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 John Mullanphy

John Mullanphy

Birth
Death 29 Aug 1833 (aged 74–75)
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 3
Memorial ID 9321 · View Source
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Mullanphy was the first millionaire in St. Louis. Born in Ireland, he enlisted the famous Irish Brigade during the French Revoltion. After emigrating to the United States, he opened a trading store in Frankfort, Kentucky. Here he met Charles Gratiot, brother-in-law of Auguste Chouteau (the founder of St. Louis.) Gratiot persuaded Mullanphy to come to St. Louis & he opened another trading store in that city. During the War of 1812, Mullanphy bought a large supply of cotton at low prices. After the war, he shipped cotton to England where it was sold at record high prices. He profited a million dollars which he invested in St. Louis real estate. This became the foundation of the Mullanphy fortune, which was later inherited by his 7 daughters. Much of his later life was spent in philanthropic work.



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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9321
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Mullanphy (1758–29 Aug 1833), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9321, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .