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The Goguens | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂


Goguen pioneers of Shippegan | New Brunswick genealogy


Theophile Goguen and his three wives – Theotiste Boucher, Philomene Boucher and Marie Gavotte Savoie were the first Goguen settlers in Shippegan.

Theophile Goguen and his first wife Theotiste  Boucher (daughter of William Boucher and Venerante Robichaud) had the following children:

  • Catherine (m. Alfred Robichaud),
  • Domitilde (m. Romain Robichaud and then Romain Doucet).


Theophile Goguen and his second wife Philomene Boucher (daughter of William Boucher and Venerante Robichaud) had the following children:

  • William,
  • Philippe (m. Gertrude Robichaud, daughter of Andre Robichaud and Josephine Comeau),
  • Aurele,
  • Rosanna,
  • Rosanna (m. Alex de Tratti),
  • Theophile (m. Flora Allard).




Related Posts

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The Bouchers of Shippegan

The Robichauds of Shippegan

The Savoies of Shippegan

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History



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Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Allard, Grenier, Mallette, Rochon

Headstone: MALLETTE    | Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément, Beauharnois   | Quebec Cemeteries



1888 – 1967


1891 – 1994 Continue reading

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Index: Headstones of Beauharnois Old Cemetery

These are recent photographs I’ve taken of headstones of the nearby Catholic Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément.  This is the older of two Catholic cemeteries in Beauharnois (Quebec) and contains remains from a still older cemetery.



A – L


Allard, Emile

Allard, Olivine

Allard, Simonne Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Allards of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Allard + Deligny, Lacomber LOCATIONS: Chateau-Richer, Pointe-aux-Trembles


Julien Allard / Lavergne | Marie Deligny

November 19th, 1677, Chateau-Richer

[Occ. Engage]

Source: Jean-Paul Macouin, Lise Dandonneau

Simon Allard | Catherine Lacomber

January 12th, 1705, Pointe-aux-Trembles (Ile de Montreal)

[Occ. sawyer]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Jean-Marie Germe, Perry et Roméo Allard, Lise Dandonneau, Roselyne Leblanc



Variations and associated surnames:

Alard  –  Barille  –  Barrière

Georges  –  Halard  –  Labarre
Lardon  –  Lavergne  –  Lavigne

  Longpré  –  Moquin  –  Thomas



This series of  Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers  microposts is dedicated to the earliest settlers of Quebec. If you are new to the genealogy of French-speaking Canadians, please be aware that the earliest French settlers can also descend from the Acadian pioneers who originally settled in what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. In addition, please note that any Native related links refer back to other posts citing census, marriage or other documents with indigenous or Metis individuals of that surname, however those individuals do not necessarily descend from those particular French Canadian settlers. All these posts are intended as Finding Aides – a place to find possible clues and start your own research!


Related Posts

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Index: Beauharnois Old Cemetery

Index:  Cimetiere de la paroisse de St-Joachim

A – B – C | Non-Natives Among First Nations People Of Canada)

Francois Allard, Farmer | A Portrait Gallery

They Passed Through Kahnawake: E. Bellefleur and J. Boucher | Pt.1

V. Desgrosseilliers and A. Duranceau | They Passed Through Kahnawake

Ascendancy of Louis Vincent (m. Chevrefils, Marie Eulalie)

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



First Nations Marriage Records – Allard

ABEL – AMOA | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

BLANC – BUSC | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

MARB – MECH | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]


External Links

Maison Gabriel | Sawing, sawing wood

The Engages and Servants in Nouvelle France | Canadian Museum of History 



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French Canadian Pioneers: The Duranceaus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

Quebec City pioneers | Duranceau surname | Chateau Frontenac


Pierre Duranceau / Brindamour  |  Marie-Jeanne Frappier

October 21st, 1696, Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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A Bellefleur Lasselin Family Line | Part 2


1.  Pierre Asselin and Marie-Jeanne Manegue, France

2. Romain dit Bellefleur Lasselin/Lacelain ( parents: Pierre Lasselin & Marie-Jeanne Manegue)  and Marie-Anne Betourne (parents: Louis Betourne & Marguerite Dupuy) were married on February 7th, 1757 in Quebec City.

Offspring: Romain dit Bellefleur Lasselin, Marie-Anne dit Bellefleur Lasselin, Clovis dit Bellefleur Lasselin, Jean-Baptiste Lasselin dit Bellefleur, Francois-Regis Lasselin dit Bellefleur (m. Josephte Lanctot)

3. Francois-Regis Lasselin dit Bellefleur (parents:  Romain dit Bellefleur Lasselin/Lacelain &  Marie-Anne Betourne) and Josephte Lanctot (parents: Alexis Lanctot & Marguerite Hebert) were married on August 25th, 1806 in St-Constant. Continue reading

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: Emile Bellefleur and Josephine Boucher | Pt.1

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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Emile Bellefleur (son of Zotique Bellefleur and Adele Bourdeau) married Josephine Boucher (daughter of Alfred Boucher and Marie Allard) on September 21st, 1903 in St-Francois-Xavier Church in Kahnawake (Caughnawaga). Continue reading

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