Ancestors of Gaspard, Palemont (note the different spelling) . Father: Gaspard, David (not sure about this) . . Father: Gaspard, Jean Louis . . . Father: Gaspard dit Picard, Simon
I have also recently received information from Russ Gaspard that confirms most of this. He lists him with the same spelling:
Palemont Gaspard b. 5/26/1852 Father: David Gaspard dit Picard (6/10/1819) Mother: Marie Louise Jeansonne Wife: Marguerite Taylor Children: Joseph Gaspard (I like the name! :-))
Also, Russ has his grandfather listed as Jean Louis Gaspard dit Lany, indicating he was raised by a stepfather with the surname "lany." I don't know why. My cousin Russ is by far the expert on this side of the family, so you might try contacting him.