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Mesquite in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Z. Motley Cemetery

 
 
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By QuesterMark, January 1, 2016
1. Z. Motley Cemetery Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. 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 Crittenden 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.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6789.)
 
Location. 32° 48.854′ N, 96° 39.451′ W. Marker is in Mesquite, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is at the intersection of Motley Drive and Jan LeCroy Drive, on the right when traveling south on Motley Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3737 Motley Drive, Mesquite TX 75150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Florence Ranch Home (approx. 2.4 miles away); Abraham Carver Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mickey Charles Mantle (approx. 8 miles
Z. Motley Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, January 1, 2016
2. Z. Motley Cemetery and Marker
away); Moorland YMCA Building (approx. 8.1 miles away); Colonel C.C. Slaughter (approx. 8.2 miles away); St. Paul United Methodist Church (approx. 8.2 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Central National Road (approx. 9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This cemetery and marker are on the Eastfield College campus. Eastfield College is part of the Dallas County Community College system.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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