Elizabeth Motley

10 June 1837–30 October 1917 (Age 80)
Preston, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Motley was born on 10 June 1837, in Preston, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Motley, was 38 and her mother, Elizabeth Hughes, was 32. She married Peter Gescal Greaves on 20 June 1858, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1850 and Ephraim Election Precinct, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 30 October 1917, in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ephraim, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Peter Gescal Greaves
Elizabeth Motley
Marriage: 20 June 1858
Peter Greaves Jr
William Thomas Greaves
Margaret Greaves
John Greaves
Lillian Elizabeth Greaves
Albert Motley Greaves
Sarah Laura Greaves
Roy Peter Greaves
Minnie Maud Greaves

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 June 1858Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 17
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lincolnshire):nickname from Middle English motley ‘motley, cloth or garments of a mixed color’, also ‘parti-colored, variegated’, presumably denoting someone who wore motley or made motley clothing.habitational name from Mutley in Plymouth (Devon). The placename probably derives from Old English (ge)mōt ‘meeting’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing, glade’.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Elizabeth Motley in entry for Albert Motley Greaves, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Elizabeth Beal in household of John Beal, "United States Census, 1850"
    • E Allen in entry for Walter G Smith and Laura Greaves Lund, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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