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Pierre Cormier (abt. 1695 - aft. 1746)

Pierre "dit Rossignol" Cormier
Born about in Beaubassin, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 22 Nov 1718 in Beaubassin, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Descendants descendants
Died after after about age 51 in Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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All these men were cousins, lived in the Beaubassin area and were born around the same time. They all have nicknames. Two of them married women with surname Cyr. There continues to be confusion with their children, parents and spouses. Girouard-4019 07:27, 26 April 2017 (EDT)

  • Pierre Cormier-2 dit Rossignol Cormier; married Marie Anne Cyr
  • Pierre Cormier-735 dit de la Cote; married Marguerite Cyr
  • Pierre Cormier-77 dit Palette Cormier; married Cecile Thibodeau
  • Pierre Cormier-1666 dit le Grand; married Anne Marie Pitre & Jeanne Thibodeau
  • Pierre Cormier; b. ca 1700 married Marie Cyr (unsourced)


Pierre dit Rossignol Cormier, son of François Cormier and Marguerite LeBlanc, was born about 1695 in Beaubassin, Acadia. He was the third child in a family of 14 children.[1] Pierre was listed at the age of 3 in the 1698 census at Beaubassin. He appeared again in a census in 1700 at the age of 5.[2] Pierre was counted again in the 1714 census. He was the eldest of 7 children living in the family home. [3]
Pierre and Marie Anne Cyr were married in Beaubassin on 22 November 1718.[4][5][6][1]
He died sometime between 21 February 1746 and 10 August 1754 (marriage of his daughter Marguerite). [7]

Research on Children

Children & Cyr p.10
Note: the number of children and their names varies from one source to another. Some of the children apparently didn't have children of their own and aren't mentioned. Also, the birth ages are estimates so the birth order varies also. Use this list for your own research but do not accept it as factual. Post anything you find here please:
  1. Madeleine b: 30 Dec 1719 in Beaubassin, Acadia c: 30 Dec 1719 in Beaubassin, Acadia, m. Paul Bourgeois
  2. Marie b: Abt 1720-1757; m. Charles dit Marin Gaudet
  3. Pierre 1722- ; m. Elisabeth Chiasson b. 1738; ch. Nicolas, Rosalie
  4. Anne dite Nanette c1727?, m. Pierre Bourg dit Canique 1722-1790
  5. Jean-Francois dit Oueseca 1726-1771; m. Marie-Josephe Cyr
  6. Jean-Baptiste dit Thierry, bef. 1730-1772; m. Marie-Madeleine Bernard
  7. Jean CORMIER b: 20 Nov 1732 in Beaubassin, Acadia c: 28 Dec 1732 in Beaubassin, Acadia
  8. Marguerite b: Abt 1734 in Beaubassin, Acadia; m. Jacques Bourg dit Canique, b. 1732-1789
  9. Marie Madeleine 1734- 1796; m. Etienne Mignot, 1732-1813
  10. Rosalie 1736 - 1796, m. Claude-Vital Barolet, 1730-1756 (1) and Pierre Rouillard dit St-Cyr (2). [8]The most telling refutation is that the Jean CORMIER born 20 Nov 1732 in Pierre Francois & Anne SYRE's family would not leave possible the birth on 2 Sep 1732 of Francoise CORMIER, listed as daughter of Pierre & Marie SIRE. I did not check the other children in detail, but the notes should show the dates.
  11. François dit Rossignol bef. 1737-1810; m. Jeanne-Victoire LePrince 1741-1855
  12. Marie b: Abt 1740 m. Francois-Amable Champoux dit Saint-Pair 1736-
  13. Pierre dit Rossignol 1741/2 - 1812;, m. Madeleine LePrince 1747/8 - 1749
  14. Marguerite-Blanche 1745 - 1785; m. Jean-Baptiste Allain.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Karen Theriot Reader Pierre dit Rossignol Cormier citing Bona Arsenault; Publication: Montreal: Leméac, 1978, 6 vols.; Note: Vols. 2-6 contain genealogies by area, paged continuously. p. 911 (Beaubassin);
    Text: Pierre CORMIER dit ROSSIGNOL, born 1695, son of François & Marguerite LE BLANC. Married at Beaubassin on 22 Nov 1718 to Marie-Anne CYR, daughter of Jean & Francoise MELANSON; twelve children.
  2. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1700 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1700 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 151-173.
    at Beaubassin: François CORMIER 28; Marguerite LEBLANC (wife) 24; Piere 5; Marguerite 7; Marie 6; Anne 3; 12 cattle, 8 sheep, 3 hogs, 15 arpents, 1 gun.
  3. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1714 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1714 Census Transcription. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 239-261.
    at Beaubassin: Francois CORMIER and Margueritte LeBLANC his spouse; children: Pierre, Anne, Catherine, Cecile, Paul, Francois, Joseph.
  4. Library and Archives Canada Fonds des Archives départementales de la Charente-Maritime [La Rochelle, France] : C-1207 Registres de Beaubassin - reel_c1207 MG 6 A 2 (Image 21)
  5. Archives départementales de la Charente-Maritime, Registre paroissial de Beaubassin, 1712-1748, E-Dépot 105/520, p. 52/359. Entry for Pierre Cormier and Marianne Sire marriage 22 November 1718.
  6. Title: Acadian Church Records, vol. II; Author: Milton P. and Norma Gaudet Rieder; Publication: Metairie, LA: Authors, 1976; Note: Covers year 1712-1748. Also available as microfiche #6087649. Includes transcripts of Beaubassin, Acadia church registers, now at the Archives of the Mayor of La Rochelle, Charente Maritime, France. p. 21
  7. 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) p. 402
  8. Email message from Karen Theriot Reader-22 responding to a question about Rosalie's parents. I am leaving the parents blank, although Tim Hebert makes a good educated guess. But I find that the list of children for that other set of parents leaves little room for the children I have listed, including Rosalie. Pierre Cormier
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