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Seaman MOTT


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  • Name Seaman MOTT 
    Gender Male 
    • (1) Harris, Edward Doubleday, "Adam Mott of Staten Island," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 45 (1914), p. 124:

      SEAMAN MOTT, the younger of the two sons of Richbell, was probably born 1744-46. His name first appears upon the Kent Co. records May 14, 1767, when James Stevens sold to him for ??360 certain lands on "St. Jones's Neck" in that county. On Feb. 24, 1768, then "of Little Creek Neck and Hundred, yeoman," he sold to Abraham Vamoy, Jr., for ??300, his interest in lands "called York," which had been his father Richbell's, and appoints Samuel McCall and Mark McCall his attorneys to appear for him "at any time after the date of this" document. Two months later, Apr. 21, 1768, then of Kent Co., with wife Nancy, he conveyed to Govey Emerson his interest in the York and Willingbrook lands, and in this deed it is again recited that Richbell Mott died "leaving four children, to wit: Sarah, now the wife of Matthew Manlove, and Richard Mott, Seaman Mott and Elizabeth, the wife of Solomon Seamans of Maryland." His name does not appear later either as grantee or grantor in the land records of the county, nor is there in the Dover Registry of Wills anything relating to the settlement of his estate. Delaware Archives, I. 70, 71, is authority for the statement that he was a sergeant in Capt. Manlove's company, "part of the flying camp in the Delaware battalion," enlisted July 30, 1776. The Simmons Moat of the Dover Tax List of 1785 was undoubtedly the same man. The wording of his elder brother Richard's will of 1779 implies that at that time he had children, but nothing has been learned of them either in Delaware or Long Island. It is possible that the descendants might be traced through the records of the Pension Office in Washington.
    Person ID I12438  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2021 

    Father Richbell MOTT,   b. Between 1717 and 1718 
    Mother Mary SEAMANS 
    Married 1 Mar 1736 
    Family ID F5648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart