The Story of the Peter Mott House
Although no birth certificate survives, based on census records Peter Mott was apparently born around 1810. According to marriage records of Gloucester County, he married Eliza Thomas on November 2, 1833. In June 1840, the census indicated Peter Mott was a “free colored person” between 24 and 36. A female, presumably his wife, is listed. The 1850 census listed Mott, 40, as a black male laborer owning real estate valued at $600. His wife Elizabeth Ann Mott was listed as 42. In 1860, the census listed Peter, a farm laborer, with $1,200 worth of property. The 1870 valued his real estate at $1,000 and his personal estate at $250. The 1880 census listed him as 71 years old, a widower and plaster mason. Mott’s name also appears in land transactions notable the May 30, 1844 deed records his purchase of the present property from Thomas Stephenson for $100. Mott was a respected member of the community, a preacher at Mt. Pisgah where he organized its first Sunday school in
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Location. 39° 52.032′ N, 75° 2.214′ W. Marker is in Lawnside, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is on Kings Court. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lawnside NJ 08045, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jarena Lee (approx. ¼ mile away); Crystal Lake (approx. 1.6 miles away); King’s Road / Chew’s Landing Road (approx. 1.8 miles away); Hadrosaurus foulkii (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Hadrosaurus foulkii Sculpture (approx. 2.1 miles away); Glover Fulling Mill & Kings Run (approx. 2.1 miles away); New Jersey Building (approx. 2.1 miles away); Jonas Cattell (approx. 2.1 miles away).
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