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Suzanne Pitre (1731 - 1786)

Suzanne Pitre
Born in Cobequit, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1748 in Acadiemap
Wife of — married 30 Jun 1760 in Pleurtuit, Ile-et-Villaine, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 55 in Pointe Coupee, Louisianamap
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Pierre Hebert is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana, on Plaque 11-L, La Ville d'Arcangel. He is listed with his wife, SUSANNE PITRE; their sons Pierre, Francois, Joseph, Maturin, and Jean Baptiste; their daughter Marie; and Marguerite Henry, his stepdaughter.[1]

Suzanne Pitre was born about 1731 in Cobequit, Acadia to Jean Baptiste Pitre and Marguerite Theriot.

Her first marriage was to Jean Baptiste Olivier Henry, in 1749 in Acadia.

In 1752 they were listed in the La Roque census at Rivière-de-l'Ouest, Isle Saint-Jean, with their three daughters.[2]


  • Marie HENRY b: ABT 1750
  • Marguerite Josephe HENRY b: ABT 1751 in Acadia
  • Marie Madeleine HENRY b: in Acadia c: 6 Aug 1752 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia
  • Isabelle HENRY b: 4 Feb 1754 in Isle St. Jean, Acadia c: 22 May 1754 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia
  • Anne Osite HENRY b: 21 Aug 1755 in Isle St. Jean, Acadia c: 6 Jun 1756 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia

By 1758, there were five girls in the household: Marie, Marguerite Josèphe, Marie Madeleine, Isabelle and Osite. During the Great Upheaval the family was deported to Europe with thousands of Acadians in 1758.[3]

On 23 January 1759 Jean-Baptiste, Suzanne and only two daughters disembarked at St. Malo from one of the "Five ships." Marie, Isabelle and Osite died at sea. Both her mother and father also died at sea during the crossing to France.[4]

Suzanne also lost her daughter Marie Madeleine and her husband Jean Baptiste only 2 months after arriving in France.[5]

In 1760, she married Pierre Hebert in Pleurtuit, Côtes d'Armor, Bretagne, France.


  • Marie Josephe HEBERT b: 28 Apr 1761 in Laurodel, Cotes d'Armor, France c: 28 Apr 1761 in Ploubalay, Cotes d'Armor, France
  • Pierre Jean HEBERT II b: 9 Feb 1763 in Laurodel, Cotes d'Armor, France c: 10 Feb 1763 in Ploubalay, Cotes d'Armor, France
  • Anne Josephe HEBERT b: 5 Feb 1765 in Cotes d'Armor, France c: in Ploubalay, , Cotes d'Armor, France
  • Francois Etienne HEBERT b: 11 Feb 1767 in Cotes d'Armor, France c: 12 Feb 1767 in Ploubalay, Cotes d'Armor, France
  • Joseph Yves HEBERT b: 8 May 1769 in Cotes d'Armor, France c: 9 May 1769 in Ploubalay, Cotes d'Armor, France
  • Mathurin Pierre Francois HEBERT b: 28 Oct 1771 in Cotes d'Armor, France c: 28 Oct 1771 in Ploubalay, Cotes d'Armor, France
  • Jean Baptiste Olivier HEBERT b: ABT 1773 in Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  • Anne Perinne HEBERT b: 20 Nov 1775 in Cotes d'Armor, France c: 21 Nov 1775 in Tremereuc, Cotes d'Armor, France

She migrated to Louisiana in 1785: Suzanne PITRE, age 55, wife of Pierre HÉBERT, traveling with him and six children and her daughter by her first marriage as the third family (of nine persons) aboard La Ville d'Archangel.

Suzanne Pitre died the following year, 1786, at Bayou des Écors, Pointe Coupee, Louisiana.



  1. The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial, compiled by Jane G. Bulliard and the Wall of Names Committee (Scott, LA: Hulco, 2002) p. 43.
  2. Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, Volume II (Ottawa: S.E.Dawson, 1905), 1752 La Roque Census, p. 82/Image 194. The original census, in French, can be found at Census Original Version “Recensement de l'Isle Royal et de Isle Saint-Jean ” Image 314:
    Baptiste Oliver, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 24 years, has been in the country fifteen months. Married to Suzanne Pitre, native of l'Acadie, aged 22 years.
    They have three daughters:
    Marie aged 31 months.
    Margueritte, aged 18 months.
    Magdelaine, aged 15 days.
    Livestock: two oxen, one cow, four heifers, one bull, one ewe, one sow, two pigs, and one horse.
    The land upon which they are settled is situated on the north side of the Rivière du Ouest, and was given to them verbally by Monsieur de Bonaventure [one n]. They have made a clearing on it for a garden only.
  3. Georges Arsenault, "The Acadians of Prince Edward Island," [online] Acadian Home, website, Accessed 4 June 2020.
  4. Ship at St-Malo Roll of the " Five English ships" (YARMOUTH, PATIENCE, MATHIAS, RESTORATION, JOHN SAMUEL), disembarked at Saint-Malo on January 23, 1759. Accessed June 2020
    Family #128
    HENRY Baptiste Olivier, 32 ans, + à Saint Servan le 27 mars 1759
    PITRE Suzanne, 28 ans, femme
    HENRY Marguerite Josephe, 8 ans, fille
    HENRY Marie Madeleine, 6 ans, fille, + à Saint Servan le 12 mars 1759
    HENRY Marie, 9 ans, fille, + en mer
    HENRY Isabelle, 4 ans, fille, + en mer
    HENRY Ozite, 3 ans, fille, + en mer
  5. Acte de sepulture Archives d'Ile-et-Villaine, St-Servan:S:1759, pg. 13; viewed September 7, 2018

See also:

  • Albert J. Robichaux, Acadian Exiles in Saint-Malo, 1758-1785, (Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1981) pp. 476, 665.

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