Although born a slave in Kentucky in 1802, this black inventor apprenticed as a cabinet maker, purchased his freedom in 1826, moved to Cincinnati in 1835 and became the leading bed manufacturer who patented the “Boyd Bedstead” and enjoyed a prosperous business career.

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The correct answer is Henry Boyd.  Henry Boyd was born a slave in Kentucky in 1802. Her apprenticed as a cabinet maker and worked hard to make money to enable him purchase his freedom in 1826. Consequently, he moved to Cincinnati in 1835 and became the leading bed manufacturer who patented the “Boyd Bedstead” .


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