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A group of decedents of Guillaume Nolin (Born 1785 died 1837; PRDH: 921590), myself included, are trying to figure out if the Drouin, and PRDH records, are correct for this couple.
There are no Quebec marriage records found, but PRDH says he was married to Genevieve Laurent (PRDH: 921591), and they had seven children. The problem is all the children’s birth, and some of the marriage, and burial records, list their mother as being called a variety of similar names, but not Genevieve Laurent.
On the baptism records, in order, they list as:
The last child dies three years later in 1839, and on the death record she is called Genevieve Laurent.
The first time we see her called Genevieve Laurent is on the burial record of husband Guillaume in 1837.
I realize Genevieve, Jane, Jeanne, are all similar, but if you try to find a birth record for Genevieve Laurent in Quebec, nobody really matches. Another clue that she might be wrong is that all the children born in Quebec have only godparents that come from the Nolin family, and none the mother's side.
Just to make the mystery woman even more mysterious, is a handed down Nolin family story about how Guillaume Nolin met his wife. It says he met her while in Massachusetts, and her name was Jane Herring. They moved back to Quebec where they had their family, and she died living with one of their sons in Vermont. There is a single marriage record in Massachusetts of William Nolin marring Jane Herring in 1813, but that’s it.
So now we’re wondering how accurate is the PRDH in connecting #921590 and #921591 as these two people. If anyone seeing this has any ideas it would be appreciated as all us researching this are at a dead end.