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The Caissies | 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.

 

Jean Caissie of Bonaventure, Quebec was the son of Felix Caissie and Eugenie Boudreau In about 1865 Jean married Marie-Heloise Corbet. Marie-Heloise was from Guernsey Island. It’s believed that the couple were married in the Gaspe because his first daughter was born in Quebec. After his death, his wife married Thadee Landry. 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  🙂

 

 

I descend from the Shippegan Doucets through my maternal grandmother. Continue reading

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Theriault Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

Theriault Genealogy | Grande Anse | New Bandon | Gloucester County | New Brunswick | Map

The George Theriault  who married Agnes Aube in 1872 and then settled in Grand-Anse (New Bandon) was the son of Sidefroy Theriault and Luce Landry and the grandson of the first Theriault couple to have settled  in Grand-Anse – Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Genevieve Pinet.   

George Theriault and Agnes Aube had at least the following children: Marie Phebee (m. Augustin Thibodeau, son of Alexis Thibodeau and Rose Fournier of Green Point, 1897), Alfred (m.  Francoise Godin of Caraquet, daughter of Nazaire Godin and Olive Dugas, 1900), Georgiana also Georgie Ann (m.  Elmeric Laliberte, of Fall River, U.S.A., son of Patrick Laliberte and Celina Lavallee, 1900), Valerie (m. Albert Chouinard, 1901), Albert (m. Therese Doucet of Bathurst Village, 1906)

George’s father Sidefroy Theriault (son of Jean-Baptiste Theriault and Genevieve Pinet) had married Luce Landry (daughter of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau)  on January 27th, 1824. Fidele Theriault says they had fifteen children of which 9 were still alive at his death. Their children included Jean C, a sailor who was born in 1840, Lazare, a teacher who married Mary Lewis), Agnes, Georges  himself, who married Agnes Aube, Elisabeth who married Alfred Aube (widower of Marie-Anne Blais), and ValerieContinue reading

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Hector Leger & Alblanda Brunet | Evelyn in Montreal

Yvon Pelletier said –

I’m looking for the father or the grand father of Hector Leger maried to Alblanda Brunet.

 

Information

Hector Leger (son of Joseph Leger and Malvina Gareau) married Alblanda Brunet (daughter of Antoine Brunet and Amanda Charon) on September 30th, 1907 in St-Jovite in Terrebonne, Quebec.

Joseph Leger (son of Joseph Leger and Angelique Valois) married Malvina Gareau (daughter of Joseph Gareau and Zoe Riendeau) on January 18th, 1883 in St-Michel Parish in Vaudreuil (Quebec). Continue reading

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The Robichauds | 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  🙂

 

Robichaud Genealogy | Founding family of Shippegan

 

Jean Baptiste Robichaud (son of Joseph Robichaud and Claire Leblanc) and Felicity Cyr (daughter of Jean Cyr and Marie Josephte Hebert) founded the Robichaud line in Shippegan. They were Acadian refugees who had ended up in St-Malo (Bretagne, France) and who were then able to make their way back to Prince Edward Island (Canada) on one of Robin’s ships.

Their children were:

  • Jean- Baptiste (m. Theotiste Savoie),
  • Joseph, 
  • Claire (m. Jean-Baptiste Leger, son of Oliver Leger and Josephte Hebert, then Mathurin Landry, son of Anselme Landry and Marie Bride), 
  • Modeste (m. Tranquille Blanchard),
  • Anastasie (m. Joseph Savoie).
  • Luce, 
  • David (m. Rebecca Savoie and then Venerande Losier),
  • Vincent, 
  • Paul, 
  • Leon (m. Blanche Dugas),
  • Charlotte (m. Edouard Savoie, son of Joseph Savoie and Madeleine Bijeau),
  • Julie (m. Ephrem Fred Blanchard and then Moise Godin)
  • Sophie,
  • Luc,
  • Augustin (m. Marie Rose Chiasson, daughter of Nicolas Chiasson and Genevieve Gionet).

 

Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Albany M. Robichaud m. Dorina Cormier, New Brunswick 1929

Quebec Acadian Family Trees: Paul Theriault, Genevieve Berube & Veronique Dancause. Descendants 1776 – 1912.

A Canadian Family Through The Generations: Our Legers (1)

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

 

 

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They Passed Through Kahnawake: John Forbes and Octavie Leger

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

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John  Forbes (son of Alexandre Forbes and Anastasie Leger) married Octavie Leger (daughter of Antoine Leger and Christine Lefort) on February 16th, 1863 in St-Michel Parish in Vaudreuil.

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.

 

 

Related Posts

French Canadian Pioneers: The Barbeaus of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Leforts of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Legers of Quebec

Defect in Steering Wheel (1928) | Surnames: Lefort, Lazarre

The Caughnawaga Murder (1888) > Surnames: Brousseau, Corneiller, Jocks, Lefort, Jacobs, Patton

Index: They Passed Through Kahnawà:ke

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy & History

 

 

External Links

1881 Canada Census

1901 Census of Canada

1911 Census of Canada

1921 Canada Census

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Theriault Rosaire m. Leger Yvonne, m. 1921

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.

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