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French Canadian Pioneers The Ladouceurs of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 



Claude Ladouceur / Perier / Poirier | Angelique Deliere

November 17th, 1766 Longueuil 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 Heberts | 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 Caraquet Heberts are from Acadia. Joseph Hebert (son of Charles Hebert and Catherine Saulnier) had married Marie-Joseph Vincent (daughter of Jean Vincent and Isabelle Michel) in Port-Lavoie (Saint Jean Island) and the couple arrived in Caraquet in the 1760s.  Their son Joseph Hebert married Theotiste Doucet and had a son Joseph Hebert who married Anne Chiasson (daughter of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay).


Joseph Hebert and Anne Chiasson’s children included:

  • Joseph (m. Rosalie Jean, daughter of Pierre Jean and Rosalie Lepage),
  • Fidele (m. Luce Lanteigne, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Lanteigne  and Therese David),
  • Gervais (m. Sophie Albert, daughter of Louis Albert and Suzanne Mailloux),
  • Lange (m. Souveraine Chiasson, daughter of (Hypolite Chiasson and Venerande Frigault),
  • Prospere (m. Marie Albert, daughter of Louis Albert and Suzanne Mailloux)
  • Severe (m. Agnes Chiasson, daughter of Joseph Chiasson and Angele Doiron).



Related Posts

The Heberts | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

French Canadian Pioneers: The Heberts of Quebec

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

Heberts in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 



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French Canadian Pioneers: The Gagnes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Gagne + Daubigeon, Michel, Picard, Rose | Locations: Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre, St-Martin-du-Vieux-Belleme, Jauze, La Prairie | Daubigeon, Michel, Picard, Rose Vintage postcard of Rue St. Lambert in La Prairie, Quebc

Louis Gagne / Gasnier/ Bellavance | Louise Picard

October 4th, 1673, Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre

[Occ.settler, arrived with parents]  [Baptismal record]

Source: Researchers – Archange Godbout

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Duponts of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers


Dupont Family Tree | Quebec Dupont Genealogy


Charles Dupont / Bailly / Baillif  | Aimee Baud

July 18th, 1696, La Chataigneraie (St-Jean) Continue reading

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Grenier m. Pepin | Evelyn in Montreal


I am looking for any info on the parents of Philomenone PEPIN, born abt. 1844 in Quebec. Alfred Grenier & Philomenone PEPIN’s family are listed on the 1881 Census living in Stratford, Richmond & Wolfe, Quebec. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Andrew Savoie


Alfred Grenier (parents – Louis Grenier and Madeleine Labrecque) married Philomene Pepin  (daughter of Narcisse Pepin and Angele Michel) on Feburary 4th, 1867 in St. Gabriel Parish in Stratford, Quebec (Wolfe county).


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Index: Evelyn in Montreal

Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy

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

Generation 1

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 Trahan 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.


Another son Jean Leger – married Marie Marguerite Comeau on May 2nd, 1730 in Port Royal. Marie Marguerite’ was the daughter of  Abraham Comeau and Marie Marguerite Pitre.  Jean and Marie Marguerite had 4 children who left descendants: Anne Leger (m. Jean Baptiste Savary) Catherine Leger (m. Pierre Girardin), Michael Leger (m. Angelique Pinet ) and Marguerite Leger (m.Pierre Doiron).


Jacques La Rosette and Anne Madeleine had a third son – Francois Baptiste Leger – who married Magdelaine Comeau on May 25th, 1739 in Port Royal. Magdelaine was the daughter of Abraham Comeau and Marie Marguerite Pitre. Their children who left descendants include: Jean Baptiste “dit La Rosette” Leger (m. Marie Cecile Mius), Marie Josephe Leger (m. Pierre Michel), Scholastique Leger (m. Pierre Saturin Bruneau) and Charles “dit Petit Charles” (m.Marie Bourque).


Jacques “dit La Rosette” and Anne Madeleine also  had 4 daughters who went on to marry and leave descendants. All four daughters  married Acadians and all their marriages took place in Port Royal. Anne Marie Leger married Francois Michel (son of Jacques “dit St Michel”  Michel & Catherine Marguerite Comeaux) onFebruary 5th, 1715. Marie “dite Rosette” Leger mareied Jean “dit Cadet” Robichaud (son of Charles Robichaud & Marie-Catherine Thibodeau) on November 23rd, 1717.  Marie Francoise “dite Larosette” married Jean Baptiste Bertrand (son of Claude Bertrand & Catherine Pitre) in 1721, Finally, there is a fourth daughter Madeleine Leger who married Alexis Doucet (son of Jacques “dit Maillard”  Doucet & Marie Pellerin) in 1729.




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Index: Legers | France – Acadie –  QC – NB

A Canadian Family Through The Generations: Our Legers (2)

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History



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Deschamps, Francois | Seigneur de la Boutellerie

DESCHAMPS, Seigneur of Riviere-Ouelle, Jean-Baptiste Francois Deschamps de la Bouteillerie.



This is the grave of Jean-Baptiste Francois Deschamps de la Bouteillerie. He was seigneur of Riviere-Ouelle when my ancestors Andre Mignier dit Lagace and Jacquette Michel settled there. Continue reading

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