Bailey- Eli Whitney

Life Span

Birth

1765 - 1825

Eli Whitney was born on December 8 , 1765 and in Westborough, Massechusetts.He had died because of prostate cancer.

Places

Profit Cotton Gin

1801 - 1806

Whitney headed to South Carolina to profitfrom cotton gin.

Professional Career

Nail Manufacturing

1780

At age 14, Eli operated a profitable nail manufacturing operation in his father's workshop during the Revolutionary War.

Out of Business

1797

Eli Whitney's cotton factory had gone out of buiness because,patent infringment lawsuits consumed the profits their own.

Contract Muskets

1798

Eli had gotten a contract for making muskets for the war. He delivered 10,000 to 15,000 muskets in 1800.

Made Cotton Gin

1807

Whitney recived a patent for his cotton gin on March 14, 1794. But did not get validated until 1807.

Milling Machine

1818

Joseph W. Roe credited Eli with the inventing of the Milling Machine.

Personal Events

Eli's mother had Died

1777

Her name was Elizabeth Fay. She died when he was 11 years old.

Graduated

1792

He Graduated from Phi Beta Kappa.

Married

1817 - 1825

He was married to Henrietta Edwards.