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  1. Pete says:

    No idea what this lady did to warrant the tomb, but the St. Cyr family was a big time land owner on the north side at one time…

  2. T.J. says:

    Per this thread on ancestry.com, Mary St. Cyr married Samuel Abbott:

    http://boards.ancestryclassroom.com/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=84&p=surnames.st-20-cyr

    This Google Book entry contains more information. Apparently Samuel was ‘at first agent of the American Fur Co.’ in St. Louis, ‘later a stockholder’. He moved to Mackinaw, MI, where he eventually died. Mary survived him and died in St. Louis.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=epMUAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA47&lpg=PA47&dq=%22Samuel+Abbott%22+saint+louis&source=bl&ots=dyce3_9joy&sig=eUoABaQQELB2qCfTfmOeLqBf8Cs&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kWxKVYbDOor6sAXR3YG4Ag&ved=0CCQQ6AEwAjgK#v=onepage&q=%22Samuel%20Abbott%22%20saint%20louis&f=false

    Apparently the American Fur Company established roots in St. Louis when it merged in 1813 with the Missouri Fur Company, founded by the Pierre Chouteau (the younger). It was then that Sam Abbott came to St. Louis.

    https://books.google.com/books?id=-O4pAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA469&lpg=PA469&dq=%22Samuel+Abbott%22+saint+louis&source=bl&ots=wp0Ah4vOr1&sig=G__dL4bTj4q0kP2V0SW2K21DRsg&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kWxKVYbDOor6sAXR3YG4Ag&ved=0CCgQ6AEwBDgK#v=onepage&q=%22Samuel%20Abbott%22%20saint%20louis&f=false

    -T.J.

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