We live by stories, we also live in them. One way or another we are living stories planted in us early or along the way or we are living the stories we planted knowingly or unknowingly in ourselves. We live stories that either give our lives meaning or negate its meaningless. If we change the stories we live by, quite possibly we change our lives”- from the Anishnabai First Nations website (Bear Island, Ontario).

To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child - Cicero.
See Family History Couc_Johnston below

Twelfth Generation

Pierre Couc married Marie Mite8meg8k8e on 16 Apr 1657 in Trois-Rivières, Québec. They had seven children. (1)(2)(3)(4)

Eleventh Generation

Maurice Ménard married their daughter Madeleine Couc Lafleur on Oct 1681, Boucherville, Chambly, Québec,Canada. Maurice and Madeleine had nine children.

Tenth Generation

Louis Ménard married Marie Françoise Robidou, granddaughter of André Robidou & Jeanne Denot, a fille du roi, on 5 Feb 1725 in Longeuil. They had sixteen children; eight children married.

Ninth Generation

Marie Angélique Joseph Ménard married Maurice Plouf on 16 January 1747 in Sault-au-Récollet. They had a daughter Angélique Marie Ménard

Eighth Generation

Marie Angélique Anne Plouf married Joseph Dubois Brisebois, great grandson of Rene Dubois, another noted French habitant, and Julienne Dumount, on 28 January 1771 in St-Laurent. Joseph’s parents were Louis Dubois dit Brisebois, born 26 April 1707 in Lachine, Québec, who first married Angélique Groulx and then at the age of 41 he married Marie Suzanne Leblanc, born 2 February 1716 in Charlesbourg, Montmorency, Québec; died 9 August 1798, on 15 July 1748 at Sault aux Recollets (Mtl), Québec. Suzanne was 32 when they married and she had been previously been married to Joseph Roger.
Louis’s parents were Jean-Baptiste Dubois dit Brisebois, born 20 February 1676 in Québec; died 16 September 1747, Pointe-Claire, Québec, and Marguerite André dit Saint-Michel, born 11 December 1680, Lachine Québec; died 15 May 1751, Pointe-Claire, Québec. They married on 25 June 1704, Lachine, Canada. Jean-Baptise was ‘Engagé Ouest 4-9-1715 and 31-3-1717’.
Jean-Baptiste was the son of (Pierre) Rene Dubois dit Brisebois, born 27 March 1639 in Cisse, Poitiers, Poitou, France; died 20 March 1699 in Champlain, Canada, who married Anne-Julienne Dumont on 25 November 1665, Québec, Canada. Anne-Julienne was born circa 1646 in Notre-Dame, Metz, Lorraine, France; died circa 1704 at St. François du Lac. *I have a short history of Rene Dubois dit Brisebois from Our French Canadian Ancesters but I have yet to translate it.

Seventh Generation Antoine Brisebois dit Dubois, born 14 May 1792 in Ste. Rose, Laval, Québec, married Theotiste Lanthier, born 10 October 1803. They married 20 November 1820 at St. Benoit/St. Hermas, Deux Montagnes, Québec. Theotiste is the daughter of Hyacinthe Amable Lanthier, born 20 August 1777 in Pointe-Claire, Québec, and Margeurite Laroque, born 20 February 1784 in St. Vincent-de-Paul, Québec. They married on 23 June 1800 in St. Eustache, Deux Montagnes.

Sixth Generation

Hyacinthe Brisebois dit Dubois, born circa 1826 in St. Hermas, Deux-Montagnes, Québec; died 17 May 1905 in La Broquerie, Manitoba, Canada, married Olive Drouin/Derouin, born 21 May 1829 in St. Benoit, Deux Montagnes, Québec; died before 1901 in St. Louis de Gonzague, Québec. They were married on 14 February 1848 in St. Hermas, Deux Montagnes, Québec. She was the daughter of François Jacques Drouin & Marguerite Brazeau.

Fifth Generation

Rose de Lima Brisebois, born circa 1856 – her baptismal was on 9 April 1856 St. Louis de Gonzague, Québec, first married Julien Athanese. Her second marriage was to Alderic Crevier on 29 November 1873, St. Louis de Gonzague, Québec. Alderic was born 1848 (likely in St. Eugene – there was not a church there until 1855); he died in 1915. He is buried at the St. Eugene Parish Church, Ontario.

Fourth Generation

Edmour Creview, born 1885; died 1928, married Dora Gougeon on 5 February 1907, St. Eugene (East Hawksbury), Prescott County, Ontario>. Dora was born 24 July 1884. Upon Dora’s death, Edmour marries Yvonne Tremblay, widow of Ovide Tremblay).

Third Generation

Olive Olga Crevier, born 10 July 1918 in St. Eugene, Ontario; died 25 February 1996, Ottawa, Ontario, enters union (?) with George Elliott Johnston after 1932. George was married previously to Francis Wilson and they divorced in October 1932. George Elliott was born 22 October 1902 in Carp, Ontario.

Children of Olga Crevier and George Elliott are: (Carol) Clare, Gail Gertrude and Robert Glenn.

George Elliott’s great-grandfather Samuel Elliot, and his wife Sarah (Sera) Barton arrived in Canada before the big potato famine of Ireland which occurred in the 1840s. They likely arrived from County Cavan between the late 1820s and the late 1830s as we know their first son was born in Canada on 14 February 1839.

Following the death of George Elliott, (Olive) Olga Crevier married (Aloysius) Stanley Gagnon in 1952 in Hull, Québec.

Second Generation

Robert Glen Johnston, born on 29 August 1940 in Ottawa, firt married Louise Bowie in 1964; they had a daughter, Christine Harriet.
He then married Wimke (Willi) Dam on 8 August 1975, Ottawa, Ontario; they have a daughter, Natalie Dury Johnston.

Second Generation

Christine Harriet Bowie Johnston was born 24 December 1965, Ottawa, Ontario.
Natalie Dury Johnston was born 28 September 1979 in Wakefield, Québec.

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(1) Email by Willi Johnston sent on 5/14/2009 & 5/20/2009
(2) Quotes sent by Willi Johnston.
(3) Data from PRDH documents.
(4) Family History Couc-Johnston