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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 LeBretons | 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.

 

Charles (also known as Emmanuel) and Marie Henriette Le Breton are the earliest known couple. Continue reading

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The Chiassons | 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.

 

 

The Chiassons are one of the oldest Acadian families in Canada. The Caraquet Chiassons descend from  Guyon Chiasson dit Lavallee (son of Pierre Chiasson and Marie Peroche of La Rochelle, France) and Marie Belliveau (daughter of Antoine Belliveau and Andree Guyon) who were married in Port-Royal, Acadia about 1665. Continue reading

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The Lebouthilliers / Bouthilliers | 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 LeBouthillier family was one of the earliest families in Caraquet. Oral history states that Joseph Bouthillier came from near Quebec City and that he came to fish in the Baie des Chaleurs. According to this story he decided to settle in Caraquet after marrying Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean who was herself from Caraquet.  Fidel Theriault says that the surname was actually Bouthillier but that Jersey merchants who operated out of the Baie des Chaleurs added the ‘”Le” prefix.

 

Joseph Bouthillier married Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean  about 1740. Angelique was the daughter of Gabriel Giraud and a un-named  First Nations woman.

 

The couple had the following children:

  • Genevieve (m. Gabriel Albert) and then a second time (m. Georges Larocque, son of Francois Larocque of Paspebiac),
  • Agnes dite Anne (m. Jean Canivet) and then (Jacques Morais, son of Louis Morais and Marie Therese Catherine Bois of Riviere-Ouelle),
  • Marie-Joseph dite Josette (m. Pierre Frigault), Venerande (m. Louis Morais, son of Louis Morais and Marie Therese Catherine Bois of Riviere-Ouelle),
  • Rene (m. Genevieve Chiasson, daughter of Joseph Chiasson  and Anne Hache).
    • Angelique (m. 1800, Charles Doiron, son of Zachary Doiron and Anne LeVicaire)
    • Rose (m. 1812, Jean-Baptiste Doiron, son of Zachary Doiron and Anne LeVicaire)
    • Edouard (m. about 1800, Agathe Parise, daughter of Michel Parise and Marie Albert)
    • Archange (m. 1807, Pierre Albert, son of Pierre Albert and Genevieve Denis)
    • Theotiste (m. Henri Chenard, son of Henri Chenard and Therese Canivet)
    • Damien (m. 1814, Isabelle Gionet, daugher of Francois Gionet and Marie Roussi)

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Lebouthillier family pictures: Caroline Lebouthillier, daughter of Edouard LeBouthillier, wife of Xavier Lanteigne, pg.332],   Emile LeBouthillier, daughter of Gilbert LeBouthillier, wife of Felicien Gionet, pg.332],   Emilie LeBouthillier, daughter of Narcisse LeBouthillier, wife of Hector Legere, pg.332], [Mrs. Fabien LeBouthillier, maiden name Anne Wilson, pg.364],   [Pierrot LeBouthillier, pg.403],   [Theotime H. LeBouthillier, pg.403],   [Theotime O. LeBouthillier, pg.403].


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): LeBouthillier, T.H,1925, A fishing vessel went down with all aboard. Caraquet families are in mourning.  The Caraquet fishermen who did return from fishing last Saturday recounted the tragic accident that had taken place with their four comrades on Thursday. The four were the crew of the T.H.B.  The small fishing fleet had stopped at the banks when a very violent wind suddenly rose up.The other boats had already folded their sails and dropped their anchors. Once the gale had passed the fishers saw that the T.H.B. – with all hands aboard – had disagreed.The crew consisted of Captain Prosper Leger who leaves his wife and several grandchildren. The second was Alexandre Frigault, who leaves his wife and five children. Pascal Leger (unmarried) was the son of the captain. Pierre Blanchard was married and father of one child. The boat belonged to T.H. LeBouthillier.  This tragedy plunged the whole parish of Bas-Caraquet into shock.]


 

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The Caissies | 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.

 

Jean Caissie of Bonaventure, Quebec was the son of Felix Caissie and Eugenie Boudreau In about 1865 Jean married Marie-Heloise Corbet. Marie-Heloise was from Guernsey Island. It’s believed that the couple were married in the Gaspe because his first daughter was born in Quebec. After his death, his wife married Thadee Landry. Continue reading

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The Sivrets | 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.

 

Georges Sivret (from Jersey, Channel Islands) married Angelique Forest in Arichet, Cape-Breton and then Scolastique (Colette) Chiasson (daughter of Paul Chiasson and Isabelle Roussi).

 

Georges and Angelique had the following children:

  • Georges (m. Appoline Chiasson, daughter of Paul Chiasson and Elisabeth Roussi),
  • Jacques (James) (m. Lucille Theriault),
  • William (m. Seraphie Chiasson, daughter of Romain Chiasson and Marie Frigault) and then (m. Marie-Blondine Gionet, daughter of Francois Gionet and Marie Boucher).

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Sivert family pictures [Ti-Jos Sewell, pg.403],   [Thomas Sivret, pg.403],   [Sandy Sivret, pg.403],  [Joseph Sivret, son of Elie Sivret   pg.433].


