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The Picots | 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.

 

Caraquet history

 

The Caraquet Picots descend from the blacksmith John Picot (son of Charles Picot and Suzanne A. Marrett of St. Sauveur, Jersey and Adeline Mailloux (daughter of Philippe Mailloux and Rose Theriault). Continue reading

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The Comeaus | 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.

 

Caraquet history

 

There were two early lines of Comeaus in Caraquet.

The earliest couple was David Comeau (son of Carolus Comeau and Anastasie Carret of Tracadie) and Olive Young (daughter of John Young of Bathurst). They were married about 1811. They had the following children: Continue reading

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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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The Leclercs (dit Francoeur) | 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.

 

Jean-Baptiste Leclerc, son of  Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Marie-Josette Duval first married Marie Frigault, daughter of Pierre Frigault and Josette Bouthillier in 1790. Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Marie Frigault had one child, a daughter named Rose. Continue reading

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The St. Pierres (dit Dessein) | 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 St. Pierres descend from Joseph St. Pierre dit Dessein, son of Jean-Raphael St. Pierre and Madeleine Santerre of Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, Quebec and Julie Levesque, daughter of Benoit Levesque and Marie LeBrun. They were married in Riviere-Ouelle on April 10th, 1809. The couple settled in Bertrand, but their offspring settled in Pokemouche. 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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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

Bouteilliers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Lebouthilliers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

LeBoutheliers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Lebouthilliers in Gloucester

 

 

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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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The Mourants | 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.

John William Mourant married Jane Isabella Battam (daughter of John Battam and Elisabeth LeMontais in St. Helier (Jersey, Channel Islands).

The couple had the following children:

  • John Andre (m. Charlotte Hache) and then (m. Sophie Cormier),
  • Philippe Thomas (m. Elisabeth Cormier, daughter of Pierre Cormier and Marie Landry) and then (m. Rose-Anne Albert, daughter of Gedeon Albert and Anastasie Parise) and finally (m. Eugenie L’Hillier),
  • Jacques Georges,
  • Elisa Jane (m. Evanhoe Beaulieu, son of Jean-Baptiste Beaulieu and Marcelline Luce), Charles William,
  • Thomas-Alfred,
  • Francis Alfred (m. Elisabeth Theriault, daughter of Joseph Theriault and Francoise Dugas),
  • Pierre Henri (m. Dina Theriault, daughter of Joseph Theriault and Francoise Dugas),
  • Joseph Ernest Arthur (m. Emelia Cyr, daughter of Jacques Cyr and Marianne Allain),
  • Marie-Louise,
  • Maria Louisa, (m. Honorius Le Guerrier, son of Adrien LeGuerrier and Elise Charbonneau).

Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Mourant family pictures:  [Philippe Mourant, pg.247],   [John Mourant (1845-1921), and his wife Jane Battam, pg.369]


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

Mourants in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Mourants in Gloucester 

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The Haches | 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  🙂

 

 

Most of the earliest Haches in Shippegan descended from Louis Hache and Anne Chiasson who settled in Shippagan with their three sons Joseph, Jean-Bte and Louis. Most branches of the family moved on to other areas but Robichaud gives details about one branch that were present at the time of the 1871 census. Continue reading

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