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The Cyrs | 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.

 

 

Felix Cyr (son of Pierre Cyr and Rose Gaudet) and Marthe Lambert (daughter of Jean Lambert and Rosalie Chamberland). This couple were from Quebec and we know that Felix Cyr was born in Paspebiac on September 1st, 1813. The couple had been married in Newport, Quebec on June 1st, 1837.

Felix Cyr and Marthe Lambert had two children:

  • Felix Cyr (m. 1858, Antoinette Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault, previously married to  Joachim Jean) and then (m. 1901, Caroline Gallien, previously married to Vital Lanteigne) and then (m. 1903, Philomene Godin, previously married to Pierre Plourde)
  • Ambroise Cyr (born September 20th, 1839 in Newport, Quebec).

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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 (b. 1880)
  • Anne Louise (m.1901, Andre Arsenault, son of Vital Arsenault and Louise Ferguson)
  • Marie Josephine Aimee (b.1885)
  • 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]


 

 

Related Posts – New Brunswick

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

 

Related Posts – Other

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 Alberts | 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.

 

 

Gabriel Albert‘s precise origin is unknown but it is believed that he descended from the The Alberts of Quebec and that he was just one of a group of Quebec fishermen who came to fish in Chaleurs Bay. He said to have lived in Pabos before settling in Caraquet (Source: P. Gallant, Les Registres). Continue reading

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The Blanchards | 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 Blanchards descend from Acadians who came originally from Martaize (Loudun, France) and who had settled in  Port-Royal, Acadia in about 1636. The Caraquet Blanchards descend from Olivier Blanchard (son of Rene Blanchard and Marguerite Theriault of Grand Pre) and his wife Catherine Admirault dit Miraud. They first appear in Caraquet records with the birth of their daughter Julie in 1780. Olivier Blanchard and Catherine Admirault were married in about 1752. Continue reading

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