...from the Great-Branch of
'Docithe & Annie Theriault' [MRIN 1567]
1. Jehan
2. Claude
3. Germain
4. Claude

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

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. 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 (Jacques-Jean) and 7 (Thomas) remained in that area and Generation 8 (Octave) moved to the St-John River Valley and married in St-François, New Brunswick, just across the St-John River from Fort Kent, Maine. About 20 years before Octave married, the Webster-Ashburton Treat was signed (in 1842) making the area south of the St-John River, American territory.

Alfred Theriault is a 11th generation great-grandson of Jehan Terriault and our Delegate for the Docithe & Annie Theriault Great-Branch. His son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Colleen are Associate Delegates for the branch.

Docithe Theriault (Octave, Thomas, Jacques-Jean, Paul, Claude, Germain, Claude, Jehan) taken shortly before his death in 1942 in Howland, Maine. Docithe was the first of eight children born in 1866 to Octave Theriault and Angele Charette in Caribou, Maine. In our family Archive, he is located at www.terriau.org/archive/d9.htm#i3783.

Alfred Theriault, third son and eighth (and last) child born in 1903 to Docithe Theriault and Annie Humphrey in Caribou, Maine. The photo on the left was taken in 1929 when Alfred was 20 years old. This photo was probably taken on the occasion of his wedding. The photo on the right was taken in the early 1950's. Alfred was deceased in 1955 in Boston, Massachusetts. In our family Archive, he is located at www.terriau.org/archive/d10.htm#i3818

Bristol, Connecticut

Saturday, March 27, 1993

Lucie celebrating her 101th birthday today.

Lucie Theriault Langlais, born March 17, 1892 in Caribou, Maine. Here in 1993 celebrating her 101st birthday in Bristol, CT.

Lucie was the elder daughter of Docithe Theriault and Annie Humphrey of Caribou.

The Alfred Theriault Sr. family in 1983. Left to right are: Doug, Euclid, Alfred Jr.,  Lillian St.Thomas Theriault Goulette,  Albert Goulette, Mary Lou, and Bernadette.

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At right is the first of five children and first son born in 1930 to Alfred Theriault and Lillian St-Thomas:  Alfred L. Theriault, Jr. This photo was taken on the spectacularly beautiful Cold Stream Pond in Enfield, Maine in September 2001.  In our family Archive, he is located at www.terriau.org/archive/d11.htm#i3820.

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BRISTOL PRESS article, March 1992