François Pitre
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François Pierre Pitre (1682 - 1725)

François Pierre (François) Pitre aka dit Nordest
Born in Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1705 in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 43 in Annapolis Royal, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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02:23: Cindy (Bourque) Cooper edited the Biography for François Pierre Pitre (1682-1725). (Corrected ref name format.) [Thank Cindy for this]
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"Francois was born in 1682. He was the son of Jean Pitre and Marie Pesseley. He was to remain the youngest son in the family."[1]

In 1686 at Port Royal, Francois age 4 was living with his parents Jean PITRE age 61 (sic) and Marie PESELET (sic) age 45 and his 6 siblings: Claude age 16, Mare (sic) age 12, Pierre age 9, Jean age 6, , an unnamed girl age 2 and an unnamed girl age 1 month. By this time his two oldest sisters had married and were settled nearby with their husbands.[2]

"Even though his father died when he was only seven, his mother remarried fairly soon providing some sort of stability for Francois and his siblings. The family continued to live in the Port Royal area.

In the summer of 1705 Francois married 18-year-old Anne Prejean, the second daughter of French-born Jean Prejean and his Acadian wife Andree Savoie.[3][4] They had eleven children over the next twenty years, much of which was spent under British rule. In 1725 personal tragedy struck. Twins Anne and Theotiste were born at the end of August, but within three months both the twins had died as well as Francois, who was only 44.

Anne was left with nine children, and they were on their own for the next seven years. In 1732, with four of her brood married, she married again to a widower, Michel Boudrot, who had lost his wife the previous spring. Her daughter had married one of his sons the previous year, and two more daughters and a son would also go on to marry his offspring." [1][5]

For more Pitre descendants:
Wendy Pitre Roostan , "The Pitre Trail from Acadia" accessed at

Research Notes

In the original 1686 Census, Mare is spelled Marc.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wendy Pitre Roostan , François Pitre 1682 Port Royal - 5 December 1725 Port Royal "The Pitre Trail from Acadia" accessed at
  2. 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”, Images 15-60.
    at Port Royal: Jean PITRE 61, Marie PESELET 45; children: Claude 16, Mare 12, Pierre 9, Jean 6, Francois 4, one girl 2, one girl 1 month.
  3. Library and Archives Canada, Fonds de la paroisse catholique Saint-Jean-Baptiste (Port-Royal, N.-É.)-1870 C-1870 (image 120)
  4. An Acadian Parish Remembered The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755 François Pierre Pitre and Anne Prigeant marriage RG 1 volume 26 page 275
  5. An Acadian Parish Remembered The Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, Annapolis Royal, 1702-1755 François Pitre burial RG 1 volume 26 page 226
  • Birth, Parents, siblings "Jean PITRE 61, Marie PESELET 45; children: Claude 16, Mare 12, Pierre 9, Jean 6, Francois 4, one girl 2, one girl 1 month. "

    • Paternal relationship is confirmed to Thériot-99 by a triangulated group consisting of John Nash GEDmatch A710955, Robert Joseph Landry GEDmatch M695728 and Kevin Lajiness GEDmatch M658673 sharing a 10.8 cM segment on chromosome 1 from 232938635 - 236793313 (10.394 cM), 232938635 - 236788800 Overlap with previous match
  • Paternal relationship to Pitre-7 is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of April Shawl GEDmatch M768992, Kevin Charles Lajiness GEDmatch M658673 and Samantha A. Guillory GEDmatch A714347 sharing a 13.7455 cM segment on chromosome 14 from 24981935 - 32601696 .

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with François 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: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with François:

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