My sister has been researching our ancestry and coming up with some interesting stuff. The latest news from my family tree deals with my 5th-great grandfather, a guy named Joseph Broussard.
fought the English and was present for several battles in Canada, and was put in prison for his efforts. He got out of prison in time to participate in the Great Expulsion when the British threw the Acadians out of Canada. He eventually washed ashore in south Louisiana, settling around St. Martinville. During his exploits against the British, he adopted the nom-de-guerre Beau Soleil.
In Louisiana he was named as a militia captain of the unit Acadians of the Atakapas. He died in 1765, at the age of 63. Many of his descendants still live in Louisiana. Evidently, I count as one of the multitude.
It is important that we remember these things.