In 1850 they were living in St. Landry Parish with a son and four daughters.
In 1860, they were counted in Opelousas, Louisiana with six of their children.
By 1870 she was a widow. She was living in Ville Platte, Louisiana with her two youngest children.
Selesie died at an unknown date after 14 July 1870, the date of the census in Ville Platte, Louisiana.
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)
↑ "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.
"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.
↑ "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.).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Selesie by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Selesie: