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  The Maxime and Elise (Bouchard) Roy Family circa 1917

Our Roy Family

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 Boucher 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.

The 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.


Feature Articles

feature 1 Antoine Roy
Antoine Roy and His Descendants in France and Canada is an article written by Monsieur Pierre Le Clercq as "Antoine Roy et ses descendants en France et au Canada" was first published in two parts in Les Souches by the Association of Roy Families of America (L'Association des familles Roy d'Amérique). ... Read More ...

feature 2 Two 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 3 The King's Daughters
The filles du roi étaient environ 770 femmes qui sont arrivées dans la colonie de la nouvelle France (le Canada) entre 1663 et 1673, sous le patronage de Louis XIV, le roi de la France. Les filles du roi faisaient partie du programme du Roi Louis XIV pour populer sa colonie au Canada. Quelques 737 de ces femmes mariés et l'explosion démographique résultante ont provoqué le succès de la colonie.

feature 4 Carignan-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 5 Our 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 6 Vietnam 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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