Well, I was hoping I could help you, but the Pearl French I know of was my Fathers second wife, so, French was her married name. Sorry.
But I still wonder if you are a distant relative. I have been trying to search the French family. Have you ever heard of James Aubry French?? He was my great grandfather who we think was born in Maine, USA but we cann't figure our who his parents were. If you have any info, I'd love to hear from you.
Actually, I would love to be a penpal by e-mail if you'd like. I just love the computer. I have been doing a lot of searching via computer for another relative what was born in either Hampshire, England or Portsmouth, England. It is also said he may have been born in Calcutta, India. His name was Montagu(e) Love.
Well thanks for listening. Write if you can.