"L'ancêtre des Thibodeau acadiens fut le meunier Pierre, qui est né en France vers 1631. Nous ne connaissons ni son origine précise, ni la date de son arrivée en Acadie". Vers 1631 (RcPR 1671 40 ans, 1686 55 ans, 1693 59 ans (sic), 1698 65 ans, 1700 80 ans (sic) S. White. Il est meunier en haut de la rivière, appelée prée La Ronde (S. White)
Pierre épousa Jeanne Thériot vers 1660. Les parents de Jeanne étaient Jean Thériot et Perrine Reau.
Entre 1661 et 1689, Jeanne Thériot et Pierre Thibodeau eurent seize enfants:
"In 1698 Pierre Thibaudeau, a resident of Port Royal, began his settlement at Shepody... A miller of Pré Ronde... he and his sons explored the Shepody area in the first year... The first wintering by three of the Thibaudeau's sons was in 1699/1700, when they did very well trading furs with the Indians. De Villieu heard of the activity and immediately protested that they were on his father-in-law's seigneurie without permission, although the precise boundaries of La Vallière's grant are almost impossible to determine from the wording of the concession. Thibaudeau had dreamed of a seigneurie of his own, like that of his old friend Mathieu Martin at Cobequid... but showed a willingness to compromise which de Villieu declined. When in 1702 de Villieu himself was willing to compromise, the Thibaudeau group, beleiving that a petition of their own to Paris would succeed, in turn refused. Indeed they were confident enough of success to invest a great deal of effort in dyking, building sluices (aboiteaux), and even erecting a grist-and-saw mill with machinery from New England. In 1703 they had their lands confirmed but "without prejudice" to the rights of La Vallière. The old man died thinking himself a true seigneur but, in an arrêt of June 2, 1705, the Thibaudeau's right to the land was expressly granted as a concession from La Vallière's seigneurie. Officially, the Thibaudeaus could not extend their lands, nor could others settle without assuming the legal position and charges consequent to being censitaires of the seigneur of Beaubassin. In 1702 there appear to have been seven households at Shepody (roughly thirty-three people)."
At the time of his death, Pierre was living at Pré Rond Marsh on the south bank of the Annapolis (Dauphin) River east of the fort.
1636 Arrival of the first French families to settle permanantly
1654 British capture Port-Royal; French settlement ceases
c1660 marriage to Jeanne Thériot
c1661 birth, daughter Marie
c1663 birth, daughter Marie
c1664 birth, daughter Marie
c1666 birth, daughter Anne-Marie
c1667 birth, daughter Marie-Catherine
1667-70 Treaty of Breda cedes Acadia to the French; settlement resumes
1670’s-1690’s Available farmland decreases; some leave Port-Royal to establish new villages: Beaubassin (1671); Grand-Pré and Pigiguit (1680); Chipoudie (1698), and Cobeguit and Petcoudiac (1699).
c1670 birth, son Pierre the elder
1671 residence, in Port-Royal
c1672 birth, son Jeanne
c1674 birth, son Jean, in Port-Royal
c1676 birth, son Antoine
1678 residence, in Port-Royal
c1678 birth, son Pierre the younger
c1680 birth, son Michel
c1680 birth, daughter Cécile
c1682 birth, daughter Anne-Marie
c1685 birth, son Claude
1686 residence, in Port-Royal
c1686 birth, daughter Catherine-Josèphe
1687 War of the League of Augsburg (King William’s War) starts between England and France
c1689 birth, son Charles
1690 Phipps captures and sacks Port-Royal, coerces inhabitants' oaths of allegiance to English Crown, sets up local Peacekeeping Council and leaves within 12 days. Seaman from two ships later loot and burn between 28 and 35 homes/habitations including the parish church.”
1693 residence, in Port-Royal
1693 Port-Royal raid with looting and burning.
1697 Treaty of Ryswick restores Acadia to France; Port-Royal is its capital
1698 residence, in Port-Royal
1698 founder, Chipoudy
1700-1701 residence, in Port-Royal
1702 War of the Spanish Succession (Queen Anne’s War) starts between England and France
1703 residence, in Port-Royal
1704 Blockade of Port Royal; no destruction of houses but some inhabitants taken prisoner
1704 death, in Port-Royal
None of the prominent Acadian historians and genealogical researchers name his parents, though many trees name "Mathurin RHIBAUDA & Marie Dolbeau. No source has been found so far.
According to the nosoriginesqc website, the parentage here is correct:
↑ Griffiths, Naomi E.S., From migrant to Acadian : a North-American border people, 1604-1755, Montreal (Québec), McGill-Queen's University Press, 2005, p147-151 (King William’s War); p 267-268 (oaths of allegiance)
↑ 14.014.114.214.314.4 Dunn, Brenda. A History of Port Royal / Annapolis Royal 1605-1800. Nimbus Publishing, p vii,ix,1-12 (early European settlement); p13 (1629 Food abundance Scottish settlement); p32 (Church and School 1686));p 40,43 (1693 PR raid); p44-45 (1697 Treaty of Ryswick); p52-53(1702 Queen Anne’s War); p61-62 (Blockade of PR); p 71-73(1707 Attack on PR); p82-85(1710 Siege of PR).
1671 Acadian Census at Port Royal: Pierre THIBEAUDEAU, 40, wife Jeanne TERRIAU 27; Children: Pierre 1, Marie 10, Marie 9, Marie 7, Anne Marie 6, Catherine 4; cattle 12, sheep 11.
1678 Acadian Census at Port-Royal: Pierre Thibaudeau & Jeanne Terriot-12 acres, 30 cattle, 3 boys: age 11- born 1669, 7-1671, 5-1673: and 5 girls: 12-1666, 8-1670, 4-1674, 3-1675, 1-1677.
