Are there women in your family tree about whom you know next-to-nothing?
My French-born 5th grandmother Barbe RICHARD is one of those women.
I know her name because it appears in the birth records of the ten children she had with her artist husband Joseph François GURY.
But of her? I really know only that she existed.
The 14 Mar 1794 birth record above was the oldest one (chronologically speaking) that I located for a child who’s père et mère (father and mother) were Joseph François GURY and Barbe RICHARD.
I am working from the assumption that the couple was married about a year prior to the birth of this child, Jean GURY who, coincidentally, is my 4th great-grandfather.
And I’m hoping that combined information from the birth records of Jean and his nine siblings will give me more insight into the life of their mother.