My father and grandfather were both Nelson Gonyaw's. I've heard stories about my great-grandfather being a steamboat captain in Michigan. Someone else noted that our name began as Gagnon also but when they came over from France it was changed to Gonyaw. I'm not sure when, but the family ended up in Memphis, TN where my father and I were both born. Since, our family has moved to the Dallas, TX area. My aunt was a very good source of information but has acquired Alzheimer's and I feel our history may be lost with her.