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Luther & Green) erected a large building at the corner of Main and Clinton streets, where the firm carried on a shoe business for nine years. In 1884 Mr. Green sold his interest in the store to his partner, and for the next two years was occupied with the erection of a residence and a brick block adjoining it, the latter being for mercantile occupancy. This work being finished, he again took up photography and continued it alone and with a partner (Joseph J. Caddy) until after the flood of 1889, when he retired from active pursuits. In politics he is a warm supporter of Republican principles, but he never possessed a strong ambition for public office. He attends the Methodist Episcopal church, and of his means contributes to its support.
June 22, 1865, Wesley Green married Mary Elizabeth Rogers, daughter of Robert Rogers and Julia Slick, his wife. Mr. Rogers was a pioneer boatman on the old Pennsylvania canal. His father, Abner Rogers, was of Welsh descent, and came to Pennsylvania from Maryland. Of the marriage just mentioned one child was born, Cora Belle Green, now wife of Dr. W. E. Matthews, of Johnstown.
EVAN MORGAN du PONT, one of the most prominent citizens of Johnstown, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, at present superintendent of the Johnstown Passenger Railway Company, is a representative of a family who came to this country in the latter part of the eighteenth century, and whose members have been closely identified with the history of France, from whence they came.
(1) Pierre Samuel du Pont, great-great-grandfather of Evan Morgan du Pont, and the pioneer ancestor of the du Pont family in this country, was born in France, December 14, 1739, and died in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1817. He was a member of the old French family du Pont Nimonos. He was a member of the National Assembly at Paris, and was of the school of economists represented by Quesney and Turgot, and was associated with the latter in 1774, sharing in his schemes of reform. He became a member of the National Assembly of 1790, where he sided with the Constitutional Monarchists. The effect of his steadfast opposition to the excesses of the mob was to mark him out for destruction, after August 10, 1792. He escaped from prison after the death of Robespierre and was elected to the Council of One Hundred, and about that time emigrated to America, returning to France in 1802. The esteem in which he was held by both countries is proven by the fact that he was elected to arrange the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. He refused to take service under Napoleon and returned to the United States in 1815, settling in the state of Delaware. He was a man of high literary attainments, wrote several treatises on political economy, and was the author of “Philosophie de l'Univers,” and contributed a number of papers to the institute in Paris of which he was a member. He is also said to have written the