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Jean Baptiste Olivier Henry (abt. 1728 - 1759)

Jean Baptiste Olivier Henry
Born about in Acadiemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1748 in Acadiemap
Died at about age 31 in St. Servan, Bretagne, Francemap
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Jean Baptiste was born around 1728 in Acadie. He was the son of Jean dit le Neveu Henry, and Marie Madeleine Thériot.[1]

Around 1749 in Acadie he married Suzanne Pitre, daughter of Jean Pitre and Marguerite Thériot.[2]

After the birth of Marie and Marguerite, the young couple decided to settle at Rivière-de-l'Ouest, Isle Saint-Jean (present-day Prince Edward Island) with their 3 daughters . They were listed in the 1752 La Roque census[3]

By 1758, there were 5 girls in the household: Marie, Marguerite Josèphe, Marie Madeleine, Isabelle and Osite. During the Great Upheaval, the family was deported to Europe with thousands of Acadians, in 1758.[4]

On 23 Jan 1759 Jean-Baptiste, Suzanne and only two daughters disembarked at St. Malo from one of the "Five ships." Marie, Isabelle and Osite died at sea.[5]

Marie Madeleine and her father Jean Baptiste passed away only 2 months after arriving in France.[6]

Suzanne remarried the following year to Pierre Hébert and gave birth to 8 more children.


  1. Karen Theriot Reader Jean dit le Neveu Henry citing Internet - lghc a Note Posted by Andy Scott (greydale@hughes,net) in Mar 2007. -
    Stephen White has given permission to post the following response to the question of Jean's parents.“Jean-Baptiste-Olivier Henry was a son of Jean Henry and Marie-Madeleine Thériot. His parents were identified over thirty years ago by Father Patrice Gallant, who noticed how close "Baptiste Olivier" was in La Roque's census to Jean and Marie-Madeleine in the Rivière-du-Ouest settlement of Île St-Jean.
  2. Karen Theriot Reader Jean Baptiste Olivier Henry citing Albert Robichaux, Jr., THE ACADIAN EXILES IN SAINT-MALO; 1758-1785; Eunice, LA, Hebert Publications, 1981, Part I, vol. II; pp. 495-496, family #553; own copy; contains Family Genealogies H-Z.
    Jean-Baptiste-Olivier HENRY, born about 1727, married about 1749 to Suzanne PITRE, daughter of Jean & Marguerite TERRIOT; five children. Jean, his wife and three daughters were residents at Riviere-du-Ouest on Isle St. Jean. On 23 Jan 1759 he and wife and two daughters disembarked at St. Malo from one of the "Five ships." He died on 28 Mar 1759 at the age of 32 years; buried 29 Mar 1759 at St. Servan, Ille-et-Vilaine, France. His widow resided at Pleurtuit from 1759-1760 until her remarriage to Pierre HEBERT.
  3. Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, Volume II (Ottawa: Printed by S.E.Dawson, 1905), 1752 La Roque Census, p. 82/Image 194. The original census, in French, can be found at Census Original Version “Recensement de l'Isle Royal et de Isle Saint-Jean ” Image 314
    Baptiste Oliver, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 24 years, has been in the country fifteen months. Married to Suzanne Pitre, native of l'Acadie, aged 22 years.
    They have three daughters:
    Marie aged 31 months.
    Margueritte, aged 18 months.
    Magdelaine, aged 15 days.
    Live stock: two oxen, one cow, four heifers, one bull, one ewe, one sow, two pigs, and one horse. The land upon which they are settled is situated on the north side of the Rivière du Ouest, and was given to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonaventure [one n]. They have made a clearing on it for a garden only.
  4. Arsenault, Georges, "The Acadians of Prince Edward Island." [online] Acadian Home. Available at: Accessed 4 June 2020.
  5. Ship at St-Malo Roll of the " Five english ships " (YARMOUTH, PATIENCE, MATHIAS, RESTORATION, JOHN SAMUEL), disembarked at Saint-Malo on january 23, 1759. Accessed June 2020
    Family #128
    HENRY Baptiste Olivier, 32 ans, + à Saint Servan le 27 mars 1759
    PITRE Suzanne, 28 ans, femme
    HENRY Marguerite Josephe, 8 ans, fille
    HENRY Marie Madeleine, 6 ans, fille, + à Saint Servan le 12 mars 1759
    HENRY Marie, 9 ans, fille, + en mer
    HENRY Isabelle, 4 ans, fille, + en mer
    HENRY Ozite, 3 ans, fille, + en mer
  6. Acte de sepulture Archives d'Ile-et-Villaine, St-Servan:S:1759, pg. 13; viewed September 7, 2018

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