I am John Nelson Perron, Jr. (59 yrs.), my dad's father was Theophil Perron who married Arbutus Kirby in Sault Set Marie, MI - and we have our deer camp in Kelden. The extended family has hunted and fished the area for generations. Nelson (Theophil's father) was my great-grandfather and I just finally found many answers to the lineage within one thread! Benoits and Perrons have many ties and it appears to be due to one Benoit family having 7 sisters who all took on married names and made it hard for us to keep track of cousins when we were growing up in the Upper Peninsula.
There has been confusion due to these facts passed on by my uncles as follows;
Nelson Denoyer came to North America and when his mother remarried it was to a Perron. although never adopted, Nelson took his stepfather's last name - and thus Nelson "Perron". This info is to the best of our oral family tradition and may have some errors or gaps. As noted throughout the Denoyer dit Perron history we are all reaching dead ends and gaps. I hope this contact will allow the hundreds of cousins to reach out and touch base. Would be great to see the confusion regarding Nelson Denoyer-Perron solved once and for all.
It appears my a number of my paternal grandparents and aunts & uncles were named after some of my great, great grandparents;
Malvina Perron (Cryderman)
Nelson (Denoyer) Perron
My family tree is posted on Ancestry and could really use some updates now that my siblings and I have info from this thread. Today happens to be my Dad's birthday (he would have been 82 yrs.) and it is very touching that my brother Richard found this and sent me the link.
Really hoping this reply sparks an avalanche of shared family trees. Ironically, there is Perronville, MI which was founded back in the lumber mill days that is associated with the family and it would be great to have a huge reunion gathering there some day. \
John Perron, born Sault Ste. Marie, MI