I believe the answer to you question is in a message posted by Debbie smith on 1/05/2000. It states that Francois " Frank" Tison was born 2/28/1817 in Florissant, MO and died Jan. 1904. He was son of Jean Baptiste Tison and Hyacinthe Lorrain. He was married to Victoria Thibeau, 2nd mariage to Mary pira. Hope this helps. Regards.