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Descendants of John Massie

 

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN5 MASSIE (CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)1 was born April 03, 1756 in Albemarle County, Va, and died October 20, 1800 in Amherst County, buried on his farm in family graveyard, grave not marked.2. He married SUSANNA WRIGHT January 01, 1779 in Amherst County or Albemarle County, Virginia, daughter of BENJAMIN WRIGHT and ELIZABETH JENKINS. She was born November 04, 1761 in Lowesville, Virginia, and died December 01, 1847 in Amherst County, Va.2.

Notes for JOHN MASSIE:

Heritage

In the beginning there was a man named John. Actually he wasnít the beginning because before him was Charles and before him was his father who hasnít been discovered. Charles had a farm in Albemarle County called Spring Valley and we know he had an orchard and sold some cider to Thomas Jefferson because thereís a plaque at Montecello that says so. Never-the-less John was the beginning in Amherst County. He came during the 1770ís to be a teacher in the region of Mount Moriah Church. He served in the Revolutionary War as did his father Charles. He later married Susannah Wright and settled on Piney River above the town of Woodson and there had nine children. These children and their descendants spread far and wide but are connected to many in Amherst County and the surrounding Nelson, Campbell and Bedford counties. As far as can yet be determined no tie exists with the Massies of Massieís Mill.

 John was a soldier in the Revolutionary War serving as an Ensign. (Amherst County, Virginia In the Revolution Including Extracts from the "LOST ORDER BOOK, 1773-1782 page 36"). His father also served in that war. John's family applied for a war pension but did not receive this because of some documentary difficulty. (Son Thomas and others applied as "Cornet" and DAR records suggest that the John Massey-Cornet was from Albemarle County.) John predeceased his father by 17 years but his widow is mentioned in Charles' will. In the pension application made by Thomas Massie, John is stated to have moved from Albemarle to Amherst during the War, where he married Susanna Wright 1/1/1779. The Court order denying this petition was issued in Nelson County in 1818.

It is beyond the possibility of this brief to do justice to such a vast group of descendants. Many will know of their tie to this family. Some have been mentioned in the written history of the Virginia. Many served in wars and did not return home. I know of several who fought on the side of the South in the War between the States. Two remained in graves at Gettysburg. Samuel Preston Massie, a grandson, returned from that war and entered the Baptist ministry, serving many of the churches in this and Nelson County. He was instrumental in founding several churches and was a noted evangelist. His brother, Paulus Powell Massie also was a Baptist Minister and served several county churches. He and his wife, Emma Woodson Massie, were instrumental in establishing Rose Union Baptist Church in Nelson County. A granddaughter, Josephine, married into the Saunders family that remains prominent in Nelson County. Thomas Massie, a grandson, ran a grist mill at Alhambra on upper Piney River and was a noted metallurgist. He discovered the Martha Cash Tin Mine in the region.

Charles Massie, Johnís son moved to the Sandiges area of Amherst County and established a lovely home that remains today. His descendants include a State Senator, a noted physician, and among others the present family owning the Massie Insurance Agency.

Inventory and appraisement of the estate of John was filed 4/6/1801 at Amherst County Will Book 4/5.

More About JOHN MASSIE:

Fact 1: Recorded Children's name in Dictionary in possession of family member

Notes for SUSANNA WRIGHT:

John Massie was one of the executors of the estate of Benjamin Wright, along with Jesse Wright and John Camden. Susanna was paid in 1804 (widow of John) 20 pounds as Legatee.

In support of the application for a Revolutionary War Pension made by Elizabeth Whitehead Wright on behalf of her husband Moses Wright, Susannah Massie called "Mrs Susan Massie, a respectable resident of the County of NELSON --- that she is 81 years old - and recollects distinctly that Moses Wright - - did serve a tour of duty at the barracks near Charlottesville guarding British prisoners captured at Burgoynes defeat. - - that he served another tour down below Richmond but details had sliped her mind - -." Signed by her mark X

Also declared by above that Benj Camden, Jho Campbell and Jas Ramsey were along with Moses. She recollected that Jimmy Thompsor brother of Billy Thompson was with Moses on one tour of duty in the Rev. War.

In her will presented to the Court of Nelson County by the executor of her estate, Thomas Massie and witnesses, William Wright, and Charles Massie, she directed her tract of land in Amherst County of 100 acres be sold as well as her stock, household and kitchen furniture to be sold, the proceeds distributed as follows: For Nancy Massie, daughter to William Massie for love and for absolute service she rendered in her old age - 1/8th part; For Polly Massie her daughter married to George W. Campbell 1/8th part or to her children equally; For the remainder equally divided between children named: Edmund Massie, Thomas Massie, Jessie Massie, Charles Massie, Elizabeth Massie who married Robert Gill, and John Massie. This will was witnessed by: William Wright, Jessie Wright, Jessie Massie and Charles Massie, and signed by Susannah with her mark X.

More About SUSANNA WRIGHT:

Fact 1: Susanna was called "Sookey"

Fact 2: In mentioned in Charles' will for inheritance

Fact 3: 1803 Purchased land adjoining lands of John Massie and others

Children of JOHN MASSIE and SUSANNA WRIGHT are:

2. i. EDMUND6 MASSIE, b. July 08, 1780, Amherst County, Va; d. 1869.

3. ii. WILLIAM W. MASSIE, b. April 15, 1783.

4. iii. CHARLES H. MASSIE, b. April 01, 1785, Amherst County, Va.; d. November 21, 1830, Amherst County, Va..

5. iv. THOMAS J. MASSIE, b. March 30, 1787, Nelson County, Va.; d. Bet. 1865 - 1870, Nelson County, Va..

6. v. JOHN JR. MASSIE, b. July 13, 1789, Amherst County, Va.; d. Abt. 1853, Natural Bridge, Va.

7. vi. ELIZABETH MASSIE, b. October 14, 1791.

8. vii. JESSE MASSIE, b. November 13, 1793, Amherst County, Va.; d. April 02, 1882, Nelson County,Va.

9. viii. MARY MASSIE, b. June 13, 1796.

ix. NANCY FOUNTAIN MASSIE, b. April 05, 1799; d. Bef. 1803.

More About NANCY FOUNTAIN MASSIE:

Fact 1: no children

 

Generation No. 2

2. EDMUND6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)3 was born July 08, 1780 in Amherst County, Va, and died 1869. He married NANCY WORTHAM 1804 in Georgia, daughter of GEORGE WORTHAM and JUDITH MADDOX. She was born Abt. 1784 in Georgia.

Notes for EDMUND MASSIE:

Edmund married Nancy Worthum of Georgia whose father was a master carpenter and built several houses in Nelson County. There is a family tradition that Mr. Worthum moved to Georgia and Edmund followed him, married his daughter, Nancy, and they traveled back to Virginia either by horse or by a one horse wagon bringing their possessions and infant daughter. They are said to have encountered some Indian problems on the way back (perhaps from the Cherokee). They returned to the mountains and lived to be old. The foundation of his son, Charles' house remains above the John Will Campbell Cemetery and is thought to be the approximate site of Edmunds original home. This site is referred to by the Rev. Paulus Powell Massie as "Jefferson's Quarters". Edmund was said to be the overseer of property owned by Lucas Powell, said land formerly owned by Thomas Jefferson. Governor William H. Cabbell granted to Lucas Powell land on the Amherst side of Piney River in 1798 and 1806. After some years Edmund's son, Charles bought this site and Edmund built a house across the river near Shoe Creek in a large level area. His son, Thomas later built a home several hundred yards from this site.

In 1853 Edmund was in Nelson County. The 1860 Census of Nelson shows Edmund, Sr. age 79 with Susan age 50 in the home (probably his daughter Susan b. abt 1810) along with Daniel L. Wright 49, a school teacher.

Interesting is a record showing Edmund's son Thomas Massie as a junior. Could this mean that Edmund was "Thomas Edmund"?, He already has a brother Thomas Jefferson Massie, another Thomas name among siblings? It certainly has occurred in naming multiple children but no substantiation, nor certain spelling of Edmund (o). A copy of John Massie's dictionary, presumably written in John's hand gives Edmund's birthdate and spells clearly the name with "u".

More About EDMUND MASSIE:

Burial: John Will Campbell Cemetery, Amherst Co.

Individual Note: 1810 Census shows 1 male under 10, 3 girls under 10, and 6 slaves in household

More About NANCY WORTHAM:

Burial: Probably Amherst County with Husband

Individual Note: Listed as Nancy Susan Worthum b. in Georgia

Children of EDMUND MASSIE and NANCY WORTHAM are:

i. BETTY7 MASSIE.

