Andrew Ellicott (miller)
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Andrew Ellicott (1733 – 1809) was one of three Quaker brothers from Bucks County, Province of Pennsylvania who chose the wilderness up river from Elk Ridge Landing (known today as Elkridge, Maryland) to establish a flour mill. 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. Andrew worked principally as a financier leaving his interests to his sons.  His sons Jonathan and George Ellicott built their home by the river in Oella, Maryland.
Tyson, Martha Ellicott (1871). A Brief Account of the Settlement of Ellicott's Mills, with Fragments of History therewith Connected: Written at the request of Evan T. Ellicott, Baltimore, 1865: Read before the Maryland Historical Society, Nov. 3, 1870. Maryland Historical Society: Fund-Publication, No. 4. Baltimore: Printed by J. Murphy: Printer to the Maryland Historical Society. p. 44. OCLC 2311761. Retrieved 2016-02-21.