Hypolite Paul Pitre

1809 Assumption, Louisiana 1867 Terrebonne, Louisiana

 

 

Continuation of tree (9th child of Martin Benoni Pitre/Jeanne Dantin); all known surname descendants:

            6          Hypolite Paul Pitre  b: 31 January 1809  Plattenville, Assumption, LA; d: 2 March 1867  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                              +Marie Virginie Clouatre  b: 20 June 1802  St. Gabriel, Iberville, LA; m: 14 February 1831  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Joseph/Marie Elisabeth Thibodeau]; d: Aft. 1860  Houma, Terrebonne, LA  

                        7          Louis Adrien Pitre  b: 29 January 1832  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 26 August 1854  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                        7          Marie Pamela Pitre  b: 13 May 1834  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Bef. 1840  Lafourche, LA

                        7          Jeanne Rose Pitre  b: 20 September 1836  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 April 1863  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                                       +Claude Gabriel Guerin  b: Abt. 1827  Haute Saone, France; m: 12 July 1852  St. Francois de Sales, Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Jean Claude/Ursule Doralise Flamand]; d: Bef. 1860  Houma, Terrebonne, LA

                        7          Jean Baptiste Amadeo Pitre  b: 16 February 1839  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. 1890

                                       +Marie Anne Welsh  b: 3 April 1839  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 9 May 1859  Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Pierre/Delphine Benoit] [courthouse; church 20 April 1862 St. Francis de Sales, Houma]; d: Bet. 1868 - 1875  Houma, Terrebonne, LA   

                                      *2nd Wife of Jean Baptiste Amadeo Pitre:

                                        +Onesia Victorine Malborough  b: 30 December 1858  Houma, Terrebonne, LA; m: 8 February 1875  St. Francois de Sales, Houma, Terrebonne, LA [Augustin/Emelie Trahan]; d: Aft. 1890

                        7          Firez 'Harrison' Pitre  b: 25 January 1841  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 12 March 1866  Houma, Terrebonne, LA              

                        7          Joseph Justilien Pitre  b: 11 June 1843  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 10 December 1921  Lafourche, LA

                                       +Marie Emelie 'Marguerite' Hebert  b: 8 October 1843  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 25 January 1869  St. Francis de Sales, Houma, Terrebonne, LA (courthouse) [Augustin Justin/Azelie Marie Bergeron]; d: Bef. 1900

                        7          Seraphin Pitre  b: Abt. 1845  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. 1860

 

 

Notes for Hypolite Paul Pitre:

Hypolite-Paul was the youngest child of Martin Benonie Pitre, who was the son of an Acadian in exile in France. Theirs was a large family set up like many others to farm along Bayou Lafourche.  Hypolite married at the age of 22 to Virginie Clouatre, daughter of an Acadian. 

 

The young family is found in the 1840 census of Terrebonne parish as containing 2 small boys & a daughter: Louis-Adrien 8, Jeanne-Rose 4, and Amadeo 1.  A daughter Pamela has died as an infant.  By the 1850 census Hypolite is farming land valued at $900 and the family has expanded with Harrison 10, Justilien 8, and Seraphin 5.
 

Ten years on and the farm is valued at $480 and personal estate at $400.  Son Louis-Adrien has died 6 years before at the age of 22.  Daughter Jeanne-Rose is now the widow of Frenchman Claude Guerin and has returned to the family home with her own daughter Virginie 6.  Amadeo is newly married and his farm is $100, with $200 personal estate.  The remaining children are still at home: Harrison 15, Justilien 13 & Seraphin 11.

 

The Civil War begins the following year, but I can find no record that any of the sons served in the Confederate Army.  Hypolite dies in 1867 age 58.  I cannot locate a death record for Virginie but she does not seem to be in the 1870 census so presumably dies within this time frame as well.  Daughter Jeanne Rose dies in 1863 aged just 26 (while her daughter Virginie marries Frank Benjamin Bergeron in 1871), and son Harrison dies in 1866 aged 25.  I cannot locate any records for Seraphin after 1860.  The families of sons Amadeo and Justilien (who marries in 1870) remained in the Terrebonne area for the next few decades.
 

Census:

- 1840 Terrebonne, Louisiana:  E. Polite Pete males 1 <5, 1 (5-10), 1 (20-30), females 1 <5, 1 (20-30)

 

- 1850 Terrebonne, LA:  Hypolite Pitre 35 farmer [$900 real estate], wife Virginie 26, Adrien 18, Rosa 15, Amedee 13, Harrison 10, Justilien 8, Seraphin 5.

 

- 1860 Terrebonne, LA:  Hypolite Pitre 40 farmer [$480 real estate, $400 personal], wife Virginia 40, Harrison 15, Justilien 13, Seraphin 11, Mrs. R. Guerin 19, Virginia Guerin 6.


 

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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- South Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Lafourche-Terrebonne Parishes  (Rev. Hebert)

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

 

Last updated:  17 November 2019.