...from the Great-Branch of
'Elisée & Elizabeth M. Thériault' [MRIN 4892]

Acadia... St Lawrence... Ontario

1. Jehan
2. Claude
3. Germain
4. Claude
5. Paul
6. Paul
7. Pierre
8. Phillippe
9. Elisée

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 through 9 lived in the Province of Québec (Kamouraska, Rimouski and Carleton). Generation 9 (Elisée) however married his spouse in Ontario where he continued their lives.

Joanna Theriault is the spouse of Steven Theriault who is a 12th generation grandson of Jehan Terriault. Joanna is our Delegate for the Elisée & Elizabeth M. Thériault Great-Branch.

Photo 1. Philippe Theriault and father Pierre Theriault
Photo 2.  Philippe Theriault 1854-1883
Photo 3.  Elizabeth Caillouette 1877