Notes for Elizabeth Frances Browne Mullanphy: Eliza's tombstone was ordered dfrom John C. Wilson Co., 95 Washington Avenue, St. Louis at a cost of $16.00 Frances's tombstone was ordered at the same time for $12.00 plus engraving for $5.00. Total bill was $33.00 The only dates are April 11 and May 8 on the invoice. --------------------------------------- November 1846 - she was a delegate to the Pacific Railroad Convention*(see notes below), which was held in the rotunda of the Courthouse. She was of compact build, with a large and well developed head, especially distinct in its perceptive faculties, with dark complexion and features, expressive of high intelligence and culture and she was the handsomest of John Mullanphy's daughters. Her manners were especially graciou and winning. She was domestic in her tastes and a model wife and mother. If the husband was the 'bread winner' she was the 'bread saver' of the family, for while they resided on the large farm, on the Olive Street road, she hoartled out of the marketable products of the place $2,000 in spcie, which she one day presented to her astonished and delighted partner. Something may be gleaned of the impression she made by an incident which transpired int he trial of Cutter vs. Waddingham and others, in the Circuit Court, in 1846, when the elder Krum presided as Judge. The title affected the Mullanphy heirs, and on the death of Mrs. Clemens the record shows that Judge Krum said: 'The death of Mrs. Clemens rendered necessary that some legal representative of hers should apear inthe suit, and I cannot allow the occasion to pass, although out of the usual order, without saying a word by way of tribute to her memory. She was one of my most valued friends. She was always in full accord with every movement that pertained to the advancement of this city. In all humanitarian or charitable works she was always among the formost; and she was an ornament to society, whose loss cannot be readily replaced.' -----------------------------**The Old Courthouse was the setting for several meetings held to champion railroad construction. St. Louis, with its western orientation, promoted a rail line to the West Coast even before it had connections with the East Coast. By 1844 Asa Whitney, a New York businessman, began a nationwide campaign to interest the public in a transcontinental railroad line. In November 1846 he spoke in the rotunda of the St. Louis Courthouse before an enthusiastic group of local business people. They passed a resolution to be sent to Congress urging the adoption of the idea. --------------------------------------
More About Elizabeth Frances Browne Mullanphy: Burial: St. Louis King Fr. (moved to Calvary Cem), St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO. Civic Service: 1846, Delegate to Railroa Convention in St. Louis.
More About Elizabeth Frances Browne Mullanphy and James Clemens, Jr.: Marriage: January 10, 1833, Saint Louis King, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO.
Marriage Notes for Elizabeth Frances Browne Mullanphy and James Clemens, Jr.: Witnesses for marriage were: James Clemens, Sr., Eliza Mulanphy, Edw. T. Christy and Julia Chouteau.*Source: The Old Cathedral Records of Marriages in the book dated from the year 1828 to 1840, page 53. Married at 8:00 p.m.
Children of Elizabeth Frances Browne Mullanphy and James Clemens, Jr. are:
John Mullanphy Clemens, b. November 11, 1833, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, 10:00 a.m., d. July 30, 1834, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, 7:45 pm.
Elizabeth Mullanphy Clemens, b. January 09, 1835, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, 6:30 p.m., d. January 19, 1835, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, 7:00 am.
James Biddle Clemens, b. January 13, 1836, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, 7:45 a.m., d. February 27, 1878, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO Age, 29.
Richard Graham Clemens, b. May 11, 1837, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, 6:00 a.m., d. August 22, 1854, 3:40 pm, age 17.
+Bryan Mullanphy Clemens, b. January 11, 1839, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, d. December 28, 1916, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, age 77.
+Catharine (Kate) Jane Clemens, b. September 13, 1840, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO, 7:30 12:00 noon, d. August 03, 1900, St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, age 60.