John Glenn Motley Sr. was born on 28 May 1868 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA a child of James B Motley and Elizabeth “Lizzie Beath” McDonald Motley.
John Motley was counted in the census on 15 Jun 1880 in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, USA as a twelve-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father, James Motley; his mother, Elizabeth Motley; and siblings, Maryanna Motley, Tally Motley, and Wade H. Motley.
When he was 21, he married Fannie Ann Thornton, daughter of P. H. Thornton, on 09 Jan 1890.
On April 17, 1893, John Glenn Motley was listed as the father on the birth certificate of Carrie Vermell Motley.
John G Motley was counted in the census on 05 Jun 1900 in Richland, South Carolina, USA as a thirty-two-year-old, male, white, married for 10 years, head of household. Also in the home was his wife, Fannie Motley; and their children; Minnie Motley, Corrie Motley, Laura Motley and Glenn Motley.
On April 19, 1903, John G. Motley was listed in the will of his father, James B. Motley.
John G Matley was counted in the census on 18 Apr 1910 in Richland, South Carolina, USA as a forty-one-year-old, male, white, married, head of household. Also in the home, his wife, Fannie Matley; and their children, Laura Matley, Glenn Matley Jr, Knowlton Matley, Lever Matley and Clara Matley.
J G Motley, Sr. was counted in the census on 14 Jan 1920 in Pontiac, Richland, South Carolina, USA as a fifty-two-year-old, male, white, married, head of household. Also in the home, his wife, Fannie Motley; their children, Nolton Motley, George Motley, Lever Motley, Clara Motley and Coley Motley; and his mother, Lizzie Motley.
On March 3, 1929, J. G. Motley was mentioned in the newspaper article, BLANEY.
On March 3, 1929, J. B. Motley was mentioned in the newspaper article, BLANEY.
John G Matley was counted in the census on 03 Apr 1930 in Pontiac, Richland, South Carolina, USA as a sixty-one-year-old, male, white, head of household. Also in the home was his wife, Fannie A Matley; their children, Frank L. Matley, Clara V Matley and Coley B Matley.
On January 19, 1940, Mr. J. G. Motley, Sr., was listed in the newspaper article “J. G. Motleys Celebrate Anniversary.“
He died on 21 Oct 1943 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA. He was buried on 23 Oct 1943 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. His cause of death was carcinoma of the prostate.
Funeral Services For John G. Motley, Sr., 75, prominent farmer of near Pontiac, will be held at the Union Baptist Church near Blaney at 11 a.m. Saturday. The services will be conducted by the Rev. A. L. Willis and the Rev. Gordon Johnson. Interment will be in the Union Baptist Churchyard.
Mr. Motley died yesterday afternoon after an illness of several years. He had lived on the same plantation all his life. He was a member of the Union Baptist Church and was active in community life.
Mr. Motley is survived by his widow, the former Fannie Cooper Thornton; four daughters, Mrs. J. G. Monroe, Mrs. W. D. Sanders of Blaney, Mrs. E. H. Ross of Columbia, and Mrs. G. D. Goodwin of Columbia; five sons, J. G. Motley, Jr., of Blaney, George Motley, with the United States Army in Italy, J. R. Motley of Cheraw, and Leves Motley and Coley Motley of Blaney.
Twenty-two grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three brothers, T. W. Motley and W. H. Motley of Columbia, and J. B. Motley of Blaney, also survive.
The honorary pallbearers, who will meet at the church at 11 a.m., are : J. W. Conder, Wade H. Cobb, Alex Heise, J. Drake Edens, Clint T. Graydon, A. Fletcher Sprigner, Dr. J. F. Dobson, Dr. W. D. Grisby, Dr. W. A. Boyd, T. E. Bowen, James Dunning Walter Rose, S. H. Ross, A. L. Ross, Simon Faust, J. N. Finley and Herman Geiger.
OnAugust 9, 1951, John Motley was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Colie Blease Motley.
On February 2, 1974, John Glenn Motley, Sr., was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Mrs. Corrie Motley Sanders.
On February 1, 1981, John Glenn Motley was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Mrs. John Gilliard Monroe.
On August 6, 2002, John Glenn Motley was listed as the deceased father in the obituary of Clara Motley Goodwin.