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Col. Erasmus L. Mottley

Col. Erasmus L. Mottley

burgoo (View posts)
Posted: 19 Aug 2000 2:55PM GMT
Edited: 27 Jul 2002 10:59AM GMT
Col. E. L. Mottley was in the Civil War and
commanded the 11th Ky Infantry Union Army.
He lived in Bowling Green Kentucky on Clay
Street. He was the son-in-law of Col. P. B.
Hawkins, founder of the 11th Ky Regiment. Col.
Mottley's mother was a Hobson, and his uncle
Hobson was the first Warren County Court Clerk.
I'm doing research on the 11th Ky any information
would be appreciated.

My web site:

Re: Col. Erasmus L. Mottley

goul6457 (View posts)
Posted: 1 Sep 2009 5:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
MOttley is the subject of a very widely read US Supreme Court case that even has a nick name "the well pleaded complaint"
Mottley v Louisville & Nashville Railroad 211 US 149

He and his wife were injured in a railroad accident in 1871 and were given lifetime free passes. The railroad could not give free passes anymore after a Fed law banned them in 1907, they sued.

I would love to find out more info about his children and family

Jim Gould

Re: Col. Erasmus L. Mottley

MGneal27 (View posts)
Posted: 6 Sep 2009 10:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mottley, Hawkins, Hobson, Elmore, Williams, Forrest
Erasmus was the nephew of Dr. J. William Mottley for whom Motley Co., TX was named. His lineage follows:

G5- Col. Erasmus Lewis Mottley + Anna E. Hawkins
G4- James Dunlop Mottley + Elizabeth L Hobson
G3- John Mottley + Mary Williams Elmore who migrated from Amelia Co., VA c1812 to Green Co., KY
G2- Joel Mottley + Mary Williams
G1- Joseph Mottley + Elizabeth Forrest who migrated from Gloucester Co. c1737 to Amelia Co.,VA

Re: Col. Erasmus L. Mottley

Karen_Jorgensen (View posts)
Posted: 23 Aug 2012 10:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Mottley
I can't find a picture of Col. Mottley.
Does anyone have a picture of him and his wife?
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