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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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Blanchard Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

The earliest Blanchards I have found in Grande-Anse were Jean-Baptiste Blanchard and his wife Genevieve Landry. The couple were from Caraquet  and were married there on November 23rd, 1824. His parents were Isidore Blanchard and Isabelle Leger while she was the daughter of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau. Continue reading

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Theriault Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

Theriault Genealogy | Grande Anse | New Bandon | Gloucester County | New Brunswick | Map

The George Theriault  who married Agnes Aube in 1872 and then settled in Grand-Anse (New Bandon) was the son of Sidefroy Theriault and Luce Landry and the grandson of the first Theriault couple to have settled  in Grand-Anse – Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Genevieve Pinet.   

George Theriault and Agnes Aube had at least the following children: Marie Phebee (m. Augustin Thibodeau, son of Alexis Thibodeau and Rose Fournier of Green Point, 1897), Alfred (m.  Francoise Godin of Caraquet, daughter of Nazaire Godin and Olive Dugas, 1900), Georgiana also Georgie Ann (m.  Elmeric Laliberte, of Fall River, U.S.A., son of Patrick Laliberte and Celina Lavallee, 1900), Valerie (m. Albert Chouinard, 1901), Albert (m. Therese Doucet of Bathurst Village, 1906)

George’s father Sidefroy Theriault (son of Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Genevieve Pinet) had married Luce Landry (daughter of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau)  on January 27th, 1824. Fidele Theriault says they had fifteen children of which 9 were still alive at his death. Their children included Jean C, a sailor who was born in 1840, Lazare, a teacher who married Mary Lewis), Agnes, Georges  himself, who married Agnes Aube, Elisabeth who married Alfred Aube (widower of Marie-Anne Blais), and ValerieContinue reading

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The Chapadeaus | Pioneers of Caraquet

Gilbert Chapadeau (son of Michel Chapadeau and Rosalie Landry) from Paspebiac and Marie Hebert (daughter of Joseph Hebert, widow of Jacques Lanteigne) are the first Chapadeau couple in Caraquet. They had three children: Agnes (m. Hyacinthe Lanteigne, son of Xavier Lanteigne and Caroline Bouthillier), Angele and Louise (m. Adolphe Cormier, son of Bernard Cormier and Olive Landry).

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The Dugas | Pioneers of Caraquet

Caraquet history
Joseph Dugas
(son of Charles Dugas and Anne Leblanc) and Agathe Landry (daughter of Alexis Landry and Marie Theriault) were the founding Dugas couple of Caraquet.  They had the following children:

Barbe (m. Pierre Pinet, son of Pierre Pinet and Marie Vienneau), Hypolite (m. Genevieve Pinet, daughter of Pierre Pinet and Marie Vienneau), Joseph Amable, Bruno, Anastasie (m. Firmin Theriault, son of Joseph Theriault and Marie-Joseph Girouard), Laurent (m. Marie Allain, daughter of Michel Allain and Josette Savoie), Amand Constant (Francoise Theriault, daughter of Pierre Theriault and Marguerite Pinet), HilaireBlanche (m. Leon Robichaud, son of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud and Felicity Cyr). Continue reading

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The Poiriers | Pioneers of Caraquet

Caraquet history

Charles Poirier (probably the son of Joseph Poirier and Jeanne Arsenault) married Madeleine Landry (daughter of Jean Landry and Claire Leblanc). The couple had the following children: Joseph Hubert (m. Charlotte Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie Joseph Hebert,), Charles (m. Jeanne Bourg, daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau), and Marie Veronique.

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The Cormiers | Pioneers of Caraquet

Caraquet Cormier pioneersThe 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, Nicolas (m. Rosalie Hebert, daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr), FlorentJean-BaptisteThadeeElisabeth RebeccaJulienReine-ElisabethFredericVictoire (m. Jean-Baptiste Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert). Continue reading

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The Smiths | Pioneers of Shippegan

The Smith family pioneers of Shippegan | New Brunswick genealogy

Thomas Smith (son of Thomas and Betsy Smith) was born in Liverpool, England. He and his wife Genevieve Robichaud (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud) had the following children: Thomas (Marie Landry, daughter of Timothy Landry and Venerande Savoie) Elisabeth (m. Cossette (?) of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec), William (m. Marie Caissie), Marguerite (m. Michel Chiasson, son of Prospere Chiasson and Madeleine Caissie, and then Adolphe Leclerc son of Jean Leclerc and Virginie Noel) and Charles (m. Louise Duguay, daughter of Antoine Duguay and Edesse Albert). Continue reading

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The Pinets | Pioneers of Caraquet

Caraquet historyThe Acadians Pierre Pinet (a navigator) and Marie Vienneau (daughter of Michel Vienneau and Therese Baude) were married in St. Charles-de-Bellechasse, Quebec. Pierre’s parents were Charles dit Lejeune and Marie Testard of Grand-Pre (Acadia). Pierre’s first wife had been Monique Trahan (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Trahan and Marie-Joseph Boudreau).

Pierre Pinet and Marie Vienneau had the following children: Pierre, Marie (m. Francois Cormier, son of Pierre Cormier and Anne-Marie Gaudet), Pierre, Dominique (m. Rose Boudreau, daughter of Joseph Boudreau and Anne Hache), Pierre, Genevieve (m. Jean-Baptiste Theriault, son of Joseph Theriault and Marie-Joseph Girouard), Pierre (m. Barbe Dugas, daughter of of Joseph Dugas and Agathe Landry), Marguerite (m. Continue reading

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The Jeans | Pioneers of Caraquet

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), Continue reading

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The Gagnons | Pioneers of Caraquet

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).


Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Gagnons of Quebec

The Landrys of Caraquet

The Landrys of Shippegan

The Pinets of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Michauds of Quebec


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.

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