Acadian Johnson Books

Welcome to the Acadian Johnson Website

For those wishing to learn more about how the Johnson name became attached to Acadian history, you are at the right place. The books below will open your eyes to how Acadians lived and were tragically deported...only a few thousand managed to escape  this fate. Even fewer fought back in a futile attempt to save their people and culture. One of these was Guillaume Johnson, my ancestor. With the help of Maritime Indigenous Peoples, our branch of the Acadian Johnsons survived capture and remained in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick...and for this I am eternally grateful to the Mi'kmaq. Wela'lin.

Acadian Rebel

Acadian Rebel tells the historical fiction story of how an Acadian by the name of Guillaume (Billy Jr.) Jeanson and his family avoided the Great Deportation of 1755 by escaping to the woods in central Nova Scotia and living with the Mi'kmaq. He fought the soldiers in various battles; the most famous in December of 1757, where Guillaume was the orchestrator and leader of an ambush against British soldiers that occurred at Bloody Creek, located just outside of present day Bridgetown, NS.  Twenty-three soldiers and an officer were killed in this battle. He was considered an Acadian Rebel by the English for his actions against them over a six year period.
The story follows Guillaume’s life from boyhood until his death. The majority of events, timelines, and the places depicted are real and as chronologically accurate as possible.

$19.95 CAD

Guillaume (Billy) Johnson:              His Story, Our History

More than just a book on his family history, Phil Johnson has created an easy to read and highly informative book on both his heritage and on Acadian life in the 1600s and 1700s. This is a thoroughly researched work that has taken ten years to complete.  This book details the life of Billy Jr, the son of a Scotsman (William Johnson) who was part of the occupying forces at Annapolis Royal after 1710 and subsequently married an Acadian woman (Isabelle Corporon). Not only has the author captured the Johnson family heritage in story form, he has also included many reference sources to aid other genealogy researchers in their quest for factual documentation related to the Acadians, and to this particular  Acadian Johnson/Jeanson branch. The colour and B&W photos along with the many charts will help top broaden the perspective of readers, and provide a rare glimpse into the lives of those whom this book is written. Additionally, the early chapters documenting the Acadian way of life and the lives of soldiers, broaden the knowledge base of what is known about the life and times of the peoples found in the Maritimes during the 1600s and 1700s.

$19.95 CAD

Pictures and Links

Pictures from left to right;
Phil Johnson

My Grandfather Philias and his family

The fort in Piziquid (Windsor, NS) in 1753

Guillaume Johnson Deed for land in Carleton, PQ

Guillaume Johnson's signature on deed; Note, he signed as William

Johnson Family commemorative monument with the author and his father (Leonide)