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Acadieville , a small rural community along route 480, in Kent County, New-Brunswick, was founded in 1869. Nestled among the fields and forest, and criscrossed by the peaceful Kouchibouquac river and its tributaires, this tiny village offers a variety of activities for everyone.

Fishing and canoeing in the spring and early summer to snowmobiling in the winter attract many. We are within 15 minutes of the Kouchibouquac National Park and its famous beaches. A championship golf course also within minutes, at Saint-Ignace, a neighbouring village, is open to the public.

This very active rural community offers many other attractions for its resi- dents and visitors alike. Many activities such as its two days old fashion picnic and bazar are organinzed by different church groups and the community center.

The original settlers arrived mainly from Saint-Louis-de-Kent in 1869. These settlers were drawn to the area by the offer of land grants, as the lands of Saint-Louis-de-Kent were getting scarce. These grants attracted many people, and from different areas,such as Pointe-Sapin, Bouctouche, Richibouctou, Cocagne and Prince Edward Island; they opened up the area to farming. Although some moved on, many of the original settlers remained.

Acadieville churchThese original land grants were later subdivided among the descendants of the first settlers. These grants and the coming of the railroad in the neighbouring community of Rogersville attracted many new people leading to the birth of many small villages such as Saint-Luc, Vautour Office, Centre-Acadie, Pineau,and Acadie-Siding. Further to the north other small communities sprang up: Richard Village, Village-Saint-Jean etc.(now known as Branche du Nord). Each of these smaller village did have its own post office, school, and store. All these villages are today known as Acadieville.

The population of Acadieville has not increased over the years, farming and lumbering are still important activities but most of the people now work in the service sectors while some travel to neighbouring communities to work at different trades.

The pride that people take in their homes, their gardens and grounds reflect the confidence they have in their future. These friendly and helpful people are always ready to welcome you.

The first settlers of Acadieville

In his book, "Histoire de Saint-Louis", CYRIAC DAIGLE, explains how in 1869, the people of Saint-Louis-de-Kent decided to create a new colony.

They wanted a new colony because the land was becoming scarce.

According to him, the first group (23 young men)
  to arrived in the Acadieville area, all from
Saint-Louis-de-Kent, were:
Sébastien BABINEAU Basile BABINEAU Urbain BABINEAU Sylvain BARRIEAU Basile DAIGLE Calixte DAIGLE Clément DAIGLE Fidèle DAIGLE Joseph DAIGLE Jean-Baptiste JOHNSON Marcel JOHNSON Nicolas JOHNSON Fréderic LEBLANC Jacques LEBLANC Jean LEBLAMC Léon LEBLANC Aimé MAILLET Francis RICHARD Sylvain RICHARD Joseph VAUTOUR Marcel VAUTOURr Mélème VAUTOUR Théophile VAUTOUR The second group: (from the Saint-Louis-de-Kent area) Joseph BABINEAU Olivier BARRIEAU Paul BARRIEAU Basile BARRIEAU Clovis BORDAGE François BORDAGE Hubert BORDAGE Béloni DAIGLE Mélème DAIGLE Simon HENRI Vital HENRI Béloni JOHNSON Joseph JOHNSON Charles OUELLET Joseph RICHARD Joseph ROBICHAUD
Firmin CHEVARIE (from Saint-Charles)
Basile CAISSIE (from Richibouctou area) Judes GALLANT Marcellin GOULD
Bonaventure GOGUEN (from Cocagne)
Lazarre DAIGLE (from Pointe-Sapin) Fabien MAZEROLLE
Another article mentions a Joseph CORMIER, from the Richibouctou area.while another speaks of Sylvestre BABINEAU, Dominque GALLANT and Joseph HÉBERT who would have been the first to spend the winter in Acadieville in a makeshift cabin.Their friends would have joined them in the spring.

Soon other Acadians arrived from Bouctouche, Memramcook, Quebec Prince Edward Island and and others.

I was able to trace most of these settlers, theirs ancestors and descendants. However, I have found no trace on Théophile VAUTOUR and Sylvestre BABINEAU.Also I beleive that Joseph ROBICHAUD went by the name Janvier ROBICHAUD.(also known as John or Jean)

Any clarification on this would be appreciated.

Pointe Sapin

Pointe Sapin church
Pointe Sapin, my native village, lies on the beautiful Northumberland Strait. The main commercial activity is fishing. From early spring to late fall there is a flurry of activity as one fishing season gives way to the next; from herring to lobster, to scallop to macquerel... This pretty seaside village attracts many tourists during the summer months who come to take advantage of the fishers festival, the spring and fall lobster suppers and its beautiful beaches.

