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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 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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The St. Pierres (dit Dessein) | 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 St. Pierres descend from Joseph St. Pierre dit Dessein, son of Jean-Raphael St. Pierre and Madeleine Santerre of Ste-Anne-de-la-Pocatiere, Quebec and Julie Levesque, daughter of Benoit Levesque and Marie LeBrun. They were married in Riviere-Ouelle on April 10th, 1809. The couple settled in Bertrand, but their offspring settled in Pokemouche. Continue reading

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The Forbes | 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. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.

 

 

 

The earliest Forbes in Caraquet were the Irish navigator Henri Forbes and Louise-Hortense Bichon. It’s believed they were previously married in France but their marriage was then blessed in Caraquet on January 113th, 1822.

  • Joseph Forbes (son of Henri Forbes and Hortense Bichon) and Delphine Lanteigne (daughter of Florent Forbes and Francoise David) had the following children:
    • Joseph (m. Angelique Guignard, daughter of Joseph Guignard and Marguerite Breau),
    • Caroline (m. Georges Guignard, son of Jean-Baptiste Guignard  and Anne Judith Savoie),
    • Henriette (m. Honore Chiasson),
    • Marie (m. Gedeon Sivret, son of Georges Sivret and Appoline Chiasson),
    • Marie-Anne aka Anne (m. Luc Friolet, son of Victor Friolet and Venerande Paulin),
    • Honore,
    • Elisabeth (m. Charles Martin, son of Joseph Martin and Anastasie Doucet),
    • Georges (m. Marguerite Chiasson, daughter of Honore Chiasson and Ursule Legere),
    • Celina (m. Jean LeCouteur, son of Sinai LeCouteur and Sara Chiasson),
    • Francoise (m. Jean Savoie, son of Joseph Savoie and Adelaide Noel),
    • Hortense,
    • Thomas (m. Marie Legere, daughter of Eugene Legere and Antoinette Gionet).
  • Henri (born 1820)
  • Caroline (born 1822)
  • Georges (born 1828)
  • Marie-Anne (born 1831)

 


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR): [Forbes, Emma, 1940, Emma Forbes left for Fredericton to follow a sewing course]


 

 

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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

External Links

Forbes in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Forbes in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Forbes in Gloucester 

 

 

 

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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 Haches | 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  🙂

 

 

Most of the earliest Haches in Shippegan descended from Louis Hache and Anne Chiasson who settled in Shippagan with their three sons Joseph, Jean-Bte and Louis. Most branches of the family moved on to other areas but Robichaud gives details about one branch that were present at the time of the 1871 census. Continue reading

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The Guignards (Dignards) | 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  🙂

 

 

The earliest Guignard couple in Shippegan was Michel or Pierre Guignard (son of Pierre Guignard and Genevieve Mignier dit Lagace of Kamouraska (Quebec) and his wife Marie Bourg (daughter of Joseph Bourg and Catherine Comeau). They were married in 1792 in Bonaventure, Quebec. Michael Guignard was married a second time to Anne Daigle (widow of Chrysostome Chiasson).

Michel and Marie had the following children:

  • Pierre Michel (m. Marguerite Savoie, daughter of Joseph Savoie and Marguerite Bujold) and then (m. Madeleine Robichaud, daughter of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois)
  • Victoire (m. Frederic Bourdages, son of Benjamin Bourdages and Esther Bujold)
  • Marie Genevieve (m. Thomas Power, son of James Power and Marguerite Quinlan)
  • Joseph (m. Marguerite Breau)
  • Esther (m. Jean-Louis Duguay)
  • Jean-Baptiste (m. Judith Savoie)
  • Rufin (m. Madeleine Grenier, daughter of Francois and Victoria Grenier) and then (m. Gillette Savoie)
  • Marguerite (m. Edouard Godin, widower of Lazare Chiasson)
  • Marie-Claire (m. Benjamin Robichaud, son of Jean Robichaud and Marie Bourgeois)
  • Urbain

 

 

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The Guignards | Pioneers of Caraquet

French Canadian Pioneers: The Guignards of Quebec

Index: Pioneer Families of Shippegan

Index: Lameque, Miscou and Shippegan

Index: Mignier Lagaces | France – QC – NB

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

External Links

Guignards in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

Guignors in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

 

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The Thompsons | 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  🙂

 

 

Donat Robichaud says that it’s believed that the two Thompson brothers – Martin and William were from Prince Edward Island.

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The Dugas | 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

Joseph Dugas (son of Charles Dugas and Anne Leblanc) and Agathe Landry (daughter of Alexis Landry and Marie Theriault) were the founding Dugas couple of Caraquet. Continue reading

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The Cormiers | 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.

Caraquet Cormier pioneers

 

The 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 (died in infancy)
  • Nicolas (m. 1807, Rosalie Hebert, daughter of Jean Hebert and Rose Cyr),
  • Florent (did not marry)
  • Jean-Baptiste (born 1779)
  • Thadee (did not marry)
  • Elisabeth Rebecca (died in infancy)
  • Julien (did not marry)
  • Reine-Elisabeth (died young)
  • Frederic (born 1793)
  • Victoire (m. about 1785, Jean-Baptiste Legere, daughter of Olivier Legere and Marie-Joseph Hebert).

