I copied the txt files last night that Richard Black compiled so if you would like copies I could send them to you. My email is email@example.com and yes he does list sources at the bottom of both texts.
I probably misspelled Ferrel's name, I was never really close to her, although when we would go to Goshen we always went swimming at her house. I was actually closer to Vernon when I ws younger as was my father when he was young.
Yes that is the same Irene, she was married to Orris. This "book" she wrote was given to my sister perhaps because her enthusiasm for genealogy picked up where Irenes left off. I don't know if she is still living but I know Ferrel is still alive as is John, Mila, & a brother in Texas.
My sister could probably provide you with the information from Irenes book and I could give her your email. Since she is the one that really has alot of information. She also has the Motes books that are available through the Mormon church. The information in those books seems to be rather dated since neither of my younger sisters (and the youngest is in her early 20's) are listed and my name is misspelled.
From what I understand they fled France, the protestant reformation really seemed to be a thorn in the side of the Catholic church and if they were Hugeunots that would definetly explain their departure. Anyone that went against the Catholic church was considered a heretic and death was long and painful.
The txt files weren't listed at the ancestry, I just clicked on the person (blackr)that posted and I ended up on his personal page. He does have a picture up of Ferrel and siblings, taken when they were young. He does however concentrate more on the Blacks (since Hughie was his father). My fathers place in the family gets somewhat confusing since he is listed as both John P. & Helen Motes' child as well as Dorothy Motes Black child.
William, I believe is an English name, but there have been French Williams as well William of Normandy for one. If you do come across any French documents I can probably help you translate them since I took French for almost 5 years.