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Marcellin St. Vrain (b. 14 Oct 1815, d. 04 Mar 1871)Marcellin St. Vrain (son of Jacques Marcellin Ceran deHault St. Vrain and Marie Felicite Chauvet Dubreuil) was born 14 Oct 1815 in Spanish Lake, St. Louis County, Missouri3711, and died 04 Mar 1871 in Ralls County, Missouri3711.He married Elizabeth Jane Murphy on 26 Jun 1849 in Florrisant, Missouri3712.
Notes for Marcellin St. Vrain:
Cause of Death: Suicide
Marcellin St. Vrain was the youngest son of Jacq ues Marcellin Ceran de
Hault de Lassus de St. Vrain and Marie Felicite Dubreu il and was born
October 14, 1815.Marcellin was only about 2 1/2 years of ag e
when his father passed away.
The following information is taken from Paul S t. Vrain's genealogical
booklet of 1943:
Marcellin St. Vrain, born at Spanis h Lake, St. Louis County,
Missouri, was a student at St. Louis University ent ering in 1830.In
early life he went West to join his older brother, Ceran, and was for a
years in charge of Fort St. Vrain, one of the trading post s of Bent, St.
Vrain & Co., located a few miles northwest of the present town of
Platteville, Colorado.The following story is taken from "Kit Carson
D ays" by E. L. Sabiu:
"Fremont (General John C. Fremont) and his squad were ent ertained
at Fort St. Vrain by amiable Marcellin St. Vrain, the Bent-St. Vrain
agent there, in 1845.Marcellin St. Vrain, younger than George Bent
and Ki t Carson, was the youngest son of Jacques Marcellin Ceran de Hault
de Lassus de St. Vrain and Marie Felicite Dubreuil; was put in school in
the present St . Louis University in 1830; joined his brother
in the '30s in the plains trade , commanded a company train in 1837.He
was later put in charge of Fort St. Vrain and was also made a"Captain
of the Caravan" from Bent's Fort.He was livelier, moreslender and
handsomer than his brother Ceran."
In 1840 Mar cellin married an Indian maiden named Royal (Red) sister of
Red Cloud a chief of the tribe of Ogalalla Sioux Indians.
(i)Felix, born June 17, 1842; died in an army prison in 1864.
(ii)Charles, born October 17, 1844.
( iii)Mary Louise, born March 9, 1848; died February 14, 1917.
Some time durin g 1847 or '48, Marcellin engaged in a friendly wrestling
match with a young I ndian brave in which the latter suffered an injury
which resulted in his deat h.It seems the friends of the young Indian
did not look upon this as an acc ident and became so aroused and
threatening that Marcellin was advised by his brother Ceran and the Bent
brothers to leave the territory.He followed the ir advice, returning to
the home of his father in Missouri.Some time later, however, he
returned to New Mexico, where he had left his wife and children, for the
purpose of taking them back with him to Missouri.This must have be en
around 1848 or '49, as the second son, Charles, was able in later life to
recall incidents of that trip (such
as riding at night on horseback in front of his father, with his brother
Felix behind) so he must have been four or f ive years old at the time.
With no positive information at hand at this date, it is presumed that
some sort of arrangement was made and agreement reached w ith his wife,
who kept the young daughter, Mary Louise, and that Indian custo m with
regard to separation and dissolution of the marriage was satisifed, as
the Indian wife, Royal, later married William A. Bransford, an assistant
t o Colonel Ceran St. Vrain.After his return to Missouri, Marcellin
married E lizabeth Jane Murphy, June 26, 1849, atFlorissant,
Missouri, and soon t hereafter moved to Ralls County, Missouri, and built
the first flour mill in that county.He continued to operate this mill
until his death March 4, 1871 .He is buried at Salemchurchyard, a
few miles from the present town of Center, Missouri.Mrs. St. Vrain died
December 4, 1880 and is buried at S alem.
Children, all born in Ralls County, Missouri:
(i)Isadora; born Novemb er 21, 1851.
(ii)Teresa Emma, born July 4, 1854; died April, 1873.
(iii)E ugene William, born March 7, 1856.
(iv)Maria Felicite, born May 10, 1858.
( v)Sarah Helen, born april 18, 1860, died July 24, 1862.
(vi)Celess, born A pril 15, 1863.
(vii)Leona Ann, born August 31, 1865.
(viii)Paul Augustus, born March 16, 1868.
(ix)James Marcellin, bor
More About Marcellin St. Vrain:
Burial: Unknown, Salem churchyard, near Center, Ralls County,Missouri.3713
Died 2: 03 Mar 1871, Ralls County, Missouri.3714, 3715
More About Marcellin St. Vrain and Elizabeth Jane Murphy:
Marriage 1: 26 Jun 1849, Florrisant, Missouri.3716
Marriage 2: 26 Jun 1849, Florissant, Missouri.
Children of Marcellin St. Vrain and Elizabeth Jane Murphy are:
- +Paul Augustus St. Vrain, b. 16 Mar 1868, Ralls County, Missori3717, d. 11 Dec 1954, Mexico, Audrain, Missouri.