Cécile  (Prejean) Préjean

Cécile (Prejean) Préjean (1730 - 1808)

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Cécile Préjean formerly Prejean aka Pellerin
Born in Port-Royal, Acadia, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Port Royal, Acadia, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in St. Martinville, St Martin Parish, Louisiana, USAmap
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Contents

Biography

Cécile was born in 1730. Cécile's father Charles Prejean ... Cecile's mother Catherine Broussard ...

She passed away in 1808.

Excerpt from "The Sorrel/Pellerin Burial Ground" by Jarvis M Freymann......

....Jacques Joseph Sorrel became closely associated with Gregoire Pellerin, another rancher and farmer who had come to Louisiana from Acadia(Canada). Gregoire's plantation adjoined Sorrel's, and when Gregoire died in 1776, Jacques Joseph - a bachelor - became a trusted counselor to his former partner's widow, Cecile Prejean Pellerin, and a surrogate father and mentor to her four young children, Eugenia, Emelie, Frederick, and Marie Josephe. ....

Sources

Family Data Collection - Births

Family Data Collection - Individual Records Detail: Birth year: 1730; Birth city: Port Royal; Birth state: Ns

From Land Records of the Attakapas District, v2 Conveyance Records by Glenn R. Conrad p. 46: 23:129 Petition of Cécile Prejean, Wid/o Gregoire Pellerin, being of advanced age (76) & the last of her children now married, determined to partition her lands among her 4 children: Frédéric; Émilie; Marie Josephe & Eugène (sic). The lands measured 45 arpents wide by 40 arpents deep, bounded above by J. Sorrel & below by her son Frédéric.

1) Marie Josephe, with consent of husband Alexandre Frere, accepted 7 arpents;

2) Eugène(ie) Pellerin accepted 14 arpents wide, bounded below by (1);

3) Sorrel accepted for the minor (sic) Emilie, wife of Pierre Sigur, 14 arpents, bounded below by (2):

4) Frédéric Pellerin accepted 10 arpents, on both banks of the Teche, above (3).


DNA

  • AncestryDNA confirms a DNA match between Denyse Baham and M Sigur. See attached image: "DNA Match - Denyse Baham and Sigur"

5.2 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment


  • AncestryDNA confirms a DNA match between Brenda Baham and M Sigur. See attached image: "DNA Match - Brenda Baham and Sigur"

6.1 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment

This confirms their common ancestor, Gregoire Pellerin and Cecile Prejean Pellerin.



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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Cécile by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Linda Lopitz : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup X2b4
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Cécile:

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Images: 5
Sorrel-Pellerin Burial Ground
Sorrel-Pellerin Burial Ground

Sorrel-Pellerin Burial Ground 2
Sorrel-Pellerin Burial Ground 2

DNA Match - Denyse Baham and Sigur
DNA Match - Denyse Baham and Sigur

DNA Match - Brenda Baham and Sigur
DNA Match - Brenda Baham and Sigur

Acadians in St Martinville Monument
Acadians in St Martinville Monument

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Cécile is 29 degrees from Aaron Copland, 21 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 17 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 19 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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