...from the Great-Branch of
'Onezime and Artemise Thériault' [MRIN 531]

5-Joseph I

Acadia... St Lawrence... Madawaska

With the exception of Jehan who was born in France, the first four generations in this branch were born, raised and buried in Acadia.

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 English, 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.   

Onezime Joseph 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 Branch.
(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 Thériault Great-Branch.