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French Canadian Pioneers: The Brassards of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 



Jean-Baptiste Brassard  |  Jeanne Quelve / Quellevee

April 26th, 1672 Quebec

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Jeanne was a Fille du Roi (see 2nd note below) Continue reading

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The Lacroixs | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

These micro posts present the first generation 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. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.


The first Lacroixs in Caraquet were Jean Lacroix (parents unknown) his first wife Jeanne die Jeanneton Albert (daughter of Gabriel Albert and Angelique Bouthillier) and his second wife Adelaide Hebert (daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr).


  • Jean Lacroix and Jeanne Albert had the following children:
    • Ambroise (d.1793)
    • Andre (d.1790)
    • Marie (m.1819, Andre Larocque, son of Francois Larocque and Marie Morais of Paspebiac)
    • Marie (d.1808)
    • Felicite Sara
  • Jean Lacroix and Adelaide Hebert had these children:
    • Jean Olivier (m. Marie Mcgrath),
    • Vital
    • Marguerite Osithe (m. Agapit Albert, son of Isaac Albert and Osithe Mailloux),
    • Jean Octave (m. Seraphie Gionet, daughter of Charles Gionet
       and Genevieve Lebreton),
    • Eloi


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Lacroix family pictures: [Frederic O. Lacroix, pg.377]



Related Posts

French Canadian Pioneers: The Lacroixs of Quebec

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History


External Links

Lacroix in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Lacroix in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Lacroixs in Gloucester



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