SOME MOTT HISTORY AS RECOLECTED BY DAVID GORDON MOTT V
ALSO THE "GENEALOGY" OF THE MOTT FAMILY
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I will try to put the DGM's into perspective. It is confusing because the name was passed from uncle to nephew, until my father who didn't have a brother, therefore passed the name to me. I have three brothers and we decided to continue the tradition with my brother Ian's second son, he has three sons.
David Mott was from Scotland, landed in PEI, then to Newcastle or Mirimachi, married Margaret Ann Gordon, then moved to and settled on Long Island, Restigouche.
David Gordon I (b 1836) was third son of David Mott and Margaret Ann (Gordon) Mott, and brother of William and John. He is listed in 1851 and 1861 census. He was uncle of William Albert. I believe he married Christine Duncan.
David Gordon II (b 1863, don't know source), was son of William and Penelope (Stewart) Mott, and brother of William Albert. He was a Civil Engineer involved in construction of the Panama Canal, and died there in a storm while in a boat off the coast. I believe he was either fishing or prospecting for land to invest in.
A search of the name Mott in The NB County Birth Index, shows that David Gordon Mott and Mary Lindsay Mowatt of Restigouche County, had a child William Gordon Mott. I was not aware that DGM II was married and had children, but feel that this is probably he.
David Gordon III (b 1899), was son of William Albert and Harriet Elizabeth (Henderson) Mott, and brother of John Albert (Vaughan), Walter Stewart (Bill), and Elizabeth Penelope (Tib). The DGM in the pictures with Bill and Vaughan Mott would be DGM III, the pilot who fell to his death at a young age while training in Texas for WWI.
David Gordon IV (Gordon) is my Dad, David Gordon V would be me, and David Gordon VI is my nephew!
The continuation of the DGM tradition occurred partly due to the urging of "Tib", Elizabeth Penelope Mott, who was a central figure in the lives of many of Vaughan and Bill Mott's children, and grandchildren, during her lifetime. Tib lived a major portion of her life in the family cottage, on the point in Dalhousie with views of the Arch Rock, and the Bon Ami Rocks. The Cottage was purchased by Harriet Elizabeth (Henderson) Mott long after her husband, William Albert Mott passed away, and has been a focal point for several generations of Mott children. My Dad said that the strength, culture and influence of Harriet Elizabeth (Henderson) Mott was significant. He remembers lunches and outings in the garden, on the point in Dalhousie, where the ladies of Campbellton dressed in their finest, would come to visit.
Tib returned from Montreal with a college degree, after having been educated as a Librarian. There wasn't a library then so she borrowed the books from the cottage, and wherever else she could find, then loaded up the old car and traveled out into the country to lend them to folks to read. She would make a circuit and return the following week to pick them up, charging a penny for their use or taking vegetables, etc., in trade.