Ages from this census: Pierre TIBAUDEAU 55, Jeanne TERIOT 43, Marie 25, Marie 23, Marie 21, Catherine 19, Anne Marie 17, Pierre 16, Jeanne 14, Jean 13, Antoine 12, Pierre 10, Michel 8, Cecille 6, Anne Marie 4, Claude 2.
1686 Acadian Census at Port-Royal: Pierre TIBAUDEAU 55, Jeanne TERRIOT: 43; children: Marie 25, Marie 23, Marie 21, Catherine 19, Anne-Marie 16, Pierre 16, Jeanne 14, Jean 13, Antoine 12, Pierre 10, Michel 8, Cecille 6, Anne-Marie 4, Claude 2; 1 gun, 10 arpents, 14 cattle, 5 sheep, 7 hogs.
1693 Acadian census at Port-Royal: Pierre TIBAUDEAU 59, Jeanne TERRIOT 50, Anthoine 17, Pierre 15, Michel 13, Cecille 11, Marie 10, Claude 8, Catherine Josephe 7, Charles 4; 20 cattle, 30 sheep, 12 pigs, 30 arpents, 2 guns
1698 Acadian census at Port-Royal: Pierre TIBAUDEAU 65; Jeanne TERRIOT (wife) 57; Jean 24; Antoine 22; Pierre 21; Michelle 19; Claude 13; Catherine 11; Charles 7; 20 cattle, 20 sheep, 8 hogs, 32 arpents, 20 fruit trees, 4 guns
1700 Acadian census at Port-Royal: Piere THIBAUDEAU 66; Jeanne TERRIOT (wife) 57; Anthoine 26; Piere 22; Michel 20; Claude 15; Charles 11; Marie 17; Catherine 14; 30 cattle, 28 sheep, 30 arpents, 3 guns.
1701 Acadian census at Port-Royal: Pierre TIBAUDEAU 71, Jeanne THIRIOT [Terriot] (wife) 50; Jean TIBAUDEAU 27, Anthoine 23, Pierre 21, Michel 19, Claude 16, Charles 13, Cecile 19, Catherine 14; 7 guns, 30 cattle, 25 sheep, 12 hogs, 19 arpents.
1703 Acadian census at Port-Royal: Pierre THIBAUDOT, his wife, 4 boys, 2 girls, 4 arms bearers.
Note: THIBODEAU, Pierre, n 1631 [R1671], [R1686], laboureur en 1671, <futur fondateur de Chipody, >, peut-être originaire de Martaize (Vienne), peut-être arrivé entre 1632 et 1636 [RR p. 73], n 1633 [R1699], n 1630 [R1701]
TERRIAU, Jeanne, n 1644 [R1671] ou 1643 [R1686] (Jean & Perrine BOURG) [R1671-M], n 1642 [R1699]
1. Marie, n 1661 [R1671], [R1686], prob. m Pierre LE JEUNE dit BRIAR [R1671+R1686]
2. Marie, n 1662/1663 [R1671:8 áa 9] ou 1663 [R1686]
3. Marie, n 1664 [R1671] ou 1665 [R1686]
4. Anne-Marie, n 1665 [R1671] ou 1666/1669 [R1686], m Claude BOUDROT [R1671+R1686]
5. Catherine, n 1667 [R1671], [R1686]
6. Pierre, n 1670 [R1671], [R1686], m 1706 Marie Anne AUCOIN [ACR-3]
7. Jeanne, n 1672 [R1686]
8. Jean, n 1673 [R1686], n 1674 [R1701]
9. Antoine, n 1674 [R1686], n 1675 [R1699], n 1678 [R1701]
10. Pierre, n 1676 [R1686], n 1677 [R1699], n 1680 [R1701]
11. Michel, n 1678 [R1686], n 1679 [R1699], n 1682 [R1701]
12. Cécile, n 1680 [R1686], n 1682 [R1701]
13. Anne-Marie, n 1682 [R1686], n 1682 [R1699]:Marie
14. Claude, n 1684 [R1686] [R1699], n 1685 [R1701]
15. Catherine, n 1685 [R1699], n 1687 [R1701]
16. Charles, n 1688 [R1699] [R1701]
VIGNIOT?, Jeanne, n 1651 [R1701]
Source: [Haut-Poitou] p. 95-96, peut-être originaire de Martaize, mais non confirmé (le patronyme existerait à cet endroit), d'après Geneviève Massignon
The only source cited on NosOrigines (which is a repository and not an actual source) is Tanguay dictionary, which does NOT name any parents for him. That can be viewed here under the letter T : http://bibnum2.banq.qc.ca/bna/dicoGenealogie/Liard-1 20:40, 6 March 2016 (EST)
Thank you to Joseph Bahan for creating WikiTree profile Thibodeaux-153 through the import of jbb_2009-03-10_2009-03-10_2013-11-30.ged on Nov 30, 2013.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Pierre by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Pierre:
I have confirmed through DNA tests that Pierre Thibodeau is my paternal seventh great grandfather! This is wonderful for me as no direct males in my tree have, or had been able to have, their DNA tested. I need to research further, because I think I am also related to this Pioneer Acadian family through my maternal line which I've had DNA tested (mtDNA and AutosomalDNA).
I have been tracing this family, and yesterday came across once again a bookmarked Canadian web page listing research on the Thibodeau and others families) - a wonderful web page, I might add - and have continued to jot down information on this Acadian pioneer family. Had/have every intention of certifying the info., and to include it on WikiTree. But, your hard work has already done most of it for me. Thanks a bunch,