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Selesie (Pitre) Bay (1816 - abt. 1860)

Selesie Bay formerly Pitre
Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
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Wife of — married 14 Jan 1836 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
Died about in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Aug 2009
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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)

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)


  • Title: Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900: compact disk #101; Author: Donald J. Hébert; Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 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.).
  • "Louisiana Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956," database, FamilySearch ( : 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.

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