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Why is Edmée called "the ancestral matriarch of the Acadian Gautrot family"? Isn't Marie Gautrot, daughter of Francois and his first wife (Unknown) also an ancestral matriarch of the Acadian Gautrot family? Looking at Acadians born roughly before 1763 (5 generations) Edmée has about 3100 people born in Acadia on Wikitree. The first wife of Francois, Marie Unknown (who may or may not have come to Acadie) has 649 descendents in 5 generations).
Edmée and Catherine Lejeunes parents are NOT KNOWN. If you find solid evidence of their parents, please post on this profile in the comments. It is often written that Pierre Lejeune was their father, but this is not known.
Ethnic Origins. Some have speculated that Edmée had an Amerindian mother citing various information such as the U haplogroup came over the Siberian peninsula 45,000 years ago, or that Native American genes were found in France 5,000 years ago.
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.
A 2014 study by the National Institutes of Health provides the even more definitive location of France for this U6a71a subgroup, saying that, whether or not the Lejuenes are included in the analysis, the cluster is rooted in France around 3,000 years ago in the late European Bronze Age.
Birthplace. Regarding the Lejeune siblings' specific location of birth in France, there are no birth records. Massignon argues 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 Gautrot through Edmee's marriage. It is not clear that the sisters married prior to their arrival in Acadia. Stephen White claims that Catherine married Savoie in Acadia. Edméee's marriage around 1644 to Gautrot may have taken place in Acadia as he was among the first settlers and was already a widower at the time of his marriage to Edmée and was definitely in Acadia prior to 1650 (some claim 1636).
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 of Acadia in 1632 and died three years later in 1635. D'Entremont 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.
Edmée Lejeune is the ancestral matriarch of the Acadian Gautrot family. She was born in France around 1624.The 1671 Port Royal Census lists Edmee's age as 47, which puts her birth at around 1624. She was the sister of Catherine Lejeune and Pierre II Lejeune.
Edmée and her siblings made their way to Acadia. Around 1644, Edmee married widower François Gautrot. Between 1645 and 1668, the couple had nine children: Marie, Jean, Renée, Marguerite, François, Claude, Charles, Jeanne and Germain.
In 1654, the family would have witnessed Port-Royal's capture by Robert Sedgwick, who led 300 British soldiers and volunteers. The soldiers and employees working at the fort were offered transportation back to France and given enough pelts to cover their wages." Most Acadians, including the Gautrot family, remained in Acadia. They were permitted to retain their land and belongings and were guaranteed religious freedom. Dunn describes life in Acadia during the 16 years of nominal British rule:
In 1671 the family homestead had six arpents under cultivation and they had 16 cattle and 6 sheep. In 1678 the family was still in Port Royal, owning 6 arpents of land. Nine years later, all the children had fledged and Francois and Edmée lived together in Port Royal
By 1693, Edmée was now a widow (the Census used her nickname Aimée)
Edmée appears to have died between the 1693 and 1698 census. She is thought to be buried in the Garrison Graveyard at Annapolis Royal, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada though graves at that time were marked with wooden crosses which have long disintegrated.Francois owned a lot adjoining the side of the old Fort (which was expropriated in 1705 to extend the Fort in Port-Royal). It is not clear how long the family lived there.
expropriation of a site "joining the side of the old fort" of Port-Royal. As Francois Gautrot etiat died since more than twelve years, it must be supposed that his heirs were the owners of this land in 1705.
Using 230 complete sequences we have refined the U6 phylogeny, and improved the phylogeographic information by the analysis of 761 partial sequences. This approach provides chronological limits for its arrival to Africa, followed by its spreads there according to climatic fluctuations, and its secondary prehistoric and historic migrations out of Africa colonizing Europe, the Canary Islands and the American Continent.
a) The U6a7a1a Acadian cluster from Canada: Male French colonists arrived in the Canadian region of Acadia at the beginning of the 17th Century. However, the core group of maternal lineages that gave rise to the French Acadian population did not settle in the area until the middle of that century (http://www.acadian-home.org/). At least one of those maternal lineages belongs to the sub-haplogroup U6a7a1a, defined by mutations 2672 and 11929. Putative descendants of that lineage are represented by 11 complete extant French-Canadian sequences in our U6 tree (see Additional file 2). Applying the recently proposed overall mtDNA mutation rate , we obtain a mean phylogenetic age of 467 years for this cluster, in close agreement with its history. Another closely related sequence, which lacks the Acadian basal substitution 2672 (see Additional file 2), roots the cluster’s ancestor in France around 3,000 ya in the late European Bronze age."
Port Royal: Francois GAUTEROT, 58, wife Edmee LeJEUNE 47; Children (married): Marie 35, Charles 34, Marie 24, Rene 19, Marguerite 16; (not married): Jean 23, Francois 19, Claude 12, Charles 10, Jeanne 7, Germain 3; cattle 16, sheep 6.
Francois Gautreau & Aymee LeJeune, 6 acres, 8 cattle 2 boys: age 20- born 1658 Claude, 18 1660 Charles
Francois GOTRO 71, Emee LEJEUNE 61; 3 guns, 4 arpents, 8 cattle, 5 sheep, 8 hogs.
Aimee LEJEUNE (widow of Francois GOTROT) 71
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