidry.

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Simon, born in Assumption Parish in May 1808, died the following September. 

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Joseph, born in Assumption Parish in June 1811, died at age 10 1/2 in January 1822. 

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Evariste Jean, born in Assumption Parish in December 1815, died at age 1 1/2 in May 1817. 

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Youngest son Lucien Siméon, born in Assumption Parish in January 1818, was living in Terrebonne Parish when he married Marie Joséphine Hélène, called Hélène, daughter of fellow Acadian François Babin of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in May 1836; Hélène was the sister of Lucien's sister Marie Angelina's husband, who were married at the same place and on the same day as Lucien and Hélène.  Their son Jean Siméon, called Siméon, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1837, Alfred in August 1839, Joseph Michel in March 1842, Jean in Terrebonne Parish in October 1852, Lucien Siméon Georges in December 1855, François Séraphin in January 1859, and Frank in April 1861.  Their daughter married into the Lester family. 

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Siméon married Elisa, Eliza, or Lisa, daughter of Anglo American Charles Neal, Neel, Nield, or Nil, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in August 1861; Elisa's mother was a Crochet.  Their son Adam William was born in Terrebonne Parish in March 1864.  Siméon remarried to Marie Louise, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Broussard, at the Houma church in October 1866.  Their son Joseph Albert was born in Terrebonne Parish in October 1870. 

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Joseph Michel married Émilie, called Meli, daughter of fellow Acadian Justin Hébert, at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1864.  Their son Joseph Alidor was born in Terrebonne Parish in November 1869.

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Alfred married Odilia, daughter of fellow Acadian Auguste Giroir, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in July 1867, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in September 1868.

Jean-Pierre PITRE (1763-?; Jean, Jean, fils, Jean III)

Jean-Pierre, son of Anselme Pitre and his first wife Isabelle Dugas, born at Achen, near St.-Malo, France, in December 1763, came to Louisiana with his family aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche but does not seem to have married. 

Descendants of Martin-Bénoni PITRE (1767-1851; Jean, Jean, fils, Claude)

Martin-Bénoni, son of Paul Pitre and Marguerite-Louise Valet, born at St.-Suliac, near St.-Malo, France, in May 1767, came to Louisiana with two half-siblings aboard La Caroline, the last of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He married Jeanne, daughter of fellow Acadian Louis Dantin, at New Orleans in January 1786, soon after they reached the colony on separate ships.  Jeanne had come to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, and probably had known Martin-Bénoni in France.  They settled on Bayou Lafourche.  Their daughter married into the Hébert family.  Martin-Bénoni's succession voluntary sale was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse, Lafourche Interior Parish, in March 1828, nearly three years after the death of his wife.  He did not remarry.  Martin died in Lafourche Parish in November 1851, a widower; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Martin died "at age 88 yrs.," but he was "only" 84.  All seven of his sons created families of their own and settled in Lafourche Interior Parish.  One of his sons and some of his grandsons moved down bayou into Terrebonne Parish, but most of them remained in Lafourche.  Most of the Pitres on the southeastern bayous are descendants of Martin-Bénoni and six of his seven sons. 

1

Oldest son Joseph-Eléonor, baptized at Assumption, age unrecorded, in December 1796, married Ursule Delphine or Delphine Ursule, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Molaison, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in July 1818.  Their son Joseph, fils, perhaps also called Joseph Livaudais or Livodé, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1829, and Antoine Ferdinand, called Ferdinand, in December 1834.  Their daughters married into the Barras, Breaux, Ledet, Lefort, Gaubert, and Price families.  Joseph died in Lafourche Parish in July 1854; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Joseph died "at age 63 yrs.," but he probably was in his late 50s; a family meeting in his name was called at the Thibodaux courthouse in January 1855. 

1a

Joseph Livodé married French Creole Marie Julienne, called Julienne, Lefort probably in Lafourche Parish and settled near Raceland by the early 1850s.  Their son Julien Léonce was born near Lockport in June 1866. 

1b

Ferdinand married Marie Euselide, Enezille, Enesilda, Enesie, Enesia, Eneside, Enesile, Enezilde, or Onezille, daughter of fellow Acadian Gilbert Melançon, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in August 1855.  Their son Joseph Legnes was born in Lafourche Parish in March 1860, Pierre Ferdinand in September 1862, another Joseph near Raceland in September 1863, and Paul Ignace in February 1867.

2

Jean-Pierre-Louis, born at Assumption in January 1798, married Rosalie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Alexis Achée, at the Plattenville church, Assumption Parish, in May 1819.  Their son Joachim Rosémond or Rosémond Joachim was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1820 but died at age 5 in February 1825, Jean Ruffin Pierre Baptiste, called Ruffin, was born in May 1832, and Marcellin in September 1834.  Their daughters married into the Bergeron, Boutary, and Molaison families.  Jean Pierre died in Lafourche Parish in February 1855; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Jean Pierre died "at age 65 yrs.," but he was only 57. 

Ruffin married Céleste, Célesie, or Céline Marie, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Amand Lejeune, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in April 1851.  Their son Adam Onésippe was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in May 1852, Joseph in February 1855 but died at age 11 months in January 1856, Joseph Lésime was born in February 1858, and John Simpre in June 1860. 

3

Louis-Auguste, called Auguste, born at Assumption in August 1799, married Marie Clothilde, called Clothilde, daughter of French Creole Alexis Lefort, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in June 1826.  Their son Eugène was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in October 1832, and André Gratien, called Gratien, in December 1847.  Their daughter married into the Duet family. 

Gratien married fellow Acadian Marguerite Landry probably in Lafourche Parish in the 1860s.  Their son Louis Raphaël was born near Lockport in March 1870.

4

Louis-Achille, born at Assumption in May 1801, married Marie Clothilde, called Clothilde, daughter of fellow Acadian Joseph Clouâtre of Iberville Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in September 1828.  Their daughter married into the Buron and Lapelle families.  Louis died in Terrebonne Parish in September 1854; the Houma priest who recorded his burial said that Louis died "at age 50 yrs.," but he was 53.  Did he father any sons? 

5

Mathurin, born at Assumption in June 1802, married Félicité Esther, called Esther, 15-year-old daughter of Aubin Bénoni Thibodaux of Terrebonne Parish, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in July 1831; Esther was a granddaughter of former Louisiana governor Henry Schuyler Thibodaux.  Mathurin and Esther's son Luma or Numa Faustin was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1839, Martin Léandre Douradoux, called Léandre D. and Douradoux, in April 1841, Henry Johnson, called Johnson, in April 1844, Banon died at age 1 month in April 1851, and Mathurin, fils was born in September 1852.  They also had a son named Scott.  Their daughters married into the LeBlanc and Polk families.  Mathurin, père died in Lafourche Interior Parish in December 1852; the Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Mathurin died "at age 53 yrs.," but he was only 50; a "petition for tutorship" of his children was filed at the Thibodaux courthouse the following March. 

5a

Luma died in Lafourche Parish in February 1858.  He was only 19 years old and did not marry. 

5b

Léandre Douradoux married Adèle or Odile, daughter of French Creole Valéry Vicknair, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in January 1868; Adèle's mother was a Thibodeaux.  Their son Valéry Henri was born near Labadieville, Assumption Parish, in October 1868. 

5c

Johnson married Lea, daughter of French Creole Hippolyte Boutary, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in June 1868.  Their son Joseph was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1869.  

6

François Basile, born at Assumption in June 1804, married Scholastique, called Scolastie, daughter of French Creole Antoine Boutary, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1830; Scholastique's mother was an Hébert.  Their son Henri François was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in February 1833, Louis Prosper in August 1838, Auguste Étienne in December 1841, Eugène in April 1843, twins Julien Hippolyte and Sylvain Homere in September 1845, Leufroi Servillia in May 1849, and Victorin in March 1853.  Their daughters married into the Ballard and Hébert families. 

6a

Henri François married Célesie, also called Rose, daughter of French Creole Jean Adolphe Legendre, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in April 1856.  Their son Joseph Adolphe was born in Lafourche Parish in September 1863, and Alphonse Henri in August 1870. 

6b

Louis Prosper married Marie, daughter of French Creole Pierre Lirette, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in October 1858; Marie's mother was an Hébert.  Their son Louis Philippe was born in Lafourche Parish in December 1860, Auguste Joseph in August 1864, and Julien Adam in August 1868.

6c

Julien Hippolyte died in Lafourche Parish in March 1866.  The Thibodaux priest who recorded his burial said that Julien died "at age 19 yrs."  Julien did not marry. 

6d

Auguste Étienne married Sarah, daughter of French Creole Marcellin Sevin, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in June 1867; Sarah's mother was a LeBlanc.  Their son Élie was born in Lafourche Parish in April 1868, and Joseph Athington in December 1869. 

6e

Eugène married Aimée, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Molaison, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in November 1868.

6f

Sylvain Homere married Marie, daughter of French Creole Célestin Lirette, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Parish, in June 1870; Marie's mother was a Dantin

7

Youngest son Hippolyte, also called Paul, born in Assumption Parish in January 1809, married 21-year-old Marie Virginie, called Virginie, another daughter Joseph Clouâtre, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in February 1831.  Their son Louis Adrien, called Adrien, was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1832, Jean Baptiste Amédée, called Amédée and Amadéo, in February 1839, Firez in January 1841, and Joseph Estilien or Justilien, called Justilien and also Julien, in June 1843.  Their daughter married into the Guérin (Foreign French, not Acadian) family.  Hippolyte died in Terrebonne Parish in March 1867; the Houma priest who recorded his burial said that Hippolyte died "at age 50 yrs.," but he was 58. 

7a

Adrien died in Terrebonne Parish in August 1854.  He was only 22 years old and did not marry. 

7b

Jean Baptiste Amédée married Mary or Marie Anne, daughter of Anglo American Peter Welsh, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in May 1859, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in April 1862; Mary's mother was a Benoit.

7c

Justilien married Amelia, Amelie, or Émelia, daughter of fellow Acadian Justin Hébert, in a civil ceremony in January 1869, and sanctified the marriage at the Houma church, Terrebonne Parish, in January 1870.

Descendants of Louis-Constant PITRE (c1775-?; Jean, Jean, fils, Claude)

Louis-Constant, called Constant, son of Olivier Pitre and Marie Moyse of Île Royale and îles St.-Pierre and Miquelon, born probably in Poitou, France, in c1775, came to Louisiana with his widowed mother and sisters aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships, in 1785.  He followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche, where he married Marie-Rose, daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Guidry, at Assumption in August 1797.  Marie-Rose had come to Louisiana aboard Le Beaumont, the third of the Seven Ships.  They settled near the boundary of what became Ascension and Assumption parishes.  Their daughter married into the Incalade family.  Two of their three sons created families of their own and settled in Lafourche Parish. 

1

Oldest son Joseph-Constant, born at Assumption in October 1799, may have died young. 

2

Louis David, also called David Constant, born at Ascension in September 1805, married Marie Aimée, Émelie, or Émeline, daughter of French Creole Zenon Cheramie of La Cheniere, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1840.  Their son Martial Adam had been born in Lafourche Interior Parish in September 1837, Alexis Richard was born in July 1842, Louis Alidor near Lockport in April 1851, and François William Constant near Raceland in October 1854.  Their daughters married into the Bruce or Bruze and Gisclard families. 

2a

Martial Adam married Rosalie, daughter of French Creole Louis Duet, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in April 1858.  Their son Jean Eugène was born near Lockport in May 1863.

2b

Alexis Richard married Romela Élisabeth, also called Marie and Amelie, another daughter of Louis Duet, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in April 1861, and sanctified the marriage at the Lockport church, Lafourche Parish, in September 1864.  Their son Alexis Joseph was born near Lockport in January 1867. 

3

Youngest son Pierre Martial, called Martial and sometimes Marcel, born in Assumption Parish in October 1813, married cousin Adeline Phanie, Fanny, or Fannie, also called Stephanie and Aimée, 18-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Pierre Guillot, at the Thibodauxville church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1832; Adeline's mother was a Pitre.  They settled near the boundary of Lafourche Interior and Assumption parishes.  Their son Augustin, called Justin, was born in November 1836, Louis Wilfred, called Wilfred, in December 1838, Jean Marius in August 1842, David Hippolyte in February 1846, and Joseph Boniface in June 1850.  Their daughter married into the Lefort family.  .

3a

Augustin married French Creole Virginie Lefort probably in Lafourche Parish in the late 1850s or early 1860s and settled near Lockport.

3b

Wilfred married Joséphine Geneviève, called Geneviève, Kiff probably in Lafourche Parish in the 1860s.  Their son Joseph Beauregard was born near Lockport in February 1865, and Théogène Martial Adam near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, in May 1867.

Étienne PITRE (1778-?; Jean, Jean, fils, Claude)

Étienne, elder son of Benjamin Pitre and his second wife Marguerite Boudrot, born at Nantes, France, in June 1778, crossed with his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  He probably did not marry. 

Descendants of Jean PITRE (1780-; Jean, Jean, fils, Claude)

Jean, younger son of Benjamin Pitre and his second wife Marguerite Boudrot, born at St.-Pierre de Rezé, Nantes, France, in October 1780, crossed with his widowed mother and siblings to Louisiana aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the Seven Ships from France, in 1785, and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  He married Marie-Renée, daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Bourg, at Ascension in September 1808.  They settled on the upper bayou.  Their daughter married into the Arcement family.  They had only one son, but he had many sons of his own and settled in Lafourche Parish.  One of Jean's grandsons may have moved to the river after the War Between the States. 

Jean Florentin, called Florentin, born in Assumption Parish in March 1811, married Marie Modeste Azélie, called Azélie, 17-year-old daughter of fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Thibodeaux, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1832.  Their son Florentin Marcel was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1834, and Jean Aurelien, called Aurelien, in February 1839 but died at age 9 1/2 in July 1848.  Florentin remarried to Susanne, daughter of German Creole Drausin Toups, at the Thibodaux church, Lafourche Interior Parish, in August 1840.  Their son Élie was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1841, Joseph Aiser or Aupere in March 1843, Louis Jean Olésime in April 1845, Pierre William, called William, in June 1848, and Charles Lucien in July 1853. 

Élie, by his father's second wife, married Mathilde Cornelia White of Houma at Montegut in September 1873.  Élie was a farmer and died in Terrebonne Parish, age 57, in September 1898. 

Joseph Aupere, by his father's second wife, married Marie Célanie, called Célanie, daughter of French Creole Jacques Adam, at the Vacherie church, St. James Parish, in May 1866; the marriage also was registered in Lafourche Parish, so Joseph may have remained on Bayou Lafourche.

William, by his father's second wife, died in Lafourche Parish in October 1827.  He was only 19 years old and probably did not marry. 

Descendants of Pierre-André PITRE (1784-1844?; Jean, Jean, fils, Germain dit Germain-Jean)

Pierre-André, son of Pierre-Olivier Pitre and Rosalie Hébert, born at Chantenay, near Nantes, France, in April 1784, crossed with his parents and sisters to Louisiana aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the Seven Ships, in 1785 and followed them to upper Bayou Lafourche.  He married Angélique, daughter of fellow Acadian Michel Bourgeois and widow of Pierre Arceneaux and François Louviere, at the Donaldson church, Ascension Parish, in April 1809.  Angélique was a native of Louisiana.  They settled on the upper bayou.  Their daughter married an Hébert cousin.  In the 1840s, Pierre André may have followed his only son to the western prairies and died in St. Landry Parish in November 1844, age 60. 

Émile, born probably in Assumption Parish in c1815, married Marie Roseline, daughter of fellow Acadian Maurice Blanchard, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1840.  They moved to lower Bayou Teche in the early 1840s. 

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During the late colonial period, Pitres from the river, including immigrants from France who had gone to Bayou des Écores, moved to upper Bayou Lafourche, but no new family lines came of it: 

The succession record of Marguerite Pitre, wife of Joseph Martin, was filed at the Thibodauxville courthouse in August 1807.  She would have been in her late 60s. 

Geneviève Marguerite, called Marguerite, Pitre, widow of Servant Lejeune, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in June 1824.  She was 56 years old. 

Élisabeth Modeste Pitre, wife of Paul Marie Boudreaux, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in March 1837.  She was 63 years old. 

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Other PITREs in the Lafourche/Terrebonne Valley

Area church and civil records make it difficult to link some Pitres in the Bayou Lafourche/Bayou Terrebonne valley with known lines of the family there:

Pierre Pitre married Susanne Beausargent.  Their son Jean Joseph was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in January 1822. 

