Charles Irénée du Pont, Senator of Delaware

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Charles Irénée du Pont

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Death: January 31, 1869 (71)
Louviers, Greenville, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Place of Burial: Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Victor Marie du Pont, Senator of Delaware and Gabrielle Joséphine de La Fite de Pelleport
Husband of Anne Ridgely and Dorcas Montgomery du Pont
Father of Amélia Elizabeth "Amy" du Pont (du Pont); Henry Ridgely du Pont; Victor du Pont; Charles Irenee du Pont, Jr. and Mary Van Dyke du Pont
Brother of Amélie-Élisabeth du Pont; Samuel Francis du Pont, Adm., USN and Julia Sophia Angelica Shubrick

Occupation: manufacturer and politician. He was the owner of the Du Pont, Bauday & Co. wool manufacturers,
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About Charles Irénée du Pont, Senator of Delaware

Charles Irènée du Pont, the son of Victor Marie and Gabrielle Josephine du Pont, was born in 1797. His first wife was Dorcas Montgomery Van Dyke (lived 1806-1838), the daughter of a United States senator from Delaware; the Marquis de Lafayette attended their wedding. After Dorcas died, Charles married Ann Ridgely (lived 1815-1898), whose father Henry Moore Ridgely was a prominent Delaware attorney and had been a congressman and a senator from Delaware. Charles ran the textile mill begun by his father but later went into state politics.

The children of Charles and Dorcas included Mary Van Dyke, Victor, and Charles Jr. The children of Charles and Ann were Amelia Elizabeth (called Amy) and Henry Ridgely. Charles Jr. married a cousin, Mary Sophie, daughter of Margaretta Lammont and Alfred Victor du Pont. Amy married another cousin, Eugene du Pont, son of Alexis Irènée and Joanna Smith du Pont.

Charles Irénée du Pont was an American manufacturer and politician. He was the owner of the Du Pont, Bauday & Co. wool manufacturers, a nephew of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, the founder of the E.I. duPont de Nemours Company, and a member of the Delaware General Assembly. Du Pont was born March 29, 1797 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Victor Marie du Pont de Nemours and Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport. He lived with his parents in New York until they established themselves in the wool manufacturing business at Louviers, across the Brandywine Creek from the DuPont powder mills and near Greenville, Delaware.

He was educated at Mount Airy seminary, Germantown, Pennsylvania and married Dorcas Montgomery Van Dyke in 1824. They had one son, Victor. After her death, he married Anne Ridgely and had two children, Amelia (who married her cousin Eugene du Pont) and Henry Ridgely du Pont.

Du Pont worked with his father in the Du Pont, Bauday & Co., manufactures of cloth at Louviers, near Greenville, Delaware. On his father's death in 1827 he became the head of the company. He retired from the business in 1856. He was one of the organizers of the Delaware Railroad and President of the Farmers' Bank of Delaware. Du Pont was a member of the Whig Party, who served in the State Senate from New Castle County during the 1841/42 and 1843/44 sessions and then again in the 1853/54 and 1855/56 sessions. Du Pont died January 31, 1869 at Louviers, near Greenville, Delaware, and is buried in the Du Pont family cemetery at Winterthur, near Greenville.

Charles Irénée Du Pont was an American manufacturer and politician. He was the owner of the Du Pont, Bauday & Co. wool manufacturers, a nephew of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont, the founder of the E.I. duPont de Nemours Company, and a member of the Delaware General Assembly. Du Pont was born March 29, 1797 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of Victor Marie du Pont de Nemours and Gabrielle Joséphine de la Fite de Pelleport. He lived with his parents in New York until they established themselves in the wool manufacturing business at Louviers, across the Brandywine Creek from the DuPont powder mills and near Greenville, Delaware. He was educated at Mount Airy seminary, Germantown, Pennsylvania and married Dorcas Montgomery Van Dyke in 1824. They had one son, Victor. After her death, he married Anne Ridgely and had two children, Amelia (who married her cousin Eugene du Pont) and Henry Ridgely du Pont. Du Pont worked with his father in the Du Pont, Bauday & Co., manufactures of cloth at Louviers, near Greenville, Delaware. On his father's death in 1827 he became the head of the company. He retired from the business in 1856. He was one of the organizers of the Delaware Railroad and President of the Farmers' Bank of Delaware. Du Pont was a member of the Whig Party, who served in the State Senate from New Castle County during the 1841/42 and 1843/44 sessions and then again in the 1853/54 and 1855/56 sessions. Du Pont died January 31, 1869 at Louviers, near Greenville, Delaware, and is buried in the Du Pont family cemetery at Winterthur, near Greenville.

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Charles Irénée du Pont, Senator of Delaware's Timeline

1797
March 29, 1797
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
1828
May 11, 1828
Delaware, United States
1830
August 5, 1830
1842
February 28, 1842
Austin, Travis, Texas, United States
1848
1848
1869
January 31, 1869
Age 71
Greenville, New Castle, Delaware, United States
February 1869
Age 71
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
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