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The Doucets | 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  🙂

 

 

I descend from the Shippegan Doucets through my maternal grandmother. Continue reading

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Bertin Family of Grande Anse | New Bandon

The Grande-Anse Bertins descend from the pioneer  Bertins of nearby Bathurst, New Brunswick through one of their sons Joseph Bertin.

Joseph Bertin and his wife  Louise Boudrault / Boudreau (daughter of Joseph Boudreau and Rosalie Hache)  married in 1816 in Holy Family Church, Bathurst, Tharsille (m. Fabien/Fabian Theriault, 1854, Grande-Anse), Sigfroi (m. Celestin Hache, 1839, Petit-Rocher), Hilarion (m. Angele Boudreau, 1884), Antoine / Anthony  (m. Marguerite Arsenault, Bathurst), MarieContinue reading

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The Cormiers | 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.

Caraquet Cormier pioneers

 

The original Cormiers in Canada (Robert Cormier and Marie Theriault) came from La Rochelle, France. The earliest Cormier couples I have found in Caraquet are the three sons of Jean-Baptiste Cormier and Marie Theriault.

 

1. Alexis Cormier and Elisabeth Gauthier (daughter of Joseph Gauthier and Marguerite Bujold) had the following children:

  • Joseph Alexis, 
  • Nicolas (m. Rosalie Hebert, daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr),
  • Florent,
  • Jean-Baptiste,
  • Thadee,
  • Elisabeth Rebecca,
  • Julien,
  • Reine-Elisabeth,
  • Frederic,
  • Victoire (m. Jean-Baptiste Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert).

 

2. Jean Cormier and Anastasie Aucoin (prob. the daughter of Pierre Cormier and Marguerite Dupuis) had the following children:

  • Madeleine (m. Desiree Blanchard, son of Olivier Blanchard and Catherine Admirault and then m. Beloni Theriault, son of Joseph Theriault and Marie-Joseph Girouard, and finally m. Michel Hache),
  • Marie (m. Leon Brideau, son of Louis Brideau and Marie-Therese Vienneau),
  • Thomas (m. Francoise Pinet, daughter of Pierre Pinet and Marie Vienneau),
  • Marguerite,
  • Paul (m. Reine Gauvin, daughter of Charles Gauvin and Madeleine Paulin),
  • Julie (m. Jean de la Croix Charles Leblanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Francoise Dugas),
  • Etienne (m. Rosalie Godin, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Godin and Rosalie Theriault),
  • Ambroise (m. Olive Theriault, daughter of Pierre Theriault and Marguerite Pinet)

 

3. Joseph Cormier  and his first wife  Madeleine Savoie (daughter of Jean Savoie and Anne Landry) had the following children:

  • Marguerite (m. Jean-Baptiste LeBlanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Josette Daigle),
  • Benjamin (m. Angelique Doiron, daughter of Joseph Doiron and Marie D’Entremont dit Dazie),
  • Joseph (m. Elisabeth Arsenault, daughter of Eustache Arsenault and Marie Savoie, and then (m. Genevieve Levesque, daughter of Francois Levesque and Marie Granger).

 

Joseph Cormier and his second wife Marie-Joseph LeBlanc (daughter of Joseph Leblanc and Marie-Joseph Daigle). had the following children:

  • Helene (m. Joseph Fournier, son of Jacques Fournier and Catherine Turgeon),
  • Marie-Julie (m. Pierre Babin, son of Ambroise Babin and Anne Cyr),
  • Theotiste (m. Joseph Poirier, son of Pierre Poirier and Anne Gaudet),
  • Marie-Jeanne Elisabeth (m. Joseph Lepage, son of Jean-Baptiste Lepage and Rose Arsenault),
  • Louis, (m. Mathurin Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon), Aime-Constant (m. Brigitte Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon),
  • Rosalie (m. Gregoire Comeau, son of Francois Comeau and Marie Leblanc),
  • Ephrem (m. Genevieve Leblanc, son of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon),
  • Hubert (m. Marguerite Lejeune, daughter of Louis Lejeune and Marguerite Marquis), 
  • Raphael (m. Nathalie Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon).