Joseph Juon, son of Jean Pitre and Catherine Poks, born in c1815, married Eulalie or Eugènie, 18-year-old daughter of French Creole George Rousse, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Interior Parish in August 1837.  Their son Joseph, fils was born in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1838. 

Constance Pitre, wife of S. Landry, died in Lafourche Interior Parish in July 1850.  She was only 17 years old.  Who were her parents?

Joseph Babin Pitre married French Creole Céleste LeBoeuf and settled near Bayou Cannes, Terrebonne Parish, by the early 1850s.

Adrien Pitre married Élisabeth Ortiz.  Their son Louis Auguste was born near Lockport, Lafourche Parish, in January 1864.  They were living near Montegut, Terrebonne Parish, by 1870. 

Celina Pitre married Théophile Bergeron, probably a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in Terrebonne Parish in February 1865.  The parish clerk who recorded the marriage did not give the couple's parents' names.  Was she the Celina Pitre who gave birth to a daughter in Terrebonne Parish in October 1868?  If so, the Houma priest who recorded the girl's baptism did not give the father's name. 

Willey Pitre died died in Terrebonne Parish in December 1865.  He was only 1 1/2 years old.  The Houma priest who recorded the boy's baptism did not give his parents' names. 

Harrisson Pitre died in Terrebonne Parish in March 1866.  He was only 23 years old.  The Houma priest who recorded Harrisson's burial did not give his parent's names or mention a wife. 

Marie Joseph, probably Josèphe, Pitre, called Pite by the recording clerk, married Pierre Arcenaux, probably a fellow Acadian, in a civil ceremony in Lafourche Parish in January 1869.  The clerk did not give the couple's parents' names. 

NON-ACADIAN FAMILIES in LOUISIANA

The great majority of the Pitres of South Louisiana are Acadians, but a German called Pitre lived at New Orleans in the late 1720s, a Pitre from Spain lived in the city during the late colonial period, and a Pitre from Arkansas may have settled in Louisiana during the antebellum period: 

Pierre, called Pitre, a "German, native of St. Angile," son of Michel Rose and Marianne Rose, died at New Orleans in September 1727.  The priest who recorded his burial did not give Pierre/Pitre's age at the time of his death or mention a wife. 

A family named Pite lived at New Orleans in the 1770s. 

Antonio Pitre of San Juan del Hoyo, Galicia, Spain, married Josefa Salazar, a native of New Orleans, probably in the 1790s.  Their son Manuel was born at New Orleans in October 1802 but died in November. 

Marie, daughter of Pierre Pitre and Hélène Embeau of Arkansas Territory, married Daniel, son of François Coussot of Arkansas, probably at Arkansas Post in July 1834.  The former French colony of Arkansas became a United States territory in 1819 and a state of the Union in June 1836.  Was Marie's father an Acadian Pitre whose parents had found refuge in Canada during Le Grand Dérangement

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After the War of 1861-65, Pitres, called freed persons, who likely were the former slaves of members of the family, settled in St. Landry Parish:   

John Pitre, affranchi, or freedman, married Sophie Lanbert, perhaps Lambert, affranchi, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in December 1866.

Céleste Pitre, freedwoman, married Nicholas Joe, probably a freedman, in a civil ceremony in St. Landry Parish in August  1869. 

Louis, fils, son of Louis Pitre and Cephalide Martin or Warters, married Arthémise, daughter of Valéry Vallerie, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in November 1869.  Were these families Afro Creoles?

Nicolas, son of Louis Pitre and Charlotte Narcisse, married Marianne, daughter of Jean Lessassier, at the Opelousas church, St. Landry Parish, in February 1870.  Were they, also, Afro Creoles? 

CONCLUSION

Pitres settled early in Acadia, and they were among the earliest Acadians who found refuge in Louisiana.  The first of them--a widower and his two children, from Chepoudy--came to the colony in 1765 from Halifax via St.-Domingue.  They were among the small number of Acadians who went to the Opelousas District, where they settled at Plaisance and Grand Prairie, north of the present city.  The single line begun by François Pitre of Chepoudy thrived on the Opelousas prairies.  Typical of Acadians who settled deep in St. Landry Parish, few of François's descendants married fellow Acadians, unless they were other Pitres.  During the late antebellum and early post-war periods, some of François's descendants moved from the Plaisance-Grand Prairie area of St. Landry Parish westward to Eunice and also to Ville Platte in what is now Evangeline Parish.  Others moved southward to Church Point on upper Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé in present-day Acadia Parish, to the Carencro prairie at the northern edge of Lafayette Parish, north to Washington on Bayou Courtableau, southeast to the Breaux Bridge area of St. Martin Parish, and all the way down to the Abbeville area of Vermilion Parish.  By the turn of the century, descendants of François Pitre could be found as far west as Jennings in what was then eastern Calcasieu Parish.  Meanwhile, in the early 1840s, a cousin from Bayou Lafourche moved to St. Mary Parish. 

If the Spanish government had not coaxed hundreds of Acadian exiles in France to resettle in Louisiana, the Pitre family would be a much smaller one in South Louisiana today.  Over fifty Pitres came to the colony from the mother country aboard five of the Seven Ships of 1785.  Interestingly, none of them joined their cousins on the Opelousas prairies.  They settled, instead, on upper Bayou Lafourche and north of Baton Rouge.  By the early antebellum period, Pitre families disappeared from the river and did not return, at least none before the War Between the States.  Meanwhile, the Lafourche/Terrebonne valley emerged as a major center of Pitre family settlement.  Most of the Pitres of Ascension and Assumption parishes moved down bayou into Lafourche Interior and Terrebonne parishes, where they settled near Thibodaux, Raceland, Lockport, Larose, Golden Meadow, Houma, and Montegut.  A family from Bayou Lafourche moved to lower Bayou Teche in the 1840s, but the great majority of their cousins remained on the southeastern bayous and at the edge of the Lafourche and Terrebonne marshes.   

The great majority, if not all, of the Pitres of South Louisiana are descendants of Jean the edge tool maker of Flanders and Port-Royal.  However, a Spanish family named Pitre lived at New Orleans during the late colonial period.  One wonders if they were the ancestors of the Pitres counted at New Orleans and at Barataria in Jefferson Parish, south of the city, in 1850 (the Barataria Pitres could very well have been Acadians who migrated east from the lower Lafourche valley).  After the War of 1861-65, freed persons named Pitre, probably former slaves owned by members of the family, lived in St. Landry Parish.  ...

The family's name also is spelled Pierre, Pike, Pite, Pittre, Spitre, Vitre.  Members of the family on the western prairies favor the pronunciation PEET, but their cousins on the southeastern bayous tend to call themselves PEE-tree. 

Sources:  Arsenault, Généalogie, 726-29, 1276-78, 1507-10, 1566-68, 1663, 2250, 2566-68; BRDR, vols. 1a(rev.), 2, 3, 4, 5(rev.), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11; De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A: Hébert, D., South LA Records, vols. 1, 2, 3, 4; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 2-C, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; NOAR, vols. 1, 3, 4, 7; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family Nos. 25, 26, 27;  <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Reine_d_Espagne.htm>, Family No. 1; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 10;  <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family Nos. 9, 30, 38, 40, 122, 126, 128, 151, 154, 155, 170, 188; West, Atlas of LA Surnames, 119-20, 185; White, DGFA-1, 1288-89, 1318-26; White, DGFA-1 English, 280-82; Lee Roy Pitre, Jr., descendant.  

Settlement Abbreviations 
(present-day civil parishes that existed in 1861 are in parentheses; hyperlinks on the abbreviations take you to brief histories of each settlement):

Asc

Ascension

Lf

Lafourche (Lafourche, Terrebonne)

PCP

Pointe Coupée

Asp

Assumption

Natc

Natchitoches (Natchitoches)

SB San Bernardo (St. Bernard)

Atk

Atakapas (St. Martin, St. Mary, Lafayette, Vermilion)

Natz

San Luìs de Natchez (Concordia)

StG

St.-Gabriel d'Iberville (Iberville)

BdE

Bayou des Écores (East Baton Rouge, West Feliciana)

NO

New Orleans (Orleans)

StJ

St.-Jacques de Cabanocé (St. James)

BR

Baton Rouge (East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge)

Op

Opelousas (St. Landry, Calcasieu)

For a chronology of Acadian Arrivals in Louisiana, 1764-early 1800s, see Appendix.

The hyperlink attached to an individual's name is connected to a list of Acadian immigrants for a particular settlement and provides a different perspective on the refugee's place in family and community. 

