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 few 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, more slender 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. Children: (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, at Florissant, 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 Salem churchyard, 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.
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