Inventor of The Cotton Gin
Meet the Inventor
Birthday: September 13, 1765
Hometown: Westborough, Massachusets
Famous Inventions: The cotton gin & interchangeable parts
Death: January 8, 1825
3 Facts About His Early Life
-He made a violin when he was 12
-He had a successful business during the Revolutionary War at age 14.
Four Facts About His Family
- His dad made and repaired furniture for a living
- His mom died when he was 11
-He married Henrietta Edwards in 1817 at the age of 51
-He had four kids, Eli Jr, Frances, Elizabeth, and Susan
Five Facts About His Adult Life
-The patent for the cotton gin was granted in 1794
-He sued Edward Lyon for copying his invention.
-His workshop was burned down and his tools were lost.
-He also invented interchangeable parts