Name Arrived Settled Profile
Agnès PITRE 01 Aug 1785 Asp born c1747; daughter of Benjamin PITRE & his first wife Jeanne MOYSE; half-sister of Cécile-Olive, Étienne, Jean, Madeleine-Modeste, Marguerite-Charlotte, & Marie-Madeleine PITRE, & Jean-Baptiste OZELET; deported from either Île St.-Jean or Île Royale to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 11; married, age 29, Joseph, son of Dominique GUÉRIN & Anne LEBLANC, 30 Apr 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, France; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 36[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 26[sic], with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Anne, age 43, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ignes, age 49, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Agnès, age 50, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Anne, no surname given, age 49[sic], with husband & no children
Amand PITRE 02 Aug 1785 Asp born c1724; son of Jean PITRE & Françoise BABIN; married, age 22, Geneviève, daughter of Pierre-Claude ARCEMENT & Marie-Josèphe THÉRIOT, c1746; at Grande-Anse, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Amant, age 28, with wife & four children; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, 25 Nov 1758 aboard Supply, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Armand PITRE, de l'Isle Saint Jean, age 35; at St.-Suliac, France, 1762, age 38; at St.-Malo, 1772, age 48; plowman; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Aman, with wife, 1 son, & 1 daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 60, head of family, no wife listed, so probably a widower; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, & 2 hoes
Ambroise PITRE 03 Aug 1785 Asp born c1750; son of Amand PITRE & Geneviève ARCEMENT; brother of Marguerite-Tarsille, Marie-Victoire, & Tranquille; at Grande-Anse, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 3, with parents & siblings; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, age 9; sailor; married, age 24, Élisabeth/Isabelle, daughter of Paul DUGAS & his first wife Anne-Marie BOUDREAUX, 6 Apr 1774, Pleurtuit, France; in Poitou, France, 1774-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife, 2 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 35, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 meat cleaver, 2 each of axe & hatchet, 3 hoes; died by Feb 1789, when his wife remarried at Lafourche
Anne PITRE 04 Sep 1785 Asp born c1740, NS; daughter of Germain PITRE & Marguerite-Josèphe GIROUARD; sister of Pierre-Olivier; married, age 18, (1)Louis, fils, son of Louis BOURG; and Cécile MICHEL, c1758, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 18; married, age 24 (2)Joseph, son of François GAUTREAUX & Louise AUCOIN, & widower of Marie-Josèphe HÉBERT, 26 Nov 1764, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Malo, 1772; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband, 5 unnamed sons, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 45; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Anne PITRE widow GAUTREAUT, age 47, with sons Joseph [GAUTREAUT] age 20, Pierre [GAUTREAUT] age 17, Charles [GAUTREAUT] age 15, Jean [GAUTREAUT] & François [GAUTREAUT] age 13, 6 arpents, 25 qts. corn, 1 horned cattle, 1 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Anne PITRE widow GAUTEREAU, age 50, with sons Pierre [GAUTEREAU] age 16, Charles [GAUTEREAU] age 15, Jean [GAUTEREAU] & François [GAUTEREAU] age 11, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 250 qts. corn, 2 horned cattle, 1 horse, 20 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ana, age 55, with no husband & son Juan PITRE [actually GAUTREAUX] age 16; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Anne PITRE, Widow, age 56, with son Jean [GAUTREAUX] age 17, 0 slaves
Anne-Henriette PITRE 05 Sep 1785 Asp baptized 20 Feb 1782, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; called Henriette; daughter of Pierre-Olivier PITRE & Rosalie HÉBERT; sister of Madeleine-Rose, Marie-Rose, & Pierre-André; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 3; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Enriette, age 5, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Henriette, age 6[sic], with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Enrrieta, age 13, with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Henriette, age 14, with widowed father & siblings; married, age 22, Antonio of "Porto Porto," probably Portugal, son of Manuel DIEZ & Theresa GONZALES, 20 Aug 1804, Assumption, now Plattenville
Anselme PITRE 06 Sep 1785 Asp born c1739, Cobeguit; son of Jean PITRE III & Marguerite THÉRIOT; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle; at Rivière-du-Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Enselme, age 14; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Duke William 1758, arrived St.-Malo 1 Nov 1758, age 20; left St.-Malo for Rochefort, France, 5 Dec 1758; day laborer; at Pleurtuit, France, 1760-64; married, age 23, (1)Isabelle, daughter of Pierre DUGAS & Élisabeth BOURG, 14 Feb 1763, St.-Suliac, France; at St.-Suliac 1764-66; at Pleurtuit 1766-72; married, age 36, (2)Madeleine, daughter of Mathurin LEBLANC & Élisabeth BABIN of Grand-Pré, 29 Oct 1776, St.-Sébastien, France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with no wife, 2 unnamed sons, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 45, a widower, head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Enselme, age 47, no wife listed, with daughters Marie[-Françoise] age 21, Margueritte[-Ludivine] age 16, Isabelle[-Olive] age 14, 6 arpents, 35 qts. corn, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Ansem, age 50, no wife listed, with daughter Isabelle age 18, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 4 horned cattle, 0 horses, 20 swine
Catherine-Françoise PITRE 07 1765 Atk?, Op born c1743, probably Chepoudy; called Françoise; daughter of Pierre PITRE & Agathe DOUCET; sister of François; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 22; in Opelousas census, 1766, unnamed, probably the girl in the household of Pedro PITRE; married Pierre JOUBERT dit Bellerose of Lyon, France, probably late 1760s, Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1771, unnamed, age 28, with husband, 1 son age 1 month [Pierre?], 0 slaves, 6 cattle, 4 horses, 6 arpents without title; in Opelousas census, 1777, called Françoise, age 30[sic], with husband age 48 who was head of family number 37, son Pierre age 10, daughters Thérèse age 8, & Sicile age 6, 0 slaves, 100 cattle, 20 horses, 40 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1796, Plaisance District, unnamed, with husband Pierre JOUBERT, 4 unnamed white males, 4 female slaves, & 1 male slave
Cécile-Olive PITRE 08 Nov 1785 Asp born 19 Jan 1768, baptized next day, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Benjamin PITRE & his second wife Marguerite BOUDREAUX; sister of Étienne, Jean, Madeleine-Modeste, Marguerite-Charlotte, & Marie-Madeleine, half-sister of Agnès; at St.-Suliac 1768-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 17; traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Olivette, age 19[sic], with widowed mother & siblings
*Céleste PITRE 59 Aug 1785 Asp, Lf sailed to LA on La Bergère, in utero or as a newborn, born aboard ship, at New Orleans or Lafourche, baptized 4 Dec 1785, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; daughter of Ambroise PITRE & Élisabeth/Isabelle DUGAS; sister of Jean-Marie, Marie-Françoise, & Paul-Ambroise; married, age 19, Jean Martin, son of Moïse LEBLANC & Angélique FORET, 6 Feb 1804, Assumption, now Plattenville; first succession inventory record dated 18 Sep 1817, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse; second succession inventory record dated 4 Nov 1825, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Charles PITRE 09 Dec 1785 BdE born c1729; son of Joseph PITRE & Isabelle BOUDREAUX; brother of Marie; married, age 23, Anne, daughter of Jean HENRY & Marie HÉBERT, 7 Feb 1752, Port-Lajoie, Île St.-Jean; at Rivière-du-Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 23, with wife & no children; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 30; at Pleurtuit, France, 1759-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 56, head of family, no occupation listed
Charlotte-Marie PITRE 10 Dec 1785 BdE born 17 Mar 1763, Mordeux, France, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Jean-Baptiste PITRE & Félicité DAIGLE; sister of Félicité, Françoise-Madeleine, Jacques-Francois, Marguerite-Marie, & Pierre; at Pleudihen 1763-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 20; married, age 20, Nicolas, son of Louis COURTOIS & Jeanne PERRIN of St.-Malo, France, a stowaway aboard La Ville d'Archangel, 11 or 12 Dec 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on the same ship; died by Sep 1788, when her husband remarried at Bayou des Écores
Élisabeth/Isabelle PITRE 11 Aug 1785 Asp born c1728; daughter of Jean PITRE III & Marguerite THÉRIOT; sister of Anselme; at Rivière-du-Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Elizabeth, age 28[sic];  married, age 25 (1)Jean-Baptiste, son of Germain HENRY & Cécile DEVAUX, 12 Feb 1753, Port-Lajoie, Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759; age 31; at Pleurtuit, France, 1759-61; married, age 33, (2)Prosper, son of Jean-Baptiste LANDRY & Marguerite COMEAUX, & widower of Anne-Josette BOUDREAUX & Marie-Josèphe BOURG, 17 Oct 1761, Pleurtuit; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, called Élisabeth, with husband & 2 sons; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 55[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Isabelle, age 60, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Isabelle, age 63, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Isabel, age 68, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Isabelle, age 69, with husband & no children; died [buried] Assumption 5 Oct 1797, age 69, 2 days after her husband was buried
Élisabeth/Isabelle-Modeste PITRE 18 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp, Lf born 20 Dec 1773, La Moissiays, France, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Charles PITRE & Anne HENRY; sister of Joseph-Pierre & Marguerite-Josèphe; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 11; moved to Lafourche valley; married, age 22, Paul-Marie, son of François BOUDREAUX & his second wife Euphrosine BARRILLEAUX of St.-Malo, France, 28 Sep 1794, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Isabel, age 22, with husband, 1 daughter, & widowed mother-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Isabelle, age 23, with husband, 1 daughter, & widowed mother-in-law; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Isabelle, no surname given, age 24, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; died Lafourche Interior Parish 3 Mar 1837, age 63
Étienne PITRE 12 Nov 1785 Asp? baptized 4 Jun 1778, St.-Pierre de Rezé, Nantes, France; son of Benjamin PITRE & & his second wife Marguerite BOUDREAUX; brother of Cécile-Olive, Jean, Madeleine-Modeste, Marguerite-Charlotte, & Marie-Madeleine, half-brother of Agnès; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 7, traveled with widowed mother; not in the Valenzuéla census of 1788 with the rest of his family, so he may have died young
Félicité PITRE 13 Dec 1785 BdE born 22 Jul 1770, Mordeux, France, baptized next day Pleudihen, France; daughter of Jean-Baptiste PITRE & Félicité DAIGLE; sister of Charlotte-Marie, Francoise-Madeleine, Jacques-Francois, Marguerite-Marie, & Pierre; at Pleudihen 1770-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 16; married, age 20, Jean, son of Antoine FARINE & Marie Chot ANGE of Tuscany, 12 Apr 1789, probably Bayou des Écores
François PITRE 14 1765 Atk?, Op born c1748, probably Chepoudy; son of Pierre PITRE & Agathe DOUCET of Port-Royal; brother of Catherine-Françoise; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, unnamed, with parents & siblings; arrived LA 1765, age 17, in Opelousas census, 1766, unnamed, probably the "boy" in the household of Pedro PITRE; married, age 22, Marie-Josèphe THIBODEAUX, late 1760s, probably Opelousas; in Opelousas census, 1771, age 23, with unnamed wife [Marie-Josèphe] age 13[sic], 1 unnamed son [Pierre] age 1, 0 slaves, 6 cattle, 4 horses, 6 arpents without title; in Opelousas census, 1774, with 3 unnamed children, 0 slaves, 25 cattle, 6 horses & mules, 12 swine; in Opelousas census, 1777, age 30, head of family number 42, with wife Marguerite[sic] age 25, son François age 6, daughters Louise age 4 & Mannon age 2, 0 slaves, 50 cattle, 12 horses, 15 hogs, 0 sheep; in Opelousas census, 1785, called PITRE, with 7 unnamed free individuals, 1 male slave, 1 female slave; in Opelousas census, 1788, Plaisance, called PITRE, with 5 unnamed males, 1 unnamed woman [wife Marie-Josèphe], 3 slaves, 130 cattle, 35 horses, 12 arpents; in Opelousas census, 1796, Grand Louis District, called Frans., with unnamed wife [Marie-Josèphe], 3 unnamed white males, 1 unnamed white female, 2 male slaves, & 2 female slaves; succession record dated 22 Dec 1809, St. Landry Parish courthouse; last will & testament dated 22 Dec 1819, St. Landry Parish courthouse; succession record dated 11 Feb 1820, St. Landry Parish courthouse
Françoise PITRE 16 1765 StJ, Asc, Atk born c1764, probably Halifax; daughter of Modest PITRE & Madeleine VINCENT; arrived LA 1765, age 1, an orphan, with family of uncle Claude DUHON [whose wife was Josette VINCENT]; in Cabanocé census, 1766, left [east] bank, called François[sic] SPITRE, orphan, age 3, with family of [uncle] Antoine LABAUVE [whose wife was Anne VINCENT]; in Ascension census, 1770, right [west] bank, called Françoise SPITRE, age 6, with family of [uncle] Claude D'HUAN; moved to Attakpas District; in Attakapas census, 1777, an orphan, called Françoise NORDE-ESTE(sic), age 12, with family of [uncle] Claude DUON; married, age 19, (1)Joseph, fils, son of Joseph TRAHAN & Élisabeth AUCOIN, 24 Jun 1783, Attakapas, now St. Martinville; married, age 29, (2)Jean-Joachim, son of Pierre DESORMEAUX & Anne TELON of Saintonge, France, 10 May 1793, Attakapas; married, age 51, (3)Pierre, fils, son of Pierre LABOMBARDE & Marie ARCHAMBAULT of Chambly, Canada, 30 Sep 1816, St. Martinville; married, age 68 (4)Jean Baptiste, fils, son of Jean-Baptiste TRAHAN & Madeleine-Modeste HÉBERT of Rivière-aux-Canards, & widower of Marie Françoise TRAHAN, 14 Nov 1832, Lafayette Parish; succession record dated 28 Aug 1840, Lafayette Parish courthouse
Françoise-Madeleine PITRE 15 Dec 1785 BdE born 7 May 1769, Mordreux, France, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Jean-Baptiste PITRE & Félicité DAIGLE; sister of Charlotte-Marie, Félicité, Jacques-François, Marguerite-Marie, & Pierre; at Pleudihen 1769-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 17
Françoise-Olive PITRE 17 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 17 Nov 1770, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Olivier PITRE & Marie MOYSE of Île Royale; sister of Louis-Constant & Victoire; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 14, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 15, (1)Mathurin-Chevalier FRILOT, 9 May 1786, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Françoise, age 17, with husband Mathurin-Chevalier FRILOT age 30, no children, 6 arpents, 25 qts. corn, 2 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Françoise, age 19, with husband Mathurin-Chevalier FRELO age 48, son Mathurin [FRELO] age 3, daughter Marie [FRELO] age 2, 0 slaves, 6 arpents next to her mother, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 3 horned cattle, 1 horse, 10 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Francisca, age 25, with husband Maturino FERLOT age 42, sons Maturino [FERLOT] age 8, Aman [FERLOT] age 1, daughters Maria [FERLOT] age 6, & Adélaïdes [FERLOT] age 2; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, no surname given, age 26, with husband Mathurin FRELOT age 43, sons Mathurin [FRELOT] age 9, Aman [FRELOT] age 2, daughters Marie [FRELOT] age 7, & Adélaïde [FRELOT] age 3, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Françoise, no surname given, age 26, with husband Mathurin FRELOT age 47, sons Mathurin [FRELOT] age 10, Amant [FRELOT] age 2, daughters Marie [FRELOT] age 8, & Adélaïde [FRELOT] age 5, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves; married, age 31, (2)Jean-Baptiste of Trigavou, France, son of Olivier BOUDREAUX & his second wife Anne DUGAS, 26 Dec 1802, Assumption, now Plattenville; married, age 38 (3)Jean, son of Joseph LAFOND & Louise AURAY of France, 1 Sep 1808, Donaldson; succession inventory dated 9 May 1826, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Geneviève-Marguerite PITRE 35 Dec 1785 BdE, BR, StG, Lf born & baptized 8 May 1768, St.-Servan, France; called Marguerite; daughter of Simon dit Pierre PITRE & Geneviève RICHARD; at St.-Servan 1768-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 17, with family of stepfather Victor BOUDREAUX; moved to Baton Rouge District; married, age 24, Servant-Mathurin, son of Eustache LEJEUNE & his first wife Marie CARRET, 11 Jan 1792, St.-Gabriel; moved to Lafourche valley; died Lafourche Interior Parish 22 Jun 1824, age 56, a widow
Isabelle-Olive PITRE 19 Sep 1785 Asp born 8 Feb 1773, La Ville Rays, France, baptized same day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Anselme PITRE & his first wife Isabelle DUGAS; sister of Jean-Pierre, Marguerite-Ludivine, & Marie-Françoise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 12; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 14, with widowed father & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Isabelle, age 18, with widowed father; married, age 19, Pierre, son of René GUILLOT & his second wife Françoise BOURG, 30 Dec 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Isabel, age 23, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Isabelle, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Isabelle, no surname given, age 25, with husband & 1 daughter
Jacques-François PITRE 20 Dec 1785 BdE born 3 Nov 1767, Mordeux, France, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; son of Jean-Baptiste PITRE & Félicité DAIGLE; brother of Charlotte-Marie, Félicité, Françoise-Madeleine, Marguerite-Marie, & Pierre; at Pleudihen 1767-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 18, no occupation listed; married, age 21, Jeanne-Tarsile, daughter of Charles THIBODEAUX & Madeleine HENRY, 26 Jan 1788, probably Bayou des Écores
Jean PITRE 21 Nov 1785 Asp baptized 2 Oct 1780, St.-Pierre de Rezé, Nantes, France; son of Benjamin PITRE & his second wife Marguerite BOUDREAUX; brother of Cécile-Olive, Étienne, Madeleine-Modeste, Marguerite-Charlotte, & Marie-Madeleine, half-brother of Agnès; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 4, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 6, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 27, Marie Renée, daughter of Jean BOURG & Catherine VIAUD, 1 Sep 1808, Ascension, now Donaldsonville
Jean-Baptiste PITRE 23 Aug 1785 Asp baptized 1 Jun 1781, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; son of Tranquille PITRE & Élisabeth/Isabelle AUCOIN; brother of Joseph-Vincent & Martine; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 3[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 6, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Jean, age 10, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan, age 15, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Jean, age 16, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 15 [sic], with parents & siblings; married, age 22, Marie-Anne, daughter of Marin BOUDREAUX & Pélagie BARRILLEAUX of Nantes, 15 Jan 1804, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Assumption Parish 19 Jul 1845, age 67[sic]
Jean-Baptiste PITRE 22 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp? born c1733; called Jean; married, age 24, Félicité DAIGLE, c1757, probably Île St.-Jean; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Duke William 1758, arrived St.-Malo 1 Nov 1758, called Jean-Baptiste PITRE, age 26; left for Rochefort, France, 5 Dec 1758; at Pleudihen, France, 1759-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 58[sic], head of family, no occupation listed; moved to Lafourche valley?; died by Dec 1795, when his wife was listed in the Valenzuéla census without a husband
Jean-Marie dit Campo PITRE 24 Aug 1785 Asp, Lf baptized 14 Apr 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of Ambroise PITRE & Élisabeth/Isabelle DUGAS; brother of Céleste, Marie-Françoise, & Paul-Ambroise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Jean, age 8, with widowed mother, full, & half siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Juan Maria, age 13[sic], with widowed mother, full & half siblings, & engage Juan Bautista [THÉRIOT]; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 14, with widowed mother, full & half siblings, & engagé Jean-Baptiste TÉRRIOT; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Jean, age 13, with widowed mother, full & half siblings; married, age 21, Rose-Adélaïde, daughter of Jean-Pierre LIRETTE of Nantes & Marie-Madeleine DAREMBOURG of Cherbourg, France, 14 Oct 1805, Assumption, now Plattenville; succession inventory record dated 29 Sep 1842, Terrebonne Parish courthouse
Jean-Pierre PITRE 25 Aug 1785 Asp? born 10 Dec 1763, Achen, France, baptized same day, Pleurtuit, France; son of Anselme PITRE & his first wife Isabelle DUGAS; brother of Isabelle-Olive, Marguerite-Ludivine, & Marie-Françoise; day laborer; at Pleurtuit 1763-64; at St.-Suliac, France, 1764-66; at Pleurtuit 1766-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & sisters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 21; never married?
Joseph-Pierre PITRE 27 Dec 1785 BdE born 15 Oct 1765, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; son of Charles PITRE & Anne HENRY; brother of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Modeste & Marguerite-Josèphe; at Pleurtuit 1765-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 20, no occupation listed; never married?
Joseph-Vincent PITRE 26 Aug 1785 Asp baptized 5 Apr 1783, St.-Nicolas, Nantes, France; son of Tranquille PITRE & Élisabeth/Isabelle AUCOIN; brother of Jean-Baptiste & Martine; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 1[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Joseph, age 4, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Joseph, age 8, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Josef, age 13, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Joseph, age 14, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Joseph, age 14, with parents & siblings; evidently never married; died [buried] Assumption 1 Dec 1807, age 22[sic]
Louis-Constant PITRE 28 Nov 1785 Asp born c1775, probably Poitou, France; called Constant; son of Olivier PITRE & Marie MOYSE of Île Royale; brother of Françoise-Olive & Victoire; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & sisters; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 10, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Constant, age 12, with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Constant, age 19[sic], with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Constancio, no surname given, age 21, with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Constan, no surname given, age 22, with widowed mother; married, age 22, Marie-Rose, daughter of Pierre GUIDRY & Marie-Josèphe LEBERT, 28 Aug 1797, Assumption, now Plattenville; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Constan, age 23, with wife Marie age 19, no children, 7/15 arpents, 0 slaves
Madeleine-Modeste PITRE 29 Nov 1785 Asp born & baptized 22 Jul 1763, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Benjamin PITRE & his second wife Marguerite BOUDREAUX; sister of Cécile-Olive, Étienne, Jean, Marguerite-Charlotte, & Marie-Madeleine, half sister of Agnès; at St.-Suliac 1763-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 22, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 22, Jean-Alain, son of Alexandre GAUTREAUX & Marguerite HÉBERT, 21 Jan 1786, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on separate ships; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, age 23[sic], with husband & no children & also left bank, age 23[sic], with widowed mother & siblings
