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
Profile last modified | Created 1 May 2015
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Cécile was born in 1730. Cécile's father Charles Prejean ...

Cecile's mother Catherine Broussard ...

She passed away in 1808. [1]

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"

6.1 centimorgans shared across 1 DNA segment

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


  • 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;

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).

  1. Source: #DJH CD
    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)


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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


Cécile is 18 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 18 degrees from Frances Weidman and 20 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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