Interested in hearing from anyone with Mottesheard family ties to Monroe County, VA/WVA. I descend from Daniel S. Mottesheard (1811-ca. 1853) who married Sarah A. Steele. I believe Daniel's father was Brooks Mottesheard. Daniel had two sons, Samuel Bailey and John Wesley Mottesheard. Samuel married (1st) Mildred Ann Frances Arnold and (2nd) Julia Armentrout. John Wesley Mottesheard married Tabitha Arnold, sister of Mildred. Mildren and Tabitha were the children of Moses Arnold and Mary (Arthur) Roach. They were married in Bedford Co., VA. I believe the Mottesheard name is an offshoot of the Mothershead name. I also believe that the names Modisett and Modesitt are variations of the Mothershead names. The Mothersheads were in Westmoreland County, VA in the late 1700s. Brooks Mottesheard married in that county in 1802. His wife's name was Figgat.