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Jean Pitre (abt. 1680)

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Jean Pitre
Born about in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Husband of — married 1698 in Port Royal, Acadiamap
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Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Jean Pitre was the seventh child born to Jean & Marie at Port Royal. His father died when he was about nine, so he and his siblings were raised by his mother and her second husband Francois Robin. Jean and his brother Pierre were probably recruited by the elder Pierre Thibodeau around 1698 to help with the construction of a new flour mill at Chipoudy.
Jean returned to Port Royal to marry Francoise Babin, the tenth child of Antoine Babin & Marie Mercier (French-born Acadians). By the autumn of 1700 the mill was up and running and Jean was settled there with his new family. Jean 'baptized' Noel Doiron's first child in Boston on 1st February 1706. According to a correspondent that, along with other Acadians, Jean was imprisoned there by Major Benjamin Church in the Raids of 1704. On the 28th of June 1714, the couple and their children were among the group of Acadians who had gone to Ile Royale to check its suitability.
Jean and Francoise had twelve children over a twenty-five year span (not uncommon), and they probably died somewhere in Acadia, as there is no sign of the couple having sought refuge by the mid-1700's. Many of their children were not so fortunate. Eldest son Jean Baptiste and his wife died at sea during the crossing to France from Ile St. Jean. Son Joseph and his wife, son Michel and his wife, and daughter Madeleine and her husband (Louis Mathieu Doiron, whom Jean had 'baptized' in Boston) all died in the shipwreck of the Duke William; daughter Cecile and her husband in the shipwreck of the Violet; and son Germain and his wife in the West Indies.
Birth: 1680 Port Royal, Nova Scotia; Death: 1779 Cobequid, Nova Scotia[1] Children] All born in Acadia
  1. Jean PITRE b: Abt 1699
  2. Joseph PITRE b: Abt 1700
  3. Michel PITRE b: Abt 1704
  4. Madeleine PITRE b: Abt 1706 in Cobeguit
  5. Anne Marie PITRE b: Abt 1707
  6. Cecile PITRE b: Abt 1707
  7. Francoise PITRE b: Abt 1710
  8. Christine (dite Catherine) PITRE b: Abt 1712
  9. Germain Jean PITRE b: Abt 1714 in Cacagouet, Pisiguit
  10. Charles PITRE b: Abt 1720
  11. Amand PITRE b: Abt 1724


  1. Source: #S13
    Page: Jean (Denis) Pitre
Source S13
Author: Jody M. Larousse
Title: Larousse Web Site
Text: family tree
Family site: Larousse Web Site
Family tree: Larousse-Bonvillian
  • Birth-Parents-Census-Marriage: Stephen A. White, DICTIONNAIRE GENEALOGIQUE DES FAMILLES ACADIENNES; 1636-1714; Moncton, New Brunswick, Centre d'Etudes Acadiennes, 1999, 2 vols.; pp. 1318 & 1321.


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On 21 Dec 2018 at 16:45 GMT Jacqueline Girouard wrote:

Pitre-2377 and Pitre-13 do not represent the same person because: Sorry, but I see different spouses and different birth dates and circumstances. I am researching it.

On 21 Dec 2018 at 15:43 GMT Sir William (Arbuthnot) Arbuthnot of Kittybrewster Bt wrote:

Pitre-2377 and Pitre-13 appear to represent the same person because: D

Jean is 20 degrees from Cari Starosta, 20 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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