Mary paul was my husbands great grandmother. I spent 4 years (& 2 trips to newfoundland) to the archives to find anything I could about the elusive Paul family.
I am 98% positive that MARY PAUL MI'KMAQ (1872)was the illegitimate daughter of ELLEN PAUL MI'KMAQ & THOMAS BARNES (who was married at the time to SUZANNE YOUNG. I found a baptism for MARY in the archives - the dates fit and ELLEN was one of the names that MARY & ALFRED named one of their twin daughters (they died soon after birth)
ABRAHAM, BEN and ELLEN are all said to be children of NOEL PAUL - ELLENS mother was JOHANNA SYLVESTER.
MARY & ALFRED BEATON (1867)named their first born daughter JOHANNA (she married widowed HERBERT MANUEL)
ALFRED BEATON (1867)was the son of ALFRED BEATON (1822)(C of E - born in SUSSEX, ENGLAND) & MARY ANNE PORTER who married him at 13/14 and died in 1876. ALFRED (1833) remarried to ELIZABETH PHELAN and had one son JAMES CHRISTOPHER
there is a trip planned for ENGLAND in the near future to get more data.
Sheldon...who do you belong to? The line I worked on came down through MARY PAUL into STEPHENVILLE but I have lots of info for all the different lines. let me know. MICMAK1