Zachariah Motley

10 June 1805–10 March 1868 (Age 62)
Wake, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Zachariah

When Zachariah Motley was born on 10 June 1805, in Wake, North Carolina, United States, his father, James Marion Motley, was 31 and his mother, Loadicea 'Dicey' Hopson, was 37. He married Mary Lynn on 3 September 1832, in Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 10 March 1868, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Mesquite, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Zachariah Motley
1805–1868
Mary Lynn
1814–1890
Marriage: 3 September 1832
James Edward Motley
1834–
Joseph L Motley
1837–
Martha Elizabeth Motley
1836–
Jefferson Lynn Motley
1840–1919
Penelope A. Motley
1842–1863
Francis Marion Motley
1844–1915
William H. Motley
1846–1921
John Thomas Motley
1848–1912
Robert Page Motley
1850–1927
Mary Henry Motley
1853–1885
Sarah Ann Motley
1854–1922

Spouse and Children

    Male1805–1868Male

    Mary Lynn

    Female1814–1890Female

MARRIAGE
3 September 1832
Warren, Kentucky, United States
children

(11)

    James Edward Motley

    Male1834–Male

    Female1836–Female

    Joseph L Motley

    Male1837–Male

    Jefferson Lynn Motley

    Male1840–1919Male

    Female1842–1863Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1808

Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 20

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: probably a nickname for someone who wore parti-colored clothes, from Middle English motteley ‘motley’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Z Motley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Zech Motley, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Zacharias Motley, "United States Census, 1850"

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