Dear Cousin,I too have the same road block once we have jumped over the obstacle of the name change.From some of the other children , it seems that Mathieu L'EPINE, son of Francois L'EPINE and Angelique HARDY was from San Malo, FRANCE.
He married Marie Marguerite BOULET, daughter of Louis BOULET of Quebec, and Jeanne BAUDOIN.
I am descended from Francois & Clothilde Trahan MATHIEU's child Aladin MATHIEU (b. 1836) in Lafayette.
When you break through to San Malo, let me know.In the mean time, I too will keep looking.Thanks Cousin, Ken Domingue email@example.com