Yes it seems I am not a direct descendant of Dr J-B. But there does seem to be an indirect link. You say you have a book that describes his death? Can you provide the name of the book for me and how I can get it? Also any other info you have on Merlet and Droun? ( I have checked the info on the agh.com site, looking for more!) I do speak French so if that is more comfortable for you, feel free to communicate with me in French! Thanks.