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Isaac Motte

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Death: May 8, 1795 (56)
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Motte, Sr. and Elizabeth Motte
Husband of Catherine Mott; Ann Mott and Mary Motte
Father of Anne Loughton Campbell; Charlotte Henrietta Motte; Alexander Broughton Motte and Elizabeth Haig
Brother of Martin Motte; Sarah Katherine Shubrick; Jacob Motte, Jr.; Elizabeth Motte Irving; Martha Motte and 12 others
Half brother of Abraham Motte and Francis Motte

Occupation: Colonel
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About Isaac Motte

Isaac Motte was born Dec. 8, 1738 in Charleston, South Carolina and died May 8, 1795 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America. He is buried in Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States of America.

Parents: Jacob Motte (b. 1700-) and Elizabeth "High Betty Martin" Motte (b. 1710-)

Married: (2)

  1. on 15 December 1763 to Anne Smith Motte (b. 18 Apr 1745 - d. 1772). Daughter of Benjamin Smith (b. 1717) and Ann Loughton (b. 1723).
  2. in 1776 to Katherine Deas Motte (b. abt 1740 - d. 1776). Daughter of David Deas (b. abt. 1720) and Mary Clapp (b. abt. 1720).
  3. 11 January 1778 (conflicting dates) to Mary Broughton Motte (b. abt 1737 - d. 8 Jul 1785). Daughter of Alexander Broughton (b. abt. 1720) and Mary Jones (b. abt 1720). She was married 1st to James Laurens (b. 1728-d. 10 March 1750/51); son Broughton Laurens (b. 1753).

2 child of Anne Smith and Isaac Motte: (2) (3)

  1. Isaac Motte b. 17 September 1768 in Charleston - and died 11 November 1789. Body lost at sea.
  2. Anne Loughton Motte b. 2 Feb 1770 in Charleston, South Carolina d. 29 November 1842 in Charleston, South Carolina. Married: David Campbell (1761-1792); 5 children.

Children of Mary Broughton and Isaac Motte include: (3)

  1. Alexander Broughton Motte b. About. 1778
  2. Elizabeth Motte b. About. 1779
  3. Charlotte Henrietta Motte b. About. 1785

Brief Biography

A Delegate from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., December 8, 1738; appointed ensign in His Majesty’s Sixtieth Royal American Regiment, December 19, 1756, and promoted to lieutenant April 15, 1759; served in Canada in the French and Indian War in 1756; resigned and returned to Charleston in 1766; member of the house of commons in 1772; delegate to the provincial congresses of 1774, 1775, and 1776; during the Revolution was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the Second South Carolina (Continental) Regiment June 17, 1775, and was promoted to the rank of colonel September 16, 1776; resigned on election to the privy council in 1779; elected to the assembly from Charleston in 1779; Member of the Continental Congress 1780-1782; delegate to the state convention that ratified the Federal Constitution on May 23, 1788; appointed naval officer for the port of Charleston by General Washington. (1)


  1. MOTTE, Isaac, (1738 - 1795)
  2. Isaac Motte (1738-1795)
  3. Carolina by John Catzon Foster
  4. The American Revolution in South Carolina - The Colonels
  5. A Muster Roll of the Grenadier Company in the Second Regiment of South Carolina Infantry, on the Continental Establishment, Commanded by Colonel Isaac Motte

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Isaac Motte's Timeline

December 8, 1738
Charleston, South Carolina
Age 17
Age 25
Age 40
Age 49
May 8, 1795
Age 56
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States