Guide to African American History

Record Group 951: U.S. Recorder of Land Titles for Missouri (1796-1867)

Jeannette Fourchet, also referred to as Flore, Jeannette Flore, and Susan Jeannette, received one of the original plots of land in St. Louis, as well as some farm lots at the edge of the town. As a woman under French and Spanish law, she could own property, marry legally, and make contracts. This survey indicates the eighty arpents of land Jeannette claimed in 1793.