At the time of the 1901 census, this French-speaking couple were living in the Sault-St-Louis census district in a household headed by their son, Father Joseph-Guillaume-Laurent Forbes (St-Francois-Xavier Parish). The household also included their three children John, Joseph and Seraphine as well as a cousin named Maria Barbeau and the vicar Albert Lessard.
Rosaire Theriault and Yvonne Leger were my paternal grandparents. They were married in St-Honore Parish in the Temiscouata on December 6th, 1921.
Rosaire was the son of Philippe Theriault and Marguerite Plourde while my grandmother Yvonne was the daughter of Louis Leger and Celeste Babineau.
Marcellin (Frederic) Leger and Rosalie Dupuis (m. 22 Nov. 1830, Memramcook) are my great-great-great grandparents. Rosalie was the daughter of Pierre Dupuis and Anne Landry. Continue reading
My paternal grandmother Yvonne Leger was the daughter of Louis Gonzague Leger and Celeste Babineau. My great grandparents were married on November 22nd, 1897 in St-Jean-Baptiste Parish in Bouctouche (Kent, New Brunswick). Continue reading
Jacques Pierre Leger and Anne “dite Tourangeau” Amirault
Jacques Pierre Leger and Anne Amirault were both born in Port Royal, Acadia – Jacques in 1698 and Anne in 1691. They were also married there on January 12th, 1717. Anne was the daughter of Francois “dit Tourangeau” (from Tours, France) Amirault and Marie Pitre, and Acadian. Anne gave birth to 13 children . They were Armand, Anne, Elizabeth, Francois, Francoise, Jacques Pierre, Jean Baptiste, Joseph “dit Fluzan” Marie (1), Marie (2), Olivier, Paul, Pierre, Simon.
Their son Joseph “dit Fluzan” Leger is our direct ancestor. He married Claire Leblanc, daughter of Rene Jean Leblanc and Anne Theriault, on June 4th, 1744 in Beaubassin, Acadie (later Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia). Joseph and Claire had 7 known children – 6 of whom survived to adulthood and married. Continue reading
Jacques “dit La Rosette” Leger and Anne Madeleine Trahan.
Jacques La Rosette (aka Larozette) Leger was born in France in 1663 and died on the 28th of March 1751 in Port Royale Acadie (now Nova Scotia). He began as a military drummer and then became a farmer.
He married Anne Madeleine Trahan on March 13th, 1693 in Port Royale. Trahan was Acadian-born (Port Royale – 1677) and was the daughter of Guillaume Trahan and Marie Magdeleine Brun who had come originally from St-Germain-de-Bourgeuil in the Indre-et-Loire region of France.
Jacques La Rosette and Anne Madeleine had 11 known children – Anne Marie, Elizabeth (1), Elizabeth (2) Francoise, Francois Baptiste, Jacques Pierre, Jean, Madeleine, Marguerite, Marie, Marie Francoise, Marie Josephte.
We descend from Jacques La Rosette and Anne Madeleine’s eldest son Jacques Pierre Leger and his wife Anne “dite Tourangeau” Amirault. Jacques and Anne were married in Port Royal on January 12th in 1717. They were both natives of Port Royal though she was seven years his senior. Anne was born on December 14th, 1691 while Jacques was born in 1698. Anne’s parents were Francois “dit Tourangeau” Amirault and Marie Pitre. Her father was from Tours, France while her mother was a Port Royal Acadian. Jacques Pierre and Anne had the following children: Anne, Armand, Elizabeth, Jacques Pierre, Jean Baptiste, Joseph “dit Fluzan”, Marie (1), Marie (2), Olivier, Paul, Pierre, and Simon. Continue reading
1894 – 1954
Leger, Raymond | Mills, Alice
Married: 28 Jan 1889 Westmorland NB CAN
Leger, Raphael | Jaillet, Apollonie
Married: 22 Jan 1833 Richibouctou Kent NB CAN
Leger, Raymond Tilmon | Melanson, Eva
Fils de Jacques Leger et Anne Amirault
Ne a Petitcodiac en 1734
Marie a Marie-Josephte Hebert en 1757
A Caraquet le 20 juin 1818
a l’age de 83 ans
Note 1: I descend from Jacques Leger and Anne Amirault through their son Joseph (dit Fluzan) Leger and his wife Clair Leblanc.
Note 2: I apologize for the poor quality of the Ste-Anne-du-Bocage photographs. I had only one hour to visit, the lighting was poor and I was new to photographing headstones.
1870 – 1952
1878 – 1956
Note: This couple appears in my database as Romain Leger and Agnes Theriault. Romain was the son of Romain Leger and Lucille Dugas, while Agnes was the daughter of Onesime Theriault and Phoebee Aube. I have the following children for them: Yvonne, Albina, Louise, Sophie and Onesime. Continue reading