MOTT, James, (1739 - 1823)


MOTT, James, a Representative from New Jersey; born near Middletown, Monmouth County, N.J., January 18, 1739; educated by private teachers; engaged in agricultural pursuits; captain in the Second Regiment of Monmouth County Militia in 1775; member of the State house of assembly 1776-1779; State treasurer 1783-1799; elected as a Republican to the Seventh and Eighth Congresses (March 4, 1801-March 3, 1805); died on his farm near Middletown, N.J., on October 18, 1823; interment in Middletown Baptist Churchyard.