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The Cyrs | 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.

 

 

Felix Cyr (son of Pierre Cyr and Rose Gaudet) and Marthe Lambert (daughter of Jean Lambert and Rosalie Chamberland). This couple were from Quebec and we know that Felix Cyr was born in Paspebiac on September 1st, 1813. The couple had been married in Newport, Quebec on June 1st, 1837.

Felix Cyr and Marthe Lambert had two children:

  • Felix Cyr (m. 1858, Antoinette Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault, previously married to  Joachim Jean) and then (m. 1901, Caroline Gallien, previously married to Vital Lanteigne) and then (m. 1903, Philomene Godin, previously married to Pierre Plourde)
  • Ambroise Cyr (born September 20th, 1839 in Newport, Quebec).

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The LeBretons | 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.

 

Charles (also known as Emmanuel) and Marie Henriette Le Breton are the earliest known couple. Continue reading

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The Galliens | Pioneer Families 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.

 

 

Pierre Gallien and Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean (Lebouthillier’s widow) are the earliest  known Caraquet couple by this surname. Fidele Theriault gives a very lengthy but rather confusing background for Pierre Gallien which I will translate at some point. If you need to know now, leave me a comment below 🙂

For now I will mention that Angelique Giraud’s parents were Gabriel Giraud and a un-named First Nations woman.

Pierre and Angeliques‘s children were:

  • Adrien (m. Marguerite Duguay, daughter of Rene Duguay
    and Marguerite LeBreton of Paspebiac, about 1780)
  • Francois (m. Rene Duguay, son of Rene Duguay and Marguerite LeBreton of Paspebiac, 1784)

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Gallien family pictures:  [Eucher Gallien, pg. 403]


 

 

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

Galliens in the 1881 Census – Caraquette 

Galliens in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

NB Vital Records- Galliens in Gloucester County 

 

 

 

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The Mazerolles | 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 Mazerolle and Isabelle Martin (of Pokemouche) had the following children:

  • Dina (not married),
  • Marie (m. Agapit Theriault, son of Pierre Theriault and Emilie LeBreton),
  • Pierre,
  • Odile,
  • Germain (m. Eleonore Mallet, widow of Olivier Power),
  • Venerande (m. Xavier Paulin, son of Chrysologue Paulin, widower of Louise Godin).

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Mazerolle family pictures: [Louis Mazerolle, son of Gregoire Mazerolle, and his wife Celina Gallien, daughter of Jules Gallien, 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

Mauzerolles in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Mazerolles in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Mauserolles in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Mazerolles in Gloucester 

 

 

 

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The Lacroixs | 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 first Lacroixs in Caraquet were Jean Lacroix (parents unknown) his first wife Jeanne die Jeanneton Albert (daughter of Gabriel Albert and Angelique Bouthillier) and his second wife Adelaide Hebert (daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr).

 

  • Jean Lacroix and Jeanne Albert had the following children:
    • Ambroise (d.1793)
    • Andre (d.1790)
    • Marie (m.1819, Andre Larocque, son of Francois Larocque and Marie Morais of Paspebiac)
    • Marie (d.1808)
    • Felicite Sara
  • Jean Lacroix and Adelaide Hebert had these children:
    • Jean Olivier (m. Marie Mcgrath),
    • Vital
    • Marguerite Osithe (m. Agapit Albert, son of Isaac Albert and Osithe Mailloux),
    • Jean Octave (m. Seraphie Gionet, daughter of Charles Gionet
       and Genevieve Lebreton),
    • Eloi

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Lacroix family pictures: [Frederic O. Lacroix, pg.377]


 

 

Related Posts

French Canadian Pioneers: The Lacroixs of Quebec

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

External Links

Lacroix in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Lacroix in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Lacroixs in Gloucester

 

 

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The Plourdes | 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 Caraquet Plourdes descend from the French-Canadian pioneering couple Rene Plourde and Jeanne Marguerite Berube. Two Plourde brothers (Beloni and Stanislas Plourde) who had married two sisters (Marguerite and Adelaide Jean) in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec eventually settled in Caraquet.

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The Jeans | 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 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),
  • Edouard (m. Symphorienne Savoie, daughter of Edouard Savoie and Charlotte Robichaud and then Marie Guignard, widow of Francois David),
  • Narcisse (m. Osithe Noel, daughter of Jean Noel and Marie Garant and then Marie Salomee Guignard, daughter of Pierre Guignard and Marguerite Savoie and finally Madeleine Leclerc, daughter of Marcel Leclerc and Marie Hache).
  • Pierre (m. Marie-Madeleine Gionet, daughter of Charles Gionet and Genevieve LeBreton), then Archange Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault).
  • Joachim Toussaint (m. Antoinette Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault),
  • Therese (m. Regis Hache, son of Antoine Hache and Celeste Landry),
  • Souveraine,
  • Marie-Desanges aka Marie-Jeanne (m. Joseph Gallant, son of Antoine Gallant and Celeste Landry).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Jean family pictures: [Avila Jean, son of Michel Jean, pg. 263].


 

Related Posts

French Canadian Pioneers: The Jeans of Quebec

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

The Jeans in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

 

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