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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

The First Dunns of Riviere-au-Renard (Little Fox River)

A few weeks ago M. Alain Dunn saw my vintage postcard of  Little Fox River/Petite Riviere-au-RenardHe left a comment telling us – among other things – that two of the people on the vintage postcard were from his  Dunn family of Riviere-au-RenardToday I’m sharing a little  genealogical information about the children of John Dunn and Madeline Page – pioneering Dunns of Riviere-au-Renard.


Offspring of John Dunn and Madeline Page

Francois Dunn was born on October 20th, 1783 in St-Joseph parish in Carleton (Bonaventure) Quebec. A note on the baptism record states that the family were from Perce.

John Dunn married Louise Bond on October 24th, 1808 in Barachois (Gaspesie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine). Louise’s first husband was Ignace Rifou.

Jacques Dunn married Angelique Duguay in March of  1810 in St-Michel parish in Perce (Gaspesie-Iles-de-les-Madeleines). Angelique was the daughter of Jacques Duguay and Veronique Chapados (I’m a descendant of the Chapados through my M-line).

Louise Dunn married Pierre Chouinard on October 13th, 1804 in St-Michel parish in Perce. Pierre was the son of Louis Chouinard and Marie Francoise Pelletier.

Marie Dunn married Patrick Synnott on 17 Sep 1814 in Anse-au-Griffon (Gaspesie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine QC ) in St-Joseph Parish. Patrick’s parents were Edouard Synnott and Josette Robert.

Genevieve Dunn was born on the 5th of July 1793 in St-Joseph parish in Carleton (Bonaventure).

Felix Dunn was born in 1798. He married Marguerite Dubois on 22 Nov 1819 in Perce in St-Michel parish. Marguerite’s parents were Francois Dubois and Marguerite Baker/Blondin.

Elisabeth Isabelle Dunn married Joseph Huard on 19 Aug 1816 in St-Michel parish in Perce . Joseph’s parents were Joseph Huard and Marguerite Lanteigne.

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  1. My grandmother Josephine (CLOUTIER) BOIS had 3 cousins that were in the first world war. Two died in/around Vimy Ridge, Belgium. I would like to know any information about them such as their regiment, where they are buried at and any information about them. They are Adollard Dunn& Eucariste Dunn &Odilon Dunn. The mother was Marie Cloutier married Jean-baptiste Dunn.
    I am going to visit their graves in Belgium in April. If you know any thing about them I would appreciate it. Ronald Leduc

    Roland – The email address you left is not valid. Try leaving another comment with your correct address and I will try again. One way or the other I will be posting an answer to your message in the form of a post.

    Query partially answered here: http://wp.me/pp92w-7h3


    Comment by ronald leduc | January 10, 2010 | Reply

    • My Dad’s name was( Alfred Odilon Dunn )his Father was Joseph Odilon Dunn and his 2 brothers where Adollard and Eucariste Dunn.
      I have there WW1 service medals. I am trying to find anything out about there mother and father and there mothers and fathers as I’m trying to do some genealogy on the Dunn family.
      Any information would be of great help.
      Thanks Ian Dunn


      Comment by Ian Dunn | September 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. Bonjour, j’aimerais savoir dans quel pays est né John Dunn, l’époux de Madeleine Pagé.
    Grand merci.

    Note: Reponse/courriel


    Comment by Lynda Labrecque | April 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. I am a descendant of the “Dunn” family. I have the First World War Remembrance medals of both Adelard Dunn and Euchariste Dunn.
    I am a great decedent of Joseph Dunn, he made his way across Canada and settled in Edgewood British Columbia in the 1920’s
    He married Elizabeth Marion McPhee in Nelson BC but lived in Edgewood BC and gave birth to my father on July 14th 1924.
    There’s more history from our side if you want it.
    This is VERY exciting!
    Ian Dunn


    Comment by Ian Dunn | September 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Was your grandfather Odilon we have the war picture of the 3 brothers in uniform a very big one if you are interested we camn make a copy.


      Comment by Claudette Crepeault | October 14, 2010 | Reply

  4. To all who are descended from Emilie Bond and George Preston (m 1845) of Riviere au Renard, we are having a family reunion of all lines at the Musee Gaspesie from Wednesday evening, July 27 – Friday evening July 29, 2011.
    All connected to these ancestors are welcome!
    Please write either Michael Preston at:
    or Marilyn Brine Gilmour at:
    or to learn more, please visit on FaceBook:

    Note from Evelyn:
    Information posted here – http://wp.me/pp92w-blh


    Comment by Marilyn Brine Gilmour | July 4, 2011 | Reply

  5. je suis a la recherche des anctres de jean-baptiste dunn et marie cloutier…d’ou venait ses ancetres john dunn il semble avoir 2 john dunn un loyalite qui venait de l’irelande ou l’ecosse et un john pecheur …est-ce que c’etait le meme?


    Comment by jean-guy | December 28, 2015 | Reply

  6. JE VOUDRAITconnaitre les ancetre & les frere de charles dunn de petite riviere au renard merci (jesuis son petit fils)


    Comment by jean-charles dunn | September 2, 2020 | Reply

    • Bonjour Jean-Charles,
      Avez-vous le nom de sa femme? Est qu’elle etait un Jalbert?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | September 2, 2020 | Reply

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