Samuel was born in England. He was the son of Betty and George Crompton. He was born in England on December 3, 1783.
Samuel Crompton invented the spinning mule. He spun cotton on a spinning jenny. He went into business with his two sons. He went into business was successful for a few years until he became an unsuccessful merchant, cotton spinner, and bleacher. He then went into business with his two sons and he didn't succeed.