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The Deveaus | 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 Deveaus descend from the carpenter Firmin Deveau (son of Joseph Deveau and Rose Michaud), most likely from Kamouraska, Quebec) and Marie-Joseph Beaulieu (daughter of Mathurin Beaulieu and Marie Guerette). The couple were married about 1800, and arrived in Caraquest in 1816. In the following years they moved first to Restigouche (1819) and then St. Basile, Madawaska (1826). Continue reading

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Beauharnois Old Cemetery: Gougeon, Lapointe, Lemay, Guilbault, Primeau

Headstone:  PRIMEAU   | Cimetière de la Paroisse Saint-Clément, Beauharnois   | Quebec Cemeteries



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Fishermen Make Gruesome Catch (1932) | Surnames: Jacobs, Jock, Lapointe


Body of Man Found in Water Identified as Rosaire Lapointe, Rosemount

Caughnawaga, Que., April 20, –

While fishing near a creek situation beneath the Lachine-Caughnawaga bridge here early this evening, two villagers discovered the body of a man, later identified Rosaire Lapointe, 33 years of age, of 5623 Eighteenth avenue, Rosemount. The body of the Montrealer, who had been missing from his home since last Sunday, was found entangled in the barbed wire of a fence sunk beneath an Continue reading

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Barbeau m. Barre | Evelyn in Montreal

Query from Pat Erickson

I am so sorry for answering you so late. All I have is Andre Barbeau, m. Marquerite Barre..there son Joseph Barbeau m.Marcelline Menard or Minor…there son was my grandfather Henry Barbeau m. Amanda Venne. Don’t know why some changed there name spelling from Barbeau to Barboo.  If you anything on this family I would love to have it. Thanks.



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Aube m. Lapointe – Quebec to Lewiston, Maine | Evelyn in Montreal

Margaret Tyler had asked for information about a Joseph Aube and wife Lucie Lapointe living in Lewiston, Maine who came originally from Quebec.


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