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St. Louis RisingThe French Regime of Louis St. Ange de Bellerive$
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Carl J. Ekberg and Sharon K. Person

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038976

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038976.001.0001

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In Small Things Forgotten

In Small Things Forgotten

(p.165) Chapter 9 In Small Things Forgotten
St. Louis Rising

Carl J. Ekberg

Sharon K. Person

University of Illinois Press

This chapter describes the daily lives of a broad spectrum of early St. Louis denizens—from the most humble to the most well-to-do—by focusing on their material possessions based on Charles-Joseph Labuxière's inventory. It begins with a snapshot of the lifestyle of Jean Comparios, a longtime French marine who was deployed to Louisiana early during the French and Indian War and posted up the Mississippi to Fort de Chartres, and Marguerite, a black female slave. It then turns to the material things owned by Pierre-François Brunot D'Inglebert Lefebvre Desruisseau and his wife Marguerite La Ferne; Louis Deshêtres and the Deshêtres family; and Jean-Baptiste Hervieux. The chapter discusses marriages, illnesses, and deaths of early St. Louis denizens as well as their material possessions such as houses, clothing, furniture, and household furnishings.

Keywords:   material possessions, Charles-Joseph Labuxière, Jean Comparios, Marguerite La Ferne, Louis Deshêtres, Jean-Baptiste Hervieux, marriages, clothing, household furnishings, St. Louis

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