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Henry Clay "Jersey" Creveling, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1823
Bloomsbury
Hunterdon County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1901
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Henry Clay Creveling, Sr. married Margaret DeWitt Meginley, daughter of James and Catherine DeWitt Meginley in Asbury, NJ on September 8, 1847. Henry was living in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1844 but returned to New Jersey for his wedding. He was working as an engineer on the steamboat General Pike which ran between Cincinnati and New Orleans. He was working for his prosperous mentor and second cousin Jacob Strader; Find A Grave Memorial #64308357, in 1857, when he moved to St. Louis and became superintendent of the Mobile and Ohio RR. He eventually aquired extensive railroad property and obtained ferryboat rights on the Mississippi River. In 1859, he managed the St. Louis Transfer Company. In 1870, he became the superintendent of the Wiggins Ferry Company. He owned and raced trotters and traveled regularly in Europe. He resided at 1425 Lucas Place (now Locust St.) in St. Louis. Streets in St. Louis and Cincinnati are named in his honor. He retired in 1873 and sold all of his holdings in 1890 for $9,000,000. 
 
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 Parents:
  Sallyann "Sarah" Creveling (1807 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret DeWitt Meginley Creveling (1825 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  James Gorman Creveling (1848 - 1923)*
  Mary Webster Creveling Hankinson (1852 - 1805)*
  Henry Clay Creveling (1853 - 1896)*
  Carrie Clement Creveling Taquey (1855 - 1922)*
  William Clement Creveling (1857 - 1923)*
 
 Sibling:
  Henry Clay Creveling (1823 - 1901)
  Marenda Creveling (1850 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: Block 322 Lot 4119
 
Maintained by: Terry T
Originally Created by: Connie Nisinger
Record added: Sep 09, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21459181
Henry Clay Jersey Creveling, Sr
Added by: Terry T
 
Henry Clay Jersey Creveling, Sr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
Henry Clay Jersey Creveling, Sr
Added by: Connie Nisinger
 
 
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Rest in peace Henry.
- Musick Descendant
 Added: Dec. 14, 2009
 
 
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