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Rose Bayon (abt. 1631 - bef. 1678)

Rose Bayon aka Bayols, Bayol, Bayou
Born about in Francemap [uncertain]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1649 in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 14 Aug 2017
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Rose Bayon is the ancestral matriarch of the Acadian Comeau family. Rose was born around 1631 presumably in France. [1].
Around 1649 she married Pierre Comeau.[1] Between about 1650 and 1665 the couple had nine children: Étienne, Pierre the older called L'Esturgeon, Françoise, Jean the elder, Pierre the younger, Antoine, Jeanne, Marie-Jeanne (Marie-Anne), and Jean the younger.
In 1671 they were living in Port Royal, Acadie [2]
Rose died before the 1678 census as Pierre is listed as a Widower.[1][3]
DNA. The Mothers of Acadia Maternal DNA project is conducting ongoing research to verify their origins. In 2010, Stephen White reported Rose Bayon had a Haplogroup J*. Ongoing test results are also reported here. As of May 2014, 1 descendant reported a J haplogroup, indicating European origins. Other tests resulted in mtDNA Haplogroup J*[4] And a reputed descendant had mtDNA test which proved to be Haplogroup J*, not of native American origin. [5]

Research Note

Could her father be Nicholas Bayolle? If true, evidence, not theory is needed.[6][7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 White, Stephen A., Patrice Gallant, and Hector-J Hébert. Dictionnaire Généalogique Des Familles Acadiennes. Moncton, N.-B.: Centre D'études Acadiennes, Université De Moncton, 1999, Print, p93, 369-371.
  2. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1671 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie. 1671 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752” Images 3-14.
    at Port Royal: Pierre COMMEAUX, cooper, 75, wife, Rose BAYOLS; Children (1 married): Etienne 21, (not married): Pierre 18, Francoise 15, Jehan 14, Pierre 13, Anthoine 10, Jeanne 9, Marie 7, Jehan 6; cattle 16, sheep 22.
  3. Tim Hebert; 1678 Port Royal Acadian Census noting that the correlations for this census were done by Rev. Clarence J. d'Entremont, Fairhaven, Massachusetts.1678 Census
  4. Title:; Author: Lucie LeBlanc Consentino
    HVR1 differences from CRS16069T 16126C 16325C 16390A
    HVR2 73G 185A 228A 263G 295T 309.1C 315.1C 462T 489C
  5. research note of Karen Theriot Reader, Rose Barbe Bayon
    HVR1: 16069T, 16126C, 16325C, 16390A; HVR2: 73G, 185A, 228A, 263G, 295T, 309.1C, 315.1C, 462T, 489C.
  6. Karen Theriot Reader Rose Bayon citing "The Passenger List of the Ship SAINT-JEHAN and the Acadian Origins," in FRENCH CANADIAN AND ACADIAN GENEALOGICAL REVIEW; 1600-1700; vol. 1, no. 1 (spring 1968); p. 70; sent by PERSI in Jun 1999.
    It is not improbable that Barbe's father is Nicolas BAYOLLE of Dijon, who sailed beside Isaac PESSELIN on the ship "Saint-Jehan" as immigrants to Acadia, leaving La Rochelle, France on 1 Apr 1636.
  7. "History of the Comeau Family Traces back to the 1300's," in ACADIAN GENEALOGY EXCHANGE; vol. XXVI, nos. 2&3 (Apr/Jul 1997); p. 71. Rose BAYOLS, daughter of Nicolas BAYOLS of Dijon, France [who is her mother?]. Her father had come to Acadie first in 1636 aboard the "Saint-Jehan," under the command of Nicolas LeCREUX, Lord of Breuil. He returned to France to retrieve his family and returned in 1738 with Rose. Around 1649, when she was around 18, she married at Port Royal to Pierre COMMEAU, then around 50 years of age. They settled near Port-Royal on the Riviere des Dauphins and had nine children, the oldest Etienne born in 1650.

See also:

  • Bibliographie/Bibliography: Acadian Church Records; Dictionnaire des Acadiens (Godbout);
  • Généalogie des Français d'Amérique du Nord website hosted by Denis Beauregard
  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 FIELD Name: Bibliography VALUE Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900.

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removed Nicolas as her father; no proof. We don't yet know who her parents were.
posted by Jacqueline Girouard
I was at NEHGS in Boston and saw a book titled "Families Acadiennes" by Leopold Lanctot, published c1994. In the chapter on Comeau's on page 128 he indicated Barbe Bayolet is sister of Nicholas Bayol. On page 129 he indicates some of Barbe's children were cousins to Rose Bayol. I do not know how credible the book is but it does have much detail and seems to have been researched very well.
posted by Henry Morneau
Rose's mother is NOT Barbe Bajolet. I'm sure people get confused because Barbe Bajolet sometimes has a dit Bayol name...but that does not mean she was married to Nicholas Bayon/Bayol. She was wed to Isaac Pesseley when Rose was born and interestingly Isaac and Nicholas Bayon were both on the St Jehan together, but Barbe was not aboard reportedly.
posted by Donna (Friebel) Storz
2 persons connect to this profile as mtDNA matches but one is full sequence and Haplogroup X2b7. The other person tested only HVR -1 and HVR-3 with Haplogroup X. Doesn't the different Haplogroup imply an error somewhere in the maternal line?
posted by Richard Van Wasshnova
Bayol-12 and Bayols-2 appear to represent the same person because: prefer Bayon first Bayols second, Bayol last choice
posted by Richard Van Wasshnova
4 Biographys and SAW show Bayon only but her profile shows Bayol and no alternate name. If you don't change surname surname to Bayon at least add as alternate name.

Also no source given for her parents. Also submitting a merge.

posted by Richard Van Wasshnova
There seems to be disagreement on spelling of her surname. I have seen Bayol, Bayon, and now Bayou. I believe SAW uses Bayon in DGFA. We may wish to change it.
posted by Donna (Friebel) Storz
Bayou-2 and Bayol-12 appear to represent the same person because: same spouse, same child (Pierre)
posted by Ron Heroux
Bayol-15 and Bayol-12 appear to represent the same person because: All vitals match or are very close. Same spouse.
posted by Lianne Lavoie
I removed Barbe Bajolet as her mother as they do not share the same haplogroup which they would if they were mother/daughter. I do want to investigate at some point whether Nicholas Bayol and Barbe Bajolet may be siblings or such as Barbe is sometimes called Bajolet dit Bayol.
posted by Donna (Friebel) Storz