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Suzanne Pitre (1731 - 1786)

Suzanne Pitre
Born in Cobequit, Acadiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1748 in Acadiamap
Wife of — married 30 Jun 1760 in Pleurtuit, Ile-et-Villaine, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died in Pointe Coupee, Louisianamap
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Biography

Suzanne Pitre was born about 1731 in Cobequit, Acadia to Jean 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 3 daughters. [1]

  • Children:
    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 5 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.[2]

On 23 Jan 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. [3]

Suzanne also lost her daughter Marie Madeleine and her husband Jean Baptiste only 2 months after arriving in France.[4]

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

  • Children:
    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 one daughter-in-law [i.e. her daughter by her first marriage] as the 3rd family (of 9 persons) aboard "La Ville d'Archangel.

Suzanne Pitre died the following year, 1786 at Bayou des Ecors, Pointe Coupee, LA.

Sources

  1. Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, Volume II (Ottawa: Printed by 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.
    Live stock: 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.
  2. Arsenault, Georges, "The Acadians of Prince Edward Island." [online] Acadian Home. Available at: http://www.acadian-home.org/Georges-Arsenault-pen.html Accessed 4 June 2020.
  3. 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
  4. Acte de sepulture Archives d'Ile-et-Villaine, St-Servan:S:1759, pg. 13; viewed September 7, 2018
  • Media: Book
    Title: Acadian Exiles in Saint-Malo, 1758-1785
    Author: Robichaux, Albert J.
    Publication: 1981, Hébert Publications, Rayne, LA; 3 volumes
    Page: p 665
  • Media: Book
    Title: Acadian Exiles in Saint-Malo, 1758-1785
    Author: Robichaux, Albert J.
    Publication: 1981, Hébert Publications, Rayne, LA; 3 volumes
    Page: p 476


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