Did Martin Aucoin have a son named Francois?

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All the sites that I've seen that reference Stephen White say that Martin Aucoin had three children: Michelle (either with Barbe Minguet or a previous unknown wife), Jeanne (with Barbe Minguet), and Jean (with Marie Salle).

On WikiTree, he has a child attached named Francois. Francois is also named on this site, which I thought was pretty reliable: http://www.acadian.org/acadianmyths.html However, now I'm not so sure about that site, since it also links all of Martin's children to Marie Salle, rather than to his previous wife, Barbe Minguet.

Is there any evidence that this person is Martin's son, or even that he existed at all?

WikiTree profile: Francois Aucoin
in Genealogy Help by Lianne Lavoie G2G6 Pilot (421k points)

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I just added a link on François' profile to a site discussing this issue. The site claims birth certificates were located for Martin and his brothers, followed by a list of children from Martin and Barbe Minguet which includes a François. It's not clear if that list is from located records.

I'm not sure if the info on that page can provide useful hints of if it will just send us on wild goos chases...
by Roland Arsenault G2G6 Mach 5 (54.3k points)

 

From SW's corrections to the DGFA:
 
 
"Il faut aussi noter que nous croyons qu'il se trompe en ajoutant 
un fils prénommé François à la famille de Martin Aucoin et de Barbe Minguet 
qui serait le père de l'époux de Marie Gaudet; l'impression qu'un François 
Aucoin demeurait en Acadie ne vient que de la mauvaise lecture du nom de 
François Guérin dans le recensement de 1671 reproduite par Edmé Rameau de 
Saint-Père (voir La France aux colonies, Paris, 1859, 1ère ptie, p 125)."
 
 

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