 

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The Roberts | 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.

 

Pierre Robert and Emilie Albert had the following children:

  • Marie (m. Francois-D’Assise Hebert, son of Dominique Hebert and Colette Duguay),
  • Clotilde (m. Joseph Hebert, son of Joseph Hebert and Olive Mallet),
  • Pierre (m. Philomene Vienneau) and then (Marie Gionet, daughter of Daniel Gionet and Marie Chiasson),
  • Isaac (m. Louise Goupil, daughter of Joseph Goupil  and Rose Saint-Coeur),
  • Pierre Philias (m. Emilie Gionet, daughter of Andre Gionet and Catherine Frigault).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Robert family pictures: [Phil Robert, pg. 433].


 

 

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The Gionets | 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.

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 Therese Boise),
  • Madeleine (m. Julien Robert dit LeBreton, son of Francois Robert dit Lebreton and Therese Boise),
  • Jean (m. Veronique Duguay, daughter of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau),
  • Anne-Marie (m. Jean-Baptiste Mallet, son of Jean Mallet and Marie Duguay),
  • Marie (m. Alexandre Morais, son of Jacques Morais and Agnes Lebouthillier),
  • Felicite (m. Joseph Mallet, son of Jean Marie Mallet and Marie Duguay),
  • Charles (m. Felicite Duguay, son of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau) and then (m. Genevieve Robert dit Lebreton, daughter of Rene Robert dit LeBreton, daughter of Rene Robert dit LeBreton and Anne Hebert)
  • Victoria (m. Julien Mallet, son of Jean Mallet and Marie Duguay).

Francois Gionet married a second time to Marie Albert but the couple had no children.

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Gionet family pictures:  [Raphael Gionet, son of Joseph Gionet, and his wife Marie, daughter of Edouard Gionet, pg. 203,   [Jean Gionet (1823-1915), son of Jean Gionet, pg. 203],   [Gustave Gionet (b.1840, son of Jean Gionet, pg. 203],   [Family of Joseph Gionet and Rose-Anne Parise – Elisabeth, Marie, Rose-Anne Parise, Josephine Gionet, Henri, Joseph Gionet, pg. 206],   [Honore Saul Goner (1831-1916), pg. 210], [Augustin Gionet, son of Daniel Gionet, pg. 263]


 

 

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January 29, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Frigaults | 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.

 

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). They had been married in about 1798.

Their children were:

  • Pierre (m.about 1798,  Marie Lanteigne, daughter of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau)
    • Tharsile (m. 1819, Jean Gionet, son of Jean Gionet and Veronique Duguay)
    • Marie (m. 1820, Romain Chiasson, son of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay)
    • Catherine (m. 1822, Andre Gionet, son of Francois Gionet and Marie Roussi)
    • Pierre Aime (m. 1829, Angele Mallet, daughter of Joseph Mallet and Felicity Gionet)
    • Venerande (m. 1827, Hypolite Chiasson, son of Paul Chiasson and Elisabeth Roussi)
    • Laurent (m. about 1838, Cesarine Gallien, daughter of Basile Gallien and Rosalie Doiron)
    • Ignace Hermes (m. 1837, Reine Gionet) and (m. about 1860, Anastasie Hache)
    • Luce Antoinette (m. 1836, Augustin Legere, son of Jean-Baptiste Legere and Celeste Robichaud)
    • Jean Dominique (m. about 1840, Marie-Rose Blanchard, daughter of Zozime Blanchard and Venerande Pinet)
  • Francois (m. 1810, Helene Chiasson)
    • No known children
  • Marie (m. 1790, Jean-Baptiste Leclerc dit Francoeur, son of Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Josette Duval)
    • Rose (born about 1792)
  • Marguerite (m. about 1799,  Pierre Gionet)
  • Joseph dit Francois (m. about 1805, Eulalie Mailloux, daughter of Louis Mailloux and Suzanne Huard)
  • Rene (m.1806, Euphrosyne Chiasson, daughter of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay)
    • Guilbert (born 1807)
    • Michel (m. 1829, Angele Morais, daughter of Francois Morais and Madeleine Albert)
    • Jean-Louis (m. 1835, Genevieve Albert, daughter of Pierre Albert and Archange Bouthillier)
    • Edouard (m. 1838, Marie Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault)

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Frigault, Alexandre,1925, A fishing vessel went down with all aboard. Caraquet families are in mourning.  The Caraquet fishermen who did return from fishing last Saturday recounted the tragic accident that had taken place with their four comrades on Thursday. The four were the crew of the T.H.B.  The small fishing fleet had stopped at the banks when a very violent wind suddenly rose up.The other boats had already folded their sails and dropped their anchors. Once the gale had passed the fishers saw that the T.H.B. – with all hands aboard – had disagreed.The crew consisted of Captain Prosper Leger who leaves his wife and several grandchildren. The second was Alexandre Frigault, who leaves his wife and five children. Pascal Leger (unmarried) was the son of the captain. Pierre Blanchard was married and father of one child. The boat belonged to T.H. LeBouthillier.  This tragedy plunged the whole parish of Bas-Caraquet into shock.]


 

 

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January 29, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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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