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The McGraws | 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.

 

 

There were two early McGraw pioneer couples.

Denis dit Deniche McGraw was the son of Denis McGraw and Esther Leblanc. He first married Priscille Savoie and the couple had two children (Marie and Honore). Continue reading

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The LeBretons | 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.

 

Charles (also known as Emmanuel) and Marie Henriette Le Breton are the earliest known couple. Continue reading

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The Paulins | 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.

 

The Caraquet Paulins are originally from Belavance, Rimouski, Quebec where the surname was spelled Poulin. Jean-Baptiste’s parents were Jean-Baptiste Poulin and Marie Gagne of Belavance, Rimouski. He settled in Caraquet in 1784 when he received a land grant of 500 acres. Continue reading

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The Lebouthilliers / Bouthilliers | 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 LeBouthillier family was one of the earliest families in Caraquet. Oral history states that Joseph Bouthillier came from near Quebec City and that he came to fish in the Baie des Chaleurs. According to this story he decided to settle in Caraquet after marrying Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean who was herself from Caraquet.  Fidel Theriault says that the surname was actually Bouthillier but that Jersey merchants who operated out of the Baie des Chaleurs added the ‘”Le” prefix.

 

Joseph Bouthillier married Angelique Giraud dit St. Jean  about 1740. Angelique was the daughter of Gabriel Giraud and a un-named  First Nations woman.

 

The couple had the following children:

  • Genevieve (m. Gabriel Albert) and then a second time (m. Georges Larocque, son of Francois Larocque of Paspebiac),
  • Agnes dite Anne (m. Jean Canivet) and then (Jacques Morais, son of Louis Morais and Marie Therese Catherine Bois of Riviere-Ouelle),
  • Marie-Joseph dite Josette (m. Pierre Frigault), Venerande (m. Louis Morais, son of Louis Morais and Marie Therese Catherine Bois of Riviere-Ouelle),
  • Rene (m. Genevieve Chiasson, daughter of Joseph Chiasson  and Anne Hache).

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Lebouthillier family pictures: Caroline Lebouthillier, daughter of Edouard LeBouthillier, wife of Xavier Lanteigne, pg.332],   Emile LeBouthillier, daughter of Gilbert LeBouthillier, wife of Felicien Gionet, pg.332],   Emilie LeBouthillier, daughter of Narcisse LeBouthillier, wife of Hector Legere, pg.332], [Mrs. Fabien LeBouthillier, maiden name Anne Wilson, pg.364],   [Pierrot LeBouthillier, pg.403],   [Theotime H. LeBouthillier, pg.403],   [Theotime O. LeBouthillier, pg.403].


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): LeBouthillier, T.H,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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The Ferrons (Ferrants) | 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.

 

Antoine Ferron aka Ferrant was the son of Antoine Ferron and Genevieve Mahi of Charlesbourg, Normandy (France).

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The Lacroixs | 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 Lacroixs in Caraquet were Jean Lacroix (parents unknown) his first wife Jeanne die Jeanneton Albert (daughter of Gabriel Albert and Angelique Bouthillier) and his second wife Adelaide Hebert (daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr).

 

Jean Lacroix and Jeanne Albert had the following children:

  • Ambroise
  • Andre
  • Marie (m. Andre Larocque, son of Francois  Larocque and Marie Morais)
  • Felicity
  • Sara

 

Jean Lacroix and Adelaide Hebert had these children:

  • Jean Olivier (m. Marie Mcgrath),
  • Vital,
  • Marguerite Osithe (m. Agapit Albert, son of Isaac Albert and Osithe Mailloux),
  • Jean Octave (m. Seraphie Gionet, daughter of Charles Gionet
     and Genevieve Lebreton),
  • Eloi

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Lacroix family pictures: [Frederic O. Lacroix, pg.377]


 

 

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The Gionets | 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. For additional information including precise dates and following generations, please leave your questions in a comment box below.

Caraquet history

 

The first Gionets to settle in Caraquet were Francois Gionet and his first wife Marie LeVicaire (daughter of Pierre LeVicaire and Francoise Rousseau).

 

Their children were:

  • Pierre (m. Anne Robert dit LeBreton, daughter of Pierre Francois dit LeBreton and Therese Boise and then Marguerite Frigault, daughter of Pierre Frigault and Josette Bouthillier),
  • Genevieve (m. Nicolas Chiasson, son of Joseph Chiasson  and Anne Hache), 
  • Francois (m. Marie Roussi, daughter of Leon Roussi and Anne Chapadeau),
  • Marguerite (m. Francois Robert dit Lebreton, son of Francois Robert dit Lebreton and Therese Boise),
  • Madeleine (m. Julien Robert dit LeBreton, son of Francois Robert dit Lebreton and Therese Boise),
  • Jean (m. Veronique Duguay, daughter of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau),
  • Anne-Marie (m. Jean-Baptiste Mallet, son of Jean Mallet and Marie Duguay),
  • Marie (m. Alexandre Morais, son of Jacques Morais and Agnes Lebouthillier),
  • Felicite (m. Joseph Mallet, son of Jean Marie Mallet and Marie Duguay),
  • Charles (m. Felicite Duguay, son of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau) and then (m. Genevieve Robert dit Lebreton, daughter of Rene Robert dit LeBreton, daughter of Rene Robert dit LeBreton and Anne Hebert)
  • Victoria (m. Julien Mallet, son of Jean Mallet and Marie Duguay).

Francois Gionet married a second time to Marie Albert but the couple had no children.

 

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Gionet family pictures:  [Raphael Gionet, son of Joseph Gionet, and his wife Marie, daughter of Edouard Gionet, pg. 203,   [Jean Gionet (1823-1915), son of Jean Gionet, pg. 203],   [Gustave Gionet (b.1840, son of Jean Gionet, pg. 203],   [Family of Joseph Gionet and Rose-Anne Parise – Elisabeth, Marie, Rose-Anne Parise, Josephine Gionet, Henri, Joseph Gionet, pg. 206],   [Honore Saul Goner (1831-1916), pg. 210], [Augustin Gionet, son of Daniel Gionet, pg. 263]


 

 

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