Regarding the Martin connection: I have a small hand written notebook containing information on my Bourell family which I believe belonged to Odell Bourell Burch, daughter of Joseph P. Bourell (son of Celestin Bourell and Celina Ponton) and Ollie St. John Bourell (daughter of Laurence St. John and Lucy Depatis). The following are excerpts:
- Grandpa & Ma St. John (Laurence St. John and Lucy Depatie) and their family.
- Grandpa Bourell (Celestin Bourell and Celina Ponton) and their family.
-Great G-P St John (grandpoma, Lielan Martin [could be Mortin], [died] age 85, St. Ann, Jan 1875; Edward St. John, [died] age 35 kill by horse, 6 children, Uncle Joe living 1917, 65 years old.
-Great Grand MP Bourell (Mary Ann Martin, died Feb 1883, age 84, Earl Park; Petr Bourell, died, 8 children, 3 dead, old age over 50.
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In addition to Lielan and possibly Mary Ann Martin above (from the notebook), I also have Matilda Martin, b. Dec 1848 Canada, married to Basil Bourell.
I would love to find further information on the Martins identify in the notebook.