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The Mallets | 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

 

Hubert Mallet (son of Jean Mallet and Anne-Marie Gionet) was born in Shippegan in 1819. He was married twice.

His first wife was Suzanne Leclerc (daughter of Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Madeleine Thebault). They were married about 1842 and had the following children:

  • Clovis (born 1843)
  • Philomene (m. 1872, Maurice Comeau, son of Auguste Comeau and Adelaide Comeau)
  • Delphine (born 1847)
  • Oxibe (born 1849)
  • Eleonore (born about 1854)
  • Madeleine (born about 1856)
  • Melvina (born 1860)

Hubert and his second wife Marthe Witzell (formerly married to  Etienne Doucet) had no children.

 

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St. Constant Cemetery | Cameron, Leclerc, Rufiange

 

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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  🙂

 

 

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Hamelins of Quebec

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Jacques Hamelin  |  Marie-Barbe Sulliere

January 13th, 1749 L’Assomption Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Leblonds of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

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French Canadian Surnames: Leblond, Blon, Lafortune, Gassien, Michel, Normand, Leclerc Locations: Quebec, Chateau-Richer

 

 

Charles  Leblond / Blond / Lafortune  |  Marie-Charlotte Gassien

June 16th, 1749  Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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The Frigaults | 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.

 

The first Frigaults in Caraquet were Pierre Frigault (probably born in France) and his wife Marie-Joseph dit Josette Bouthillier (daughter of Joseph Bouthillier  and Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean). They had been married in about 1798.

Their children were:

  • Pierre (m.about 1798,  Marie Lanteigne, daughter of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau)
    • Tharsile (m. 1819, Jean Gionet, son of Jean Gionet and Veronique Duguay)
    • Marie (m. 1820, Romain Chiasson, son of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay)
    • Catherine (m. 1822, Andre Gionet, son of Francois Gionet and Marie Roussi)
    • Pierre Aime (m. 1829, Angele Mallet, daughter of Joseph Mallet and Felicity Gionet)
    • Venerande (m. 1827, Hypolite Chiasson, son of Paul Chiasson and Elisabeth Roussi)
    • Laurent (m. about 1838, Cesarine Gallien, daughter of Basile Gallien and Rosalie Doiron)
    • Ignace Hermes (m. 1837, Reine Gionet) and (m. about 1860, Anastasie Hache)
    • Luce Antoinette (m. 1836, Augustin Legere, son of Jean-Baptiste Legere and Celeste Robichaud)
    • Jean Dominique (m. about 1840, Marie-Rose Blanchard, daughter of Zozime Blanchard and Venerande Pinet)
  • Francois (m. 1810, Helene Chiasson)
    • No known children
  • Marie (m. 1790, Jean-Baptiste Leclerc dit Francoeur, son of Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Josette Duval)
    • Rose (born about 1792)
  • Marguerite (m. about 1799,  Pierre Gionet)
  • Joseph dit Francois (m. about 1805, Eulalie Mailloux, daughter of Louis Mailloux and Suzanne Huard)
  • Rene (m.1806, Euphrosyne Chiasson, daughter of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay)
    • Guilbert (born 1807)
    • Michel (m. 1829, Angele Morais, daughter of Francois Morais and Madeleine Albert)
    • Jean-Louis (m. 1835, Genevieve Albert, daughter of Pierre Albert and Archange Bouthillier)
    • Edouard (m. 1838, Marie Gionet, daughter of Pierre Gionet and Helene Thebault)

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Frigault, Alexandre,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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External Links

Frigaults in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

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The Smiths | 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  🙂

 

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)
  • Charles (m. Louise Duguay, daughter of Antoine Duguay and Edesse Albert).

 

 

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The Landrys of Shippegan

The Noels of Shippegan

The Robichauds of Shippegan

The Savoies of Shippegan

The Noels of Caraquet

 

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