This is my ninth post for the April A-Z Challenge. Today’s topic is inventions in the family tree. There are 6 people in the tree with patents for their inventions. Thomas P. Averette, Beauford Averette, M. Bennette Shaffer and Paco Flores are in Hugh Reed Averette’s line. Blair Hugh Evans is in my Albert Cleage/Pearl Reed line. C. Eric Fonville married into the Sarah Reed Busby line. All the inventors are from the Reed line. There is one patent for each below. They are arranged from newest to oldest. Some have more than one.
Click for information about Paco Flores patents
Click for more information about M. Bennette Shaffer’s Patent.
Click for more information about this and other of C. Eric Fonville’s patents.
Click for more information about Blair Hugh Evans patent.
Click for more information about Thomas Perry Averette’s patents. Read more about Thomas and his other inventions here.
Click for more information about Beauford Averette patent
11 thoughts on “I is for Inventions”
Wow–you have an amazing family! Did you do all this research yourself?
Yes, I do. There is no “me” to borrow it from.
Just keeps getting better 🙂 x
Kristin, that is fascinating! I was actually taken aback by the 1989 patent which references a touch-screen device. Touch-screen computers and phones haven’t been on the mass market all that long – certainly not more than a decade. Very cool.
I enjoy tracing my genealogy, and never thought to check if any of my ancestors invented and patented anything. 🙂
And now I just learned something new. Touch-screen technology has been in some form of use since at least the late 1960s. That blew me away. Now I know. 🙂
That is the only one I knew about originally. I discovered the other’s after I googled Thomas P. Averette to see what I could find out about him and found he had several patents. After that I started googling patents for every likely person.
Cool. . . I barely understood a word of the patents and am pretty clueless about what most of these inventions are, but I’m impressed. 🙂
I like the drawings even when I’m not sure what is going on. But with study I figured out most of them. Well, some of them.
You have a very interesting family. Artistic, Creative, Intelligent and Inventive. I wonder what is next?
I confess I’ve never looked for any of mine in patents….I wonder if i’m suffering from a lack of faith 😉
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