John Thomas Lott was born September 1835 in Philadelpha, Pennsylvania. He married Elmira Clay, who was born 31 May 1846, 23 September 1865 in Mt. Pleasant, New Jersey. John Thomas was son of William L. Lott & Elizabeth (Heiss) Lott. Elmira Clay was daughter of James Clay & Margaret (Slonaker) Clay.
John Thomas died 4 February 1904; Elmira died 14 February 1936. They are both buried at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA