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The Martins | 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.

 

Fidele Theriault lists two early Martin pioneers – the brothers Jean-Baptiste Martin and Marcel Martin. Their parents were Beloni Martin and Angelique Pelletier. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lapierres of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

Charles Lapierre / Lesieur | Francoise Lafond

October 11th, 1671 Cap-de-la-Madeleine Continue reading

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Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Brazeau, Dagenais, Dupuis, Emond, Fortin, Lynch, Marechal , Primeau

Headstone: LYNCH   | Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément, Beauharnois   | Quebec Cemeteries

 

A LA MEMOIRE DE

M.A. ELZIRE FORTIN

EPOUSE DE Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Fortins of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

Cap Tourmente (Quebec) chapel | Fortin surname | Quebec early settlers

 

Francois Fortin / Rosiere | Marie Joliet

April 6th, 1660, Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Leducs of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

 

Jesse Leduc des Fontaines | Jeanne-Francoise Gouet

January 19th, 1686, Paris Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Gamaches of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


QUEBEC SURNAMES: Gamache + Cadot, Cloutier, Fortin | LOCATIONS: Chateau-Richer, Breval, Quebec | Vintage b/w view of Rene Gamache sits in delivery wagon of butcher Y Desautels

 

Nicolas Gamache / Lamarre | Elisabeth-Ursule Cloutier

November 9th, 1676, Chateau-Richer Continue reading

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Theriault m. Fortin | Evelyn in Montreal

Eugene Croteau of Massachusetts (USA) is a descendant (through his maternal line) of Lambert Theriault and Domitille Fortin who were from  St-Modeste (Riviere-du-Loup) Quebec. M. Croteau  left a message in one of the comment boxes saying that his family is  “taking a trip to Canada in the spring and are trying to find relatives”. Eugene descends from this couple through their son Wilfred Theriault who married Regina Lavoie probably in the States. Continue reading

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Chouinard m. Theriault | Evelyn in Montreal

Cate just left this message in the comment box.

Hi Evelyn – wonderful site. I was hoping to find some links her to my ancestors, but I haven’t been able to. Most likely a different branch of the Theriault’s. I am a descendant of Lucile (Lucie Marie Louis) Theriault, who was married to Jooseph Hilaire Chouniard on Jan. 28, 1823. Lucile was born about 1805 in St. Jean Port Joli, L’Islet, Quebec, Canada. I believe her father’s name was Jacques Theriault, m. to Francoise Fortin dit Bellefontaine (b. 2/9/1765), but I cannot find any further information. Is it possible you have them in your database? Any help would be appreciated. If the connection is found, I would be very happy to share their descendants. Thank you.
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Some Lagasses of Maine/Massachusetts/New Hampshire | Evelyn in Montreal

Earlier this week I was contacted by Peter Lagasse of the Maine Mignier(Meunier)/Lagaces(Lagasse). Peter had already completed his line from Andre Mignier dit Lagace down to himself but wanted to doublecheck the data he’d collected against what I had in my database. The good news is that (with one exception see L.St-Hilaire) I was able to confirm Peter’s Quebec marriage dates with original documents or reputable indexes. This didn’t surprise me because Peter’s Reference List includes a wide-range of high quality sources that show him to be a methodical family history researcher. Continue reading

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