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Cormier family pictures: [Charles Cormier, son of Thomas Cormier (1817-1904), pg. 101],   [Michel Cormier (b.1844), son of Charles Cormier, pg. 101],   Xavier Cormer (son of Melchiade Cormier) and wife Valerie Legere, daughter of Stanislas Leger, pg. 107],   [Maxime Cormier, son of Dominique Cormier, and his wife Rose Poirier, pg.107]   [Seraphin Cormier, son of Melchiade Cormier (1835-1905), pg. 113]   Mrs. Seraphin Cormier (1848-1883), maiden name Charlotte Legere, pg.113],   [Suzanne A. Cormier (1846-1931), Sylvain A. Cormier, Anicet Cormier, Marie Cormier (daughter of Augustin Cormier), pg. 116],  [Anatole Cormier, pg.247],   [Antoine S. Cormier, pg.247],   [Augustazade P. Cormier, pg.247],,   [Raphael S. Cormier, pg.247],  [Irenee J. Cormier, pg.377],   [Gelase A. Cormier, pg.377],   [Gillette Cormier (1820-1909), wife of Jean-Louis Poirier, pg.414],   [Michel C. Cormier, pg.377]


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR):  [Cormier, Xavier, 1899. Xavier Cormier’s barn was destroyed by fire]   [Cormier, Sylvestre, 1918, Our main merchants – D.D. Landry, Jos.-L. Blanchard and Sylvestre Cormier have been doing great business]   [Cormier, Seraphin, 1902, August 25th, the marriage of Richard Hache (son of deceased Juste Hache and deceased Suzanne Cormier) and Marie Dina Theriault (daughter of Timothy Theriault and Marie Godin). Wedding dinner for more than 200 people at Mrs. Theriault’s house. Seraphin Cormier placed his new house at the disposal of the newly married couple. Honore Godin was the “home de police”(?) for the day.


 

 

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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

Cormiers in the 1881 Census – Gloucester 

Cormiers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Cormiers in Gloucester 

 

 

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The Plourdes | Pioneers 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.

 

The Caraquet Plourdes descend from the French-Canadian pioneering couple Rene Plourde and Jeanne Marguerite Berube. Two Plourde brothers (Beloni and Stanislas Plourde) who had married two sisters (Marguerite and Adelaide Jean) in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec eventually settled in Caraquet.

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The Doirons | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

 

Zacharie Doiron was the son of Charles Doiron and Madeleine Thibodeau of Port Royal, Acadia. He married Anne LeVicaire (daughter of Pierre LeVicaire and Francoise Rousseau) about 1770  and together they had a very large family. Continue reading

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The Carons | 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.

 

Marcel Caron and his first wife Rosalie Vicq were the earliest Caraquet Carons. Marcel was from the Jersey Islands. He was a blacksmith and tinsmith. The couple were married in 1886. Marcel next married Marie Paulin (daughter of Gervais Paulin and Marie Doiron). In 1881 he was living with his family in the home of Gervais H. Lanteigne and a fellow Jersey Islander by the name of John Lloyd. he later became the owner of what had been the English school and turned it into a home.

 

Marcel Caron and Rosalie Vicq’s children were:

  • Georges Josue
  • Anne Louise (m.1901, Andre Arsenault, son of Vital Arsenault and Louise Ferguson)
  • Marie Josephine Aimee (d.1886)
  • Leontine F. Lanteigne (adopted daughter) (m. 1921Elie H. Cormier, son of Honore Cormier and Charlotte Doiron)

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Caron family pictures: [Marcel Caron and wife Marie Doiron, Anne Caron, Leontine Lanteigne, pg. 63]


 

 

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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Carons of Quebec

 

External Links

Carons in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Carons in Gloucester 

 

 

 

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The Beaudins | Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first generation of each of the families established the 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.

Pioneers of Croquet

 

There are two couples who were the first Beaudins of Caraquet. They are Alexis Beaudin who married Salomee Lanteigne (daughter of Eloi Lanteigne and Marie-Blanche Arsenault) and his brother Pierre Beaudin who married Henriette Hebert (daughter of Joseph Hebert and Anne Chiasson). Fidele Theriault says that both brothers are believed to have been the sons of Pierre Beaudin and Marie Methot of Anse-du-Cap, Grande-Riviere, Quebec.

