Bon soir, Jeean-Marie I will be very grateful for any help you could give me in tracing Theophilus' parents. It sounds like a daunting task however. I wish i had more information to help you. The only other thing I have been told by a cousin who has been researching the Maynards is "Theo's parents came from France"...not very helpful, is it. I also don't know whether Maynard was anglicized from Menard...that possibilitywas once suggested by an acquaintance with the surname Menard
I know how hard it is to review microfilms. In fact, because of a vision problem, I ahve to enlist my dear friend Alison to view them for me. It's fine when you find something, but frustrating when you don't... Good luck!