expbul1a.gif (699 bytes) David James Motley

born:   1753 in Amelia County, Virginia
died:  abt 20 March 1826 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Military Service: Revolutionary War - Co B, 38th Regiment Military Service, Amelia County, Virginia. (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 2, p 368)He was in Howard's Continental line behind Pickens' Militia and ahead of Washington's Cavalry along the Green River Road at the Battle of Cowpens. His uncle, David Ellington, Jr., stated that the two of them were together in campaigns and that David was wounded in the leg at Guilford Courthouse. (The Patriots at Cowpens, by Bobby G. Moss)

Father:  Capt. Joseph Motley III
Mother: Martha Ellington

Spouse:  Elizabeth Pendleton
Married: 17 August 1785 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

Children:
1. Joseph Motley (m. Mary Jones)
2. John Motley (m. Giddy Jones)
3. James P. Motley
4. Patsey Motley (m. Samuel Watson)
5. David D. Motley (m. Elizabeth "Giddy" Nichols)
6. Daniel Motley (m. Jane Shellhorse)
7. Samuel Clayton Motley (m. Susan A. Moxley)
8. William David Motley (m. Sarah W. Chattin)

Spouse: Jency Wright
Married: 29 September 1806 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

9. Horatio Motley (m Nancy Hall)
10. Elizabeth Motley (m. Isaiah Mickiff)
11. Heshua Motley
12. Henry Motley (m. Elizabeth H. Tabb)
13. Rashia Motley