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The Doucets | 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 first Doucet in Caraquet was Etienne Doucet. He was said to have been born in Quebec. In about 1803 married a daughter of Pierre Landry and Marguerite Allain –  Marie Landry  – and settled down in St. Anne du Bocage. Fidele Theriault says that he  was probably related to the Bathurst Doucets. A personal note – these are my maternal ancestors. Continue reading

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The Paulins | 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 Caraquet Paulins are originally from Belavance, Rimouski, Quebec where the surname was spelled Poulin. Jean-Baptiste’s parents were Jean-Baptiste Poulin and Marie Gagne of Belavance, Rimouski. He settled in Caraquet in 1784 when he received a land grant of 500 acres. Continue reading

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The Boudreaus | 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 Boudreaus were one of the founding families of Acadia and one of them – Michel Boudreau – was Port Royal’s lieutenant-general in 1686. Continue reading

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Landry Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

Surnames: Boudreau, Gauvin, Goulet, Landry, Legere, Theriault

The first Landrys to settle in Grand-Anse were Omer Landry (son of Remi Landry and Charlotte Doiron) and his first wife Luce Goulet (daughter of Jean Goulet and Pauline Comeau of Bertrand, and his second wife Felicite Legere, Romain Hache’s widow. Continue reading

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The Cormiers | 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.

Caraquet Cormier pioneers

 

The original Cormiers in Canada (Robert Cormier and Marie Theriault) came from La Rochelle, France.

The earliest Cormier couples I have found in Caraquet are the three sons of Jean-Baptiste Cormier and Marie Theriault.

 

1. Alexis Cormier and Elisabeth Gauthier (daughter of Joseph Gauthier and Marguerite Bujold) had the following children:

  • Joseph Alexis (died in infancy)
  • Nicolas (m. 1807, Rosalie Hebert, daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr),
  • Florent (did not marry)
  • Jean-Baptiste (born 1779)
  • Thadee (did not marry)
  • Elisabeth Rebecca (died in infancy)
  • Julien (did not marry)
  • Reine-Elisabeth (died young)
  • Frederic (born 1793)
  • Victoire (m. about 1785, Jean-Baptiste Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert).

 

2. Jean Cormier and Anastasie Aucoin (prob. the daughter of Pierre Cormier and Marguerite Dupuis) had the following children:

  • Madeleine (m. Desiree Blanchard, son of Olivier Blanchard and Catherine Admirault and then m. Beloni Theriault, son of Joseph Theriault and Marie-Joseph Girouard, and finally m. Michel Hache)
  • Marie (m. Leon Brideau, son of Louis Brideau and Marie-Therese Vienneau)
  • Thomas (m. Francoise Pinet, daughter of Pierre Pinet and Marie Vienneau)
  • Marguerite
  • Paul (m. Reine Gauvin, daughter of Charles Gauvin and Madeleine Paulin)
  • Julie (m. Jean de la Croix Charles Leblanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Francoise Dugas)
  • Etienne (m. Rosalie Godin, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Godin
    and Rosalie Theriault)
  • Ambroise (m. Olive Theriault, daughter of Pierre Theriault and Marguerite Pinet)

 

3. Joseph Cormier  and his first wife Madeleine Savoie (daughter of Jean Savoie and Anne Landry) had the following children:

  • Marguerite (m. 1787, Jean-Baptiste LeBlanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Josette Daigle
  • Benjamin (m.1791,  Angelique Doiron, daughter of Joseph Doiron and Marie D’Entremont dit Dazie),
  • Joseph (m. 1801, Elisabeth Arsenault, daughter of Eustache Arsenault and Marie Savoie, and then (m.1814,  Genevieve Levesque, daughter of Francois Levesque and Marie Granger).

 

Joseph Cormier and his second wife Marie-Joseph LeBlanc (daughter of Joseph Leblanc and Marie-Joseph Daigle). had the following children:

  • Helene (m 1792, . Joseph Fournier, son of Jacques Fournier and Catherine Turgeon)
  • Marie-Julie (m.1863,  Pierre Babin, son of Ambroise Babin and Anne Cyr)
  • Theotiste (m.1803,  Joseph Poirier, son of Pierre Poirier and Anne Gaudet)
  • Marie-Jeanne Elisabeth (m1802, Joseph Lepage, son of Jean-Baptiste Lepage and Rose Arsenault)
  • Louis, (m.1802, Mathurin Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)
  • Aime-Constant (m.1810, Brigitte Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)
  • Rosalie (m.1808,  Gregoire Comeau, son of Francois Comeau and Marie Leblanc)
  • Ephrem (m. 1811, Genevieve Leblanc, son of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)
  • Hubert (m. 1811, Marguerite Lejeune, daughter of Louis Lejeune and Marguerite Marquis),
  • Raphael (m.  1819, Nathalie Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Cormier family pictures: [Charles Cormier, son of Thomas Cormier (1817-1904), pg. 101],   [Michel Cormier (b.1844), son of Charles Cormier, pg. 101],   Xavier Cormer (son of Melchiade Cormier) and wife Valerie Legere, daughter of Stanislas Leger, pg. 107],   [Maxime Cormier, son of Dominique Cormier, and his wife Rose Poirier, pg.107]   [Seraphin Cormier, son of Melchiade Cormier (1835-1905), pg. 113]   Mrs. Seraphin Cormier (1848-1883), maiden name Charlotte Legere, pg.113],   [Suzanne A. Cormier (1846-1931), Sylvain A. Cormier, Anicet Cormier, Marie Cormier (daughter of Augustin Cormier), pg. 116],  [Anatole Cormier, pg.247],   [Antoine S. Cormier, pg.247],   [Augustazade P. Cormier, pg.247],,   [Raphael S. Cormier, pg.247],  [Irenee J. Cormier, pg.377],   [Gelase A. Cormier, pg.377],   [Gillette Cormier (1820-1909), wife of Jean-Louis Poirier, pg.414],   [Michel C. Cormier, pg.377]


