...from the Great-Branch of
'Adeline & John Pelletier' [MRIN 818]
1. Jehan
2. Claude
3. Germain
4. Claude

5. Joseph
6. Anselme
7. Joachim
8. Charles
9. Adeline

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.

Generations 6 and 7 remained in that area and Generation 8 (Charles) moved to the St-John River Valley where in 1864, he married Sophie Emery in St-François, NB but later moved to Wallagrass, ME where they both finished the rest of the lives. About 20 years before Adeline and John married, the Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed (in 1842) to define the American-Canadian border.

Carolyn Ann Lajeunesse is a great-grand-daughter of Jehan Terriault through the Beers and Terry lineage and is our Delegate for the Adeline & John Pelletier Great-Branch.

Photo 1. (MRIN 810)

Photo 2. (MRIN 819)

Photo 3. (MRIN 819)
Photo 4. (MRIN 819)

Photo 5. (MRIN 819)
Photo 6. (RIN 1956)