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1803 Inhabitants in Cape Girardeau County

The following names were heads of households in the Cape Girardeau District of the Louisiana Territory in 1803 at the time of the Louisiana Purchase by the United States from France. If your family name appears here, perhaps you are a descendant of these hardy frontier families that settled the area.

They undoubtedly experienced the uneasy feeling of unconfirmed Spanish Land grants that had to be proved with great difficulty to the United States Land Office. They certainly knew about the adventurers heading west—the Corps of Discovery—better known as the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They both began in 1803.

            Lewis and Clark and their crew stopped to visit Louis Lorimier at Lorimier’s house/trading post called the Red House on November 23, 1803 on their way to their winter camp on the Illinois side of the river at Camp DuBois opposite St. Louis. They spent 24 hours here and Meriwether Lewis wrote 4 pages in his diary about Cape Jerado, Louis Lorimier, Lorimier’s lovely daughter, and the events that transpired here.

Red House Interpretive Center

Cape Girardeau, MO


A - H

J - Z

Abernathie, Washington


Abernathy, John


Aidinger (Ardinger), Christopher


Andrew, Alexander (Alexander, Andrew)


Aroritt, Connelius


Arrell, James


Ashabranner, Daniel


Austin, Harris (Horace)


Bailie, Alexander


Baker, Joseph


Banish, Jeremiah


Barks, Handel


Barks, Jacob


Berthiaume, Francois


Black (Block), Ezekiel


Bollinger, Daniel


Bollinger, David


Bollinger, Davolt


Bollinger, Frederick


Bollinger, George Frederick


Bollinger, Henry


Bollinger, John


Bollinger, Mathias


Bollinger, Phillip


Bollinger, William


Boner, William


Bowden, Jesse


Bowlin, John


Boyd, James


Boyd, John


Bradley, Charles


Bradly (Bradley), Samuel


Brant, Daniel


Brummitt, Renna


Bull, Thomas


Burrows, John


Burrows, Mrs. Walter


Buys (Bouis), Jonathan


Byrd Jr., Abraham


Byrd Sr, Abraham


Byrd, Amos


Byrd, John


Byrd, Moses


Byrd, Stephen


Cain, Jesse


Carither, Jacob


Carrender, George


Caruthers, James


Cavender, George


Cheney, Lemuel


Clingingsmith, Daniel


Connelly (Connelley), Hugh


Connelly (Connelley), Timothy


Conway, Jeremiah


Cooper, James


Cornelius, Jephtha (Jeptha)


Cotner, Martin


Cousin, Bartholomew


Cox, James


Cresswell (Crisswell), Hugh


Crytz (Cryts), Peter


Currin, James


Demoss, Charles


Dickson (Dixon), Hezekiah


Dickson, Zillah


Dixon, Lewis


Dixon, Mrs.


Dougherty(Daugherty), Elijah


Dougherty(Daugherty), William


Dougherty, John


Downard, David


Dowty, James


Drybread, John


Dyal, Terence


Eustache, Lewis


Fallenash, Charles


Findley, Charles


Finnanty, William


Foreman, Jonathan


Foster (Forster) Jr., Jacob


Foster (Forster) Sr, Jacob


Franks, Andrew


Franks, Barton


Franks, Peter


Freeman, John


Friend, Charles


Fyght, Joseph


Giboney, John


Godair, Pierre


Godaire, Baptiste


Goodwin, Benjamin


Green, David


Green, Robert


Grount, Daniel


Grount, George


Grount, Peter


Guething, John


Guiboney (Guibony), Mrs. Alexander


Guibony, Robert


Guinn, Michael


Hand, Henry


Hand, John


Hand, William


Hardell (Hartle), Peter


Hargrove, Benjamin


Hargrove, Lemuel


Hays, Christopher


Hays, George


Hays, John


Hector, Gilbert


Heldebrand, Benjamine


Heldibrand, Daniel


Henderson, George


Henry, Lemuel


Henthorn, John


Herring, Thomas


Hill, William


Hinginsmith, Daniel


Hogan, Edmund


Horn, Solomon


Hoss, John


Hubbell (Hubble), Daniel


Hubbell (Hubble), Jonathan


Hubble Sr., Jonathan


Hubble, Ebenezer


Hubble, Ithmar


Hubble, Matthew


Hurley, Moses


Jackson, William


Jacobs, Jacob


James, James


Kelly (Kelley), Isaac


Kelly (Kelley), Jacob


Kenyon, Simeon


Lane, Robert


Latham, John


Latham, Lewis


Laugherty, Benjah (Benijah)


