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Anselme (Pitre dit Bejeau) Pitre (abt. 1738 - abt. 1792)

Anselme Pitre formerly Pitre dit Bejeau
Born about in Cobequit, Acadiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 14 Feb 1763 in St. Suliac, Bretagne, Francemap
Husband of — married 29 Oct 1776 in Nantes, Francemap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Lafourche, Louisianamap
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Anselme Pitre is on the Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial in St. Martinville, Louisiana Plaque 9 Left, Le Saint Remi arrivee le 9 Septembre 1785. Listed with him are 4 children: Jean Pierre, Marie Francoise, Marguerite, and Isabelle Olive. [1]

Anselme Pitre, son of Jean Pitre and Marguerite Theriot, was born about 1738 in Cobeguit, Acadia. [2] He died in Louisiana.
He was listed at age 14 in the 1752 census on the north side of Riviere du Ouest, Isle Saint-Jean. [3]


Marriage 1 Elisabeth DUGAS 14 Feb 1763 in St. Suliac, lle-et-Vilaine, France [4]
  1. Jean Pierre PITRE b: 10 Dec 1763 in Achen, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 10 Dec 1763 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  2. Joseph Francois PITRE b: 1 Jan 1765 in , , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 1 Jan 1765 in St. Suliac, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  3. Marie Francoise PITRE b: 8 Jul 1766 in , St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 8 Jul 1766 in St. Suliac, St. Malo, Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  4. Judith Marguerite Genevieve PITRE b: 28 Apr 1768 in , , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 28 Apr 1768 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  5. Joachim Charles PITRE b: 14 Sep 1769 in Crehen, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 14 Sep 1769 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  6. Marguerite Ludivine PITRE b: 9 Feb 1771 in La Moisiais, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 10 Feb 1771 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  7. Elisabeth Olive PITRE b: 8 Feb 1773 in Rays, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France c: 8 Feb 1773 in Pleurtuit, , Ille-et-Vilaine, France
  8. Jean Charles PITRE c: 13 Aug 1774 in Archigny, , Vienne, France
  9. Joseph Rene PITRE c: 19 Apr 1776 in Nantes, , Loire-Atlantique, France
  10. Elisabeth PITRE b: Abt 1776
Marriage 2 Madeleine LE BLANC 29 Oct 1776 in Nantes, , Loire-Atlantique, France [5] [6]
  1. Madeleine PITRE c: 27 Jul 1778 in Nantes, , Loire-Atlantique, France
  2. Genevieve PITRE c: 14 Jan 1780 in Nantes, , Loire-Atlantique, France


Anselme PITRE, born about 1738 in the parish of St. Pierre and St. Paul in Acadie, son of Jean & Marguerite TERRIOT (see family #775). Anselme disembarked at St. Malo on 1 Nov 1758 from the ship "Le Duc Guillaume." On 27 Jan 1759 he went to Lorient, and returned to St. Malo from the sea on 1 Jan 1760. He married 1st on 14 Feb 1763 at St. Suliac, Ille-et-Vilaine [France] to Isabell DUGAST, daughter of Pierre & Elizabeth BOURG (family #368); seven children. He married 2nd on 29 Oct 1776 at St. Sebastien, Loire-Atlantique [France] to Madeleine LEBLANC, daughter of Mathurin & Elizabeth BABIN.
Anselme resided at Pleurtuit from 1760-1764; at St. Suliac 1764-1766; at Pleurtuit again 1766-1772.[7]
Census: Sep 1784 Nantes, Loire-Atlantique, France [8]
Immigration: 10 Sep 1785 New Orleans, Orleans, LA [9]
Census: 1 Jan 1789 , Lafourche, LA [10]


  • Source: N&P Title: Acadiens en France; Nantes et Paimboeuf, 1775-1785; Author: Gérard-Marc Braud; Publication: Nantes, France: Ouest Éditions, 1999; Personal copy in possession of Girouard-4019
  1. Title: The Wall of Names at the Acadian Memorial; Author: Wall of Names Committee; Jane G. Bulliard, Chair; second edition, 2015; Bodemuller The Printer, USA; Personal copy in possession of Girouard-4019.
  2. source: #N&P p. 216
    Text: Born around 1738 at St-Pierre St-Paul parish, Cobequid, Acadie, son of Jean PITRE & Marguerite TERRIOT.
  3. 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 ” p. 309/ Image 313/
    Jean Pitre, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, aged 55 years, has been in the country fourteen months. Married to Margueritte Terriaud, native of l'Acadie, aged 51 years. They have six children, three sons and three daughters:-
    Jean Pitre, aged 20 years.
    Pierre, aged 18 years.
    Enselme, aged 14 years.
    Marie, aged 30 years.
    Elizabeth, aged 28 years.
    Anne, aged 15 years.
    They have the following live stock: two oxen, two calves, one wether, three ewes, one sow, and four pigs. The land upon which they are settled is situated as in the preceding case and was given to them verbally. They have made a garden on it.
  4. source: #N&P pp. 110 & 216
  5. Title: From Nantes to Louisiana, The history of Acadia: the odyssey of an exiled people; Author: Gérard-Marc Braud; English translation: Julie Fontenot Landry; Publication: La Rainette; Lafayette, Louisiana; Personal copy in possession of Girouard-4019p. 84
    Text: Anselme PITRE married on 29 Oct 1776 at St. Sebastien [Nantes] to Magdaleine LEBLANC.
  6. source: #N&P p. 216
  7. Title: Acadians in Exile in Saint Malo 1758-1785; Author: Albert J. Robichaux; Publication: Hebert Publications, Eunice, Louisiana 1981; Vol 2; copy in possession of Girouard-4019
  8. Title: Some Late Eighteenth-Century Louisianians; Census Records of the Colony 1758-1796; Author: Jacqueline K. Voorhies; Publication: Lafayette, LA: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973; p. 491
    Text: On list of "Acadians in France, September 1784," found in document in A.D.S. Legajo 2575, which shows the Acadian families who wanted to go to Louisiana to establish themselves at the expense of His [Spanish] Catholic Majesty.
    Anselme PITRE [no wife listed], with 2 sons, 3 daughters, for a family of 6.
  9. Title: Acadian Families in Exile, 1785 & Exiled Acadians, an Index; Author: Donald J. Hébert; Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 1995. Source published by Karen Theriot Reader,;>pp. 44-45
    Text: Isabelle Olive PITRE, age 12, daughter of Anselme PITRE, age 45, traveling with him and three siblings as the 14th family (of 5 persons) aboard "Le Saint Rémi."
  10. Title: Louisiana Census and Militia Lists, vol. I; Author: Robichaux, Jr., Albert J.; Publication: Polyanthos, 1977; Note: 1770-1789, German Coast, New Orleans, Below New Orleans and Lafourche. The census dated here 1 Jan 1789 appears to have been taken at least as early as 1 Jan 1788. It is from: Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, Legajo 202. Source published by Karen Theriot Reader,; p. 141
    Text: Anselme PITRE, age 48, listed with his three daughters in a household of 4 persons. They have 6 arpents of land, 35 quarts of corn, and 12 hogs.
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