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Jean Baptiste Pitre (1766 - 1832)

Jean Baptiste "Jean Marie" Pitre
Born in Lachine, Province de Québecmap
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Husband of — married 13 Feb 1792 (to 26 May 1803) in St. Joachim, Chateauguay, Quebecmap
Husband of — married 14 Nov 1803 in St. Joachim, Chateauguay, Lower Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 65 in Saint-Régis, Bas-Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Aug 2009
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Notes for 'Jean Marie' Jean Baptiste' Pitre:

This family seems to have settled amidst the Mohawk Nation Territory, aka 'Indian lands', located across the intersection of the New York-Ontario-Quebec borders, including St. Regis/St. Anicet/Dundee, Quebec, Cornwall, Ontario and northern areas of New York State (Massena, Hogansburg, Ogdensburg, Fort Covington, Bombay).

The following information is taken from 'The History of the St. Regis Catholic Church' by Darren Bonaparte: The St. Regis church is located at the tip of a peninsula formed by the St. Regis & St. Lawrence River. On the river settlers would have been approaching from Montreal. By land, they would have come from the southwest via Hogansburg (New York). The mission was created in the mid-1700's. During the War of 1812, between Britain and the U.S., a British detachment was stationed at St. Regis in 1812. They were attacked by an American force from French Mills (Fort Covington, New York). This was also the era of crop failure due to a volcanic eruption. In the spring of 1829 there was a small pox epidemic followed by cholera and typhus in 1832. Another outbreak followed in 1849/50. The church itself suffered a devastating fire in 1866, followed by a flood the following year when the river became jammed with ice.

Jean Marie's 6 children by first wife Julie Leduc are all recorded in local registers. Definitive sources exist for Catherine's baptism and 2 marriages; Julie's baptism & marriage; first Jean Baptiste's baptism/burial; second Jean Baptiste's baptism & marriage; Ignace's baptism; and Pierre's baptism & marriage. Only Ignace's marriage is not definitively sourced as the record exists but no parents were listed.

After Julie Leduc dies in May 1803, Jean Marie remarries in November 1803 to Marie Louise Lefebvre. The exact number of children from this union is unresolved. Definitive sources exist for Louis's baptism & marriage, but I cannot locate any other siblings thus far.

Jean Marie's death is recorded in the St. Regis registers in 1832 with Jean Baptiste & Pierre as witnesses. If his son Ignace is the one who marries Marie Maher, his absence might be explained by his being in New York at this time. Jean Marie's widow, Marie Louise Lefebvre, seems to be with son Louis in the 1840 Brasher, NY census as she is listed with his family in the 1850 census of Bombay, NY. She is not listed in the 1860 census so presumably has died within that time.


"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 July 2014), Saint-Régis > Saint-François-Régis > image 325 of 596; nos paroisses de Église Catholique, Quebec (Catholic Church parishes, Quebec).

"Québec, registres paroissiaux catholiques, 1621-1979," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 July 2014), Saint-Régis > Saint-François-Régis > image 326 of 596; nos paroisses de Église Catholique, Quebec (Catholic Church parishes, Quebec).

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Pitre-1968 and Pitre-95 appear to represent the same person because: same name, parents, one of two spouses, and son Pierre-mother and son need merging too
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