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James Mott

Birthplace: Cowneck, Hempstead, Suffolk County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Mott and Anne Mott
Husband of Lucretia Mott
Father of Anna Hopper; Maria Davis; Thomas Mott; Elizabeth Cavender and Martha Lord
Brother of Sarah Cornell; Mary Underhill Hicks; Abigail L. Moore and Rep. Richard Mott (R-OH)

Managed by: Paul Douglas Van Dillen
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Immediate Family

About James Mott

Adam and Anne Mott By Thomas Clapp Cornell


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

of Philadelphia.


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.

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James Mott's Timeline

June 20, 1788
Hempstead, Suffolk County, New York, United States
August 6, 1812
Age 24
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
March 30, 1818
Age 29
August 8, 1823
Age 35
December 14, 1825
Age 37
October 30, 1828
Age 40
January 26, 1868
Age 79
Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, United States
Age 79
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States