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Eli Whitney, Jr

Eli Whitney, Jr

Male 1765 - 1825  (59 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Name Eli Whitney 
    Suffix Jr 
    Born 8 Dec 1765  Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As While he was technically a Junior he was never called by that name. His son who was the third in line to carry the name was referred to as Junior. 
    Library book: One Branch of the Fay Family Tree 28-0 
    Occupation He was best known for inventing the cotton gin, a machine that removes the seeds from raw cotton. He was also a manufacturer of small arms, a proponent of standardization of parts, and helped develop the milling machine. 
    First Cotton Gin.
    First Cotton Gin.
    Harper's weekly December 18, 1896 page 813.
    Died 8 Jan 1825  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eli Whitney Monument.
    Eli Whitney Monument.
    Eli Whitney Monument.
    Plot: 22 Cedar Ave.
    Person ID I6797  Nagel
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2020 

    Father Eli Whitney,   b. 3 May 1740, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1807, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Fay,   b. 9 Dec 1740, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1777, Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 9 Feb 1765  Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3277  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Henrietta Frances Edwards,   b. 28 Jun 1786, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1870, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 6 Jan 1817  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frances Edwards Whitney,   b. 13 Nov 1817, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1859, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [Birth]
     2. Elizabeth Fay Whitney,   b. Mar 1819, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1852, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 32 years)  [Birth]
     3. Eli Whitney, II,   b. 24 Nov 1820, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1895  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
     4. Susan Johnson Whitney,   b. Dec 1821, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1823, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F3278  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart