It's very nice to meet a cousin that is a descendant of Michael. You are the second I've met in 10 years, other than my first cousins. Are you from Isabelle Gauthier Dugas? That branch of the family is from Baton Rouge but I don't know.
I found Paulina (Poliny) Gauthier's grand son and later great granddaughter in Hot Springs Ark six or more years ago. The grandson has since died and I've lost touch with the his children but may try to connect again now that I have Michael's origins.
I am from La, presently in Covington but sometimes in StMaarten in the Caribbean. My wife lives and works there for the last 18 months and I go and come. I'm here trying to get our house sold right now.
Send me an email at email@example.com
and I'll give you access to my private Gauthier web site that has Michael all the way back with a lot of the older family branches. Its a work in progress. Its got my living family in it so I don't want to post it here.
I've got the skelton of it posted recently on Ancestery.com but it is far from finished. I'm new to Ancestery and can't hardly find it myself. Search for Francois Bettevy, then select Ancestry World Tree Entries for Francois and you'll get a list of 14 listings on Francois. Mine is the fifth from the bottom.
If you find an easier way to get there, please let me know.