Mary Dixon Kies

Mary Dixon Kies (March 21, 1752–1837) was an early 19th-century American who was the first recipient of a patent granted to a woman by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, on May 5, 1809, which was for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread.

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... Her father was John Dixon born in 1679 in Ulster, Ireland ... Her mother was Janet Kennedy who was the third wife of John Dixon ... John Dixon was a farmer ...

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