Name: Jonathon MOTT 1
Birth: 1766 in Greenville, Greene Cty New York
Death: 1828 in Yonge Leeds Ontario
Death: BEF. 1827
Fact 4 (2) 1790 resided Coeymans Patent New York
The Kuijans/koeymans/coeymans family in america began with a young
miller from holland whom came to america from holland to work for first dutch
patroon. He brought with him two adult brothers and one under the age of 14
we think,his brothers are rarely ever mentioned in history again. However
the eldest brother ,the miller ,attained enough money to buy the coeymans
in southern albany and northern greene county ny.of course greene couinty
didn't exist till 1800 to 1810.
the price of the patent was to build a mill on a creek in the area,i'm not
sure whether the creek was hannacroix or coeymans but guess it was coeymans
creek both enter the hudson river in close proximity and i walked to both in
my youth to swim.
The coeymans patent was a gigantic piece of land, it eventually went to the
last coeymans who split it five ways to his daughters,he had no sons, there
may be coeymans descendents in new jersey but i have not checked that out.
greenville is a small town in the back of greene county settled by the
brandau's,german, the landtmans,dutch and a lot of people from connecticut.
greeneville is still a very small town.
a number of founding families of greene county were pro british
tories in long island during the revolution and moved to greene county to
elude their british connections. actually many were quakers and just didn't
there only about several hundred people in what is greene county today in
1790. what made them go to chenango county, i don't know except when a parent
moved 7 or 8 children went with him,i guess it has to do with european
philosophy that the oldest son inhierts every thing and the rest of the
family does his bidding,i.e. he gives land to the sons younger than him and
to brother in laws ,not sisters. i can name you several families who went
that way and can cite horrible winters but exceedingly
good sumers and crops which were needed then. those were the days when men
had no weapons and wolves ate thier children as they tried to deliver goods
to the cities,but we are supposed to forget that.
i have th book entitled History of greene county 1884 by beers
every town including greenville received money to write bicentennial historys
in 1976. a quick check of the 1810 greene county census shows to joseph motts
one in coxsackie and one in greenvillle it shows seven weeks families from
catskill,coxsackie and durham,an earlier coxsackie tax list which should
havecincluded greenville listed a samuel mott.
the coeymans patent was written such that it overlapped the
vanrensselaer(the original patroon) and was rewritten later to stop the
overlap with van rensselaer. but in simple terms it ran from coeymans creek
as nortyhern boundary due west with limit except on the east the hudson
river. the first coeymans eldest son sold the norther half of the patent and
moved to new jersey.
the daughters of his brothers shared the rest of the patent 5 ways bounded on
the east by the hudson on the south by the bronck and hotaling and loveridge
(i think) patents and later the western bounary was set at greenville.
the revolution in 1776 till about 1787 emptied the land west of the hudson
of most people , except right on the river like kingston/catskill and a few
miles inland , so in 1790 people flocked west because the indians went to
Father: Samuel MOTT b: 31 OCT 1736 in Westerley, Washington, Rhode Island ???????????
Mother: Hannah PRICE?????????
Eleanor WEEKS b: 1769 in Greenville, Greene New York
20 OCT 1790
in Presbyterian Church, Greenville, Greene, N.Y.
- Stephen MOTT b: 1792 in Chenango N.Y.
- Squire MOTT b: 1795 in Chenango New York
- Hiram MOTT b: 7 NOV 1799 in Chenango N.Y.
- Abel MOTT b: 12 APR 1801 in Bainbridge, Chenango, Ny
- Lyman MOTT b: ABT. 1805 in Elizabethtown, Leeds, Ontario, Canada
- Title: mottfromcheri.FTW
Text: Date of Import: 6 Nov 2001