As mentioned in the overview, another notable person buried here is Joseph Ellicott (1760-1826). A land surveyor, he became the top agent of the Holland Land Company, which was a Dutch land syndicate formed in the early 1790s that came to own most of what is now Western New York. Ellicott essentially oversaw the development of the region, laying out the cities of Buffalo and Batavia, and supported the construction of the Erie Canal. He also served as First Judge of the Genesee County Court. He dissolved the land company in 1821 because he was showing signs of mental illness, which worsened in the coming years. He committed suicide (by hanging) in an asylum in 1826.