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The Davids | 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.

 

Fidele Theriault lists two David pioneers for the Caraquet area – Alexis David and Francois David from Newport Quebec. Continue reading

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The Forbes | 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.

 

 

 

The earliest Forbes in Caraquet were the Irish navigator Henri Forbes and Louise-Hortense Bichon. It’s believed they were previously married in France but their marriage was then blessed in Caraquet on January 113th, 1822.

  • Joseph Forbes (son of Henri Forbes and Hortense Bichon) and Delphine Lanteigne (daughter of Florent Forbes and Francoise David) had the following children:
    • Joseph (m. Angelique Guignard, daughter of Joseph Guignard and Marguerite Breau),
    • Caroline (m. Georges Guignard, son of Jean-Baptiste Guignard  and Anne Judith Savoie),
    • Henriette (m. Honore Chiasson),
    • Marie (m. Gedeon Sivret, son of Georges Sivret and Appoline Chiasson),
    • Marie-Anne aka Anne (m. Luc Friolet, son of Victor Friolet and Venerande Paulin),
    • Honore,
    • Elisabeth (m. Charles Martin, son of Joseph Martin and Anastasie Doucet),
    • Georges (m. Marguerite Chiasson, daughter of Honore Chiasson and Ursule Legere),
    • Celina (m. Jean LeCouteur, son of Sinai LeCouteur and Sara Chiasson),
    • Francoise (m. Jean Savoie, son of Joseph Savoie and Adelaide Noel),
    • Hortense,
    • Thomas (m. Marie Legere, daughter of Eugene Legere and Antoinette Gionet).
  • Henri (born 1820)
  • Caroline (born 1822)
  • Georges (born 1828)
  • Marie-Anne (born 1831)

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Forbes, Emma, 1940, Emma Forbes left for Fredericton to follow a sewing course]


 

 

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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

Forbes in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Forbes in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Forbes in Gloucester 

 

 

 

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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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The Guignards | Pioneers of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Guignards of Quebec

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Mignier Lagaces | France – QC – NB

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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French Canadian Pioneers: The Guignards of Quebec

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

Julien Guignard | Louise-Marguerite Morand

February 21st, 1746 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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The Plourdes | 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.

 

The Caraquet Plourdes descend from the French-Canadian pioneering couple Rene Plourde and Jeanne Marguerite Berube. Two Plourde brothers (Beloni and Stanislas Plourde) who had married two sisters (Marguerite and Adelaide Jean) in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec eventually settled in Caraquet.

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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 Noels | 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.

 

 

Samuel Noel (son of Jean Noel and Cecile Chiasson) and Victoire Pinet (daughter of Placide Pinet and Marie-Angelique Roy) had the following children:

  • Marie Adeline,
  • Gustave (m. Madeleine Guignard, daughter of Charles Guignard and Marcelline Duguay),
  • Ubald,
  • Marie Adeline,
  • Marie (m.  Joseph Lanteigne, son of Augustin Lanteigne and Odile Gionet),
  • Marie Cecile,
  • Appoline,
  • Joseph Vital Lange (m. Marie Victorine Lanteigne, daughter of Eugene Lanteigne and Genevieve Mercier).

 

 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Noels of Quebec

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

 

External Links

Noels in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Noels in Gloucester

 

 

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The Jeans | 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.

 

The earliest Caraquet Jeans were from a group who came from Quebec at the end of the 1830s in the midst of a severe economic crisis. They settled in various communities in the area. The Caraquet founding couple were Pierre Jean (son of Regis Jean and Marie-Joseph Gauvin) who had married Rosalie Rose Lepage (daughter of Antoine Lepage and Catherine Nolet) while still in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec.

 

They had the following children:

  • Marguerite (m. Beloni Plourde, prob. the son of Stanislas Plourde and Perpetue Hudon fit Beaulieu),
  • Adelaide (m. Stanislas Plourde, son of Pierre Plourde and Perpetue Hudon dit Beaulieu),
  • David (m. Seraphie Barry, daughter of John Barry and Marie Gionet),
  • Edouard (m. Symphorienne Savoie, daughter of Edouard Savoie and Charlotte Robichaud and then Marie Guignard, widow of Francois David),
  • Narcisse (m. Osithe Noel, daughter of Jean Noel and Marie Garant and then Marie Salomee Guignard, daughter of Pierre Guignard and Marguerite Savoie and finally Madeleine Leclerc, daughter of Marcel Leclerc and Marie Hache).
  • Pierre (m. Marie-Madeleine Gionet, daughter of Charles Gionet and Genevieve LeBreton), then Archange Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault).
  • Joachim Toussaint (m. Antoinette Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault),
  • Therese (m. Regis Hache, son of Antoine Hache and Celeste Landry),
  • Souveraine,
  • Marie-Desanges aka Marie-Jeanne (m. Joseph Gallant, son of Antoine Gallant and Celeste Landry).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Jean family pictures: [Avila Jean, son of Michel Jean, pg. 263].


 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Jeans 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

The Jeans in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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The Chiassons | 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  🙂

Chiasson pioneers of Shippegan, Miscou and Lameque | New Brunswick Genealogy

 

This line of Chiassons became pioneers all around the area including Shippegan, Miscou, Lameque and Caraquet. The Shippegan founding couple were Nicolas Chiasson (son of Joseph Chiasson  and Anne Hache) and Genevieve Gionet Gionais (daughter of Francois Gionet and Marie LeVicaire who had arrived originally from Prince Edward Island and were married in Caraquet in 1784. The first Continue reading

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The Davids | 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  🙂

David family pioneers of Shippegan, Baie des Chaleurs, New Brunswick | Genealogy

 

The David ancestors came from the Gaspesie. The founding Shippegan couple were Francois David (son of Francois David and Henriette Albert) and Henriette Albert.

That couple had the following children:

  • Henriette (m. Gervais Mallet),
  • Delphine Adele (m. Levi Mallet, son of Firmin Mallet and Marie Breau),
  • Prudente (m. Sylvain, son of Michel Aylward and Elisabeth Doucet), Natalie (m. William, son of Michel Aylward and Elisabeth Doucet),
  • David,
  • Francois, (m. Celina Dignard, daughter of Rufin Dignard and Madeleine Grenier).

 

 

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Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

 

 

 

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