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May 5, 2013 Posted by | . | | 3 Comments

A Canadian Family Through The Generations: Our Legers (2)

Generation 2

Jacques Pierre Leger and Anne “dite Tourangeau” Amirault

Jacques Pierre Leger and Anne Amirault were both born in Port Royal, Acadia – Jacques in 1698 and Anne in 1691. They were also married there on January 12th, 1717. Anne was the daughter of Francois “dit Tourangeau” (from Tours, France) Amirault and Marie Pitre, and Acadian. Anne gave birth to 13 children . They were Armand, Anne, Elizabeth, Francois,  Francoise, Jacques Pierre, Jean Baptiste, Joseph “dit Fluzan” Marie (1), Marie (2), Olivier, Paul, Pierre, Simon.

Their son Joseph “dit Fluzan” Leger is our direct ancestor. He married Claire Leblanc, daughter of Rene Jean Leblanc and Anne Theriault, on June 4th, 1744 in Beaubassin, Acadie (later Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia). Joseph and Claire had 7 known children – 6 of whom survived to adulthood and married. Continue reading

February 28, 2011 Posted by | . | , | Leave a comment

A Canadian Family Through The Generations: Our Legers (1)

Generation 1

Jacques “dit La Rosette” Leger and Anne Madeleine Trahan.

Jacques La Rosette (aka Larozette) Leger was born in France in 1663 and died on the 28th of March 1751 in Port Royale Acadie (now Nova Scotia). He began as a military drummer and then became a farmer.

He married Anne Madeleine Trahan on March 13th, 1693 in Port Royale. Trahan was Acadian-born (Port Royale – 1677)  and was the daughter of Guillaume Trahan and Marie Magdeleine Brun who had come originally from St-Germain-de-Bourgeuil in the Indre-et-Loire region of France.

Jacques La Rosette and Anne Madeleine had 11 known children – Anne Marie, Elizabeth (1), Elizabeth (2) Francoise, Francois Baptiste, Jacques Pierre, Jean, Madeleine, Marguerite, Marie, Marie Francoise, Marie Josephte.

We descend from Jacques La Rosette and Anne Madeleine’s eldest son Jacques Pierre Leger and his wife Anne “dite Tourangeau” Amirault. Jacques and Anne were married in Port Royal on January 12th in 1717. They were both natives of Port Royal though she was seven years his senior. Anne was born on December 14th, 1691 while Jacques was born in 1698. Anne’s parents were Francois “dit Tourangeau” Amirault and Marie Pitre. Her father was from Tours, France while her mother was a Port Royal Acadian. Jacques Pierre and Anne had the following children: Anne, Armand, Elizabeth, Jacques Pierre, Jean Baptiste, Joseph “dit Fluzan”, Marie (1), Marie (2),  Olivier, Paul, Pierre, and Simon. Continue reading

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Lineage of Joseph Albert Laval Theriault of the Sayabec Therriaults – Links Restored

An enquiry from Rene Swan (Theriault)

” On my father’s side I am French, Irish and Mí’kmaq. I am also certain I have family in St. John’s Newfoundland and even went on souljourn there. I may get vertigo on a swing, but I ran to the sea and my sail from North Sydney Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques Newfoundland was wonderful and familiar to me, as was the return sail homeward bound to my Dear Lorraine! … So for a multitude of reasions, I celebrate that I am a Theriault.

I’m known in the music industry as René Swan, and have been since I was 15. By the way, on my mother’s side, it is documented that my third great uncle was Danish children’s author, Hans Christian Andersen. Question: Can you explore the possibility of any connection between Nicole (Theriault, the singer) and I and or any other relatives I may have out there?

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Jehan Theriault &  Perrine Rau

Claude Theriault & Marie Gautreault

Germain Theriault & Anne Richard 1686

Claude Theriault &  Marguerite Cormier

(I descend from Claude’s brother Joseph & Marguerite Melanson)

Paul Theriault & Anne Hebert

Jean Jacques Theriault &  Magdeleine Grandmaison

Joseph Theriault & Josephte Vaillancourt

David Theriault & Christine Gueret

Elzear Theriault & Anna  Litalien (daughter-Louis L’Italien/Anastasie Dumas)

Jean Baptiste Therriault & Marie Antoinette Vachet (daughter of Francois Vachet and Maria Lyman)

On February 12th, 1923 in Notre Dame du Lac (Temiscouata, Quebec)

Their children were:

1.Joseph Jean Marc Therriault (born April 29th, 1924 in St Honore (Riviere-du-Loup)

2.Joseph Albert Laval Theriault (born May 27th, 1932)

3. Georgette Theriault

(m. Elisee Roussel (daughter of Wilfrid Roussel/M.Anne Fraser)

on October 28th, 1953 in St Nom De Marie parish in Sayabec, Matapedia

October 23, 2010 Posted by | . | | 1 Comment

Patrice Theriault (m. Marie Louise Theriault) – Links Restored

Patrice Theriault 1881 – 1968

Patrick Theriault and Marie Louise Theriault were married on July 20th, 1903 in Gloucester County, N.B. (PANB, RS141B7, Number: 3238,  Reference: B4/1903,  Microfilm: F15908).

