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The Legeres | 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.

 

Olivier Legere, son of Jacques Legere and Anne Admirault) was born in Port Royal (Acadia) about 1734. In 1758 he married Marie-Joseph Hebert. Continue reading

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The Gourets | 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.

 

Joseph Barthelemi Gouret was born in France about 1797 and died in 1882. In 1844 he had married Phoebee Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault of Bas-Caraquet. Continue reading

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The Leclercs (dit Francoeur) | 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.

 

Jean-Baptiste Leclerc, son of  Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Marie-Josette Duval first married Marie Frigault, daughter of Pierre Frigault and Josette Bouthillier in 1790. Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Marie Frigault had one child, a daughter named Rose. Continue reading

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The LeBretons | 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.

 

Charles (also known as Emmanuel) and Marie Henriette Le Breton are the earliest known couple. Continue reading

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The Galliens | Pioneer Families 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. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.

 

 

Pierre Gallien and Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean (Lebouthillier’s widow) are the earliest  known Caraquet couple by this surname. Fidele Theriault gives a very lengthy but rather confusing background for Pierre Gallien which I will translate at some point. If you need to know now, leave me a comment below 🙂

 

For now I will mention that Angelique Giraud’s parents were Gabriel Giraud and a un-named First Nations woman.

Pierre and Angeliques’s children were:

  • Adrien (m. Marguerite Duguay, daughter of Rene Duguay and Marguerite LeBreton of Paspebiac, about 1780)
  • Francois (m. Rene Duguay, son of Rene Duguay and Marguerite LeBreton of Paspebiac, 1784)

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Gallien family pictures:  [Eucher Gallien, pg. 403]


 

 

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

Galliens in the 1881 Census – Caraquette 

Galliens in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records- Galliens in Gloucester County 

 

 

 

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The Friolets | 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 Caraquet Friolets have an interesting backstory. Victor Friolet was born in France about 1798. He lived first on Miscou Island. Family tradition says that he was saved (along with two other sailors) from a sinking ship. He shows up in the Fruing company books in 1833. In 1841 he married Venerande Paulin who was Jean Michon’s widow. Victor Friolet died in the 1863 typhoid epidemic. Continue reading

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The Savoies | 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.

 

Francois Savoie, son of Jean/Ian Savoie and Anne Landry, came from Neguac. Francois and his wife Anne Poirier (prob. daughter of Charles Poirer) were married and then moved to Caraquet at some point in the 1790s.

 

Their children were:

  • Theotiste (m. Jean-Baptiste Robichaud, son of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud and Felicite Cyr, 1797)
  • Marie Venerande (m. Cyrille Legere, son of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert, about 1798)
  • Adelaide (m. Charles Robichaud)

 

 

 

Related Posts

The Savoies | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

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

Savoies in the 1901 census – Gloucester 

 

 

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