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Joseph L. Bayard
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Edythe Huffman, Feb. 2013
Joseph L. Bayard was born Jan. 21, 1840 in Vincennes, IN, the son of John F. (a soldier of the French Army, under Napoleon) and Mary A. [(Bano) or (Boneau)] Bayard. He was educated in the public and parochial schools of Vincennes and attended St. Joseph’s College [Bardstown College], Bardstown, KY. In 1858 he took a post as clerk under his brother Frank, a cashier of the Vincennes branch of the Bank of the State of Indiana. In 1863 he resigned and engaged in mercantile pursuits for five years, this being the only time he did not work in his profession of banking. He was one of the organizers of a private bank known as the German Banking Company, which became a public bank, in 1871, known as the First National Bank. He became its president in 1889. He was one of the originators of the Citizens Gas Company and its president for some years. He was the treasurer of the Board of Trade and trustee of many organizations. He died in 1926.
Bayard, Joseph L.” Indiana Biography Index Published Before 1990
“Bayard, Joseph L.” Blanchard, Charles (Ed.). History of the Catholic Church of Indiana. (1898) (v.2, pp.69-70). Logansport, IN. A.W. Bowen & Co. 1898. ISLI 282 B639
“Bayard, Joseph L.” Greene, George E. History of Old Vincennes and Knox County, Indiana. (1911) Chicago, IL. S.J. Clarke Publishing Company. ISLI 977.201 K74vg 
“Bayard, Joseph L.” 1860 United States Federal Census. Feb. 25, 2013. http://ancestrylibrary.com
“Bayard, Joseph L.” Wabash Valley, Indiana Obituaries, 1900-2010. Feb. 25, 2013. http://ancestrylibrary.com
The collection consists of an account book for a general store. Entries are by customer name.
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Folder and Item Listing:
1863-1864 Account book of general store.
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1863-1864
Provenance: Mrs. Rose Schultheis, June 2, 1939.
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English