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The Comeaus | 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

 

There were two early lines of Comeaus in Caraquet.

The earliest couple was David Comeau (son of Carolus Comeau and Anastasie Carret of Tracadie) and Olive Young (daughter of John Young of Bathurst). They were married about 1811. They had the following children: Continue reading

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The Haches | 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  🙂

 

 

Most of the earliest Haches in Shippegan descended from Louis Hache and Anne Chiasson who settled in Shippagan with their three sons Joseph, Jean-Bte and Louis. Most branches of the family moved on to other areas but Robichaud gives details about one branch that were present at the time of the 1871 census. Continue reading

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The Thompsons | 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  🙂

 

 

Donat Robichaud says that it’s believed that the two Thompson brothers – Martin and William were from Prince Edward Island.

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Blanchard Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

The earliest Blanchards I have found in Grande-Anse were Jean-Baptiste Blanchard and his wife Genevieve Landry. The couple were from Caraquet  and were married there on November 23rd, 1824. His parents were Isidore Blanchard and Isabelle Leger while she was the daughter of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau. Continue reading

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Theriault Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

Theriault Genealogy | Grande Anse | New Bandon | Gloucester County | New Brunswick | Map

The George Theriault  who married Agnes Aube in 1872 and then settled in Grand-Anse (New Bandon) was the son of Sidefroy Theriault and Luce Landry and the grandson of the first Theriault couple to have settled  in Grand-Anse – Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Genevieve Pinet.   

George Theriault and Agnes Aube had at least the following children: Marie Phebee (m. Augustin Thibodeau, son of Alexis Thibodeau and Rose Fournier of Green Point, 1897), Alfred (m.  Francoise Godin of Caraquet, daughter of Nazaire Godin and Olive Dugas, 1900), Georgiana also Georgie Ann (m.  Elmeric Laliberte, of Fall River, U.S.A., son of Patrick Laliberte and Celina Lavallee, 1900), Valerie (m. Albert Chouinard, 1901), Albert (m. Therese Doucet of Bathurst Village, 1906)

George’s father Sidefroy Theriault (son of Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Genevieve Pinet) had married Luce Landry (daughter of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau)  on January 27th, 1824. Fidele Theriault says they had fifteen children of which 9 were still alive at his death. Their children included Jean C, a sailor who was born in 1840, Lazare, a teacher who married Mary Lewis), Agnes, Georges  himself, who married Agnes Aube, Elisabeth who married Alfred Aube (widower of Marie-Anne Blais), and ValerieContinue 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 (died in infancy)
  • Nicolas (m. 1807, Rosalie Hebert, daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr),
  • Florent (did not marry)
  • Jean-Baptiste (born 1779)
  • Thadee (did not marry)
  • Elisabeth Rebecca (died in infancy)
  • Julien (did not marry)
  • Reine-Elisabeth (died young)
  • Frederic (born 1793)
  • Victoire (m. about 1785, 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. 1787, Jean-Baptiste LeBlanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Josette Daigle
  • Benjamin (m.1791,  Angelique Doiron, daughter of Joseph Doiron and Marie D’Entremont dit Dazie),
  • Joseph (m. 1801, Elisabeth Arsenault, daughter of Eustache Arsenault and Marie Savoie, and then (m.1814,  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 1792, . Joseph Fournier, son of Jacques Fournier and Catherine Turgeon)
  • Marie-Julie (m.1863,  Pierre Babin, son of Ambroise Babin and Anne Cyr)
  • Theotiste (m.1803,  Joseph Poirier, son of Pierre Poirier and Anne Gaudet)
  • Marie-Jeanne Elisabeth (m1802, Joseph Lepage, son of Jean-Baptiste Lepage and Rose Arsenault)
  • Louis, (m.1802, Mathurin Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)
  • Aime-Constant (m.1810, Brigitte Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)
  • Rosalie (m.1808,  Gregoire Comeau, son of Francois Comeau and Marie Leblanc)
  • Ephrem (m. 1811, Genevieve Leblanc, son of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)
  • Hubert (m. 1811, Marguerite Lejeune, daughter of Louis Lejeune and Marguerite Marquis),
  • Raphael (m.  1819, 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: Headstones of St.Augustin Roman Catholic Cemetery

Albany M. Robichaud m. Dorina Cormier, New Brunswick 1929

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 Landrys | 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 history

 

Alexis Landry (son of Jean Landry and Claire LeBlanc of Grand-pre, Acadia) and his wife Marie Theriault (daughter of Jean Theriault and Madeleine Bourg, also Acadians) are one of the foremost early pioneer couples of Caraquet. They had been married in 1744.

