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French Canadian Pioneers: The Maltais of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

Jean-Baptiste Maltais / Malteste | Marie-Josephe Gagnon

November 13th, 1753 Les Eboulements Continue reading

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Jean Gagnon, Farmer | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

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

GAGNON Jean Gagnon and Marguerite Racine were pioneers in St-Anne-de-Beaupre.

 

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St. Constant Cemetery | Barbeau, Brais, Gagnon

 

ANTOINE

1904 – 1911

HENRI BARBEAU Continue reading

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The Thompsons | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan


This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂

 

 

Donat Robichaud says that it’s believed that the two Thompson brothers – Martin and William were from Prince Edward Island.

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The Gagnons | 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.

 

Michel Gagnon was a Quebecker who arrived in Caraquet in the mid 19th century and married Marie-Anne Theriault (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Marie Hache).

Their children were:

  • Sophie,
  • Marie,
  • Sophie,
  • Joseph (m. Anne Pinet, widow of Jules Morais),
  • Jean-Baptiste Gagnon,
  • Frederic (m. Mathilde Pinet, daughter of Anthime Pinet and Venerante Landry),
  • Ubald,
  • Michel (m. Philomene Michaud of Van Buren, Maine).

 

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR) [Gagnon, Mrs Adrien, 1950, 40th Wedding Anniversary of Joseph Friolet and Marie Anne Gallien. Children:  Four sons: Gérard (Bas-Caraquet), Antonin (Fredericton), Louis Philippe (Hoover, Ont.), Fortunat (Bas-Caraquet). Five daughters: Hedwidge (Mrs. Léon Lanteigne d’Adamsville); Adrienne (Sister Marie Paule de Jésus. F.m.a., Campbellton); Gemma (Mrs. Ovila Brousseau, of Beauport, PQC); Edmonde (Mrs Adrien Gagnon d’Edmundston); Jeannine of Edmundston.]  [Gagnon, Bertha Mrs,1939, Haut-Carraquet, Mrs. Jean-Louis Dugas of Lowell, Mass., with her family: Thérèse Georges, Roger, Yvette, Rita and Armand as well as her sister Mrs. Adélard Dugas from the same place with her family Mrs. Berthe Gagnon, Claire, Marguerite, Jeannette and Robert  came to visit their elderly mother the widow of Agapit Cormier, as well as their brothers and sisters (Georges and Edmond Cormier, Mrs. Sylvester Cormier, Charles Poirier, Jean-Louis Godin and Edmond Foulem]


 

 

Related Posts – New Brunswick

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

 

Related Posts – Other

French Canadian Pioneers: The Gagnons of Quebec

 

External Links

Gagnons in the 1881 Census – Caraquette

Gagnons in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Gagnons in Gloucester County 

 

 

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Gagnon m. Caisse | Evelyn in Montreal

Marilyn Reece asked:

These are all pretty old postings but I’m just getting to our Gagnon line of descendents and thought I’d give it a shot.I’m trying to figure out my lineage (if there is one) to Barnabe Gagnon.Barnabe Gagnon married Francoise Creste and had a son named Pierre born about 1572.Pierre married Renee Rogers in 1597 in Tourouvre, France.One of their sons was Jean Baptiste?This is where I’m fuzzy.Then Jean Baptiste married Marie Anne Continue reading

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The Aylwards | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan


This is a series of micro posts about the pioneers of Shippagan in Gloucester County, New Brunswick. Each post is organized around initial information from Msg. Donat Robichaud’s Le Grand Chipagan: Histoire de Shippagan, supplemented with genealogical data from F. Theriault’s Les Families de Caraquet and is now being gradually enriched with information from other sources. These are mostly French-language sources and some aren’t easily available, so if you need more information please leave your questions in a comment box below  🙂

Aylward founding family of Shippegan | New Brunswick Genealogy

 

The first Aylward in Shippegan was the Irishman Michael Aylward who married Elisabeth Doucet. You can find more extensive information on the whole lineage in my previous post – The Irish Aylwards of Shippagan, New Brunswick. Continue reading

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