Thomas Motley Genealogy

Record modified: 2022-06-10
This is my ancestor 5 generations back.

 / John Motley
 / James Motley|
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Thomas S Motley |
|  / Thomas Hopson
 \ Loadicea Hopson |
 \ Sarah Lewis

Born: 1795-07-03 near Raleigh, Wake Co, North Carolina USA
Died: 1851-10-12 Jasper Co, Missouri USA
Marriages:
1. 1821-04-27 Narcissa N Williams

Children of Thomas Motley and Narcissa Williams:
John S Motley b. 1822-02-25
Mary J "Polly" Motley b. 1823-11-24
James Edward Motley b. 1826-01-19
Mastin Williams Motley b. 1828-04-27
Lucinda Motley b. 1831-07-30
Lewis Motley b. 1832-08-06 d. 1842-11-17
Sarah Frances Motley b. 1833-11-09
William Thomas Motley b. 1836-01-19
Zachariah (Zack) Motley b. 1841-01-06
Henry Thomas Motley b. 1844-04-12
*Edney Elizabeth Motley b. 1846-09-17


Notes:

married in Allen Co KY
Thomas and Narcissa lived between Halifax and Settle.
He died at the home of a son. (Sledge)

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buried in Motley cemetery, Jasper Co MO

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This page has a picture of several of their children.

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from this page, quoting "Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1886. Allen County." :
Thomas Motley, was born near Raleigh, N. C.; moved from Virginia in his boyhood with his parents; settled in Allen County, Ky., and died in Missouri in 1851

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This page has:

Allen Co KY Order Book 1851
1851-12-08
Zachariah Motley appointed administrator of Thomas Motley, deceased, intestate, bond executed for
$10,000 with Samuel I. Weatherspoon, D. N. Hendricks, M. P. Weatherspoon and James E. Motley as
security. Narcissa Motley wife of Thomas Motley, deceased, relinquished right to administration. Paschal
Weaver, John Burton, Vincent Willoughby and John Petty ordered to inventory the personal estate and
slaves.

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1850 census Allen Co KY p156b, twp not given
Thomas Motley 56 NC
L Motley (f) 48 VA [this should be Narcissa Williams]
J Motley (m) 24 KY [James]
M Motley (m) 22 KY [Mastin]
S F Motley (f) 16 KY [Sallie]
W T Motley (m) 14 KY [William]
Z Motley (m) 9 KY [Zachariah]
H T Motley (m) 6 KY [Henry]
E E Motley (f) 3 KY [Edney]
slave (m) 65
slave (f) 50
slave (m) 50
slave (m) 30
slave (f) 28
slave (m) 22
slave (f) 22
slave (f) 19
slave (m) 16

He is a farmer. His real estate is valued at $1775. He can read and write, but his wife cannot.

1840 census Allen Co KY p71, twp not given
Thos Motley 2 M <5, 1 M 10-15, 2 M 15-20, 1 M 40-50, 2 F 5-10, 1 F 15-20, 1 F 30-40
[William 4, Lewis 7, Mastin 12, James 14, John 18, Thomas 45, Sally 7, Lucinda 9, Polly 17, Narcissa 37]

1830 census Allen Co KY p77, twp not given (division allotted to Charles M Henderson)
Thomas Motley 2M <5, 1 M 5-10, 1 M 30-40, 1 F 5-10, 1 F 20-30
[Mastin 2, James 4, John 8, Thomas 35, Polly 7, Narcissa 27]

1810 census Warren Co KY p279
James Motley 2 M 0-10, 2 M 10-16, 1 M 26-45, 2 F 0-10, 1 F 26-45
[Thomas is 15]

1800 census Wake Co NC p748
James Motley 4 M 0-10, 1 M 16-26, 2 F 10-16, 1 F 26-45
[Thomas is 5]

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