This couple had many children:

  • Anselme (m. Marie-Therese Brideau, daughter of Louis Brideau and Marie-Therese Thomas)
    • Ursule (m. 1828, Tracadie, Joseph Benoit, son of Antoine Benoit and Marie Savoie of Tracadie. *Ursule was the earliest known Tracadie case of leprosy)
    • Simon (m. 1804, Genevieve Hache, daughter of Joseph Hache and Madeleine Doucet)
    • Isaac 
    • Marie Elisabeth Isabelle (m. about 1800, Firmin Benoit, son of Antoine Benoit and Marie Savoie of Tracadie)
    • Helene
    • Victoire (m. 1810, Dominique Pinet, son of Dominique Pinet and Rose Boudreau of Grande-Anse)
    • Germain (m. 1812, Madeleine Hache, son of Joseph Hache and Madeleine Doucet)
    • Anselme (d. 1789, by drowning, Cap-aux-Moules (Stonehaven)
    • Mathurin (m. 1822, Claire-Felicite, formerly married to Jean-Baptiste Legere)
    • Marie-Claire (m. 1814, Hilarion Albert, son of Pierre Albert and Genevieve Denis)
    • Marie Venerande (m. 1820, Bonaventure (QC), Louis Lepage, son of Jean-Baptiste-Michel Lepage and Rose Arsenault)
    • Genevieve (m.1824, Jean-Baptiste Blanchard, son of Isidore Blanchard and Isabelle Legere)
    • Alexis (d. 1814 in Cap-aux-Meules (Stonehaven) at the age of 16)
    • Joseph (d. 1814 in Cap-aux-Meules (Stonehaven) at the age of 14)
    • Francoise (m. 1821, Victor Savoie, son of Joseph Savoie and Marguerite Bujold)
    • Luce (m. 1824, Sidefroy Theriault, son of Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Genevieve Pinet of Grande-Anse)
  • Anne (m. Pierre Thibodeau), Agathe (m. Joseph Dugas, son of Charles Dugas and Anne Leblanc),
  • Pierre (m. Marguerite Allain, daughter of Louis Allain and Anne Legere),
  • Francois (m. Adelaide Bourg, daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau),
  • Thadee (m. Madeleine Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie Joseph Hebert and then Marie Cormier, widow of Alexandre Godin)),
  • Joseph (m. Marie Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert and then Marguerite Pinet, widow of Pierre Theriault),
  • Rosalie
  • Remi (m. Charlotte Doiron).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Landry family pictures: Daniel Landry (1849-1926), son of Daniel Landry, pg. 273],   [Bruno Landry, son of Lazare Landry and his wife Luce Cormier, daughter of Paul Cormier, pg. 273],   Emma Landry, daughter of Adolphe Landry anther husband Col. Louis-Cyriac Daigle, pg. 273],   [Jean-Louis Landry, son of Elie Landry, and his wife Adeline Paulin, pg. 279],   [Johnnie Landry (b.1867), Victorian Landry (born 1861), both children of Jean-Louis Landry],   [Pascal Landry (1816-1894), son of Michel Landry, pg. 283],   Marguerite Landry (1841-1910, daughter of Michel Landry, wife of Philias Blanchard, pg.263],  [Auguste Landry (b.1815, son of Augustin Landry, pg.283], Elisabeth Landry (1849-1911, daughter of Ephrem Landry, wife of Michel Cormier, pg. 283], [Hughes Landry, pg. 255].


