Jocques Tebeau owned Plot B in Old Town Florissant which predated the founding of Florissant in 1785 ??.He married Susanna Jarret from Corondelet.There is a story about Jocques Tebeau's blue eyed daughter who was kidnaped by indians in 1795 when she was 7,and 17 years later when she was found during the Peace Treaty of 1812 it was learned that she was the wife of one of the Chief's and refused every effort to return her to her people because she said she was treated well and prefered to stay with her husband and children.
Jocques also had a brother hamed Charles who was the blacksmith in Village a Robert 1797 (present day Bridgenton).And another brother named Joseph who had a son named Joseph Jr.I have a land deed dated 1830 to Joseph Tebeau Jr. signed by Andrew Jackson.Joseph Jr.married Lucille Desnoyer (1804-1917). This was her second marriage,her first marriage was to a Bordeau.Joseph and Lucille had a daughter named Theresa Tebeau who married Jerome Aubuchon,they had daughter Joanna Aubachon (1868-1922)who married Paul R. Creely (1865-1937).They had three children Marie (my grandmother), George, and Robert. Lucille lived with her grand daughter Johanna in her later years, as all her children had already died.My dad spent a lot of time listening to stories of the old times from Lucille.He never saw her in bed,when she wasn't telling stories she was either working of smoking her pipe. My dad knew Lucille as Grandma Creely. He was eight years old when she died at 114.
Lucille was the neice of Louis Desnoyer the owner of Desnoyers Prarie who received his title from the French.In 1901 she filed claim to her share of his rights as his last living relative.
I also have a Liza Tebeau (1860-1922) married to Edward Guittar (1857-1932) living on St. Louis Avenue in Ferguson Mo (St. Louis County).They had six children,Avery, Lawrence(my grandfather),Harvey, Zebby, Cora, and Lilly.Liza was most likely another grand daughter of Lucille (as was Johanna) but I haven't conected Liza and Joseph et all yet.
If you want to find out more Old St. Ferdinands cemetary in Florisant would be a good place and is no more than five acres.