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The Chenards | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

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


Henri Chenard (son of Guillaume Chenard and Marie-Anne Parent) was from St-Roch-des-Aulnais, Quebec. He and Therese Canivet (daughter of Jean Canivet and Agnes Lebouthillier) were the first Chenards in Caraquet.

Their children were:

  • Guillaume (m. Marie Arsenault, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Arsenault and Perpetue Savoie). Their children were:
    • Marie Elisabeth Isabelle (m.1834, Timothee Doiron, son of Charles Doiron and Angelique Bouthillier)
    • Séraphique Sara (m. 1830, Eloi Lanteigne, son of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Parise)
    • Marie (m. 1829, Eloi Gallien, son of Basile Gallien and Rosalie Doiron)
    • Michel (m.1834, Clotilde Lanteigne, daughter of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Parise)
    • Un-named (d.1815)
    • Pierre Guillaume (m.about 1838, Seraphie Lanteigne, daughter of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Blanchard) and then (m.1874, Adele Mallet, widow of Isaie Mallet)
  • Genevieve (m. about 1797, Pierre dit Pierriche Lanteigne, son of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau). Their children were:
    • Cleante (m. 1823, Desiree Boucher, daughter of Joseph Boucher and Catherine Marcel)
    • Pierre (m. 1824, Appoline Blanchard, daughter of Blanchard and Pelagie Doucet)
    • Benjamin (m. 1823, Constance Gionet, daughter of Francois Gionet and Marie Roussi) and (m.1861, Marie-Reine, widow of Marc Theriault)
    • Marie
  • Henri (m. Theotiste Bouthillier, son of Rene Lebouthillier and Genevieve Chiasson)
    • Laurent (died in infancy)
    • Polycarpe (died in infancy)
    • Eloi (died in infancy)
    • Marie (died in infancy)
    • Polycarpe (died in infancy)
  • Francois who died as an infant.


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Chenard family pictures: [Arthur Chenard, pg. 255].

Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR):  [Chenard, Dominique, 1892, Dominique Chenard has a big hangar built next to his store near the Caraquet station to hold  flour and groceries]   [Chenard, Dominique, 1894, The Caraquet telegraph office has been transferred to Dominique Chenar’s and Elisabeth Chenard is replacing Miss Blackhall as manager.]   [Chenard, Henri,1927, In their appearance before the Fishing Commission, Caraquet fishermen demanded improved means of transportation. The following appeared: Théotime LeBouthilier, Henri Dugas, Martin Gionet; F.-T.-B. Young, Charles Comeau; Henri Chenard, Alphonse Poirier]


Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Chenards in the 1881 Census – Gloucester 

Chenards in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Chenards in Gloucester 



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