|...from the Great-Branch of
'Onezime and Artemise Thériault' [MRIN
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. Joseph I, of the 5th generation, was born around 1719
in Rivière aux Canards, Acadia where he was raised. He later moved to the
more prosperous settlement of Beaubassin where he married Agnès Cormier in 1745.
With the burning of Beaubassin in 1750 and the worsening conflicts with the
he decided to leave his homeland and migrate with his wife and his six children to the
Montmagny area on the Saint
Lawrence River in 1759. After their daughter Catherine was
born in January, they departed on their trek westward to the St-John River then
continuing north to Québec. They arrived in the Montmagny area around November of
1759 where they baptized infant Catherine
at the parish of Saint François de Sales de la Rivière du Sud in Montmagny. After
several years, Joseph and Agnès eventually received a grant of land where he settled
on the Côtes des Chênes in St-Jean-Port-Joli. Today,
a monument is
erected in their honor
by the Association des familles Thériault d'Amérique.
Onésime Thérriault, sixth
great-grandson of Jehan Terriot...
Onesime (the elder), is
the progenitor of this branch. This photo is
courtesy of Murielle Thériault, our Delegate for
the George and Virginie Thériault Great-Branch.
Murielle specializes in the genealogy of the
descendants of Joseph-Anselme and Abraham
Thériault. (Click on photo to enlarge)
The progenitor is this branch, Onesime, was born in St-Arsène,
QC on 10 July 1852. On 28 January 1890, he married Arthémise
Beaulieu of St-Épiphane. Tragically, Arthemise passed away on 17
May 1892, in St-Arsène at the age of 30 years; their son
Onesime was only 14 months old.
Theriault and his fiancée, Marie Louise Lajoie.
He married Marie Louise Lavoie on July 10, 1914
in Drummond, N.B. Photo taken in 1912. Onezime
Joseph is son of Onezime and Artemise and
grandfather of Roger Theriault (Gerard Philippe,
Onezime Joseph, Onezime), Delegate of the Great
(Click on photo to enlarge)
Onesime Joseph had a farm situated in the French Settlement,
located south of Grand Falls N.B. and their farm ended at the
USA international line dividing the state of Maine and the
province of New Brunswick. They had four children Gerard
Philippe, Patrick Leon, Rose-Alma Rita and Laurette Aline.
Onesime was a farmer who grew wheat, potatoes and raised
livestock. He also brought wild horses from western Canada;
trained them and sold them to the military. Onesime and Marie
retired from the farm and moved into the town of Grand Falls
where they lived in their retirement.
Roger John Theriault is a 12th generation great-grandson of Jehan
Terriot and our Delegate for the Onezime and Artemise