My ancestor, Theresa *Mainville* (Miville dit Deschenes) was born in St. Louis, and baptised 4 Oct 1770. Her father was Joseph Miville dit Deschenes and her mother Anne Jeanne Josette Chancelier (sp?) - I have found very little on this family, but Joseph was one of the first settlers in the St. Louis area, and helped in building the Old Cathedral (Catholic Church) in St. Louis.I have no info on any siblings of Joseph's (or Anne's).
Any information on Joseph's lineage would be greatly appreciated (how can I connect him back to those who settled in Maine?) - and I will be happy to share what info I have on Joseph's descendants with others.