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.
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"
Source: DJH CD Title: Southwest Louisiana Records, 1750-1900: compact disk #101; Author: Donald J. Hébert; Publication: Rayne, LA: Hébert Publications, 2001; CD 101; copy in possession of Jacqueline Girouard
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;
PREJEAN, Cecile wid. of dec. Gregoire PELLERIN d. 6 Jan. 1808 at the home of Joseph SOREL, buried 7 Jan. 1808 at age 80 yrs. Signs: A. FRERE, Frederic PELLERIN, Nicholas LOISEL, OGER. Fr. Gabriel ISABEY (SM Ch.: v.4, #494)
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: