George Caleb Bingham (1811-1879). Genre Artist. Statesman. Professor. Best known for his painting “Fur Traders Descending the Missouri” and “The Jolly Flatboatmen.” Paternal grandson of a Methodist preacher, Rev. George & Louisa Vest Bingham, in Augusta Co., Virginia, George Caleb Bingham was born March 20, the second child of Henry Vest and Maria “Mary” Christina Amend Bingham.
11. Missouri: Day by Day. By Floyd C. Shoemaker, Editor. Mo State Historical Society, 1942.