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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
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jean by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA test-takers in his direct paternal line.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: