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The Chiassons | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

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Chiasson pioneers of Shippegan, Miscou and Lameque | New Brunswick Genealogy


This line of Chiassons became pioneers all around the area including Shippegan, Miscou, Lameque and Caraquet. The Shippegan founding couple were Nicolas Chiasson (son of Joseph Chiasson and Anne Hache) and Genevieve Gionet Gionais (daughter of Francois Gionet and Marie LeVicaire who had arrived originally from Prince Edward Island and were married in Caraquet in 1784. The first mention of this couple in Shippegan is from 1809 when they occupied a piece of land in the centre of the village. There’s even a stream named after then called “Ruisseau a Nicolas” (Nicolas’ Stream).

These are the children of their son Nicolas Chiasson and Colette Duguay (daughter of Francois Duguay and Marie Doiron) who are the couple who gave rise to the Shippegan Chiassons: Marie, Christin, Marie (m. Joseph Leclerc then Euloge Mallet and finally Michel Landry), Henriette, Marcelline, Prudente, Alexandre (m. Emelie Albert), Olive (m. Hilaire Duguay, son of Jean-Louis Duguay and Esther Guignard) , M. Rose (m. Dosithe Duguay, son of Aime Duguay and Marthe Mallet), Julie (m. Eugene Godin), Nicolas (m. Obeline Mallet), Gustave, Eguene (m. Victoria Godin), M. Louise, Romain. [Note: The last four children listed by Donat Robichaud but not  Fidele Theriault.]


Notes: This series of posts is based on information found in Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan by Donat Robichaud, and will be gradually supplemented with information  from Fidele Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and other sources.


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Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

The Alberts of Shippegan

The Duguays of Shippegan

The Godins of Shippegan

The Landrys of Shippegan

The Mallets of Shippegan

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  1. Does anyone have any information about either Andre or his daughter Mary Josephine Chiasson? Mary is my great grandmother and I would love to know more about her and the Chiasson/Gionet side of the family? Thank you greatly.


    Comment by Kathleen Galliah | January 9, 2019 | Reply

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