"I was born on October 16, 1758, in Hartford Ct. I graduated Yale Univesity. I wanted to study law, but my parents could not afford to give me more money for school. So, in order to earn a living, I taught school. When I finally saved enough money, I studied law.
I didn't like the schools at the time and I started teaching school full-time. I thought
that Americans should learn from American books, so in 1783, I wrote his my own textbook about the English language. This book led
to the writing of another book, usually referred to as the "Blue backed speller".
It took me 27 years years to complete the book that I'm known for. I took liberty with the English language to create a book that I felt all American's should utilize to move away from British doctrines and spellings. You can look it up."
Who am I?