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Eleuthere Irenee DuPont

Birth24 JUN 1771
 
Org.1814
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

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 
7+

Henry 

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

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
Sources
  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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