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The Legeres | 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.

 

Olivier Legere, son of Jacques Legere and Anne Admirault) was born in Port Royal (Acadia) about 1734. In 1758 he married Marie-Joseph Hebert. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lesperances of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

L'Assomption Post Office

 

Andre Lesperance / Remy  | Louise Boucher

May 1st, 1730 Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Comtois of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

Historic image Repentigny Quebec | Roadside diner, Esso gas station, 1950s(?)

 

Denis  Comtois / Fardet  |  Marie-Catherine Poirier

October 20th, 1760 Chambly Continue reading

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Demers, Poirier, Richard | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

 

 

(Translation)

Sister

Adeline Richard Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Lalancettes

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Antoine Lalancette | Marie-Genevieve Landry

January 10th, 1757 Quebec (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. mil., troupes de Montcalm, de Guyenne, de Nau] Continue reading

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The Paulins (aka Poulin) | 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  🙂

 

 

These are the two earliest Paulin (Poulin) couples in Shippagan.

  • Fidele Paulin (probably from the Caraquet Paulins who descend from Jean-Baptiste Poulin of Rimouski, Quebec) and Caroline Robichaud  had the following children:
  • Alphonse (m. Obeline Chiasson, daughter of Agricole Chiasson and Marie Caissie),
  • Louis,
  • Marie (m. Jean-Bte Robichaud, son of Gervais Robichaud and Angele Mallet),
  • Beatrice,
  • Adonise Agnes (m. Fidele Duguay, son of Fabien Duguay and Veronique Mallet),
  • Augustin (m. Basilice Duguay,  daughter of Tranquille Duguay and Marie Chiasson),
  • Hortense, 
  • Georges (m. Marie Hache, daughter of Eutrope Hache and Hortense Poulin),
  • Peter (m. Elisabeth Duguay, daughter of Tranquille Duguay and Emilie Carey)
  • Francois

 

Romain Poulin (m. Victoire Theriault). The couple’s children included:

  • Geoffrey (m. Elisabeth Poirier, daughter of Edmond Poirier and M. Madeleine Clement) and then (m. Marie Duguay, daughter of Vital Duguay and Angele Hebert),
  • Martin (m. Constance Mallet, daughter of Charles Mallet and Olive Drysdale),
  • Marie Philomene (m. Gervais Hebert, son of Moise Hebert and Theotiste Godin),
  • Basile (who died at a young age),
  • M. Sephonie (died in infancy),
  • Madeleine

 

Related Posts

The Paulins | Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

The Robichauds | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

French Canadian Pioneers: The Poulins of Quebec

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy & History

 

 

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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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