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Catherine Pitre (abt. 1668 - bef. 1722)

Catherine Pitre
Born about in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and DNA confirmed
Wife of — married 1685 in Port Royal, Acadiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before at about age 54 in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, Nova Scotia Colonymap
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Biography

Catherine Pitre was born around 1668 in Acadie. [1] Her father was Jean Pitre and her mother was Marie Pesseley.[2][3]

She was 3 at the time of 1671 Census,[4] and 11 in 1678.[5]

She married Claude Bertrand about 1685 in Acadie. [1]

Children: [1]

  1. Claude Bertrand ca 1686-
  2. Rene Bertrand ca 1688-
  3. Unknown Bertrand ca 1690-
  4. Jean Bertrand ca 1692-1757
  5. Marie Bertrand ca 1694-ca 1758
  6. Jean Baptiste Bertrand ca 1696-/1763
  7. Pierre Bertrand ca 1698-
  8. Angélique Bertrand ca 1702-1768
  9. Jacques Bertrand ca 1704-/1766
  10. Charles Bertrand ca 1706-

Censuses:

  • 1686 at Port-Royal (residents of Cap de Sable) no children [6]
  • 1693 at Port-Razoir (Rivière du Port-Royal) 4 children[7]
  • 1698 at Port-Royal with 5 boys and 1 girl.[8]
  • 1708 at Port-Razoir, Acadie with 5 boys and 2 girls. [9]

Catherine was deceased at the time her daughter Marie Bertrand wed Alexandre Comeau on 17 February 1722. [10]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Stephen A. White, Patrice Gallant, and Hector-J Hébert, Dictionnaire généalogique des familles acadiennes (Moncton, N.-B.: Centre d'études acadiennes, Université de Moncton, 1999) p. 1318
  2. Maternal relationship is confirmed by an exact HVR1 and HVR2 match between the Family Tree DNA mtDNA test for Donna Storz and the Family Tree DNA mtDNA test of her maternal line cousin Candice Burton. See Mothers of Acadia mtDNA Project Kits B5389 and 373189 confirming their direct maternal lines back to their MRCA Barbe Bajolet
  3. *Maternal relationship is confirmed by an exact HVR1 and HVR2 match between this Family Tree DNA mtDNA test for Donna (Friebel) Storz and this Family Tree DNA mtDNA test of her maternal line cousin Mary-Lucille (Andrus) Sims.
  4. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1671 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie. 1671 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752” Images 3-14.
    Jean PITRE, edge tool maker, 35, wife Marie PESELET 26; Children: Marie 5, Catherine 3, Claude 9 months; cattle 1.
  5. Tim Hebert; 1678 Port Royal Acadian Census noting that the correlations for this census were done by Rev. Clarence J. d'Entremont, Fairhaven, Massachusetts.1678 Census
    Jean Pitre & Marie Pesselet; 2 acres & 2 cows; 4 boys: 10, 1668; 5, 1673; 3, 1675; 1, 1677; 2 girls: 14, 1664; 11, 1667
  6. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1686 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie 1686 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Image 25.
    Claude BERTRAN 35,
    Catherine PITRE 18, they live at Cap de Sable.
  7. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1693 Acadian Census at Port-Royal, Acadie 1693 Census Transcribed. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 62-108
    Claude BERTRAND 45,
    Catherine PITRE 26,
    4 children; 1 gun
  8. Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1698 Acadian Census at Port-Royal, Acadie1698 Census Transcribed. A transcription of the original census, in French, can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Image 124
    Claude BERTRAN 45;
    Catherine PITRE (wife) 30;
    Claude 12;
    Rene 10;
    Jean 6;
    Marie 4;
    Jean 2;
    Pierre 1/2;
  9. "Acadian Ancestral Home", hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino; Acadia 1708 Census p. 54 of 56. Lucie’s note: ”Archives Publiques du Canada. Extrait F.1, 466-1. Copy of part of a manuscript in the possession of Mr. Edward E. Ayer of Chicago.” Note here: Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Image 238 containing only text which says that this census can be found “dans le cartable indiqué Vol 466 Pt. 2”. Note here: 1708 Census MG 18, F 18, 31 pages; Recensement nominatif des Français de Cap-Sable, Port-Razoir et La Have; recensement nominatif des Indiens en Acadie: Port Royal, Cap-Sable, La Have, Les Mines, Cap-Breton, Chignectou, Pentagouet, rivière Saint-Jean et autres lieux. Transcript available on-site, not on microfilm.
    First Family
    Claude Bertram 50
    Catherine Pitre 40
    Claude his son 20
    Rene 18
    Jean 11
    Pierre 9
    Jacques 4
    Charles 1
    Marie 13
    Angelique 6
  10. Marriage of Alexandre Comeau and Marie Bertrand, The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755, accessed 23 Oct 2017.


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