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Elias Howe

Name at birth: Elias Howe, Jr.Elias Howe was an American inventor who won the first patents for a sewing machine in 1846. A tinkerer since his early youth, Howe worked his father's sawmill until he w…

Elias BOUDINOT

BOUDINOT, Elias, a Delegate and a Representative from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., May 2, 1740; received a classical education; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1760 and commen…

Elias HOWELL

HOWELL, Elias, (father of James Bruen Howell), a Representative from Ohio; born in New Jersey in 1792; attended the public schools; moved to Newark, Ohio, in 1819; member of the State senate 18…

Elias WHITMORE

WHITMORE, Elias, a Representative from New York; born in Pembroke, N.H., March 2, 1772; completed preparatory studies; moved to New York and settled in Windsor; engaged in mercantile pursuits; …

Elias BROWN

BROWN, Elias, a Representative from Maryland; born near Baltimore, Md., on May 9, 1793; attended the common schools; presidential elector on the ticket of Monroe and Tompkins in 1820 and on the…

Elias EARLE

EARLE, Elias, (uncle of Samuel Earle and John Baylis Earle and great-grandfather of John Laurens Manning Irby and Joseph Haynsworth Earle), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Frederi…

Elias FLORENCE

FLORENCE, Elias, a Representative from Ohio; born in Fauquier County, Va., February 15, 1797; attended the public schools; engaged in agricultural pursuits; moved to Ohio and settled in Circlev…

Elias KEYES

KEYES, Elias, a Representative from Vermont; born in Ashford, Windham County, Conn., April 14, 1758; attended the common schools; studied law; moved to Stockbridge, Vt., in 1785; served in the …

Elias PERKINS

PERKINS, Elias, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Newent Society (now Lisbon), Conn., April 5, 1767; was graduated from Yale College in 1786; studied law; was admitted to the bar and c…

Elias DAYTON

DAYTON, Elias, (father of Jonathan Dayton), a Delegate from New Jersey; born in Elizabethtown (now Elizabeth), N.J., May 1, 1737; apprenticed as a mechanic; completed preparatory studies; lieut…