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Jacques François Pitre (1767 - aft. 1792)

Jacques François (Jacques) Pitre
Born in Mordreuc, Bretagne, Francemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 26 Jan 1788 in Pointe Coupee, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died after after age 24 in Louisiana, New Spainmap
Profile last modified | Created 14 Aug 2009
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JEAN PITRE is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, on Plaque 11 Right, La Ville D'Archangel arrivée le 3 Decembre 1785. Also on the plaque with him is Felicite Daigle, his wife, and six Pitre children: Charlotte Marie, Pierre, Jacques, Francoise, Felicite, and Marguerite.[1]

Jacques Francois Pitre, son of exiled Acadians Jean Baptiste Pitre and Felicite Daigre, was born November 3, 1767 at Mordreuc (sometimes spelled Mordreuc), Bretagne (today Côtes-d'Armor), France, and baptized the same day at nearby Pleudihen (today Pleudihen-sur-Rance, Côtes-d'Armor). His godparents were Jacques Blondeau, St. de la Lauray and Francoise-Jeanne Bouret, wife of Le Gentil.[2]

He immigrated with his parents and siblings on 3 December 1785 to Spanish Louisiana through the port of New Orleans.[3][4]

Jacques Pitre and Anne Tarsille Thibodeau were married 26 January 1788 in Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, recorded at St. Francis Catholic Church, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana.[5]

Their known children were:

  1. Jean Charles Pitre (1788)
  2. Madeleine Francoise Genevieve Pitre (1792)

His death information is unknown.


  1. The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial, Wall of Names Committee and Jane G. Bulliard, eds. (Opelousas, LA: Bodemuller, 2015) p. 43.
  2. Albert J. Robichaux, The Acadian Exiles in Saint-Malo, 1758-1785, pt 1, vol. II (Eunice, LA: Hebert Publications, 1981) p. 668, family #777
  3. Donald J. Hébert, Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index, (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995) pp. 96-97.
    Text: Jacques PITRE, age 18, son of Jean & his wife Félicité DAIGLE, traveling with them and five other children as the 32nd family (of 8 persons) aboard La Ville d'Archangel.
  4. Passenger List for La Ville d'Archangel
  5. Diocese of Baton Rouge, Catholic Church Records, 1770-1803, vol. 2 (Baton Rouge, LA: Diocese, 1980) pp. 593 & 687;
    Jacque PITRE, an Acadian, resident of Bayou des Ecors (parents not given), married on 26 Jan 1788 to Anne TERZIL [sic] (parents not given). Witnesses: Pierre TIBODEAU; Jacque Jean AUCOIN. (PCP-19, 15).
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  • Thanks to Karen Theriot Reader,, for providing Donald J. Hébert's Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index source.

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Pitre-2642 and Pitre-206 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same birth info, same parents, same death info.

Original Pitre-2642 was conflation of several people. Chose one to merge.

posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
But following the first ancestry link gets this:

JEAN Baptiste Pitre

Birth: dd mm 1730 - New Brunswick, Canada Death: date - city, Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada Marriage: date - Nova Scotia, Canada Spouse: name surname F: JEAN Marc Pitre

M: JUDITH Therriot

posted on Pitre-2642 (merged) by Jacqueline Girouard
The other Ancestry link on here is for Marguerite Arseneau. KTR has her married July 2, 1760 to Jean Baptiste Pitre which lines up with the facts you have above for Jean Baptiste Pitre born about 1730. This would make him the son of, not a duplicate of him (the father) but a duplicate of
posted on Pitre-2642 (merged) by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper

Which do you prefer, I can edit to match either. As a long term unconnected profile, he's going nowhere by himself :) Not a single substantive edit to add family since 2016. Cindy

posted on Pitre-2642 (merged) by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
OK going with Pitre-206 because death info and first names matches him.
posted on Pitre-2642 (merged) by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
If he arrived in New Orleans in 1785, he likely came aboard one of the 7 Spanish ships from France. There is a Jacques Pitre in the Wall of Names Booklet. He is listed as a son of Jean Pitre and Felicite Daigle. This would make him a duplicate of but birth location is different. They were on La Ville D'Archangel which arrived in New Orleans on 3 Decembre 1785
posted on Pitre-2642 (merged) by Jacqueline Girouard
This one seems a lot closer to the original info on the profile, especially the arrival in 1785. Should I propose the merge?
posted on Pitre-2642 (merged) by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Jackie, back to this profile, it looks like the original data was not a real person as the mother died before he was born (generally thought to be impossible).

The two Ancestry trees give two possibilities, and there is another profile with different dates that matches his name and locations. I put all three on the profile in the Research Notes. Any leaning towards one of those as the right match?

posted on Pitre-2642 (merged) by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
I can't find any information for him. No entries in Ancestry that match his dates and places. Any other information that could be provided?


posted on Pitre-2642 (merged) by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper

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