Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The name Motley is not a common one in America nor here in Virginia, though the progenitor of the line first settled here over two hundred and fifty years ago. A partial reason for this lies in the fact that as far as records reveal, only one of that family emigrated to America. Tradition which has been handed down to us by word of mouth, gives the family a French Huguenot extraction, and the rudimentary researches in that direction have seemed to uphold this tradition in every way.
Booker, J. Motley, "The Motley family of Virginia : being an acount of the maternal ancestry of the writer J. Motley Booker" (1936). Honors Theses. 224.