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James Mott
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Birth: May, 1788
New York, USA
Death: Jan., 1868
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Abolitionist, Suffragist, Educator. A Long Island born Quaker, he married Lucretia Coffin in 1811 after meeting her at a Quaker boarding school in Poughkeepsie, New York. Mott became a partner in the nail business Lucretia's father established in Philadelphia. Though he struggled economically in the aftermath of the War of 1812 and Panic of 1819, Mott eventually made progress in a new cotton trade after 1822. James and Lucretia became followers of Elias Hicks, a liberal Quaker, who condemned even the indirect support of slavery. By 1830, Mott gave up a profitable cotton business to avoid any connection with the evil of slavery. Mott became a success the wool trade and retired in 1852. Mott was not only active in the anti-slavery movement, he was also an active participant in many of the same conferences and activities as his better known wife. He presided over some of the Women's Rights Convention sessions at Seneca Falls, New York. James Mott was one of the founders of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania, in 1864. He died of pneumonia while visiting a daughter in Brooklyn.
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  Lucretia Coffin Mott (1793 - 1880)
  Maria Mott Davis (1818 - 1897)*
*Calculated relationship
Fair Hill Burial Ground
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Jul 23, 2005
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James Mott
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James Mott
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 Added: Jul. 19, 2014
Remembering my cousin. Rest in Peace.
- Michael Ratliff Lutz
 Added: Mar. 24, 2014

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