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Andrée Savoie , daughter of François Savoie and Catherine LeJeune, was born about 1667, in Port-Royal, Acadie. She was age 4 years on the census of 1671 taken at Port-Royal.
Her parents were married about 1651, (based on birth of first child) in Port Royal
When the 1700 Acadian census at Port Royal, Acadia was taken, she was age 33 and the again the wife of "Jean BRIGEAU", 49. There are 4 children where were the other 2 children Joseph and Madeleine?
The census of 1701 gives names and ages. Andree Savoye and Jean Prejan are ages 52 & 35 and the number of children is seven.
The census of 1703 doesn't name anyone but the heads of household, but the number of children is 7. Jean is back to being called Jean "Prijan". No ages were given.
1714 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie. This is the last census we know of that Andree is found on. The two eldest daughters Marie and Anne were married by 1714. The 8 sons are Pierre L'Aine, Jean Baptiste, François, Joseph, Nicolas, Charles, Pierre le Cadet and Honoré. The original census can be found at Acadian Census microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada “Acadie Recensements 1671 – 1752”, Images 239
LE BRETON and wife, 8 sons, 2 daughters.
Andrée Savoie married Jean Prejean in 1683, at Port Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Children according to Stephen White there were twelve children born to this marriage. Honoré died at sea. The census of 1714 lists 10 children: 8 sons, 2 daughters, eldest daughters Marie and Anne were married by 1714.
Marie PREJEAN ca 1684-
Anne PREJEAN ca 1687-/1755
Pierre L'Aine PREJEAN ca 1690-
Jean Baptiste PREJEAN ca 1692-/1760
Francois PREJEAN ca 1695-
Marie Madeleine PREJEAN ca 1697-
Joseph PREJEAN ca 1700-1756/
Marie Josephe PREJEAN 1702-
Nicolas PREJEAN 1704-1765
Charles PREJEAN 1706-/1763
Pierre le Cadet PREJEAN 1708-1768
Honore PREJEAN 1711-1758
Ethnic Origins. Some have speculated that Andree's mother Catherine Lejeune was Amerindian. The Mothers of Acadia maternal DNA project posts its ongoing Maternal DNA results here. To date, the haplogroup of both sisters is consistently reported as U6a7a, indicating European origins.
Tim Hebert; Transcription of the 1693 Acadian Census, at Port-Royal, Acadie. Jean :BRIGEAU 42, Andree (wife) 26, Marie 9, Anne 6, Pierre 3, Jean Baptiste 1; 6 cattle, 8 sheep, 5 pigs, 14 arpents, 1 gun
↑ Acadian-Cajun Genealogy &History website; Note: The original census can be found on microfilm C-2572 of the National Archives of Canada.
Text: Jean PREJAN 47; Andree SAVOIE (wife) 31; Marie 14; Anne 11, Pierre 9; Jean 7; Francois 3; Madeleine 1; 17 cattle, 19 sheep, 5 hogs, 8 arpents, 60 fruit trees.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Andrée by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: