Pelagie Marguerite Rivet

#1789, b. about 1745
Last Edited:27 Sep 2017
FatherMichel Rivet b. 8 Jul 1711, d. between 1755 and 1763
MotherAnne Landry b. before 1714, d. May 1750
RelationshipGreat-granddaughter of Etienne Rivet
ChartsDescendants of Etienne Rivet of Acadia

Research Notes:

     A child of Michel and Anne (Landry) Rivet named Pelagie Rivette has only been seen in one place -- the 1763 Acadian census in Maryland. She is listed with this family as one of the five Rivet orphans.
     I have also seen another child for this family in only one place, and that was in the Belle-Ile-en-Mer (BIM) declaration made by Marie Rose (Rivet) Landry, an aunt, for a child named Joseph Marie Rivette. The name Joseph Marie is slightly ambiguous and could be for either male or female. I think Marie Rose Rivet could have gotten it a little wrong. [There were other errors in her statement.]
     Yet another child has been seen in only one place. On the list of Acadians established at San Luis de Natchez, 2 Feb 1768, the census shows Marguerite Rivet, age 18, living with four siblings Michel, Cirille, Blaise, and Marianne.
     It's my supposition that these three: Pelagie, Joseph Marie, and Marguerite, are all the same person. I have found no evidence to prove any of this one way or the other, except that the siblings are always in a group of five (five orphans in Maryland, five siblings in Natchez). So additional research and analysis is needed, but for now I'm considering them to be the same person, and giving her the name of Pelagie Marguerite, subject to revision if new evidence comes to light.

Outline of Life Events:

BirthPelagie Marguerite Rivet was born about 1745 at Pisiquid, Acadia, Canada.1
AcadianDep, Imm-childrenShe was deported with Michel Rivet and Catherine Benoit, her father and step-mother, and her siblings, in 1755 from Pisiquid to MD. They were on one of the four ships, most likely the Dolphin, that left Minas Basin in October and arrived in late November.2,3
AcadianCen, orphansPelagie Rivette was enumerated as an orphan living with her siblings in the 7 Jul 1763 Acadian census at Upper Marlborough, MD.2
AcadianTran, ImmigrantOn 17 Dec 1767, Pelagie Rivette and her siblings left from Port Tobacco, MD aboard the brigantine Jane.


  1. [S40] . The Acadians in France Vol. II, Belle-Isle-en-Mer Registers.
  2. [S456] Acadian & French Canadian Ancestral Home. Lucie LeBlanc Consentino. Website. Online
  3. [S1372] The Maryland Gazette. Annapolis, MD. Newspaper Article.