WAGER, Mary
(1793-1880)

 

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Spouses/Children:
MOTT, Mayhew Daggett

WAGER, Mary

  • Born: 6 Jun 1793, Brunswick, NY 1
  • Marriage: MOTT, Mayhew Daggett on 15 Sep 1821 in Brunswick, NY
  • Died: 14 May 1880, Winchester, WI at age 86 1 2
  • Buried: Winchester, WI
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bullet  General Notes:

Her father has not been found, although there is record of extensive Wager family from Germany in the Troy, Brunswick area of New York State and she is no doubt related to this family. Searches through several of the genealogies of this Wagar Family microfilmed by the LDS FHL have not revealed her. The generations in those genealogies are preceeding her birthdate.

Two of the children of Wesley Mott stated that it was said she was of that group of German people in America called "Pennsylvania Dutch." It is known that she could speak German; that German was spoken in her home, and that there was among her belongings a German prayerbook. It is known that she was religious and fond of music, which she said was "good for the soul." Her interest in music, her possession of a voice of unusual strength and carrying power carried over to her daughter Martha.

There is not much in the annals of family tradition about this woman other than she could sing very well and that she spoke fluent German, evidently of a strong German background. The LDS has several files on German families that settled at Brunswick, NY, and the name is prominent in some of the very early history of that area, but as of yet I've not found out who her father was. Her gravestone is next to her husband's in a little graveyard in Winchester. 3

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

She had a residence. Browsing the Winchester Enumeration District 1880 census shows nothing through the first 7 pages (4-24-01)

She appeared on the census in 1850 in Balston Spa, Saratoga County, NY. 4

She appeared on the census in 1860 in Winchester, Winnebago Co., WI. 5

She appeared on the census in 1870 in Winchester, Winnebago Co., WI. 6


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Mary married Mayhew Daggett MOTT, son of John MOTT and Naomi DAGGETT, on 15 Sep 1821 in Brunswick, NY. (Mayhew Daggett MOTT was born on 27 May 1795 in Pittstown, Rensselaer Co., NY,1 died on 24 Sep 1869 in Winchester, Winnebago Co., WI 1 7 and was buried in Winchester, Winnebago Co., WI.)


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Sources


1 Mott Family Bible. Mott Family Bible in the possession of Marion Mott Wauda of Neenah, WI. This Bible, published in 1836, contains Mayhew Daggett's signature with the date 1839. While most of the entries look legitimate, the entries for John Mott were made by one hand, Wesley Mott's, no doubt, with the information given him by Amanda Jones, or her sister Emily M. Jones Cooley. This information is from the documentation files on John Mott which is filed with the DAR, where a precise duplication of the John Mott entries is listed.

2 Cemetery Records, Gravestone inscription - Winchester, WI.

3 Mott, Harriet Elizabeth, Mayhew Daggett Mott, Wisconsin Pioneer (Unpublished Manuscript).

4 National Archives, Ancestry.com Images Online, Census: 1850 Balston Spa, Saratoga Co., NY.

5 Ancestry.com Census Images Online, U.S. Federal Census, 1860, Wisconsin, Winnebago Co., Winchester Township (Page 187), Page 187.

6 National Archives, Ancestry.com Images Online, U.S. Federal Census: Wisconsin: 1870 Winchester Twn, Winnebago County, Roll M593_1745.

7 Cemetery Records, Gravestone inscription.


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