|...from the Great-Branch of
'George & Philomene Theriault' [MRIN
Acadia... St Lawrence... Maine
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, 7, 8 remained
in Kamouraska, Province of Québec.
In the 9th generation, George
first married to Modeste Michaud in St. Pascal, Kamouraska and
later emigrated his family to the United States. The 1870 US
Census indicates that George lived in Old Town, Maine with
Modeste and their two children at the time. Some time before
1872, Modeste died and George remarried in 1872 to Philomene
Parent in Old Town, Maine. They had seven more children and most
of them continued to live in Old Town, ME. Unfortunately,
George lost Philomene in June 1888 and remarried a final
time in Old Town, Maine later in the year to
Philomene Roy, widow of Joseph Hamel.
One of the 10th generation children, Joseph G., who
was born in Old Town, married in Tracadie N.B. to Palmyre
but apparently returned to the United States
where at least some of their children were born. One of his
sons, Leo G. was born in Fairfield, Maine. He later married in
Augusta, Maine to Marie Jeanne Paradis
, the parents of our
delegate, Jeannette Theriault Cloutier.
is a 12th generation great-grand-daughter of Jehan Terriault and our
Delegate for the George & Philomene Theriault Great-Branch.
Joseph G. and Palmyre (Ouellette) Family, taken 1952.
1st row, l to r: Louise (LaChance) Joseph G. and Palmyre
row, Clement, Wilfred, Léo and Henry
Photo 2. 50th Wedding Anniversary of Joseph & Palmyre
3. 1933 Leo G. &
M. Jeanne A. Theriault Wedding Photo