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Joseph Theriot (abt. 1699 - bef. 1766)

Joseph Theriot aka Terriot
Born about in Cobeguit, Acadie, Nouvelle-Francemap
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Husband of — married 14 Oct 1725 in Saint-Charles-des-Mines, Grand-Pré, Acadie, Colony of Nova Scotiamap
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Died before before about age 67 [location unknown]
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Joseph THERIOT was born about 1699. He was the son of Pierre Thériot and Marie Bourg. He married Francoise Melanson, daughter of Pierre Melanson and Marie Blanchard 14 Oct 1725 at Saint Charles des Mines.[1]

Birth: ABT 1699 in Acadia [2]
Death: BEF 9 Apr 1766 [3]
Census: 1752 , Isle St. Jean, Acadia [4][5]
Census: 1760 Ristigouche, Quebec, Canada [6]
Census: 1762 Fort Edward, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada [7]
Census: 1763 Halifax, Acadia [8][9]
Father: Pierre THERIOT b: ABT 1671 in Port Royal, Acadia
Mother: Marie BOURG b: ABT 1676 in Port Royal, Acadia
Francoise MELANSON b: 27 Feb 1709 in Grand Pré, Acadia c: 28 Feb 1709 in Grand Pré, Acadia
Married: 14 Oct 1725 in Grand Pré, Acadia [10][11][12][13]
  1. Alexis THERIOT b: ABT 1726 in Cobeguit, Acadia
  2. Joseph (dit Le Bonhomme) THERIOT II b: ABT 1728 in Cobeguit, Acadia
  3. Etienne THERIOT b: 9 Jun 1731 in Cobeguit, Acadia c: 14 Jul 1731 in Grand Pré, Acadia
  4. Francoise Josephe THERIOT b: ABT 1733 in Acadia
  5. Euphrosine THERIOT b: ABT 1735 in Acadia
  6. Jacques THERIOT b: ABT 1737 in Cobeguit, Acadia
  7. Marguerite Susanne THERIOT b: ABT 1740 in Cobeguit, Acadia
  8. Thomas THERIOT b: ABT 1743 in ,Acadia
  9. Marie Madeleine THERIOT b: ABT 1745 in Cobeguit, Acadia
  10. Ambroise THERIOT b: ABT 1748 in Acadia
  11. Paul (Hippolyte) THERIOT b: ABT 1751 in Acadia c: 6 Oct 1751 in Port Lajoie, Isle St. Jean, Acadia
  12. Francois Xavier THERIOT b: ABT 1754 in Isle St. Jean, Acadia

Research Notes

Birth location of Cobequit was given on his wife's profile.
Arrived Louisiana 1765, age 56, widow of Joseph Thériot of Cobeguit; came with four sons--Thomas, age 20, Ambroise, age 17, Paul-Hippolyte, age 14, and François-Xavier, called Xavier, age 12.[citation needed]
Xavier was born about 1754 so would have been 12 in 1766. However, the other children's ages are 1 year younger than in 1766 so Xavier could be just timing. This would make his death also more likely to be 1765 or sooner.

Regarding his death, his widow arrived in Louisiana in 1765 according to her profile, though that date is unsourced. She was also listed as a widow on the April 9, 1766 census. He would have died between 1763 (when he was in Halifax and 1765 (if she arrived then).(Bourque-573 18:33, 11 April 2022 (UTC))


