Marie Martin, daughter of Barnabé Martin and Jeanne Pelletret, was born about 1667 in Acadie. She was age 4 on the census of Port-Royal taken in 1671.About 1688, probably in Port-Royal, she married Andre Jacques Simon, an emigrant from France. The couple had 9 children. Marie died on 3 March 1750 in Port-Royal and was buried there the next day.
NOTE: The censuses may be viewed online at [Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752]
CENSUS: 1671, Port Royal, Acadia [p. 11]. Marie MARTIN, daughter of Barnabe' & Jeanne PELLETRET, living with them as their oldest child, age 4 years. There is another child Rene' age eight months.
CENSUS: 1678, Clarence J. d'Entremont, "Recensement de Port-Royal," in MEMOIRES DE LA SOCIETE GENEALOGIQUE CANADIENNE -FRANCAISE; vol. 22, no. 4; p. 234; sent by PERSI in Jun 1999. On Folio 20: oldest child, girl age 10 years, in household of Bernabe MARTIN & Jeanne PELLETRE, with two boys and three other girls.
Marie MARTIN, daughter of Barnabé & Jeanne PELLETRET, living with them as their oldest child, age 4 years. There is another child René age eight months.
↑ "Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes", ("DGFA"), Stephen A. White, Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999, pp. 1128 & 1469
Text: Marie died/was buried (Port Royal Register) on 3/4 Mar 1750 at age 80 years (sic). Present: Etienne MARTIN; Charles MARTIN; Francois AMIREAU.
↑ Bona Arsenault , HISTOIRE ET GENEALOGIE DES ACADIENS; 1625-1810; Ottawa, Editions Lemeac, 1978, 6 vols.; p. 800 (Port Royal). Andre' SIMON dit BOUCHER (no parents given), born in 1665, arrived in Acadia around 1686, married around 1688 to Marie MARTIN; they had nine children.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Marie by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Marie:
When I brought Andre Simon in, he was Simon as that's what my mother had researched and I confirmed that later, but when I tried to find him family on WikiTree, I ran into name problems as many of his family was already on with Simoneaux as the last name. And then there's the Simoneaux and Simoneau.... I disconnected Elizabeth, poor orphan and took the Reine off. Thanks for the alert.
Just to complicate things, in the course of editing another entry, a source (Charles Samson, of LA) informed me:
"For Acadian Genealogy, you should refer to Stephen White's Dictionaire Genealogique des Familles Acadiennes as an excellent source. He lists the siblings of Jeanne Martin.... and Marie was not known as Marie Reine (and she married Andre Simon, not Simoneaux); Rene did not have a middle initial (St. Jean Baptiste de Port Royal was in Nova Scotia, not NB); and there was no Elizabeth."
There seems to be no documentation for Elizabeth, so I propose to delete her?