|...from the Great-Branch of
'Michel & Marie
Theriault' [MRIN 481]
Acadia... St Lawrence... Madawaska
the exception of Jehan who was born in France, the first four
generations in this branch were born, raised and buried in
Journey of the Fifth Generation.
Paul, of the 5th generation, was born around 1716 in the St
Charles parish of Grand Pré, Acadia where he was raised. In
1740, he married Anne Hébert in St Charles and later they moved
to the more prosperous settlement of Beaubassin. This move may
have been part of a plan that he, his brother Joseph and their
cousin, Joseph [RIN1404] coordinated. With the burning of
Beaubassin in 1750 and the worsening conflicts with the English,
Paul decided to leave his homeland and migrate with his wife and
his then seven children to Rivière Ouelle on the Saint Lawrence
River sometime before 1759.
L'Isle Verte to Fort Kent
Generations 6, 7 and 8 remained in that area and Generation 9
(Michel) moved to the St-John River Valley in Fort Kent, Maine.
About 20 years before Michel migrated, the Webster-Ashburton
Treat was signed (in 1842) making Fort Kent an American
Note: In late
January 2000, we received a note from Jean-Christian Theriault
explaining that he had been talking with his grandmother about
his ancestry and after visiting the
Théogenie Theriault website, he wondered if we
might be related. He wasn't too sure about his ancestry but he
said that his grandfather was Edgar Theriault who was an
American from the northeast. Jean-Christian's branch was one of
the first incorporated into our Jehan Terriot Archive.
Jean-Christian is a
13th generation great-grandson of Jehan Terriault and our Delegate
for the Michel and Marie Theriault Great-Branch.
Photo 2. RIN1205.
Marie Louise Theriault (1887-1914)
Photo 3. RIN1200.
Rev. Sister Eveline Theriault (1875-1954)
Photo 4. RIN1216.
Evelyne Frenette (1900- )