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The McGraws | 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.

 

 

There were two early McGraw pioneer couples.

Denis dit Deniche McGraw was the son of Denis McGraw and Esther Leblanc. He first married Priscille Savoie and the couple had two children (Marie and Honore). Continue reading

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The Friolets | 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 Friolets have an interesting backstory. Victor Friolet was born in France about 1798. He lived first on Miscou Island. Family tradition says that he was saved (along with two other sailors) from a sinking ship. He shows up in the Fruing company books in 1833. In 1841 he married Venerande Paulin who was Jean Michon’s widow. Victor Friolet died in the 1863 typhoid epidemic. 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 Morais | 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.

 

Jacques Morais was born in 1738 in Riviere-Ouelle, Quebec. His parents were Louis Morais and Marie-Therese-Catherine Bois dit Lebel.

In 1763, Jacques married Agnes Bouthillier (Jean Canivet‘s widow) about 1763. The couple settled near Ruisseau Chenard. In 1784 he received a land grant of 500 acres. By the census of 1783 he had seven children. Continue reading

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The Forbes | 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 earliest Forbes in Caraquet were the Irish navigator Henri Forbes  and Louise-Hortense Bichon. It’s believed they were previously married in France but their marriage was then blessed in Caraquet on January 113th, 1822.

Their children were:

  • Joseph Forbes (m. Delphine Lanteigne, 1836 – see below)
  • Henri
  • Caroline
  • Georges
  • Marie-Anne

 


Later generation(s)


Joseph Forbes (son of Henri Forbes and Hortense Bichon) and Delphine Lanteigne (daughter of Florent Forbes and Francoise David) had the following children:

  • Joseph (m. Angelique Guignard, daughter of Joseph Guignard and Marguerite Breau),
  • Caroline (m. Georges Guignard, son of Jean-Baptiste Guignard  and Anne Judith Savoie),
  • Henriette (m. Honore Chiasson),
  • Marie (m. Gedeon Sivret, son of Georges Sivret and Appoline Chiasson),
  • Marie-Anne aka Anne (m. Luc Friolet, son of Victor Friolet and Venerande Paulin),
  • Honore,
  • Elisabeth (m. Charles Martin, son of Joseph Martin and Anastasie Doucet),
  • Georges (m. Marguerite Chiasson, daughter of Honore Chiasson and Ursule Legere),
  • Celina (m. Jean LeCouteur, son of Sinai LeCouteur and Sara Chiasson),
  • Francoise (m. Jean Savoie, son of Joseph Savoie and Adelaide Noel),
  • Hortense,
  • Thomas (m. Marie Legere, daughter of Eugene Legere and Antoinette Gionet).

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Forbes, Emma, 1940, Emma Forbes left for Fredericton to follow a sewing course]


 

 

Related Posts

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

Forbes in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Forbes in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Forbes in Gloucester 

 

 

 

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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].


 

 

Related Posts

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

Roberts in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

 

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The Doucets | 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  🙂

 

 

I descend from the Shippegan Doucets through my maternal grandmother. Continue reading

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