...from the Great-Branch of
'Octave & Marie Theriault' [MRIN 1451]

Acadia... St Lawrence... Madawaska

1. Jehan
2. Claude
3. Germain
4. Claude

5. Paul
6. Jacques-Jean
7. Thomas
8. Antoine
9. Octave
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. 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.

Claudette Babin 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.

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