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR):  [Cormier, Xavier, 1899. Xavier Cormier’s barn was destroyed by fire]   [Cormier, Sylvestre, 1918, Our main merchants – D.D. Landry, Jos.-L. Blanchard and Sylvestre Cormier have been doing great business]   [Cormier, Seraphin, 1902, August 25th, the marriage of Richard Hache (son of deceased Juste Hache and deceased Suzanne Cormier) and Marie Dina Theriault (daughter of Timothy Theriault and Marie Godin). Wedding dinner for more than 200 people at Mrs. Theriault’s house. Seraphin Cormier placed his new house at the disposal of the newly married couple. Honore Godin was the “home de police”(?) for the day.


 

 

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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: Headstones of St.Augustin Roman Catholic Cemetery

Albany M. Robichaud m. Dorina Cormier, New Brunswick 1929

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

External Links

Cormiers in the 1881 Census – Gloucester 

Cormiers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Cormiers in Gloucester 

 

 

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The Jeans | 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 earliest Caraquet Jeans were from a group who came from Quebec at the end of the 1830s in the midst of a severe economic crisis. They settled in various communities in the area. The Caraquet founding couple were Pierre Jean (son of Regis Jean and Marie-Joseph Gauvin) who had married Rosalie Rose Lepage (daughter of Antoine Lepage and Catherine Nolet) while still in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec.

 

They had the following children:

  • Marguerite (m. Beloni Plourde, prob. the son of Stanislas Plourde and Perpetue Hudon fit Beaulieu),
  • Adelaide (m. Stanislas Plourde, son of Pierre Plourde and Perpetue Hudon dit Beaulieu),
  • David (m. Seraphie Barry, daughter of John Barry and Marie Gionet),
  • Edouard (m. Symphorienne Savoie, daughter of Edouard Savoie and Charlotte Robichaud and then Marie Guignard, widow of Francois David),
  • Narcisse (m. Osithe Noel, daughter of Jean Noel and Marie Garant and then Marie Salomee Guignard, daughter of Pierre Guignard and Marguerite Savoie and finally Madeleine Leclerc, daughter of Marcel Leclerc and Marie Hache).
  • Pierre (m. Marie-Madeleine Gionet, daughter of Charles Gionet and Genevieve LeBreton), then Archange Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault).
  • Joachim Toussaint (m. Antoinette Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault),
  • Therese (m. Regis Hache, son of Antoine Hache and Celeste Landry),
  • Souveraine,
  • Marie-Desanges aka Marie-Jeanne (m. Joseph Gallant, son of Antoine Gallant and Celeste Landry).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Jean family pictures: [Avila Jean, son of Michel Jean, pg. 263].


 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Jeans of Quebec

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

External Links

The Jeans in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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Gauvin, Theriault | Paquetville Headstone

Paquetville Genealogy

Annie Gauvin

18 Jan 1942

Wife of

Philip(?)  Theriault

 


 

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Index: The Theriaults – An Acadian Family

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

 

 

February 19, 2011 Posted by | . | , , , | Leave a comment

Gauvin | St. Joachim, Bertrand, N.B.

Index: Bertrand |  Catholic

Index: New Brunswick Cemeteries

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

 

Headstone: GAUVIN    |  St. Joachim, Bertrand  | New Brunswick Cemeteries

 

Marie Marthe

Gauvin

1859  –  1939

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Gauvin, Theriault | St. Simon & St. Jude

Index: St. Simon & St. Jude – Grande Anse

Index: New Brunswick Cemeteries

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

St.Simon & St.Jude Cemetery – Grande Anse, New Brunswick | Gauvin, Theriault

 

Helene Gauvin

1877 – 1952

 


Notes

This MIGHT be the Helene Gauvin who married Henri C. Theriault on September 17th, 1912 in Gloucester County (RS141B7 Index, Number 3454, Reference B4/1912, Microfilm F15949)

 


 

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Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

 

 

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Riviere-Ouelle: Une Paroisse Canadienne au XVII Siecle

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One day I was on my knees in a cramped, second-hand book shop in the east end of Montreal. What was I doing there? I was rummaging through a slighly damp, crumpled cardboard box shoved up under a metal shelving unit. Under a pile of old French cathechism books and church notices, I noticed an ornate red leather binding sticking out. It turned out to be an original copy (1890) of Abbe. Casgrain‘s “Une Paroisse Canadienne au XVII Siecle – La Riviere-Ouelle” – a parish history covering the Riviere-Ouelle of the 17th century. Continue reading

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