ELEVENTH GENERATION


Louis COUC dit MONTOUR was baptized 27 Nov 1659 in Trois-Rivières. On his Baptismal Certificate, his surname is listed as LAFLEUR, with his father listed simply as LAFLEUR and his mother MITEOUAMEGOUKOUE (French spelling). Godparents are listed as NORMANVILLE and Madeleine SEGNEURET. The officiating priest was Father René MÉNARD.   In the Census 1681, he is listed as being the first born and 18 years old. He was first married to Madeleine SACOKIE in 1681. His second marriage was to Jeanne QUIQUETIG8K8É or OUIGATIGOCON 7 Jan 1687, St. François-du-Lac, Yamaska, Québec, Canada. On the Marriage Certificate No. 92887, the date is listed as 7 Jan 1688.(19) He was a legal "voyageur" moving back and forth between Pays-d'en-Haut and the mother colony. He defected from the French in 1707. He continued, however, to move back and forth until he was assassinated in the spring of 1709 while bringing a group fo western Indians (probably Mississaugas) to trade at Albany. His sister and his wife continued to lead this group to Albany that year. His sister led another group the next year. She became interpreter for the government of New York by 1712. (5) (7) (12) (26g)   (26h)  (20b) (47)

Children with Madeleine SACOKIE were:

	i. François COUC dit MONTOUR was born 4 Jun 1681 at Sorel.
	He died 9 Dec 1700 in Trois-Rivières. (47)
	ii. Jacques COUC aka Jean MONTOUR was baptized 5 Jan 1684
	in Trois-Rivières. (38) (47)
Children with Jeanne QUIQUETIG8K8É were:
	iii. Marie-Madeleine COUC-MONTOUR was baptized in 1687. She was buried 28 Feb 1697 
	in Trois-Rivières. (48)(58)

	iv. Joseph MONTOUR was born in Nov 1687 and baptized 7 Jan 1688
	in St-François-du-Lac. Godparents and witnesses were Jean PÉRÉ,
	a bourgeois merchant, Pierre COUC, grandfather and
	Marie Madeleine COUC, aunt.
	Officating priest was B. DUPLEIN of St-François-du-Lac. The
	original Baptismal Certificate was torn, leaving out the name
	of the baby boy and the date. (18)(47)(48)
	He married Élizabeth Isabelle MONTIO/ONONTIO, a Huron from Detroit
	before 30 Oct 1711. Joseph and Élizabeth had a son and a daughter. (49)(50)
		Joseph was born around April 1714 in Ste-Anne-de-Détroit. 
		He was baptized on 23 July 1714 in Montréal.(51)
		Madeleine was baptized 30 Oct 1711 at Fort Pontchartrain 
		(Ste-Anne-de-Détroit); godparents were Pierre ROY & Marguerite FAFART 
		(wife of Turpin and daughter of Marguerite COUC & Jean FAFARD).