 

Alexis Beaudin and Salomee Lanteigne (daughter of Eloi Lanteigne and Marie-Blanche Arsenault, were married in 1845. They settled in L’Anse-du-Cap, Perce. Their children were

  • Marie-Heloise
  • Christine (m.1874, Pierre Frigault, formerly married to Genevieve Noel). Pierre Frigault and Christine Beaudin had the following children:
    • Dorothee (m.1894, Bernard Power, son of Martin Power and Charlotte Gagnon of Pokemouche)
    • Marie Salomee
    • Elisabeth (m. 1902, Joseph Hebert, son of Severe Hebert and Agnes Chiasson)
    • Marie (m. 1902, Georges-Henri Hebert, daughter of Lange Hebert and Souveraine Chiasson)
    • Joseph (m. 1916, Francoise Mallet, widow of Joseph L. Lanteigne)
    • Guillaume / Willie (m. 1916, Ursule Chiasson, duaghter of Honore Chiasson and Leocadie Paulin)
    • Alexandre (m .Clementine Noel and then (m. Petronille Noel) and then (m. Emma Laurie)
  • Eloi (d.1856)

 

Pierre Beaudin and Henriette Hebert, daughter of Joseph Hebert and Anne Chiasson, were married about 1845.  Their children were:

  • Severe
  • Esther
  • Zozime
  • Israel
  • Joseph (m. 1886, Marie Lanteigne, widow of Joseph Chiasson)
  • Marie-Anne
  • Philomene
  • Rose-Anne (m. Augustin LeBouthillier, son of Irenee LeBouthillier and Virginie Lanteigne)

 

 


  • Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR):  [Beaudin, Louise,1956 Louise Beaudin, wife of Gervais Lanteigne, died on November 13th at the age of 88 years, at her daughter Josephine’s home in Nigadoo. Josephine is Mrs. Normand Boudreau). Children: Marianne (Mrs. Cleophas Doucet of Nigadoo), Amanda (Mrs. Philippe Legereof Caraquet), Donna (Mrs. Leo Ouellet of Sept-Iles). Two sons: Alexis of Carawuet, Charles of St. Etienne of Restigouche, Four adopted children: Roland, Therese, Gerard Doiron and Cyrianne (mrs. Augustin Lanteigne). An adoptive daughter is deceased. All these children are from her first marriage with Joseph Doiron.]    [Baudin,1900, Miscou. Warning: Everyone who has wood on my land is asked to remove it within 30 days, at which point the wood will be sold by public auction to pay the rent and other expenses. Joseph A. Baudin, Miscou Harbor, New Brunswick]   [Beaudin, Frank Mrs , Maiden name Emilie Chiasson,1951, Havre de Miscou, died on September 12th at the age of 67 years after a ten year illness. Widowed four years ago. Leave behind five daughters: Eva Beaudin (Mrs. Gustave Duguay), where she lived, Florence Beaudin (Mrs. Nick Corenci of Montreal), Cecilia Beaudin (Mrs. Robert Wilson of Ontario), Veronique (Montreal), Georgina Beaudin (Mrs. Francis Rail of Rollet, Quebec), Also leaves five sons: Joseph and Henri Beaudin of Miscou, Paul Beaudin, Leon Beaudin, Alcide Beaudin, Francis Beaudin. Sisters: Genevieve Chiasson (Mrs. Jos Lanteigne), Victoria Chiasson (Mrs. Alex Ward), Alexia, Veronique (Mrs. Willie Stewart, Ontario)’ Lorette Chiasson (Mrs. Boudreau of Bathurst), and brothers: Henri and Abraham Chiasson of Petite-Riviera), Joseph Chiasson of St. Isidore), Jean And Leon Chiasson of the United States and Noe Chiasson of Ontario]

 

 

Related Posts – New Brunswick

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

Related Posts- Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Beaudins of Quebec

 

External Links

Beaudins in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Beaudins in Gloucester County 

 

 


These micro posts present the first generation of each of the families established the 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.

 

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