More About BETTY MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried

ii. MARY POLLY MASSIE, b. 1810; m. CHARLES HENRY MADDOX, April 12, 1836; b. March 20, 1808; d. Abt. 1876, Ohio.

More About MARY POLLY MASSIE:

Fact 1: Called Sally in another record.

10. iii. JUDITH MARIAH MASSIE, b. 1805; d. 1878.

11. iv. JOHN MASSIE, b. December 16, 1807; d. April 22, 1892, Nelson County,Va.

v. SUSAN MASSIE, b. Abt. 1810.

More About SUSAN MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried

Individual Note: On 1870 Census is Susannah Massie keeping house in home next to Thomas who was age 57

12. vi. JESSE MASSIE, b. 1812; d. August 10, 1847.

13. vii. CHARLES MASSIE, b. 1814, Amherst County, Va.; d. 1887, Amherst County, Va..

14. viii. THOMAS EDMUND MASSIE, b. October 01, 1818, Amherst County, Va.; d. April 12, 1912, Amherst County, Va..

15. ix. NANCY JANE MASSIE, b. Abt. 1828.

 

3. WILLIAM W.6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born April 15, 1783. He married (1) FANNIE DODD, daughter of JOSEPH DODD. She was born Abt. 1802. He married (2) JEMIMA CASH October 07, 1807 in Amherst County. He married (3) MARY "POLLY" DODD Aft. 1808.

More About WILLIAM W. MASSIE:

Fact 1: married three times, twice to sisters Dodd

Individual Note: 1850 Census lists him a laborer aged 69 and wife? Frances 48

More About FANNIE DODD:

Fact 1: Sister of 2nd wife, Polly, proper name Frances

Fact 2: Fannie lived to be 104 years old . Her sister Sally also 104 yrs. old

Children of WILLIAM MASSIE and FANNIE DODD are:

16. i. ZACHARIAH T.7 MASSIE, b. 1838; d. 1918, Stuarts Draft, Virginia.

ii. THOMAS MASSIE, b. 1837.

17. iii. ZEPHARIAH P. MASSIE, b. 1835.

iv. JAMES B. MASSIE, b. 1842.

Child of WILLIAM MASSIE and JEMIMA CASH is:

v. JOHN7 MASSIE.

More About JOHN MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried

Children of WILLIAM MASSIE and MARY DODD are:

vi. FRANKIE7 MASSIE.

More About FRANKIE MASSIE:

Fact 1: went to Kentucky where she was twice married4

18. vii. NANCY MASSIE.

viii. SUSAN MASSIE.

 

4. CHARLES H.6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born April 01, 1785 in Amherst County, Va., and died November 21, 1830 in Amherst County, Va.. He married FRANCES DODD June 05, 1813 in Amherst County, daughter of JOSEPH DODD. She was born 1783 in Forks of Buffalo, Amherst County, Va., and died Aft. 1828 in Sandidges, Virginia.

Notes for CHARLES H. MASSIE:

Charles "H" Massie, the "H" certainly has to be Harden from his ancestor, his fathers grandmother Mildred Harden. The name Harden or "in" continues in this line prominently.

 

Said by Emma Woodson Massie - -

" I am trying to keep alive the memory of our oldest ancestors we know of. I would like to say of Uncle Charles that I knew him in my early teens. He was a heavy built man, not so tall, of round features. His dark hair was then faded by age. He was known as a devout Christian, came 5 miles horseback to his church, as regular as the preaching days came around unless some serious obligation kept him away. In his latter days he was brought by carriage. Though I was quite young, I enjoyed seeing the noble looking old gentleman coming in to Mount Moriah Church leaning on his cane, taking his seat near the middle of the church. How vivid this picture is to me now though more than 70 years have passed (at the writing) . His prayers were so impressive that it made me feel that we were in the presence of the giver of all things. - -"

Children of CHARLES MASSIE and FRANCES DODD are:

19. i. MARTHA JANE7 MASSIE.

20. ii. LUCY MASSIE.

iii. DR. JOHN EDMUND MASSIE.

More About DR. JOHN EDMUND MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried, practiced medicine at Clifford, Va.

iv. FLETCHER MASSIE.

More About FLETCHER MASSIE:

Fact 1: died at young age

21. v. CHARLES Henry MASSIE, , b. January 05, 1815, Amherst County, Va.; d. November 07, 1903, buried with his wife at Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg.

22. vi. JOSEPH HARDIN MASSIE, b. November 30, 1828, Amherst County, Va.; d. December 14, 1915, Sandidges, Virginia.

 

5. THOMAS J.6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born March 30, 1787 in Nelson County, Va., and died Bet. 1865 - 1870 in Nelson County, Va.. He married (1) PATSY DODD February 15, 1813, daughter of JOSEPH DODD. He married (2) NANCY SUSAN MADDOX November 03, 1823, daughter of JOHN MADDOX and ELIZABETH CAMPBELL. She was born Abt. 1800 in Amherst County, Va., and died March 22, 1880 in Nelson County, Va..

Notes for THOMAS J. MASSIE:

Thomas was a farmer and lived near the mouth of Shoe Creek in Nelson County, Virginia.

He is found on the 1860 Census with wife Nancy and two daughters in Nelson County living in close proximity to his older brother Edmund and others of the family in the Shoe Creek area.

More About THOMAS J. MASSIE:

Fact 1: In Civil War

Fact 2: Was 2nd Corporal in Rives Battery, he was enlisted 8/31/1861 in Nelson County

Child of THOMAS MASSIE and PATSY DODD is:

23. i. MARTHA ANN7 MASSIE, b. February 09, 1816; d. June 11, 1880, Fayette County, West Virginia.

Children of THOMAS MASSIE and NANCY MADDOX are:

24. ii. DELILA DELLA7 MASSIE, b. 1824, Nelson County, Va.; d. July 26, 1901, Augusta County, Va..

25. iii. ELIZABETH S. MASSIE, b. 1826, Nelson County, Va..

26. iv. MARI SUSANNAH WRIGHT MASSIE, b. 1832, Amherst County, Virginia; d. Aft. December 05, 1900, Amherst County, Virginia.

27. v. BELINDA MASSIE, b. October 1834, Nelson County, Va.; d. Rockbridge County, Va.

28. vi. FLETCHER THOMAS MASSIE, b. May 19, 1833, Massies Mill, Va.; d. February 28, 1914, Woodson, Va..

vii. NANCY MASSIE, b. 1838.

More About NANCY MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried

29. viii. MARY ANN MASSIE, b. June 22, 1841, Amherst County, Virginia; d. September 09, 1908, Amherst County, Virginia.

 

6. JOHN JR.6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)5,6,7 was born July 13, 1789 in Amherst County, Va., and died Abt. 1853 in Natural Bridge, Va. He married SARAH F. CAMPBELL November 15, 1818 in Amherst County, daughter of JOHN CAMPBELL and FRANCES WRIGHT. She was born 1796 in Amherst County, Va., and died February 1853 in Rockbridge County, Va.

More About JOHN JR. MASSIE:

Individual Note: The 1850 Census lists an "Elie" age 25 M

Children of JOHN MASSIE and SARAH CAMPBELL are:

i. CHARLES W.7 MASSIE, b. 1829, Nelson County, Va.; d. Kentucky.

More About CHARLES W. MASSIE:

Individual Note: A Charles aged 15 is in household by 1850 census,

30. ii. JOHN MASSIE, b. February 19, 1820, near Natural Bridge, Va.; d. July 27, 1908.

31. iii. THOMAS MASSIE, b. Abt. 1821; d. May 06, 1889, Kentucky.

iv. MARY FRANCES MASSIE, b. November 22, 1823, Nelson County, Va..

More About MARY FRANCES MASSIE:

Fact 1: This Mary thought by others to be daughter of John, Sr., uncertain.

32. v. SALLIE MASSIE, b. January 01, 1823, Nelson County, Va.; d. February 02, 1893, Virginia.

vi. ELIE MASSIE, b. Abt. 1826.

vii. ELIZABETH ANN MASSIE, b. 1826; m. WILLIAM A. MOORMAN, August 06, 1849, Amherst County; b. 1822.

More About ELIZABETH ANN MASSIE:

Individual Note: She and husband William in the home of their father in 1850, Amherst Co.

33. viii. EDMUND MASSIE, b. 1828.

ix. JUDA MASSIE, b. Abt. 1829; m. EDUMND ROACH.

More About JUDA MASSIE:

Individual Note: A Judith, age 21 is listed in household

x. MARTHA MASSIE, b. Abt. 1830.

