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The Chiassons | Pioneer Families 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 Chiassons are one of the oldest Acadian families in Canada. The Caraquet Chiassons descend from  Guyon Chiasson dit Lavallee (son of Pierre Chiasson and Marie Peroche of La Rochelle, France) and Marie Belliveau (daughter of Antoine Belliveau and Andree Guyon) who were married in Port-Royal, Acadia about 1665.

The founding Caraquet couple are Joseph Chiasson (son of Francois Chiasson and Anne Doucet) and Anne Hache (daughter of Charles Hache and Genevieve Laverne).

They had the following children:

  • Genevieve (m. about 1766, Rene Bouthillier, son of Joseph Bouthillier  and Angelique Giraud dit St-Jean)
    • Angelique (m. 1800, Charles Doiron, son of Zachary Doiron and Anne LeVicaire)
    • Rose (m. 1812, Jean-Baptiste Doiron, son of Zachary Doiron and Anne LeVicaire)
    • Edouard (m. about 1800, Agathe Parise, daughter of Michel Parise and Marie Albert)
    • Archange (m. 1807, Pierre Albert, son of Pierre Albert and Genevieve Denis)
    • Theotiste (m. Henri Chenard, son of Henri Chenard and Therese Canivet)
    • Damien (m. 1814, Isabelle Gionet, daugher of Francois Gionet and Marie Roussi)
  • Nicolas (m.1784,  Genevieve Gionet, daughter of Francois Gionet and Anne LeVicaire)
    • Abraham (m. 1809, Scolastique Mallet, daughter of Jean Mallet and Marie Duguay)
    • Rosalie (m. 1806, Bonaventure Duguay, son of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau)
    • Luce (m. 1809, 1809, Pierre Mallet, son of Jean Mallet and Marie Duguay)
    • Marie Henriette (born 1790)
    • Laurent (m. 1814, 1814, Marie Thebault, daughter of Maturin Thebault and Catherine Duval)
    • Jean Nicolas (m. 1820, Colette Duguay, daughter of Francois Duguay and Marie Doiron)
    • Jean (m. 1818, Scolastique Roussel, daughter of Didier Roussel and Madeleine Hache)
    • David (m. 1824, Suzanne Duguay, daughter of Raymond Duguay and Ursula Morais)
    • Marie-Rose (m. 1827, Augustin Robichaud, son of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud and Felicity Cyr)
    • Joseph Aime (born 1807)
  • Jean/ Jean-de-Dieu Chrysostome (m. Anne Daigle, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Daigle and Marie Trahan)
    • Jean Chrysostome Guitome (1817, 1817, Marie Brideau, daughter of Leon Brideau and Marie Cormier)
    • Frederic (m. Julie Losier, daughter of Prospere Losier and Charlotte LeBreton)
    • Augustin (m.1820, Marie Lanteigne, daughter of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Parise)
    • Joseph (m.1829, Helene Duclos, daughter of Pierre Duclos and Marguerite Richard) and (m. about 1840, Dorothee Savoie, daughter of Joseph Savoie and Anastasie Robichaud).
    • Marie Marthe (m. 1826, Sebastien Hache, son of Louis Hache and Judith Hache)
    • Jules (remained single)
    • Lazare (m.1830, Marie-Gilles Savoie, daughter of Joseph Savoie and Anastasie Robichaud)
    • Marie (m.1820, Joseph Hache, son of Jean-Baptiste Hache and Francoise Hache)
    • Charles Cesaire (born 1808)
    • Marie Antoinette (m. 1830, Luc Savoie, son of Joseph Savoie and Anastasie Robichaud)
  • Pelagie / Helene (m.about 1793, Louis Paulin, son of Jean-Baptiste Paulin and Elisabeth Gasse) and then (m.1810, Francois Frigault, son of Pierre Frigault and Josette Bouthillier)
    • Charlemagne (1812, Marie-Reine Gionet, daughter of Francois Gionet and Marie Roussi)
    • Marie (m. 1815, Raymond Duguay, son of Francois Duguay, formerly married to Ursula Morais of Shippagan)
    • Barbe (m. 1810, Joseph Goupil, formerly married to Josephte Bois, son of Andre Goupil and Marguerite Theriault of Quebec)
    • Joseph Hubert (1820, Marie Robichaud, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud and Theotiste Savoie of Shippagan)
    • Fidele Germain (m. 1818, Lisette Morais)
    • Euphrosine-Venerande (born 1793)
    • Marie Constance (m. 1820, Jean-Louis Duguay, son of Jean-Baptiste Duguay and Marie-Louise Boulet, Lameque)
    • Luc (died of the cold in the woods in 1813)
    • Angele (m. 1824, Fabien Hache, son of Louis Hache and Judith Hache)
    • Blanche (m. 1822, David Godin, son of Michel Godin and Helene Hache)
    • Victorine (m. 1828, John MacLeech, son of Peter MacLeech and Anne Mullen of Prince Edward Island)
    • Julienne (m. 1831, Pierre Parise, son of Louis Parise, formerly married to Marie Morais)
    • Fabien (m. 1829, Genevieve Robichaud, daughter of David Robichaud and Rebecca Savoie of Shippagan)
  • Adelaide (m.1792, Joseph Hache, son of Louis Hache and Anne Chiasson)
  • Louise-Divine / Ludivine (m.1792, Joseph Paulin, son of Jean-Baptiste Paulin and Elisabeth Gasse)
    • Joseph Thibus (born 1793)
    • Joseph (m. 1823, Francoise Noel, daughter of Jean Noel and Genevieve Cote ( and (m. 1827, Monique Boucher, daughter of Firmin Boucher and Judith Legere) and (m. 1858, Ursule Boudreau)
    • Michel (remained single)
    • Marie-Rose (m. m. 1822, Telesphore Legere, son of Cyrille Legere and Venerande Savoie)
    • Andre (m. 1831, Marie Blanchard, daughter of Ephrem Blanchard and Julie Robichaud)
    • Elisabeth (m. 1823, Aime Poirier, son of charles Poirier and Anne Bourg)
    • Francois-D’Assise (m. 1828, Theotiste Poirier, daughter of Joseph Poirier and Charlotte Legere) and (m. about 1851, Veronique Hache, daughter of Isaac Hache and Madeleine Thibodeau)
    • Marie Brigitte (m. 1845, Joseph Hache, son of Isaac Hache and Madeleine Thibodeau)
    • Pierre Agapit (died in infancy)
  • Paul (m.1797, Elisabeth Roussi, daughter of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau) Elisabeth died tragically lost in a snowstorm while making her way to visit her children Appoline and Marie.
    • Pierre Paul (born 1798)
    • Hypolite (m. 1827, Venerande Frigault, daughter of Pierre Frigault and Marie Lanteigne)
    • Colette Nicolette Scolastique (1824, Georges Sivret, formerly married to Angelique Forest)
    • Marie (m. 1824, Louis Gauthier, son of Nicolas Gauthier
      and Catherine Gerard)
    • Augustin (born 1808)
    • Elisabeth (died in childhood)
    • Angele (m. 1837, Francois Bezeau, son of Michel Bezeau and Amable Blais of Perce, Quebec) and (m. 1841, Severe Landry, son of Simon Landry and Genevieve Hache of Grande Anse)
    • Antoinette (died in infancy)
  • Beloni (m.1807, Felicite Albert, daughter of Pierre Albert
     Albert and Genevieve Denis)