Madeleine-Rose PITRE 30 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf baptized 2 Apr 1780, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; daughter of Pierre-Olivier PITRE & Rosalie HÉBERT; sister of Anne-Henriette, Marie-Rose, & Pierre-André; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 4; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 8, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Madelaine, age 10, with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Magdalena, age 15, with widowed father & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Magdeleinne, age 16, with widowed father & brother; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Magdelenne, age 16, with widowed father & siblings; married, age 18, Pierre-Jean, son of Charles BOURG & Anne THIBODEAUX, 10 Jun 1798, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 24 Jan 1844, age 63
Marguerite PITRE 31 1765 StJ, Asp, Lf born c1739; married, age 20, Joseph dit Barnabé, son of Ambroise MARTIN dit Barnabé & his first wife Anne CYR of Chignecto, c1760; arrived LA 1765, age 26; in Cabanocé census, 1766, probably the woman in the household of Joseph BERNABE; in St.-Jacques census, 1777, left [east] bank, age 37, with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; in St.-Jacques census, 1779, unnamed, with husband & 7 unnamed others; moved to Lafourche valley; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 57, probably a widow, with family of daughter Pélagia & son-in-law Domingo BROUSSARD; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte PITRE, widow, age 53[sic], with no one else & 0 slaves, next to son-in-law Dominique BROUSSARD; succession record dated 1 Aug 1807, Interior Parish courthouse
Marguerite-Charlotte PITRE 34 Nov 1785 Asp born & baptized 25 Jan 1770, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Benjamin PITRE & his second wife Marguerite BOUDREAUX; sister of Cécile-Olive, Étienne, Jean, Madeleine-Modeste, & Marie-Madeleine, half-sister of Agnès; at St.-Suliac 1770-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Chatellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 15, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Margueritte, age 17, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 17, Amand-Philippe, son of Amand FREMIN & Anne TAUNEE of St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France, 14 Feb 1787[sic, probably 1788], Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Margrithe, age 19[sic], with husband Arman FREMEIN age 23, son Laurent [FREMEIN] age 3, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 20 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 0 horses, 7 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 25, with husband Arman FREMIN age 28, sons Lorenzo [FREMIN] age 8, & Juan Bautista [FREMIN] age 2; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte age 26, with husband Armant FREMEIN age 29, sons Laurent [FREMEIN] age 9, & Jean-Baptiste [FREMEIN] age 3, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 27, with husband Armand FREMEN age 36, sons Lorent [FREMEN] age 10, Jean [FREMEN] age 4, Joseph [FREMEN] age 1, & daughter Rosalie [FREMEN] age 2, 6/45 arpents, 0 slaves
Marguerite-Josèphe PITRE 36 Dec 1785 BdE? born & baptized 15 Oct 1770, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Charles PITRE & Anne HENRY; sister of Élisabeth/Isabelle-Modeste & Joseph-Pierre; at Pleurtuit 177-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 15
Marguerite-Ludivine PITRE 33 Sep 1785 Asp born 9 Feb 1771, La Moisais, France, baptized next day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of Anselme PITRE & his first wife Isabelle DUGAS; sister of Isabelle-Olive, Jean-Pierre, & Marie-Françoise; at Pleurtuit 1771-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 14; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 16, with widowed father & sisters; married, age 16, Joseph-Marie, son of Étienne BOUDREAUX & Marguerite THIBODEAUX, & widower of Marie-Charlotte PITRE, 4 Oct 1787, New Orleans or Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie[sic], age 21[sic], with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Margrithe, age 20, with husband, 1 son, & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 25, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 26, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters
Marguerite-Marie PITRE 37 Dec 1785 BdE, Asp? born 8 Nov 1771, Mordreux, France, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Jean-Baptiste PITRE & Félicité DAIGLE; sister of Charlotte-Marie, Félicité, Françoise-Madeleine, Jacques-Francois, & Pierre; at Pleudihen 1771-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 14; married, age 20, Jean-Constantin, son of Augustin MORANGE & Madeleine SIN of Sardinia, Italy, 31 Oct 1791, probably Bayou des Écores; moved to Lafourche valley?; died by Aug 1796, when her husband remarried at Assumption
Marguerite-Tarsille PITRE 32 Aug 1785 Asp born & baptized 7 Feb 1761, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Amand PITRE & Geneviève ARCEMENT; sister of Ambroise, Marie-Victoire, & Tranquille; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brother; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 24; traveled with father; married, age 24, (1)Jean-Nicolas, called Nicolas, son of Jean BERTRAND & Marguerite BLANCHARD, 25 Dec 1785, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on separate ships; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 26, with husband & no children; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Margrithe, age 30, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Margarita, age 34, with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Margueritte, age 34[sic], with husband & 1 son; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Margueritte, no surname given, age 37, with husband & 1 son; married, age 44, (2)Joseph-Ignace, son of Jean HÉBERT & Madeleine DOIRON, & widower of Anne DUGAS, 26 May 1805, Assumption, now Plattenville
Marie PITRE 39 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born c1747; married Jérôme, son of Jean-Baptiste GUÉRIN & Marie-Madeleine BOURG of Île St.-Jean, in France; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, with husband & unnamed 1 son; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 36[sic]; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 40, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 44, with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 50[sic], with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 57[sic], with husband & 1 daughter; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 52, with husband, 1 daughter, & [engagé?] Guillaume ARCEMENT; died Lafourche Interior Parish 11 Oct 1832, age 92[sic]
Marie PITRE 40 Dec 1785 BdE?, BR born c1731; daughter of Joseph PITRE & Isabelle BOUDREAUX; sister of Charles; married, age 21, Jean, fils, son of Jean HENRY & Madeleine THÉRIOT, 26 Jan 1752, Port Lajoie, Île St.-Jean; at Rivière-du-Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, age 21; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, age 25[sic]; at Pleurtuit, France, 1759-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 53; died [buried] fort cemetery, Baton Rouge, 31 Aug 1786, age 53
Marie PITRE 42 ???? ? married Joseph-Baptiste BOUDREAUX
Marie-Charlotte PITRE 41 Dec 1785 Asp born & baptized 13 Feb 1769, Pleudihen, France; daughter of Claude PITRE & his second wife Marie-Blanche RICHARD; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 16, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 17, Joseph-Marie, son of Étienne BOUDREAUX & Marguerite THIBODEAUX, 28 Jan 1786, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on separate ships; died [buried] Ascension 14 Nov 1786, age 17
Marie-Françoise PITRE 38 Aug 1785 Asp, Lf baptized 3 Feb 1779, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; daughter of Ambroise PITRE & Élisabeth/Isabelle DUGAS; sister of Céleste, Jean-Marie, & Paul-Ambroise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & brothers; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 6; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 10, with widowed mother, full & half siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 15, with widowed mother, full & half siblings, & engagé Juan Bautista [THÉRIOT]; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 17, with widowed mother, full & half siblings, & engagé Jean-Baptiste TÉRRIOT; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 18, with widowed mother, full & half siblings; married, age 21, François-Marie of Belle-Île-en-Mer, France, son of Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC & his second wife Marguerite CÉLESTIN dit BELLEMÈRE of Grand-Pré, 16 Sep 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville; succession inventory dated 6 Nov 1815, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse
Marie-Françoise PITRE 43 Sep 1785 Asp born & baptized 8 Jul 1766, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Anselme PITRE & his first wife Isabelle DUGAS; sister of Isabelle-Olive, Jean-Pierre, & Marguerite-Ludivine; at Pleurtuit, France, 1766-72; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; in Ascension census, 1788, left [east] bank, called Marie, age 21, with widowed father & sister; married, age 22, Charles, son of François-Hilaire GAUTREAUX & Hélène-Catherine DAIGLE of St.-Malo, 5 Jun 1789, New Orleans; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, age 25, with husband Charles GAUTERAU, age 26, & no children
Marie-Madeleine PITRE 44 Nov 1785 Asp born 25 Nov 1761, baptized next day, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Benjamin PITRE & his second wife Marguerite BOUDREAUX; sister of Cécile-Olive, Étienne, Jean, Madeleine-Modeste, & Marguerite-Charlotte, half-sister of Agnès; at St.-Suliac 1761-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 24, traveled with widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 25, with widowed mother & siblings; married, age 30, Antoine, son of François RENAUD & Marie BERRINEL of Bordeaux, France, 17 Aug 1792, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; died [buried] Assumption 26 Oct 1793, age 31
Marie-Rose PITRE 45 Sep 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 5 Aug 1766, St.-Suliac, France; daughter of Pierre-Olivier PITRE & Rosalie HÉBERT; sister of Anne-Henriette, Madeleine-Rose, & Pierre-André; at St.-Suliac 1766-71; at Chatelaudren, France, 1771; at St.-Suliac 1772; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 18; married (1)Michel GOUDREAU, New Orleans or Lafourche; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 21, with parents & siblings; married, age 22, (2)Jean-Michel, son of Charles-Olivier GUILLOT & Madeleine-Josèphe BOUDREAUX, 26 Nov 1789, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie, age 23, with husband & 1 GUILLOT son; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 29, with husband & 3 GUILLOT sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, age 30, with husband & 3 sons; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Marie, age 31, with husband & 4 sons; died Lafourche Interior Parish 25 Jun 1824, age 57
Marie-Victoire PITRE 46 Aug 1785 Asp born c1753, Cobeguit; daughter of Amand PITRE & Geneviève ARCEMENT; sister of Ambroise, Marguerite-Tarsille, & Tranquille; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, age 6; married, age 20, Ambroise, fils, son of Ambroise DUGAS & Marguerite HENRY of Cobeguit, 30 Mar 1773, St.-Suliac, France; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with husband, 1 unnamed son, & 2 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 31; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Marie, age 35, with husband, 2 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Marie, age 37, with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Maria, age 43, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Marie, age 44, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, age 46, with husband, 3 sons, & 2 daughters; died [buried] Assumption 20 Nov 1809, age 56
Martin-Bénoni PITRE 47 Dec 1785 Asp, Lf born & baptized 6 May 1767, St.-Suliac, France; son of Paul PITRE & Marguerite-Louise VALET; half-brother of Joseph & Marie-Louise HÉBERT; at St.-Suliac 1767-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Third Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Dec 1775; carpenter; sailed to LA on La Caroline, age 22[sic], traveled with half-siblings; married, age 19, Jeanne, daughter of Louis DANTIN & his first wife Jeanne GEMIER, 21 Jan 1786, New Orleans, soon after they reached LA on separate ships; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, right bank, called Martin, age 20, with wife Jeanne age 19, brother Joseph [HÉBERT] age 15, sister Marie [HÉBERT] age 12, 6 arpents, 30 qts. corn, 1 horse, 4 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Martin, age 24, with wife Jeanne age 19, daughter Marie age 2, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 12 qts. corn, 0 horned cattle, 0 horses, 5 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Martin, age 28, with wife Juana age 28, & daughter Félicitas age 4; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Martin, age 29, with wife Jeanne age 29, & daughter Félicité age 5, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Martin, age 32, with wife Anne age 30, son Joseph age 2, & daughter Julie age 6, 3/25 arpents, 0 slaves; Succession "voluntary sale" record dated 22 Mar 1828, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse; died Lafourche Interior Parish 21 Nov 1851, age 88[sic], a widower  #
*Martina/Martine PITRE 48 Aug 1785 Asp, NO? sailed to LA on La Bergère, in utero, born 31 May 1785, aboard ship, baptized 29 Aug 1785, New Orleans, soon after the family reached LA; daughter of Tranquille PITRE & Élisabeth/Isabelle AUCOIN; sister of Jean-Baptiste & Joseph-Vincent; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Martinne, age 2, with parents & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Martine, age 6, with parents & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Martina, age 11, with parents & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Martine, age 12, with parents & brothers; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Martine, age 13, with parents & siblings; married, age 18, Joseph, fils, son of Joseph FOURNIER & Marie-Ursule FORTIN of Canada, 17 May 1803, New Orleans
Nathalie PITRE 49 Aug 1785 Asp born c1734, Rivière-aux-Canards; daughter of Antoine PITRE & Anne COMEAUX; exiled to VA 1755, age 21; deported to England 1756, age 22; married, age 23 or 24, (1)Paul BOUDREAUX, c1757 or c1758, England; repatriated to France aboard La Dorothée with widowed mother & unmarried siblings, arrived St.-Malo 23 May 1763, age 29, a widow; at St.-Servan, France, 1763-66; married, age 32, (2)Jean-Jacques, son of Jacques LEBLANC & Cécile DUPUIS of Grand-Pré, & widow of Ursule AUCOIN, 4 Feb 1766, St.-Servan; in Poitou, France, 1773-76 (her husband, in fact, was the most vocal critic of the Poitou settlement); in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Natalie PITRE, widow Joseph[sic] LEBLANC, with 2 unnamed sons, & 1 unnamed daughter; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 50, widow, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, hatchet, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 hoes
Paul-Ambroise PITRE 50 Aug 1785 Asp baptized 21 Jul 1775, Leigné-les-bois, Poitou, France; son of Ambroise PITRE & Élisabeth/Isabelle DUGAS; brother of Céleste, Jean-Marie, & Marie-Françoise; on list of Acadians at Nantes, France, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & siblings; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 7 or 9; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, right bank, called Pol, age 15, with widowed mother, full & half siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Paulo, age 20, with widowed mother, full & half sibling, & engage Juan Bautista [THÉRIOT]; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Paulle, age 21, with widowed mother, full & half siblings, & engagé Jean-Baptiste TÉRRIOT; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Paulle, age 22, with widowed mother, full & half siblings; married, age 25, Céleste, daughter of Bénoni BLANCHARD & Madeleine FORET, 16 Sep 1800, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Assumption Parish 21 Nov 1837, age 63, buried next day
Pierre PITRE 51 1765 Atk?, Op born c1699, Port-Royal; son of Claude PITRE & his first wife Marie COMEAUX; married, age 28, Agathe, daughter of René DOUCET & Marie BROUSSARD, 4 Feb 1727, Port-Royal; on list of Acadian prisoners at Halifax, Aug 1763, called Pier, with wife & 4 unnamed children; arrived LA 1765, age 66, a widower; in Opelousas census, 1766, COURTABLEAU's Company militia, called Pedro PITRE, with 1 unnamed boy [François] & 1 unnamed girl [Catherine Françoise] in his household; among 11 Acadians of Opelousas District who petitioned Spanish Gov. ULLOA, 13 Mar 1768, requesting government assistance (oxen & plows) to grow wheat in the district, called Pierre PITRE; depicted in Dafford Mural, Acadian Memorial, St. Martinville
Pierre PITRE 52 Dec 1785 BdE? born 29 Oct 1765, Mordeux, France, baptized same day, Pleudihen, France; son of Jean-Baptiste PITRE & Félicité DAIGLE; brother of Charlotte-Marie, Félicité, Françoise-Madeleine, Jacques-Francois, & Marguerite-Marie; at Pleudihen 1765-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 19, no occupation listed; never married?
Pierre-André PITRE 53 Sep 1785 Asp, Op? baptized 9 Apr 1784, St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, France; son of Pierre-Olivier PITRE & Rosalie HÉBERT; brother of Anne-Henriette, Madeleine-Rose, & Marie-Rose; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with parents & sisters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Rémi, age 1; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 3, with parents & siblings; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Pierre-André, age 6, with widowed father & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Pedro, age 11, with widowed father & sisters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Pierre, age 12, with widowed father & sister; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Pierre, age 13, with widowed father & sister; married, age 25, Angélique, daughter of Michel BOURGEOIS & Anne-Osite LANDRY, & widow of Pierre ARCENEAUX & François LOUVIÈRE, 19 Apr 1809, Donaldson, now Donaldsonville; moved to St. Landry Parish?; died St. Landry Parish 27 Nov 1844, age 59[sic]?
Pierre-Olivier PITRE 54 Sep 1785 Asp born c1737, NS; called Olivier; son of Germain PITRE & Marguerite-Josèphe GIROUARD; brother of Anne; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships, 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo, 23 Jan 1759, age 22; day laborer; at Pleurtuit, France, 1759; at St.-Suliac, France, 1759-61; in England 1761-63; at St.-Suliac 1763-71; married, age 28, Rosalie, daughter of Jean HÉBERT & his first wife Madeleine DOIRON, 7 Oct 1765, St.-Suliac; at Chatelaudren, France, 1771; at St.-Suliac 1772; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, with wife, 1 unnamed son, & 3 unnamed daughters; sailed to LA on Le St.-Remi, age 46[sic], head of family; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Pierre-Olivier, age 50[sic], with wife Rosalie age 44, son Pierre age 3, daughters Marie age 21, Magdeleinne age 8, Enriette age 5, 6 arpents, 50 qts. corn, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Pierre-Olivier, age 53, with no wife listed so probably a widower, son Pierre-André age 6, daughters Madelaine age 10, Henriette age 6, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 200 qts. corn, 10 horned cattle, 2 horses, 24 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Olivier, age 58[sic], with no wife, son Pedro age 11, daughters Magdalena age 15, & Enrrieta age 13; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Olivier, age 59, with no wife, son Pierre age 12, & daughter Magdeleinne age 16, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Olivier, age 60, with no wife, son Pierre age 13, daughters Magdelenne age 16, & Henriette age 14, 6/50 arpents, 0 slaves
Susanne PITRE 55 Dec 1785 BdE born c1730, Cobeguit; daughter of Jean PITRE & Marguerite THÉRIOT; married (1)Jean-Baptiste-Olivier HENRY; at Rivière-du-Ouest, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Suzanne, age 22; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard one of the Five Ships 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 23 Jan 1759, called Suzanne PITRE, age 28; married, age 30, (2)Pierre, son of Jean HÉBERT & Claire DUGAS of Cobeguit, & widower of Madeleine BLANCHARD, 30 Jun 1760, Pleurtuit, France; at Ploubalay, France, 1760-72; sailed to LA on La Ville d'Archangel, age 55; died [buried] Bayou des Écores 21 Jun 1786, age 56
Tranquille PITRE 56 Aug 1785 Asp born c1748, Cobeguit; son of Amand PITRE & Geneviève ARCEMENT; brother of Ambroise, Marguerite-Tarsille, & Marie-Victoire; at Grande-Anse, Île St.-Jean, Aug 1752, called Tranquille, age 4, with parents & siblings; deported from Île St.-Jean to St.-Malo, France, aboard Supply 25 Nov 1758, arrived St.-Malo 9 Mar 1759, called Tranquille PITRE, age 11; wet cooper; in Poitou, France, 1773-76; in Fourth Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Mar 1776; married, age 30, Élisabeth/Isabelle, daughter of Jean-Baptiste AUCOIN & Jeanne-Anne THÉRIOT of Grand-Pré, 17 Aug 1779, St.-Jacques, Nantes; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, called Tranquile, with wife & 2 unnamed sons; sailed to LA on La Bergère, age 36, head of family; received from Spanish on arrival 1 each of axe, shovel, & meat cleaver, 2 each of hatchet & hoe; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, called Tranquille, age 38[sic], with wife Isabelle age 38, sons Jean-Baptiste age 6, Joseph age 4, daughter Martinne age 2, 6 arpents, 45 qts. corn, 6 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Tranquil, age 43, with wife Isabelle age 43, sons Jean age 10, Joseph age 8, Constant age 2, daughter Martine age 6, 0 slaves, 7 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 5 horned cattle, 1 horse, 12 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Tranquilo, age 48, with wife Isabel age 48, sons Juan age 15, Josef age 13, & daughter Martina age 11; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Tranquille, age 49, with wife Isabelle age 49, sons Jean age 16, Joseph age 14, & daughter Martine age 12, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Tranquille, age 50, with wife Élisabeth age 49, sons Jean-Baptiste age 15, Joseph age 14, & daughter Martine age 13, 6/40 arpents, 0 slaves; died [buried] Assumption 7 Jun 1801, age 54
Ursule-Françoise PITRE 57 Nov 1785 Asp born 14 Jul 1763, St.-Bue, posthumously, baptized same day, Pleurtuit, France; daughter of François PITRE & Ursule BREAUX; at Pleudihen, France, 1763-64; at St.-Suliac, France, 1764-72; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 22, traveled with widowed mother; married, age 25, Amable, son of Joseph LANDRY & Jeanne VERENGE, 3 Feb 1788, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, called Ursulle, age 27, with husband, 1 daughter, & widowed mother; in Valenzuéla census, 1795, called Ursula, age 32, with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, called Ursulle, age 33, with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Ursulle, no surname given, age 34, with husband, 2 sons, & 3 daughters; died [buried] Assumption Parish 10 Jan 1847, age 86[sic], a widow
Victoire PITRE 58 Nov 1785 Asp, Lf baptized privately 21 Dec 1765, Île Royale, baptism recorded 31 May 1766, Notre-Dame-des-Ardiliers, Île Miquelon; daughter of Olivier PITRE & Marie MOYSE of Île Royale; sister of Françoise-Olive & Louis-Constant; at Île Miquelon 1766-67; sailed to France from Île Miquelon, 1767, age 2; at St.-Suliac, France, 1767-72; in Poitou, France, 1773-75; in Second Convoy from Châtellerault to Nantes, France, Nov 1775; on list of Acadians at Nantes, Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed mother & siblings; sailed to LA on L'Amitié, age 19; traveled with widowed mother; married, age 21, (1)Jean ZAGIRO, 14 Feb 1787, Ascension, now Donaldsonville; in Valenzuéla census, 1788, left bank, age 22, with husband Jean SAGIRO age 27, no children, & 6 arpents; in Valenzuéla census, 1791, left bank, age 25, with husband Jean SAGIREAU age 32, no children, 0 slaves, 6 arpents, 0 qts. rice, 100 qts. corn, 12 horned cattle, 0 horses, 14 swine; in Valenzuéla census, 1797, age 31, with husband Jean SAGIROT age 41, & daughter Constance [SAGIROT] age 5, 0 slaves; in Valenzuéla census, 1798, called Victoire PITRE, Widow, age 30[sic], with daughters Constance [SAGIRO] age 6, & Rose [SAGIRO] age 2, 6/15 arpents, 0 slaves; married, age 32, (2)Étienne-Gabriel, son of Étienne POIRAU & Louise-Isabelle LEBOEUF of St.-Sébastien, Nantes, France, 30 May 1798, Assumption, now Plattenville; died Lafourche Interior Parish 25 Jul 1829, age 64; succession inventory record dated 30 Dec 1829, Lafourche Interior Parish courthouse

