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Catherine Pitre (1739 - 1810)

Catherine "Francoise" Pitre
Born in Chipoudy, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Daughter of and
Wife of — married about 1765 in St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 70 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisianamap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Aug 2009
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Pierre Pitre is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana Plaque 5-Right. Listed with him are three of his children: Francoise, Catherine and Francoise [sic Francois].[1]

Catherine Pitre was born 24 September 1739. She was the daughter of Pierre Pitre and Agathe Doucet. She was baptized 22 May 1740 at Beaubassin. Her godparents were Jean Savoye and Marie Pitre. [2]

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Census Data

1777 Census of Opelousas Post,[3]
Family 37
- Pierre Joubert, age 48; 100 cattle, 20 horses, 40hogs, 0? sheep
- Francoise Pitre, wife, 30
- Pierre, son, 10
- Therese daughter, 8
- Sicile, daughter, 6


  1. "The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial"; Wall of Names Committee; Jane G. Bulliard, Chair; second edition, 2015; Bodemuller The Printer, USA; p. 23
  2. Library and Archives Canada Fonds des Archives départementales de la Charente-Maritime [La Rochelle, France] : C-1207 Registres de Beaubassin - reel_c1207 MG 6 A 2 (Image 66)
  3. Winston De Ville, Southwest Louisiana Families in 1777: Census Records of Attakapas and Opelousas Posts (Ville Platte, Louisiana, 1987) citing Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, at the General Archives of the Indies in Seville, Spain; legajo 2358, folios 258 -300

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