Andrew Jackson was born in Alabama back in 1849. For 15 years, he worked on a small farm. At 16 he moved to a city just outside of Birmingham. That is all I have about him of course there is more to his life so what say we start.
Around the time he moved to Birmingham he invent and patented his first invention (a plow), followed three years later with an improved one. Those two inventions earned him almost $10,000.00 which he invested in real estate.
From 1890-1892, he earned another 2 patents improving the railroad coupler. Sadly, he died in 1921, what is not known, is what he did from 1899 until his death.
What you may not know about Andrew Jackson Beard is that he was born a slave. He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in Akron, Ohio for his work on the railroad coupler design. Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.