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Ceran St. Vrain
Birth: May 5, 1802
Death: Oct. 28, 1870
Mora
Mora County
New Mexico, USA

Frontier trapper and trader pioneer. In 1825, he joined the Bent brothers to form the Bent-St. Vrain Trade Company of Taos, New Mexico. This alliance became one of the greatest establishments in frontier history. The Bent St. Vrain Company built an adobe fort on the eastern Colorado plains. Along the Santa Fe Trail, this was the only privately owned fortification in the west and it became the premier trading center and rendezvous point. In 1848 during the Taos Rebellion with the Indians, he organized a force that was instrumental in suppressing the revolt. He later became part owner of the Animas Land Grant, which totaled over four million acres. In 1855 he moved to Mora, New Mexico, where he built a flour mill and began publishing the "Santa Fe Gazette" newspaper. He remained in Mora until his death and reportedly was married four times. His funeral was attended by more than 2,000 people and given full military honors. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Saint Vrain Cemetery
Mora
Mora County
New Mexico, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Aug 19, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7777637
Ceran St. Vrain
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Ceran St. Vrain
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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