The year and location of Jean Pitre's birth are unknown but perhaps he was born about 1763. He is one of the five known children of his father's second marriage, which occurred on 28 July 1760 at Restigouche QC in the last tumultuous days of the French régime in North America. Restigouche was something of a "last frontier" of Acadian refugees trying to elude the ongoing Expulsion process. And, in fact, the last battle between French and British forces took place at Restigouche itself in the last couple days of June and through the first week of July 1760, a month before the wedding of Jean's parents.
Around 1785, he married Marie Rose Doiron, location not specified. Marie Rose had been born on 24 Oct 1765, according to the parish register at Le Palais, the main parish of the four on Belle-Île-en-Mer, an island on the south coast of Brittany where an organized attempt was made to resettle Acadian exiles. She was one of the many children of Alexis Doiron and Madeleine Josèphe Bourque, one of the Belle-Île settler families that did not stay there. In fact, Alexis Doiron and most of his family made their way back to their previous home on today's Prince Edward Island.
According to Jean Bernard's account, Jean Pitre and Marie Rose Doiron had six children, in the estimated sequence of Marguertie (first), Ursin, Simon dit La Strignolle, Élie, Céleste (who died around age 12), and Sylvèstre.
As of March 2019, the demographic information in this profile is taken from Jean Bernard's published research, which is based on unpublished notes of Stephen A. White and on Bernard's search of the parish registers of Rustico
Bernard is silent on the dates and place(s) of death, both of Jean and of Marie Rose. According to one undocumented contribution to this profile, Jean Pitre passed away about 1808, while another gave 1817.
Similar name and dates, but child died early.
Jean-Pierre PIETRE, b 15 Jun 1763 in Congy, Parents are listed as Jean Pietre and Marguerite Pietre. ("Marne, France, Birth Index, 1528-1907". Centre Généalogique et Héraldique de la Marne. Ancestry Record 1311 #1057294 (accessed 4 October 2021). Name: Jean-Pierre PIETRE; Birth Date (Gregorian Calendar): 15 juin 1763 (15 Jun 1763); Birth Place: Congy; Father: Jean PIETRE; Mother: Marguerite PIETRE.)
Jean-Pierre died 20 Jul 1764, age 16 mos, in Congy. ("Marne, France Deaths, 1547-1907". Ancestry Record 1313 #897065 (accessed 4 October 2021). Name: Jean-Pierre PIETRE; Place of Origin: Congy; Age: 16 mois; Birth Year: abt 1763; Father: Jean PIETRE; Mother: Marguerite PIDOUART; Death Date: 20 juil. 1764 (20 Jul 1764); Death Location: Congy.)
↑ Although the birth is in the register of Le Palais, her family was actually placed in a rural spot within the parish of Locmaris at the eastern end of the island.
Bernard, Jean. 2015. Généalogie des familles acadiennes de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard c. 1764 - c. 1900. Vol. VI "P". Pages 3739-3740 & 3746.
Book: "Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s" Ancestry Record 7920 #1220172 (accessed 13 June 2022) Name: Joseph Pitre; Event: Living; Year: 1789; Place: Rustico PEI; Province: Prince Edward Island; Source: J. Henri Blanchard, Rustico, une paroisse Acadienne de l'Ile du Prince-Edouard, Francis-C. Blanchard, circa 1938. Republished 1979.; Volume/Page: 31; Note: The province and county are associated with the location of the record source and in some cases may not be the same as the place where the event occured.
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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.
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