 

7. ELIZABETH6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)8 was born October 14, 1791. She married ROWLET GILL January 16, 1817 in Amherst County.

More About ELIZABETH MASSIE:

Fact 1: Lived on Indian Creek.

Individual Note: Was in Rockbridge County in 1853

Child of ELIZABETH MASSIE and ROWLET GILL is:

i. CURTIS7 GILL.

More About CURTIS GILL:

Fact 1: famous huntsman and fisherman

 

8. JESSE6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born November 13, 1793 in Amherst County, Va., and died April 02, 1882 in Nelson County,Va. He married PERMELIA CAMPBELL December 15, 1818 in Amherst County, Virginia, daughter of JOHN CAMPBELL and FRANCES WRIGHT. She was born September 22, 1796 in Amherst County, Va., and died July 04, 1867 in Nelson County,Va.

Notes for JESSE MASSIE:

Permelia, possibly "Pamelia" inherited land from her father, John Campbell, near Lowesville in Nelson County. She and Jesse lived there until she died, then Jesse went to live with their son, Robert and Caroline E. Davidson Massie. Addison, his son, and his family lived on the family property.

According to family history, Jesse who was often called Jeffery, owned a pair of razors that were made by the Sheffield Cuttlery Co. of England. His grandsons, Joseph Thomas Massie and Jess Franklin Massie, would take turns shaving him with these razors. At his death, each grandson inherited one of the razors. Joseph Thomas Massie is said to have handcarved the headstone for Jesse Massie's grave. He is said buried in the family cemetery in Amherst County. A family remeber reported seeing stones marked J.M. 11-13-1793 and 4-2-1802. This stone and Pamelia's was seen in 1931.

Notes for PERMELIA CAMPBELL:

Permelia, possibly "Pamelia" inherited land from her father, John Campbell, near Lowesville in Nelson County. She and Jesse lived there until she died, then Jesse went to live with their son, Robert and Caroline E. Davidson Massie. Addison, his son, and his family lived on the family property. Pamelia's grave was seen in 1931 in the family cemetery with Jesee. Her's marked P.M. 9-22-1796 and 7-4-1867.

More About PERMELIA CAMPBELL:

Individual Note: Listed as Permelia Amelia Mealisa Campbell elsewhere

Children of JESSE MASSIE and PERMELIA CAMPBELL are:

34. i. HENRY7 MASSIE, b. November 23, 1819; d. September 14, 1895.

35. ii. EDMUND MASSIE, b. January 29, 1819; d. May 14, 1900.

36. iii. ROBERT JESSE MASSIE, b. 1821, Nelson County, Va.; d. August 05, 1888.

37. iv. THOMAS JEFFERSON MASSIE, b. July 01, 1828; d. Abt. 1861, during the Civil War, casket returned to family ?.

38. v. ADDISON S. MASSIE, b. 1831.

vi. PERLINA MASSIE, b. 1833; d. 1858.

vii. FRANCES J. MASSIE, b. 1836; d. 1862.

viii. JULIA ANN MASSIE, b. 1838; m. ZEBULAN CASH, October 24, 1867, Nelson County, Va.

 

9. MARY6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born June 13, 1796. She married GEORGE WASHINGTON CAMPBELL January 22, 1817, son of JOHN CAMPBELL and FRANCES WRIGHT. He was born December 05, 1798 in Nelson County, Va., and died Aft. 1860.

More About MARY MASSIE:

Fact 1: This Mary thought by others to be daughter of John, Jr.

Individual Note: Thomas Massie's Rev. War claim on behalf of family lists Mary Massie Campbell of Rockbridge County

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON CAMPBELL:

I have noted that this George was nicknamed Guileford but there was also a Guilliford Campbell who in 1794 built the mill at Lowesville, called Big Piney Mill. This George could not have been the same by dates of birth and his grandfather has a listed son named George who may be the one to build the mill yet there is no information.

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON CAMPBELL:

Fact 1: owned the Nelson County side of Lowesville and the mill there ?9,9

Fact 2: Nickname, Guileford, because of tall tales ?9

Children of MARY MASSIE and GEORGE CAMPBELL are:

i. GEORGE WASHINGTON7 CAMPBELL, b. 1817.

ii. CHARLES H. CAMPBELL, b. 1821.

iii. HARDIN CAMPBELL, b. 1822.

iv. ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, b. 1826.

v. WESLEY G. CAMPBELL, b. 1828.

vi. NORBORNE CAMPBELL, b. 1834.

vii. THOMAS JEFFERSON CAMPBELL, b. 1837; m. TELITHA SUSAN CASH, Nelson County, Va; b. 1839.

viii. MARY CAMPBELL, b. 1839.

 

Generation No. 3

10. JUDITH MARIAH7 MASSIE (EDMUND6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born 1805, and died 1878. She married NELSON ANDREW MADDOX February 19, 1825 in Nelson County, Va, son of JOHN MADDOX and ELIZABETH CAMPBELL. He was born December 19, 1803 in Amherst County, Va., and died Bef. 1860 in Nelson County, Va..

More About JUDITH MARIAH MASSIE:

Individual Note: Or Judah Mariah

Children of JUDITH MASSIE and NELSON MADDOX are:

i. ROSA TALIFERRO8 MADDOX, b. August 06, 1826, Amherst County, Va.; d. September 03, 1903; m. LEROY M. CAMPBELL, March 12, 1842, Amherst County, Va.; b. February 07, 1820, Amherst County, Va.; d. August 1904, Nelson County, Va..

Notes for LEROY M. CAMPBELL:

He served as a private with Rives' Battery, Nelson Light Artillery along with two sons, James K. Polk Campbell and Bartholomew Campbell. He farmed in Montebello in Nelson County.

ii. NOTLEY WARREN MADDOX, b. May 1828, Nelson County, Va.; d. February 21, 1915; m. BELINDA MASSIE, December 23, 1852, Nelson County, Va; b. October 1834, Nelson County, Va.; d. Rockbridge County, Va.

Notes for NOTLEY WARREN MADDOX:

He enlisted and served with Rives' Battery and was promoted to corporal. His record indicated he was wounded and furloughed in 1862 for 30 days to recuperate. He was later admitted to the General Hospital in Richmond, returning to duty in Feb. 1863

More About NOTLEY WARREN MADDOX:

Fact 1: Extensive family, see "My Loving Family" by Jerry Campbell

Fact 2: August 31, 1861, Enlisted, Nelson County for Civil War

Fact 3: was 2nd Corporal in Rives Battery

Individual Note: A Notley Warren Maddox, Jr. married Nancy Massie d/o Thomas Massie, 1786 & Nancy Maddox

iii. DANIEL WARREN MADDOX, b. December 04, 1836; d. December 03, 1920; m. SARAH MAYS; b. 1837.

Notes for DANIEL WARREN MADDOX:

He served during the Civil War with Rives' Battery of the Nelson Light Artillery. Enlisting in 1861 he was promoted to Sergeant prior to the end of the War.

More About DANIEL WARREN MADDOX:

Burial: Alhambra Cemetery, Amherst County

iv. SUSANNAH MADDOX, b. February 1837; m. ZEPHARIAH P. MASSIE, June 01, 1857; b. 1835.

More About SUSANNAH MADDOX:

Fact 1: Called "Sookie"

Notes for ZEPHARIAH P. MASSIE:

Is shown as farmer , in the 1860 Census. He served with Rives' Battery from August 1861 to October, when he was discharged due to a "severe rupture".

More About ZEPHARIAH P. MASSIE:

Individual Note: Also listed as Zeffaniah Massid

v. EDMUND MADDOX, b. 1840; m. (1) MARY FRANCIS DEMASTERS; b. 1846, Nelson County, Va.; d. Bef. 1879, Nelson County, Va.; m. (2) LULA HUDSON, February 14, 1900.

More About LULA HUDSON:

Individual Note: Called Lou Lou

vi. NELSON A. MADDOX, JR., b. April 18, 1843, Amherst County, Va.; d. October 28, 1921, Rockbridge County, Va.; m. (1) MARY FRANCES DEMASTERS, March 05, 1867, Nelson County,Va; b. 1846, Nelson County, Va.; d. Bef. 1879; m. (2) MARY NELSON MAYS, November 05, 1879; b. 1845, Nelson County, Va.; d. 1925, Nelson County, Va.; m. (3) LULU HUDSON10, February 12, 1900, Nelson County, Va.

Notes for NELSON A. MADDOX, JR.:

He also served with Rives' Battery of the Nelson Light Artillery and was promoted to corporal prior to 1862. After the war he moved to Bells Valley in Rockbridge County to farm near his brother, Notley Warren.

