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 Isaac Motte

Isaac Motte

Birth
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Death 8 May 1795 (aged 56)
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 19421684 · View Source
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Continental Congressman. The son of Jacob Motte, South Carolina's Royal Treasurer, Isaac Motte received a military education and in 1756 was appointed an Ensign in Great Britain's Sixtieth American Regiment. Motte served during the French and Indian War, receiving promotion to Lieutenant in 1759. He resigned from the British Army in 1766. In 1772 he was a member of the Colonial Legislature, and from 1774 to 1776 he was a Delegate to South Carolina's Provincial Congress. In 1775 he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the Second South Carolina Regiment. He was promoted to Colonel in 1776 and served until resigning in 1779 to accept election to South Carolina's Governor's Council. In 1779 he was elected to the state legislature. From 1780 to 1782 Motte was a member of the Continental Congress. In 1788 he was a Delegate to the state convention that ratified the US Constitution. In 1789 President Washington appointed Motte Naval Officer for the Port of Charleston, an office in which he served until his death.

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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 17 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19421684
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Motte (8 Dec 1738–8 May 1795), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19421684, citing Saint Philips Episcopal Church Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .