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The McGraws | 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. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.

 

 

There were two early McGraw pioneer couples.

Denis dit Deniche McGraw was the son of Denis McGraw and Esther Leblanc. He first married Priscille Savoie and the couple had two children (Marie and Honore). Continue reading

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The Guignards (Dignards) | 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 earliest Guignard couple in Shippegan was Michel or Pierre Guignard (son of Pierre Guignard and Genevieve Mignier dit Lagace of Kamouraska (Quebec) and his wife Marie Bourg (daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau). They were married in 1792 in Bonaventure, Quebec. Michael Guignard was married a second time to Anne Daigle (widow of Chrysostome Chiasson).

Michel and Marie had the following children:

  • Pierre Michel (m. Marguerite Savoie, daughter of Joseph Savoie and Marguerite Bujold) and then (m. Madeleine Robichaud, daughter of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois)
  • Victoire (m. Frederic Bourdages, son of Benjamin Bourdages and Esther Bujold)
  • Marie Genevieve (m. Thomas Power, son of James Power and Marguerite Quinlan)
  • Joseph (m. Marguerite Breau)
  • Esther (m. Jean-Louis Duguay)
  • Jean-Baptiste (m. Judith Savoie)
  • Rufin (m. Madeleine Grenier, daughter of Francois and Victoria Grenier) and then (m. Gillette Savoie)
  • Marguerite (m. Edouard Godin, widower of Lazare Chiasson)
  • Marie-Claire (m. Benjamin Robichaud, son of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois)
  • Urbain

 

 

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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

Guignards in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Guignors in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

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The Doucets | 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  🙂

 

 

I descend from the Shippegan Doucets through my maternal grandmother. Continue reading

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The Poiriers | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first 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.

Caraquet history

 

Charles Poirier (probably the son of Joseph Poirier and Jeanne Arsenault) married Madeleine Landry (daughter of Jean Landry and Claire Leblanc).

The couple had the following children:

  • Joseph Hubert (m. Charlotte Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie Joseph Hebert,),
  • Charles (m. Jeanne Bourg, daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau), and
  • Marie Veronique.

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Poirier family pictures [Charles C. Poirier, pg.247],   [Gervais Poirier, son of Charles Poirier, pg. 395],   [Lorette Poirier, teacher, pg. 395],  [Anastasie Poirier, daughter of Joseph Poirier, wife of Louis Robichaud, pg.414],  [Theotime Poirier, son of Jean-Louis Poirier, and this three sisters Rose Poirier, Lucille Poirier and Charlotte Poirier, pg.414, [Juste Poirier, pg. 433].


 

 

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The Duvals of Caraquet

The Heberts of Caraquet

The Landrys of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

 

External Links

Poiriers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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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, 
  • Nicolas (m. Rosalie Hebert, daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr),
  • Florent,
  • Jean-Baptiste,
  • Thadee,
  • Elisabeth Rebecca,
  • Julien,
  • Reine-Elisabeth,
  • Frederic,
  • Victoire (m. 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. Jean-Baptiste LeBlanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Josette Daigle),
  • Benjamin (m. Angelique Doiron, daughter of Joseph Doiron and Marie D’Entremont dit Dazie),
  • Joseph (m. Elisabeth Arsenault, daughter of Eustache Arsenault and Marie Savoie, and then (m. 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. Joseph Fournier, son of Jacques Fournier and Catherine Turgeon),
  • Marie-Julie (m. Pierre Babin, son of Ambroise Babin and Anne Cyr),
  • Theotiste (m. Joseph Poirier, son of Pierre Poirier and Anne Gaudet),
  • Marie-Jeanne Elisabeth (m. Joseph Lepage, son of Jean-Baptiste Lepage and Rose Arsenault),
  • Louis, (m. Mathurin Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon), Aime-Constant (m. Brigitte Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon),
  • Rosalie (m. Gregoire Comeau, son of Francois Comeau and Marie Leblanc),
  • Ephrem (m. Genevieve Leblanc, son of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon),
  • Hubert (m. Marguerite Lejeune, daughter of Louis Lejeune and Marguerite Marquis), 
  • Raphael (m. 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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Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

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Cormiers in the 1881 Census – Gloucester 

Cormiers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

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The Guignards | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.

 

Pierre Guignard (aka Dignard) was the son of Pierre Guignard and Genevieve Mignier dit Lagace of Kamouraska, Quebec. Pierre married Marie Bourg (daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau) in Bonaventure, Quebec. After her death he married Anne Daigle (widow of Jean Chrysostome Chiasson) in Lameque, New Brunswick. Continue reading

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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 Brideau, daughter of Louis Brideau and Marie-Therese Thomas),
  • 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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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 

 

 

 


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.

 

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