John Bye Ellicott

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John Bye Ellicott

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Birthplace: Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Death: December 28, 1795 (56)
Ellicott Mills, Ellicott City, Howard County, MD, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Andrew Ellicott and Ann Ellicott
Husband of Leah Ellicott
Father of Martha Carey
Brother of Joseph E. Ellicott; Andrew Ellicott; Nathaniel Ellicott and Thomas Ellicott

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About John Bye Ellicott

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Ellicott_(miller)

John Ellicott (December 28, 1739 – December 28, 1794) was one of three Quaker brothers from Bucks County, Pennsylvania who chose the picturesque wilderness up river from Elk Ridge Landing (known today as Elkridge, Maryland) to establish a flour mill. John and Andrew Ellicott moved to Baltimore County, Maryland in May 1771 purchasing 50 acres of Baltimore County land from Emanuel Teal and 35 acres from William Williams. John, Andrew, and Joseph Ellicott founded Ellicott's Mills which became one of the largest milling and manufacturing towns in the East.

The Ellicott brothers helped revolutionize farming in the area by persuading farmers to plant wheat instead of tobacco and also by introducing fertilizer to revitalize depleted soil. Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was an early influential convert from tobacco to wheat.

Cassandra Ellicott remarried in 1800 at the opening of the Quaker Meeting House.

John Ellicott was the uncle of surveyors Andrew Ellicott and Joseph Ellicott.



John, Andrew, and Joseph Ellicott founded "Ellicott's Mills", which became one of the largest milling and manufacturing towns in the East. Nathaniel sold his partnership in 1777, Joseph sold all but his Hood's Mill ownership the next year.[15] The town retained the name "Ellicott's Mills" when the U.S. Postal stop opened on October 7, 1797. Wikipedia for Ellicott City

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John Bye Ellicott's Timeline

1739
December 28, 1739
Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
1761
November 7, 1761
Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Colonial America
1795
December 28, 1795
Age 56
Ellicott Mills, Ellicott City, Howard County, MD, United States