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Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell
JAMES MOTT OF PHILADELPHIA — THE ELDEST SON.
James Mott, the second child and eldest son of Adam and Anne Mott,
was born at " the old place," the old Mott Homestead on Cowneck, on
the 20th of 6th month, 1788, and died in Brooklyn, N. Y., of pneumonia,
while on a visit to his daughter, Martha M. Lord, on the 26th of 1st
month, 1868, in his eightieth year, clear in mind and memory, and in
good bodily health until a few days before his death. He had
married in Philadelphia, l0th of 4th month, 1811, Lucretia Coffin, born
3d of 1st month, 1793, in Nantucket, died at " Roadside," near Philadelphia,
11th of 11th month, 1880, having nearly completed her eighty-
eighth year, clear in mind to the last, although in failing strength,
daughter of Thomas and Anna (Folger) Coffin, of Nantucket and subsequently
CHILDREN AND DESCENDANTS OF JAMES AND LUCRETIA MOTT.
I. Anna, born in Philadelphia, 6th of 8th month, 1812 ; died at York,
Me., 3d of 8th month, 1874; married, 24th of 4th month, 1833,
Edward Hopper, born 2d of 12th month, 1812, son of Isaac T.
and Sarah (Tatum) Hopper, of New York.
II. Thomas, born 23d of 7th month, 1814; died l0th of 4th month,
III. Maria, born 30th of 3d month, 1818; married, 26th of 10th
month, 1836, Edward M. Davis, born in Philadelphia 21st of 7th
month, 1811 ; died in Boston, 26th of11th month, 1887; son
of Evan and Elizabeth Davis of Philadelphia, and grandson of
Samuel Davis of Plymouth, Montgomery County, Pa. His
grandfather was Captain in the American army in the Revolution,
and his father was Captain in the war of 1812, although
both were members of the Society of Friends, and Edward M.
Davis himself was on the staff of General John C. Fremont in
Missouri during the Rebellion, with the rank of Captain.
Edward M. Davis, at the time of his marriage, was a merchant
in Philadelphia, and was deeply interested in the anti-Slavery
movement, and in various other efforts of reform. For all the
later years of his life, his home was at " Roadside." Their eldest
daughter, Anna Davis Hallowell, is the author of the biography
of James and Lucretia Mott above mentioned, and her husband,
Richard P. Hallowell, has written two or three small volumes in
defence of Quakerism and of Freedom : one, " The Quaker Invasion
of Massachusetts;" the second, "The Pioneer Quakers," and
a third, " The Southern Question." In recognition of these services,
their portraits are introduced in this volume. Their home
is at West Medford, near Boston, Mass.
IV. Thomas Mott, born 8th of 8th month, 1823 ; married, 28th of 7th
month, 1845, Marianna Pelham, born 20th of 8th month, 1825 ;
died in Switzerland, 3d of 7th month, 1872.
Thomas Mott, at the time of his marriage, was in the wool
business with his father, and they prospered; and after the retirement
of his father he made other business connections, and after
one or two reverses, from which they promptly recovered, he retired
from business in 1863 with a handsome competence. He has
since spent considerable time in Europe, and of later years much
time in Newport, R. I. He now makes the home of his family at
Radnor near Philadelphia in the winter, and at Newport in the
V. Elizabeth Mott, born 14th of I2th month, 1825, died 4th of Qth
month, 1865 ; married, in 1845, Thomas S. Cavender.
VI. Martha Mott, born 30th of 10th month, 1828 ; married, 8th of 6th
month, 1853, George W. Lord, born 7th of 1st month, 1830,
died 14th of 2d month, 1880.
George W. Lord was a clerk in the Bank of North America in
Philadelphia at the time of his marriage. He subsequently went
into the wool business in New York, from which he retired about
1874 on account of ill health, but with a competence.
James Mott's Timeline
June 20, 1788
Hempstead, Suffolk County, New York, United States
April 10, 1811
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
August 6, 1812
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
March 30, 1818
August 8, 1823
December 14, 1825
October 30, 1828
January 26, 1868
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States