If you want, I can give you the ancestors in Canada of the wives of the two Pauls (son and grandson of Urbain.) For instance the wife of Paul, the son, is Marie-Madeleine Cloutier. Most French-Canadians cam claim Marie-Madeleine's paternal grandparents, Zacharie Clouitier and Sainte Dupont, as ancestors. My wife traces back to this couple 7 times and I trace back to them once. Marie-Madeleine's maternal grandmother, Helene Desportes, was born on 7 July 1620 in Quebec. This is before the Mayflower. She is reportedly the first white woman born in Canada (and I wonder if she is the first in North America.)
While most of us focus on our agnatic (look it up in your dictionary, it's not French) there are equally fascinating events in the lives of the women in our ancestry.
In a separate E-mail you asked if Urbain was an ancestor of mine. No, but he is an ancestor of my wife but on her mother's side. Interestingly my wife's maiden name is Tessier, but agnatically she traces to Mathurin Tessier.
Best, Jerry Lesperance
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