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Mrs. Motte
Updated: 9/25/2020
Mrs. Motte
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  • Revolutionary War heroine. Motte was born on June 15, 1737, at the Santee River plantation of her parents, Robert Brewton and Mary Loughton. She was the sister of Miles Brewton, a leading Charleston merchant.
  • On June 28, 1758, she married Jacob Motte, Jr. (1729–1780), son of the public treasurer of South Carolina, Jacob Motte, Sr.
  • The couple had seven children, but only three daughters survived to adulthood.
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