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Francoise Pitre (abt. 1763 - bef. 1840)

Francoise Pitre aka Trahan
Born about in Halifax, Acadiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 24 Jun 1783 in St. Martin of Tours Church, Attakapas District, Louisiana, New Spainmap
Wife of — married 20 May 1793 in St. Martinville, St. Martin, Louisianamap
Wife of — married 30 Sep 1816 in St. Martinville, St. Martin, Louisianamap
Wife of — married 14 Nov 1832 in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Lafayette, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Francoise PITRE dit Vincent is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinsville, Louisiana. She is listed as a niece with Claude Duon and his spouse Marie Josephe Vincent, her mother's sister. [1]


Biography

Francoise was born about 1763 in Halifax, Acadia. She died in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA in 1840. [2] Her parents were Modest Francois Charles PITRE b: 1740 in Acadia and Madeleine VINCENT b: in Acadia. By the census of 9 April 1766 of Cabahonnocer, St. James, both her parents had died and she was living with her mother's sister Anne Vincent.

From Acadians in Gray Francoise Pitre

A young orphan came to the colony in 1765 and was taken not to Opelousas but to Cabanocé/St.-Jacques on the river above New Orleans where 20 Acadians from Georgia had settled the year before and where the majority of the Halifax refugees settled. Françoise, daughter of Modest Pitre and Madeleine Vincent, born probably in the prison compound at Halifax, was only a year old when she came to Louisiana with Claude-Amable Duhon of Port-Royal, age 27, and his wife Marie-Josèphe dite Josette Vincent of Pigiguit, age 26. Françoise was their niece. [Note: this may be the wrong family]
In 1766, she was living at Cabanocé with the family of Antoine Labauve. She was back with uncle Claude Duhon and his family in 1770, when Spanish officials counted them on the right, or west, bank of the river at nearby Ascension. Later in the decade, when she was still a child, Françoise followed the Duhons to the Attakapas District. In 1777, the census taker at Attakapas called her Françoise Norde-Este, which gives a clue as to which line of the Pitre family she belonged.
Françoise married Joseph, fils, son of fellow Acadian Joseph Trahan, at Attakapas in June 1783, and remarried to Jean, son of French Creole Pierre Desormeaux, at Attakapas in May 1793. They settled on the Vermilion. She remarried a second time--her third marriage--to Pierre, fils, son of Pierre Labombarde of Chambly, Canada, near Montréal, at the St. Martinville church, St. Martin Parish, in September 1816; she was 51 years old at the time of the wedding.
In November 1832, when she was 68 years old, she remarried a third time--her fourth marriage--to fellow Acadian Jean Baptiste Trahan, fils, widower of Marie Françoise Trahan, in a civil ceremony in Lafayette Parish.
Her succession record was filed at the Vermilionville courthouse, Lafayette Parish, in August 1840; she would have been 76 years old that year. No other Acadian immigrant married more often than this orphan girl from Halifax.

Residence

Census: 9 Apr 1766 Cabahannocer, St. James, LA . [3]
Census: 14 Sep 1769 Acadian Coast, Ascension, LA [4]

Marriages (4)

Marriage 1 Joseph TRAHAN b: Abt 1762; Married: 24 Jun 1783 in St. Martinville, St. Martin, LA [5] [6]
Children
Joseph TRAHAN b: 1784 in St. Martin, LA c: 27 Jun 1784 in St. Martinville, St. Martin, LA
Anastasie TRAHAN b: 1787 in St. Martin, LA c: 5 May 1788 in St. Martinville, St. Martin, LA
Charles TRAHAN b: Abt 1788
Jean TRAHAN b: Abt 1789 in Grosse Isle, LA
Marguerite TRAHAN b: Abt 1790 in LA
Marriage 2 Jean Joachim DESORMEAU b: 20 Nov 1752 in Saint-Georges-d'Oleron, Saintonge, France c: 20 Nov 1752 in Saint-Georges-d'Oleron, Saintonge, France; Married: 20 May 1793 in St. Martinville, St. Martin, LA [7]
Children
Gerasime DESORMEAUX b: Abt Apr 1794 in St. Martin, LA c: 10 Nov 1795 in Vermillion, St. Martin, LA
Pierre DESORMEAUX b: Abt 1796 c: 7 May 1800 in Vermillion, St. Martin, LA
Jean Joachim DESORMEAUX b: Jul 1798 in LA
Placide DESORMEAUX b: 3 Sep 1799 in St. Martin, LA c: 7 May 1800 in St. Martinville, St. Martin, LA
Eloi DESORMEAUX b: Jun 1801 in LA
Marriage 3 Pierre LABOMBARDE b: in Charnby, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Married: 30 Sep 1816 in St. Martinville, St. Martin, LA [8]
Marriage 4 Jean Baptiste TRAHAN b: 3 Apr 1761 in Liverpool, England; Married: 14 Nov 1832 in Lafayette, Lafayette, LA [9]
Death before 28 August 1840, the date of her succession in Lafayette Parish.[10]

