J. Pierpont Morgan

J. Pierpont Morgan

Banking magnate J.P. Morgan was the owner of R.M.S. Olympic and frequently made Transatlantic trips by sea. We have these journeys and more in our records.

J.P. Morgan in our records

J.P. Morgan in our records

Born April 17, 1837 in Hartford Connecticut to Juliet Pierpont and Junius Spencer Morgan, John Pierpont Morgan would go on to become America's greatest banker, with almost peerless power and influence in the world of 19th century banking, commerce and industry. His legacy includes the creation of AT&T, General Electric, United States Steel Corporation, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and countless other ventures, including the opening of new railroad lines and companies across the United States. 

Morgan was also fiercely passionate about history and literature. The Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan is one of the city's historical gems, packed with rare artefacts and documents that include one of the few remaining complete editions of the Gutenberg Bible, one the most valuable books anywhere on earth. 

It was both Morgan's work and his passion that saw him travel across the Atlantic with such frequency throughout his life. Business meetings in London mixed with trips to Ancient Greek or Roman ruins, trips that he made up until his death in Italy in 1913. 

In honor of the journeys he made, we've scoured our records for J.P. Morgan. On this page, you'll find his life as told through our records. 

Birth, marriage and death records

Birth, marriage and death records

J.P. Morgan was born to money. His father was a successful banker in his own right, founding the J.S. Morgan Company. His maternal grandfather was the poet and minister John Pierpont. On the right, you'll find vital records for the life of J.P. Morgan.

The Morgans in the Census

The Morgans in the Census

The Morgan household started small, but over time grew into something massive. On the left, you can see some of the instances in which the Morgans appear in the US Census. Look at the number of servants enumerated in 1910.

J.P. Morgan's journeys

J.P. Morgan's journeys

As one would expect from someone of J.P. Morgan's standing, he traveled often, and always in the lap of luxury. Here, you'll find the ships records available on Findmypast that show J.P. Morgan on various return journeys from Europe to New York, as well as the name of the vessel that carried him.