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

 

Caraquet history

 

The Caraquet Blackhalls descend from James Blackhall (son of Robert Blackhall and Isabelle Reid of Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) and Mary Synet /Sinnet who was of Irish Catholic descent. They were married in 1826.

Their children were: 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 Lavignes of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Andre Lavigne / Boutrez / Poutre  |  Jeanne Burel

November 3rd, 1667  Quebec (Notre-Dame) Continue reading

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Jean Levasseur, Master Joiner & Sculptor | A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

 

Jean Levasseur dit Lavigne was a master joiner and talented sculptor. He married Marguerite Richard

 

 

Jean Levasseur dit Lavigne was a master joiner and talented sculptor. He married Marguerite Richard in 1648 in Paris and the couple arrived in Quebec in 1651. Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Daigles of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Casimir-Theodore Daigle | Angelique-Francoise Henry

November 22nd, 1790 Carleton

[Occ. settler] Continue reading

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Richard m. Labrie of Riviere-Ouelle and Michigan (USA)

Query:

I am pleased to find these articles, my family is Antione(Antwine) Richard, and wife Harriett Labrie from Riviere – Ouelle. They are my grt Grandparents, their son Jos Antwine(Antione) is my Mom’s father,. They came to BayCity, Mich in 1885 and grt grandparents separated and returned to Que. from 1900-1910 separately. Some of the kids stayed here including my GrPa, and several we do not know where they moved to, a couple died in Mich. We think they moved back to Que.  I think that maybe Clopha, Geo and Frank and Wm may have went back to Que, maybe Geo to Ont. If some of you are from my family, would love to hear from you. Continue reading

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The Noels | 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  🙂

Noel Family Pioneers in Shippegan, New Brunswick | Genealogy

 

The first Noels in Shippegan were Jean-Bernard Noel (son of Benoit Noel and Agathe Parent) and his two wives Genevieve Cote and then Marie Garant. They were settled on Lameque Island. Jean Noel (as he was known) and Agathe Parent had at least the following children:  Francois (m. Joseph Poulin, son of Joseph Poulin and Continue reading

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