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Louis Onezime Pitre (1812 - bef. 1875)

Louis Onezime (Onezime Louis) "Onezime L." Pitre
Born in St. Landry, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 14 Dec 1837 (to about 1855) in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Husband of — married 17 Apr 1856 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Husband of — married 20 Nov 1872 in Opelousas, St. Landry, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died before before age 62 in Plaisance, St Landry Parish, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Louis Onezime Pitre, a son of Louis Francois Pitre (1786–1838) and Angelle Bertrand (1792–1832), was born in late November of 1812, and baptized at age one month on 25 December 1812 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1]

Onezime (25) married Azelie Joubert on December 14, 1837 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish.[2]

Their known children were:
  1. Elvina Pitre (1844–1850)
  2. Louis Onesime Pitre (1845–1917)
  3. Estelle Louis Pitre (1846–1892)
  4. Hermina Pitre (1848–1891)
  5. Emma Pitre (1849–1904)
  6. Onesime Louis Pitre (1851–~1860)
  7. Matilda Pitre (1852–~1887)

In 1850, they were living in St. Landry Parish with four children.[3] Two of his sons were named for him: Louis Onesime Pitre (1845–1917) and Onesime Louis Pitre (1851–c.1860). Azelie had two more children before she died in 1854.[4]

Louis (43) married Emerite Dupre (21) (born on July 13, 1834 in Opelousas; daughter of Francois Dupre and Anastasie Richard) in 1856 in Opelousas, Louisiana.[5]

Their known children were:
  1. Octave O Pitre (1857–~1900)
  2. Homere Pitre (1858–1859)
  3. Marie Onesia Pitre (1860–1865)
  4. Joseph Damon Pitre (1861–1865)
  5. Theogene Pitre (1863–1936)
  6. Lucius Pitre (1866–1931)

In 1860, they were counted on the census in St. Landry with five children from his first marriage and two from their marriage.[6] He was the owner of fifteen slaves in 1860.[7] Emerite had four more children before she died in late 1866 or early 1867.[8]

Louis (60) married Felicia Andrepont (33) (born on September 18, 1839 in Opelousas; daughter of Philip Felix Andrepont and Emilie (Pitre) Andrepont) on November 20, 1872 in Opelousas, St. Landry.[9] No children are known.

Louis died before 21 June 1875, in Plaisance, St Landry Parish, Louisiana. On that date his succession was filed in Opelousas.[10][11]


  1. Birth, baptism: "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934," FamilySearch ( : 14 January 2020), Louis Onesime Pitre, 1812.
    This record matches the information in Hébert's SWLR CD. ~~~~
  2. 1st marriage, civil:
    • "Louisiana Parish Marriages, 1837-1957," FamilySearch ( : Mon Oct 23 14:55:02 UTC 2023), Entry for Onezime L Pitre and Azilie Jaubert, 09 Dec 1837.
    • Donald J. Hébert, Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900, compact disk #101 ("SWLR CD"), (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001; reprints by Claitor's Publications);
    • JOUBERT, Azelie m. 9 Dec. 1837 Onezime Louis PITRE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #108).
    • PITRE, Onezime Louis m. 9 Dec. 1837 Azelie JOUBERT (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #108).
  3. 1850 census: "United States Census, 1850," FamilySearch ( : Fri Oct 06 15:01:15 UTC 2023), Entry for L*e L Pitre and Arilie Pitre, 1850.
  4. Death of 1st wife: Hébert, SWLR CD;
    JOUBERT, Azelie m. Onezime L. PITRE Succ. dated 29 Nov. 1854 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #1874).
  5. 2nd marriage, civil: Hébert, SWLR CD;
    • DUPRE, Emerite (Francois & Anastasie RICHARD) m. 10 April 1856 Onezime Louis PITRE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #1435).
    • PITRE, Onezime Louis (Louis & Angele BERTRAND) m. 10 April 1856 Emerite DUPRE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #1435).
  6. 1860 census: "United States Census, 1860," FamilySearch ( : Tue Oct 03 11:36:47 UTC 2023), Entry for Onezime L Pitre and Emrite Dupre, 1860.
  7. 1860 Slave Schedule: "United States Census, 1860," FamilySearch ( : Tue Oct 03 11:36:47 UTC 2023), Entry for Onezime L Pitre and Emrite Dupre, 1860.
  8. Hébert, SWLR CD;
    DUPRE, Emerite m. Onzime L. PITRE Succ. dated 28 Feb. 1867 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ. #2993).
  9. 3rd marriage: license, contract: Hébert, SWLR CD;
    • ANDREPONT, Felicia m. 2 Nov. 1872 Onezime PITRE (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #7109).
    • PITRE, Onezime m. 2 Nov. Felicia ANDREPONT (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. #7109).
    • PITRE, Onezime L. marriage contract: 22 Nov. 1872 Felicia ANDREPONT (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Donations: v.3, p. 189).
  10. Hébert, SWLR CD;
    PITRE, Onezime L. m. Emerite DUPRE Succ. dated 21 June 1875 (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Succ: #3806).
  11. The Estate of Louis Onesime Pitre: The following is from an uncited source (possibly the very succession found in SWLR, although not included on the CD, and therefore is not reliable until the source is cited):
    On 21st June 1875 Duroudeau Francois Dupre petitioned the court that Onezime L. Pitre of St. Landry has left a small estate of movable property, an inventory needs to be taken, and a tutor needs to be appointed for the minor children of his marriage to Emerite Dupre, also deceased. He recommends a family meeting composed of Francois Dupre Sr., Auguste Bertrand, Onile Lejeune, Louis O. Pitre, Henri Durio, and Octave Dupre, nearest relatives.
    On 7 August 1875 a family meeting was set composed of the minor children Lucius and Theogene Octave Pitre and Francois Dupre Sr., Francois Dupre Jr., Emile H. Dupre, Francois L. Pitre, Napoleon Pitre, and Onile Lejeune to discuss the estate. On 11th August 1875 Duroudeau F. Dupre requested that the proceedings of the recent family meeting be made a judgment of the court, decreeing that the verbal transfer of the property from Onezime L. Pitre to his surviving widow Felicia Andrepont be recognized, once the balance of the property belonging to the estate is sold, as that property belonged to Felicia Andrepont before her marriage to the deceased. Inventory taken 3rd July 1875: 3 mares, 3 colts, 2 horses ($170), 6 cattle ($60), branding iron ($5), silver watch ($15), armoire ($15), bed ($25), saddle/bridle ($7.50), pistol ($10), 25 sheep ($37.50): total $345. After initial disagreement, Duroudeau Francois Dupre was appointed tutor to Lucius O. Pitre and Homere Durio tutor to Theogene Pitre with Oneil Lejeune as under-tutor (Auguste Bertrand later took over as under-tutor to Lucius & Theogene). The estate items sold for $398.35.[citation needed]

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