Louis Constant Pitre

1774 France – after 1822 Lafourche, LA



Continuation of tree (6th child of Olivier Pitre/Marie Latreille Moyse); all known surname descendants:

            5     Louis Constant Pitre  b: Abt. 1774  St. Roman, Poitiers, France; d: Aft. 1822  Lafourche, LA   

                               +Marie Rose Guidry  b: 19 April 1779  St. Donaciano, Nantes, France; m: 28 August 1797  Plattenville, Assumption, LA [Pierre Janvier/Marie Josephe Lebert]; d: Aft. 1822  Lafourche, LA  

            6          Joseph Constant Pitre  b: 31 October 1799  Plattenville, Assumption, LA; d: Bef. 1810             

            6          Marie Melanie Pitre  b: 11 January 1804  Plattenville, Assumption, LA; d: Abt. 1852

                                    +Joseph Romano Encalade  b: 26 November 1803  Plattenville, Assumption, LA; m: 16 February 1824  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Emanuel/Marie Louise Nadale]; d: Aft. May 1865  [Succession of Melanie Pitre, 26 May 1865, no children, Joseph Encalade sole legatee]

            6          Louis David Pitre  b: 25 September 1805  Donaldsonville, Ascension, LA; d: Bet. 1855 - May 1857  Raceland, Lafourche, LA

                                    +Marie Emeline Cheramie  b: 12 February 1819  Lafourche, LA; m: 10 August 1840  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Zenon/Delphine Dupre dit Terrebonne]; d: 17 January 1897  Larose, Lafourche, LA

            6          daughter Pitre  b: Abt. 1807  Lafourche, LA; d: Bet. 1810-1820  Lafourche, LA

            6          Pierre Martial Pitre  b: 19 October 1813  Plattenville, Assumption, LA; d: Aft. 1870  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA

                                    + Adeline Francoise Guillot  b: Abt. 1814; m: 20 August 1832  St. Joseph, Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA [Pierre/Elisabeth Olive Pitre]; d: Aft. 1870  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA       

            6          Marie Odile Pitre  b: 20 September 1817  Plattenville, Assumption, LA; d: Aft. 1850

                                    +Alphonse Francois Dupre dit Terrebonne  b: 23 November 1817  Thibodaux, Lafourche, LA; m: Abt. 1835  Jefferson, LA [Etienne Jean Dupre/Rosalie Marie Dufrene]; d: Aft. 1850


Notes for Louis Constant Pitre:

Louis-Constant's Acadian family had arrived in St. Malo, France from Miquelon on 13 November 1767 on the schooner La CreoleLouis-Constant was born in Poitiers c1774.  On 15 November 1775 the family were in the 2nd Convoy leaving Chatellerault for Nantes, which included his mother and 3 siblings.  His father Olivier was listed but did not make the voyage.  It is likely he died in Chatellerault before sailing. 


Ten years later, 1785, the family boarded L'Amitie bound for Louisiana. The family now consisted of Constant, his widowed mother Marie Moyse, and two siblings.  Only Constant is found with his mother in the 1788 & 1791 Lafourche censuses,  his two sisters having married.  Constant is listed with his wife Marie in the 1798 Lafourche census with a 7x15 arpent plot.

The 1810 Lafourche census has Constant Pitre as the head of a household.  No other names are listed, but by ages, the other members would appear to be his wife Marie Rose Guidry, 3 children, and his mother.  The 1820 census now indicates Constant & Marie with 4 children.

The Louisiana Conveyancing Records (Terrebonne Genealogical Society - online) show that on 22 October 1822 Louis Constant Pitre sold land to Henry S. Thibodaux to wit; Land situate on Bayou Darbonne, alias Terrebonne, containing 640 Superficial acres of land, No. 586 of land office records bounded above and below by lands of Henry S. Thibodaux. Witnessed by Bernard Edouard Hains and Leandre N. Crochet.  Recorder 26 May 1825:  'In year 1802, when country was under Spanish Government and when I fulfilled the functions of Alcayde or Syndie for county of Lafourche, Act of abandonment, Constant Pitre, Laurent St. Joseph Pishoff and Pierre Dufresne, having been entirely satisfied they have ceded and abandoned to Mr. Henry S. Thibodaux, to belong to him in full ownership lands they acquired by concession from Spanish Government, I delivered the Certificate to be used as needed November 15, 1820. Signed Daspit, Judge.'



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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)


Last updated:  28 November 2015.