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The Gagnons | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first generations of each of the families that established different surnames found in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Most of the information is drawn from Fidele Theriault’s genealogical dictionary “Les Familles de Caraquet”. His book is in French and offers a lot more information including family trees of the first generations (with precise dates)  and in many cases explanations of how the first pioneers arrived in Caraquet and other fascinating anecdotes. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.

 

Michel Gagnon was a Quebecker who arrived in Caraquet in the mid 19th century and married Marie-Anne Theriault (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Marie Hache).

Their children were:

  • Sophie,
  • Marie,
  • Sophie,
  • Joseph (m. Anne Pinet, widow of Jules Morais),
  • Jean-Baptiste Gagnon,
  • Frederic (m. Mathilde Pinet, daughter of Anthime Pinet and Venerante Landry),
  • Ubald,
  • Michel (m. Philomene Michaud of Van Buren, Maine).

 

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR) [Gagnon, Mrs Adrien, 1950, 40th Wedding Anniversary of Joseph Friolet and Marie Anne Gallien. Children:  Four sons: Gérard (Bas-Caraquet), Antonin (Fredericton), Louis Philippe (Hoover, Ont.), Fortunat (Bas-Caraquet). Five daughters: Hedwidge (Mrs. Léon Lanteigne d’Adamsville); Adrienne (Sister Marie Paule de Jésus. F.m.a., Campbellton); Gemma (Mrs. Ovila Brousseau, of Beauport, PQC); Edmonde (Mrs Adrien Gagnon d’Edmundston); Jeannine of Edmundston.]  [Gagnon, Bertha Mrs,1939, Haut-Carraquet, Mrs. Jean-Louis Dugas of Lowell, Mass., with her family: Thérèse Georges, Roger, Yvette, Rita and Armand as well as her sister Mrs. Adélard Dugas from the same place with her family Mrs. Berthe Gagnon, Claire, Marguerite, Jeannette and Robert  came to visit their elderly mother the widow of Agapit Cormier, as well as their brothers and sisters (Georges and Edmond Cormier, Mrs. Sylvester Cormier, Charles Poirier, Jean-Louis Godin and Edmond Foulem]


 

 

Related Posts – New Brunswick

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

 

Related Posts – Other

French Canadian Pioneers: The Gagnons of Quebec

 

External Links

Gagnons in the 1881 Census – Caraquette

Gagnons in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Gagnons in Gloucester County 

 

 

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The Duvals | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first generations of each of the families that established different surnames found in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Most of the information is drawn from Fidele Theriault’s genealogical dictionary “Les Familles de Caraquet”. His book is in French and offers a lot more information including family trees of the first generations (with precise dates)  and in many cases explanations of how the first pioneers arrived in Caraquet and other fascinating anecdotes. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.

 

Amice Duval (son of Philippe Duval and Marie Huelin of the Jersey Islands) who had been married to Esther Rouet (daughter of Aaron Rouet and Jeanne Sutherland) in St. Brelade (Jersey) arrived in Caraquet in the late 1850s to work on the construction of the church. His wife didn’t accompany him but his nephew John Duval (son of Philippe Duval and Jeanne Rouet)  did and settled down in Caraquet with a wife he found locally – Elisabeth LeCouteur (daughter of Jean Lecouteur and Marie Blanche Chiasson of Miscou). Continue reading

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