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Francois Pitre (1774 - 1817)

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Francois "Pouponne" Pitre
Born in Opelousas Post, Spanish Louisianamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 23 Nov 1795 (to 12 Oct 1817) in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Birth: Bef 8 Nov 1774 in , St. Landry, LA [1]
Death: 11 Oct 1817 in , St. Landry, LA [2]
Event: Land 1800 Opelousas, St. Landry, LA [3]
Probate: 22 Dec 1818 Opelousas, St. Landry, LA [4] [5]
Marriage 1 Eugenie Louise GUILLORY 23 Nov 1795 at Opelousas Post, Spanish Louisiana [6] [7]


  • Source: DJH CD Title: Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900: compact disk #101; Author: Donald J. Hébert; Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001; CD 101. copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard
  1. Title: Mississippi Valley Mélange, vol. 1; Author: Winston De Ville; Publication Provincial Press, Claitor’s Publishing Division, Baton Rouge; Note: A collection of notes and documents for the genealogy and history of the Province of Louisiana and the territory of Orleans. copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard; p. 41
    Text: On the census with parents and 2 siblings.
  2. Source: #DJH CD
    Text: PITRE, Francois - inhabitant at la grand prairie (dec. Francois & dec. Marie THIBEAUDEAU) died 11 Oct. 1817 at his home at age 42 years; bur. 12 Oct. 1817 in the parish cemetery. For Fr. ISABEY, the pastor of Atakapas. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.1, p.163) and was buried 12 Oct 1817 Opelousas, St. Landry, LA
  3. Title: Attakapas Gazette Online; vol. IX, no. 1 (Mar 1974), p. 19
    Text: At Grande Prairie, Francois PITRE Junior, on 750 acres, worth $1000, with 2 slaves.
  4. Source: #DJH CD
    Text: (Opel.Ct.Hse.: Succ. #98).
  5. Source: #DJH CD
    Text: PITRE, Francois Jr. widr. of Eugenie GUILLORY Succ. dated 22 Dec. 1818 (Opel. Ct.Hse.: Succ.#121)
  6. Source: #DJH CD Text: PITRE, Francois (Francois & ----) m. Monday, 23 Nov. 1795 Eugenie GUILLORY (Louis & Marie Jeane FONTENOT) Wits: P. DUPLECHIN, Francisco LARRAMENDI, Louis GUILLORY. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.60) GUILLORY, Eugenie (Louis & Marie Jeane FONTENOT) m. 23 Nov. 1795 Francois PITRE (Francois & ---) Wits: P. DUPELCHIN, Francisco LARRAMENDI, Louis GUILLORY. Fr. Pedro de ZAMORA (Opel. Ch.: v.1-A, p.60)
  7. Source: #DJH CD
    Text: (Opel.Ch.: v.1-A, p.60).

Research Notes

Notes for Francois Pouponne Pitre:

- According to the Afro-Louisiana History & Genealogy site, Francois Pitre bought the following slaves:

18 March 1801 – Jenny (23, b. Jamaica) and a Creole girl b. Jamaica aged 1 (her daughter?), from Theophile Collins for 800 piastres

16 Sep 1803 – a boy (b. Brut, Africa) who arrived on the ship La Sally from west central Africa, from Juan Francisco Merieult for 430 piastres

11 Jun 1804 – Job (22, b. British Mainland Creole), from William Marson & George Grey (slavetraders from Tennessee) for 575 piastres

30 Jul 1807 – Dick (10), from Jesse Benton (from Tennessee) for $362

26 Mar 1808 – Caroline 13 (LA Creole) & Lilie 12, from Widow Jacques Puech for 1000 piastres

5 Feb 1810 – Ben (16), from Isaac Williams for $600

6 Jul 1810 – James (22, b. Africa), from Samuel Mitchell (from Mississippi) for $525.

2 Nov 1810 – Cisimir (15, b. Africa) from Francois Oyon for $600

27 Oct 1815 – Stevan (18), from Thomas Hardy for $600

12 Feb 1818 - Marie Louise (11), from Larose Fontenot for $400

1 Jun 1818 - Mona (8), from Eugene Ledoux for $550

23 Aug 1819 - James (12), from Daniel Winn for $825

(Many of these slaves are named in his mother's succession, so Francois Jr. may have purchased these slaves on behalf of his mother. Some or all may actually have been purchased by his father as the later dates are after his death.)

Francois Pouponne Pitre died on his 42nd birthday.

The estate of Francois Pitre (28 November 1817) on 14 December 1818 sold:

To the Widow Pitre: Julie (20), her children Dorote 3 & Dominique 3 months ($2020); Jim (35, b. Africa) $1230; Augustin (25, b. Africa) $1380; and To Charles Simon: Jean Louis (30, African) $1250.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Francois 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. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
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