"Chauvin brothers" were also this:)
In the 1660s and eventually wound up, in what would become US.
"they tried to suppress the fur traders, coureurs-de-bois, but the
coureurs de-bois resisted all their efforts.
Jaunty, reckless, impatient of authority, inured to hardship and
cunningly resourseful in danger, they were the men who made their own
and the colonys' living thru travel in far savage countries and traffic
with alien peoples.
They were the distinctive social creation of New France, it's real
though raffish leaders, its' unacknowledged nobility. They supplied the
fur trading province with its economic drive, just as the priests and
the members of the religious orders imposed its social standards and
maintained its spiritual values. And to the end, these two social groups
-the fur traders, grown increasingly solid and respectable in character,
and the clergy-remained the two poles around which the active life of
the province revolved. " Exerpt from "THE ROMANCE OF NORTH
AMERICA-CANADA" Edited by Hardwick Moseley. Printed 1958
Generations Mind boggling ~ How Many Relatives Do You Have?
Only 1 YOU
32 ggg grandparents
64 gggg grandparents
256 gggggg grandparents
512 ggggggg grandparents
2,048 ggggggggg grandparents'
4,096 gggggggggg grandparents
8,192 ggggggggggg grandparents
16,184 gggggggggggg grandparents 32,768 ggggggggggggg grandparents
65,536 gggggggggggggg grandparents 131,072 ggggggggggggggggrandparents
262,144 gggggggggggggggg grandparents 524,288 ggggggggggggggggg
grandparents 1,048,576 gggggggggggggggggg grandparents 2,097,152
Is it any wonder that I spend so much time on genealogy?