John Ellicott (miller)
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December 28, 1739
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
|Died||December 28, 1794 (aged 55)|
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. 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.
- "Ellicott Family Graveyard: Ellicott Mills, Howard Co., MD". USGenWeb Tombstone Project. USGenWeb Archives. Retrieved 10 June 2011.
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