- FamilySearch's Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905 records the burial of Modeste (Cheverry) Pitre age 94, widow of Xavier Pitre, on February 18 1845 in L'Ardoise (Other Image 67 of 272), implying an approximate year of birth about 1750.
Antoine Decheverry and Marie Pinet are the only known Detcheverry (or variant spelling) family in the 1752 Census of Île Royale and Île St. Jean at the time of Modeste Cheverry's birth.
The 1752 Census of Île St. Jean in Pointe de l'Est records Antoine Dechevery age 40 Fisherman and Plowman native of Bayonne 25 years in the colony, wife Marie Pinet age 30 native of Canada, and children Denis De Chevery age 11, Antoine age 10, François age 8, Pierre age 6, Jean age 4, and Marie age 6 months.
Stephen White's letter of September 28 1990 to Robert G. Morin establishes Jean-Baptiste Detcheverry as the son of Antoine Detcheverry and Marie Pinet. See Notes for Jean-Baptiste Detcheverry, husband of Marguerite Daigre, for a transcript of the relevant section. This letter also states on Page 2:
The baptisms of Jean-Baptiste Chavary's sisters Marie-Modeste (in 1755) and Anne-Marie (in 1758) are in the registers of St-Pierre-du-Nord (St. Peter's, P.E.I.).
FamilySearch's Nova Scotia, Antigonish Catholic Diocese, 1823-1905 records the marriages of:
1. Marie Boucher, daughter of Honoré Boucher and Marie Landry, and Jean Pitre, son of Casimir Pitre and Judith Martel, on January 14 1850 in L'Ardoise (Marriage Image 18 of 79)
2. Marguerite Graisse, daughter of Lazaire (sic) Graisse and Archange Mattie (sic), and Jean Pitre, widower of Marie Boucher, with dispensation for 3rd degree (blood) on November 19 1877 in L'Ardoise (Marriage Image 53 of 79)
Not all of the ancestors of Marguerite Gracie and Jean Pitre are known.
Marguerite Gracie's paternal Gracie great grandfather is not known, although it is unlikely he is the reason for the third degree consanguinity dispensation. The ancestors of Marguerite Gracie's mother Archange Marthe are not known.
The ancestors of Jean Pitre's mother Judith Martel are not known.
Marguerite Gracie is the daughter of Lazare Gracie, the granddaughter of Geneviève Detcheverry dit Cheverie, and the great granddaughter of Antoine Detcheverry and Marie Pinet.
Jean Pitre is the son of Casimir Pitre, and grandson of Marie-Modeste Detcheverry dit Cheverie, and great grandson of Antoine Detcheverry and Marie Pinet.
Both Marguerite Gracie and Jean Pitre are great grandchildren of Antoine Detcheverry and Marie Pinet which requires a third degree consanguinity dispensation. This further supports the conclusion Marie-Modeste Detcheverry dit Cheverie is the daughter of Antoine Detcheverry and Marie Pinet.
The Généalogie des Landry à travers le monde website (http://mwlandry.ca/genealog/index.php) does not provide a source for the birth and baptism of Marie-Modeste Detcheverry, wife of Xavier Pitre. As Marie-Modeste Detcheverry is recorded as born in Saint Pierre du Nord, Île St. Jean; the source must be:
1. Saint Pierre du Nord, Île St. Jean Parish Registers
The original registers are located in the Ille-et-Vilaine Département Archives. Microfilms are available at Ille-et-Vilaine Département Archives (in Rennes), and at Library and Archives Canada (Microfilm F-817). Neither archive has made these registers available online.
2. Acadians In Exile (Donald J. Hebert 1980)
This book contains a transcript of Saint Pierre du Nord, Île St. Jean parish registers. This book is out of print and not available online.
As Marie-Modeste Detcheverry's baptism occurred in 1755 based on Stephen White's letter of September 28 1990, it is reasonable to believe the dates and places of birth and baptism are accurate.