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Jean Baptiste Pitre (1703 - abt. 1762)

Jean Baptiste (Jean) "Jean Marc" Pitre
Born in Port-Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Husband of — married 1729 in Cobequid, Acadiamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Fort Edward, Pisiquit, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Profile last modified | Created 8 Aug 2009 | Last significant change: 26 Jun 2021
13:41: Gisèle Cormier edited the Biography for Jean Baptiste Pitre (1703-abt.1762). (Added censuses) [Thank Gisèle for this]
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Biography

Jean-Baptiste dit "Jean-Marc Pitre was born on the 28th of October 1703 at Port Royal, [1][2][3]the second child of Marc Pitre and Jeanne Brun. On the census of 1708 taken at Cape Sable, he is Jean, age five years old. [4]The 1714 census places the family at Port Royal, but they seemed to have moved on to the Cobequid area by the 1720’s.
About 1729 in Cobequid Jean Marc married Judith Theriot, the 18-year-old daughter of Pierre Theriot and Marie Bourg. [5](Eight years earlier Judith’s older sister Marguerite had married Jean Pitre, Jean Marc’s first cousin.)
The family established themselves near Cobequid for the next twenty years. But by 1752 they were known to be refugees at Aulac . The listing showed Jean Pitre, wife, 3 boys & 5 girls.[6] They were at Gaspareau in 1754-55 [7] and at Miramichi in 1761 with only one son. [8] The family was also at Camp d'Espérance, Miramichi, which was established at the end of the summer of 1756 to protect from famine and from the roundups of the British soldiers the approximately 1250 Acadians who fled there. [9]
In July 1762, Jean Marc (Jean Baptiste) appeared on a list of prisoners at Fort Edward with one person, likely Judith, since the following month, she was recorded on a list of prisoners as widow Jean Marc with another person. [10] Therefore Jean Marc died between July and August 1762 at Fort Edward, which had been built by the British in 1750 at Pisiquid (now Windsor, Nova Scotia). Date and place of Judith’s death is unknown.[11]
"Their offspring were scattered across the continent. Son Jean Baptiste married Elisabeth Robichaud about 1752. (She died sometime after the 1755 birth of their daughter on Ile St. Jean. He married for the 2nd time to Marguerite Arseneau in 1760 at Restigouche and returned to Ile St. Jean where the majority of the Pitre/Peters families descend from their sons.) Joseph married Madeleine Darois about 1752. [The sloop Endeavor left the Chignecto area in October of 1755 destined for South Carolina. There was a Joseph Pitre on board with no wife or children listed. It was possibly this Joseph.] Francois (Modeste) married Madeleine Vincent. Both died before 1766, leaving an orphaned daughter who was raised in Louisiana. Francoise married Michel Corneau c1762 on the Iles de la Madeleine, but died within a few years. Anne Marie married Charles Robichaud, same day and place as her brother Jean Baptiste (fate unknown). Marguerite married about the same time to Joseph Martin and they traveled with Joseph Broussard’s group to Louisiana. Marie Madeleine married widower Francois Comeau, who was 40 years her senior, probably in Miramichi or in Restigouche. (They had one child and settled in St. Bernard, NS.)" [12]

Sources

  1. Nova Scotia Archives, Registers of St. Jean-Baptiste, An Acadian Parish Remembered, Register-RG 1 volume 26 page 11 Priest-Felix Pain Registration Date-28 October 1703 Event-Baptism Name-Jean Baptiste Pittre born Father-Marc Pittre Mother-Jeanne Brun Godparents-Jean Brun, Anne Pellerin
  2. 28 Oct.1703 Baptism Jean Baptiste Pittre son of Marc and Jeanne Brun
  3. Source: #DGFA p. 1324
    Text: Jean (dit Jean MARC). Sponsors: Jean BRUN & Anne PELLERIN (Register Port-Royal).
  4. Title: Newberry Library; Text: [From the French]
    Listed 5th among the French families on the east coast:
    Marc PITRE, 37 years;
    Jeanne BRUN, 36;
    Claude, his son, 7;
    Jean, 5;
    Marie, 2.
  5. Source: #DGFA pp. 1324 & 1496
  6. Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home"; 2005 – Present, hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino; 1752 Census The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada Image 294 “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 277-308.
  7. Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home"; 2005 – Present, hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino;1755 Census p. 20
    Jean Pitre dit Marc, his wife, 3 boys, 5 girls
  8. Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home"; 2005 – Present, hosted by Lucie LeBlanc Consentino; 1761 Gaspesie Refugees Census, original record 1761 Gaspesie Refugees Original Amherst Papers (WO 34) : C-12837, Images 176-184, image 183
    Jean Pitre, his wife, one son.
  9. LeBlanc, R.-G. (2012). Les réfugiés acadiens au camp d’Espérance de la Miramichi en 1756-1761 : un épisode méconnu du Grand Dérangement. Acadiensis, 41(1). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/view/19077/21083. English translation "The Acadian Refugee Camp on the Miramichi, 1756-1761"
  10. Lucie LeBlanc Consentino. List of Acadian Prisoners at Fort Edward, 1761-1762, Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home
    July 12th, 1762: Jean Marc - 2 people total.
    August 9th - 1762: Veuve (widow) Jean Marc - 2 people total.
  11. Source: #DGFA p. 1324
    Text: Jean died at Fort Edward (Pisiguit) between Jul & Aug 1762.
  12. Wendy Pitre Roostan, Jean Marc Pitre: 28 October 1703 Port Royal – August 1762 Pisiquit, "The Pitre Trail from Acadia" accessed at http://www.pitretrail.com/


  • Source: DGFA Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999. Copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard
See Also

Acknowledgments

  • Wendy Pitre Roostan "The Pitre Trail from Acadia"
  • Genealogie des Familles Acadiennes de L'Ile du Prince Edouard circa 1764-1900 Volume 6 P page 3746 by Mr. Jean Bernard PEI Acadian genealogist


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Pitre dit Cormier-10 and Pitre-57 appear to represent the same person because: Same spouse and son Jean-Baptiste. Correct date of birth is 1703 (sourced). Merging into Pitre-57 which is the standard name per Acadians Project guidelines.
posted by Gisèle Cormier
Pitre-2490 and Pitre-57 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, year of birth spouse, child, date and place of death
posted by [Living Gauvin]

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