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  • Short Title "James Mott of Dutchess Co., NY and his descendants" 
    Source ID S4 
    Text He
    married Oct. 4, 1781, Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Smith of
    Saratoga, who was born July 31, 1764. His farm was in the
    township of Half-Moon, and he was a Supervisor of the town-
    ship in 1801, and continuously through 1817, in 1814 being
    the Moderator of the Board. He qualified as executor of the
    estates of Johanes Eighme and Thomas Smith in 1801, and of
    Joseph Fowler in 1803, the Surrogate Records describing him
    as "of those people called Quakers." He represented the
    district in the Legislatures of 1812, 1817 and 1821. He was
    instrumental in the organization of the Baptist Church at
    Middletown in 1835, and one of its first deacons.

    His wife died Nov. 7, 1831, and he Feb. 21, 1842, or, as his
    epitaph reads. Feb. 10, aged 84 ys., 5 ms., 16 ds.

    Their children were:

    15 i. James,' b. in Dutchess Co., 15. 11. 1783.

    16 ii. Thomas Smith, b. April 21, 1786.

    iii. Samuel, b. March 23, 1789; d. Dec. 8, 1798.

    17 iv. William, b. April 24, 1791.

    V. John, b. Dec. 27, 1793; d. June 14, 1796.
    vi. Phebe, b. Dec. 16, 1796; m. May 15, 1815, James

    Hollister, and d. July 10, 1816.
    vii. Annie (twin), b. Dec. 16, 1796; m. May 15, 1815,

    Nathan Swetland, and d. May 8, 1823.
    viii. Sarah, b. Feb. 9, 1799; m. Sept. i, 1820, David R.
    Lawrence, and d. May 17, 1829.
    ix. Naomi, b. July 24, 1801; m. Jan. 15, 1822, Joel

    Owen, and d. Jan. 7, 1823.
    X. Catherine, b. Jan. 4, 1804; m. May 11, 1824, Joel
    Owen, and d. Oct. 6, 1824,

    18 xi. John, b. May 4, 1806.

    5. Jesse^ Mott {James'), was born July r, 1762, about the
    time of the removal from Long Island to Dutchess County.
    He settled at Dean Corners in Saratoga in the spring of 1783,
    and married in the fall of the same year, Oct. 20, 1783, Amy
    West, who was born April i, 1767. He was a Justice of the