Isabelle, My dear grandmother Harriet Gaines (wiki Gaines-366), is dna proven, as well as me, my husband and two daughters. Harriet's ancestors came from 1600s, a region of France with awesome history. Her marriage to Charles B. Spencer reveals family history of over 400 years of love, conflicts, wars, and allied families; some stories enough to curl your hair if there was any left after being scalped. Yes, the Spencers became Loyalists & Patriots, cousin fighting cousin-seems a few generations went by and they forget their mission. Well, Canada is now a respected Nation, though I must say, life along the St Lawrence River was unlike life in many other parts of the growing USA.
That my great Aunt Maggie Gaines (wiki Gaines-1221) married 2nd, Edward Bessette (wiki Bessette-203) confirms the Spencer link for Edward's first wife was Jesse Spencer, a descendant of Gerard Spencer 1614. Now, the Bessette name has a history worthy of a book.
Regards, Joan Mina Stone Jakubowski