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The Deveaus | 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.

 

Caraquet history

 

The Caraquet Deveaus descend from the carpenter Firmin Deveau (son of Joseph Deveau and Rose Michaud), most likely from Kamouraska, Quebec) and Marie-Joseph Beaulieu (daughter of Mathurin Beaulieu and Marie Guerette). The couple were married about 1800, and arrived in Caraquest in 1816. In the following years they moved first to Restigouche (1819) and then St. Basile, Madawaska (1826). Continue reading

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The Mourants | 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.

John William Mourant married Jane Isabella Battam (daughter of John Battam and Elisabeth LeMontais in St. Helier (Jersey, Channel Islands).

The couple had the following children:

  • John Andre (m. Charlotte Hache) and then (m. Sophie Cormier),
  • Philippe Thomas (m. Elisabeth Cormier, daughter of Pierre Cormier and Marie Landry) and then (m. Rose-Anne Albert, daughter of Gedeon Albert and Anastasie Parise) and finally (m. Eugenie L’Hillier),
  • Jacques Georges,
  • Elisa Jane (m. Evanhoe Beaulieu, son of Jean-Baptiste Beaulieu and Marcelline Luce), Charles William,
  • Thomas-Alfred,
  • Francis Alfred (m. Elisabeth Theriault, daughter of Joseph Theriault and Francoise Dugas),
  • Pierre Henri (m. Dina Theriault, daughter of Joseph Theriault and Francoise Dugas),
  • Joseph Ernest Arthur (m. Emelia Cyr, daughter of Jacques Cyr and Marianne Allain),
  • Marie-Louise,
  • Maria Louisa, (m. Honorius Le Guerrier, son of Adrien LeGuerrier and Elise Charbonneau).

Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Mourant family pictures:  [Philippe Mourant, pg.247],   [John Mourant (1845-1921), and his wife Jane Battam, pg.369]


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

Mourants in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Mourants in Gloucester 

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The Beaulieus | 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 Pioneers

 

Olivier Beaulieu was probably from Kamouraska (Quebec) and is believed to have been  A fisherman. These Beaulieus descend from three marriages: Olivier Beaulieu and his first wife Marguerite Laviolette, and second wife Scholastique Mallet, daughter of Jean Mallet and Anne Gionet) and his third wife Henriette Martin (previously married to Pierre Allaire). Continue reading

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The Savoies | 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  🙂

 

Savoie Genealogy | Shippegan early settlers

 

The first Savoies settled in the village of the Robichauds in an area that was eventually renamed Savoy Landing. The first settlers were Joseph Savoie and his first wife Isabelle Anastasie Robichaud (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud and Felicity Cyr) and his second wife Suzanne Roussel (widow of Jean Desroches). Continue reading

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The Paquets | 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  🙂

 

Packet family genealogy | New Brunswick pioners - Shippegan

 

Jean Baptiste Paquet (son of Augustin Paquet and Catherine Tourangeau) was from St. Roch, Quebec. Jean Baptiste married Mary Marguerite Knowles (daughter of George Knowles of Norfolk, England and M. Marguerite Hudon dit Beaulieu and the couple arrived in Shippegan around 1837.

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Thomas of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Thomas + Allard, Beaulieu, Mondoux, Odon, Sceau, Thomas, Thomas Native Abenaki, Thomas Native Innu Montagnais, Thomas Native Mi'kmaq, Thomas Native Ojibway Chippewa, Thomas Native Oneida Iroquois, Tranchemontagne | Vintage Postcard: Trois Rivieres, St-Lawrence Paper Mills [Three Rivers, P.Q.]

 

Claude Thomas /  Beaulieu | Marie-Madeleine Sceau

about 1689, Plaisance (Acadia) Continue reading

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Beaulieu, Roussel | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Ste-Philomene Cemetery Mercier | Roussel, Beaulieu headstone, Quebec genealogy

 

1902 CHARLES 1990
1878 LOUIS 1943
EPOUX DE
1900 EMMA BEAULIEU 1956
1906 YVONNE 1917
1910 JEAN 1913
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