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Pierre Dugast (abt. 1728 - aft. 1785)

Pierre Dugast
Born about in Cobequid, Acadia, New Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died after in Louisiana, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Apr 2019 | Last significant change: 24 Jan 2021
20:38: Gisèle Cormier edited the data for Pierre Dugast (abt.1728-aft.1785). (Parents added today marked uncertain. Added research note. ) [Thank Gisèle for this]
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Pierre Dugast migrated from France to Louisiana in 1785.
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Pierre Dugast lived in Louisiana.


Pierre Dugast (Dugas)

Date of Birth: 1/1/1728


Father: Claude Dugast (Dugas)

Married Marguerite Daigle.

Children: Anne (born ca. 1762), Marie (born ca. 1765)

Exile: Resided at Plouer, Brittany, France, 1759-1773. Departed France aboard the Bergère, a 300-ton merchant vessel chartered by the Spanish government to transport Acadian exiles to Louisiana, May 12, 1785. Arrived in Louisiana, August 15, 1785.

From "Pierre Dugas of Cobeguit, age 57, came to Louisiana aboard La Bergère, the second of the Seven Ships, which reached New Orleans in mid-August. With him were wife Marguerite Daigle, age 60, and unmarried daughters Anne-Marie, age 23, and Marie-Victoire, age 20. Needless to say, Pierre and Marguerite had no more children in Louisiana. They settled in the Opelousas District, where Marguerite died in March 1808. She was described as a widow in her burial record, so Pierre had died before then, probably at Opelousas. Marie-Victoire married Louis, son of fellow Acadian Pierre Richard, probably at Opelousas in c1785 and died in St. Landry Parish before July 1826, when her husband remarried in Lafayette Parish..."


Bugeon and Hivert-Le Faucheux, comps., Les Acadiens partis de France en 1785, pp. 21-25; Rieder and Rieder, comps., Seven Acadian Expeditions of 1785, 20.

Research Notes

Parents Joseph Dugas and Marguerite Coste were attached to this profile on 24 January 2021. More research is needed to make sure these are the right parents.

  • Acadians in Gray does not name Pierre's parents, but mentions that he was born in Cobequid.
  • Genealogist Karen Theriot Reader says his parents were Claude Dugas (1702-abt.1788) and Anne Hebert (1708-), without citing a specific source for this.[1]
  • Researcher Marcel Walter Landry gives the same parentage as Karen Theriot Reader[2]
  • No information in DGFA concerning the children born to these couples. Stephen White on p. 567 writes that records show Marguerite Coste's husband was Joseph Dugas, not Claude Dugas as many authors have presumed.

Parents marked uncertain until further proof is found. Cormier-1939 20:38, 24 January 2021 (UTC)


  1. Karen Theriot Reader [ Page for Pierre Dugas at Geneanet
  2. Marcel Walter Landry Page for Pierre Dugas at Généalogie des Landry à travers le monde, accessed January 2021 (Login required)
  • His daughter's baptism record

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