The family lineage goes back to Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours, the son of Samuel du Pont and Anne Alexandrine Montechanin. His mother practiced occult and was a medium for the spirit world. She naturally taught her son too, though, he denied it vehemently.
He was considered an eminent French writer, economist, and government official. During the French Revolution in France, he emigrated to the U.S. with his sons. DuPont was deeply involved in the French Revolution, he supported it and was also the President of the National Constituent Assembly.
It is said that he and his son Eleuthère Irénée du Pont were among those in the crowd who physically defended Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from an angry mob try to besiege the Tuileries Palace in Paris, during the insurrection of August 10, 1792. Du Pont ‘s belief was that Nature was the highest God.
After their emigration to U.S., Eleuthère Irénée du Pont started the largest gun powder manufacturing American corporation ― E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. With his previous experience as a chemist, he took the corporation to new heights, and it grew into the largest black powder manufacturing firm in the world.
Jefferson, a Grand Orient Mason of the famous Nine Sisters Lodge, and an Illuminatus, was a dear friend of Pierre Samuel. He helped Pierre Samuel in his most crucial times. Jefferson was instrumental in arranging the first gunpowder order for the Du Ponts.
The tradition of keeping the family name undefiled and the management of wealth continued, with the Du Pont family taking care in marrying within the bloodline. This family also took active part in politics, and assisted the U.S. government in various negotiable business deals.
They are now running a variety of top-notch companies which are involved in manufacturing, agriculture, chemicals, electronics, food, government, and medical care.