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Pinet Family of Grande-Anse | New Bandon


The Grande-Anse Pinets descend from the  Pinets of Caraquet  who in turn descended from (appearing soon)

The earliest generation that I’ve found for Grande-Anse begins with the couple Dominque Pinet (son of Dominique Pinet and Rose Boudreau) and Victoire Landry (daughter of Anselme Landry and Marie Brideau). They were married in Bathurst on May 21st, 1810. 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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French Canadian Pioneers: The Huots of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers

QUEBEC SURNAMES: Fayet, Letartre, Poirier LOCATIONS: Montreal, L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec


Didier Huot / Comtois / Bouillereau | Marie-Felicite Poirier

November 26th, 1743 Montreal (Notre-Dame)

[Occ. “Faux-saunier” salt smuggler (?)] Continue reading

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The Poiriers | Pioneers of Caraquet

Caraquet history

Charles Poirier (probably the son of Joseph Poirier and Jeanne Arsenault) married Madeleine Landry (daughter of Jean Landry and Claire Leblanc). The couple had the following children: Joseph Hubert (m. Charlotte Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie Joseph Hebert,), Charles (m. Jeanne Bourg, daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau), and Marie Veronique.

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The Cormiers | Pioneers of Caraquet

Caraquet Cormier pioneersThe original Cormiers in Canada (Robert Cormier and Marie Theriault) came from La Rochelle, France. The earliest Cormier couples I have found in Caraquet are the three sons of Jean-Baptiste Cormier and Marie Theriault.

1. Alexis Cormier and Elisabeth Gauthier (daughter of Joseph Gauthier and Marguerite Bujold) had the following children: Joseph Alexis, Nicolas (m. Rosalie Hebert, daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr), FlorentJean-BaptisteThadeeElisabeth RebeccaJulienReine-ElisabethFredericVictoire (m. Jean-Baptiste Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert). Continue reading

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The Duvals | Pioneers of Caraquet

Amice Duval (son of Philippe Duval and Marie Huelin of the Jersey Islands) who had been married to Esther Rouet (daughter of Aaron Rouet and Jeanne Sutherland were married in St. Brelade (Jersey) arrived in Caraquet in the late 1850s to work on the construction of the church. His wife didn’t accompany him but his nephew John Duval (son of Philippe Duval and Jeanne Rouet)  did and settled down in Caraquet with a wife he found locally – Elisabeth LeCouteur (daughter of Jean Lecouteur and Marie Blanche Chiasson of Miscou). This line had no issue, however another son of Philippe Duval and Jeanne Rouet) called Georges Duval also settled locally and married Veronique Paulin (daughter of Francois-D’Assise Paulin and Veronique Hache). Continue reading

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The Doirons | Pioneers of Caraquet

Zacharie Doiron was the son of Charles Doiron and Madeleine Thibodeau of Port Royal, Acadia. He married Anne LeVicaire (daughter of Pierre LeVicaire and Francoise Rousseau)  and together they had    children. They were: Madeleine (m. Jean-Baptiste Lavache, son of Honore Lavache and Madeleine Daigle) and then Michel Poirier, Marie (m. Francois Duguay (son of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau and then Joseph Comeau, formerly married to Genevieve Thibodeau),  Charles (m. Angelique Bouthillier), Claire (m. Joseph Duguay, son of Francois Duguay and Madeleine Chapadeau and then Simon Arsenault, first married to Marie Melanson), Isabelle (m. Jacques Loiselle, son of Robert-Julien Loiselle and Julienne Pera), Jean-Baptiste (m. Rose Bouthillier, daughter of Rene Bouthillier and Genevieve Chiasson), Rosalie (m. Basile Gallien, son of Adrien Gallien and Marguerite Duguay), Marie Ursule (m. Luc Godin, son of Jean-Baptise Godin and Rosalie Theriault),  Hilaire (m. Marie Chiasson, daughter of Pierre Chiasson and Marguerite Duguay and then Marie Lanteigne (daughter of Louis Lanteigne and Luce LeBrasseur)  and finally Isaac (m. Marguerite Lanteigne, daughter of Louis Lanteigne and Luce LeBrasseur). Continue reading

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The Trudels | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The Trudels | Genealogy of founding families of Shippegan

The Shippegan Trudels came from the Trudels of St Gregoire de Nicolet (Quebec). Two Trudel brothers had become priests in Prince Edward Island and several of their relatives followed them. Eventually one of their sisters (Hortense) married a McNally and settled in Shippegan. Afterwards others followed including Camille Trudel who married Emilienne Poirier. Continue reading

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The Blanchards | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Blanchard Genealogy | Early settlers of Shippegan, New Brunswick

Xavier Blanchard (son of Pierre Blanchard and Victoria Poirier of Caraquet) and Virginie Morrissey were married in Shippegan in 1849. Their children included: Marie (m. Pierre Savoie), PierreGermain, Joseph, AdolpheEmilie (m. Thomas Robichaud, son of Marcel Robichaud and Basilice Allain),  Edouard (m. Elisabeth Robichaud), Philorum (m. Marguerite Savoie, daughter of Joseph Savoie and Marie Robichaud),  Luc, Martin (m. Antoinette Savoie), Pierre.

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The Alberts | Pioneer Families of Shippegan

The Albert family - pioneers of Shippegan | New Brunswick Genealogy

Isaac Albert (son of Isaac Albert and Osite Mailloux of Caraquet) and Marie Duguay (Germain Robichaud’s widow) were married in Shippegan in 1886. Their three daughters were: Sara (m. Elisee Gallant and Domithilde Poirier), Eugenie (m. Pierre Hebert, son of Joseph Hebert and Olive Mallet) and Cedile (m. Peter DeGrace and Constance Mallet).


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Bourget, Poirier | Cimetiere Sainte-Philomene (Mercier, Roussillon, QC)

Poirier Hormidas Bourget Louse

The light was very poor for this side of the headstone. Nevertheless I believe it to be the headstone of Marie Laure Bourget and Hormidas Poirier who were married in Mercier in 1907.



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