    • Adelaide Julienne (m. 1834, Pierrre Loiselle, son of Jacques Loiselle and Elisabeth Doiron) and (m. 1841, Joseph Lebrasseur, son of Joseph Lebrasseur and Tharsile-Euphrosine Duguay)
    • Marie Venerande (m. 1829, Aime Gionet, son of Charles Gionet and Felicity Duguay)
    • Marie (m. 1883, Eloi Doiron, son of Charles Doiron and Angelique Bouthillier) and (m. Charles Frigault, son of Francois Frigault and formerly married to Seraphie Morais)
    • Aime (m. 1834, Genevieve Doiron, daughter of Charles Doiron and Angelique Bouthillier) and (m. Salomee Paulin, daughter of Sebastien Paulin and Monique Blanchard)
  • Rene (m. about 1813, Marie Gobeille)
    • Marie Sara (died in childhood)
    • Rene Felix (died in infancy)
    • Rene (born 1818)
    • Rene Felix (born 1819)
    • Edesse (born 1821)
    • Olive (born 1823)
    • Joseph Honore (born 1826)
    • Sara (born 1820)


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Chiasson family pictures: [Mrs. Augustin Chiasson, maiden name Charlotte Duguay, pg. 64],   [Jean-Baptiste Chiasson, Joseph(Bob) Chiasson, Ferdinand Chiasson, sons of Pierre Chiasson, son of Aime Chiasson, pg.64],   [Jacob Chiasson, Romain Chiasson, son of Jos Chiasson, Olivier R. Chiasson, Osias Chiasson, John P. Chiasson, pg. 115],   [Joseph Chiasson, son of Romain Chiasson, pg. 116], [Joseph G. Chiasson, pg.247],  [Jos G. Chiasson, pg. 255],  [Joseph A. Chiasson, pg.377],  [Gervais Chiasson, pg.377].

Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR):  [Chiasson, Jacques J.,1899, Bas-Caraquet, Joseph Doucet, Joseph N. Lanteigne and Jacques J. Chiasson left for the Chatham worksites. Augustin P. Gionet, Richard R. Gionet and Maurice F. Lanteigne left for the Boiestown worksites]  [Chiasson, Philippe, 1938, Rufin Boudreau, Philippe Chiasson and Raoul Poirier are taking summer courses at Bathurst College]  [Chiasson, Philippe,1941, Since this June several teachers have enrolled in the airforce: David (son of Moise Parise), Leonard (son of Lange Hache), Rufin and Lorenzo (sons of Jimmy Boudreau). Others joined the army: Philippe (son of Henri Chiasson), Raoul and Paul (sons of Charles Poirier).]


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Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History


External Links

Chiassons in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Chiassons in Gloucester 


Map of Earliest Settler Families of Caraquet



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