More About MARY NELSON MAYS:

Individual Note: Shown as Mary Nelson10

More About LULU HUDSON:

Individual Note: No children

vii. JUDITH MADDOX, b. May 30, 1845; d. November 21, 1906; m. JAMES LAFAYETTE CAMPBELL, December 25, 1865, Amherst County, Va.; b. 1843.

More About JUDITH MADDOX:

Fact 1: several children

Individual Note: Or Judah

Notes for JAMES LAFAYETTE CAMPBELL:

Two known children were James Napoleon Campbell and Jacob Daniel Campbell

viii. CHARLES MADDOX, b. 1847.

 

11. JOHN7 MASSIE (EDMUND6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born December 16, 1807, and died April 22, 1892 in Nelson County,Va. He married SALLY MOORE HILL October 30, 1833, daughter of SAMUEL HILL and POLLY MOORE. She was born December 18, 1814 in LYnchburg, Va., and died November 01, 1882 in Nelson County,Va.

Notes for JOHN MASSIE:

Recorded by Emma, daughter-in-law, of John, in the words of her husband Paulus.

From his birth in 1807 till his marriage we have but little data. We can only guess that he was a stout, plain bare foot mountain boy. Father and mother would interest us by telling of their marriage and early settlement. Father came into possession of a boundary of land, some 500 acres. On this was a large cleared field on a sunny east slope called "Smith's Race Ground" This name has been handed down from one generation to another as having been a harbor or hideout for fine race horses during the war. This cleared portion of land had been in constant cultivation or it would have grown up like the nearby steep hills. About the middle of this field was a modest log cabin. At the age of 26, the year 1833, he married Sally Moore Hill and came there to make their home till opportunity afforded something better. Sally was cultured and refined, having spent much time with her well-to-do sister of near Lynchburg. She spun and wove her wedding dress. Their kitchen utensils consisted of a skillet and a big oven with pothooks to hang over the fire. Remaining here a short time, he built about a mile lower down, on a pretty level plot of land lying near where a creek empties into the river. Here the second child, Samuel, was born. This house was built of logs from his own forest. He told of how he hunted for solid wood, hickory, to make his doorsills of.

Mother suffered many privations in that lonely forest! There were few settlers close around. Church was seven miles, store and post office ten or twelve miles away. After a few years here, father found a suitable location for a dwelling still lower down the river. Here he had a good four room house built, with a large two room kitchen and a big fireplace over which they did their cooking. This kitchen was a little off from the house, as was the custom those days, and served as a most fitting place for all of the domestic work. They moved to this about 1836 and made this their home through the joys and sorrows of forty-one years. Here all the eleven children were raised to be grown, never had a doctor with one till brother Ed was wounded in the war and sent home - not even at their birth.

The house was snugly built of smoothly hewn logs, the cracks between filled with clay, then whitewashed. The flooring and other planks were sawed with the old type up and down saw. The yard had all types of flowering shrubs, but no grass in the lawns of the mountains, and the bare ground was swept clean and kept so as part of the chores.

We had a great attachment for each other and the strictest reverence for father and mother. His commanding appearance and positive voice was enough. He never gave us a lick in his life. This, with mother's wooing, pleasant manner, obedience was ours.

John Massie was a tall, well built man, not very fleshy. He was very straight and commanding in appearance. His natural gift for poetry and song made him a favorite of children. He was strictly honest and thoughtful and was called familiarly and affectionately, Cousin John and Big John Massie. At the age of seventy, John bought the Harewood Farm and moved there in 1877. Here he spent the remainder of his days. On this farm he set aside a plot of ground for a Massie Cemetery that is presently known and maintained as "Harewood".

Children of JOHN MASSIE and SALLY HILL are:

i. EDMUND8 MASSIE, b. August 15, 1834; d. July 04, 1864.

Notes for EDMUND MASSIE:

Excerpt from a letter home from Centerville, Aug. 1861.

"- - -if I should be as unfortunate as to fall on the battlefield, I fall honorably in defense of my country and our happy homes in the warm, sunny south. I have no news that I can write with much accuracy in regard to a fight shortly. It is obvious that the enemy is advancing upon us and we may look for a battle any day. - - - There is a great deal of sickness in camp at this time. A greater portion of the houses in Centerville is filled up with sick men. It is an awful scenery for so many poor men to be so far from home just laying on the floor and benches with scarcely any person to attend to them. - - "

Apparently both Ed Massie and Ed Ware, his sister Lucy's husband, were wounded at Gettysburg. They both had a leg amputated as a result of wounds. Ed Ware recovered and came home. Ed Massie apparently came home but died as a result of his wounds.

More About EDMUND MASSIE:

Fact 1: July 04, 1864, Died of Civil War wounds, Battle of Gettysburg

Fact 2: Called Edwin in Edgar Massie's record from P.P. Massie

ii. SAMUEL PRESTON MASSIE, b. March 01, 1836; d. October 02, 1914; m. LUCY A. COX, March 01, 1870; b. May 02, 1839; d. January 10, 1909.

Notes for SAMUEL PRESTON MASSIE:

Emma Woodson Massie, wife of Samuel Preston Massie's brother, Paulus, wrote the following as recollections and as tribute to her brother-in-law.

"Brother Sam at the age of 19 joined Piney River Baptist church, the old meeting house of Grandfather's day. In 1861 he enlisted in the Civil War, said to have been a brave soldier till the surrender at Appomattox April 1865. He was then 29. (Speaking as Paulus) We held many protracted meetings together. We talked much of past days and some about the war, and that new beginning every soldier had to make. " I couldn't express the joy of getting home and the war over. The quiet hills were such a relief to me after four years of guns and battle cries. Yet this joy was mingled with sorrow. I missed my two brothers that were less fortunate than myself. They were claimed by the battles. Though the love of home and to be with my home people was so strong, there was a yearning in my heart for a wider field of usefulness. But how and where to begin - no money and such a limited education. Though humiliated and discouraged I had faith in a higher power to direct and guide me, though my future didn't look very bright. I could only do with my might what my hands found to do. I learned tobacco was high. I went in to father's big forest, felled the trees for a big new ground which was favorable to tobacco. I planted a crop which brought me $500.

Being more encouraged I made my plans to go to Richmond College. This I did; spent three sessions there as a ministerial student. I spent my vacations at home bringing one of my college friend with me, Bolus Cade. I worked in the crops some but Cade and I would go out and hold meetings, walking some 10 or 12 miles away in the mountain sections where the gospel was seldom preached. Our ambition was to preach the gospel to the poor, to soothe and comfort the fallen and discouraged from the war. After three years of college, I came back to fathers still finding a warm welcome at home. I followed up one of our meetings on or very near the top of the Blue Ridge,(the Skyline Drive now passing within several hundred yards of the meeting place) which was an old tobacco barn. After a week's preaching there were many conversions. At the close of the meeting we organized a Baptist Church, still holding church service there in the old barn till they could build a church.

On my 34th birthday, 1870, Miss Lucy Cox and I were married. After a short time she and I went up to spend a while near this little church. We became interested and remained two years. (This was quite a hardship for Lou, as she was reared in a large family near a town and there with nothing to use up her industrious spirit. She often told me (speaking as Emma) later of the favorite stump she used to rest on in the sunshine and to cry all she wanted to. Leaving her tears there, she would meet Sam with a cheerful look - - -.) After some years I bought a farm at Lowesville on the Amherst side.

Most of Sam's pastorates were in Amherst and Nelson counties. He was in demand as a revival speaker and some 6000 professions made through his ministry. He was said to have travelled some 40,000 miles on horseback in his ministry.

He served throughout the Civil War in Company I, 19th Virginia Infantry, Pickett's Division.

More About LUCY A. COX:

Fact 1: Thad Cox's sister

iii. LUCY J. MASSIE, b. March 14, 1838; d. July 25, 1869; m. ED S. WARE, June 27, 1866, Nelson County, Va.

Notes for LUCY J. MASSIE:

Lucy was the oldest of John's girls. She boarded at her aunt Fannie Mountcastle' in Lynchburg and went to school there, gaining enough education to teach at Shoe Creek School during the war. She was Paulus Powell's first teacher. She was married one year after the war in 1866 to Ed Ware, who went through the war. His leg was amputated the same time John Massie's was "back laid to back". Both were injured in the same battle. John died from his wound

More About LUCY J. MASSIE:

Fact 1: died in early life

More About ED S. WARE:

Fact 1: After Lucy died remarried and was father of Dr. Ware, Amherst

Fact 2: Son of Reuben B. & Eliza Cunningham Ware

iv. JOHN W. MASSIE, b. November 08, 1840; d. July 09, 1863, Gettysburg, Pa.

