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Oliver Evans

“Oliver Evans, the Watt of America”
Original portrait caption
Born (1755-09-13)September 13, 1755
Newport, Delaware
Died April 15, 1819(1819-04-15) (aged 63)
New York City
Occupation Inventor, engineer
Spouse(s) Sarah Tomlinson (m. 1783–1816)
Hetty Ward (m. 1818–19)
Children Three sons and four daughters

It frequently happens that two persons, reasoning right on a mechanical subject, think alike and invent the same thing without any communication with each other.
Oliver Evans
People did not even then like to eat dirt, if they could see it.