Before beginning its biography of the young Acadian, Charles Terriault, the book ‘DESTINATION: MADAWASKA’ walks through a brief history of the founding of Acadia and the first generations of the Terriot family in early Acadia in the 1630’s.
The short history is then followed with a summary of each generation of the Acadian family up to Charles, the 7th generation. Charles, was born and raised at the turn of the 19th century in St Paschal de Kamouraska, in Québec.
The book then follows with the biography of Charles Terriault, the first to settle present-day Saint Jacques, New Brunswick. Using maps and photos, we show the land that was cleared and farmed by Charles and we learn the history of the progression of his family; the successes and the accomplishments.
This story as told by DESTINATION: MADAWASKA is interesting whether you are a member of the Terriot/Theriot/Theriault family or not because it tells the story of Acadia, the story of the expulsion of the Acadians and the story of the migration of the Acadians as it applied to all Acadians. It is an important part of our North American history.
The history is presented using a wealth of photos, maps and illustrations, many of which are published for the first time including a portrait of Charles Terriault himself, the first to settle in present-day Saint Jacques.
Order a copy for your children or grandchildren. They may not learn this history from their school.