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Sterling "Old Pap" (Famous, Veteran) PRICE

Bellefontaine Cemetery
St. Louis City County,
Missouri

September 20, 1809 Prince Edward County, Virginia
September 29, 1867 St. Louis, Missouri
Parents: Pugh Price, Elizabeth Williamson
Married Martha Head May 14, 1833
Five of Seven Children lived until adulthood:
Edwin Williamson, Herber, Celsus, Martha, and Quintus.

Studied law at Hampden-Sydney College and was admitted to the Virginia Bar, after which he opened his law practice. In 1831 he moved to MO and ran a hotel and mercantile.
Elected to the Missouri State House of Representatives from 1836–1838 and later elected to the 29th US Congress March 4, 1845 - August 12, 1846
Resigned to participate in Mexican-American War.
Price raised the Second Regiment, Missouri Mounted Volunteer Cavalry and was appointed its colonel on August 12, 1846. Price served as military governor of New Mexico, where he put down the Taos Revolt, an uprising of Native Americans and Mexicans in January 1847. Promoted to Brigadier General by President Polk July of 1847. Honorably discharged in Nov of 1848.
Elected Governor of Missouri in 1852. After his term was up he became the state of Missouri's Bank Commissioner from 1857-1861
At the beginning of the Civil War Price was put in command of the Missouri State Guard by then Governor C F Jackson. Price and the Missouri Guard were in many key campaigns: Lexington, Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, Second Battle of Corinth, Glasgow, Little Blue River, Battle of Helena, Little Rock Campaign, Battle of Iuka, Carthage,Independence, and several other key battles.
Price contracted typhoid fever in 1866, and later Cholera which lead to his demise. Price's funeral was held on October 3, 1867 in St. Louis, at the First Methodist Episcopal Church (on the corner of Eighth and Washington), and the funeral precession, with his body carried by a black hearse drawn by six matching black horses, was the largest funeral precession in St. Louis up to that point. He was buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Contributed on 8/3/13 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 8/3/13 • Approved: 8/3/13 • Last Updated: 4/17/18 • R742265-G0-S3

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