Jacques Chiasson (dit Moyen) - 1729, Beaubassin (5)
Buried: Tignish, Ile St. Jean
(Jacques Chiasson/Marie-Josephe Arsenault)
1757, Ile St. Jean
(Francois Boudrot and Jeanne Landry)
Children of Jacques Chiasson & Marie-Judith Boudrot:
Jean Chaisson - 1758
Marie Chaisson - 1763
Judith Chaisson - date ?
Francoise Chaisson - date ?
Madeleine Chaisson - date ?
Nannette Chaisson - date ?
Fidele Chaisson - date ?
Note that the children of this family are the first to have had the spelling "Chaisson". The youngest children would have undoubtedly been baptized "Chiasson" but by the time the children married, the spelling had been changed.
Jacques and his family were living at Miquelon in 1766. Sometime thereafter, the family returned to Ile St. Jean and by early 1790's were living at Malpeque as tenant-farmers.
In October 1799, likely right after the harvest, 8 families including Jacques and his family, abandoned Malpeque en masse, taking everything they could in small open boats, braving the sea and the elements and went to Tignish... a daring and dangerous voyage... where they formally established that community.
Tignish became a successful community. The founding families were: Arsenault, Bernard, Chiasson, DesRoches, Doucet, Gaudet, Poirier, and Richard.
By the time Jacques died at age 93, he had 275 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.