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Carmilien Charles Pitre (1840 - 1890)

Carmilien Charles "C.C." Pitre
Born in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 16 Jan 1861 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 50 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Carmilien Pitre lived in Louisiana.
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Carmilien Charles Pitre was born on January 6, 1840 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States, a son of Charles Francois Pitre and Sydalise Francoise Derossier. His name was misspelled as "Carmelia" by the priest (or the transcriber) on his birth registration.[1][2]

Not long before the start of the U.S. Civil War, Carmilien (21) married Eugenie Delafosse (17) (born on December 24, 1843 in Opelousas; daughter of Romain Delafosse and Marie Antoinette Pierre (Savant) Delafosse) on January 16, 1861 in Opelousas, Louisiana.[3][2]

Their known children were:

In 1870, C. C. (30), was living with Eugenie and their four children in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana.[4]

They had at least four more children before Carmilien died on March 1, 1890 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, aged 46. He was buried at the City of Lake Charles Cemetery in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.[5]


  1. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830; 1854-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 January 2016), Carmilien Charles Pitre in entry for Benjamin Pitre, 17 Aug 1866; citing Opelousas, St Landry, La; FHL microfilm 6,010,605.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Donald J. Hébert, Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, compact disk #101 ("SWLR CD"), (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001; reprints by Claitor's Publications);
    • PITRE, Carmelia (Charles & Sydalise DEROSIER) b. 6 Jan. 1840 (Opel. Ch.: v.4, p. 131).
    • PITRE, Carmilien (d. Charles & Sidalise DEROSIER) m. 9 Jan. 1861 Eugenie DELAFOSSE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar., # 2147).
    • PITRE, Carmilien (Charles & Cidalise DEROSIER) m. 16 Jan. 1861 Eugenie DELAFOSSE (Opel. Ch.: v. D, # 9).
  3. "Louisiana, Parish Marriages, 1837-1957", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 January 2016), Carmilien C Pitre and Eugenie De Lafosse, 1861.
  4. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 January 2016), C C Pitre, Louisiana, United States; citing p. 3, family 27, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,029.
  5. Find a Grave, database and images ( accessed 28 March 2023), memorial page for C C Pitre (31 Jan 1839–1 Mar 1890), Find a Grave Memorial ID 71921634, citing City of Lake Charles Cemetery, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, USA.

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