“Reunion of the families of Jean and Pierre Terrien”
The 35th Gathering will be held on the 18th-19th and 20th of August 2017
A cordial welcome to all at Trois-Rivières for the 35th reunion of Therrien families.
Sieur de Laviolette founder of Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières was founded by Sieur de Laviolette July 4, 1634, at the convergence of the Saint-Maurice and the St. Lawrence River. This site was used for many years by aboriginal who came to trade furs with Europeans. Trois-Rivières is the second oldest city in Canada.
The ancestor Jean Terrien arrived in the country around 1665. At that time Trois-Rivières was still a small fortified village of about 450 people.
Bourg of Trois-Rivières 1685
On January 26, 1667 Jean Terrien married Judith Rigault (widow of François Lemaître). Judith already had 8 children.
The couple settled in Trois-Rivières on a piece of land that Judith had inherited from her first husband, today we find on the site the church of Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Allégresses.
Jean Terrien and Judith Rigault had two boys, one survived, Jean (Baptiste) Terrien born in 1669 and died in 1759 at Nicolet.
Jean (the ancestor) was a trapper and a fur trader. He was in his environment in Trois-Rivières, which was still at that time an important center of the fur trade in New France. Jean Terrien died during the winter 1669-1670.
You can still discover some old places of Trois-Rivières
Since its foundation Trois-Rivières has grown significantly in terms of education, health, industry, etc … In 2001 the new city of Trois-Rivières merged with Cap-de-la-Madeleine and neighboring towns to form an urban area of 135,000 inhabitants. Trois-Rivières is a dynamic city, definitely positioned towards the future.
We will be happy to welcome you and help you discover it.
Claire Therrien Picard
Descendant of Jean Terrien and Judith Rigault
Trifluvienne by adoption for over 30 years