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Selesie Pitre (1816 - aft. 1870)

Selesie "Celise, Selize" Pitre aka Bay
Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
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Wife of — married 14 Jan 1836 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Died after after age 54 in Ville Platte, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
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Biography

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Selesie Pitre was born on 3 July 1816 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Her parents were Joseph Francois Pitre and Sophie A. Fontenot.[1]

Selesie married Joseph Pierre Bay of Pennsylvania on 14 January 1836 in Opelousas, Louisiana.[2][3][4]

Their children were:
  1. Pvt Joseph P Bay (1839 - 1861)
  2. Louisa Bay (1841 - )
  3. Mary Bay (1844 - )
  4. Celestine Sophia Bay (1846 - 1922)[5]
  5. Emerite Bay (1849 - )[6]
  6. Cecilia Bay (1850 - bef 1860)[7]
  7. Paul Bay (1855 - )[8]
  8. Theodosia Bay (1857 - 1934)[9][10][11]

In 1850 they were living in St. Landry Parish with a son and four daughters.[12] In 1860, they were counted in Opelousas, Louisiana with six of their children.[13] By 1870 she was a widow. She was living in Ville Platte, Louisiana with her two youngest children.[14]

Selesie died at an unknown date after 14 July 1870, the date of the census in Ville Platte, Louisiana.

Sources

  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, Selisse (Joseph & Sophie FONTENAU - from here) b. 3 July 1816, bt. 17 Jan. 1817 Pats: Francois PITRE & Marie THIBAUDEAU - from Acadie; Mats: Henry FONTENAU & Marie Louise DOUSSET - from the River of the Alibamons; Spons: Eugene LEDOUX & Felicite BERTRAND. Fr. Michel Bernard BARRIERE (Opel. Ch.: v.2, p.95)
  2. Hébert, SWLR CD:
    PITRE, Silesie 20 yrs. old (Joseph & Sophie FONTENOT) m. 14 Jan. 1836 Joseph L. BAY, 28 yrs. old of Pennsylvania (Opel. Ch.: v. 2, p. 86)
  3. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSRV-J5PZ : 14 January 2020), Joseph Pierre Boy in entry for Theodosia Boy, 1858.
  4. "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4ZS-53X : accessed 17 January 2016), Joseph L. Bay and Silesie Pitre, 14 Jan 1836; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 6,010,600.
  5. "Louisiana Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3MB-GRH : accessed 17 January 2016), Selise Pete in entry for Sophie Bay Vann, 02 Jan 1922; citing Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, certificate number 668, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 2,366,748.
  6. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSR6-N53Z : 14 January 2020), Joseph Baye in entry for Emerite Baye, 1849.
  7. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSRZ-5XT2 : 14 January 2020), Joseph Bay in entry for Cecilia J. Bay, 1850.
  8. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSRZ-89N2 : 14 January 2020), Joseph Baie in entry for Paul Baie, 1855.
  9. "Louisiana Births and Christenings, 1811-1830, 1854-1934", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSR6-BCMM : 14 January 2020), Joseph Baie in entry for Theodosie Baie, 1858.
  10. "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:HSTX-SB3Z : 14 January 2020), Joseph Pierre Boy in entry for James Wiggins, 1880.
  11. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K344-ZRK : 20 February 2021), Joseph Paul Bay in entry for Theodasia Bay Wiggins, 16 Jan 1934; citing certificate number 1288, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,115,948.
  12. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCJ6-FLQ : 9 November 2014), Joseph P Bay, St. Landry parish, St. Landry, Louisiana, United States; citing family 1492, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
    Joseph P Bay Male 45 Pennsylvania
    Celese Bay Female 35 Louisiana
    Joseph P Bay Male 11 Louisiana
    Louisa Bay Female 9 Louisiana
    Mary Bay Female 6 Louisiana
    Celestine Bay Female 4 Louisiana
    Bay Female 0 Louisiana [Emerite]
  13. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFP7-DNG : 18 February 2021), Joseph B Bay, 1860.
    Joseph B Bay Male 60 Pensilvane
    Celise Pitre Female 45 St Landry
    Joseph Bay Male 21 St Landry
    Louisa Bay Female 18 St Landry
    Sophie Bay Female 14 St Landry
    Emerite Bay Female 11 St Landry
    Paul Bay Male 5 St Landry
    Theodosia Bay Female 3 St Landry
  14. "United States Census, 1870", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M87V-XJ4 : 29 May 2021), Celise Bay, 1870.
    Celise Bay Female 54 Louisiana
    Paul Bay Male 15 Louisiana
    Theodosia Bay Female 12 Louisiana


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