Mattie Lee Hackney was born c. 1904 in Kentucky, and died there in 1943. Her first marriage was to Kelly B. Cope, who died in Oklahoma in 1927. They had one daughter, Eula Pearl Neil Cope. Mattie and Eula returned to Kentucky, and Mattie became a beautician. She later married Paul Motley, and they had two daughters, Jeanne (Jeannie) and Paula (Polly) Motley.