 

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The Landrys of Shippegan

French Canadian Pioneers: The Landrys of Quebec

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

Landrys in the 1881 Census – Croquette 

Landrys in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Landries in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Landrys in Gloucester

 

 

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The Roussels | 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  🙂

Roussel Genealogy | founding family of Shippegan, New Brunswick

 

The founding Roussels in Goulet were Simon Roussel (son of Didier Roussel and Madeleine Hache) who married Barbe Thebeau (daughter of Mathurin Thebeau and Catherine Duval) on February 21st, 1814.

Their children included:

  • Basile (m. Sara Mallet),
  • Anne,
  • Lazare (m. Marie McGrath, daughter of Urbain McGrath and Euphorisme Brideau) and probably the
  • Henri Roussel  who married Celanie or Melanie Pelagie Basque.

 

 

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Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

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Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

 

 

 

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The Goupils | 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  🙂

 

Goupil family genealogy | Chaleurs Bay, Shippegan genealogy

 

Joseph Goupil (son of Joseph Goupil and his third wife Barbe Poulin, daughter of Louis Poulin and Helene Chiasson)  and his first wife Cordule Brideau had the following children:

  • Anne,
  • Elisee,
  • Dina,
  • Pierre,
  • Charlotte (m. Osias Duguay),
  • Theotiste,
  • Victoire (m. Luc Lanteigne, son of Michel Lanteigne and Virginie Savoie)

 

Joseph Goupil (son of Joseph Goupil and  Barbe Poulin) and his second wife Rose St Coeur had these children:

  • Xavier (m. Marguerite Godin),
  • Louise (m. Isaac Robert, son of Pierre Robert and Emelie Albert),
  • Laurent (m. Domine Savoie, daughter of Daniel Savoie and Clotilde St Pierre),
  • Remi (m. Catherine Mallet),
  • Theodore,
  • Marie,
  • Domine (m. Michel Chiasson, son of Laurent Chiasson and Marguerite Caissie).

 

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Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

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The Chiassons of Shippegan

The Godins of Shippegan

The Lanteignes of Caraquet

The Mallets of Shippegan

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

 

 


Notes: This series of posts is based on information found in Le Grand Chikpagan: Histoire de Shippagan by Donat Robichaud, and will be gradually supplemented with information  from Fidele Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and other sources.

 

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The Doirons | 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  🙂

 

Doiron first settlers in Chaleurs Bay - Shippegan

 

The Doirons were relatively late settlers in Shippegan. You can read some historical notes about their ancestors in The Doirons | Pioneers of Caraquet.

Jean -Baptiste Doiron (son of Adrien Doiron and  Domitilde Lanteigne) and Agnes Chiasson (daughter of Prospere Chiasson and Madeleine Caissie) were married on October 18th, 1875.

They had the following children:

  • Joseph Aime (m.1904,  Agnes Chiasson, daughter of Honore Chiasson and Virginie Brideau)
  • Andre (m. 1906, Henriette Duguay, daughter of Osias Duguay and Charlotte Goupil)
  • Marie Clarisse
  • Vital (m. 1907, Marie Robichaud, adopted daughter of George F. Robichaud and Marie Duke)
  • Jean-Baptiste (m. 1910, Aurelie Duelos, formerly married )
  • Michel (m. Melvina Doiron, daughter of Joseph Alfred Doiron and Justine Doiron).

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Doiron, Mrs. Wilfred, 1957, Investigation into the drowning of J. Ozaire Gionet of Bas-Caraquet last June 27th, at 54 years old, by falling off of the Shippagan quay. Five daughters: Lubina (Mrs. Wilfred Doiron of St. Saver, Marcelline (Mrs. Robert Belliveau of Shellac), Cecile (Mrs. Edgar chiasson of Morais Office), Malvina of Morais Office]  [Doiron, Jean-Baptiste, 1952, 52 years old, formerly of Shippagan, now of Price, Quebec, found dead Saturday the 15th of November on the road for Inkerman, one mile from Shippagan. Alexandre Hebert found him and brought him to William Lumbsden’s home. The corner Dr Gauthier confirmed the death. Married, two children, veteran of two wars, leaves four brothers]


 

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The Doirons | Pioneers of Caraquet 

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

External Links

Doirons in the 1881 Census – Shippegan 

Doirons in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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