Thank you very much, Tony, I have a record of a marriage that I am quite sure are the parents of Napoleon and Antonia. In the "Early Franco American Marriages of RI" I found: Eusebe Fontaine, age 38 C, parents: Jean & Marie 31 May 1879 in Providence RI and Philomene Bisaillon, age 39, C, parents: George & Adelaide
I think this father used both Joseph and Eusebe for a first name at different times. On the baptismal certificate dated June 20, 1869 of Antonia, the sister of Napoleon, the parents names are recorded as:USEBIA FONTAINE & PHILAY BIZIA This is from a document from St. Michael the Archangel Church in Pawcatuck, Conn.I contacted them for a record of a marriage, but found out that the church was established only in 1861.
Bizia and Bizio were commonly used in place of Bisaillon as I understand, so it is not too much of a stretch that Philay Bizia is Philomene Bisaillon.
I am thinking that perhaps the marriage of Eusebe and Philomene, 10 yrs after the baptism of their daughter, was a marriage renewal, and the original marriage may have taken place in Canada, before the birth of Peter, the eldest child.
I appreciate your help.I hope you can find more on this line, and if I find any further information, I will let you know.This is a puzzle indeed! MaryIlene Trainor