John Dalton (1766-1844) was born on September 6th, 1766, in Eaglesfield England. His father was a weaver and Dalton received an education from him and a man named John Fletcher. He made roughly five schillings a week from farm work in his earlier years. He started working at age 12. He worked as a teacher and a public speaker. He attended The College of William & Mary, which was in Williamsburg, Virginia. He, along with his brother taught at a school near Kendal, Virginia. He grew up to be a chemist, physicist and a meteorologist. Dalton also had other interests outside of science. One of his first books that he published was an english book called"Elements of English Grammar". He also wrote many books on the different fields of sciences that he studied. One of his science books that he wrote was called "Meteorological Observations and Essays" On the July 27th, 1844 he passed away. He has survived two strokes before his death but wasn't strong enough to hold on. He also created some very important theories that we still use today.