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Clement Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

 

The earliest Clement I’ve found in Grande-Anse is Jean Clement. He and his wife Marie Doucet are said to have both been from Prince Edward Island) and had been married there before coming to New Brunswick. Continue reading

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Non-Natives on Native Reserves

FAH_VoyageursWhile transcribing First People surnames for the census project, I frequently come across non-Natives who were living on Canadian Indian Reserves or other areas inhabited by First Peoples. I’ve decided to collate them into one list and this is where you’ll find it!  Unfortunately, many of the original records are close to unintelligible so, where possible I’ve cross referenced them with other written records, but it’s not always possible to find the correct surname. For that reason, this is primarily a Finding Aid so I’ve included the direct links to the Census so you can verify the information for yourself. If you’re able to correct or add to the entries I hope you’ll do so by leaving information in the comment box below. Thanks!

Evelyn

 Transcription Now Underway – Upd. Nov. 28th      🙂

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Solomon Causely Cazelet & Marie-Jeanne Jane Riel | J.B. Riel & Marg. Riel

Today I’m sharing a question from  Broderick Causley, a descendant of  Solomon Causley / Cazalet and Jane / Marie-Jeanne Riel in the hopes that someone will be able to help him.


CORE QUESTION

Is there any documentation to  prove – or disprove – the theory that the Jane/Marie-Jeanne Riel who married (?)  Solomon Causley/Cazalet was the daughter of Jean-Baptiste (Joseph) Riel  and Marguerite Boucher.


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The Goguens | Pioneers Families of Shippegan

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). Continue reading

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The Bouchers | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The Boucher founding family of Shippegan (Chaleurs Bay, New Brunswick)

The first Bouchers in Shippegan were William Boucher (son of Desire Boucher and Cleante Lanteigne)  and Venerante Robichaud (widow of Charles DelaGarde). William and Venerante had the following offspring: M. Philomene, Joseph (m. Emilie Robichaud, daughter of Georges Robichaud and Philomene DeGrace and then Vitaline Hache, daughter of Israel Hache and Olive McGrath). William’s parents were from Caraquet and descended from Joseph Boucher and Elisabeth Martin whose offspring settled in Caraquet, Bathurst, Couctouche and then Grande-Anse, Inkerman and as stated above, Shippegan. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Martels of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers

 

Etienne-Joseph Martel | Antoinette Boucher

November 20th, 1695, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Houdes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Houde + Houle, Boucher LOCATIONS: Quebec (Notre-Dame)

 

Louis Houde / Houle | Madeleine Boucher

January 12th, 1655, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Gauthiers of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Gauthier + Bazire, Boucher, Camus, Denevers, Despres, Dore, Gauthier Native Metis, Guyon, Halle, Labastille, Lefebvre, Lhermite, Limbourg, Moitie, Petit, Tarieu LOCATIONS: Montreal, Quebec, Sillery, Trois-Rivieres, Beauport, Ste-Anne-de-la-Perade, Chateau-Richer, Cap-Sante | Vintage postcard Pharmacie Gauthier

Charles Gauthier / Boisverdun | Catherine Camus

August 1, 1656, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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French Canadian Pioneers: The St-Martins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

 

QUEBEC SURNAMES: St. Martin + Adhemar, Agement, Andre, Azema, Babeu, Berton, Blais, Blay, Boucher, Boutet, Breton, Clavau, Demers, Georget, Juchereau, Lenfant, Lesourd, Lestringant, Lize, Maillot, Montabert, Rambert, Rodier, Sageot, Soulage LOCATIONS: Montreal, Quebec, Contrecoeur, St-Francois-Regis, Pointe-aux-Trembles

 

Alexandre-Joseph St-Martin / Lestringant | Madeleine-Louise Juchereau

September 1st, 1694, Montreal (Notre-Dame)

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

Bellefleur Boucher Marriage Record

Note from Evelyn: This couple are my grand-daughter’s ancestors through her father’s maternal line.

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 (aka Caughnawaga).

1901 Census

Emile Bellefleur appears with his family in the 1901 Sault-St-Louis census district. The household was headed by his widowed mother (Adele Bourdeau) and included 19 year old Emile as well as his older brother Wilbrod (21 yrs.) , and his younger brother Arthur (17 yrs.) and his younger sister Ivonne (14 yrs.) The three oldest boys are listed as farmers.

Bellefleur 1901 censusStill in 1901, Josephine Boucher was also single and living in Kahnawake with her parents (Alfred Boucher and Marie Allard). She was 15 years old and had 6 younger siblings in the family (William, Joseph, Anny, Agnes, Eva and Pierre). The Bouchers were also French Canadian farmers who had leased land from individuals in Kahnawake (separate post to follow). There is also a mention a few years later of an A. Boucher renting land in the Extract: Indian Affairs Annual Report (1903) Viau.

 

1911 Census

By 1911 Emile Bellefleur and Josephine Boucher had moved to  La Minerne/Labelle Township,  however Emile’s brother Wilbrod Bellefleur was still in Kahnawake with his wife  Louise Kaneratine D’Ailleboust daughter of  Francois-Xavier Aronhente-D’Ailleboust and Henriette Salois. 

A Bellefleur Lasselin Family Line | Part 2

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Plantes of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Quebec-Marche-Champlain 1858

 

Jean Plante |  Francoise Boucher

September 1st, 1650, Quebec (Notre-Dame)

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