1802 - 1870 (68 years)
||Ceran de Lassus de St. Vrain |
||5 May 1802
||Spanish Lake, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
- 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.
|FindAGrave Memorial #
||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
||28 Oct 1870
||Mora, Mora, New Mexico, United States of America
||St. Vrain Cemetery, Mora, Mora, New Mexico, United States of America
||The Berry - Miller Family Tree
||31 Aug 2018 |
||Jacques Marcellin Ceran de Hault de Lassus de St. Vrain, b. 30 Mar 1770, Bouchain, Valenciennes, Nord, Nord Pas de Calais, France , d. 22 Jun 1818, Spanish Lake, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America (Age 48 years) |
||Marie Falicite Dubreuil, b. 2 Dec 1775, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America , d. 6 Dec 1845, Florissant, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America (Age 70 years) |
||30 Apr 1796
||St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
- Missouri Marriages, 1766-1983
Name: Jacques St. Vrain
Spouse: Marie F. C. Dubreuil
Marriage Date: 30 Apr 1796
Location: St. Louis
||Maria Delores Del Luna, b. 1807, Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri, United States of America |
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.
||22 Jul 2018 |
|Born - 5 May 1802 - Spanish Lake, St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
|Died - 28 Oct 1870 - Mora, Mora, New Mexico, United States of America
|Buried - - St. Vrain Cemetery, Mora, Mora, New Mexico, United States of America
|| : Address
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Ceran St Vrain and partners Charles and William Bent of Bent's Fort.
Ceran de Lassus de St. Vrain, son of Marie Falicite Dubreuil and Jacques Marcellin Ceran de Hault de Lassus de St Vrain.
- Biography and History:
- 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.
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.
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.