Patrick DesLaurier's obituary said he was the son of Joseph and Regina (Forest) DesLauriers.That would actually be Pierre Joseph (his baptismal name, buthe went by the name Joseph) DesLauriers, b. 3 Apr 1880, probably at West Arichat.He was married on 21 Aug 1899 at Immaculate Conception Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, West Arichat, to Marie Eugenie (aka Regina) Forest, b. 24 Nov 1882 at West Arichat, daughter of Jeremiah (aka Remi) Forest and Marie Boudrot.
Pierre Joseph was the son of Edward DesLauriers & Julia DesRoches. I will attach a report with more details such as who Pierre Joseph's siblings and ancestors were.But one of the reasons it took me so long was because I was trying to verify who Edward's parents were.
The records for Arichat and West Arichat (earlier known as Little Arichat and Acadiaville) are sort of hit or miss.Much of what's available has been posted on the Internet, but there are gaps due to fires at various times in history.
The DesLauriers of Isle Madame are descended mainly from two DesLauriers from Tracadie in Antigonish county.They are Charles DesLauriers, who married Angelique Coste and Angelique Benoit, and Jean Baptiste DesLauriers Jr., who married Charlotte Girouard and Anastasie Doiron.
The problem was, I couldn't find a birth, marriage or death record for Edward DesLauriers, which would list his parents names.But after looking through baptismal records for his children and those of two known sons of Jean Baptiste Jr., Emilien (aka Miller) and Jean Baptiste (III) I feel reasonably sure that Edward is his son also, as they were listed as godparents for each other's children.
There is an 1885 map of the area that shows where Edward resided if you go to: href="http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~samsongenealogy/westArMap.html">http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~samsongenealogy/westArMap.html
Find the village of Acadiaville, then look to the left to the thin little peninsula that sort of juts into the harbor.There's a name that's sort of hard to read, but it says E. Delorieay.If you don't see it right away, it's next to A. Fougere.
Most all the DesLauriers/Deloreys of Isle Madame were either ship captains or fishermen.They seem to have settled on or near Janvrin's Island.There is a modern map of the area that shows a Delorier Island in the place where E. Delorieay is shown on the 1885 map, so I suppose it's named after him or one of his kin.The map is at: href="http://members.cox.net/pivind/islemadame/jpeg/Isle_Madame_full.jpg">http://members.cox.net/pivind/islemadame/jpeg/Isle_Madame_full.jpg
BTW, there is a great website with lots of links to Isle Madame resources by going to: href="http://users.eastlink.ca/~grose/islelink.html">http://users.eastlink.ca/~grose/islelink.html
Last, for more detailed information about the history of the Deslauriers family of Tracadie, I suggest you browse my Delorey Family Research website,strarting with: href="http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~delorey/jacquethistory.html">http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~delorey/jacquethistory.html
Then follow the link to the main page or go to: href="http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~delorey/index.html">http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~delorey/index.html