It all began with the old family tree that sat on the wall of my grandparents’ house. The tree had been given to my grandfather Art Baubie by Chick Stodgell (husband of Marie Bâby and navigator for Charles Lindbergh) who surveyed a boat once owned by my maternal great-grandfather Lynn G. Stedman. You may know it as “Appendice B” from “Mémorial des familles Casgrain, Bâby et Perrault du Canada”. For many years no one knew how we connected with the tree.
Years later, my mother met Dorothy Pennefather Arble aka “Penny”, who was able to connect my great-grandfather, James Byron Baubie with his father William Francis Bâby.
So my first thank you goes to my mother Katherine Stedman Raulston, for getting me interested in genealogy…including the Stedman’s, the Manvilles and the Hallett’s.
thank you goes to Penny Arble for all of her
dedicated work in researching the
My third thank you goes to my great-grandfather Edward Britton Manville whom I never knew (either did my mother for that matter) and for who I am named. He created a family tree book that intrigued my mother in the first place.
thank you, goes to my new friend W. Charles Hollier. Charles is
a Perrault cousin who lives in