Sarah Allie Motley Nelson

1893

Sarah Allie Motley Nelson was born July 2, 1893 in Blaney, South Carolina, the daughter of William J Motley and Mary Ann McQuade Motley.

1900 Census Information:

According to the United States census reported on June 26, 1900, William J Motley (43), owned a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife of 15 years, Mary Motley (35), and their children; Viola Motley (14), Cleveland Motley (12), Dalton Motley (9), Aller Motley (7), Alma Motely (4), William Motley (1). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. William J Motley was a farmer, Viola Motley and Cleveland Motley were farm laborers. It was reported that Mary Motley was the mother of 6 children, all living at the time.

1910 Census Information:

According to the United States census reported on April 16, 1910, William J Motley (49), owned a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife of 20 years, Mary A Motley (42), and their children; Cleveland Motley (18), Allie Motley (13), Alma Motley (12), Willie Motley (7), Bula Motley (6) and Mary L. Motley (4). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. William J Motley was a farmer on a general farm and Cleveland Motley was a laborer on home farm. It was reported that Mary Motley was the mother of 7 children, but only 6 living at the time.

1920 Census Information:

According to the United States census reported on January 20, 1920, James A Nelson (26), rented a home in Wateree Township, Kershaw County, South Carolina with his wife, Allie Nelson (25), and their children; Agnes Nelson (2) and Cynthia Nelson (1 month), his mother; Isabelle Nelson (57) and his sister, Maud Nelson (20). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. James A Nelson was a log cutter for the lumber industry and Isabelle Nelson was a midwife in the community.

1930 Census Information:

According to the United States census reported on April 8, 1930, James A Nelson Sr. (32) rented a home in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina with his wife, Allie Nelson (32), and their children; Agnes Nelson (13), Cyinthery Nelson (10), James A Nelson Jr (7), Joseph Nelson (5) and Sarah Nelson (3). All family members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. James A Nelson Sr. was a painter of houses.

1931

Mrs. Sarah Allie Nelson, 33, wife of J. A. Nelson, died at 9 o’clock Friday Morning, January 2, 1931, at her late residence in Edgewood after a long illness.

Mrs. Nelson was a native of Blaney, but had made her home in Edgewood for the past two and a half years. She was a member of the Union Baptist church in Blaney.

Surviving her are her husband, two sons, James Nelson and Joseph Nelson; three daughters, Agnes Nelson, Synthia Nelson and Sarah Nelson, all of Columbia; three brothers, C. A. Motley and W. D. Motley of Columbia and Lester Motley of West Palm Beach, Florida, and four sisters, Mrs. H. V. Campbell, Mrs. J. M. Ross and Mrs. H. M. Clark of Columbia and Mrs. C. W. Bursey of West Palm Beach, Fla.

Funeral services were held from the Union Baptist Church, Blaney, Sunday afternoon, January 4, 1931, with the Rev. Mr. Willis, pastor of the Broadway Baptist church, in charge. Interment was in the churchyard.

The pallbearers were: T. H. Epting, L. L. Campbell, H. H. Haltiwanger, R. W. Crosland, L. T. Threatt and J. L. Barton.

Obituary Information:

January 2, 1931  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 2
January 5, 1931  State (published as The State) 
 Columbia, South Carolina
Page 8

Tombstone Information:

Located in Union Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Roy Mark Beasley

Standard Certificate of Death

“South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DY93-9SZ?cc=1417492&wc=M6YD-129%3A30694401 : 1 October 2020), 004177687 > image 1521 of 1718; Department of Archives and History, State Records Center, Columbia.

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