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Cormier Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

New Brunswick Pioneers


The earliest Cormier I’ve found in Grande-Anse were Agapit Cormier (son of Damase Cormier and Marie Hache) and Agapit’s first wife Philomene Hache (daughter of Pierre Hache and Theorist Duguay, 1849) and second wife Virginie Doucet (daughter of William Doucet and Mary Deroseby (?) of Grande-Riviere, QC, 1897). Continue reading

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The Gionets | Pioneers of Caraquet

Caraquet history
The first Gionets to settle in Caraquet were Francois Gionet and his first wife Marie LeVicaire (daughter of Pierre LeVicaire and Francoise Rousseau). Their children were: Pierre (m. Anne Robert dit LeBreton, daughter of Pierre Francois dit LeBreton and Therese Boise and then Marguerite Frigault, daughter of Pierre Frigault and Josette Bouthillier), Genevieve (m. Nicolas Chiasson, son of Joseph Chiasson and Anne Hache), Francois (m. Marie Roussi, daughter of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau), Marguerite (m. Francois Robert dit Lebreton, son of Francois Robert dit Lebreton and Continue reading

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The Frigaults | Pioneers of Caraquet

The first Frigaults in Caraquet were Pierre Frigault (probably born in France) and his wife Marie-Joseph dit Josette Bouthillier (daughter of Joseph Bouthillier and Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean). Their children were: Pierre (m. Marie Lanteigne, daughter of Louis  Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau), Francois (m. Helene Chiasson), Marie (m. Jean-Baptiste Leclerc dit Francoeur, son of Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Josette Duval), Marguerite (m. Pierre Gionet), Joseph dit Francois (m. Eulalie Mailloux, daughter of Louis Mailloux and Suzanne Huard), Rene (m. Euphrosyne Chiasson, daughter of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay). Continue reading

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The Smiths | Pioneers of Shippegan

The Smith family pioneers of Shippegan | New Brunswick genealogy

Thomas Smith (son of Thomas and Betsy Smith) was born in Liverpool, England. He and his wife Genevieve Robichaud (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud) had the following children: Thomas (Marie Landry, daughter of Timothy Landry and Venerande Savoie) Elisabeth (m. Cossette (?) of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec), William (m. Marie Caissie), Marguerite (m. Michel Chiasson, son of Prospere Chiasson and Madeleine Caissie, and then Adolphe Leclerc son of Jean Leclerc and Virginie Noel) and Charles (m. Louise Duguay, daughter of Antoine Duguay and Edesse Albert). Continue reading

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The Plourdes | Pioneers of Caraquet

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. Continue reading

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The Parises | Pioneers of Caraquet

The Parise pioneering couple descended from Quebeckers from St-Louis-de-Kamouraska. Michel-Ignace Parise was the son of Gilles Parise and Julienne Chevrier of Paris, France. He married  Angelique Michaud, daughter of Pierre Michaud and Madeleine Lalime Thibodeau. Their children included: Genevieve, Michel (m. Marie Albert, daughter of Gabriel Albert and Genevieve Bouthillier), Angelique, Marie, Rosalie, Louis, Remi and finally Agathe. Michel-Ignace’s son Michel Parise married Marie Albert (daughter of Gabriel Albert and Genevieve Bouthillier).

The Caraquet children of Michel Parise and Marie Albert were: Genevieve (m. Pierre-Leon Roussi, son of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau), Michel (m. Rosalie Roussi, daughter of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau, and then Louise Grenier), Angelique (m. Louis Roussi, son of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau and then Francois Duguay, son of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau), Marie (m. Jean Lanteigne, son of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau), Rosalie (m. Pierre Paulin, son of Jean-Baptiste Paulin and Isabelle Gasse), Louis (m. Madeleine Roussi, daughter of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau), Remi (m. Archange Duguay, daughter of Pierre Duguay and Josette LeBrasseur), Agathe (m. Edouard Bouthillier, son of Rene Bouthillier and Genevieve Chiasson). Continue reading

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The Guignards | Pioneers of Caraquet

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.

Pierre Guignard and Marie Bourg had the following children: Pierre Michel (m. Marguerite Savoie, daughter of Joseph Savoie and Marguerite Bujold, and then 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, Esther (m. Jean-Louis Duguay), Jean-Baptiste (m. Judith Savoie), Rufin (m. Madeleine Grenier, son of Francois Grenier and Victooire Grenier), Marguerite (m. Edouard Godin), Marie-Celeste (m. Francois David), Marie-Claire (m. Benjamin Robichaud, son of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois, Urbain. Continue reading

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