Catherine Lejeune is the Ancestral Matriarch of the Acadian Savoie family.
Catherine married Francois Savoie around 1644. Between 1645 and 1670, they had 9 children: Françoise, Germain, Marie, Jeanne, Catherine, François, Barnabé, Andreé, and Marie-France.
D'Entremont in his "Histoire du Cap-Sable, 1763", states the first Lejeune and his French wife arrived in Acadia before or during the time of Isaac de Razilly. Isaac de Razilly was appointed Governor fo Acadia in 1632 and died three years later in 1635. D'Enterment implies that the Lejeunes arrived in Acadia sometime prior to 1636. D'Entremont also notes the first Lejeune couple had three children at the time of their arrival in Acadia: Aimee Lejeune, born between 1622 & 1625, Pierre Lejeune, born after Aimee and before Catherine Lejeune, who was born about 1633. D'Entremont further states that Pierre Lejeune II married an Amerindienne.
Location of Birth. Regarding the Lejeune siblings' specific location of birth in France, there are no birth records. Massignon has demonstrated that a number of familial alliances existed among the first settlers of Acadia PRIOR to their arrival in Acadia, which points to a common French origin. She believes they lived in the Acadian Governor d'Aulnay's seigneury in France near Loudon (comprising of the villages of Angliers, Aulnay, Martaizé and La Chausée). Regarding the Lejeune sisters, Massignon claims that they were allied with the Savoie through Catherine's marriage and the Gauterot through Edmee's marriage.</ref> It is not clear to me that the sisters married prior to their arrival in Acadia. Stephen White claims the Catherine married Savoie in Acadia. Edmee's marriage around 1644 to Gauterot may have taken place in Acadia as he was among the first settlers and was definitely in Acadia prior to 1650 (some claim 1636).
Né en France vers 1621, François Savoie est arrivé en Acadie avant 1651, date où il s'est marié à Catherine Lejeune. Neuf enfants sont issus de leur mariage, dont Germain, né vers 1654, qui épousa vers 1678 Marie Breau, fille de Vincent Breau et de Marie Bourque. Germain Savoie, l'aîné des douze enfants de ceux-ci, vit le jour vers 1682. Le 13 janvier 1709, à Port-Royal, il prit pour femme Geneviève Babineau, fille de Nicolas Babineau et de Marie -Marguerite Granger. Jean Savoie, l'aîné des dix enfants de ces derniers, naquit à Port-Royal, le 14 février 1710. Le 22 août 1735, au même endroit, Jean épousa Anne Landry, fille de Charles Landry et de Catherine Broussard. Peu après leur mariage, Jean et Anne s'établirent à Chipoudy. En 1755 ils se sont évadés des Anglais. On les retrouve par la suite à la rivière Miramichi. CONT 1. JEAN SAVOIE, m ANNE LANDRY. Enfants :</ref>
Ethnic Origins. Some have speculated that Catherine was Amerindian. The Mothers of Acadia maternal DNA project posts its ongoing Maternal DNA results here. To date, the haplogroup of both sisters is consistently reported as U6a7a, indicating European origins. Another group known as Ancestry Out of Acadia DNA PROJECT, posts its results here. They too report that Catherine and Edmee have European haplogroups, in particular, basic testing has revealed U6a and more complete testing U6a7a. Thus, there is a growing body of consistent and concordant results indicating European origins and nothing to the contrary.
This link leads to a discussion and a whole data trail on the Lejeune family, with various links included:
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On 5 Aug 2016 at 00:52 GMT Richard Van Wasshnova wrote:
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On 9 Dec 2014 at 13:31 GMT Roland Arsenault wrote:
On 3 Jun 2014 at 21:25 GMT Denise Dati wrote:
On 3 Jun 2014 at 21:07 GMT Sandy Gifford wrote:
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/mothersofacadia/ Lucie also has a face book group https://www.facebook.com/groups/AcadianFrenchCanadianGenealogy/ This lady knows her stuff!!! Someone to definitely get in touch with.
On 3 Jun 2014 at 20:50 GMT Denise Dati wrote:
My Ancestry is purely French, so that leads me to believe Etienne Pellerin would have to be Metis, if you have any native blood in you. I am related to Catherine and Francis Savoie and they both came from France.
On 3 Jun 2014 at 20:04 GMT Denise Dati wrote:
Through your research have you uncovered your Canadian relatives? Follow your mother's/mother's side to see where it goes. Do you live in Canada currently? I didn't see your mutation on the map of contact points.
On 3 Jun 2014 at 17:15 GMT Nina Pyne wrote:
U6a7a1a is defined by the mutations 2672 and 11929 and is an acadian cluster. The samples are all from Canada and are descendants of Edmée or Catherine Lejeune natives of France. Edmée Lejeune married at La Hève, Canada with François Gautreau about 1636, and Catherine Lejeune married at Port Royal, Canada with François Savoye about 1654.
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