Andrew Ellicott

Brief Life History of Andrew

When Andrew Ellicott was born on 24 January 1754, in Solebury, Solebury Township, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, his father, Joseph Ellicott, was 21 and his mother, Judith Blaker, was 24. He married Sarah Brown on 4 December 1775, in Newtown, Bucks, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He registered for military service in 1776. In 1813, at the age of 59, his occupation is listed as professor of mathematics in West Point, Highlands, Orange, New York, United States. He died on 23 August 1820, in West Point, Highlands, Orange, New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Highlands, Orange, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Ellicott
1754–1820
Sarah Brown
1756–1827
Marriage: 4 December 1775
Joseph Ellicott
1776–
Andrew A. Ellicott
1776–1839
George Ellicott
1777–about 1785
Letitia M. Ellicott
1782–1864
Joseph Ellicott
1784–1837
Sarah ( Sally) Ellicott
about 1785–1866
Jane Judith Ellicott
1778–1845
Letitia Matilda Ellicott
1782–1864
Mary Harvey Ellicott
1783–1828
Ann Eliza Ellicot
1792–1873
John B. Ellicott
1795–1872
Rachel B. Ellicott
1798–1871

Sources (5)

  • Andrew Ellicott, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Andrew Ellicott, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • Headstone image of And Ellicott from billiongraves.com

World Events (6)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

Maryland is the 7th state.

1789

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from Ellacott in Bratton Clovelly (Devon), from an Old English personal name Ægela + cot ‘cottage, hut’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Bio by CivilWarBuff on findagrave.com

Civil Engineer. A surveyor, teacher, astronomer, mathematician, and land agent, he surveyed much of what eventually became the District of Columbia. Born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, he served durin …

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