Our Roy and Boucher

My Roy Family migrated from Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada in the mid 1820s. My 3rd Great Grandfather, Jean Raphael Roy, appears to have been the first Roy to migrate to the Saint John River Valley around 1826.

Jean Raphael Roy, son of Jean Marie Roy and Marie Anne Michaud, married Marie Louis Caron, daughter of Simon Caron and Ursule Belanger on 26 November 1810 at St Louis, Kamouraska, Kamouraska County, Province of Quebec. Their children were also born and baptized at St Louis, Kamouraska, except for Henriette who baptism was registered at St Basile, Madawaska County, New Brunswick, Canada in 1826.

Our Nadeau and Soucy Family

My Nadeau Family migrated from Kamouraska, Quebec, Canada in the late 1700s. My 3rd Great Grandfather, Jean Baptiste Nadeau, appears to have been the first Nadeau to migrate to the Saint John River Valley around 1790.

Jean Baptiste, son of Louis and Marie Genevieve Michaud, married Marie Anne Albert, daughter of Francois Albert and Marie Anne Paradis on 7 August 1788 at Kamouraska, Kamouraska County, Province of Quebec. Their first son, Jean Baptiste's birth and baptism is recorded in the parish registers of St André de Kamouraska on 1 Jul 1794 with a note that he was born on 8 Mar 1794 and that they were living in Madawaska.

Our Boucher and Lizotte Family

My wife's Boucher Family migrated from Beauceville, Quebec to Augusta, Maine sometimes after 1836 and before 1839. The 1840 U.S. Census lists Leon as residing in Augusta. He later moved to Waterville, Maine.

Henry Bushey (Boucher), son of Zépherin Boucher and Marie Boucher, married Marie Lizotte, daughter of Pierre 'Pitroche' Lizotte and Marie Gorneau in Waterville. Albert Boucher was born in Waterville, Maine on 4 November 1904. The Maine Vital Statistics for Waterville shows his name as Herbert Raphael Bushey on his Birth Certificate. After his mother, Marie Lizotte Boucher, died in 1910, Albert and his sister were raised by his maternal grandparents, Pierre Lizotte and Marie Gorneau in St. Francois de Madawaska, New Brunswick.

Our Family Stories

feature 1Antoine Roy

Antoine Roy and His Descendants in France and Canada is my English translation of an article written by Monsieur Pierre Le Clercq as "Antoine Roy et ses descendants en France et au Canada" that was first published in two parts in Les Souches by the Association of Roy Families of America (L'Association des familles Roy d'Amérique) and is also posted on the web site of the Société Généalogique de l'Yonne... Read More ...

feature 2Two Nadeau Brothers

Two of Jean Baptiste Nadeau and Marie Anne Albert's children are known as founders of local towns in the St John Valley, Sifroid is one of the co-founders of Eagle Lake and Joseph or José is one of the co-founders of Fort Kent.

feature 3The King's Daughters

The filles du roi, or King's Daughters, were some 770 women who arrived in the colony of New France (Canada) between 1663 and 1673, under the financial sponsorship of King Louis XIV of France. The filles du roi were part of King Louis XIV's program to promote the settlement of his colony in Canada. Some 737 of these women married and the resultant population explosion gave rise to the success of the colony.

feature 4Carignan-Salières Regiment

To assist the colonists of New France in their struggle with the Iroquois and to contain the English, the King of France dispatched the first French regular troops to Canada, the Carignan-Salières Regiment. Some 1200 soldiers and their officers arrived in Quebec between June and September 1665, under the leadership of Colonel Henri de Chastelard, Sieur de Salieres who served under Lt. General Alexander de Prouville, Sieur de Tracy.

feature 5Our Military Relatives

This page is in honor of all our military veteran relatives who served to defend our country throughout the ages. We owe them and all our living veterans a debt of gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy today. Let us not forget them.

feature 6Vietnam Map

The following map of Vietnam was published in the Bangor Daily News on February 19, 1968 and saved by Mom. It is being presented here in tribute to all who served in Vietnam and to those who gave their all for their country.

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