Benjamin Montgomery  was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia.  Montgomery obtained employment at a general store owned by his master Joseph Davis. He would eventually take over the entire purchasing and shipping operations of the store. During those days, merchandise was shipped by boat on the rivers connecting counties and states. However a timely shipment was not guaranteed since the depths of water in different spots throughout the river made navigation difficult.

5 Inventions by Enslaved Black Men Blocked by US Patent Office

Benjamin Montgomery was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudon County, Virginia. Montgomery obtained employment at a general store owned by his master Joseph Davis. He would eventually take over the entire purchasing and shipping operations of the store. During those days, merchandise was shipped by boat on the rivers connecting counties and states. However a timely shipment was not guaranteed since the depths of water in different spots throughout the river made navigation difficult.

Head Of Silicon Valley Branch Of US Patent Office Is A Former Google Attorney - The former head of Google's patent strategy, Michelle K. Lee, will be heading US Patent Office's new branch in Silicon Valley. [Click on Image Or Source on Top to See Full News]

Head Of Silicon Valley Branch Of US Patent Office Is A Former Google Attorney - The former head of Google's patent strategy, Michelle K. Lee, will be heading US Patent Office's new branch in Silicon Valley. [Click on Image Or Source on Top to See Full News]

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US patent office ruling cancels 'disparaging' Redskins trademark #WashingtonRedskins #NFL #ProFootball

The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn't own

The myth of pinch-to-zoom: how a confused media gave Apple something it doesn't own

Patent drawings are free from the US Patent Office and make fun DIY wall art. Blog post includes free download of #woodworking tools. #patentdrawings #diywallart

Patent drawings are free from the US Patent Office and make fun DIY wall art. Blog post includes free download of #woodworking tools. #patentdrawings #diywallart

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Tutorial: How to Search the US Patent & Trademark Office TESS Database

Tutorial: How to Search the US Patent & Trademark Office TESS Database - by cuttingforbusiness.com

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