This letter is courtesy of Fran and Phil Amoureux, and the transcription courtesy of Betty O’Bryan and Carol Rogers – thank you all!  Please click on the thumbnails for larger versions.   France 1826  – Mathurin Michel Amoureux letter to cousin Mathurin Michel Amoureux was born in 1747in Bourgneuf, France.  In November 1782 he married Perrine Janvier.  By 1785 he was a prominent merchant in L’Orient and a member of the mercantile firm of Amoureux & Champigny.  In 1792 during the event of the revolution he came to America, with his 14 year old daughter.  Arriving in Philadelphia, he began seeking a permanent residence.  ForRead More →