John Mott (1734-1804)


John Mott (June 18, 1734 - January 31, 1804) was a Captain in the 1st Hunterdon Regiment of the New Jersey Militia and served as a guide to General George Washington and the Revolutionary War army on the march down along the Delaware River prior to the Battle of Trenton. Capt Mott lead the division under General Sullivan down the River Road passing his own farm and grist mill. He was the one who discovered that their powder was wet, which he reported to General Sullivan and General Washington. Captain Mott was in the 1st Hunterdon County Militia throughout the Revolutionary War under Colonel Isaac Smith (June 1776 - Feb 1777) and Col. Joseph Phillips (Feb 1777 - Nov 1781).


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