  1. Paroisse de St. Charles des Mines, Grand Pré, Acadie, Québec Province, digital images, Héritage, Genealogy collection, Library and Archives Canada, reel C-1869, Parish Registers: Nova Scotia : C-1869, roll 1, Image 609. Marriage for Joseph Terriot and Francoise Melancon, 14 Oct 1725. Accessed 23 Nov 2021. This register is a transcript written around 1895 of the original registers currently held at the Baton Rouge Diocese Archives in Louisiana, USA.
  2. Source: #DGFA p. 1496 Note: No place given for birth.
    Text: Joseph THÉRIOT, born around 1699, son of Pierre & Marie BOURG.
  3. Source: #DGFA p. 1496
    Text: Joseph THÉRIOT died before the [LA] census of 9 Apr 1766.
  4. Source: #DGFA p. 1496
    Text: Joseph THÉRIOT was on the 1752 LaRoque census, age 53 years.
  5. Title: Report Concerning Canadian Archives for the Year 1905, vol. II, pt. A; Author: Public Archives of Canada; Publication: 1905; reprint Bowie, MD, Heritage Books, 1994.; Note: Appeared as Sessional Paper No. 18. Includes LaRoque census. p. 81.
    Note: Census by the Sieur de LA ROQUE of Isle St. Jean in 1752.
    Text: Joseph TERRIAUD, ploughman, native of l'Acadie, age 53 years, has been in the country two years. Married to Francoise MELANCON, native of l'Acadie, age 44 years; seven children, five sons and two daughters:
    Estienne TERRIAUD, aged 21 years;
    Jasques, aged 15 years;
    Thomas, aged 9 years;
    Ambroise, aged 4 years;
    Paul, aged one year;
    Margueritte Suzanne, aged 12 years;
    Marie Magdeleine, aged 7 years.
    They have livestock: 2 oxen, 2 cows, 1 heifer, 1 calf, 2 sows, 1 pig. The land on which they are settled is situated on the north side of the Riviere du Ouest, and was given to them verbally by Monsieur de BONNAVENTURE; ready to sow 4 bushels of wheat. But they will leave this locality to go to Bedecq to live, leaving this lot to Charles HENRY, son-in-law.
  6. Source: #DRFT p. 53
    Text: Joseph therieau, 7 personnes.
  7. Source: #DRFT p. 53
    Text: With 4 children.
  8. Source: #DGFA p. 1496
    Text: Joseph THÉRIOT was on 1763 census at Halifax.
  9. Source: #DRFT p. 53
    Text: "joseph terau, sa fems, cyce enfans ... 8 personnes."
  10. Source: #DGFA pp. 1153 & 1496 Note: Discrepancy with Baton Rouge Diocese, CCR, vol. 1a.
    Text: Joseph THÉRIOT married (Grand Pré Register) on 14 Oct 1725 to Françoise MELANSON, daughter of Pierre & Marie BLANCHARD.
  11. Title: Catholic Church Records, vol. 1a: Acadian Records, 1707-1748; Author: Diocese of Baton Rouge; Publication: Diocese, 1999. The Registers of St. Charles aux Mines in Acadia, from Grand Pré, carried into exile to St. Gabriel Church of Iberville, LA. Personal Copy; pp. 158 & 184. Note: Discrepancy in dates, this says 4 Oct 1724.
    Text: Joseph TERRIOT, son of Pierre & Marie BOURG, married 4 Oct 1724 [sic] Francoise MELANCON, daughter of Pierre & Marie BLANCHARD. Witnesses: Martain BORQUE; Jacque EBERT; Jean TIBEAUDAUD [ signed]; Jean MELANSON [signed]; Rene BLANCHARD; Piere [sic] MELANSON [signed]; groom & bride signed with X. (SGA-2, 250).
  12. Title: Theriault Genealogy; Author: Linda Dubé; Publication: Author, 1993, 2 vols. p. 221
    Text: Joseph THERIAULT, born 1699, son of Pierre & Marie BOURG, married on 14 Oct 1725 at Grand Pre to Francoise MELANSON.
  13. Title: French Canadian and Acadian Genealogical Review; vol. II, no. 4 (winter 1969), p. 240
    Text: Joseph TERRIOT married at Grand-Pré on 14 Oct 1725 to Francoise MELANSON.
See also:
  • Source: DGFA Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: 2 vols., Moncton, New Brunswick: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, 1999.
  • Source: DRFT Title: Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Acadiennes: 1715 à 1780; Author: Stephen A. White; Publication: Moncton, NB: Centre d'Études Acadiennes, draft version; Source cited by Karen Theriot Reader,
  • Karen Theriot Reader Joseph citing the foillowing:
BIRTH-PARENTS-MARRIAGE-CENSUS-DEATH: Stephen A. White, DICTIONNAIRE GENEALOGIQUE DES FAMILLE S ACADIENNES; 1636-1714; Moncton, New Brunswick, Centre d'Etudes Acadiennes, 1999, 2 vols.; p . 1496; own copy. #(19):
BIRTH-PARENTS-CHILD: Audrey B. Westerman, "The Isaac LEBLANC-Marie THERIOT Question of St. J ames Parish," in TERREBONNE LIFE LINES; ; vol. 11, no. 4; p. 10; article sent by author. In 1 763 there was a Jacques (may have been Jacques-Joseph) THERIOT with wife and 2 children liste d as prisoners at Halifax. He was son of Joseph (deceased by 1766) & Francoise MELANCON, who were also listed with 6 children at Halifax. Francoise MELANCON was on the 1766 census of LA with two sons [?]. Five of the six children at Halifax are known to have reached LA.
NAME-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN-RESIDENCES-DEATH: Bona Arsenault, HISTOIRE ET GENEALOGIE DES ACADIENS ; 1625-1810; Ottawa, Editions Lemeac, 1978, 6 vols.; p. 1529 (Cobequid); own copy. Joseph TER RIOT, born 1699, son of Pierre & Marie BOURG, married at Grand Pré on 14 Oct 1725 to Francois e MELANSON, daughter of Pierre & Marie BLANCHARD of Grand Pré; eleven children listed. Josep h was at Isle St. Jean in 1752, and in Louisiana in 1766 [sic]. On p. 2594 (Louisiana), Joseph TERRIOT's wife's name is spelled MELANCON; there are twelve children listed [Francois, born 1753 is listed before Xavier in 1754--probably same child? ]. Joseph died before 1766, when his widow was at Saint James, on the Mississippi, with several of their children.

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