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The Picots | 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 Caraquet Picots descend from the blacksmith John Picot (son of Charles Picot and Suzanne A. Marrett of St. Sauveur, Jersey and Adeline Mailloux (daughter of Philippe Mailloux and Rose Theriault). Continue reading

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The Ross Family | 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.

 

 

John/Jack Ross (son of William Ross and Charlotte Brown) and Marie-Rose Frigault (daughter of Francois Frigault and Eulalie Mailloux) were married on September 17th, 1829.

John Ross descended from the Scottish soldier William Ross. William Ross was a sergeant in the 60th regiment who settled his family in Quebec before being killed in the War of 1812. John Ross was sent to live with the family of Guillaume Chenard as a ten year old orphan. He was baptized into the Catholic faith Continue reading

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The Godins | 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.

 

Jean-Rene Godin dit Valcour married about 1762 Angelique Bergeron in Cacouna and they are the parents of the Caraquet pioneers Jean Baptiste and Antoine. Continue reading

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The Gourets | 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.

 

Joseph Barthelemi Gouret was born in France about 1797 and died in 1882. In 1844 he had married Phoebee Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault of Bas-Caraquet. Continue reading

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The Boudreaus | 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 Boudreaus were one of the founding families of Acadia and one of them – Michel Boudreau – was Port Royal’s lieutenant-general in 1686. Continue reading

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Germain Doucet | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

DOUCET | My ancestor Germain Doucet arrived in Acadie with Commander Isaac de Racily by the year 1640.

 

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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]


 

 

Related Posts

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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