Biography of Hon. Edward Mott
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Mott, Hon. Edward, was born in England, County of Kent, June 19, 1830, a son of George and Anne Mott, who came to this country about 1835 and settled in New York city, where Edward received his early education in the public schools and was graduated from Camp's Academy in the class of 1845. During the latter portion of the time spent in the academy Mr. Mott was connected with the New York Tribune and remained with them until 1848, when he came to Taunton. He went immediately to the Taunton Locomotive Manufacturing Compaay as an apprentice and remained forty years, the latter part of the time being foreman and then general superintendent of the factory. Mr. Mott was chief engineer of the fire department for twenty one years, and in 1863 he changed it from hand tubs to steam engines. In 1874 he was instrumental in bringing the present water system before the people, and it was also while he was chief that the fire alarm signal was adopted. He was one of the Board of Assessors in 1889, and in 1890 and 1891 was representative to the Legislature. While in the House he succeeded in getting an appropriation from the State Legislature for the court house, and was also chairman of the roads and bridges committee and through his efforts the State highway bill was passed. He was elected to the Senate in 1892, and was elected county commissioner in 1893 and at present is serving his second term. He was married in April, 1852, to Sarah Cooper of Taunton, formerly of England, and they have two daughters: Lizzie L. and Annie S.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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