COLLINS, Sarah 1
- Born: 18 Jun 1709
- Marriage: MOTT, Ebenezer before 15 Mar 1744
Her birthdate is recorded in the Collins genealogy, but she first makes her appearance in the record books as the wife of Ebenezer Mott in South Kingston, RI in 1744. There 'Ebenezer and Sarah Mott' witnessed the marriage of her brother John.
Certificates issued by Quaker monthly meetings to move appear over the next several years locating her from South Kingston to Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey to the Burlington Monthly meeting when she and her husband took up their final residence in Mount Holly, New Jersey. She appears on her husbands will of 1770, but there is little else known about her. There was a family tradition that she was a great Quaker preacher who was memorialized by the Westerly, RI Monthly Meeting in their published (1814) memorial to the saints. Examination of that document concludes that this was a different Sarah Mott.
Sarah married Ebenezer MOTT before 15 Mar 1744. (Ebenezer MOTT died in 1770 in Mt. Holly, NJ.)
Critical marriage to a number of lines above. The proof of this marriage that Sarah, the daughter of John (William) Collins, married Ebenezer Mott and then had John Mott is tenuous.