NOTES

01.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls her Agnès PITRE, & lists her with her husband & daughter; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 151, reveals that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, she, her father, age 34, & half-brother Jean OZELET, age 16, survived the crossing, but her mother, no age given, sister Francoise, age 10, & brother Canuse, age 4, died at sea; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 12-13, calls her Agnès PITRE, sa [Joseph GUÉRIN's] femme, age 36, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Agnès PITRE, his [Joseph GUÉRIN's] wife, age 36, on the complete listing, says she was in the 9th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & daughters, details her marriage but does not give the names of her or her husband's parents, & says daughter Françoise was baptized in 1784 but gives no place of baptism.  

Her birth year is based not on the age given in the passenger list of La Bergère but on a compromise of the ages given in the Lafourche valley censuses of 1788, 1791, 1795, 1795, & 1798.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 42, 61, 94, 144, 174.  

02.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls him Amand PITRE, & lists him with a daughter; White, DGFA-1, 1322; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 10, show that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he, his wife, Geneviève ARSEMAN, age 35, & half of their children--sons Tranquille, age 11, Ambroise, age 9, & Charles, age 9 months, & daughter Marie-Victoire, age 6--survived the crossing, but his other 4 children died--son Bazile, age 12, & daughters Zozine, age 4, & Tersile, age 3, died at sea, & daughter Anne-Ludivine, age 8, died 13 Apr 1759, probably at St.-Malo; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 655-56, Family No. 766; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls him Amand PITRE, laboureur, age 60, on the embarkation list, Aman PITRE, on the debarkation list, & Amand PITRE, plowman, age 60, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 48th Family aboard La Bergère with a daughter, & lists the implements the Spanish gave him & his family after they reached LA.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:114. 

What happened to him in LA?

03.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls him Ambroise PITRE, & lists him with his wife & 3 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 655-56, Family No. 766; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 82-83, Family No. 162; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 140-41, Family No. 257; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls him Ambroise PITRE, marin, age 35, on the embarkation list, Ambroise PITRE, on the debarkation list, & Ambroise PITRE, sailor, age 35, on the complete listing, says he was in the 70th Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & 3 children, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, says that son Paul-Ambroise was born in 1775 but gives no birthplace, & details the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:114. 

What happened to him in LA?

04.  Wall of Names, 35, calls her Anne PITRE; White, DGFA-1, 699, profile for her second husband, calls her Anne PITRE, details her second marriage, includes his & her parents' & their first spouses' names, details residences in France, & says she & her second husband received "disp 3-4 cons" when they married; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 9, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, her first husband, called Louis BOURG, age 28, died in the hospital probably at St.-Malo 6 Mar 1759, several weeks after they reached the port, & her sister Marie-Blanche, age 15, along with Anne, survived the crossing; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 43, Family No. 85, calls her Anne PITRE, says she was born c1741 but gives no birthplace, gives her father's but not her mother's name & the name of her first husband, details her second marriage but does not give her second husband's parents' names, gives her second husband's first wife's name, includes the birth/baptismal record of son Charles GAUTROT, baptized 26 Jun 1774, Archigny, Vienne, godson of Charles GIROIRE & Sebastienne GAUTROT, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls her Anne PITRE, sa [Joseph GAUTRAU's] femme, age 45, on the embarkation list, & Anne PITRE, his [Joseph GAUTROT's] wife, age 45, on the complete listing, says she was in the 10th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her second husband, 5 children, & a stepdaughter.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43, 60, 92, 176.  

05.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Enrriete [PITRE], & lists her with her parents & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 144-45, Family No. 261, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Anne-Henriette PITRE, does not give her godparents' names, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Enriete, sa [Pierre-Olivier PITRE's] fille, age 3, on the embarkation list, & Henriette PITRE, his [Pierre-Olivier PITRE's] daughter, age 3, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 7th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 3 siblings; BRDR, 3:264 697 (ASM-2, 96), her marriage record, calls her Ana Hanrrieta PITRE "of Chantenais," calls her husband Antonio DIEZ "of  Porto Porto," gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan GUILLOT [her brother-in-law] & Juan LEJEUNE.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45, 59, 135, 178.

Where was she in 1797?  Why was she not listed with her family in the Valenzuéla census of that year?  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 91.

Where is Porto Porto?  Did the Assumption priest mean Porto, Portugal? 

06.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Anselme PITRE, & lists him with no wife & 4 children; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No. 26, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, both his parents, Jean PITRE, no age given, & Marguerite TÉRRIOT, no age given, perished at sea, that he was the only child with them, & he left St.-Malo for Rochefort on 5 Dec 1758; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 657-58, Family No. 768; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Anselme PITRE, journalier, age 45, on the embarkation list, & Anselme PITRE, day laborer, age 45, on the complete listing, says he was in the 14th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with no wife & 4 children, details his marriage, says they were married in 1763 but gives no place of marriage, gives his & his wife's parents' names, & says son Jean-Pierre was born in 1763, daughter Marguerite in 1771, & daughter Isabelle-Olive in 1773 but gives no birthplaces.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:82. 

07.  Wall of Names, 23, calls her Catherine-Françoise PITRE.  

A recent article in AGE, Oct 2011, p. 65--"Supplemental Lines Sent to National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution:  Soldiers Who Participated In The American Revolution"--submitted by reader Gwen Bergeron McMillin, says that Pierre JOUBERT was "Acadian."  Interestingly, the marriage record of Pierre & Catherine-Françoise's daughter Isabelle, dated 21 Nov 1797, in Hébert, Southwest LA Records, 1-A:444 (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p. 76), calls Isabelle "Acadian."  However, I have found the JOUBERTs in neither Arsenault, Généalogie, nor White, DGFA-1, nor Wall of Names.  So where did the JOUBERTs live in Acadia?  The answer:  They did not.  The baptismal record of  Pierre & Catherine-Françoise's granddaughter Célestine JOUBERT, dated 28 Jan 1817, in Hébert, Southwest LA Records, 2-A:531 (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.97), calls the girl's paternal grandparents "Pierre JOUBER from Lion (Lyon) in France & Catherine PITRE from Acadie."  Pierre was a Frenchman, a French Creole here, not an Acadian.  The Opelousas priest in Nov 1797 called Isabelle JOUBERT an Acadian because her mother was one. 

08.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Cécille PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 659-61, Family No. 770, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Cécile-Olive PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Olivier PITRE & Cécile MOYSE, & that her family resided at St.-Suliac from 1760-72. 

What happened to her in LA?

09.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Charles PITRE; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 154, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, he & wife Anne, age 29, survived the voyage, but all 3 of their children--daughter Anne-Blanche, age 6, & sons Marin, age 4, & Pierre, age 2--died at sea; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 661-63, Family No. 771.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:81. 

What happened to him in LA?  Did he survive the crossing from France?

10.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Charlotte-Marie PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 667-69, Family No. 777, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Charlotte-Marie PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Blaise THIBODAUX & Charlotte AMELINE, that her family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; NOAR, 4:67, 316 (SLC, M5, 43), her marriage record, calls her Maria VITRE, "native of St.-Malo," calls her husband Nicolas COURTOY, "native of St.-Malo in France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ. 

She & her husband evidently knew one another in France.  His being a stowaway aboard La Ville d'Archangel speaks volumes about their relationship.  His remarriage to Marguerite-Josèphe THIBODEAUX, dated 6 Sep 1788, can be found in BRDR, 2:206, 696 (PCP-19, 18), which calls him Nicolas COURTOIS but says nothing of his first marriage.  Marguerite-Josèphe also had come to LA aboard La Ville d'Archangel & had followed her family to Bayou des Écores. 

11.  Wall of Names, 30 (pl. 7R), calls her Élisabeth PITRE, & lists her with her husband & 2 sons; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 20-21, calls her Élisabeth PITRE, sa [Prosper LANDRY's] femme, age 55, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Élizabeth PITRE, his [Prosper LANDRY'] wife, age 55, on the complete listing, says she was in the 37th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 2 sons, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names but gives no place of marriage, & says that son Somon LANDRY was born in 1765 but gives no birth place; BRDR, 2:593 (ASM-3, 12), her death/burial record, calls her Isabel PITRE, widow of Prospero LANDRY of Acadia, but does not give her parents' names.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:82; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 42, 174.

Her estimated birth year is taken not from the Île St.-Jean census of Aug 1752 or from the passenger list of La Bergère, but from an average of the ages given in the Lafourche valley censuses of 1788 & 1791.  Did the thing that killed her husband kill her as well?

12.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Étienne PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 142-43, Family No. 259, his baptismal record, calls him Étienne PITRE, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & details his families voyage to LA. 

What happened to him in LA?

13.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Félicité PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 667-69, Family No. 777, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Félicité PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Vincent DE LA TOUCHE de BONABRY & Marie-Vincent BLONDEAU, that her family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; BRDR, 2:283, 593 (PCP-19, 24), her marriage record, calls her Félicité PITRE, calls her husband Jean FARINE "of Toscane," give her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Antoine BARBERO & Jean COMO. 

"Toscane" was Tuscany, so he was Italian.  FARINE is probably a French or Spanish corruption of his actual surname.  Their marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Bayou des Écores never had a church of its own, & priests from Pointe Coupée would cross the river & administer the sacraments to the residents along the bayou. 

14.  Wall of Names, 23, calls him François PITRE; Arsenault, Généalogie, 2566, says he was born in c1740; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-B:580 (LSAR: Opel.: 1809), his first succession record, calls him Francois PITRE, "wid. of Marie THIBODEAUX," but does not list any heirs; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:751 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Lavergne-DeBaillion Bk. A, p.135), his last will & testament, calls him Francois PITRE, "native of Acadia," gives his parents' names, says both were deceased, but mentions no wife & children; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-B:751 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ. #154), another succession record, calls him Francois PITRE, Sr., but does not mention a wife or list any heirs.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians,128; De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771, 15; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777, 20.  

Arsenault says that François & his wife were married in c1765, but the Opelousas census of 1766 shows that he probably was still single then.  His wife also was from Chepoudy, so they may have known one another since childhood.  More evidence of their marriage can be found in the baptismal and marriage records of their many children in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, vols. 1-A, 1-B, 2-A. 

15.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Françoise PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 667-69, Family No. 777, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Francoise-Madeleine PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were François BOURG & Madeline LANDRY, that her family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72, &, calling her François, details her family's voyage to LA in 1785. 

Her parents had no son named François, so the passenger list of La Ville d'Archangel misidentified her gender.  What happened to her in LA?

16.   Wall of Names, 16, calls her Françoise PITRE niece [of Claude DUON]; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:626, 768 (SM Ch.: v.2, #115), the record of her first marriage, calls her Françoise PITRE, calls her husband Joseph TRAHAN, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "de la Cadie," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Claude DUHON, Paul TRAHAN, Olivier LANCON (MELANÇON), & François BRUNET; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:245, 626 (SM Ch.: v.4, #82), the record of her second marriage, calls her Françoise PITRE," wid. of Joseph TRAHAN," calls her husband Jean DESHORMAUX, give her & his parent' names, says her parents were "from Halifax in New England" & his "of Saintonge, France," & that the witnesses to her marriage were PEYTAVIN Du Bousquet & Glaude LENON; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 2-A:547, 753 (SM Ch.: v.5, #421), the record of her third marriage, calls her Françoise PITRE, "inhabitant at Vermillion[sic], native of Halifax (Nova Scotia), widow of Jean Joachim DESORMEAUX," calls her husband Pierre LABOMBARDE, "of this parish, native of Charnby near Montréal in Canada," gives her & his parents' names, says her father was also called "Mod," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Joseph Fortune PENNE, François GOMBERT, & Louis CHEMIN; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:519, 635 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Mar. #81), the record of her fourth marriage, calls her Françoise PITRE, "wid. of Joseph TRAHAN," calls her husband Jean Baptiste TRAHAN, "widr. of Marie TRAHAN," but gives no parents' names or any witnesses to her marriage; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:519 (Laf.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #420 1/2), her succession record, calls her Françoise PITRE m. Jean Baptiste TRAHAN, & "lists all her children, including her two[sic] other husbands" [but does not include them in the printed record], & does not give her parents' names. 

Norde-este, or Nordest, was a dit used by the descendants of François, youngest son of family progenitor Jean PITRE, so her father may have been a grandson of François dit Norde-Est.

The identity of her fourth husband is pure guesswork based on the little bit of information given in their marriage record & process of elimination.  He is probably the Jean Baptiste TRAHAN who died in Lafayette Parish on 13 Jun 1840, at age 80, which means he would have been in his early 70s when he married Françoise!  See his burial record in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 3:635 (Laf.Ch.: v.3, p.145). 

