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St. Constant Cemetery | Cameron, Leclerc, Rufiange

 

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1866 VENERAND CAMERON 1950 Continue reading

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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

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

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 

Index: Filles du Roi

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).

Their children were:

  • Pierre (m. Marie Lanteigne, daughter of Louis Lanteigne and Marguerite Chapadeau),
  • Francois (m. Helene Chiasson),
  • Marie (m. Jean-Baptiste Leclerc dit Francoeur, son of Jean-Baptiste Leclerc and Josette Duval),
  • Marguerite (m. Pierre Gionet),
  • Joseph dit Francois (m. Eulalie Mailloux, daughter of Louis Mailloux and Suzanne Huard),
  • Rene (m. Euphrosyne Chiasson, daughter of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay).

 


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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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

Frigaults in the 1901 Census – Gloucester

Frigos in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Frigaults in Gloucester County 

 

 

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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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Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

The Alberts of Shippegan

The Chiassons of Shippegan

The Duguays of Shippegan

The Landrys of Shippegan

The Noels of Shippegan

The Robichauds of Shippegan

The Savoies of Shippegan

The Noels of Caraquet

 

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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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