During all these activities, the people of Pointe Sapin like to decorate their properties.

This parish, founded in 1860 was first settled by Joe Guimond and his wife Josette Dionne, but they didn`t stay long and returned to the Escuminac area.

But soon, other families would follow: Pierre-Ignace ROBICHAUD,son of Pierre and Anne MICHEL, married to Marguerite-Blanche RICHARD, daughter of François and Marie DAIGLE. his son, Luc maried to Marguerite PETITPAS, daughter of Joseph-Michel and Madeleine DOWNEY.
Michel RICHARD, son of François and Marie DAIGLE, 1st married to Françoise ROBICHAUD, daughter of Michel and Marguerite-Françoise LANDRY; 2nd married to Elizabeth RICHARD, daughter of Louis and Anne BABINEAU.
Fabien DAIGLE, son of Fabien and Marie-Rose ROBICHAUD, married to Marguerite BBABIN, daughter of Thomas and Marie RICHARD. his brother Jacques DAIGLE, married to Marguerite DAIGLE, daughter of François- Joseph and Marie-Blanche LEGER
Olivier and Jean-Louis DAIGLE, son of Olivier
Joseph ROBICHAUD, son of Joseph-Servan and Marguerite-Pélagie BOURG, married to Anne PETITPAS, daughter of Joseph-Michel and Madeleine DOWNEY (My ancestor)

Today Pointe Sapin has around 200 families, a vibrant and progressive village spurred on by the sucess of its fishing community!

Pointe Sapin wharf

Many thanks to my brother, Norman Robichaud, for his informations! Norman, lives in Pointe Sapin and is a very knowledgable researcher in genealogy.


Saint Louis Sign Saint-Louis-de-Kent is one of the larger villages of Kent County. It is an Acadian village where Mgr.Marcel François Richard was born, the person most responsable for the founding of Acadieville and Rogersville. Most of the settlers of Acadieville came from Saint-Louis.

CYRIAC DAIGLE, in his book "Histoire de Saint-Louis" states that in 1796, Jean Babineau and his son Joseph first visited the Saint-Louis area and found that three english families has already settled there; They were Charles Jamieson, Samuel Jamieson and Christopher Dignan. These families however left the area two years later.

In 1797, Joseph Babineau returned to settle here with his family, his mother Anne Bastarache (widow) his brother Thaddée and two of his unmarried sisters.

Other settlers soon came to join them.

From the Gaspé area:
           Charles-Olivier  and Moïse BARIAULT
           Simon et Pierre HENRI
           Placide POIRIER
           Grégoire HENRI
           Pierre HENRI
           Moïse BARIAULT
           Fréderic MAILLET
           Joseph RICHARD 
From Nipisiguit: Mathurin THÉBEAU, his son Etienne Jean-Baptiste LECLERC ( FRANCOEUR)
From Richibouctou: Louis VAUTOUR Pierre VAUTOUR Charles VAUTOURr
From Saint-Pierre and Miquelon: Jean GRAY Jacques NOWLAN Cyrille COMEAU


Rogersville Monument Rogersville our neighbouring village, is situated on the Kent-Northumberland border, on route 126. It is an Acadian village that celebrates many acadian activitìes. It has been over the years an important religious center for the acadian community. It is the home of the Acadians National Monument and each year attracts numerous acadians from everywhere.

Also the trappist monks and the trappistine sisters have established monasteries here.

Rogersville owes its beginnings to the coming of the intercolonial railway. Around 1869, a group of ten men arrived at Carleton (now Rogersville) to build the railroad. These men also cleared lands, settled and became the original inhabitants of Rogersville. According to DONALD CORMIER, in his booklet "Paroisse St-François-de-Sales" these men were:
         Michel SAVOIE, in charge,
         Cyprien and Alexis GOGUEN
         Armand CYR
         Thomas and Mélème LEBLANC
         Thomas HÉBERT, son fils Pierre
         Sylvain ALLAIN
         Ambroise ARSENAULT
Soon, other settlers followed; Théophile LAVOIE, first farmer of the region, Augustin LAVOIE Israël ROY Mélème MAILLET Géo. BULGER Cyrille THIBODEAU Jos CORMIER Augustin RICHARD Abraham and Honoré BOURQUE

These men had to work their lands after their day`s work on the railroad

In 1887, Mgr Marcel François Richard was named parish priest in charge of Rogersville. Mgr Richard knew this new colony well, because from 1869-1887 it was a mission of Saint-Louis-de-Kent, his native village and his former parish.

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