I think I am from the same ancestor, but probably a different branch. I have a few examples of my roots which originate with Maurice Albert of St. Hilaire son of Joseph, son of Honore, son of Basil Xaxier, etc. etc. ending with Rene Albert. However, I have found in some trees that Rene's father was Francois, yes another, Francois. He had married a Thomasse Gabarette back in France. I have not been very successful in finding any substantiation on this but I am still looking around. My french is no longer much good and I am probably not traversing the Franco-geneological sites properly. In any case, I certainly hope I am not sending you on a wild goose chase. Please let me know what you found out.
PS. I also read someplace a comment that Rene Albert was a decendent of a Thomas Chapais; I don't know if that can help. I haven't hunted that down yet.