That she married 4 times, not 3 times, as hinted in her succession record, is borne out by the church records, cited above.  No other Acadian immigrant in LA married more often than Françoise, & only a few other Acadian immigrants married as often as she did.  She holds another distinction:  Though members of the family, including Françoise, reached LA as early as 1765, the first recorded PITRE marriage in LA is Françoise's Jun 1783 wedding to her first husband, Joseph TRAHAN. 

17.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Françoise [PITRE], & lists her with her widowed mother & 2 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 143-44, calls her Francoise [PITRE], gives her parents' names, & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 66-67, calls her Françoise, sa [Marie MOÏSE, veuve Olivier PITRE's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Françoise PITRE, her [Marie MOYSE, widow Olivier PITRE's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 6th Family aboard L'Amitié with her mother & 2 siblings; BRDR, 2:186, 593 (ASC-2, 2), the record of her first marriage, calls her Françoise-Olivier PITRE, calls her husband Maturin CHEVALIERE "of Acadia" and "an Acadian," does not give any parents' names but says her parents were Acadians, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Étienne EVERTH & Victoire PITRE [her sister]; BRDR, 2:113, 593 (ASM-2, 73), the record of her second marriage, calls her Françoise PITRE "of St.-Suliac, St.-Malo & widow of Maturino FERLAUT," calls her husband Juan BOUDRAUX "of Tregaoux, Diocese of St.-Malo, France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Estevan POIREAU [her brother-in-law] & Carlos GUILLOT; BRDR, 3:471, 698 (ASC-2, 172), the record of her third marriage, calls her Françoise PITRE, "wid. Mathurin FERLAU," calls her husband Jean LAFOND "of France," gives her & his parents' names, says his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Armand FREMIN, Jean PITRE, & Augustin BERTAUD; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:430 (Thib. Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1826), her succession inventory, calls her Françoise PITRE m. Jean LAFONT, & lists her children.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 501; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 34, 64, 102, 123, 166.

Chevaliere was her first husband's middle name, not his surname.  His full name is from the Lafourche valley censuses.  I have found neither FRILOT nor its variations in Arsenault, Généalogie, or White, DGFA-1, so he probably was not Acadian.  Is FRILOT the same name as FRIOU, or are they different families?  In the baptismal records of some of the children of Mathurin FRILOT & Françoise PITRE, in BRDR, 2:286, Mathurin's surname is variously spelled FERLOT, FERLIO, FERLAUT, & he & his children are listed separately from FRIOU & its many variations, so the editors of the BRDR must believe that they are separate families.  However, on p. 301 of vol. 2, several variants of FRIOUX are given as FRELOU, FRILOT, & FRILIEU.  Siiiigh...  Until I find evidence to the contrary, I will call FRILOT a French Creole family here.  

Why is she called "wid. Mathurin FERLAUT" in the record of her third marriage, cited above?  What about her second husband, Jean-Baptiste BOUDREAUX? 

18.  Wall of Names, 46, calls her Isabelle PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 661-63, Family No. 771, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Élizabeth-Modeste PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Joseph-Pierre PITRE & Élizabeth-Modeste HENRY, & that her family resided at Pleurtuit from 1759-72; BRDR, 2:117, 595 (ASM-2, 9), her marriage record, calls her Ysabel Modesta PITRE, calls her husband Pablo-Maria BOUDRAUX, gives her & his parents' names, says all parents were "of St.-Malo," that both fathers were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan Bautista CAZEBON & Juan MERCIE; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:429 (Thib.Ch.: v. 1, #767), her death/burial record, calls her Élisabeth PITRE m. Paul Marie BOUDREAUX, says she died "at age 63 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.

19.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Isabelle-Olive [PITRE], & lists her with her widowed father & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 657-58, Family No. 768; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls her Isabelle-Olive, sa [Anselme PITRE's] fille, age 12, on the embarkation list, & Isabelle-Olive PITRE, his [Anselme PITRE's] daughter, age 12, on the complete listing, says she was in the 14th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her widowed father & 3 siblings, & that she was born in 1773 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:349, 593 (ASC-2, 50), her marriage record, calls her Isabel PITRE, calls her husband Pedro GUILLOT, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Pierre BOURQUE & Juan VINES.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 44, 60, 93, 135, 176.

Why is her husband not in Wall of Names when he obviously was Acadian & came to LA?  The baptismal record of daughter Véronique-Clémence GUILLOT, dated 5 Apr 1801, in BRDR, 2:349 (ASM-1, 197), calls her mother Isabel PITRE of St.-Malo & provides the girl's grandparents' names--Reynaldo GUILLOT & Francisca BOURQUE & Anselmo PITRE & Isabel DUGAT.  So Pierre GUILLOT was an Acadian despite his absence from Wall of Names.  

20.  Wall of Names, 45, calls him Jacques PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 667-69, Family No. 777, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Jacques-François PITRE, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Jacques BLONDEAU, Sr. de LA LAURAY & Françoise-Jeanne BOURET, wife of LE GENTIL, that his family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72, & details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; BRDR, 2:593, 687 (PCP-19, 15), his marriage record, calls him Jacque PITRE, "an Acadian, res. Bayou des Écors," calls his wife Anne TERZIL, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Pierre[-Charles] TIBODEAU [her brother] & Jacque Jean AUCOIN. 

His wife was Jeanne-Tarsile THIBODEAUX.  See the baptismal records of 2 of their children, dated 12 Apr 1789 & 24 May 1792, in BRDR, 2:593, 594 (PCP-7, 51, 223), one of which calls the father Jean PITRE.  Evidently the priest who recorded Jacques & Jeanne's marriage was given her middle name as a surname, or the priest may have confused her middle name with her surname.  The marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Bayou des Écores never had a church of its own.  Priests from Pointe Coupée would cross the river & administer the sacraments to the residents along the bayou. 

Where did they go from Bayou des Écores?  Few Acadian families remained there.

21.  Wall of Names, 41, calls him Jean PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 142-43, Family No. 259, his baptismal record, calls him Jean PITRE, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & details his families voyage to LA; BRDR, 3:137, 698 (ASC-2, 172), his marriage record, calls him Jean PITRE, calls his wife Marie Reiné BOURG, gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Armand FREMIN, Jean LAFOND, & Augustin BERTAUD.   

22.  Wall of Names, 45, calls him Jean PITRE; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Duc_Guillaume.htm>, Family No. 25, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758, he & his wife survived the crossing but son Jean-Baptiste, fils died at sea, & that they Congédiés pour Rochefort on 5 Dec 1758 [whatever that means]; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 667-69, Family No. 777.  

Did he live on upper Bayou Lafourche, or did he die at Bayou des Écores & his widow moved on to the upper bayou?

23.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Jean-Baptiste [PITRE], & lists him with his parents & a brother; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 145-46, Family No. 262, his baptismal record, calls him Jean-BaptistePITRE, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & details the families voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 14-15, calls him Jean-Baptiste, son [Tranquille PITRE's] fils, age 3, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean-Baptiste PITRE, his [Tranquille PITRE's] son, age 3, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 20th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & a brother; BRDR, 3:125, 698 (ASC-2, 106), his marriage record, calls him Jean Baptiste PITRE, "nat. Nantes, France," calls his wife Marianne BOUDREAUX "of Nantes, France," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Louis Anselme LANDRY, Pierre MONTEL, & Jean Baptiste ROGER; BRDR, 6:522 (ASM-9, 132), his death/burial record, calls him Jean Baptiste PITRE, says he died at "age 67 years," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.   

24.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls him Jean-Marie [PITRE], & lists him with his parents & 2 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 140-41, Family No. 257; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls him Jean-Marie, son [Ambroise PITRE's] fils, age 1, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean-Marie PITRE, his [Ambroise PITRE's] son, age 1, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 70th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & 2 siblings; BRDR, 3:583, 698 (ASM-2, 111), his marriage record, calls him Juan Maria PITRE, "nat. Chantanay, St. Martin parish, Nantes," calls his wife Rosa Adélaïdes LIRET, "nat. same parish, Nantes, France," gives his & her parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Josef HÉBERT & Pablo PITRE [his brother]; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:299 (Houma Ct.Hse.: Succ. #91), his succession inventory record, calls him Jean Marie PITRE "also known as Campo," m. Rose Adélaïde LIRETTE, & lists his heirs as Azélie Edmire PITRE, d.30 Aug 1842, m. Mathurin Fortune DUPRÉ, Marie Engelina PITRE m. Pierre Achil BABIN, & Marie Joséphine PITRE m. Jean Baptiste BERGERON, Jr. 

His father-in-law, Jean-Pierre LIRETTE, was a Frenchman who married an Acadian in France & came with her to LA in 1785.  Rose-Adélaïde's mother was born in Cherbourg of Acadians from Île St.-Jean. 

His dit, found in his succession inventory record, cited above, probably came from his stepfather Jean-Marie CAMPOS, who married his mother at Ascension in Feb 1789, when Jean-Marie PITRE was only 4 1/2 years old. 

25.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Jean-Pierre [PITRE], & lists him with his widowed father & 3 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 657-58, Family No. 768; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls him Jean-Pierre, son [Anselme PITRE's] fils, journalier, age 21, on the embarkation list, & Jean-Pierre PITRE, his [Anselme PITRE's] son, day laborer, age 21, on the complete listing, says he was in the 14th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his widowed father & 3 sisters, & that he was born in 1763 but gives no birthplace.

What happened to him in LA?  Did he survive the crossing from France?

26.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Jean[sic]-Vincent [PITRE], & lists him with his parents & a brother; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 145-46, Family No. 262, his baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Vincent PITRE, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, & details the families voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 14-15, calls him Jean[sic]-Vincent  son [Tranquille PITRE's] fils, age 1, on the embarkarion list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Jean[sic]-Vincent PITRE, his [Tranquille PITRE's] son, age 1, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 20th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & a brother; BRDR, 3:698 (ASM-3, 51), his death/burial record, calls him Joseph PITRE.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43, 60, 93, 145, 175.

His age on the passenger list of La Bergère makes it clear that the Jean-Vincent, son of Tranquille PITRE, who came to LA in 1785 was the Joseph-Vincent baptized at Nantes in Apr 1783.  The Lafourche valley censuses, cited above, get his first name right every time.  Too bad the editors of Wall of Names copied verbatim the passenger lists of the 7 Ships when they inscribed the Acadian Memorial's Wall of Names. 

What killed him at such a young age?

27.  Wall of Names, 46, calls him Joseph PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St. Malo, 661-63, Family No. 771, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Joseph-Pierre PITRE, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Joseph MERYAIN & Marguerite-Josèphe BOURG, & that his family resided at Pleurtuit from 1759-72. 

What happened to him in LA?

28.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls him Louis-Constant [PITRE], & lists him with his widowed mother & 2 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 143-44, Family No. 260, calls him Louis-Constant [PITRE], gives his parents' names, & details his family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 66-67, calls him Louis-Constant, son [Marie MOÏSE, veuve Olivier PITRE's] fils, age 10, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Louis-Constant PITRE, her [Marie MOYSE, widow Olivier PITRE's] son, age 10, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 6th Family aboard L'Amitié with his mother & 2 sister; BRDR, 2:341, 594 (ASM-2, 26), his marriage record, calls him Luis Constante PITRE "of the Parish of St. Roman, Diocese of Poitiers, France," calls his wife Maria Rosa GUÉDRY "of the Parish of St. Donaciano, Diocese of Nantes, France," gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were "of Acadia," & that the witnesses to his marriage were Joseph AUCOIN & Luis DANTIN.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 501; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 34, 51, 76, 128, 166.

29.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Magdeleine PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 659-61, Family No. 770, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Madeleine-Modeste PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Paul PITRE & Brigitte PINET, & that her family resided at St.-Suliac from 1760-72; NOAR, 4:145, 250 (SLC, M5, 45), her marriage record, calls her Magdalena PITRE, "native of St.-Malo," calls her husband Juan GODREAU, "native of St.-Malo," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ. 

Her husband was a GAUTROT/GAUTREAUX born in Pleslin, which also was a suburb of St.-Malo.  He came to LA aboard Le St.-Rémi, the fourth of the 7 Ships.  They were pretty much the same age.  Did they know one another in France? 

Why was she counted twice at Valenzuéla in 1788?  Did she cross the river & was visiting with her mother & siblings when the census taker found her again? 

30.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Magdalaine [PITRE], & lists her with her parents & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 144-45, Family No. 261, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Madeleine-Rose PITRE, gives her parents but not give her godparents' names, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Magdelaine, sa [Pierre-Olivier PITRE's] fille, age 4, on the embarkation list, & Magdelaine PITRE, his [Pierre-Olivier PITRE's] daughter, age 4, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 7th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:127, 594 (ASM-2, 33), her marriage record, calls her Magdalena PITRE "of Parish of St. Martin, Diocese of Nantes, France," calls her husband Pedro BOURQUE "of Parish of Pledien, Diocese of Dol in France," gives her & his parents' names, says her mother & his father were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Luis TAILLERET & Ambrosio HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 2:300 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #106), her death/burial record, calls her Madeleine PITRE m. Pierre BOURG, but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.   See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45, 59, 91, 135, 178.

31.  Wall of Names, 22, calls her Marguerite PITRE; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:431 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: #10), her succession record, calls her Marguerite PITRE m. Joseph MARTIN, but does not give her parents' names.    

32.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Margueritte [PITRE], & lists her with her widowed father; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 655-56, Family No. 766; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Margueritte, sa [Amand PITRE's] fille, age 24, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marguerite PITRE, his [Amand PITRE's] daughter, age 24, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 48th Family aboard La Bergère with her widowed father; NOAR, 4:28, 249 (SLC, M5, 44), the record of her first marriage, calls her Margarita PIKE, "native of (*)," calls her husband Juan BERTRAND, "native of Mique(*) in France," gives her father's but not her mother's name, give his mother's but not his father's name, & says the witness to her marriage was Josef MARTINEZ; BRDR, 3:414, 699 (ASM-2, 107), the record of her second marriage, calls her Margarita PITRE "of Acadia, wid. Nicolas BERTRAND," calls her husband Josef HÉBERT "of Acadia, widower of Ana DUGAT," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Josef AUCOIN & Ambrosio HÉBERT.

33.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Marguerite [PITRE], & lists her with her widowed father & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 657-58, Family No. 768; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls her Margueritte, sa [Anselme PITRE's] fille, age 14, on the embarkation list, & Marguerite PITRE, his [Anselme PITRE's] daughter, age 14, on the complete listing, says she was in the 14th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her widowed father & 3 siblings, & that she was born in 1771 but gives no birthplace; NOAR, 4:37, 250 (SLC, M5, 54), her marriage record, dated (* - Oct) 7, 1787, calls her (*) PITRE, calls her husband ____ BOUDREAU, gives no parents'  names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Vicente LLORCA, Antonio X(IMENEZ), & Josef MARINE(Z); BRDR, 2:113, 594 (ASC-2, 11), another marriage record, also dated 7 Oct 1787, calls her Margarita PITRE, calls her husband Joseph BOUDREAU, "widower of Maria PITRE," gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Étienne BOUDRAU & Marirose LEBLANC.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 29.  

Her husband's first wife was Marie-Charlotte, 17-year-old daughter of Claude PITRE, whom Joseph married at New Orleans in Jan 1786 & who died the following Nov, probably from the rigors of childbirth.    So why did the census taker at Lafourche in 1788 call her Marie, the first wife's name, & not Marguerite? 

34.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Margueritte PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 659-61, Family No. 770, her baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Charlotte PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Martin-Charles PORCHERON & Marguerite-Louise VALET, & that her family resided at St.-Suliac from 1760-72; BRDR, 2:286, 594 (ASC-2, 6), her marriage record, calls her Margarita PITRE, calls her husband Amand-Philippe FERMIN, does not give any parents' names but says both sets of parents "were Acadians," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Jacques MIEUS d'ENTREMONT & Juan Charles BUDRO.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 44

Her marriage record & the baptismal record of son Narcisse-Florentin FREMIN, dated 27 May 1798, in BRDR, 2:301 (ASM-1, 108), say that her husband's parents were "of Acadia" or "Acadians."  Another baptismal record, that of daughter Renée-Marie FREMIN, dated 30 Aug 1802, in BRDR, 2:301 (ASM-1, 250), says that Amand-Philippe was "of St. Martin de Chantenette," which was St.-Martin-de-Chantenay, near Nantes, France.  I have not found FERMIN/FREMIN in Arsenault, Généalogie, or White, DGFA-1, & not even his mother's family was Acadian, so I will call Amand-Philippe a Frenchman here.  Most of the Acadians of 1785, including Marguerite-Charlotte, who crossed on L'Amitié out of Paimboeuf, came to LA from Nantes, so he probably met her there. 

