Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Abbot, Samuel (inventor)

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ABBOT, Samuel, inventor, b. in Wilton, N. H., 30 March, 1786; d. there, 2 Jan., 1839. He was graduated at Harvard in 1808, studied law, and practised his profession, first at Dunstable and then at Ipswich, Mass. He was the inventor of a process by which starch is made from the potato, and was burned to death in his factory.