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The Davids | 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.


Fidele Theriault lists two David pioneers for the Caraquet area – Alexis David and Francois David from Newport Quebec.

1. Alexis David was the son of Alexandre David and Marguerite Boucher and married Adeline Sivret (daughter of Georges Sivret and Scolastique Chiasson) in 1827. After her death he married Edesse Doiron (daughter of Hilaire Doiron and Marie Lanteigne). They lived in Bas-Caraquet. Fidel Theriault doesn’t list any marriages for these children.

The children of Alexis and Adeline were:

  • Philippe (born about 1854)
  • Elisabeth/ Betsey (about 1856)
  • Alexis (died as an infant)
  • Alexis (born 1860)

Alexis and his second wife Edesse had these three children:

  • Hyacinthe (born 1863)
  • Marie (born 1865)
  • Hector (born 1867)


2.  Francois David was the son of Jean David and Francoise David of Pointe-a-Genevieve in Newport, Quebec. He married Catherine Denys (daughter of Louis Denys and Madeleine Larocque) in Paspebiac on November 8th, 1787.

Their children were:

  • Francois  (m.1809,  Henriette Albert, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Albert and Therese Lanteigne) and then a second time to (Celeste Guignard, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Guignard and Marie Breau of Lameque) and finally a third time to (Veronique Foulem, daughter of Thomas Foulem and Rosalie Chamberlain),
  • Archange (m. 1816,  Louis Lanteigne, son of Louis Lanteigne and Luce LeBrasseur),
  • Francoise (m.1799,  Florent Lanteigne, son of Louis Lanteigne and Luce LeBrasseur),
  • Therese (m.1822, Jean-Baptiste Lanteigne, Louis Lanteigne and Luce LeBrasseur),
  • Alexandre (m. 1824, Marguerite Boucher, daughter of  Joseph Boucher and Catherine Marcel),
  • Marie (m. 1828, Michel Lanteigne, son of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Parise),
  • Desiree (m. 1829, Rose Boucher, daughter of Joseph Boucher and Catherine Marcel).



Related Posts

The Davids | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

French Canadian Pioneers: The Davids of Quebec

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

Davids in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Davids in Gloucester 



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