|In 1708, Jean Cousineau, mason and stone-cutter, settled in Saint-Laurent in Coste Notre-Dame des Vertus. He acquired property covering an area of sixty arpents from Jeanne Mansion, widow of Jean Cherlot aka Desmoulins.
Considered to be the only Cousineau from France to settle in Saint-Laurent, on January 2, 1690 Jean Cousineau married Marie-Jeanne Besnard aka Lajeunesse in Montréal. Many children were born of this union, since after just two or three generations, their descendants alone had formed a considerable portion of the Saint-Laurent population.1
Three generations of