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Colonel Ceran de Lassus de St. Vrain

Colonel Ceran de Lassus de St. Vrain

Male 1802 - 1870  (68 years)

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  • Name Ceran de Lassus de St. Vrain 
    Title Colonel 
    Born 5 May 1802  Spanish Lake, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth Date Conflict: Location of Spanish Lake is confirmed but the date is conflicted. Sources on Ancestry.com and Wikipedia state 15 May 1802, while the Missouri Museum research states he was born in 1798.
    Gender Male 
    FindAGrave Memorial # 7777637 
    Veteran American Civil War

    U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles

    Name: Ceran St Vrain
    Rank at enlistment: Colonel
    State Served: New Mexico
    Survived the War?: Yes
    Service Record: Commissioned an officer in Company S, New Mexico 1st Infantry Regiment.
    Mustered out on 20 Sep 1861.

    Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records
    Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force 1861-1865 
    Died 28 Oct 1870  Mora, Mora, New Mexico, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Vrain Cemetery, Mora, Mora, New Mexico, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1007  The Berry - Miller Family Tree
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2018 

    Father Jacques Marcellin Ceran de Hault de Lassus de St. Vrain,   b. 30 Mar 1770, Bouchain, Valenciennes, Nord, Nord Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1818, Spanish Lake, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Marie Falicite Dubreuil,   b. 2 Dec 1775, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1845, Florissant, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1796  St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Missouri Marriages, 1766-1983
      Ancestry.com

      Name: Jacques St. Vrain
      Spouse: Marie F. C. Dubreuil
      Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1796
      Location: St. Louis
      State: Missouri
    Family ID F312  Group Sheet

    Family Maria Delores Del Luna,   b. 1807, Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Vincent de Lassus de St. Vrain,   b. 10 May 1827, Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location
    Census
    1850USCen-CeranStVrain.jpg
    1850USCen-CeranStVrain.jpg
    1850 United States of America Census for Ceran St. Vrain and his son Vincent St. Vrain, showing him living as a merchant in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1192  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 May 1802 - Spanish Lake, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Oct 1870 - Mora, Mora, New Mexico, United States of America Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. Vrain Cemetery, Mora, Mora, New Mexico, United States of America Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    CeranStVrain-CharlesBent-WilliamBent-BentsFort.jpg
    CeranStVrain-CharlesBent-WilliamBent-BentsFort.jpg
    Ceran St Vrain and partners Charles and William Bent of Bent's Fort.
    http://twmag.com/jcontent/true-westerners/true-westerners/investigating-history/2753-bents-forts-50th-anniversary
    CeranStVrain.jpg
    CeranStVrain.jpg
    Ceran de Lassus de St. Vrain, son of Marie Falicite Dubreuil and Jacques Marcellin Ceran de Hault de Lassus de St Vrain.

    Documents
    1868Tax-VincentStVrain-CeranStVrain.jpg
    1868Tax-VincentStVrain-CeranStVrain.jpg
    1868 Tax record for Vincent St. Vrain and Ceran St. Vrain.

    Census
    1860USCen-CeranStVrain.jpg
    1860USCen-CeranStVrain.jpg
    1860 US Census for Ceran St. Vrain.
    Also in residence was Richard Delang (30) a Miller, Jerome Briggs (20) a Ship Coker, and Sam Miller a Labourer.
    1870USCen-CeranStVrain-AmeliaRohmann-VincentStVrain.jpg
    1870USCen-CeranStVrain-AmeliaRohmann-VincentStVrain.jpg
    1870 US Census record for Amelia Rohmann and Vincent St. Vrain, as well as Vincent's father Ceran St. Vrain.

  • Notes 
    • Biography and History:
      http://snowstones.com/snowstones-wp/history/the-life-and-times-of-ceran-st-vrain/
    • Biographical Life Account

      First job was with the fur trade firm of Pratte, Cabanne and Company who focused on the Missouri River fur trade.

      Ceran made a trading partnership with Paul Baillo after venturing out of the newly discovered Santa Fe trade route, becoming an established trader in New Mexico.

      1830 he made a partnership with two St. Louis associates, Charles and William Bent. They went on to form the Bent, St. Vrain & Company trading firm.

      During the Taos Uprising (When the rebellious Mexican and Native American inhabitants killed Charles Bent, the first Governor of the New Mexico Territory) Ceran formed a militia group and crushed the rebellion.

      Ceran was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of a defensive unit that protected against Apache and Ute tribe attacks, he served until 1861 when he resigned.

      1849 he quit his partnerships and moved to Mora, New Mexico. (There is note he spent a brief period in New York as well during this time.)

      Ceran operated a store, two gristmills, and a distillery. During the Civil War he made a considerable living from selling supplies to the Union Army.

      Ceran is known to have had several relationships with women, hopefully we will have more information to follow on exactly who or when he married, however Ceran's niece Martha St. Vrain has been quoted as saying that he was never legally married.
    • Obituary:
      Colonel Ceran de Lassis St Vrain
      Santa Fe Daily New Mexican, 31 Oct 1870

      A dispatch from Fort Union says the funeral of Col. St. Vrain was attended by Gen. Gregg and nearly all of the others of the Fort. Capt. Starr of the 8th Cavalry, with his troop, acted as escort, Gen. Gregg and staff as pall bearers, the regimental band furnishing the music. Col. St. Vrain was buried by the Masonic fraternity, and as ex-Colonel of Volunteers, with military honors. Over two thousand persons were present; the service was very impressive and the surrounding of a highly romantic character; nothing equal to it ever was seen in New Mexico.
    • Obituary:
      Colonel Ceran de Lassis St Vrain
      Santa Fe Daily New Mexican, Oct 29, 1870

      COL. CERAN ST. VRAIN
      We received, this morning, by telegraph, from Fort Union the painful intelligence, that Col. Ceran St. Vrain, of Mora, departed this life at six o'clock last night.

      Col. St. Vrain came to New Mexico more than forty years ago, and has been one of her most highly respected and influential citizens ever since. Possessed of good education, fine natural abilities, and the highest style of courtesy, and very great energy and enterprise, he at once engaged in merchandizing and manufacturing, by the legitimate profits of which he has accumulated a handsome property. His upright dealing, fairmindedness, and courteous treatment of all with whom he came in contact, won him hosts of friends, who will sincerely sorrow at his death.

      Every enterprise, looking to the improvement of the country, received willing and earnest support and sympathy from him, and many hundreds of honest poor men have been by him furnished with the means to start again, and repair the misfortunes of the past. In every part of the Territory there are men who will feel that in the death of Col. St. Vrain not only has the country lost one of its best citizens, but they have lost one of their truest and noblest personal friends.

      To the friends of the deceased we tender our sincerest condolence, and commend his virtues and enterprise to the immitation of his thousands of acquaintances in the Territory.