Notes for JOHN W. MASSIE:

Tribute of Respect , Camp 19th Virginia Infantry Brigade, General Chiffins Farm, Virginia Feb. 10, 1864.

"Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst our esteemed friend and companion in arms, private John W. Massie, who died from the effects of wounds received at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.

Therefore be it first resolved that in the death of that lamented hero, we all feel individually and collectively, have been made the victims of sore bereavement of the loss of a friend so true and patriotic and so brave.

Second, that by the death of private John W. Massie, our country has sustained a loss rare in the long catalogue of death; and his community has received a shock which will dampen the feelings of all and enshroud their sympathies with the deepest solemnity.

Third, that he was cool and brave in the midst of strife and carnage, so was he beloved and honored by all his companions-in-arms and as he was gentle, kind, and courteous, among his friends at home his death to them is but the deeper affection.

Fourth, that although he died in a foreign prison without a friend to shed a tear of affection over his grave, yet by his ardent zeal for his countries cause and his untiring efforts to alleviate the hardships of his companions, he has left behind him a name that never will be erased from our memories.

Fifth, that we deeply sympathize with his relatives and friends at home, and may they be comforted with the thought, as well as we, that he has finished his career in life upon the alter of his country and that he has gone to a better land."

Excerpts from letters home:

Camp near Fredricksburg December - "I have no news to write at this time without writing about hard times and that is not worth writing. We fare very badly in the way of something to eat. Our ration is mighty short but we have plenty blankets - - -.Some thinks there will be a hard fight here in a few days. As for my part I don't know anything about it but I hope they won't fight any more, for I am tired of fighting and I don't see any chance for peace. I think if war was to end today we would pay dear for independence.- - - I must close but I remain your affectionate brother until death. John Massie

 

v. BETTIE ANNE MASSIE, b. August 24, 1843; d. June 30, 1914; m. THADDEUS C. COX, January 29, 1866, Nelson County, Va; b. March 25, 1837; d. December 20, 1899.

Notes for BETTIE ANNE MASSIE:

Bettie, known as "Granny Bet", was a midwife and taught her daughter Mag her skills. When her father John bought the property owned by a doctor Harr (Harewood cemetery) Thad and Bet moved down from the "race grounds" to John's home place. There Mag and Walter's firstborn, Bunyan was delivered by his grandmother. When he was born, Bettie's first grandchild, she took him upstairs to show the family gathered how clear blue his eyes were. It is probable that Walter Miles, and Lillian were also born there. At that time daughter Mag was living near the mouth of Shoe Creek. After buying the "Blue Gravel" property, Bettie and Thad first lived in a log home. After Thad's death Bettie had a home constructed that stands today (1998), although unused, a solid structure. She is said to have been a great entertainer, was always witty, cheerful and full of energy. She is said to have shot a crane with a shot gun when she was 70 years old. Bettie was big and heavy, her husband Thad was tall and "raw boned".

Notes for THADDEUS C. COX:

Thadeus married his first cousin who he probably knew by visiting "Big John" Massie's mountain home. He was raised in the Monroe, Virginia area. He and Bettie were married at her mountain home by her brother Samuel Preston, the ceremony performed in the morning, she, dressed in purple, was called by her father "Morning Bride" , looking like a morning glory. They lived first at the "race grounds" about a mile up the North Fork of Piney River. There Mag, their first child, was born and there probably also Cora, Nettie and Sal came into the world. Edna Wright, Nettie's daughter remembers visiting them at the "race grounds" and that he raised corn, wheat. tobacco and hogs and cattle there. After John bought the Harr property and moved, Thad and family bought and lived in John's old place about a mile down the river. There several of the grandchildren were born. Later (1889) they moved to "Blue Gravel", the property adjoining John's, he having left his mountain home earlier. This property may have been so named for the occurrence of bits of amethyst that could be found there and on John's land. There also was a mineral in demand that occurred there used in the processing of iron, "rutile ?' that may have been the source of the name. Several family members have rings made from amethyst found there. Thad died from a cancer that arose on his arm and spread to his arm pit, there rupturing an artery. He is said to have died singing "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone". Thad and Bettie were staunch church members and when meetings were held at Piney River Baptist Church, would hook up a wagon and bring members down the river to church, often times a wagon load full. He was widely known as "Cousin Thaddie".

 

 

More About THADDEUS C. COX:

Individual Note: Probably middle name Constantine

vi. MAYO CLARENCE MASSIE, b. November 24, 1845, Nelson County, Va.; d. February 07, 1923, Amherst County, Va.; m. ELLEN GANAWAY, November 22, 1871, Amherst County, Virginia; b. February 18, 1857, Amherst County, Va.; d. October 22, 1942, Nelson County, Va..

More About MAYO CLARENCE MASSIE:

Burial: Jonesboro Church Cemetery

Fact 1: Hat Creek

Individual Note: Listed as Mayo Cabell Mass ie by others

More About ELLEN GANAWAY:

Burial: Jonesboro Church Cemetery

vii. WILLIAM P. MASSIE, b. March 19, 1848; d. February 06, 1906.

More About WILLIAM P. MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried, said to have "black-out spells"

viii. PAULUS POWELL MASSIE, b. June 01, 1851; d. March 12, 1936; m. EMMA GENEVA WOODSON, April 30, 1885, Nelson County, Va; b. September 01, 1860; d. September 29, 1960, Nelson County,Va.

Notes for PAULUS POWELL MASSIE:

Emma Woodson Massie wrote as a "scribe" in the name of Paulus pages of memorys. She or Paulus clearly thought the Charles Massie of Spring Valley Farms was from New Kent, not defining his descent from Peter of New Kent but - -" It is understood that our line of Massies came from England and had large grants of land in New Kent Co. in 1698. Edmond Sr. New Kent County/ Colonel Thomas was soldier in Revolutionary War/ Charles Massie of Albemarle Co. married Mary Davis" (Spring Valley Charles)

 

 

More About EMMA GENEVA WOODSON:

Fact 1: Married by Samuel Preston Massie

ix. MARY F. MASSIE, b. October 28, 1853; d. June 02, 1929; m. WINGFIELD SCOTT MASSIE; b. July 08, 1853.

More About WINGFIELD SCOTT MASSIE:

Fact 1: Called Fid, "Red Fid"

Individual Note: His brother, Mayo, was called "Black Fid"

x. JOSEPHINE REBECCA MASSIE, b. June 18, 1856; d. June 13, 1936; m. JOHN SHELTON SAUNDERS, December 10, 1879; b. April 23, 1859; d. July 25, 1927.

xi. EUGENIA MASSIE, b. June 11, 1859; d. May 05, 1951; m. JAMES HARVEY.

Notes for JAMES HARVEY:

Jim Harvey was a farmer and fruit grower in Nelson County.

 

12. JESSE7 MASSIE (EDMUND6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)11 was born 1812, and died August 10, 1847. He married CAROLINE ELIZABETH DAVIDSON November 16, 1843 in Amherst County. She was born 1812 in Lynchburg, Va., and died 1903 in Pedlar Mills, Va..

Notes for JESSE MASSIE:

Jesse Massie went from Piney River up to be overseer for his Uncle Charles Massie, who had a farm on Puppy Creek. Major Taliaferro lived near Sandige, a nearby community, and raised the orphaned Caroline Davidson. Here this Jesse married Caroline and they had one child, George Dallas Massie. This Jesse died in 1847, three years after their marriage. In 1849 Caroline remarried Robert Massie who was the son of Jesse Massie and his wife Pamelia Campbell, this a second Jesse. From this marriage came four sons and two daughters here-in listed.

More About CAROLINE ELIZABETH DAVIDSON:

Burial: Nelson County, Va.

Fact 1: married Robert Massie after Jesse's death

Individual Note: 1850 Census shows age 25

Child of JESSE MASSIE and CAROLINE DAVIDSON is:

i. GEORGE DALLAS8 MASSIE, b. January 20, 1845; m. VIRGINIA C. BEARD, December 19, 1869; b. October 11, 1848, Nelson County,Va.

More About GEORGE DALLAS MASSIE:

Fact 1: Served in Confederate Army, Company I, 19th Va. Infantry.

Fact 2: Sketch in Hardesty's Historical & Geographical Encyclopedia,1884

Fact 3: was a tobacconist

 

13. CHARLES7 MASSIE (EDMUND6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born 1814 in Amherst County, Va., and died 1887 in Amherst County, Va.. He married SALLIE MILLER October 23, 1849 in Nelson County, Va, daughter of JAMES MILLER and NANCY CAMPBELL. She was born 1828, and died 1896.