Sources

  1. Title: The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial; Author: Wall of Names Committee; Jane G. Bulliard, Chair; second edition, 2015; Bodemuller The Printer, USA; Personal Copy. p. 16
  2. Source: #DJH CD. PITRE, Francoise m. Jean Baptiste TRAHAN Succ. lists all her children, including with her two [sic] other husbands. Succ. dated 28 Aug. 1840 (Laf. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #420 1/2).
  3. Source: #Caban p. 166.
    Text: On the left [sic] bank of the [Mississippi] river:
    Antoine la BAUVE, 40, with 6 arpents of land, 1 hog, and 1 gun;
    Anne VINCENT, wife, 28;
    Marin, son 7;
    Baptiste, nephew, 8;
    [space]
    Francois [sic] SPITRE, orphan, 3 [this girl, the daughter of Anne VINCENT's sister Madeleine] .
  4. Source: #Caban p. 176
    1. 90 Antoine LABAUVE, 4 [sic];
    Anne VINCENT, wife, 35;
    Mazain [ sic, for Marin], son, 10;
    Jean, son, 6;
    Pierre, son, 2;
    Françoise SPITRE, orphan [she was niece of Anne VINCENT], 6.
  5. Source: #DJH CD
    TRAHAN, Joseph (Joseph & Elizbeth AUCOIN - de la Cadie) m. 24 June 1783 Francoise PITRE (Modeste & Magdeleine VINCENT - de la Cadie) Wits: Claude DUHON, Paul TRAHAN, Olivier LANCON, Francois BRUNET. Fr. GEFFROTIN (SM Ch.: v.2, #115)
  6. Source: #DJH CD Two entries
    TRAHAN, Joseph (Joseph & Elizbeth AUCOIN - de la Cadie) m. 24 June 1783 Francoise PITRE (Modeste & Magdeleine VINCENT - de la Cadie) Wits: Claude DUHON, Paul TRAHAN, Olivier LANCON, Francois BRUNET. Fr. GEFFROTIN (SM Ch.: v.2, #115)
    PITRE, Francoise (Modeste PITRE & Magdeleine VINCENT - de la Cadie) m. 24 June 1783 Joseph TRAHAN (Joseph & Elizabeth AUCOIN - de la Cadie) Wits: Claude DUHON, Paul TRAHAN, Olivier LANCON [MELANCON], Francois BRUNET. Fr. GEFFROTIN (SM Ch.: v.2, #115)
  7. Source: #DJH CD Two entries.
    DESORMEAUX, Jean (Pierre DESHORMAUX & Anne TELON - of Saintonge, France) m. 20 May 1793 Francoise PITRE, wid. of Joseph TRAHAN (Modeste & Magdeleine VAINSANT or VINCENT - de Halifax en New England) Wits: PEYTAVIN Du Bousquet, Glaude LENON. Fr. George MURPHY (SM Ch.: v.4, #82)
    Text: PITRE, Francoise - inhabitant at Vermillion; native of Halifax [Nova Scotia], widow of Jean Joachim DESORMEAUX (major daughter of Modeste or Mod PITRE & Magdeleine VINCENT) m. 30 Sept. 1816 Pierre LABOMBARDE - of this parish; native of Charnby near Montreal in Canada (major son of Pierre & Marie ARCHAMBAULT) Wits: Joseph Fortune PENNE, Francois GOMBERT, Louis CHEMIN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.5, #421)
  8. Source: #DJH CD
    Text: PITRE, Francoise - inhabitant at Vermillion; native of Hali fax [Nova Scotia], widow of Jean Joachim DESORMEAUX (major daughter of Modeste or Mod PITRE & Magdeleine VINCENT) m . 30 Sept. 1816 Pierre LABOMBARDE - of this parish; native of Charnby near Montreal in Canada (major son of Pierre & Marie ARCHAMBAULT) Wits: Joseph Fortune PENNE, Francois GOMBERT, Louis CHEMIN. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (S M Ch.: v.5, #421)
  9. Source: #DJH CD
    PITRE, Francoise wid. of Joseph TRAHAN m. 14 Nov. 1832 Jean Baptiste TRAHAN (Laf. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #81)
    TRAHAN, Jean Baptiste widr.of Marie TRAHAN m. 14 Nov. 1832 Francoise PITRE, wid. of Joseph TRAHAN (Laf. Ct. Hse.: Mar. # 81)
  10. Source: #DJH CD Two entries.
    PITRE, Francoise m. Jean Baptiste TRAHAN Succ. lists all her children, including with her two other husbands. Succ. dated 28 Aug. 1840 (Laf. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #420 1/2)
    TRAHAN, Jean Baptiste m. Francoise PITRE In Succ. of Francoise PITRE dated 28 Aug. 1840 (Laf. Ct. Hse.: Succ. # 420 1/2)
  • Source: DJH CD Title: Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900: compact disk #101; Author: Donald J. Hébert; Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001; CD 101. Personal Copy
  • Source: Caban Title: Cabanocey, Lillian C. Bourgeois; New Orleans: Pelican Publishing, 1957; reprinted Pelican Publ., 1998 Personal Copy.


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