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James Motley

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kershaw, South Carolina, United States
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Motley; Phillapina Motley, II and Phillippina Motley
Husband of Martha Motley
Father of Chapman Motley
Brother of David Motley; Paul Motley; Mary Motley; John Motley; Daniel Motley and 6 others

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About James Motley

Descendants of John MOTLEY ( MOTLOW ) 11 Feb 2008

FIRST GENERATION

1. John MOTLEY ( MOTLOW )1 was born before 1755.2 He appeared on the census in 1800 in Kershaw District, SC.2

FREE WHITE MALES

0-10 1

10-16 2

16-26 1

26-45 0

45&UP 1

FREE WHITE FEMALES

0-10 0

10-16 1

16-26 1

26-45 0

45&UP 0

SLAVES 1

He died before January 2, 1818.3 William Ellison presented the petition of Joseph Mickle, praying to be appointed Guardian 

to George Motley, Susanna Motley and Thomas Motley, for the purpose of making titles on behalf of the said George, Susanna

and Thomas who are infants under age 21 years, to a certain tract of land situate in Richland near Columbia containing 50 acs.,

sold by John Motley in his (p. 153) lifetime to Henry Hornesby, for $400, to whom the said John Motley gave bond to make

title, but died without doing so, which said land descended to John Motley, James Motley, George Motley, Susanna Motley

and Thomas Motley, as the surviving children and heirs at law of the said John Motley, Senr., who are unable to make titles on

account of the three last mentioned children being underage that the said Joseph Mickle be appointed Guardian aforesaid, and

authorized to make titles to the said Henry Hornesby on behalf of George, Susanna and Thomas Motley, on his giving the

usual security and that Letters of Guardianship do issue accordingly.

He was married to Tabitha " Betty " PIERCE.4 Her full name came from LDS film # 1985297 on birth of son, John. Tabitha

" Betty " PIERCE died before 1800.2 She appeared on the census in 1810 in Kershaw District, SC.5 She is listed as a head

of household and a widow. This most lilely is John's wodow. John MOTLEY ( MOTLOW ) and Tabitha " Betty " PIERCE

had the following children:

2 i. Daniel MOTLEY was born about 1776 in Kershaw County, SC.6

3 ii. Laurence ( Lawrence ) MOTLEY was born about 1778 in Kershaw County, SC.4

4 iii. Susannah MOTLEY was born about 1780 in Kershaw County, SC.4

5 iv. George MOTLEY was born about 1782 in Kershaw County, SC.4

+6 v. John MOTLEY (born about 1783).

+7 vi. James MOTLEY (born in 1784).

8 vii. Thomas MOTLEY was born about 1786 in Kershaw County, SC.4

9 viii. Elizabeth MOTLEY was born about 1788 in Kershaw County, SC.4

10 ix. Jacob MOTLEY was born about 1790 in Kershaw County, SC.6

SECOND GENERATION

6. John MOTLEY (John-1) was born about 1783 in Kershaw County, SC.7,8 There some indications that he was born in

Mecklenberg County, North Carolina (LDS Film # 1904010 ) or perhaps Greenville County, SC where there was a John

Motlow in 1792. He was a Farmer in 1850 in Kershaw District, SC.9 He listed assets of $5,000. He died on July 29, 1871 in

Kershaw District, SC.10 He was buried in Smyrna Methodist Church, Salems Crossroads, Elgin, Kershaw County, SC.11

He was married to Phillippina " Penny " LITTLE (daughter of Daniel LITTLE Jr and Phillipina EIGENER) in 1807 in

Kershaw District, SC.12,13,14 Phillippina " Penny " LITTLE was born on September 15, 1788 in Mecklenburg County, NC.15

She died on September 19, 1863 in Kershaw District, SC.16 She was buried in Smyrna Methodist Church, Salems Crossroads,

Elgin, Kershaw County, SC.17 John MOTLEY and Phillippina " Penny " LITTLE had the following children:

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Descendants of John MOTLEY ( MOTLOW ) 11 Feb 2008

+11 i. Mary " Polly " MOTLEY (born on March 6, 1806).

+12 ii. John MOTLEY Jr (born about 1807).

+13 iii. Daniel MOTLEY (born in 1810).

+14 iv. Elizabeth MOTLEY (born about 1814).

15 v. Abbie\Ally MOTLEY was born in 1817.18

+16 vi. Nancy MOTLEY (born in 1817).

+17 vii. Ransom MOTLEY (born about 1820).

+18 viii. Eliza A MOTLEY (born on July 18, 1821).

19 ix. James MOTLEY was born in 1826.19

+20 x. Sarah A MOTLEY (born on June 20, 1830).

21 xi. Henry MOTLEY was born in 1832.20

22 xii. Paul MOTLEY.

23 xiii. David MOTLEY.

7. James MOTLEY (John-1) was born in 1784 in Kershaw County, SC.6 He died on March 5, 1861 in Coffee County, AL.6

He was married to Martha.21 Martha was born about 1790 in South Carolina.21 James MOTLEY and Martha had the

following children:

+24 i. Chapman L. MOTLEY (born about 1811).

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Descendants of John MOTLEY ( MOTLOW ) 11 Feb 2008

SOURCES

1. Brent H Holcomb. The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research. Volume XV Winter 1987 Number 1 , p. 39.

2. Kershaw County Historical Society. The Second Federal Census - 1800

South Carolina. Copyright 1972.

3. Kershaw 1850 Census (Expanded). Page 160.

4. Nelson McLeod. Information with in the Family of the author and/or research by same.

5. Kershaw County Historical Society. The Third Federal Census - 1810

South Carolina. Copyright 1972.

6. William G. Cassady. Information known by or determined to be adequatedly accurate by author.

7. Kershaw 1850 Census (Expanded). Page 160.

8. Brent H Holcomb. The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research. Volume XIII, Number 4, Fall , 1985.

9. Kershaw 1850 Census (Expanded). Page 160.

10. Ibid. Page 160.

11. Kershaw County Historical Society. Kershaw County SC Cemetary Survey

Listing and plats of every known cemetary in the county. Volume II, Page 198.

12. Kershaw 1850 Census (Expanded). Page 160.

13. Loye E Nations. Some Historic Families of Mid-South Carolina. Page 6.

14. William Strong. Information known by or determined by author.

15. Kershaw 1850 Census (Expanded). Page 160.

16. Ibid. Page 160.

17. Kershaw County Historical Society. Kershaw County SC Cemetary Survey

Listing and plats of every known cemetary in the county. Volume II, Page 198.

18. Kershaw 1850 Census (Expanded). Page 160.

19. Ibid. Page 160.

20. Ibid. Page 160.

21. Dan Motley.

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Descendants of John MOTLEY ( MOTLOW ) 11 Feb 2008

INDEX

Martha . . . 2 

EIGENER

Phillipina . . . 1 

LITTLE

Daniel . . . 1
Phillippina " Penny " . . . 1 

MOTLEY ( MOTLOW )

John . . . 1 

MOTLEY

Abbie\Ally . . . 2
Chapman L. . . . 2
Daniel . . . 2
Daniel . . . 1
David . . . 2
Eliza A . . . 2
Elizabeth . . . 2
Elizabeth . . . 1
George . . . 1
Henry . . . 2
Jacob . . . 1
James . . . 2
James . . . 1, 2
John . . . 1
John . . . 2
Laurence ( Lawrence ) . . . 1
Mary " Polly " . . . 2
Nancy . . . 2
Paul . . . 2
Ransom . . . 2
Sarah A . . . 2
Susannah . . . 1
Thomas . . . 1 

PIERCE

Tabitha " Betty " . . . 1 

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