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Willett Mott, Sr.

June 30, 1870 Pasquotank Co., NC - Aug. 25, 1870 Dare Co., NC
Source: Will Book 1; pg. 3
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Capt. Willett Mott, Sr.
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Sarah Elizabeth Chapman Mott
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State of North Carolina}   
   Pasquotank County   }

1st  In the name of God amen I Willet Mott Sr. of the State of North Carolina in the County of Dare of said do give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah the whole of my property real & personal chattles choses? in __tion? to her and to her heirs, administrators or Executors in fee simple or absolutely forever.

2nd  I hereby appoint my beloved wife Sarah Mott Executrix to this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all others heretofore by me made.

3rd  That the sloop Alfred Durlow is given to my two sons Willett Mott Jr. and F.B. Mott [Francis Benedict "Frank" Mott] insted of and excepting the legacies above named to them and their heirs forever.  The June 30th 1870.

/s/ Willett Mott    Seal

    John L. Wood
    Wm. P. Wright

State of North Carolina}   In the Probate Court
        Dare County        }   August 25th 1870

A paper writing purporting to be the last will and Testament of Willett Mott Sen. deceased is exhibited for probate before the judge of probate in and for the county aforesaid by Sarah Mott the Executrix therein named and the due execution thereof by the said Willett Mott Senr. is proved by the oath and examination of John L. Wood and William P. Wright the subscribing witnesses thereto.  It is therefore considered by the judge of probate that the said paper writing and every part thereof is the last will and testament of the said Willett Mott Senr. and the same is admitted to probate which will be recorded and filed in the office of the said county in said county of Dare and therefor the said Sarah Mott Executrix as aforesaid duly qualified as such by taking the oath required by law.
    /s/ Jos. W. Etheridge, P.J.
            per W.D. Chaddic

NOTE:  Willett Mott, Sr. was born in Hempstead, Queens Co., New York on Oct. 26, 1816 and died in NC.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Chapman in New York City on Jan. 10, 1839.  Willett, Sarah and their children lived in Hempstead in 1850 & 1860 where he was listed as a sea captain and seaman.  By 1870 Willett and his family were living on Roanoak Island in the Nags Head Twp. of Dare Co., NC where he is listed as age 53 and  a farmer.  Willett & Sarah's children were:
    1. Sarah Elizabeth Mott born Feb. 2, 1840 in Queens Co., NY and died in Norfolk, VA. on May 2, 1909 and is buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Norfolk.  She married Lewis Sheldon Mann on Roanoak Island on Oct. 5, 1870.  They had 5 known children.  Sarah was Lewis' 3rd wife.

Lewis Sheldon Mann Sarah Elizabeth (Mott) Mann

    2. Willett Mott, Jr. born in Queens Co., NY on Sept. 15, 1841 and died in Philadelphia, PA on Nov. 18, 1909.
    3. Joseph Mott was born on Apr. 8, 1845 in Queens Co, NY and died in a Confederate prison in Salisbury, NC on October 16, 1864.  He's buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Freeport, Nassau Co., NY
    4. Dandridge Beverly Pitts Mott in Queens Co., NY on Mar. 22, 1847.  He enlisted as a musician on August 22, 1862 at the age of 15 in Company H, 119th Infantry Regiment of New York and mustered in on Sept 5, 1862.  He was killed on June 16, 1864 at Pine Hill, GA.

Dandridge or Joseph Mott
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    5. Francis Benedict Mott was born Feb. 18, 1850 in Queens Co., NY and died on May 18, 1926.  He's buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Norfolk, VA.

Francis Benedict Mott
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    6. Wallace Whitmore Mott was born in Queens Co., NY on Jan. 22, 1856 & died in Norfolk, VA on July 15, 1928.  He married Mary Caddie Smaw in Washington, Beaufort Co., NC on April 7, 1896.   He's buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Norfolk, VA.
    7. Orlando Bennett Mott was born in Norfolk, VA on Mar. 24, 1858 & died there on Feb. 5, 1860.

This will was transcribed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information.



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