There were 4 Marguerite PITREs born in c1770/71 who came to LA on the 7 Ships.  The identity of this Marguerite is found not in her marriage record but in the baptismal record of son Narcisse-Florentin FREMIN, cited above, which calls his maternal parents Benjamin PITRE & Margarita BOUDRAUX of Acadia.  Since she was still living with her widowed mother & siblings in Jan 1788, the date of their marriage may be wrong; perhaps they were married in Feb 1788, not Feb 1787. 

35.  Wall of Names, 44 (pl. 11R), calls her Marguerite PIERRE fille a la femme [of Victor BOUDRO]; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 674, Family No. 785, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Geneviève-Marguerite PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Joseph Richard, "her uncle," & Agnès PITRE, "her aunt," & that her family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72; BRDR, 2:498, 594 (SGA-14, 17), her marriage record, calls her Margarita PITRE, calls her husband Servan-Maturin LEJEUNE, gives her & his parents' names, says her parents were "of Baton Rouge," that his mother was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Pedro L'AINS & Joseph RICHARD; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:431 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.15), her death/burial record, calls her Marguerite PITRE, "wid. of Servant LEJEUNE," says she died "at age 56 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.

There is no doubt that she was a PITRE.  Her father's name was Simon dit Pierre PITRE, hence the surname found in Wall of Names.  See Robichaux, cited above, which calls him "Simon PITRE (also known as Simon PIERRE), son of Antoine PITRE and Anne COMMAUX."   Marguerite's mother came to LA with her second husband Victor BOUDROT, not with Marguerite's father, who had died in France.  Too bad the Acadian Memorial copied the 7 Ships passengers lists verbatim & did not change her name to PITRE when they placed her on their memorial tablet. 

36.  Wall of Names, 46, calls her Marguerite PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St. Malo, 661-63, Family No. 771, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Josèphe PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Jean-Charles PITRE & Marguerite-Josèphe BRAUD, & that her family resided at Pleurtuit from 1759-72. 

What happened to her in LA?  Did she survive the crossing from France?

37.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Marguerite PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St. Malo, 667-69, Family No. 777, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marguerite-Marie PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Nicolas JUNGUERRE & Marguerite DAIGLE, that her family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-72, & details her family's voyage to LA in 1785; BRDR, 2:556, 594 (PCP-19, 39), her marriage record, calls her Marguerite PITRE, calls her husband Jean MORANGE, gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were François MAYOU & Antoine CARBERO.  

Her marriage was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Bayou des Écores never had a church of its own.  Priests from Pointe Coupée would cross the river & administer the sacraments to the residents along the bayou. 

MORANGE probably was a French or Spanish corruption of her husband's Italian surname.  His second wife--Anne-Josèphe MICHEL--also was an Acadian who had come to LA from France.  Did Marguerite die at Bayou des Écores & then Jean-Constantin went on to upper Bayou Lafourche, or did she die on the Lafourche?

38.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls her Marie [PITRE], & lists her with her parents & 2 brothers; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 140-41, Family No. 257; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls her Marie, sa [Ambroise PITRE's] fille, age 6, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie PITRE, his [Ambroise PITRE's] daughter, age 6, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 70th Family aboard La Bergère with her parents & 2 brothers; BRDR, 2:465, 594 (ASM-2, 56), her marriage record, calls her Maria PITRE "of Nantes," calls her husband François LE BLANC "of Belleisle of Mer, France," gives her & his parents' names, says her father was deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Étienne DUPUIS & Ambrosio HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:432 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1815), her succession inventory record, calls her Marie PITRE m. François LEBLANC, but does not give her parents' names. 

If her succession inventory record was postmortem, she would have died in her mid-30s. 

39.  Wall of Names, 36 (pl. 9L), calls her Marie PITTRE, & lists her with her husband & a son; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 46-47, calls her Marie PITTRE, sa [Gérôme GUÉRIN] femme, age 36, on the embarkation list, & Marie PITRE, his [Jérôme GUÉRIN's] wife, age 36, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 21st Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her husband & a son; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:431 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.80), her death/burial record, calls her Marie PITRE m. Jérômoe GUÉRIN, says she died "at age 92 yrs.," but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 493; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 43, 60, 93, 135, 176.

Her estimated birth year is taken not from the passenger list of Le St.-Rémi or her burial record but from an average of the ages given in the LA censuses in which she is found.  

40.  Wall of Names, 45, calls her Marie PITRE; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 122, shows the fate of her family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the the footnote for her husband's profile; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 493-95, Family No. 551; BRDR, 2:594 (PCP-5, 3), her death/burial record, calls her Marie PITRE, "wife of Jean HENRY (Acadians)," says she was "bur. in cemetery of Fort of Baton Rouge," but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:81. 

Her burial was recorded at Pointe Coupée because Baton Rouge did not have a church of its own until 1793.  Before then, priests from Pointe Coupée crossed the river & administered the sacraments in the Baton Rouge/Manchac area.  That she died at Fort Bute, Manchac, south of Baton Rouge in Aug 1786 hints that her family may have been among a minority of passengers from their ship who did not go to Bayou des Écores but may have gone straight to Baton Rouge/Manchac from New Orleans in early 1786. 

41.  Wall of Names, 42, calls her Marie PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 663-64, Family No. 773; NOAR, 4:37, 251 (SLC, M5, 45), her marriage record, calls her Maria PITRE, "native of Pledian in France," calls her husband Josef BOUDREAU, "native of Pledian in the Kingdom of France," give her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ; BRDR, 2:594 (ASC-1, 200d), probably her death/burial record, calls her Maria PITRE, "an Acadian," but does not give her parents' names, mention a husband, or give her age at the time of her death.  

"Pledian" is Pleudihen.  Her husband came to LA aboard L'Amitié, the fifth of the 7 Ships.  Did they know one another in France?  He remarried to Marguerite-Ludivine, daughter of Anselme PITRE, at Ascension in Oct 1787, so this is a clue that the 14 Nov 1786 burial record, cited above, is Marie-Charlotte's.  She was only 17 years old & was married less than a year when she died, probably from the rigors of childbirth. 

42.  Wall of Names, 12, calls her Marie PITRE. 

I have found her in no other source, unless she is Marie-Charlotte, daughter of Claude PITRE, who married Joseph-Marie BOUDREAUX at New Orleans in Jan 1786 & died at Lafourche the following Nov.  If so, this is a double listing for both of them.   

43.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Marie-Françoise [PITRE], & lists her with her widowed father & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 657-58, Family No. 768; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 44-45, calls her Marie-Franciose, sa [Anselme PITRE's] fille, age 18, on the embarkation list, & Marie-Francoise PITRE, his [Anselme PITRE's] daughter, age 18, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 14th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her widowed father & 3 siblings; NOAR, 4:145, 250 (SLC, M5, 64), her marriage record, calls her Maria-Francisca PITRE, "native of St.[-Mal]o in France," calls her husband (-Carlos?) GODRO, "native of St.[-Malo] in France," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Antonio XIMENEZ & Vicente LLORCA.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 160.

44.  Wall of Names, 41, calls her Marie PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 659-61, Family No. 770, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Jean OSELET & Marie HÉBERT, & that her family resided at St.-Suliac from 1760-72; BRDR, 2:594, 618 (ASC-2, 49), her marriage record, calls her Maria Magdelena PITRE, calls her husband Antonio RENAUD "of Bordeaux," gives her & his parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Francisco LANDRY & Pierre LANDRY; BRDR, 2:594 (ASM-3, 4), her death/burial record, calls her Magdalena PITRE, "wife of Antonio RENAU & native of Bourdeaux[sic]," but does not give her parents' names.

The priest who recorded her burial probably meant to say that her husband was native of Bordeaux.  So who was the Marie, daughter of Benjamin PITRE &  "wid. of Antoine MARINE" who died in Lafourche Interior Parish on 2 Dec 1825, age 68?  See Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:431 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.26). 

45.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls her Marie [PITRE], & lists her with her parents & 3 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 673, Family No. 783, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Marie-Rose PITRE, gives her parents' names, calls her godparents Pierre ARSEMENT & Marguerite PITRE, & says her family resided at St.-Suliac from 1763-71, Chatelaudren in 1771, & at St.-Suliac again in 1772; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 84, Family No. 165, details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 144-45, Family No. 261, calls her Marie [PITRE], & details her family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s & their voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls her Marie, sa [Pierre-Olivier PITRE's] fille, age 18, on the embarkation list, & Marie PITRE, his [Pierre-Olivier PITRE's] daughter, age 18, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 7th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with her parents & 3 siblings; BRDR, 2:348, 594 (ASC-2, 26), the record of her second marriage, calls her Maria Rosa PITRE, "widow of Miguel GOUDREAUX" [but only on p. 348], calls her husband Juan Miguel GUILLAU, gives her & his parents'  names, says his parents were "of St.-Malo, France in St. Brigit Parish" & hers "of St. Julian Parish, St. Malo, France," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Simon GUILLOT & Chale GUILOT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:432 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.15), her death/burial record, calls her Marie Rose PITRE m. Jean Michel GUILLOT, but does not give her parents' names or mention her first husband.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45, 54, 81, 118, 162.

Who was her first husband?  Church & census records reveal no Michel GAUTREAUX who came to LA as an Acadian immigrant, so he must have been a French Creole or Frenchman named GOUDREAUX.  Where were they married?  When?  I have found no marriage record for this couple, only the notation in the record of her second marriage.  I am assuming that she married Michel GOUDREAUX in LA, not in France.  The marriage could have been after Jan 1788, when she was counted in the Valenzuéla census as still living with her parents, or it could have been as early as late 1785, soon after she reached the colony, & Michel died before the Jan 1788 census.  Her first husband probably fathered no children by her; note that there are no GOUDREAUX children listed with her & her second husband in the Lafourche valley censuses of the 1790s.  

Note also that in the Valenzuéla census of Jan 1788, the families of Marie-Rose & Jean-Michel lived next to one another.  So she eventually married the boy next door.  See Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45.  She was also 3 years older than he was, a sure sign that they married for love.  

46.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Marie-Victoire PITRE, & lists her with her husband & 3 children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 655-56, Family No. 766; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 288, Family No. 354; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Marie-Victoire PITRE, sa [Ambroise DUGAST's] femme, age 31, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Marie-Victoire PITRE, his [Ambroise DUGAT's] wife, age 31, on the complete listing, says she was in the 49th Family aboard La Bergère with her husband & 3 children, details her marriage, including her & her husband's parents' names but does not give a place of marriage, & says daughter Ann-Marie DUGAST was born in 1774 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 3:699 (ASM-3, 57), her death/burial record, calls her Maria PITRE, "age 56 yrs., married to Ambrosio DUGAT," but does not give her parents' names. 

47.  Wall of Names, 47, calls him Martin-Bénony PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 672, Family No. 782, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Martin-Bénoni PITRE, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Martin PORCHERON & Agnès PITRE, & that his family resided at St.-Suliac from 1763-72; NOAR, 4:72, 251 (SLC, M5, 45), his marriage record, calls him Martin PITRE, "native of St.-Malo," calls his wife Juana DANTEIN, "native of St.-Malo," gives his father's first name but not his mother's name, gives her parents' names but not her mother's surname, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Vicente LLORCA & Josef MARTINEZ; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:432 (Thib.Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1828), his succession "voluntary sale" record, calls him Martin PITRE, but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 3:412 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, #792), his death/burial record, calls him Martin PITRE, says he died "at age 88 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 33, 52, 78, 129, 165. 

His mother's name & the relationship with Joseph & Marie-Louise HÉBERT are from Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 54-55.  Martin & his half-brother & half-sister are also on the list of passengers for L'Amitié, an earlier ship, but evidently missed it & had to take La Caroline, the last of the 7 Ships to cross to LA.  His future wife Jeanne crossed on L'Amitié, the fifth of the 7 Ships.  Why did he miss the ship?  Did he & Jeanne know one another in France?  They wasted little time marrying after he finally got to LA.  They settled on Bayou Lafourche & created the largest line of PITREs on the southeastern bayous; all 7 of their sons created families of their own.  One of his younger sons, Mathurin, married a granddaughter of former Governor Henry Schuyler THIBODAUX. 

He was a long-time widower at the time of his death, his wife having died in Apr 1825, in her late 50s.  He did not remarry.  He died at age 84, not 88, one of the last Acadian immigrants in LA to join our ancestors.

48.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  NOAR, 4:251 (SLC, B9, 382), her birth/baptismal record, calls her Martina PITRE, gives her parents' names but not her mother's surname, & says her godparents were Josef Antonio DE HOA, "first official of the treasury of the army in this province," & Margarita BROUTIN; NOAR, 7:139, 259-60 (SLC, M5, 149), her marriage record, calls her Martina PITRE, calls her husband Joseph FOURNIER, give her & his parents' names, says her parents were "natives of Acadia, residents of Assumption Parish on Bayou LaForuche de Valenzuela" & his "natives of Canada," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Juan Bautista Casimiro BLANQUET & Santiage Phelipe GUINAULT.  

Judging by her name, she was one of the newborn Acadians whose honorary godfather was Martin NAVARRO, Spanish intendant of LA.  She also was one of the few of those babies to survive to adulthood. 

49.  Wall of Names, 31 (pl. 7R), calls her Natalie PITRE veuve LE BLANC, & lists her with 2 children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 659, Family No. 769, calls her Natalie PITRE, says she was born in c1734 "in the parish of St. Joseph," which was Rivière-aux-Canards, gives her parents' names, says her father was born in c1706 but gives no birthplace nor his death date & place, says her mother was born in c1708 but give no birthplace, that she married her father in c1731 but give no place of marriage, that her mother, "widow of Antoine PITRE and her children Simon, Marie, Agnès, Joseph and Nathalie PITRE, widow of Paul BOUDROT, disembarked at St. Malo from England on May 23, 1763 from the ship, La Dorothée, that Natalie had married Paul BOUDROT in c1757 but gives no place of marriage, that "Marie-Anne COMMAUX, widow of Antoine PITRE, resided with her family" at St.-Servan from 1763-72, that the Widow PITRE died on 30 Aug 1772 "at the age of 64 years" & was buried next day at St.-Servan, France, & that Nathalie remarried to Jean-Jacques LEBLANC at St.-Servan on 4 Feb 1766; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 114, Family No. 145, calls her Nathalie PITRE, says she was born in c1732, gives her parents' names, calls her first husband Paul BOUDROT, does not give his parents' names, says they were married in c1758 but gives no place of marriage, says their son Pierre BOUDROT was born in England in c1759, says she & "her son disembarked with the family of Simon PITRE, her brother at St. Malo from England on May 23, 1763 from the ship, La Dorothée," that "she resided with her son" at St.-Servan from 1763-66, "until her remarriage" to Jean-Jacques LEBLANC; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 567-69, calls her Nathalie PITRE, also known as Nathalie PIERRE, says she was born "in the parish of St. Joseph in Acadie" in c1734, gives her parents' names, calls her mother Anne COMMAUX & her first husband Paul BOUDRAUX, calls her second husband Jean-Jacques LEBLANC, says he was born on 22 Jan 1723 at St.-Charles-des-Mines, Acadie, son of Jacques LEBLANC & Cécile DUPUIS, that his godparents were Jean LEBLANC & Élizabeth LEBLANC, gives his first wife's name, says he married her in c1750 but gives no place of marriage, says that "Jean-Jacques LEBLANC, widower of Ursule AUCOIN[,] and Crispin and Claire LEBLANC, his children and Cécile DUPUIS, his mother, disembarked at St. Malo from England on May 22, 1763 from the ship, L'Ambition," that he & his family resided at St.-Servan from 1763-72, that he remarried to Nathalie on 4 Feb 1766 at St.-Servan, & details the births & baptisms of 6 of his children by both of his wives; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 115-16, Family No. 213, calls her Nathalie PITRE, says she was born c1734 "in the Parish of Saint-Joseph in Acadie," gives her parents' & her first husband's names but not his parents' names, does not give a date or place of her first marriage, details her second marriage, calls her second husband Jean-Jacques LEBLANC, born in c1721 "in the Parish of Saint-Charles in Acadie," gives his parents' names & details his first marriage, in c1751, no place of marriage given, says that he died at age 60 years & was buried 4 Nov 1781 at St.-Martin, Chantenay, now part of Nantes, gives the birth/baptismal & death/burial record of son Jean-Jacques LEBLANC, fils, baptized 27 Jun 1776, St.-Martin, Chantenay, died & buried 21 Jan 1779, age 2 1/2, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 22-23, calls her Natalie PITRE, veuve LEBLANC, age 50, on the embarkation list, Natalie PITRE, on the debarkation list, & Natalie PITRE, widow LEBLANC, age 50, on the complete listing, says she was in the 46th Family aboard La Bergère with 2 children, details her second marriage, including her husband's parents' names but not her parents' names & gives no place of marriage, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to her & her family after they reached LA.

