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Starting in the SE corner inside the small front gate.
Survey completed by A. C. Morgan 21 Nov 1998.

     Zachariah and Mary Motley brought their family from Kentucky, leading a wagon train, in 1856, one of a limited number of families bringing slaves to this area. They settled on the William Crittenden survey three miles north of Scyene, the present location of Eastfield College, introducing a family of future community leaders.
      Above note from "A Stake In The Prairie ­ Mesquite, Texas," published by M
ESQUITE HISTORICAL COMMITTEE, printed by Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas, Texas, 1984.


 Texas Historical Marker

Z. MOTLEY CEMETERY

     Zachariah Motley migrated to Texas (1856) from Kentucky with his family and slaves. He and his wife Mary, five sons and three daughters helped settle this area and built their home some 200' northeast of this site. A one-half acre portion of the original homestead bought from the Crittendon Survey. Earliest known burial (1863) was Penelope Motley McLain, a daughter, and the wife of Capt. J. B. McLain. The plot is still in use and is owned and cared for by Motley descendants. Twenty-five known graves include family members and their slaves.

(1976)


View inside cemetery toward Eastfield College



Z. MOTLEY gravemarker

 

ROW #1

Base only

 GRANTHAM, Emma Motley 4 Feb 1902 - 4 Dec 1990 Eastern Star Married 12 Feb 1924 Parents of Lynda Sue GRANTHAM, Harry Y. 6 Aug 1901 - 7 Jul 1987 Mason

 ISLETT, Ressie Motley
3 May 1907 -
Wed 22 Feb 1937

ISLETT, L. D. "Mike"
27 Apr 1910 - 7 Jul 1983

 

ROW #2

 MOTLEY, Fredna Ueckert
23 Oct 1905 - 23 Nov 1987
Eastern Star

Parents of John, Robert, & Nancy

MOTLEY, Charlie R.
3 Aug 1903 - 31 Dec 1988
Mason

HAMLIN, Mildred MOTLEY
3 Mar 1916 -
Eastern Star

HAMLIN, J. T.
3 Jul 1907 - 15 Nov 1985
Mason

ROW #2 1/2

Base only

Known only to God

HILL, Nancy A.
6 May 1874 - 1875
d/o D. H. & D. J. HILL

 

ROW #3

Base only

McLAIN, J. B.

McLAIN, ? A. (Penelope MOTLEY)
14 Jun 1842 - 27 Dec 1863
w/o J. B. McLAIN

MOTLEY, Z.
10 Jun 1805 - 10 Mar 1868

MOTLEY, Mary
18 Jan 1814 - 31 Oct 1890
w/o Z. MOTLEY

LAWRENCE, Mary H.
20 Apr 1853 - 12 Jul 1885
w/o Guss LAWRENCE

LAWRENCE, Mary F. M.
6 Jul 18xx - xx Aug 18xx
d/o Guss & M. H. LAWRENCE

MOTLEY. Sallie A.
14 Sep 1854 - 8 Feb 1922

 RIGGS, Frances M.
1907 -
Together Forever

RIGGS, Thomas M. "Slats"
1904 -
Mason

 TRITCH, Fay MOTLEY
29 Apr 1905 - 5 Jun 1992
Married 18 Jul 1929
Son Roy Patrick TRITCH

TRITCH, Roy Paullis
28 Mar 1908 - 18 Nov 1992

 TRITCH, Fay MOTLEY duplicate marker
1905 -

TRITCH, Roy P. duplicate marker
1908 ­

 

ROW #4

MOTLEY, John S.
1894 -
Arm of John S. MOTLEY

MOTLEY, Hattie L.
27 Sep 1879 - xxxxxx
d/o F. M. & I. M. MOTLEY

MOTLEY, Mollie, Mrs.
1856 - 1939

MOTLEY, Francis M.
22 Sep 1844 - 14 Jun 1915

MOTLEY, Isabelle
29 Sep 1849 - 21 Jun 1894
w/o F. M. MOTLEY

MOTLEY, Baby Josephine
19 Apr 1905 - 29 Aug 1905
d/o T. Z. & V. L. MOTLEY

MOTLEY, Virgie L.
27 Nov 1884 - 6 Dec 1918
w/o T. Z. MOTLEY
Woodmen Circle

MOTLEY, Thomas Z.
1 May 1870 - 27 Mar 1927

MOTLEY, William Masten
26 Oct 1909 - 28 Oct 1909

MOTLEY, Sweet William
3 Jul 1911 - 6 Jun 1912

MOTLEY, Ida Lee
1 Oct 1887 - 21 Mar 1956

MOTLEY, William M.
2 Jun 1882 - 9 Aug 1970

 

ROW #5

 MOTLEY, Zachariah
(Z. Motley 54, b. NC)
(347A, #137, #137, Breckenridge P. O., Precinct No. 5)
10 Jun 1805 - 10 Mar 1868

MOTLEY, Mary Lynn (Mary 48, b. KY)
18 Jan 1814 - 31 Oct 1890

Children of Zachariah & Mary MOTLEY
James E.
Martha A. E..
Jefferson L. (Jeff L. 20, b. KY-1860 Census)
Penelophya (Penelope A. 17, b. KY-1860 Census)
Frances M. (Frances ?. 16, b. KY-1860 Census)
William H. (14, b. KY-1860 Census)
John T. (12, b. KY-1860 Census)
Robert P. (Robert H.10, b. KY-1860 Census)
Mary H. (8, b. KY-1860 Census)
Sallie A. (Sarah A. 6, b. KY-1860 Census)
Nannie P.
Jefferson Z.

MOTLEY, Hazel B. "Nannie"
25 Nov 1910 - 10 Jan 1998

MOTLEY, William H.
22 Apr 1846 - 29 Mar 1921

 MOTLEY, J. L. (Jefferson)
26 Jul 1840 - 12 May 1919

MOTLEY, Martha
26 Mar 1849 - 16 Oct 1897

LAWRENCE, Mary
27 Oct 1906 - 9 Mar 1990

 LAWRENCE, Mattie A. EASLEY
22 May 1874 - 4 Feb 1929

LAWRENCE, Jefferson (Joe) Z.
10 Aug 1880 - 8 May 1948

CARRINGTON, Wilma LAWRENCE
27 Sep 1909 - 30 Nov 1977

 

ROW #6

MOTLEY, Delbert C. (Carl)
1 Oct 1893 - 11 Jul 1988
WAGR US ARMY WW I

MOTLEY, B. F.
24 Jan 1875 - 9 Feb 1927

 MOTLEY, John T.
18 Jan 1848 - 24 Jul 1912

Wife

MOTLEY, Mary E.
27 Apr 1851 - 26 Jul 1929

MOTLEY, G. C.
Buried 5 Jun 1911
Foot of G. C. MOTLEY


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