|...from the 'George
& Virginie Thériault'
Acadia... St Lawrence
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
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 through 9 lived in the
Province of Québec (Kamouraska and Rimouski). George and Virginie moved to the
North Bay region in 1886.
a12th generation great grand-daughter of
and our delegate
the "George & Virginia