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Jeanne Pellerin is the ancestral matriarch of the Acadian Surette family.
Jeanne was born around 1688 to parents Étienne Pellerin and Jeanne Savoie. She was likely born at Port Royal Acadia (Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia) as her parents were living there between 1678 and 1714. Jeanne was counted with her family in the censuses at Port-Royal at the age of 11 (1698), 12 (1700)  and 14 (1701).
The newlyweds set up housekeeping not far from the Saint Laurent parish chapel, a distance up from Port Royal. They were enumerated in the 1710  census at Port-Royal with their son, and again in 1714  now with two sons.
"On 8 December 1755, Jeanne Pellerin, widow of Pierre Surette, and 3 of their daughters, were very likely among the people who left Port-Royal aboard the Pembroke, destined for exile in North Carolina. The Acadians on board seized the ship and headed towards the St-John River. They later moved up river to Ste-Anne-du-Pays-Bas where they settled for the winter. Afterwards, Jeanne Pellerin and her daughters sought refuge in the city of Québec where Jeanne died during the smallpox epidemic that had developed between November 1757 and February 1758.
Jeanne died on January 27, 1758 in Quebec at around the age of 80 and was buried the next day at the Notre Dame De Quebec Basilica-Cathedral 
Maternal DNA. Jeanne Pellerin's mother was Jeanne Savoie, whose mother was Catherine Lejeune, sister of Edmee Lajeune. Some have speculated that Catherine and Edmee were 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.
1697 Treaty of Ryswick restores Acadia to France; Port-Royal is its capital
1709 marriage to Pierre Surette, in Port Royal
1709 birth, son Pierre, in Port Royal
1710 Siege of Port-Royal; French surrender the Fort. Port-Royal, Acadia becomes Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
1712 birth, son Joseph, in Port Royal
1713 Treaty of Utrecht. France cedes Acadia to England. Permanent British rule. 
1713-1744 Golden Age of Acadian Growth and Prosperity”
1714-15 New English King requires oaths of allegiance. Delegates from Port-Royal sign a conditional oath of allegiance, promising to stay true to the King of Great Britain for as long as they stayed in Nova Scotia, and to remain neutral in the event of a conflict between France and Great Britain
1715 birth, daughter Anne, in Port Royal
1718 birth, daughter Marie-Josephe, in Port Royal
1720 and onward Acadians refuse to sign an unconditional oath of allegiance. This is tolerated by the British as they lack military means to enforce the oath.
1721 birth, son Paul (twin), in Port Royal
1721 birth, daughter Madeleine (twin), in Port Royal
↑ White, Stephen A. Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes, Ajouts et corrections (Moncton, N.-B.: Centre D'études Acadiennes, Université De Moncton, 4/11/2011) Ajouts et corrections (avril 2011)
1478 (août 2007) La même famille. Ajouter, après la Note historique déjà inscrite, une nouvelle note, comme suit:
«8 déc 1755: Jeanne Pellerin, veuve de Pierre Surette, et trois de ses filles sont
fort probablement parmi les gens qui partent de Port-Royal à bord du senau
Pembroke, destinés à l'exil en Caroline du Nord. Les Acadiens sur ce navire s'en sont emparés et l'ont dirigé à la rivière St-Jean. Par la suite, ils ont monté la rivière jusqu'à Ste-Anne-du-Pays-Bas, où ils ont hiverné. Jeanne Pellerin et ses filles se sont ensuite réfugiées à la ville de Québec (Delaney, loc. cit.), où
Jeanne est décédée durant l'épidémie de la petite vérole qui sévissait entre
novembre 1757 et février 1758».
↑ Actes d’état civil et registres d’église du Québec (Collection Drouin), 1621 à 1967. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. Institut Généalogique Drouin; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Drouin Collection; Author: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Search: Q > Québec > Notre-Dame > 1757-1759. Accessed on ancestry.ca, November 2019.
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(above last entry on right page) “Le 28 janvier 1758 à été inhumée Jeanne Pellerin veuve Suret, Acadienne, décédée le jour précédent âgée d’environ quatre-vingts ans. Étaient présents Jean Vallée, Jean Bois et autres.”
↑ 11.011.1 Dunn, Brenda. A History of Port Royal / Annapolis Royal 1605-1800. Nimbus Publishing, , p 40,43 (1693 PR raid); p44-45 (1697 Treaty of Ryswick); p52-53(1702 Queen Anne’s War); p61-62 (Blockade of PR); p 71-73(1707 Attack on PR); p82-85(1710 Siege of PR).
↑ Griffiths, Naomie E.S. The Contexts of Acadian History 1686-1784.Published for the Center for Canadian Studies Mount Allison University, Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 1992, p61 (golden age);
↑ Griffiths, Naomi E.S., From migrant to Acadian : a North-American border people, 1604-1755, Montreal (Québec), McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005, p147-151 (King William’s War); p 267-268 (oaths of allegiance)
↑ The Neutrality, 1755 Histoire et Les Histoires, University of Moncton
Roland F. Surette Métis/Acadian Heritage 1604 to 2004, p.53.
Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 27 November 2019), memorial page for Jeanne Pellerin , Find A Grave Memorial no. 144556519, citing Sainte Famille Cemetery, Quebec, Capitale-Nationale Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by AW (contributor 47829810) . Find A Grave: Memorial #144556519
WikiTree profile Pellerin-26 created through the import of LAPIERREMARIEAGNES.GED on Dec 12, 2011 by Vincent Courtney.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jeanne by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: