Edward J. Mott

12 June 1850–2 April 1923 (Age 72)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Edward J.

When Edward J. Mott was born on 12 June 1850, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, his father, Charles Mott, was 33 and his mother, Mary Jane Duryea, was 22. He married Jennie Louise Smith Mott on 10 June 1874, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Queens, New York City, New York, United States in 1915 and Queens, New York, United States in 1920. He died on 2 April 1923, in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Farmingdale, Oyster Bay, Nassau, New York, United States.

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Edward J. Mott
Jennie Louise Smith Mott
Marriage: 10 June 1874
Edward Charles Mott
Alice May Mott
Florence Louise Mott
Carrie Emma Mott
Luella Mott
Frank S Mott
Jennie Laura Mott
Clarence H. Mott
Gertrude Edna Mott

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10 June 1874
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · The 14th Brooklyn is Known as The Red Legged Devils

Age 11

The 14th Regiment New York State Militia, or 14th Brooklyn, was constituted on May 13, 1847. The 14th Brooklyn received the nickname “The Red Legged Devils” due to their vibrant red trousers. At the time, most Union regiments wore blue. The volunteer militia, led by Colonel Alfred M. Wood, consisted primarily of abolitionists from Brooklyn. They served between the years of 1861 through 1864 and were known for their grit and determination and never stood down from a fight.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Motte 1.2 English: from Motte, a medieval pet form of the personal name Matilda ( see Mould ).3 German: topographic name for someone who lived by or owned property in a marshy area, from Middle High German mot ‘mud’, ‘swamp’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Mott in household of Charles Mott, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edward J Mott in household of Charles Mott, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edward Mott, "New York State Census, 1875"

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