Name: John Motley MOREHEAD
Birth: 4 JUL 1796 in Pittsyvania County Virginia
Death: 27 AUG 1866
Burial: Greensboro, NC
Education: University of North Carolina
Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century.
Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography
MOREHEAD, JOHN MOTLEY, lawyer, legislator, governor, was born July 4, 1796, in Pennsylvania county, Va. He served in the North Carolina legislature, and early became a whig, being a warm friend of Henry Clay. From 1841 till 1845 he was governor of North Carolina. He died Aug. 28, 1866, in Rockbridge, Va.
John Morehead is said to have been a Scotch emigrant from Pennsylvania. Obedience Motley was the daughter of Joseph Motley, who in 1778 purchased a thousand acres in Pittsylvania County and moved thither from Amelia County. The will of Joseph Motley named wife Elizabeth, sons David,
Daniel, Samuel, John, daughters Martha Stewart, Obedience Morehead, Sally Anderson, Amey Carter, Delilah Terry, and Grandson Joseph Tanner.
THE HISTORY of PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY VIRGINIA
CHAPTER XVI 1800-1860 TOWN OF COMPETITION--WAR OF 1812--PERIOD OF DEVELOPMENT
The study of genealogy, the tracing of families in their movements from one place to another, has shown what great numbers of Pittsyl-vania's inhabitants have gone south and west. John Motley Morehead, governor of North Carolina from 1840-45, was born in Pittsylvania; he was the son of John More-head and his wife Obedience Motley, daughter of Joseph Motley. Gov. Morehead was a man of marked ability and an outstanding figure in the development of his adopted State.
Father: John MOREHEAD
Mother: Obedience MOTLEY
Ann Eliza LINDSAY b: 1804 in Guilford County, North Carolina
6 SEP 1821
in Greensboro, Guiliford County, NC
- Letitia Harper MOREHEAD b: 26 SEP 1823 in Rockingham, Richmond, NC
- Child MOREHEAD b: ABT. 1824
- Mary Corrinna MOREHEAD b: 27 NOV 1825 in Rockingham, Richmond, NC
- Child MOREHEAD b: ABT. 1826
- Ann Eliza MOREHEAD b: ABT. 1827 in Rockinham, Richmond, Virginia
- Child MOREHEAD b: ABT. 1828 in North Carolina
- John Lindsey MOREHEAD b: 15 JAN 1830 in Rockingham, Richmond, NC
- Marie Louise MOREHEAD b: 2 JUN 1830 in Rockingham, Richmond, NC
- Emma Victoria MOREHEAD b: 11 JUL 1836 in Greensboro, Guliford County, North Carolina
- James Turner MOREHEAD b: AUG 1840 in Greensboro, Guliford County, North Carolina c: 1908
- Eugene Lindsey MOREHEAD b: 16 SEP 1845 in Greensboro, Guliford County, North Carolina