The addition of Joseph Pitre* to the children of Ignace Pitre & Marguerite Roy is a hard one to place properly. His 1853 marriage entry in the St. Hughes, Bagot register gives his name as Joseph Pitt, and lists him as a major son of deceased Ignace & Marguerite Roi. Witnesses include his brother Ignace, and brother-in-law Antoine Henaut. The 1861 Upton, Bagot census shows: Joseph Pitre 35 farmer, wife Florence Thuote 27, Marguerite Roi 65 widow, Lazare Latour 15, Francis Haneau 7 (thereby including his widowed mother Marguerite Roy and a nephew Francois Hunault). These 2 persons are still with Joseph (46) and wife Florence (44) in the 1871 census of Ste. Helene, Bagot.
This would put Joseph's birth at about 1825, which doesn't 'fit' in between the others. The birth record for Joseph(te) in May 1823 could be his as the record seems to indicate 'Joseph' rather than Josephte. However the August 1823 burial record for Josephte clearly says Josephte, age 3 months. Joseph could be Ignace born 1819, as I cannot locate a burial record.
Having at least 16 children, of whom only 3 survived to adulthood, may have made keeping track of ages difficult. Son Ignace is a good example. His marriage record has him as a major son when he marries in 1838, but the 1861 census lists him as age 44, and as 47 in his burial record in 1865. So this Ignace could have been the one born in 1815 or in 1819.
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