Mott is my Mother's maiden name. We are
from Southern New Brunswick, Canada. During the late 1700s this area was
settled by Loyalists. Saint John, formally called Parrtown, was the
settling place for many loyalist. Saint John is named the "Loyalist
city." Many of the loyalists received land grants along the
Saint John river, this river runs into the heart of New Brunswick.
The Mott Loyalists also settled along the Saint John river
with many of their friends from Hampstead, Long Island, New York. They
called their new found home Hampstead and to this day the name has stayed.
There is now upper, central, and lower Hampstead. The Motts received land
in Upper Hampstead.
The names listed on bold follow my line.
Adam Mott 1621 - 1690
He was from Saffron Walden,
Essex, England. In 1640, he arrived in Long Island, New York aboard the
ship "Bevis." He settled in the area and married Jane Hulet or
Hewlet and had the following children: Adam Jr., James (Jeams), Grace,
Elizabeth, Henry, John, Joseph, and Gershom. Jane past away and Adam
remarried to Elizabeth Richbell. They had the following children: Marry
Anne, Charles, William, Adam II, and Richbell.
where James (1596 - 1648) and Grace Thurgar (1599 - 1626) of Saffron
Walden. James had a brother named Adam, who settled in Rhode Island, a few
years before Adam settled in Long Island. James and Adam's parents where
John (1571 - ?) and Johanne Hollis, they were married in 1593. John's
parents were John (? - 1580) and Agnes Tailor, they were married in 1569.
Charles Mott 1676 - 1741
Charles married Elizabeth Thorpe on
November 21, 1691. They had the following children: Charles - December 22,
1693, Gershom - May 30, 1696, Jacob - August 17, 1701, Benjamin - August 2,
1704, Mary Ann - May 20, 1706, John - May 12, 1711, Adam - June 7, 1715,
and Amos February 22, 1719. Charles died in March 1741.
Adam Mott 1715 - 1790
Adam married Elizabeth Smith .
They had the following children: Jacob, Mary Ann, David (christened September
21, 1748 at Saint George Church, Nassaeu), and Jonathan - February 22,
Jonathan Mott 1744 - 1818
Jonathan married Jane Burtis on
August 17, 1773 or September 6, 1773 (I have two dates.) They had two
children Adam and Jane. I read somewhere that they had four children, but
I have not found any other children for them. Jonathan was an Ensign 4th
company 17th regiment Kings district province of New York. He fought in
the Revolutionary War and after the war boarded a ship for Halifax, Nova
Scotia. He was an United Empire Loyalist. He moved to Canada
with many of his friends from Long Island. His first pick for a land grant
was in Nova Scotia and his second pick was in New Brunswick. He received
his second choice and headed for Parrtown, now Saint John. (I have more
information to add later)
Jane married Amos Straight of
Gagetown on December 25, 1794.
Adam Mott 1774 - 1836
Adam married Sarah Bulyea (this
family line has been research quite far back). Adam and Sarah had 11 children: Elizabeth, John, Sarah, Jane, Nancy,
Joseph Belyea, Amos, Sussanah, William, Jacob, and Daniel. I have
some information on each child, which I will organize and add later.
Elizabeth born February 9, 1800 married
John born June 25, 1805 married
Sarah born June 25, 1805 married John
Jane born September 26, 1809 married
Joseph born September 26, 1809
married Susan Elizabeth Ackerly
Nancy born February 16, 1814 married
Amos born February 16, 1814 married
Eleanor E. Clarke
William married Althea W. Craft
Daniel ? read somewhere that he never
Notice the dates of birth on many of these children. I am
not sure that she actually had three sets of twins, or that it was just when
they were registered. Quite often the birth date and the registration date
Joseph Belyea Mott 1809 -
Joseph Belyea married Susan
Elizabeth Ackerly. They had the following children: James Hammond, Eleanor
Melissa, Obediah Nelson, and Joseph Alvin.
Obediah Nelson Mott
Obediah married Melissa Levina
Merrit. Obediah was a very popular F.C. Baptist Minister. He owned
land in Big Cove, on the Washdamoak Lake. The foundation of the barn and
the houses still remain. I brought back a brick from his house as a keepsake. For two years, he was the minister at a church on
Cambabello Island. He traveled back and forth by horse. Obediah and
Melissa had the following children:
The following is from a tombstone at Big Cove Baptist Cemetery,
Hannah E - died Jan. 23 1888 age 17 years; born 1871
Matilda J - died Feb. 21 1887 age 6 months; born October 1886
Jedediah N - died March 27 1890 age 3 years; born 1887
Other children include:
Palmer Joesph married Iris Rude? Flewelling
Estella G married Winifred P Hoyt
Phoebe E. married Jedidiah B Day
Bertha May married Gordon B Lister
I do not have a complete list of all their children. If
anyone knows how many kids they had and a list of them I would appreciate
it. My mother seems to think that they had at least 14 children.