Notes for CHARLES MASSIE:

There is a story that Charles planted a fine peach orchard at his home site that gave out after a few years. The land was then put into tobacco and other crops. After 30 years the peach seeds in the ground came up and they had a fine peach orchard again. From this crop they learned to make the finest peach brandy. For a few years the Charles Massie brandy made a distinguished reputation among the well to do. At this time, after the war, alcohol became quite troublesome in the area. Charles' family was not spared it's ill effects.

More About CHARLES MASSIE:

Individual Note: Census of 1850 lists a farmer

More About SALLIE MILLER:

Individual Note: Or Sarah

Children of CHARLES MASSIE and SALLIE MILLER are:

i. JAMES8 MASSIE, b. 1850.

More About JAMES MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried, possibly named Edmund

ii. NATHANIEL MASSIE, b. Abt. 1855; m. MARTHA J. BOWLING.

More About NATHANIEL MASSIE:

Fact 1: no children

Notes for MARTHA J. BOWLING:

The record of Jerry C. Campbell, "My Loving Family", shows Martha J. Bowling as sister of Roda Ellen, the former not mentioned in other records. In the Census of 1880, the following were living in Wm. Henry's home: Malvina, Patrick, Joseph, Sophronia, and Jesse W. James Taliaferro Bowling, his nephew, and Nathaniel Massie, a boarder.

iii. NAPOLEON MASSIE, b. 1858; m. LOVENIA MADDOX, December 13, 1885; b. 1867; d. 1930.

More About NAPOLEON MASSIE:

Fact 1: Called "Nip"

iv. BETTY MASSIE, b. Abt. 1861.

More About BETTY MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried

v. EDMUND D. MASSIE, b. 1864, Amherst County, Va.; m. J. A. MADDOX, April 23, 1893.

More About EDMUND D. MASSIE:

Individual Note: Uncertain lineage

vi. SARAH MASSIE, b. 1864; m. BRIAR MAYS; b. 1874.

vii. JOHN MASSIE, b. Abt. 1868; m. MARY ARGILE DEMASTERS.

 

14. THOMAS EDMUND7 MASSIE (EDMUND6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born October 01, 1818 in Amherst County, Va., and died April 12, 1912 in Amherst County, Va.. He married SUSAN P. POINDEXTER December 22, 1852 in Louisa County, Va, daughter of RICHARD POINDEXTER and LUCY NELSON. She was born May 01, 1832 in Louisa County, Va, and died December 18, 1891 in Nelson County, Va..

Notes for THOMAS EDMUND MASSIE:

Information from a sketch in Hardesty's Historical & Geographical Encyclopedia published 1884, apparently given by Thomas: " Thomas Massie - son of Edmond and Nancy (Wortham) Massie, now both deceased, was born in Amherst county, Oct. 1, 1818. His father was a pioneer in the settlement of this county, and the subject of this sketch is the discoverer of the well known "Martha Cash Tin Mine", which yields the greatest percent of any in the United States. In Louisa county, Virginia, December 22, 1852, Thomas Massie and Susan P. Poindexter were united in marriage, and they have seven children -----. Susan P., wife of Mr. Massie, was born in Louisa county, May 1, 1832, a daughter of Richard and Lucy (Nelson) Poindexter. Her father is deceased, and her mother is now living in Amherst county. Mr Massie was two years constable in Nelson county, and carried on a fine farm."

Thomas, possibly Thomas Edmund, was said to always carry a rock hammer everywhere he went "always peckin' on rocks".

Thomas and Susan built a large log house a few hundred yards from Edmund's home near the future site of the Mountain Mission School (Alhambra). He built and operated a grist (corn) mill near his home. Paulus Powell Massie, through his wife's pen, stated that Tom was offered $75,000. for his interest in the tin mine. For some reason, he never realized financially much from this mine. "Uncle Tommie" lived to be very old, as did his eldest son Cyrus, who lived nearly to 100 years.

Thomas was found in the home of his son, Walker in the 1910 Census, a 92 year old man then, blind in his old age.

More About THOMAS EDMUND MASSIE:

Fact 1: Confederate Soldier, Company H 3rd Va. Reserves

Fact 2: Enlisted, Nelson County, 4/16/1864

Fact 3: Was called "Tin Mine Tom", a self taught mineralogist

Notes for SUSAN P. POINDEXTER:

In Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia of 1884, Susan Poindexter's mother, Lucy, is said to be living in Amherst County. (Probably with her brother Steven, who owned the property that would later be the homeplace of Walter Worthum and Magnolia Alice Cox Massie, and on which the Poindexter cemetery was located.)

More About SUSAN P. POINDEXTER:

Burial: Amherst County, Va.

Children of THOMAS MASSIE and SUSAN POINDEXTER are:

i. CYRUS TATE8 MASSIE, b. February 01, 1854, Nelson County, Va.; d. December 13, 1953, Nelson County,Va; m. SUSAN CAMPBELL RAMSEY, March 04, 1880, Nelson County, Va; b. October 26, 1859, Nelson County, Va.; d. December 16, 1943, Nelson County, Va..

More About CYRUS TATE MASSIE:

Burial: December 15, 1953, Jonesboro Church Cemetery

More About SUSAN CAMPBELL RAMSEY:

Burial: Jonesboro Church Cemetery

ii. WALTER WORTHUM MASSIE, b. November 19, 1856, Nelson County, Va.; d. November 19, 1920, Amherst County, Va.; m. MAGNOLIA ALICE COX, November 24, 1887, Nelson County, Va; b. December 10, 1868, Nelson County,Va; d. April 04, 1932, Nelson County, Va..

iii. NEWTON POINDEXTER MASSIE, b. December 11, 1858, Nelson County, Va.; d. October 24, 1949, Lynchburg, Va.; m. BETTIE WITHERS, November 15, 1893, Washington, D.C.; b. December 28, 1872, Nelson County, Va.; d. December 29, 1957, Lynchburg, Va..

More About NEWTON POINDEXTER MASSIE:

Burial: October 26, 1949, Jonesboro Church Cemetery

More About BETTIE WITHERS:

Burial: Jonesboro Church Cemetery

Fact 1: Daughter of Dr. Walter Lemon Withers

iv. REV. JOHN HENRY MASSIE, b. September 09, 1863; d. December 05, 1949, Edinburg, Va.; m. CORA MASSIE COX; b. March 19, 1867; d. December 21, 1957, Cedarwood Cemetery, Edinburg, Virginia.

Notes for REV. JOHN HENRY MASSIE:

On May 4, 1947, Rev. John H. Massie resigned his pastorate of the Humston Baptist Church at Edinburg, Va., and the Lost City Baptist Church at Lost City, W. Va., after forty-four years of continuous service. These churches are located on opposite sides of the mountain, twenty-odd miles from each other. In order to carry on the work Brother Massie, as long as he was able, rode horseback across this mountain. Since then one of his sons has taken him back and forth in an automobile, having to drive for each service approximately 120 miles -- as the road over the mountain is often in such condition that a car cannot pass over it. In addition to serving these two churches Brother Massie has supplied other churches in the Valley, serving one of them, Hebron located at Gore, for as many as twelve years.

Brother Massie was sent to the Valley in June, 1903, By the State Mission Board to get the Baptist work started in Shenandoah County. It was not long until he had the Humston Church organized and a building erected and paid for. In 1904 he was called to the Lost City Church. In a few years the work had gotten under way to such an extent that he felt it could and should be self-sustaining. Since then the denomination has not assisted in any financial way.

Mr. Massie was born at Lowesville, Va., September 9, 1863. In June, 1868, he began his schooling in a log cabin with a dirt floor and slab benches. From then until 1880 he attended the public school for three months each year, November to March, spending the remainder of the year working on his father's farm. In 1884 he attended a private school in Amherst, Va. The next two years he taught in the public schools of Virginia. In 1887 he attended Dranne Academy at Granville, Ohio. In the fall of 1889 he entered Denison University where he received his A. B. degree in 1893. That fall he accepted the student pastorate of the Baptist church at Maxahala, Ohio, and continued his studies at Denison where he won his Master's Degree the following June. From here he went to Crozer Theological Seminary at Chester, Pa., where he remained for one year. The following six years were spent as principal of the Lowesville, Va., private school and as supply pastor for several churches in Nelson and Amherst counties. It was from this work that he moved at the request of the State Mission Board to the Valley of Virginia to begin Baptist work in Shenandoah County.

