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The Martins | 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.

 

Fidele Theriault lists two early Martin pioneers – the brothers Jean-Baptiste Martin and Marcel Martin. Their parents were Beloni Martin and Angelique Pelletier. Continue reading

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The Godins | 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.

 

Jean-Rene Godin dit Valcour married about 1762 Angelique Bergeron in Cacouna and they are the parents of the Caraquet pioneers Jean Baptiste and Antoine. 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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Dandurand, Drouin, Roy | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

 

 

(Translation)

Sister

Dorilda Drouin Continue reading

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Charron, Hurteau, Roy | Cimetière des Soeurs Grises (Grey Nuns / Sisters of Charity)

Index: Cimetière des Soeurs Grises

 

(Translation)

Sister

Anna Roy Continue reading

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French Canadian Pioneers: The Babeus of Quebec

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Andre Babeu / Babeuf | Anne Roy Continue reading

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The Dukes | 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  🙂

 

 

Richard Duke and Sara Leger are the founding Duke couple in Shippegan.

Their children included:

  • Johnny (m. Elisabeth Noel, widow of Oxibe Hache),
  • Elisabeth Betsie (m. David Cowhic, a widower from New Bandon),
  • Catherine (m. George James Chiverton, son of George Chiverton and Eliza Catherine Alexander)
  • Année (m. George Guignard, widower of Caroline Forbes),
  • Richard (m. Salome Chiasson, daughter of Jean Chiasson and Pelagie Doiron),
  • Mary Jane ( m. Pierre Roy, son of Joseph Roy and Marie Doucet),
  • Joseph (m. Marie Guignard, daughter of Michel Guignard and Archange Hache).

 

 

Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and 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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French Canadian Pioneers: The Royers of Quebec

Index: Filles du Roi 

Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers 

 

Royer French Canadian Pioneers

 

Gabriel Royer / Roye  |  Marie-Josephe Gauvreau

February 15th, 1757 Quebec [Baptismal record] Continue reading

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