The Maxime and Elise (Bouchard) Roy Family circa 1917
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.
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.
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.