Eli Whitney

By: Mariah and Kyle


Eli Whitney was born in 1765 Westborough, MA.


Eli Whitney grew up on a farm in 1767. He neglected his farm chores.

School and College

He went to school at the age of 23. He went to college at Yale College Leister Academy.

Marriage and Family

Eli Whitney had a wife Henrietta and a son Eli Whitney Jr.

Important Life Event

Eli Whitney was an American inventor who created the cotton gin.

Important Life Event

The Revolution clisrupted the traditional trade pattern Britain and its American merchants.

Important Life Event

An influential friend wrote of the famous inventor,"Mr.Whitney is now employed in manufacturing muskets for the United States.


Buried Grove street cemetary, New Haven, CT,United States.