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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Joseph Bardot is a native of Upper Saone, France, born February 27, 1829, and is the fifth of nine children born to Joseph Athanase and Marie Elizabeth Bardot, natives of Upper Saone, France. Joseph A. Bardot served in the war of 1814 under Napoleon Bonaparte; he also served as mayor of his native town. He was a farmer by occupation, and a son of Andre Bardot, who married a Miss Marie Jaco. Mrs. Elizabeth Bardot was a daughter of John Peter Louis and Mary Anne Pequignot, natives also of Upper Saone, France, where they lived and died. Joseph Bardot was reared on the farm, which occupation he has always followed. He began doing for himself when nineteen years old, and by industry and good management now owns 863 acres of well improved land. He was married August 29, 1854, to Marie Thairaise, a native of Alsace, France, and a daughter of George Voisine and Marie Thairaise. Mrs. Bardot came to the United States in 1853, and first settled in Shelby County, Ohio. Mr. Bardot also started to this country in 1853 (with only enough money to pay his passage), first located in Shelby County, Ohio, and in 1859 settled on the farm where he now resides, in Franklin County, Mo. Eleven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Bardot, viz.: Louis L., Anthony, Joseph L., Josephine M., Peter C, Elizabeth, Julius, Julia T., John Baptiste, Augustus and Marie Josephine. The parents are members of the Catholic Church, and Mr. Bardot is a Democrat in politics.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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