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Joseph Theriot (abt. 1728 - bef. 1759)

Joseph "dit Le Bonhomme" Theriot
Born about in Acadiemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1750 in Cobequit, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
[children unknown]
Died before before about age 31 in Cherbourg, Normandie, Francemap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 9 Aug 2009 | Last significant change: 20 Mar 2023
18:40: Tyler Benoit edited the Biography and Death Place for Joseph Theriot (abt.1728-bef.1759). (Revise place name to time-appropriate French province (cross ref to dept)) [Thank Tyler for this]
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Birth: ABT 1728 in Cobeguit, Acadia [1][2]
Death: in Cherbourg, Normandie (today Manche), France [3]
Burial: 8 Dec 1759 Cherbourg, Normandie (Manche), France [4]
Census: 1752 , Isle St. Jean, Acadia [5]
Father: Joseph THERIOT b: ABT 1699 in Acadia
Mother: Francoise MELANSON b: 27 Feb 1709 in Grand Pré, Acadia c: 28 Feb 1709 in Grand Pré, Acadia
Marriage 1 Marie Josephe PITRE b: ABT 1731 in Acadia
Married: ABT 1750 in Cobeguit, Acadia [6]


Pierre Paul THERIOT b: ABT 1751 in Isle St. Jean, , Acadia
Isabelle Ozite THERIOT b: ABT 1753 in Acadia
Anne THERIOT b: ABT 1755 in Acadia


  1. Title: Acadian Historic Atlas--Nova Scotia; Note: Part of "Canada's Digital Collections, including maps, current and historical, plus biographies of the persons who once lived there. Note: In section on Cobequid, Details on Joseph TERRIOT 1729.
    Text: Joseph TERRIOT "said" Bonhomme, son of Joseph & Françoise MELANSON, took refuge in Bédèque, Ile Saint-Jean, in 1750. He married near 1751 to Marie PITRE; one son Pierre-Paul born 1752.
  2. Source: #DRFT p. 51
    Text: #40: Joseph (dit Le Bonhomme), son of Joseph THÉRIOT & Françoise MELANSON, born around 1728.
  3. Title: Acadians in Exile; Author: Donald J. Hebert; Publication: Cecilia, LA: Hebert Publications, 1980; p. 414
    Text: Joseph THERIOT of Acadia died 8 Dec 1759 at age 27 years [so born 1732]. Recorded at Cherbour g, church of Tres Ste.-Trinite.
  4. Source: #DRFT p. 51
    Text: Buried (Register of Très-Ste-Trinité of Cherbourg) on 8 Dec 1759, age 27 years (sic).
  5. Source: #DRFT p. 51
    Text: Joseph TERRIAUD dit le Bonhomme, "habitant laboureur," native of Acadia, age 24 years, has be en here in the country 13 months. Married to Marie Joseph PITRE, native of Acadia, age 21 yea rs; they have one son. They have livestock: 2 beef, 1 cow, 1 horse, 1 sheep, 1 hog. The land on which they have settled is on the north of the Bedecq River, and was given to them verbally by Monsieur de BONNAVENTURE. They have made a clearing where they hope to plant 3 bushels this spring. With them is Paul PITRE, their brother, native of Acadia, age 10 years.
  6. Source: #DRFT p. 51.
    Text: Joseph (dit Le Bonhomme) THÉRIOT married around 1750 Marie-Josèphe PITRE, daughter of Claude & Marguerite DUON.
  • Source: DRFT Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version; Cited by others

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