Louis 'Auguste' Pitre

1799 Assumption, LA 1850 Cheniere Caminada, LA



Continuation of tree (5th child of Martin Benoni Pitre/Jeanne Dantin); all known surname descendants:

            6           Louis 'Auguste' Pitre  b: 31 August 1799  Plattenville, Assumption, LA; d: 15 December 1850  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA                       

                               + Marie Clotilde Lefort  b: 26 September 1805  Donaldsonville, Ascension, LA; m: 19 June 1826  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Alexis/Marie Hipolite Frelot]; d: Aft. October 1893  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA**

                        7           Marie 'Athanase' Pitre  b: 10 August 1827  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 28 July 1864  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                       + Louis D'Hue (aka Duet/Duhe)  b: 23 November 1821  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: 10 March 1842  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Louis Francois/Marie Carmelite Forgeron]; d: 3 March 1897  Lockport, Lafourche, LA

                        7           Marie Artemise Pitre  b: 11 September 1829  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 December 1889  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA

                                       + Pierre Andre Curole  b: Abt. 1822  Antibes; m: 14 May 1847  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. 1869

                        7           Eugene Pitre  b: 15 October 1832  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. July 1852  Barataria, Jefferson, LA

                        7           Louise Pitre  b: 23 April 1835  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 14 September 1912  Larose, Lafourche, LA

                                       + Francois Malcombe  b: Abt. 1819  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1853  Barataria, Jefferson, LA; d: Aft. 1880  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA

                        7           Adrien Louis Pitre  b: 10 October 1837  Caminadaville, Lafourche, LA; d: 30 October 1930  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

                                       + Elizabeth Ortis  b: 11 January 1839  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1860  Barataria, Jefferson, LA [Joseph Casimir Hortis/Eleonore Marie Dugas]; d: 30 September 1905  Galliano, Lafourche, LA

                        7           Louis Adrien Pitre  b: Abt. 1839; d: Aft. July 1852

                        7           Elvire Pitre  b: 1 April 1842  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: Aft. July 1852  Barataria, Jefferson, LA

                        7           Joseph Pitre  b: October 1845  Lafourche, LA; d: 10 December 1921  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

                                       + Hortense Marie Landry  b: 21 February 1846  Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1869  Lafourche, LA [Leon Raphael/Clemence Regaud]; d: 26 January 1934  Golden Meadow, Lafourche, LA

                        7           Andre Gratien 'Raphael' Pitre  b: 18 December 1847  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; d: 15 October 1878  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA            

                                      + Marguerite Landry  b: Abt. 1850  Lafourche, LA; m: 11 May 1870  Barataria, Jefferson, LA; d: 9 November 1883  Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA



Notes for Louis 'Auguste' Pitre:


- 1830 Lafourche, Louisiana:  Auguste Pitre 30, wife Clotilde 24, Athanase 3, Arthemise 1.

- 1840

- 1850 Barataria, Jefferson, LA:  Augustus Pitre 50 (laborer), wife Clotilde 45, Eugene 18 (laborer), Louisa 15, Louis 12, Adrien 10, Elmire 8, Joseph 6, Gratien 3.


- 1860

- 1870


- 1880 Cheniere Caminada, Jefferson, LA:  Clothilde Lefort 74, boarder Ursule Valence 17.  (next door to son Joseph's family)


** In a report published by the Times Picayune newspaper regarding the October 1893 hurricane which devastated Cheniere Caminada along with other southern areas, amongst the living seen after the storm was "Mrs. August Pitri, an old lady aged 88, who saved herself by climbing on top of her roof and holding on until the storm abated".  This would appear to be Marie Clotilde Lefort.

Conveyancing records (Terrebonne Genealogy Society - online):  On September 25, 1826 Henry S. Thibodaux sold land to Auguste Pitre to wit: a piece of land situated in this parish, containing 2 Arpens front, more or less, on each side of Bayou Terrebonne, by depth certificate of confirmation calls for, bounded above by land of Bannon Thibodaux and below by the land the Church is built on, for $1,000.00, payable $200.00 per year for the next 5 years. Witnessed by C. Bergeron and Augustin Mongeont.  On December 28, 1826 Auguste Pitre of the parish of Lafourche Interior and Henry S. Thibodaux of this parish, agreed to wit: that whereas the aforesaid Thibodaux has by an act passed on September 25, 1826, recorded No. 396 page 16, in Book "D", sold to Pitre, a certain piece of land for price and sum of $1,000.00, now therefore, for various good reasons, they annul by common consent. Witnessed by Jacques Verret and Jh. Delaporte.


Succession of Auguste Pitre (Jefferson Parish, 18th June 1852):  The petition of Maximillien Lefort of the Parish of Jefferson, shows respectfully, that Auguste Petre, late of the Cheniere Caminada in this parish, departed this life on or about the fifteenth of December 1850 - That deceased left a wife and the following children, Eugene aged 20 years, Louisa aged about 18 years, Louis aged about fifteen years, Adrien aged about twelve years, Elmire aged about ten years, Joseph aged about eight years, and Andre Gratien aged about six years - That deceased left property - That an administrator should be appointed, and an inventory taken of the property belonging to said deceased estate - That said children are residing with their surviving mother, ----- Petre, who desires to be confirmed as their natural tutrix, and that an under tutor be appointed to them.  (More along the same lines, deceased was about fifty years old.)  Widow later named as Mrs. Marie Clotilde Pitre.  Estate consists of real estate, slaves, movable property.  Family meeting included relatives Joseph Lefort, Maturin Lefort, Philip Plaizance, Jean Plaizance (uncles), and Joseph William Keefe and Francis Malgome friends.  Alexis Lefort is appointed as under tutor.  Inventory: moveables - house hold furniture, one clock, 3 beds, 2 armoires, sundry kitchen furniture, 2 old carts, 2 plows, 1 pirogue, scattering tools etc valued sum of $30.  One horse, cows & 2 calves valued sum of $26.  Immoveables: One arpent of land front on the Cheniere Caminada bay with the usual depth between the waters, with the improvements thereon valued at $400.  One Negress slave for life aged 32 years, with her boy child, 4 years old, valued at $450.  Cash - money; bills receivable etc none $500.  Papers - Bill of sale of a negress & donation act of one half & title deed of the other half of the land mentioned above.   Total valued at $1406. 





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Items in RED verified from transcriptions in the following:

- Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records

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

- South Louisiana Vital Family Records: Terrebonne Genealogical Society

- Some Louisiana deaths in RED taken from obituaries or the Louisiana Deaths collection (which includes spouses/parents).

- Southwest Louisiana Records: Church and Civil Records of Parishes of Acadia, Allen Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St Landry, St Martin, St Mary and Vermillion.


Last updated:  8 February 2019.