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Malvina Theriault (m. George Dugas) – Links Restored

Malvina Theriault –  1902 – 1951

George Dugas and Malvina Theriault were married in New Bandon on July 23rd, 1930. (New Brunswick Vital Records: RS141B7, Number 4252, Reference: B4/1930, Microfilm: F19754). Continue reading

March 21, 2010 Posted by | . | , , | 1 Comment

Theriault Marriages (Brides) Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (4) | Theriault, Ida to Theriault, Lumina

This is the 4th in a series of posts in which I share marriages from my database where the bride was a Theriault. 

Please see notes & series index at

         Theriault Marriages (Brides) Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (1)

before using this information.

 

Marriages: Theriault, Ida to Theriault, Lumina

Long, Jean Baptiste | Theriault, Ida

Married: 2 Aug 1898 Fort Kent Aroostook ME USA

Martin, Jean | Theriault, Ida

Married: 9 Apr 1918 Victoria Madawaska NB CAN

Larocque, Armand | Theriault, Ida

Married: est.1925

Thibodeau / Thibaudeau, Zephirin | Theriault, Jane Continue reading

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Theriault Marriages (Brides) Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (3) | Theriault, Febronie to Theriault, Hortense

This is the 3rd in a series of posts in which I share marriages from my database where the bride was a Theriault. 

Please see notes & series index at

         Theriault Marriages (Brides) Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (1)

before using this information.

 

  Marriages: Theriault Febronie to Theriault Eloise

 

Martin, Basile | Theriault, Febronie

Married: 20 Feb 1860 Van Buren Aroostook ME USA

Martin, Onesime | Theriault, Febronie

Married: 1874 Madawaska NB CAN

Dupuis, Adolphe Maximilien | Theriault, Felicite

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Theriault Marriages (Grooms) Extracted from Canadian Family Tree (5) | Theriault, Magloire to Theriault, Prudent

Please see notes and series index at

Theriault Marriages (1) | Theriault, A.J. to Theriault, Cyrille Pierre

before using this information.

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Theriault Marriages: Theriault, Magloire to Theriault, Prudent

 

 

Theriault, Magloire   |  Tardif, Marie

Married: 6 Feb 1837 Cacouna Temiscouata Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN

Theriault, Magloire I  |   Ouellet, Arthemise

Married: 2 May 1870 St-Modeste Riviere-du-Loup Temiscouata Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN

Theriault, Majorique   |  Duperre, Rosalie

Married: Est 1850

Theriault, Majorique I |  Filion, Marguerite Joseph

Married: 6 Sep 1891 Sudbury ON CAN

Theriault, Majorique I   |  Deschenes, Angele

Married: 22 Sep 1879 Rimouski-Neigette Bas-St-Laurent QC CAN

Theriault, Majorique   |  Theriault, Anne

Married: 5 Jun 1911 Montreal QC CAN

Theriault, Marc   |  Blanchard, Reine

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February 24, 2010 Posted by | . | , | 1 Comment

Evelyn in Montreal: Chouinard m. Theriault, 1823, St-Jean-Port-Joli

Cate just left this message in the comment box.

Hi Evelyn – wonderful site. I was hoping to find some links her to my ancestors, but I haven’t been able to. Most likely a different branch of the Theriault’s. I am a descendant of Lucile (Lucie Marie Louis) Theriault, who was married to Jooseph Hilaire Chouniard on Jan. 28, 1823. Lucile was born about 1805 in St. Jean Port Joli, L’Islet, Quebec, Canada. I believe her father’s name was Jacques Theriault, m. to Francoise Fortin dit Bellefontaine (b. 2/9/1765), but I cannot find any further information. Is it possible you have them in your database? Any help would be appreciated. If the connection is found, I would be very happy to share their descendants. Thank you.

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This Theriault family tree is in my database and at some point it will come online with all details. For now, here is some information that should allow you to plug Continue reading

January 10, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

A Canadian Family Headstone: Archange Theriault, 1946 (Grande Anse, New Brunswick)

St.Simon & St.Jude Roman Catholic Cemetery

Grande Anse, New Brunswick, Canada

Archange Theriault

1877 – 1946

theriault rip

a la memoire de

Archange Theriault

Epose de Gelasse Theriault

decedee le 11 avril 1946 – agee de 85 ans – RIP

Genealogy Notes: The New Brunswick Provincial Archives show a marriage for a Gelas Theriault and Archange Theriault dated September 19th, 1938 in Caraquet (Number: 12709, Reference: B4/1938, Microfilm: F20010). The RS141C5 Index to Death Certificates shows an Archange Theriault who died on April 11th, 1946 in Gloucester (Registration: 2261, Volume: 173, Microfilm: F19577)

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December 22, 2009 Posted by | . | , | 2 Comments

A Canadian Family Headstone: Nicolas Theriault, 1953 & Marie Degruchy, 1958 – Links Restored

St.Simon & St.Jude Roman Catholic Cemetery

Grande Anse, New Brunswick, Canada

Nicolas THERIAULT

1953

Marie DEGRUCHY

1958

nicholas theriault

Nicolas Theriault     1869 – 1953

Son epouse    Marie DeGruchy    1871 – 1958

Genealogy Notes: I believe I have identified this couple as the Nicolas Theriault who married a Marie DeGruchy in 1896 at St-Jacques-le-Majeur Cathedral in Continue reading

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