Monica Rachelle (Bourgeois) Johnston

Monica Bourgeois was born in Houston, Texas. I lived in Atascocita, Texas until my parents divorced and we moved to Pearland, Texas. I married Joel Johnston in Houston, Texas in 1998. In 2003, we move to Southern California. We have 2 boys:

  1. Trevor Lee Johnston
  2. Lukas Dayne Johnston


Janice Lynn (Paschal) Bourgeois

Janice Paschal married Tim Bourgeois. They lived in Atascosita, until they divorced. They had 2 children:

  1. (me) Monica (Bourgeois) Johnston
  2. Damon Leon Bourgeois


Leon Paschal

Leon Paschal was born in 1920. He was a pilot in WWII for the Air Force. When his brother died dogfighting, he was forced to take a pilot teaching position. After his service, Leon eloped with Iona "Onie" Rada Coley and got a job working for Amco Oil refinery in Houston, Texas. He was the union leader for several years until they gave him an officer position in the company. During his employment, he a modified lightning rod and was paid $50 for the patent. He attended the Baptist church and became a Deacon. Leon and "Onie" had 2 children:

  1. Patricia Lane Paschal m Douglas M Smith
  2. Janice Lynn Paschal m Timothy Bourgeois


Harvey R. Paschal 1897 - 1962

Harvey R. Paschal married Naomi M. Buchanan. They had 4 children:

  1. Leon Paschal
  2. Robert Harvey Paschal (b1923-d1945 in WWII)
  3. Barbara Paschal (b1929-d1986)
  4. Betty Louise Paschal (b1931-d1983)


Benjamin F Paschal 1861 - 1934

Benjamin F Paschal was a survivor of Indian attack by Comanche Indians that killed his mother, 2 brothers, his aunt, and several cousins. He was left to raise himself from age 9. 

He married Emma Elizabeth Cridebring or Crideburg. They divorced or she died and he remarried. He had several other children with his new wife, Mattie Madelina Morgan. Ben and Emma had at least 2 children: 

  1. Frank Paschal(b1896-d1895)
  2. Harvey R. Paschal (b1897 - d1962)

Grave for Ben


Mrs. Paschal 

Recently widowed, she moved to her sister’s farm in Montague, TX. Her sister’s name was Anna Kenon who was married to John Kenon. Mrs. Paschal and her recently deceased husband’s name are unknown. 

Kenon Home in 1870

Sometime between 1870-1871, John and the older of his daughters went to town and left the women and remaining children alone. He was nearly blind from his earlier days at sea. Staring at the reflection in the water had damaged his eyes and he needed assistance. While the women and children were home alone, they were attacked by Indians. (According to Dollie’s obituary, the Indian attack was made by Comanche Indians.) Almost everyone died. Several stories have been published about the massacre; with theories about why the area was often attacked, but little about the victims or survivors. Of the Paschal family, Ben and his 2 sisters, Mary and Dollie, survived.

Around the time of the attack, the John Kenon reported a Cherokee Indian woman living with her children on his farm in the 1870 US Census.

1870 Census

Fort Tours Paschal story

Mrs. Paschal's Grave