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Junius William Mottley
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1812
Death: Apr. 21, 1836

Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Junius Mottley was born in Virginia, April 9, 1812, later moving to Greensburg, Kentucky where in 1833 he began as a first year student in the medical college of Transylvania University. He again matriculated in the fall of 1834 but there are no records that he actually graduated; why he would have left early, if he did, is unknown. Dr. Mottley probably left school to come to Texas, arriving in 1835 with volunteers to fight for independence. He was appointed surgeon of the Post of Goliad on January 24, 1836 by General Sam Houston and served as such until the meeting of the Constitutional Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos, March 1st, to which he had been elected a delegate from the municipality of Goliad. There he became one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. During the war with Mexico, Dr. Mottley was assigned as aide-de-camp to Thomas J. Rusk, Secretary of War, and was mortally wounded in the climactic Battle of San Jacinto. He died on the night of April 21st and was buried on the battlefield, as were eight of the nine of his comrades who were killed or mortally wounded. Motley County, Texas, misspelled, was named in honor of Dr. Junius William Mottley. (bio by: Screwtape) 
 
Burial:
San Jacinto Battlefield State Park Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Feb 17, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7191165
Junius William Mottley
Added by: Joel Farringer
 
 
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Rest in peace J.W. as we strive to correct the misspelling of your name in Motley County, to Mottley, County, Texas.
- The San Jacinto Descendants
 Added: Feb. 11, 2014

- D McK S
 Added: Sep. 18, 2012
REST IN PEACE..THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE..
- SFC Frank Irons Sr. Retired US Army 1977
 Added: Nov. 5, 2008
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