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Jean Pitre (abt. 1680)

Jean Pitre
Born about in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1698 in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Aug 2009
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This biography was copied in full from Wendy Pitre Roostan's website "The Pitre Trail from Acadia".

"Jean Pitre was the seventh child born to Jean & Marie at Port Royal. [1][2]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. [citation needed]

Jean returned to Port Royal to marry Françoise 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 Françoise 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." [3] (Saint-Domingue, in present-day Haiti).

Children [4]All born in Acadia

  1. Jean PITRE b: Abt 1699
  2. Joseph PITRE b: Abt 1700
  3. Claude b 1701
  4. Michel PITRE b: Abt 1704
  5. Madeleine PITRE b: Abt 1706 in Cobeguit
  6. Anne Marie PITRE b: Abt 1707
  7. Cecile PITRE b: Abt 1707
  8. Francoise PITRE b: Abt 1710
  9. Christine (dite Catherine) PITRE b: Abt 1712
  10. Germain Jean PITRE b: Abt 1714 in Cacagouet, Pisiguit
  11. Charles PITRE b: Abt 1720
  12. Amand PITRE b: Abt 1724


  1. Stephen A. White, DICTIONNAIRE GENEALOGIQUE DES FAMILLES ACADIENNES; 1636-1714; Moncton, New Brunswick, Centre d'Etudes Acadiennes, 1999, 2 vols.; pp. 1318 & 1321.
  2. 1686 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadia, age 6 years.
  3. Wendy Pitre Roostan, Jean Denis Pitre 1680 Port Royal - after 1724 Acadia, "The Pitre Trail from Acadia" accessed at
  4. Karen Theriot Reader Page for Jean Pitre at Geneanet

See also:

  • Source S13Author: Jody M. Larousse, Title: Larousse Web Site Text: family tree Family site: Larousse Web Site and Family tree: Larousse-Bonvillian
  • 1708 Acadian Census, at Cape Sable, Acadia, age 33 years (sic).
  • Acadian Descendants, Vol. II, p. 301 by Janet Jehn; birth date from
  • Acadian Church Records, vol. 4, p. 19; Tanguay, vol. 6, p. 378; Denissen, p. 938 (also see Vol. 2, p. 990 of 1987 revision which gives death as Quebec);
  • Arsenault, vol. 2, pp. 727-8, vol. 4, p. 1567; Beaubassin now Amherst,Cumberland, Nova Scotia; Chipoudy (Chipoudie) now Hopewell Hill, Albert, New Brunswick;
  • marriage from Acadian Church Records, vol. 2, p. 39
  • Source: S85Author: Sue Sherman Title: Sherman Web Site Text: family tree CONT Family site: Sherman Web Site CONT Family tree: 8236254-2 Page: Joseph Pitre Event: Smart Matching Role: 1001821 Data: Date: 10 AUG 2009

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Pitre-2556 and Pitre-13 appear to represent the same person because: Similar date. The profiles Jean Pitre-2556 and his daughter Françoise Pitre-2555 were created the same day by the same profile manager and were connected. A few years later, Françoise was removed and connected to the duplicate of her father’s profile Jean Pitre-13, but they were never merged.
posted by Gisèle Cormier
Pitre-2377 and Pitre-13 appear to represent the same person because: Same date of birth. Same date and place of marriage. Same spouse. See research note by Julie Marcoux in Thibodeau-130.
posted by Gisèle Cormier
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.
posted by Jacqueline Girouard
Jeremiah, you should look at Pitre7. As far as I know he is the first and on Pitre who immigrated to Acadia. His sons were born between 1671 and 1682, so your Jean must be his son or grandson.
posted on Pitre-2556 (merged) by Paul Berry

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