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Eli Terry
Birth: Apr. 13, 1772
East Windsor
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 24, 1852
Terryville
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA

Inventor. In 1797 he received the first United States patent for a clock. He later mass produced mantel clocks so they became affordable to the masses and is credited with helping start the clock industry. The town of Terryville, Connecticut is named for him. (bio by: Jan Franco) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Samuel Terry (1750 - 1838)
  Huldah Terry (1752 - 1809)
 
 Spouse:
  Eunice Warner Terry (1773 - 1839)*
 
 Children:
  Eli Terry (____ - 1841)*
  Henry Terry (1801 - 1877)*
  Silas B Terry (1807 - 1876)*
 
 Sibling:
  Eli Terry (1772 - 1852)
  Samuel Terry (1774 - 1853)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Cemetery
Terryville
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 41.68049, -73.02422
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jan Franco
Record added: Jun 10, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11141350
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Eli Terry
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- Mike Caldwell
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014
Happy Birthday .......................
- a sincere fan
 Added: Apr. 13, 2013
Eli Terry Sr.: SIr, you will be rememebered as an inventor and clockmaker in Connecticut. He received a United States patent for a shelf clock mechanism. You introduced mass production to the art of clockmaking, which made clocks affordable for the averag...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Feb. 24, 2013
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