THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! The portraits are beautiful. WOW! You know so much more than I do! Catherine Fersing Hemard must have named her son for her brother Michael/Michel Fersing who was my ancestor. One interesting note, my Mom has a large framed art work of fish scales made into a flower basket that we believe was made by Michael Fersing's daughter, Mary. The frame on Michel Hemard's portrait is similar to the frame on Mary's flower basket. I helped my Mom to restore that frame when I was a teenager...quite a challenge. I can't wait to show these to my Mom. I haven't been able to do much research on the family because we are living in Africa for now, but hoping to get back to research soon.