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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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