Biography of David C. Mott
Madison County, NY Biographies





Mott, David C., p. o. Hamilton, was born at Hamilton, N. Y., and was educated in Madison University (now Colgate University). He then studied law in the office of Conklin & Troop, Utica. N. Y., for a year, attended the law department of Columbia College, N. Y., a year under Theodore Dwight, and was admitted to the bar at the General Term in Syraeuse in 1860. After residing several years in St. Louis and a short time in Utica, he returned to Hamilton, where he has since resided. Mr. Mott was for years largely interested in real estate in Hamilton and built some of the substantial old blocks. He has been clerk of the village for three years, president of the village a year and a member of the board of education nine years Mr. Mott married Mary E. Hughes, and they have two children: Joseph Addison and Caroline Jane. His parents were Joseph Addison and Caroline L. (Crocker) Mott. His grandfather, Amos Crocker, was a member of the legislature in 1820. On his mother's side Mr. Mott is a lineal descendant of John Howland, who came over in the the Mayflower. He married Elizabeth Tilley, and their daughter, Hannah Howland, married Jonathan Crocker. Their son. James Crocker, was the father of Jonathan Crocker, who was the father of David Crocker, whose son, Amos Crocker, was the grandfather of Mr. Mott. John Howland was a prominent man in the early days, came over as a man of affairs for Governor Carver, and was one of the first of the settlers to resist the invasion of the Indians.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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