On September 12, 1893, Mr Massie married Miss Cora Massie Cox, of Nelson County. To this union were born five sons and one daughter. Two of the sons have remained near home and active in the Humston Church. Another is active in the First Baptist Church of Richmond while still another is taking his place as a leader in the First Baptist Church of Winchester. The daughter has been for years active in the First Baptist Church of Newport News.

Those who have been privileged to know Brother Massie best have found him to be a true scholar and a real gentleman. By nature he is gentle, kind and loving. Through the years he has walked humbly before his God an wrought well in the work of the Master. --- A report from the Religious Herald

v. EMMA L. MASSIE, b. March 01, 1868, Nelson County,Va; d. December 11, 1963; m. LITTLETON PEMBROOK MILLER.

More About LITTLETON PEMBROOK MILLER:

Fact 1: brother of Emmett who m. Lula Bowling sister of Mollie Bowling Kidd

vi. WALKER EDMUND MASSIE, b. March 18, 1870, Nelson County, Va.; d. September 19, 1944, Nelson County,Va; m. JUDY MADDOX, December 11, 1895; b. June 07, 1872; d. June 05, 1956.

More About WALKER EDMUND MASSIE:

Burial: Harewood Cemetery, Nelson County

More About JUDY MADDOX:

Fact 1: Julia A. in other listing

vii. THOMAS W. MASSIE, b. 1872, Nelson County, Va.; m. RUBY CORA MASSIE, April 11, 1894, Nelson County, Va; b. September 13, 1872.

More About RUBY CORA MASSIE:

Burial: Amherst Cemetery

 

15. NANCY JANE7 MASSIE (EDMUND6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born Abt. 1828. She married ARCHIBALD C. BOWLING November 19, 1849, son of THOMAS BOWLING and RHODA CAMPBELL. He was born 1826, and died October 18, 1856.

Child of NANCY MASSIE and ARCHIBALD BOWLING is:

i. MARCELLUS8 BOWLING, b. September 1850, Nelson County, Va.; d. Aft. 1910, Nelson County, Va.; m. MARTHA JANE CAMPBELL, November 18, 1875.

 

16. ZACHARIAH T.7 MASSIE (WILLIAM W.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born 1838, and died 1918 in Stuarts Draft, Virginia. He married MAHALA MASON CASH February 07, 1854. She was born August 18, 1827, and died August 23, 1911 in Stuarts Draft, Virginia.

More About ZACHARIAH T. MASSIE:

Burial: Calvary Methodist Church, Suarts Draft, Va.

More About MAHALA MASON CASH:

Individual Note: Had the two boys named Cash before the marriage to Zachariah

Children of ZACHARIAH MASSIE and MAHALA CASH are:

i. DANIEL SHELTON8 CASH, m. ELIZABETH E. CASH.

ii. BENJAMIN MARION CASH, m. SALLY WATT CAMPBELL.

iii. JAMES BRAD MASSIE, b. 1855, Nelson County, Va.; d. 1939, Stuarts Draft, Virginia; m. (1) RHODA MASSIE; b. 1860; d. Bef. 1880; m. (2) MERCIFUL CAMPBELL, December 06, 1877, Nelson County, Va; b. Abt. 1859.

 

17. ZEPHARIAH P.7 MASSIE (WILLIAM W.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born 1835. He married SUSANNAH MADDOX June 01, 1857, daughter of NELSON MADDOX and JUDITH MASSIE. She was born February 1837.

Notes for ZEPHARIAH P. MASSIE:

Is shown as farmer , in the 1860 Census. He served with Rives' Battery from August 1861 to October, when he was discharged due to a "severe rupture".

More About ZEPHARIAH P. MASSIE:

Individual Note: Also listed as Zeffaniah Massid

More About SUSANNAH MADDOX:

Fact 1: Called "Sookie"

Children of ZEPHARIAH MASSIE and SUSANNAH MADDOX are:

i. DANIEL8 MASSIE, b. Abt. 1859.

ii. NELSON MASSIE.

iii. JULIA Y. MASSIE, b. Abt. 1868.

iv. MILLIE ANNE MASSIE, b. 1865; m. ARCHELLES LEWIS CAMPBELL12; b. 1856.

v. ROSA SUSAN MASSIE, b. October 30, 1874; m. FLETCHER THOMAS MADDOX, December 16, 1894; b. Abt. 1870.

vi. SAPHRONIA JANE MASSIE, b. December 20, 1879; d. December 09, 1947; m. WILLIAM VANDERBILT MAYS, July 19, 1905; b. 1887; d. 1947.

More About SAPHRONIA JANE MASSIE:

Fact 1: Spelled Sophronia or Safronia in other literature

Fact 2: Called "Cousin Phrone"

vii. THOMAS MASSIE, b. Abt. 1881.

 

18. NANCY7 MASSIE (WILLIAM W.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) She married MOSES WRIGHT13 January 01, 1844 in Amherst County.

Notes for NANCY MASSIE:

Nancy received from Susannah a 1/8th interest in the assets of her estate because of the love and earnest care rendered her in her old age.

More About MOSES WRIGHT:

Fact 1: This information uncertain, convoluted relationship

Fact 2: One Moses Wright married Mary Wyatt Massie Dau of Edmund

Fact 3: An ancestor of Homer Wright of Lynchburg, Va.

Children of NANCY MASSIE and MOSES WRIGHT are:

i. MOSES8 WRIGHT, JR., b. Abt. 1843; m. MARY WYATT MASSIE; b. March 20, 1847.

ii. CHARLES WRIGHT, b. Abt. 1839.

iii. WILLIAM WRIGHT, b. Abt. 1844.

iv. ELFERRON WRIGHT, b. Abt. 1849.

 

19. MARTHA JANE7 MASSIE (CHARLES H.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) She married LUELLEN JONES December 14, 1840 in Amherst County.

Children of MARTHA MASSIE and LUELLEN JONES are:

i. GEORGE WASHINGTON8 JONES, m. ELSIE LEE MASSIE; b. 1882; d. 1945.

ii. CHARLES TANDY JONES, m. MAE REESE.

 

20. LUCY7 MASSIE (CHARLES H.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) She married JACOB JR.TYREE October 31, 1842 in Amherst County.

Children of LUCY MASSIE and JACOB JR.TYREE are:

i. CHARLES8 TYREE.

More About CHARLES TYREE:

Fact 1: City Sergeant Lynchburg,

Fact 2: Had son "KaCo" also sgt. killed 1932

ii. JOHN TYREE.

 

21. CHARLES H.7 MASSIE, JR. (CHARLES H.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born January 05, 1815 in Amherst County, Va., and died November 07, 1903 in buried with his wife at Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg. He married MARY LINDSEY COLEMAN July 07, 1841 in Amherst County. She was born May 24, 1819 in Amherst County, Va., and died April 07, 1859.

More About MARY LINDSEY COLEMAN:

Burial: Lynchburg, Va.

Individual Note: Other source names her as Mary Lindsey

Children of CHARLES MASSIE and MARY COLEMAN are:

i. JAMES8 MASSIE.

More About JAMES MASSIE:

Fact 1: a family in California

ii. JOHN LINDSEY MASSIE, b. 1841.

More About JOHN LINDSEY MASSIE:

Burial: February 04, 1913

Fact 1: Lynchburg

Individual Note: Lived in Sandidges, Virginia

iii. RICHARD MASSIE, b. 1850.

 

22. JOSEPH HARDIN7 MASSIE (CHARLES H.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born November 30, 1828 in Amherst County, Va., and died December 14, 1915 in Sandidges, Virginia. He married SOPHIA PRICE MCCAUL November 15, 1853 in Lexington. She was born November 28, 1829 in Amherst County, Virginia, and died August 19, 1886 in Sandidges, Virginia.

Notes for JOSEPH HARDIN MASSIE:

"Joseph H. Massie served in the first year of the Civil War as a member of Company C, 13th Virginia Infantry, and in September, 1862, he put in a substitute. In October, 1864, he was called out again and served till the close of the war in Company I, 19th Virginia Infantry. He was in the battle of Fort Republic, Cross Keys, Cold Harbor, Melvin Hill, and Five Forks. In 1869 he was elected to represent Amherst county in the State legislature, a trust he filled for two years.- - " Hardesty's, 1884; In the same record under the heading of his son Doctor Charles W. Massie, is the notation that Joseph H. Massie was a member of Company I, 13th Virginia Infantry from the organization of the company for service in the war -- until the company disbanded when Lee's shattered army lay down their arms at Appomattox.

