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Benjamin Ellicott (April 17, 1765 – December 10, 1827) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born at Ellicotts Mills, Maryland, Ellicott accompanied his brothers in 1789 to upper Canada on the survey to determine the western boundary of the State of New York. He was employed as a surveyor and draftsman for the Holland Land Co. in New York and Pennsylvania. He was one of the first judges of the Court of Common Pleas of Genesee County, New York, in 1803, with residence in Batavia, New York.

Ellicott was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819). He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress. He retired from active life, and in 1826 moved to Williamsville, New York, where he died December 10, 1827. He was interred in the graveyard at Williamsville. He was reinterred in Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, New York, in 1849.


United States House of Representatives
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

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