Jean Bpatiste Gourgue or Gagnon was born in Quebec circa 1777-1780. He deserted in 1813 in the War of 1812 at Sacketts Harbor (we can prove this). He may have been married in Quebec before 1812 as a son is found in the 1820 census born circa 1812. He is not married in the US records until 1820 when he marries Elisabeth Smith.
He went by Gaynor or Gainer in the US In the War of 1812 records Gourges or st Martin. In New York his naturalization says Ga goo
My ancestor Jean Baptiste Gainer, his son, was born in 1818 mother unknown.
I have two possible families he may be linked to one is Gagnon and the other Gourgue. One possibility is Zacharie Gagnon 1731-1831 m. Genevieve Leparien son Jean Baptiste b.1777 or Jean Baptiste Gourgue b. 7 oct 1778 son of Jean Baptiste Gourgues and Marie Mageleine Gaulin.
Any one in either of these families confirm that Jean Baptiste is in their family. Family traditions anything?
I do have the baptismal records for both of the aforementioned individuals. They are really in those families but proving one of them is my ancestor is the problem.