...from the Great-Branch of
'Michel & Marie Theriault' [MRIN 481]

Acadia... St Lawrence... Madawaska

1. Jehan
2. Claude
3. Germain
4. Claude
5. Paul
6. Jacques-Jean
7. Jean-Jacques
8. Magloire
9. Michel
With the exception of Jehan who was born in France, the first four generations in this branch were born, raised and buried in Acadia.

Photo 1.  Michel Theriault
L'Isle Verte to Fort Kent
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 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 settlement.

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 Joseph & 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-   )