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Eli Terry

  • Birth 13 Apr 1772 East Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Death 24 Feb 1852 Terryville, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Terryville, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA
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  • Memorial ID 11141350

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


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Jan Franco
  • Added: 10 Jun 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11141350
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eli Terry (13 Apr 1772–24 Feb 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11141350, citing Old Cemetery, Terryville, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .