Would anyone know of a Matthew Matt, son of John Mott II and Elea Minner of
Ulster Co., who first married Mary Ann Knickerbocker about 1834 and second
married Polly McCraney about 1853. Mary Ann's parents were Laurence
Knickerbocker and Phoebe Julians Post.
John came to America in 1799 from Glasgow and married Elea in 1804 in
Matthew was born 19 May 1808, but the LDS has records all messed up with
birth places like Newburgh, Delaware, Co., NY or Middletown, Orange Co., NY
and other data says Town of Middletown, Ulster Co., NY.
We know he was in the Shandaken area as a young boy when his father, John,
died. His father was buried in the Cold Brook Cemetery near Boiceville,
but there is no cemetery called that there.
He had several children from the first wife which were born in Delaware Co.
Knickerbocker Mott 1836
Hiram Knickerbocker Mott 1838
Phoebe C. Mott 1841
Zeddock Pratt Mott 1844
Sophia Elizabeth Mott 1848
John Watson Mott 1850
Matthew Burr Mott 1850
All were said to be born in Delaware Co. some in sic "Middletown,
Sophia was said to be born in sic "Hamden, Delaware, NY".
The second wife, Polly McCraney, was said to be born in sic "Oneonta,
Delaware Co., NY" in 1826, but she married Matthew in Leroy, Bradford, PA
where Matthew had moved from Delaware Co. in 1850.
We know there are many problems with the descriptions to the place names
and the counties they claim they are in. We know the history of these
locations and know they made mistakes, but are still having trouble
locating these Motts and Knickerbockers in Delaware Co.
Any help would be appreciated.
John H. Beach
Note: The "_" character is the underscore character, NOT a space or dash.
September 28, 2005