 

2. Jean Cormier and Anastasie Aucoin (prob. the daughter of Pierre Cormier and Marguerite Dupuis) had the following children:

  • Madeleine (m. Desiree Blanchard, son of Olivier Blanchard and Catherine Admirault and then m. Beloni Theriault, son of Joseph Theriault and Marie-Joseph Girouard, and finally m. Michel Hache)
  • Marie (m. Leon Brideau, son of Louis Brideau and Marie-Therese Vienneau)
  • Thomas (m. Francoise Pinet, daughter of Pierre Pinet and Marie Vienneau)
  • Marguerite
  • Paul (m. Reine Gauvin, daughter of Charles Gauvin and Madeleine Paulin)
  • Julie (m. Jean de la Croix Charles Leblanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Francoise Dugas)
  • Etienne (m. Rosalie Godin, daughter of Jean-Baptiste Godin
    and Rosalie Theriault)
  • Ambroise (m. Olive Theriault, daughter of Pierre Theriault and Marguerite Pinet)

 

3. Joseph Cormier  and his first wife Madeleine Savoie (daughter of Jean Savoie and Anne Landry) had the following children:

  • Marguerite (m. 1787, Jean-Baptiste LeBlanc, son of Joseph Leblanc and Josette Daigle
  • Benjamin (m.1791,  Angelique Doiron, daughter of Joseph Doiron and Marie D’Entremont dit Dazie),
  • Joseph (m. 1801, Elisabeth Arsenault, daughter of Eustache Arsenault and Marie Savoie, and then (m.1814,  Genevieve Levesque, daughter of Francois Levesque and Marie Granger).

 

Joseph Cormier and his second wife Marie-Joseph LeBlanc (daughter of Joseph Leblanc and Marie-Joseph Daigle). had the following children:

  • Helene (m 1792, . Joseph Fournier, son of Jacques Fournier and Catherine Turgeon)
  • Marie-Julie (m.1863,  Pierre Babin, son of Ambroise Babin and Anne Cyr)
  • Theotiste (m.1803,  Joseph Poirier, son of Pierre Poirier and Anne Gaudet)
  • Marie-Jeanne Elisabeth (m1802, Joseph Lepage, son of Jean-Baptiste Lepage and Rose Arsenault)
  • Louis, (m.1802, Mathurin Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)
  • Aime-Constant (m.1810, Brigitte Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)
  • Rosalie (m.1808,  Gregoire Comeau, son of Francois Comeau and Marie Leblanc)
  • Ephrem (m. 1811, Genevieve Leblanc, son of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)
  • Hubert (m. 1811, Marguerite Lejeune, daughter of Louis Lejeune and Marguerite Marquis),
  • Raphael (m.  1819, Nathalie Leblanc, daughter of Amand Leblanc and Marie Duon)

 


Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Cormier family pictures: [Charles Cormier, son of Thomas Cormier (1817-1904), pg. 101],   [Michel Cormier (b.1844), son of Charles Cormier, pg. 101],   Xavier Cormer (son of Melchiade Cormier) and wife Valerie Legere, daughter of Stanislas Leger, pg. 107],   [Maxime Cormier, son of Dominique Cormier, and his wife Rose Poirier, pg.107]   [Seraphin Cormier, son of Melchiade Cormier (1835-1905), pg. 113]   Mrs. Seraphin Cormier (1848-1883), maiden name Charlotte Legere, pg.113],   [Suzanne A. Cormier (1846-1931), Sylvain A. Cormier, Anicet Cormier, Marie Cormier (daughter of Augustin Cormier), pg. 116],  [Anatole Cormier, pg.247],   [Antoine S. Cormier, pg.247],   [Augustazade P. Cormier, pg.247],,   [Raphael S. Cormier, pg.247],  [Irenee J. Cormier, pg.377],   [Gelase A. Cormier, pg.377],   [Gillette Cormier (1820-1909), wife of Jean-Louis Poirier, pg.414],   [Michel C. Cormier, pg.377]


Notes: Mgr Donat Robichaud Genealogical and Historical Research Collection (FR):  [Cormier, Xavier, 1899. Xavier Cormier’s barn was destroyed by fire]   [Cormier, Sylvestre, 1918, Our main merchants – D.D. Landry, Jos.-L. Blanchard and Sylvestre Cormier have been doing great business]   [Cormier, Seraphin, 1902, August 25th, the marriage of Richard Hache (son of deceased Juste Hache and deceased Suzanne Cormier) and Marie Dina Theriault (daughter of Timothy Theriault and Marie Godin). Wedding dinner for more than 200 people at Mrs. Theriault’s house. Seraphin Cormier placed his new house at the disposal of the newly married couple. Honore Godin was the “home de police”(?) for the day.


 

 

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Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: Headstones of St.Augustin Roman Catholic Cemetery

Albany M. Robichaud m. Dorina Cormier, New Brunswick 1929

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

 

External Links

Cormiers in the 1881 Census – Gloucester 

Cormiers in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Cormiers in Gloucester 

 

 

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