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The Savoies | 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.

 

Francois Savoie, son of Jean/Ian Savoie and Anne Landry, came from Neguac. Francois and his wife Anne Poirier (prob. daughter of Charles Poirer) were married and then moved to Caraquet at some point in the 1790s.

 

Their children were:

  • Theotiste (m. Jean-Baptiste Robichaud, son of Jean-Baptiste Robichaud and Felicite Cyr, 1797)
  • Marie Venerande (m. Cyrille Legere, son of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert, about 1798)
  • Adelaide (m. Charles Robichaud)

 

 

 

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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 and History

 

External Links

Savoies in the 1901 census – Gloucester 

 

 

October 30, 2019 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment

The Forbes | 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 earliest Forbes in Caraquet were the Irish navigator Henri Forbes  and Louise-Hortense Bichon. It’s believed they were previously married in France but their marriage was then blessed in Caraquet on January 113th, 1822.

Their children were:

  • Joseph Forbes (m. Delphine Lanteigne, 1836 – see below)
  • Henri
  • Caroline
  • Georges
  • Marie-Anne

 


Later generation(s)


Joseph Forbes (son of Henri Forbes and Hortense Bichon) and Delphine Lanteigne (daughter of Florent Forbes and Francoise David) had the following children:

  • Joseph (m. Angelique Guignard, daughter of Joseph Guignard and Marguerite Breau),
  • Caroline (m. Georges Guignard, son of Jean-Baptiste Guignard  and Anne Judith Savoie),
  • Henriette (m. Honore Chiasson),
  • Marie (m. Gedeon Sivret, son of Georges Sivret and Appoline Chiasson),
  • Marie-Anne aka Anne (m. Luc Friolet, son of Victor Friolet and Venerande Paulin),
  • Honore,
  • Elisabeth (m. Charles Martin, son of Joseph Martin and Anastasie Doucet),
  • Georges (m. Marguerite Chiasson, daughter of Honore Chiasson and Ursule Legere),
  • Celina (m. Jean LeCouteur, son of Sinai LeCouteur and Sara Chiasson),
  • Francoise (m. Jean Savoie, son of Joseph Savoie and Adelaide Noel),
  • Hortense,
  • Thomas (m. Marie Legere, daughter of Eugene Legere and Antoinette Gionet).

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Forbes, Emma, 1940, Emma Forbes left for Fredericton to follow a sewing course]


 

 

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

Forbes in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Forbes in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Forbes in Gloucester 

 

 

 

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The Bouchers | 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 known Boucher couple in Caraquet are believed to have been the Quebecker Joseph Boucher and his wife Isabelle aka Elisabeth Martin from Kamouraska, Quebec. They had previously settled in the the region of Fredericton on the St. John’s River in about 1769 with several other Acadians and Quebeckers. After many Loyalists arrived in that Continue reading

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The Dumaresques | 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 first Dumaresq in Shippagan was an Anglican from Jersey (Channel islands) by the name of Perry John Newton Dumaresq. He converted to Catholicism and married Delphine Arseneau of the Petit-Rocher Arsenault pioneers. Continue reading

January 29, 2019 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment

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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Cormier Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

New Brunswick Pioneers

 

The earliest Cormier I’ve found in Grande-Anse were Agapit Cormier (son of Damase Cormier and Marie Hache) and Agapit’s first wife Philomene Hache (daughter of Pierre Hache and Theorist Duguay, 1849) and second wife Virginie Doucet (daughter of William Doucet and Mary Deroseby (?) of Grande-Riviere, QC, 1897). Continue reading

February 10, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Landry Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon

Surnames: Boudreau, Gauvin, Goulet, Landry, Legere, Theriault

The first Landrys to settle in Grand-Anse were Omer Landry (son of Remi Landry and Charlotte Doiron) and his first wife Luce Goulet (daughter of Jean Goulet and Pauline Comeau of Bertrand, and his second wife Felicite Legere, Romain Hache’s widow. Continue reading

February 9, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , , , | Leave a comment