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Jean Baptiste Pitre (abt. 1753 - 1834)

Jean Baptiste Pitre
Born about in Port Royal, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 5 Jan 1773 in Fort Détroit, Province of Québecmap
Husband of — married 14 Oct 1785 in Detroit, Northwest Territory, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 81 in Assumption, Sandwich, Essex, Ontariomap
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Jean Baptiste Pitre was the 4th out of 5 children born to Joseph Pitre and Catherine Thibodeau.[citation needed] It is possible that he was born as early as 1744, the second of eight siblings.[1] Denissen gives him a 1752 birthdate, apparently the only child of theirs to come to the Detroit area, arrival in 1755.[2] He was possibly born in Port Royal,[2], no documentation provided for Chipoudy.

Christening: 1750 Nova Scotia, Canada. [citation needed]

Occupation: Master Cabinet Maker and Bourgeois. [3]

Jean Baptiste was married twice, both in Detroit, first to Mary Frances Cosme and second to Angelica Chauvin.[2]

He was buried on 26 MAY 1834 in Assumption Sandwich, Ontario.[2]

Research Notes

Family chart has Jean born about 1752 in Port Royal, Acadia. Also has dies May 26 1834 Assumption Sandwich, Canada, which may be the buried date? Ste Anne Parish records noted Jean Baptise was a master cabinet maker and Bourgeois. Bourgeois translate to Shopkeeper or merchant. [4]


  1. Marcel W. Landry "Généalogie des Landry a travers le monde" Parent Joseph
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Denissen, Rev. Fr. Christian. Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region, 1701-1936. Detroit, MI: Detroit Society for Genealogical Research, 1987. Vol I and II, p. 990. (transcribed and compiled from Detroit church registers).
  3. Marcel W. Landry "Généalogie des Landry a travers le monde" Jean Baptiste
  4. Ste. Anne, Detroit, MI Fort Pontchartrain Parish Registers Pitre Extractions. Wendy Pitre Roostan , "The Pitre Trail from Acadia" accessed at

See also:

  • original content: "The Pitre Trail from Acadia" by Wendy Pitre Roostan added by David J. Peters on 2017 Aug 23.
  • Ste. Anne, Detroit, MI Fort Pontchartrain - Parish Records:
Mar. 5 Jan 1773 - Jean Baptiste Pitre, maj s/o (Joseph/Catherine Tibeau) of Port Royal, Acadia, & Marie Francoise dite Marianne Cosme, d/o (Pierre/Catherine Lottiman Barois), wit: Joseph Rouge, Jean Veaucheray, Joseph Serre & Jean Montreuil.
Mar. 14 Oct 1785 - Jean Baptiste Pitre, Acadian, widowed of Marie Anne Cosme & Angelique Chauvin (Charles/Marie Louise Boyer), wit: M. Beaubien uncle, Amable Cosme 'beau frere', Charles Chauvin father, Antoine Boyer.
  • Premiers registres de l’Église catholique française des États-Unis (Collection Drouin), 1695 à 1954; Registre Paroisse L'Assomption de Sandwich de Windsor, Sandwich, Essex, Ontario.

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