Campdoras of French descent
In 1851, a French navy surgeon, Marie Campdoras (born 1825) took a great part in the resistance against Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte's coup d'Etat, and had to exile himself into the USA. He married Eliza Reader, had by her seven children and died in North Topeka, Kansas in 1881.
I've already got GREAT infos on the Kansas genealogy forum:
Does anyone know more about Campdoras' descent in Kansas, California and elsewhere?