About Gervais Bisson dit St-Côme
Gervais Bisson was a landowner
It is estimated that the brothers Florent and Gervais Bisson, two of the pioneers of this name to come to News-France crossed the Atlantic together with their wives and each one their two children. They had been recruited by the apothecary and surgeon Robert Giffard who, the shortly after the treaty of Saint-Germain-in-Bush hammer, had obtained the seigniory of Beauport. We will be delayed today with the family of Gervais.
About 1640, it founds a hearth with Marie Lereau, girl of Rene and Marguerite Guillin. (The family name of Marie is also written Herault; his/her Simon brother, made with the Bison, is the ancestor as of the Happy one of Quebec). Rene-Gervais who assures the descent which interests us today, is then ten years old, and his/her Antoine brother who is six years old accompany their parents. Jean, the third newborn over there in 1651, seems to be deceased before the departure of the parents for the great adventure.
The Father Godbout Archangel, during patients research in the parochial registers of France, published in Lille in 1925, enumerates some families living with Saint-Cosme-of-Squirrel fur at the beginning of the XVIIe century and which then passed to News-France. II discovers there the marriage certificate of Florent Bisson, as well as the baptisms of his/her the first two children, but does not find the invaluable acts giving with precision the birth dates and of marriage of his/her Gervais brother.
The presence of Gervais and its family is announced to Quebec on December 30, 1654, whereas they make there baptize a girl, Simone-Bores, their first child born in News-France. As for Rene-Gervais, the elder born one in France between 1641 and 1643, it marries with Quebec on September 15, 1664 Marie-madeleine, girl of Simon Boutet and Anne Vilers, of Saint-Jacques-of-High-Not, Paris. Important landowner, it seems to have lived at several places, in particular in Saint-François of the Midsummer's Day coast, the Holy-Genevieve coast, Champigny, Saint-Gabriel and Small-Auvergne. He was marguillier with Holy-Foy and three of its sons followed the missionaries to the Mississippi. Buried in Quebec on March 7, 1707, Rene-Gervais was father of seven wire and five girls. Antoine, the other wire born in France, became on his side the father of six wire and eight girls.
On March 1, 1655, Gervais the father receives in concession a ground in the Saint-François seigniory of the Midsummer's Day coast, close to Sillery. On August 10, 1659, Gervais Bison, father and wire, receive the sacrament of confirmation of the hands of Mgr of Laval which is in Quebec only since June 16 previous. The Gervais ancestor resides all his life at Saint-François of the Midsummer's Day coast. With its family, it is mentioned with the censuses of 1666 and 1667. It is then old approximately 65 years. It must have more than 70 years to its death; its mortal remains is buried on August 1, 1674 in the Saint-Joseph cemetery, very close to the cathedral of Quebec. Marie, her widow, returns the heart in her turn on September 13, 1687.
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Prévost, Robert. Genealogy. Portraits of pionnières families. Volume 2. Montreal: Free expression, 1994
Text of Jean de Chantal.
Chronicle carried out in collaboration with the Company of genealogy of Outaouais, Inc., published on May 25, 1995
Gervais BISON known as St-Like
The commune of Counter-in-Vairais, from which Gervais Bisson comes is for a long time striped chart of France. Counter, Champaissant and Saint-Like-in Vair form today only one commune, that of Saint-Cosme-in-Vairais.
A proof of the presence of Gervais Bison and its family in Quebec, is announced for the first time, on December 30, 1654. They arrived, seems it in 1652, aboard ship of Pointel with two children. Rene-Gervais Bison, ten years, and Antoine Bisson, six years. His wife, Marie Lereau whom he married about 1640, is the sister of the ancestor Simon Lereau, married to Suzanne Jarousseau, made at the same time as them.
The ancestor Gervais Bisson resides all his life at Saint-François of the Midsummer's Day coast, but has also two other grounds, one at coast Holy-Genevieve, the other at the Saint-Michel coast, in the seigniory of Sillery.
Gervais Bison and its family are mentioned with the censuses of 1666 and 1667. The colonist is old approximately 65 years. Gervais Bisson is 70 years old when he dies. Its mortal remains is buried on August 1, 1674, in the Saint-Joseph cemetery, very close to the cathedral of Quebec.
His wife Marie Lereau, dies on September 13, 1687, after having put at the world 6 children.
The bond of descent in this genealogical description, which links us with the Bison, comes from the second wire, arrived with his/her parents. Antoine Bisson, born about 1641 in France, wife in Quebec, on May 24, 1671, Ursule Tru, girl of Mathurin Tru and Marguerite Gareman. Established with their six sons and their eight daughters, initially in Dombourg, close to Lauzon, it is buried on January 27, 1705, in Saint-Anthony de Tilly. His wife Ursule Tru, dies at the end of 1710, buried on December 4.
Their son Jean-Baptiste Bison, baptized on July 8, 1675, wife about 1699, in Co.-Cross, Jeanne-Francoise, said Marie Beaudet, born in 1681, girl of the ancestor Jean Beaudet and Marie Grandin. Of the 6 children of the couple, their daughter Marie-Francoise Bison, born in 1708, in St-Nicolas, marries Joseph-Simon Houde, wire of Simon Houde and Marie Fréchette.