Ann Mott



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Anne Mott see Family Tree
Photos found in Adam and Anne Mott, by Thomas C. Cornell, 1890
Born: 31 July 1768 Mamaroneck, NY


Married: 19 May 1785


Ann Mott - photo in Adam and Anne Mott by Thomas C. Cornell, 1890
Died: 05 Aug 1852
Obit from Rochester Daily Advertiser August 6, 1852 p. 3

"Died At the residence of her son-in-law, S Cornell. No. 9 Kent street, at 10 o'clock this morning, ANNE MOTT, of New York, aged 84 years,
The friends and relatives of the family are requested to attend the funeral at 3 o'clock P M, on the 7th inst."
Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY
 "Anne 31 of (?) 1768 Died 6 of 8 mo 1852"
Interred Aug 7, 1852 age 84, Old Age, Residence Kent St.


James Mott


Mary Underhill


Adam Mott


1. Mary W. Mott b. 14 Apr 1786

2. James Mott b. 20 June 1788


 James Mott
3. Sarah Mott b. 06 April 1791  
Sarah Mott Cornell 
4. Mary U. Mott b. 28 Feb 1793  
Mary Underhill Mott Hicks
5. Abigail Lydia Mott b. 06 Aug 1795  
Abigail Lydia Mott Moore
6. Thomas U. Mott b. 19 Feb 1798
                               d. 01 July 1801

7. Richard Mott b. 21 July 1804


Richard Mott


Anne's mother died when she was about eight and she and her three brothers were raised on a Quaker farm, Premium Point, on Long Island, NY.  She was very close to her father, loved horses, and was a hardworking girl.  "Her grandmother, Ann Carpenter Underhill, was often with them and after 1780, when her husband Samuel Underhill died, she made her home at James Mott's house among her grandchildren." (*)

When she was thirteen, 1781, some British renegades came to their farm when her father was out. Even though their sympathies lay with the Patriots, as Quakers they were taking no sides in the American Revolution.   Her grandmother was elderly and her two younger brothers too young, so Anne is the one who had to confront them.  They were looking for money from the sale of coffee which a band of American rebels had stolen..  She told them she was a Quaker, a pacifist, and did not know about any such money, and if she had known about it she would not tell them.  They threatened to hang her and she looked them straight in the eyes and said "Thee must not touch me."  Eventually they realized she could not be scared and would not tell them anything and they left.  These events were recorded by her son, Richard Mott, when he was elderly, describing what had been told to him by his mother.  A freed slave on the property was tortured on the same day.

Adam Mott lived on a farm nearby, and as recorded on his page, fell in love with her when she was fifteen.  They did not marry, however, until she was seventeen.  She worked as a teacher along side her husband, often putting in long hours.  "Anne Mott, always hitherto slight and spare in person, was full of the energy which outruns physical strength, and under the adverse circumstances of later years had always overworked herself.  He frail figure of these times gave no promise of the health and weight and strength of her age. The cough which she had brought from Nine Partners did not permanently abate, and for some years she was compelled each winter to confine herself to warm rooms.  In the winter of 1818-1819, at the age of 50, she was so much reduced and so feeble that it hardly seemed that she could live till spring, and it was decided that should she live till then she must be removed to more favorable conditions." (*)  After 1821 when Adam was no longer Inspector of Flour, they led a more leisurely life visiting their various children.


* Adam and Anne Mott, their ancestors and their descendents, by Thomas C. Cornell