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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  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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TOUSAINT BARBIER, farmer, P. O. Vera Cruz, son of Joseph and Margaret Barbier, was born in France, June 12, 1818. He came to the United States in 1838, and settled in Vincennes, Ind., where he worked eight years by the month farming, during which time he was married, in 1843, to Mary A. Nolan, born in Vincennes. They have seven children — John, Joseph, Mary, William, Lenora, Michael and Margaret. In 1846, they came to this township and rented land of Joseph Mair Etienne, five years, when they bought 80 acres of him. They now own a fine farm of 130 acres. The family are members of the Catholic Church.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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