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Judge Gershom MOTT

Male 1785 - 1848  (63 years)


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  • Name Gershom MOTT 
    Title Judge 
    Born 12 Jul 1785 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Oct 1848 
    Notes 

    • (1) Mott, Kate A., "Descent of Major-General Gershom Mott, of New Jersey," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 25 (1894), pp. 54-55:

      GERSHOM, son of JOHN and ELEANOR, was the father of the General, GERSHOM MOTT (the Judge)[, and] lived at Lamberton, near Trenton. He was a prominent citizen, being collector of the port of Lamberton from 1828 until his death in 1848, being reappointed by each President. He was appointed judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Burlington County October 31, 1833, and held that office at the time of his death. He was a prominent member of the Baptist Church, being a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Trenton for many years. He married, April 11, 1811, PHOEBE ROSE SCUDDER, daughter of JOHN SCUDDER (Croley's Ewing Settlers, p. 220), a descendant of the Scudders of Ewing, and MARY KEEN. This MARY (Keen) SCUDDER, grandmother of Major-General Gershom Mott, was one of the thirteen maidens who strewed flowers before General Washington at a reception given him at Trenton on the 21st of April, 1789.

      JUDGE GERSHOM MOTT, father of General Gershom Mott, died October 14, 1848. The children of JUDGE GERSHOM6 and PHOEBE ROSE (Scudder) MOTT, as given in his family Bible, now in possession of his granddaughter, Kate A. Mott, were:

      1. Eleanor, born February 17, 1812; married Rev. W. D. Hires, May 20, 1835, and died May 14, 1848.

      2. John S., born January 22, 1814; married Martha Schenck, October 9, 1843, and died June 13, 1854.

      3. Mary, born March 29, 1817.

      4. Sarah, born March 16, 1820; married Samuel S. Hill, April 16, 1862.

      5. GERSHOM, the General, born April 7, 1822, died November 29, 1884; married Elizabeth Smith, August 8, 1849.

      6. Phoebe Rose, born August 4, 1831; married Caleb Coleman, September 30, 1855 ; died December 26, 1857.

      7. Morgan Holme, born March 19, 1834, died January 28, 1894; married Mary B. Morris, January 4, 1869.

      William Mott, second son of CAPTAIN JOHN and ELEANOR (Johnston) MOTT, married Sarah Edgerton, August 2, 1821. They moved to Ohio, and many of their children are now living in Iowa. They are Quakers. Their children are :

      1. David M., born October 19, 1822.

      2. Mary, born February 17, 1825.

      3. James E., born December 15, 1826.

      4. Richard, born November 8, 1828.

      5. Gershom, born November 29, 1830.

      6. Asher, born October 19, 1832.

      7. George W., born June 27, 1834.

      8. Sarah, born April 20, 1836.

      9. Eleanor, born July 9, 1838.

      10. William, born May 23, 1841.
    Person ID I12450  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 

    Father John MOTT,   b. 18 Jan 1734 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Eleanor JOHNSTON 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 17 Jun 1784 
    Family ID F5659  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phoebe Rose SCUDDER 
    Married 11 Apr 1811 
    Children 
     1. Gershom MOTT,   b. 7 Apr 1822, Lamberton (Trenton), Mercer County, NJ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1884  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     2. Phoebe Rose MOTT,   b. 4 Aug 1831,   d. 26 Dec 1857  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
     3. Morgan Holme MOTT,   b. 19 Mar 1834,   d. 28 Jan 1894  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     4. Sarah MOTT,   b. 16 Mar 1820  [natural]
     5. Eleanor MOTT,   b. 17 Feb 1812,   d. 14 May 1848  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
     6. John S. MOTT,   b. 22 Jan 1814,   d. 13 Jun 1854  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
     7. Mary MOTT,   b. 29 Mar 1817  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Jul 2018 11:25:31 
    Family ID F5661  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart