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Eleuthere Irenee DuPont

Birth24 JUN 1771
 
Org.1814 Farmers Bank, DE, Wilmington, Farmers Bank, Director
Death31 OCT 1834
 
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Aged: 63.4 years

Eleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) arrived in America from France in 1800. In 1802, he settled near Wilmington, DE, along the Brandywine River, where he founded E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. Although he made his livelihood from the production of black powder explosives, he considered himself a botanist. Trained in botany and horticulture in Paris, he took an immediate interest in the plants he found in the Delaware Valley's forests and gardens. He created a large formal flower and vegetable garden at his home, Eleutherian Mills, today part of the Hagley Museum and Library.

"When I began building my establishment here it was like settling in the back country, no road, no decent house, no garden... being without... Read More

Sophie Madeline Dalmas

Birth22 JUL 1775
 
Death27 NOV 1828
 
Grave
Aged: 53.4 years
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Victorine Elizabeth 

30 AUG 179219 JAN 1861  France, Ile-de-France, Paris  
2

Lucille 

1 JAN 17953 JAN 1795  France, Ile-de-France, Paris  
3

Evalina Gabrielle 

31 MAY 179619 MAR 1863  France, Ile-de-France, Paris  
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Alfred Victor Philadelphe 

11 APR 17984 OCT 1856  France, Ile-de-France, Paris Margaretta Elizabeth Lammot 
5

Eleuthera 

7 DEC 18061 JAN 1876  DE, New Castle Co, Wilmington  
6

Sophie Madeleine 

18 SEP 18109 JAN 1888  DE, New Castle Co, Wilmington Samuel Francis DuPont 
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Henry 

8 AUG 18128 AUG 1889  DE, New Castle Co, Wilmington Louisa Gerhard 
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Alexis Irenee 

14 FEB 181622 AUG 1857  DE, New Castle Co, Wilmington Joanna Maria Smith 
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Being without a garden was the greatest deprivation, and it is the first thing that occupied my time. … 1803
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  1. Findagrave
  2. Book: History of Delaware 1609-1888;
    Source from: Ray Gurganus
  3. (& 4) Website: Pennock surnames;
  1. Findagrave
  2. Website: David Buchroeder Rootsweb;
  3. (& 4) Website: Pennock surnames;
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