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Mayhew Daggett Mott

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Mayhew Daggett Mott

Birth
Pittstown, Rensselaer County, New York, USA
Death
24 Sep 1869 (aged 74)
Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial
Winchester, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA Add to Map
Plot
Row 1 located in the very northwest corner of the cemetery.
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The eldest son of John Mott and Naomi Daggett, John's third wife (Mott Bible). John was born in New Jersey and fought in the American Revolution. Mayhew, in the War of 1812, enlisted in Whitestown, Oneida Co., NY and served as a private in Captain John A. Weaver's Company of the New York Militia from Aug. 14, 1814 until Nov. 18,1814. His ancestry stretches back to Governor Thomas Mayhew, the first patentee of Martha's Vineyard through his daughter Hannah who married Thomas Daggett/Doggett. The name Mayhew remained in the family through his grandson Wesley Mayhew Mott (1874-1960) who was commonly known as Mayhew.

A shoemanufacturer in Troy, NY. Due to failing health and a heavy business loss due to fire, he pioneered to Wisconsin when he was 58 years old.

About 1840, living at that time in Rome, NY, Mayhew suffered heavy business losses when his shoe factory burned and a cargo of leather was lost on the Erie Canal. Soon after, the family moved to Troy, NY, Rensselaer County, the county in which Mayhew and his wife had been born and brought up. There his wife, Mary, and daughter Martha, supported the family doing tailoring. Later, about the time the family moved to Wisconsin, Martha toured widely in the states as a member of a concert company.

The family left Troy, probably about 1849, the year when son Wesley, 14 years old, was obliged to leave school to help support the family. They lived for a period at Burnt Hills, Saratoga County, as farmers. Across the road from them lived Peter and Margaret Dubois Ham, with whom they formed a close friendship and who preceded them to Wisconsin.

Following their friends to Wisconsin in 1853, The family travelled by way of the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes, docking at Sheboygan. When they reached Fond du Lac, they took a boat to Oshkosh. Mayhew brought shoe making tools with him and besides helping on the farm made shoes for the family in a little building back of the house and near the orchard.

Soon the family bought an 80 acre piece of land from Samuel Rogers of Winchester. The land was virgin and had to be cleared, largely by son Wesley. A small initial portion of their future home was erected at this time. Later were built a parlor, bedroom, pantry, dining room, kitchen with woodshed. Much of this house stood until at least 1948, the interior somewhat altered for the purposes of the illicit sale of liquor thirty or fory years after the family, known for their temperance principles, had moved away.

In 1856, at the age of 61 years, Mayhew D. Mott was ordained, at Appleton, a Deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church by the Bishop who later gave the funeral oration at the burial of Abraham Lincoln - Matthew Simpson.

In spite of ill health, Mayhew D. Mott made unusual records as a pedestrian in his circuit preaching. It is not known with certainty whether the record of sixty miles in one day, carrying coat and satchel, was made in Wisconsin or earlier. (His grandson and namesake, in answer to the challange of this tale, succeeded in completing a 50 mile hike in one day.)

It was told of him, that, called upon to preach extempore, he responded with a three hour discourse. A two hour sermon was a matter of course in those days. Three hours only good measure.

Mayhew and Mary had four children: Elijah (1822-1825), Martha (1824-1905) who married Seneca Shirland, John (1825-1828), and Wesley (1835-1918).
The eldest son of John Mott and Naomi Daggett, John's third wife (Mott Bible). John was born in New Jersey and fought in the American Revolution. Mayhew, in the War of 1812, enlisted in Whitestown, Oneida Co., NY and served as a private in Captain John A. Weaver's Company of the New York Militia from Aug. 14, 1814 until Nov. 18,1814. His ancestry stretches back to Governor Thomas Mayhew, the first patentee of Martha's Vineyard through his daughter Hannah who married Thomas Daggett/Doggett. The name Mayhew remained in the family through his grandson Wesley Mayhew Mott (1874-1960) who was commonly known as Mayhew.

A shoemanufacturer in Troy, NY. Due to failing health and a heavy business loss due to fire, he pioneered to Wisconsin when he was 58 years old.

About 1840, living at that time in Rome, NY, Mayhew suffered heavy business losses when his shoe factory burned and a cargo of leather was lost on the Erie Canal. Soon after, the family moved to Troy, NY, Rensselaer County, the county in which Mayhew and his wife had been born and brought up. There his wife, Mary, and daughter Martha, supported the family doing tailoring. Later, about the time the family moved to Wisconsin, Martha toured widely in the states as a member of a concert company.

The family left Troy, probably about 1849, the year when son Wesley, 14 years old, was obliged to leave school to help support the family. They lived for a period at Burnt Hills, Saratoga County, as farmers. Across the road from them lived Peter and Margaret Dubois Ham, with whom they formed a close friendship and who preceded them to Wisconsin.

Following their friends to Wisconsin in 1853, The family travelled by way of the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes, docking at Sheboygan. When they reached Fond du Lac, they took a boat to Oshkosh. Mayhew brought shoe making tools with him and besides helping on the farm made shoes for the family in a little building back of the house and near the orchard.

Soon the family bought an 80 acre piece of land from Samuel Rogers of Winchester. The land was virgin and had to be cleared, largely by son Wesley. A small initial portion of their future home was erected at this time. Later were built a parlor, bedroom, pantry, dining room, kitchen with woodshed. Much of this house stood until at least 1948, the interior somewhat altered for the purposes of the illicit sale of liquor thirty or fory years after the family, known for their temperance principles, had moved away.

In 1856, at the age of 61 years, Mayhew D. Mott was ordained, at Appleton, a Deacon in the Methodist Episcopal Church by the Bishop who later gave the funeral oration at the burial of Abraham Lincoln - Matthew Simpson.

In spite of ill health, Mayhew D. Mott made unusual records as a pedestrian in his circuit preaching. It is not known with certainty whether the record of sixty miles in one day, carrying coat and satchel, was made in Wisconsin or earlier. (His grandson and namesake, in answer to the challange of this tale, succeeded in completing a 50 mile hike in one day.)

It was told of him, that, called upon to preach extempore, he responded with a three hour discourse. A two hour sermon was a matter of course in those days. Three hours only good measure.

Mayhew and Mary had four children: Elijah (1822-1825), Martha (1824-1905) who married Seneca Shirland, John (1825-1828), and Wesley (1835-1918).

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