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RESOURCES and REFERENCES

(1) Cyprien Tanguay, Dictionnaire Généalogique des Familles Canadiennes, CD-3, Quintin Publications, Vol 1, p. 142 & 440
(2)Ibid., Vol 3, p. 160
(3)Ibid., Vol 6, p. 78
(4) René Jetté, DGFQ Dictionnaire généalogique des Familles du Québec p. 278
(5) Marriages of St-François-du-Lac, 1687-1965, J.M. Laliberté, F.C. & Antonio Mongeau, S.C., Pub: B. Pontbriand, Québec, 1966, p. 64
(6) Claude Drouin, DNCF Dictionnaire national des canadiens français p. 311 & 374
(7) PRDH - Program de recherche en démographie historique, Certificat No. 99011, Recensement 1681.
(8) Ibid., Certificat No. 87340, Baptême.
(9) Ibid., Certificat No. 89036, Mariage.
(10) Ibid., Certificat No. 92972, Sépulture.
(11) Ibid., Certificat No. 87641, Baptême.
(12) Ibid., Certificat No. 87550, Baptême.
(13) Ibid., Certificat No. 89413, Sépulture.
(14) Ibid., Certificat No. 92461, Baptême.
(15) Ibid., Certificat No. 87418, Baptême.
(16) Ibid., Certificat No. 94699, Contrat de mariage.
(17) Ibid., Certificat No. 83991, Mariage.
(18) Ibid., Certificat No. 92440, Baptême.
(19) Ibid., Certificat No. 92877, Mariage.
(20) Don Rivara, History of the Cooper-Matheny-Hewitt Family, from "Our French-Canadian Ancestors", Vol. IX, p. 8.
(20b) Don Rivara, History of the Cooper-Matheny-Hewitt Family.
(21) Biographies & Histories of TRADERS / MERCHANTS / CHIEFS / OFFICERS / VOYAGEURS - Pierre Couc
(22) Early History of Trois-Rivières - COUC Family
(23) PRDH, Certificate No. 87209, Baptême .
(24) Simone Vincens, MÉMOIRES de la Société Généalogique Canadienne-Française, No. 139: Pierre Couc, pp. 33-45, Vol. XXX - No. 1, Jan-Fév-Mars 1979. Reprinted and translated with permission.
http://www.sgcf.com/index.html
(24b) Refer to Page 34 in the document above for futher information.
(25) Suzanne Boivin Sommerville, Michigan's Habitant Heritage, The Journal of the French-Canadian Habitant Heritage Society of Michigan, Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct 1999 & Jan 2000.
http://habitant.org/fchsm/index.htm
(26)Suzanne Boivin Sommerville, Email message sent to this author, 21 December 2000.
(26b)Note 2 from Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
(26c) Note 3 from Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
(26d) Note 4 from Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
(26e) Note 5 on Marie-Angélique from Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
(26f) Note on Jeanne from Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
(26g) Note on Don Rivara's work by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville
(26h) Note on Louis from Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
(26i) Note on Marguerite from Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
(26j) Note on Élizabeth from Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
(26k) Note on Marie Madeleine from Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
(26l) Note on Jean-Baptiste from Suzanne Boivin Sommerville.
(26m) Early History of Trois-Rivières - COUC Family indicates the marriage as 1682 in Michillimakinac (Mackinaw City,MI), where he was an interpreter and fur-trader.
(27) PRDH - Program de recherche en démographie historique, Certificat No. 39356, .
(28) Ibid., Certificat No. 1045.
(29) Ibid., Certificat No. 38602.
(30) Ibid., Certificat No. 83989.
(31) Ibid., Certificat No. 19527.
(32) Ibid., Certificat No. 305635.
(33) Ibid., Certificat No. 92972.
(34) Ibid., Certificat No. 5378.
(35) Ibid., Certificat No. 89562.
(36) Ibid., Baptismal Certificate.
(37) Ibid., Baptismal Certificate.
(38) Ibid., Baptismal Certificate.
(39) This has not been verified as yet. (NAL)
(40) PRDH, Marriage Certificate.
(41) PRDH, Marriage Certificate.
(42) Ratelle, Maurice, Location of the Algonquins, pp. 41-68, translated by Michael J. Ustick, The Alogonquins, Edited by Daniel Clément,1996.
(43) Baraga's Dictionary of the Ojibwe Language defines the word "Asababich" to mean either "net", "net-maker", or "spider". Prof. Bruce Trigger at McGill University in Montreal, an anthropologist who has studied the tribes of the St. Lawrence Valley, suggested that the name "Mit8ameg8k8e - Miteouamegoukoue" may be translated literally as "Medicine-Fish Woman", which might indicate her involvement in the traditional Algonkin medicine society.
(44) PRDH, Certificat d'individu No. 53255.
(45) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 5327.
(46) Ibid., Certificat de famille 15001.
(47) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 38596.
(48) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 6020.
(49) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 10987.
(50) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 56736.
(51) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 56738.
(52) Ibid., Certificat de liste des migrants, Régiment de Carignan, 1688, No. 402512.
(53) Biographical Dictionary for The Jesuit Missions in Acadia and New France: 1602-1654, Lucien Campeau, S.J., translated by William Lonc, S.J. & George Topp, S.J., summer 2001, pp. 125-126.
(54) PRDH, Certificat de famille No. 39841.
(55) Additonal commentary on the death of a Pierre Couc on 6 Aug 1665.
(56) Jesuits Relations, p. 265.
(57) Biographical Dictionary for The Jesuit Missions in Acadia and New France: 102-1654, Lucien Campeau, S.J., translated by William Lonc, S.J. & George Topp, S.J., summer 2001, pp. 125-126 & p. 299.
(58) PRDH, Certificat de sépulture No. 89543.
(59) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 37384.
(60) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 48210.
(61) Ibid., Certificat de sépulture No. 151377.
(62) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 12512.
(63) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 67843.
(64) Ibid., Certificat de sépulture No. 165558.
(65) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 17010.
(66) Suzanne Boivin Sommerville, Email Message 23 Sep 2002.
(67) PRDH, Certificat de famille No. 9527.
(68) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 149715.
(69) Ibid., Certificat de sépulture No. 151296.
(70) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 77197.
(71) Ibid., Certificat de famille No. 17641.
(72) Ibid., Certificat de mariage No. 48561.
(73) Ibid., Certificat d'individu No. 43692.
(74) There are several articles relating to Pierre Couc and his Métis descendants:
        All Sources Are Not Created Equal - Parts 1 - 13 by Suzanne Boivin Sommerville in Késsinnimek - Roots - Racines:
Norm's Articles on Cox.Net
These articles are also available on a CD at Késsinnimek - Roots - Racines