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The Boudreaus | 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.

 

 

 

The Boudreaus were one of the founding families of Acadia and one of them – Michel Boudreau – was Port Royal’s lieutenant-general in 1686. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Huberts of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi

 

Lorette Quebec

 

Francois Hubert | Genevieve Fauques / Faux

September 13th, 1683 Neuville Continue reading

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The Chenards | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first one or two 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.

 

Henri Chenard (son of Guillaume Chenard and Marie-Anne Parent) was from St-Roch-des-Aulnais, Quebec. He and Therese Canivet (daughter of Jean Canivet and Agnes Lebouthillier) were the first Chenards in Caraquet.

Their children were:

  • Guillaume (m. Marie Arsenault, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Arsenault and Perpetue Savoie). Their children were:
    • Marie Elisabeth Isabelle (m.1834, Timothee Doiron, son of Charles Doiron and Angelique Bouthillier)
    • Séraphique Sara (m. 1830, Eloi Lanteigne, son of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Parise)
    • Marie (m. 1829, Eloi Gallien, son of Basile Gallien and Rosalie Doiron)
    • Michel (m.1834, Clotilde Lanteigne, daughter of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Parise)
    • Un-named (d.1815)
    • Pierre Guillaume (m.about 1838, Seraphie Lanteigne, daughter of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Blanchard) and then (m.1874, Adele Mallet, widow of Isaie Mallet)
  • Genevieve (m.about 1797, Pierre dit Pierriche Lanteigne, son of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau). Their children were:
    • Cleante (m. 1823, Desiree Boucher, daughter of Joseph Boucher and Catherine Marcel)
    • Pierre (m. 1824, Appoline Blanchard, daughter of Blanchard and Pelagie Doucet)
    • Benjamin (m. 1823, Constance Gionet, daughter of Francois Gionet and Marie Roussi) and (m.1861, Marie-Reine, widow of Marc Theriault)
    • Marie
  • Henri (m. Theotiste Bouthillier, son of Rene Lebouthillier and Genevieve Chiasson),
  • Francois who died as an infant.

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Chenard family pictures: [Arthur Chenard, pg. 255].


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR):  [Chenard, Dominique, 1892, Dominique Chenard has a big hangar built next to his store near the Caraquet station to hold  flour and groceries]   [Chenard, Dominique, 1894, The Caraquet telegraph office has been transferred to Dominique Chenar’s and Elisabeth Chenard is replacing Miss Blackhall as manager.]   [Chenard, Henri,1927, In their appearance before the Fishing Commission, Caraquet fishermen demanded improved means of transportation. The following appeared: Théotime LeBouthilier, Henri Dugas, Martin Gionet; F.-T.-B. Young, Charles Comeau; Henri Chenard, Alphonse Poirier]


 

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

Chenards in the 1881 Census – Gloucester 

Chenards in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Chenards in Gloucester 

 

 

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The Dumaresques | 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  🙂

 

 

The first Dumaresq in Shippagan was an Anglican from Jersey (Channel islands) by the name of Perry John Newton Dumaresq. He converted to Catholicism and married Delphine Arseneau of the Petit-Rocher Arsenault pioneers. Continue reading

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