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.
↑ 2.02.1 Stephen A. White, "Dictionnaire Genealogique des Familles Acadiennes" (2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: centre d'Etudes acadiennes, 1999), pp. 1128 & 1469
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.
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