I have a record written by Martha Wilmoth Ann Watkins Motley Carter on April 22nd, 1908, listing the history of her ancestors as far as she knew.It is as follows:
Her mother was Wilmoth Mastin Williams, born 1801, died 11/1866, daughter of James Mastin Williams and Wilmoth Walker.They lived in Dinwiddy County Virginia, but their parents came from England ... year unknown.
Wilmoth Mastin Williams first married Thomas David Neal who died, leaving one son of the same name.Wilmoth then married William Motley and had seven children with him in VA (James Mastin Motley, John Williams Motley, William Daniel Motley, Robert Jorden Motley, George Craghead Motley, Sarah Elizabeth Washington Motley, Martha Wilmoth Ann Watkins Motley (herself, born 03/31/1834).
Martha Wilmoth Ann Watkins Motley married Philemon Bibb Carter on 12/18/1850 and lived in Halifax, VA, having 12 children there: Bettie Wilmoth, Sallie Champ, America Virginia (Dollie), Mary Louise Franklin, Susannah Bibb, Samuel Hales & Philemon Bibb Carter.In 1867 they moved to LaGrange, TX, and had five more children: John Halifax Carter, Emma Lee Carter (07/22/1867), Willie McKinnon Carter, Samuel Mason Carter and Charlie Moseley Carter.
Her paternal grandparents were Daniel & Sarah Motley from Ireland. Sarah's maiden name was Ellington and resided in Pittsylvania County, VA.