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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 Davids | 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.

 

Fidele Theriault lists two David pioneers for the Caraquet area – Alexis David and Francois David from Newport Quebec. Continue reading

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The Michons | 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.

 

 

Jean Michon arrived in Caraquet about 1822 along with other veterans of the War of 1812. His parents were Jean Michon and Marie Dumont of St. Louis de Kamouraska. He’s was a descendant of Abel Michon.  In 1824 he married Venerande Paulin (daughter of Pierre Paulin) and a few years later he received a land grant in Bas-Caraquet. After his death (about 1838) Venerande married Victor Friolet.

Jean and Venerande’s children were:

  • Jean Michel  (m. Dorothee Boucher, daughter of Desiree Boucher and Cleante Lanteigne),
  • Sara, 
  • Abel (m. Mathilde Doiron, daughter of Adrien Doiron and Domithilde Lanteigne),
  • Marie (m. Pierre Doiron, formerly married of Antoinette Boucher),
  • Marie-Sabine / Celina (m. Louis Mailloux, son of Louis Mailloux and Anne Albert),
  • Marie Rachel,
  • Joseph.

 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Michons of Quebec

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

 


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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The Ferrons (Ferrants) | 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.

 

Antoine Ferron aka Ferrant was the son of Antoine Ferron and Genevieve Mahi of Charlesbourg, Normandy (France).

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The Chenards | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet


These micro posts present the first one or two 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.

 

Henri Chenard (son of Guillaume Chenard and Marie-Anne Parent) was from St-Roch-des-Aulnais, Quebec. He and Therese Canivet (daughter of Jean Canivet and Agnes Lebouthillier) were the first Chenards in Caraquet.

Their children were:

  • Guillaume (m. Marie Arsenault, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Arsenault and Perpetue Savoie). Their children were:
    • Marie Elisabeth Isabelle (m.1834, Timothee Doiron, son of Charles Doiron and Angelique Bouthillier)
    • Séraphique Sara (m. 1830, Eloi Lanteigne, son of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Parise)
    • Marie (m. 1829, Eloi Gallien, son of Basile Gallien and Rosalie Doiron)
    • Michel (m.1834, Clotilde Lanteigne, daughter of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Parise)
    • Un-named (d.1815)
    • Pierre Guillaume (m.about 1838, Seraphie Lanteigne, daughter of Jean Lanteigne and Marie Blanchard) and then (m.1874, Adele Mallet, widow of Isaie Mallet)
  • Genevieve (m.about 1797, Pierre dit Pierriche Lanteigne, son of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau). Their children were:
    • Cleante (m. 1823, Desiree Boucher, daughter of Joseph Boucher and Catherine Marcel)
    • Pierre (m. 1824, Appoline Blanchard, daughter of Blanchard and Pelagie Doucet)
    • Benjamin (m. 1823, Constance Gionet, daughter of Francois Gionet and Marie Roussi) and (m.1861, Marie-Reine, widow of Marc Theriault)
    • Marie
  • Henri (m. Theotiste Bouthillier, son of Rene Lebouthillier and Genevieve Chiasson),
  • Francois who died as an infant.

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Chenard family pictures: [Arthur Chenard, pg. 255].


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR):  [Chenard, Dominique, 1892, Dominique Chenard has a big hangar built next to his store near the Caraquet station to hold  flour and groceries]   [Chenard, Dominique, 1894, The Caraquet telegraph office has been transferred to Dominique Chenar’s and Elisabeth Chenard is replacing Miss Blackhall as manager.]   [Chenard, Henri,1927, In their appearance before the Fishing Commission, Caraquet fishermen demanded improved means of transportation. The following appeared: Théotime LeBouthilier, Henri Dugas, Martin Gionet; F.-T.-B. Young, Charles Comeau; Henri Chenard, Alphonse Poirier]


 

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

Chenards in the 1881 Census – Gloucester 

Chenards in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records – Chenards in 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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Pinet Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

 

The Grande-Anse Pinets descend from the  Pinets of Caraquet  who in turn descended from (appearing soon)

The earliest generation that I’ve found for Grande-Anse begins with the couple Dominque Pinet (son of Dominique Pinet and Rose Boudreau) and Victoire Landry (daughter of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau). They were married in Bathurst on May 21st, 1810. Continue reading

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