Batavia in Genesee County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
was born in Bucks County, Penna., November 1st, 1760. Died at New York, August 19th, 1826.
He was the first resident agent of the Holland Land Company for whom in 1798 he began the survey of the western part of the state then owned by them. Even at that day his predictions of its future wealth and importance fell but little short of what has since been realized. For more than twenty years he used with great judgment combined with liberality, the powers entrusted to him. As one of the earliest and by far the most efficient advocates of the Erie Canal, his name is a part of the history of New York. His reputation among his fellow citizens as a man of the highest intelligence, as well as the influence of his station, gave his opinions great weight with every successive administration during the first twenty years of the present century. And in every portion of the tract once subject to his control may be seen marks of his foresight and generosity. He was the founder of Batavia and Buffalo, N.Y.
Erected 1849 by His sister Rachel Evans.
Topics. This historical marker is listed Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is November 1, 1832.
Location. 42° 59.572′ N, 78° 10.266′ W. Marker is in Batavia, New York, in Genesee County. Marker can be reached from Harvester Avenue ¼ mile south of East Main Street (New York State Route 5). Memorial/marker is in Batavia Cemetery. Find the Jos. Ellicott marker along Harvester Avenue and walk from directly behind that marker to the memorial/marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Batavia NY 14020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Ellicott (here, next to this marker); Jos. Ellicott (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Batavia Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Sacred to the Memory of Wm. Morgan (about 300 feet away); Site of Mansion (approx. half a mile away); DeWitt Recreation Area Restoration (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cary House Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Batavia Club (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batavia.
More about this marker. The memorial is shared with his brother Benjamin Ellicott.
Also see . . .
1. Batavia Cemetery - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Joseph Ellicott (surveyor) - Wikipedia(Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Holland Land Company - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
4. Holland Land Office Museum. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.