Jane, I do not believe that Francios Xavior had a daughter named Anastasia, unless it was the middle name for one of his daughter. I was just up in Empire in July and spent some time talking with the Payments there. My husband is descendant from Michael and the Payments in Empire that we visit are descendent of Philip. Philip's daughter Geraldine is married to a Brunet and he has a brother who was a priest in the Catholic Church in Montreal. This priest had mapped out the Brunet family and there were several marriages between the families. Gerry is in poor health but I am trying to see if I can get my hands on some of these records. When we got on the discussion of Anastasia, they also believe her to be the sister of Francis Xavior. Someone e-mailed me that when they looked up Francios Xavior in Montreal there were 135 born during the time frame of our Francis Xavior. The information I got was from a Canadian relative that had a book from a Susan Payment (they tell me the book is no longer in print- I'd love to have a copy). One of Philip's daughter's also pointed out that some of the recipes in "Remembering Empire Through Recipes" were also entered by Mrs. Anastacia Payment Zeigler. At this time I have a list of 13 children that belonged to Francis Xavior. These are: Maxime Michael (probably the oldest), Merceline, Thomas, Francis-Xavier, Elodie, Joseph, Mary, Henry, Jane, Lizzie, Philomen Catherine, Phoebe, and Theresa. The first 5 from Josephte Brunet and the other 8 from Eliza Briemer. I would love to hear from anyone who could help me map out descendents to any of these Payments. At this point I am looking for documents to prove or disprove what I have on Michael, Francis Xavior, and Anthony Payment. If you find any I would appreciate knowing how and where I can get copies.