|...from the Great-Branch of
'Octave & Marie Theriault' [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.
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.
Generations 6 and 7 remained in that area.
Octave (Generation 9) followed the lead of his Uncle George
(from the Joseph & Caroline branch) and moved to the St-John
River Valley. He married in Ste-Luce, present-day Upper
Frenchville, Maine about 20 years after the Webster-Ashburton
Treat was signed (in 1842) making the area south of the St-John
River, American territory for the first time.
is a daughter of Irene Rose Anna Theriault who is 12th
generation great-grand-daughter of Jehan Terriot. Claudettte is our
Delegate for the Octave & Marie Theriault Great-Branch.