Lee, Jonah


Lee, Jr., Josiah


Lee, Sr., Josiah


Leno (Lene), Jacob


Lerr (Lorr), Valentine


Limbeth (Limbach) (Limbaugh), Jr., Fred


Lorance, John


Lorimier, Louis


Losta (Losla, Lorsa), John


Loyd (Lloyd, Loyed), John


Lucas (Lucus), Charles


Magee, John


Magee, Joseph


Marote, Hippolyte


May, John


McCarty, John


McKinzie (McKenzie), Allen


McMillen, James


McMultrie, David


Meredith, Roland


Miller, John


Miller, Mrs. James


Milliken, Alexander


Mills, James


Morgan, George


Mullins, Daniel


Murphy, James


Murphy, William


Norris, Thomas


Nyswonger, Joseph


O'Hagan (O'Hogan), Michael


Parrish (Parish), Alexander


Patterson, _____


Patterson, Andrew


Patterson, David


Patterson, John


Pew (Pero), Samuel


Prickett, Josiah


Probst, John


Quimby, Josiah


Quimby, Robert


Quimby, Stephen


Ramsey Jr., Andrew


Ramsey Sr., Andrew


Ramsey, James


Randall (Randol) Jr., Enos


Randall (Randol) Sr., Enos


Randall (Randol), Anthony


Randall (Randol), James


Randall (Randol), Medad


Randall (Randol), Samuel


Randoll (Randol, Randall), Abraham


Randoll (Randol, Randall), Mrs. Samuel


Reed, Gelulon (Zebulon)


Revelle, Nicholas


Rodgers, Andeston (Anderson, Adenston)


Rodney (Rodner), Martin


Rodney, Thomas


Ross, William


Russell, James


Russell, William


Sexton, Charles


Sexton, Daniel


Sharadin, Henry


Sharedine, Jacob


Sheradine, John


Simeson, John


Simpson, Jeremiah


Slavisur, John


Slinker, Fredick (Frederick)


Slinker, Mrs.


Smith, John Henry


Smith, Tillman


Smith, William


Smith, Wm (Tywappity)


Stotler, Adam


Stotler, Conrad


Stotler, Peter


Stout, Ephraim


Strother, Samuel


Strother, William


Sullivan, Dennis


Summers Jr., John


Summers Sr., John


Summers, Alexander


Summers, Andrew


Temantz, William


Thomas, Jeremiah


Thompson, Elizabeth


Thompson, Jeremiah


Thomson (Thompson, Tomson), John


Thomson (Thompson, Tomson), Joseph


Thorn, Solomon


Walker, John


Waller, Joseph


Weaver, Hannah


Weaver, John


Welker, Jacob


Welker, Leonard


Wellborn, Curtis


Wellborn, James


Wellborn, Jonathan


Wellborn, Thomas


Welsh, Elijah


Whittiker (Wittaker), Elijah


Wilker, George


Williams, Isaac


Williams, William


Williamson, James


Williamson, Mrs.


Woolsey, Thomas


Woolveton, Levi


Worthington, Benjamin


Worthington, Joseph


Young, Austin


Young, Joseph


Young, Morris


Young, Phillip


Zellafrow, John



Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri
Census of Cape Girardeau District, 1 November 1803, pp 264-266.
Houck's Spanish Regime in Missouri
Statistical Census of the District of Cape Girardeau pp 403-407.
Inhabitants of the District of Cape Girardeau
General Concession for 164 Inhabitants of the District of Cape Girardeau
Liste Nominale des Habitants de Cape Girardeau
Volume B pp 320, 323
French and Spanish Land Grants (Microfilm)
Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, Missouri

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