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2019, the demographic information in this profile is taken from Jean Bernard's published research, which is based on unpublished notes of Stephen A. White and on Bernard's search of the parish registers of Rustico.
The year and location of Jean Pitre's birth are unknown. 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.
Jean was perhaps born about 1763, 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.
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.
Jean was born in 1758. He passed away in 1817. 
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