Of the 5 children she had with Jean-Jacques LEBLANC in France, 3 daughters & 2 sons, only 2 of them, a son & a daughter, came to LA with her.  Daughter Marie-Madeleine, born at St.-Servan in Feb 1767, died the following Aug.  Son Jean-Baptiste, born at St.-Servan in Mar 1768, came to LA.  Daughter Marie-Geneviève, born at St.-Servan in Mar 1770, also came to LA.  Daughter Angélique-Cécile, born at St.-Servan in Feb 1772, did not go to LA.  And youngest child & son Jean-Jacques, fils, baptized at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay in Jun 1776, died at age 2 1/2 in Jan 1779.  See the Robichaux studies of the Acadians in France, cited above.  Did Angélique-Cécile also die in France?  She would have been in her early teens when her widowed mother & 2 older siblings sailed to LA in 1785.  One doubts that, if the daughter was still living, the mother would have left her behind, so Angélique-Cécile probably also died young at St.-Martin-de-Chantenay.  Nathalie's oldest child, son Paul BOUDROT from her first marriage, also did not go to LA.  Paul would have been in his mid-20s in 1785, so, if he survived childhood, he may have created a family of his own & chose to remain in France. 

What happened to Nathalie in LA?  After she gets there, she disappears from LA records. 

Her son Jean-Baptiste LEBLANC's marriage record, dated 19 Jan 1795, in BRDR, 2:470 (SJA-2, 28), calls his parents Juan Jacobo LEBLANC & Anatalia PITRE of St.-Malo; her daughter Marie-Geneviève LEBLANC's marriage record, dated 26 Apr 1795, in BRDR, 2:476 (SJA-2, 30 & 31), calls her parents Juan Santiago LEBLANC & Anatalia PITRE of St.-Malo.  So why does the Sep 1784 Spanish report in Nantes call her husband Joseph?  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 497.  Robichaux's studies of the Acadians in France, & the LA marriage records cited above, make it clear that Nathalie's second husband's name was Jean-Jacques, not Joseph.  He was, in fact, the Jean-Jacques LE BLANC who vehemently criticized the Acadian settlement in Poitou & agitated so long, & unsuccessfully, for permission to emigrate from France to LA during the 1770s. 

50.  Wall of Names, 32 (pl. 8L), calls him Paul-Ambroise [PITRE], & lists him with his parents & 2 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 82-83, Family No. 162; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 140-41, Family No. 257; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 26-27, calls him Paul-Ambroise, son [Ambroise PITRE's] fils, age 7, on the embarkation list, does not include him on the debarkation list, calls him Paul-Ambroise PITRE, his [Ambroise PITRE's] son, age 9, on the complete listing, says he was in the 70th Family aboard La Bergère with his parents & 2 siblings, & that he was born in 1775 but gives no birthplace; BRDR, 2:92, 595 (ASM-2, 56), his marriage record, calls him Pablo PITRE "of Poitou, France," calls his wife Céleste BLANCHARD "of Nantes, France," gives his & her parents' names, & says the witnesses to his marriage were Simon DUGAT & Ambrosio HÉBERT; BRDR, 5(rev.):488 (ASM-3, 269), his death/burial record, calls him Paul Ambroise PITRE, "age 63 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.      

51.  Wall of Names, 23, calls him Pierre PITRE; White, DGFA-1, 1319. 

The brochure accompanying the Dafford Mural at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville says that Pierre PITRE arrived in LA in 1766, but the ship full of Acadians that arrived that year did not reach New Orleans until late Sep.  Pierre's appearance in the Opelousas militia census of 1766, taken in the spring, shows that he arrived in LA in 1765.  See Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 128.  For the 1768 petition, see Brasseaux, ed., Quest for the Promised Land, 114-15.  

There is a burial record for Pierre PITRE, "inhabitant of this Post," dated "Wednesday, 31 Dec. 1794," in Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 1-A:628 (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.25).  If this Pierre PITRE died in 1794, he would have been 95 years old!  And if this was him, why is he not in the Opelousas censuses of 1771, 1774, 1777, 1785, & 1788?  See De Ville, Opelousas Post Census, 1771; De Ville, Mississippi Valley Mélange, 1:38-42; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1777; De Ville, Southwest LA Families, 1785; Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 320-43.  Tellingly, White, cited above, does not include this Pierre's death/burial date.  I would guess that the old fellow, who was already age 66 when he came to Opelousas, died there before the census of 1771.  The Pierre PITRE who died in Dec 1794 was a grandson, Pierre le jeune, son of François. 

52.  Wall of Names, 45, calls him Pierre PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 667-69, Family No. 777, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre PITRE, gives his parents' names, says his godparents were Pierre-Ferrard CHAPELLE & Reine BOTERAL, that his family resided at Pleudihen from 1789-72, & details their voyage to LA in 1785. 

What happened to him in LA?  Did he survive the crossing from France?

53.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Pierre [PITRE], & lists him with his parents & 3 sisters; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 144-45, Family No. 261, his birth/baptismal record, calls him Pierre-André PITRE, gives his parents' but not his godparents' names, &, calling him Pierre, details his family's voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls him Pierre, son [Pierre-Olivier PITRE's] fils, age 1, on the embarkation list, & Pierre PITRE, his [Pierre-Olivier PITRE's] son, age 1, on the complete listing, & says he was in the 7th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his parents & 3 sisters; BRDR, 3:140, 700 (ASC-2, 189), his marriage record, calls him Pierre André PITRE, "nat. parish St. Martin, Diocese of Chantenay, Nantes, France," calls his wife Angélique BOURGEOIS, "wid. François LOUVIERE ... of St. James," gives his & her parents' names, says all parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to his marriage were Michel BOURGEOIS, Michel DUGAS, & Antoine DIECHE; Hébert, D., Southwest LA Records, 4:396 (Opel.Ch.: v.2, p.42), perhaps his death/burial record, calls him Pierre Foré PITRE, says he died "at age 59 yrs.," but does not give his parents' names or mention a wife.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45, 59, 91, 135, 178.

His wife was 38 years old & twice widowed when they married.  She married her first husband, in fact, when Pierre-André was only 3 years old! 

That he may have been the Pierre PITRE who died in St. Landry Parish in Nov 1844 is based on the following assumptions:  first, the name in the burial record, Pierre Foré, probably was a corruption of Pierre André; &, second, his only son Émile, who married in Lafourche Interior Parish in Mar 1840, had moved to St. Mary Parish, on lower Bayou Teche, by Sep 1845.  Why Pierre André would have gone to St. Landry & not St. Mary is anyone's guess. 

54.  Wall of Names, 35 (pl. 9L), calls him Pierre-Olivier PITRE, & lists him with his wife & 4 children; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 673, Family No. 783; Robichaux, Acadians in Châtellerault, 84, Family No. 165, calls him Pierre-Olivier PITRE, says he was born c1737 but gives no birthplace, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial record of son George-Marie, born 11 Jan 1770, no birthplace given, died age 4 & buried 18 Sep 1774, Leigne-les-bois, Vienne, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 144-45, Family No. 261, calls him Pierre-Olivier PITRE, says he was born c1737 but gives no birthplace, calls him a day-laborer, gives his parents' names, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, includes the birth/baptismal & death/burial records of daughter Olive-Julie, baptized 3 Jun 1776, St.-Similien, Nantes, died age 3 & buried 9 Oct 1778, St.-Martin, Chantenay, son Romain, baptized 21 Feb 1778, St.-Similien, Nantes, died age 20 mos. & buried 10 Oct 1779, St.-Martin, Chantenay, daughter Anne, died age 8 & buried 28 Jan 1780, St.-Martin, Chantenay, daughter Madeleine-Rose, baptized 2 Apr 1780, St.-Martin, Chantenay, daughter Anne-Henriette, baptized 20 Feb 1782, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & son Pierre-André, baptized 9 Apr 1784, St.-Martin, Chantenay, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 42-43, calls him Pierre-Olivier PITRE, journalier, age 46, on the embarkation list, & Pierre-Olivier PITRE, day laborer, age 46, on the complete listing, says he was in the 7th Family aboard Le St.-Rémi with his wife & 4 children, & details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, says they were married in 1765 but gives no place of marriage.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 505; Robichaux, Bayou Lafourche, 1770-98, 45, 59, 91, 135, 178.

Notice that this couple buried at least 4 children in France, the number that they took with them to LA in 1785.  The Lafourche valley censuses of the 1790s show that his wife was dead by Jan 1791 & that he probably never remarried.  

55.  Wall of Names, 43, calls her Susanne PITRE.  <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/5bateaux.htm>, Family No. 128, shows that in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, her first husband, Baptiste-Olivier, age 32, died at St.-Servan, near St.-Malo, 27 Mar 1759, 2 months after they reached France, & she also lost all but 1 of their 5 children--daughter Marie-Madeleine, age 6, died at St.-Servan 12 March, & daughters Marie, age 9, Isabelle, age 4, & Ozite, age 3, died at sea, that only daughter Marguerite-Josèphe, age 8, survived with her; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 495-96, Family No. 553; BRDR, 2:595 (PCP-5, 2), her death/burial record, calls her Susane PITRE, "wife of Pierre HUBERT[sic], an Acadian of Bayou des Écors," but does not give her parents' names or her age at the time of her death.  See also De La Roque "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:82. 

Her burial was recorded at Pointe Coupée because the Acadian settlement at Bayou des Écores never got a church of its own, so priests from Pointe Coupée would cross the river and administer the sacraments to the residents along the bayou. 

56.  Wall of Names, 29 (pl. 7L), calls him Tranquille PITRE, & lists him with his wife & 2 sons; <perso.orange.fr/froux/St_malo_arrivees/Supply.htm>, Family No. 10, reveals the fate of his family in the crossing to St.-Malo in 1758-59, detailed in the footnote to his father's profile above; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 655-56, Family No. 766; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 145-46, Family No. 262, calls him Tranquille PITRE, says he was born in 1748 "in the Parish of Saint-Pierre and Saint-Paul of Cobequid in Acadie," gives his parents' names, says he was a copper in France, details his marriage, including his wife's parents' names, includes the baptismal records of sons Jean-Baptiste, baptized at St.-Jacques, Nantes, on 1 Jun 1781, & son Joseph-Vincent, baptized at St.-Nicolas, Nantes, on 5 Apr 1783, & details the families voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 14-15, calls him Tranquille PITRE, tonellier, age 36, on the embarkation list, Tranquile PITRE, on the debarkation list, & Tranquille PITRE, wet cooper, age 36, on the complete listing, says he was in the 20th Family aboard La Bergère with his wife & 2 sons, details his marriage, including his & his wife's parents' names, & lists the implements the Spanish gave to him & his family after they reached LA; BRDR, 2:595 (ASM-3, 27), his death/burial record, calls him Tranquilo PITRE, "age 54 years, spouse of Isabel AUCOIN," but does not give his parents' names.  See also De La Roque, "Tour of Inspection," Canadian Archives, 2A:114. 

57.  Wall of Names, 40, calls her Ursule PITRE; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 664-65, Family No. 774, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Ursule-Françoise PITRE, gives her parents' names, says her godparents were Joseph BRAUD & Hesse BRAUD, & that her family resided at Pleudihen from 1759-64, & at St.-Sulaic from 1764-72; BRDR, 2:416, 595 (ASC-2, 12), her marriage record, calls her Ursule PITRE, calls her husband Aimable LANDRY, but gives no parents' names nor any witnesses to her marriage; BRDR, 6:522 (ASM-10, 70), her death/burial record, calls her Ursule PITRE, "Age 86 years Wife of omit LANDRY," but does not give her parents' names.   

Evidently she was her parents' only child.  According to Robichaux, cited above, her father died on 18 Sep 1762.  So how is it that she was born 10 months after his death?

58.  Wall of Names, 39 (pl. 10L), calls her Victoire [PITRE], & lists her with her widowed mother & 2 siblings; Robichaux, Acadians in St.-Malo, 671-72, Family No. 781, her birth/baptismal record, calls her Victoire PITRE, gives her parents' names, details her baptism, says she was the goddaughter of Nicolas MOYSE & Judith POJET, says that she, her parents, & brother Jean "arrived at St.-Malo from St.-Pierre and Miquelon on November 13, 1767 on the Schooner, La Creole, & that her family resided at St.-Suliac from 1767-72; Robichaux, Acadians in Nantes, 143-44, Family No. 260, calls her Victoire [PITRE], gives her parents' names, & details the family's participation in the Poitou settlement of the early 1770s as well as its voyage to LA in 1785; Hébert, D., Acadian Families in Exile 1785, 66-67, calls her Victoire, sa [Marie MOÏSE, veuve Olivier PITRE's] fille, age 19, on the embarkation list, does not include her on the debarkation list, calls her Victoire PITRE, her [Marie MOYSE, widow Olivier PITRE's] daughter, age 19, on the complete listing, & says she was in the 6th Family aboard L'Amitié with her mother & 2 siblings; BRDR, 2:595, 660 (ASC-2, 6), the record of her first marriage, calls her Victoire PITRE, calls her husband Juan SAISIZO, gives no parents' names, & says the witnesses to her marriage were Jacques MIEUS D'ENTREMENT & Juan-Charles BUDRO; BRDR, 2:595, 598 (ASM-2, 33), the record of her second marriage, calls her Victoria PITRE, "widow of Juan SACHEXAUE," calls her husband Estevan-Gabriel POIRAU "of St. Sebastian Parish in Nantes, France," gives her & his parents' names, says her father was "of Louisbourg, Diocese of Québec," & that the witnesses to her marriage were Josef GUÉRIN & Ambrosio HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:433 (Thib.Ch.: v.1, p.47), her death/burial record, calls her Victoire PITRE, "born at Louis Bourg, Acadie, m. Ethiene BOIRAUD," but does not give her parents' name, mention her first husband, or give her age at the time of her death; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:433 (Thib.Cte.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1829), her succession inventory record, calls her Victoire PITRE, gives her death date, says she m. (1)d.Jean SAGIRAU, m. (2)Étienne BOIREAU," lists her children, but does not give her parents' names.  See also Voorhies, J., Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians, 501.

Her first husband's surname also is spelled ZAGIRO, followed here.  Was he Spanish?  Italian?

59.  Not in Wall of Names because of the circumstance of her birth.  BRDR, 2:593 (ASC-5, 1), her baptismal record, dated 4 Dec 1785, calls her Céleste PITRE, gives her parents' names, but does not give her birth date; BRDR, 3:542, 697 (ASM-2, 90), her marriage record, calls her Céleste PITRE "of St. James," calls her husband Juan Martin LEBLANC "of Chatenais in Nantes," gives her & his parents' names, says her father & both his parents were deceased at the time of the wedding, & that the witnesses to her marriage were Simon DUGAT & Ambroise HÉBERT; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:429 (Thib. Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1817), her first succession inventory record, calls her Céleste PITRE m. Jean Martin LEBLANC; Hébert, D., South LA Records, 1:429 (Thib. Ct.Hse.: Succ.: Year 1825), her second succession inventory record, calls her Céleste PITRE m. Jean Martin LEBLANC, "whose 2nd wife is Clémence THIBODAUX," list her children, & says her "old estimation" was on 18 Sep 1817. 

She is on this list because, despite her not appearing on any of the passenger lists of La Bergère, she came to LA in utero or as a newborn.  Her baptismal record, cited above, gives no birth date, but the fact that she was alive in early Dec, that her family had left Paimboeuf, France, in May, & had reached New Orleans in Aug, shows that, if she was not born at Nantes or Paimboeuf before her family left France, she was born either on the crossing over or soon after her family reached the colony.  The debarkation list for La Bergère includes the names of only the heads of families, so only her father appears on it.  That she does not appear on the ship's embarkation list means that she likely was born after her family left France. Winzerling, Acadian Odyssey, 135, says that 7 births occurred during La Bergère's voyage & 5 more soon after the ship reached New Orleans.  I would guess that she was one of the newborns. 

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