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GEDNEY, Jonathan Haight, inventor, born in Rye, Westchester County, New York, 25 February, 1798; died in Mamaroneck, New York, 7 August, 1886. He removed to New York, and in 1825 owned the Dry Dock sawmill, which took fire in 1829, making so bright a light that the reflection is said to have been seen as far as New Haven, Connecticut By this disaster Mr. Gedney and his partner were ruined. The former subsequently turned his attention to mechanics, and invented the wooden cogs used in the cotton-gin, and a plough for digging potatoes with one or two horses. He afterward 'returned to Rye, and held several local offices there. In his seventy-fifth year Mr. Gedney walked from Rye Neck to Dean Street, Brooklyn, New York, in nine hours. When eighty-four years old he mowed for an entire day.
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