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Benjamin Ellicott

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
1. Benjamin Ellicott Marker
Inscription. Benjamin Ellicott

was born in Bucks County, Penna., April 17th, 1765. Died at Williamsville, N.Y. December 10th, 1827.

The history of his life is closely connected with that of the western portion of this state. Together with his brother Joseph, he completed the survey of the tract known as the Holland Purchase. Respected and esteemed by those among whom he lived, he was one of their earliest representatives in Congress.

This monument was erected by his twin sister Rachel Evans in the month of May, 1849.
 
Erected 1849 by His twin sister Rachel Evans.
 
Location. 42° 59.573′ N, 78° 10.266′ W. Marker is in Batavia, New York, in Genesee County. Marker can be reached from Harvester Avenue mile south of East Main Street (New York State Route 5). Touch for map. Marker/memorial is in Batavia Cemetery. From behind the Jos. Ellicott marker along Harvester Avenue, walk directly to the marker/memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Batavia NY 14020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph Ellicott (here, next to this marker); Jos. Ellicott (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sacred to the Memory of Wm. Morgan
North and West Sides image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
2. North and West Sides
(about 300 feet away); Cary House Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Batavia Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); Genesee County (approx. 0.8 miles away); Genesee County Courthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Memory of the Soldiers Sailors and Marines of Genesee County (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batavia.
 
More about this marker. Marker/memorial is shared with his brother Joseph Ellicott.
 
Also see . . .
1. Holland Land Office Museum. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Benjamin Ellicott - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
3. Benjamin Ellicott - Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
4. Batavia Cemetery - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
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West and South Sides image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, May 1, 2015
3. West and South Sides
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 9, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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