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Name:    Forchet, Jeanette
Profession:  None
Category:  African-American Experience
Died/Ended:    1803
Description:    Jeannette Forchet was one of a small number of free blacks living in colonial St. Louis. She was married and widowed several times, raised two sons and two daughters, and owned one of the original St. Louis town lots and a farm lot. As a free black, she retained her personal freedom and many rights denied to slaves. However, many restrictions of slavery still applied to her. For example, she needed permission to leave town.

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