More About SOPHIA PRICE MCCAUL:

Individual Note: Or McCall

Children of JOSEPH MASSIE and SOPHIA MCCAUL are:

i. EMMA LEE8 MASSIE, b. November 01, 1854; d. March 14, 1885; m. JESSE LEE MILLNER, October 22, 1874; b. August 24, 1853, Amherst County, Virginia; d. April 30, 1914, Amherst County, Virginia.

ii. DR. CHARLES WILLIAM MASSIE, b. November 30, 1855; m. MAGGIE, 1892.

Notes for DR. CHARLES WILLIAM MASSIE:

In Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia, 1884, "Dr. Charles W. Massie - a practicing physician of Amherst county, was born in this county ------. Although one of the youngest following his profession in Amherst county, Dr. Massie has an extensive practice and is looked upon as one of the leading physicians of the county. His card reads Dr. Charles William Massie, Physician and Surgeon, Sandidges Amherst County, Virginia. Office and Residence with William Sandidge opposite Captain Henley's Store."

iii. WALTER PRICE MASSIE, b. July 20, 1857; d. January 29, 1930; m. IDA KATE TALIAFERRO, 1881; b. September 23, 1863; d. March 08, 1924.

More About WALTER PRICE MASSIE:

Burial: Amherst County, Va.

More About IDA KATE TALIAFERRO:

Fact 1: daughter of Major Taliaferro a member of House of Delegates.

Fact 2: Major Taliaferro raised Caroline E. (Davidson) Massie

iv. DR. JOSEPH PAGE MASSIE, b. December 16, 1866; d. 1918; m. CYNTHIA MUNDY.

More About DR. JOSEPH PAGE MASSIE:

Fact 1: Was considered one of the best surgeons in Richmond.

Fact 2: Died in Flu epidemic after World War. Had no children

More About CYNTHIA MUNDY:

Fact 1: Daughter of James A. Mundy who financed Mundy Building, Va. Baptist Hospital

v. ANNIE GERTRUDE MASSIE, b. September 30, 1871; d. 1930; m. MORTON CONLEY, 1892.

 

23. MARTHA ANN7 MASSIE (THOMAS J.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born February 09, 1816, and died June 11, 1880 in Fayette County, West Virginia. She married GEORGE W. CAMPBELL February 23, 1830 in Nelson County, Va. He was born Abt. 1808, and died 1861 in West Virginia.

Children of MARTHA MASSIE and GEORGE CAMPBELL are:

i. EDNA8 CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1832; m. JESSE OSBORNE.

ii. THOMAS H. CAMPBELL, b. 1834; d. 1928; m. LETITIA HENRY.

iii. LUCY CATHERINE CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1839.

iv. GEORGE WASHINGTON CAMPBELL, b. 1843; d. 1910; m. ELIZABETH FRANCES SURBAUG; b. 1848; d. 1912.

v. JAMES MADISON CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1845.

vi. ZACHARIAH TAYLOR CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1850.

vii. MARTHA CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1852.

viii. MARY A. CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1854; m. JAMES DIXON.

ix. CHARLES JESSE CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1854; m. IDA FRANTZ.

 

24. DELILA DELLA7 MASSIE (THOMAS J.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born 1824 in Nelson County, Va., and died July 26, 1901 in Augusta County, Va.. She married ALFRED H. CAMPBELL March 10, 1852 in Nelson County, Va, son of JAMES CAMPBELL and JANE MASSIE. He was born 1824, and died July 26, 1901 in Augusta County, Va..

More About ALFRED H. CAMPBELL:

Fact 1: Very extensive family in Augusta County, Va.14,15

Children of DELILA MASSIE and ALFRED CAMPBELL are:

i. DANIEL BROOKS8 CAMPBELL, b. 1852; d. 1937; m. BETTY JANE WALTON; b. 1865; d. 1938.

ii. NEWTON CAMPBELL.

iii. MARY JANE CAMPBELL.

iv. LUKE CAMPBELL, b. April 06, 1854; d. December 08, 1936; m. (2) COFULIA WARREN MADDOX, November 30, 1881; b. May 14, 1863; d. April 04, 1942.

More About LUKE CAMPBELL:

Fact 1: several children, at least 9

v. SAMUEL T. CAMPBELL, b. September 29, 1855.

vi. GEORGE ALFRED CAMPBELL, b. April 23, 1860.

vii. CHARLES FLETCHER CAMPBELL, b. September 22, 1866.

viii. THOMAS JEFFERSON CAMPBELL, m. JULIA MELVENA MADDOX; b. 1854.

 

25. ELIZABETH S.7 MASSIE (THOMAS J.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born 1826 in Nelson County, Va.. She married ELDRIDGE S. CAMPBELL April 20, 1843 in Nelson County, Va, son of BARTHOLOMEW CAMPBELL and JUDAH MAYS. He was born 1815.

Children of ELIZABETH MASSIE and ELDRIDGE CAMPBELL are:

i. MOLLY A.8 CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1846; m. DANIEL L. MAYS, 1872.

ii. ELLEN CAMPBELL, b. 1852; d. 1923; m. ISAAC NEWTON CASH; b. 1867; d. 1917.

iii. STANLEY CAMPBELL, b. 1852; m. MELVIE BOWLING.

More About STANLEY CAMPBELL:

Fact 1: no children

iv. ARCHELLES LEWIS CAMPBELL16, b. 1856; m. MILLIE ANNE MASSIE; b. 1865.

v. GEORGE ELDRIDGE CAMPBELL, b. 1858; m. ALICE MADDOX; b. 1863.

vi. DANDRIDGE DANIEL CAMPBELL, b. July 1849, Nelson County, Va.; d. Aft. 1900; m. RHODA ELLEN BOWLING, December 18, 1872, Nelson County, Va; b. September 06, 1856; d. Abt. 1898.

vii. FRANCES CAMPBELL, b. Abt. 1844.

 

26. MARI SUSANNAH WRIGHT7 MASSIE (THOMAS J.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born 1832 in Amherst County, Virginia, and died Aft. December 05, 1900 in Amherst County, Virginia. She married (1) POWHATAN LENAEUS BOWLING17 January 01, 1849 in Nelson County, Va, son of THOMAS BOWLING and RHODA CAMPBELL. He was born 1828 in Amherst County, Virginia, and died 1863 in Amherst County, Va.. She married (2) ROBERT MAYS December 07, 1865 in Amherst County, Virginia.

Notes for MARI SUSANNAH WRIGHT MASSIE:

This Susan is listed by Jerry C. Campbell in "My Loving Family" as daughter of Edmund and Nancy Worthum but Paulus Powell Massie's record states this Susan of Edmund's died single. Other records place a Susan, daughter of Thomas Massie and Nancy Maddox. I have used the latter here.

More About MARI SUSANNAH WRIGHT MASSIE:

Individual Note: Listed as Mari Suzannah W. Massie elsewhere

Children of MARI MASSIE and POWHATAN BOWLING are:

i. ANDREW MORGAN8 BOWLING, b. March 24, 1850, Nelson County, Va.; d. January 08, 1926, Amherst County, Va.; Stepchild; m. SARAH JANE CAMPBELL, November 26, 1874, Amherst County, Virginia; b. 1853; d. 1924.

ii. THOMAS JEFFERSON BOWLING, b. 1852.

iii. ELIJAH DANIEL BOWLING, b. April 13, 1854; d. February 21, 1925; m. JUDITH FRANCES CAMPBELL, December 01, 1900, Nelson County, Va; b. March 05, 1856; d. Abt. 1900.

iv. SAMUEL S. BOWLING, b. 1855; d. 1893.

v. JOHN CALVIN BOWLING, b. 1856; d. 1893.

vi. JAMES TALIAFERRO BOWLING, b. December 22, 1858; d. December 30, 1931; Stepchild; m. MARIA LOUISE MASSIE, February 22, 1883, Nelson County, Va; b. March 10, 1863; d. August 09, 1941.

vii. EUDOSIA W. BOWLING, b. 1862; d. 1918.

More About EUDOSIA W. BOWLING:

Fact 1: unmarried

viii. INDIE FRANCES BOWLING, b. 1863.

ix. SUSANNAH F. BOWLING, m. ROBERT LEWIS MAYS.

Children of MARI MASSIE and ROBERT MAYS are:

x. NANCY ELLEN8 MAYS, b. Abt. 1868; m. ANDREW J. JOHNSON.

More About NANCY ELLEN MAYS:

Fact 1: Married a Johnson

xi. LUTHER BROWN MAYS, b. March 25, 1867, Amherst Cemetery; d. July 25, 1957, Amherst Cemetery; m. SOPHRONIA LEE CAMPBELL, September 02, 1890, Amherst County, Virginia; b. 1870; d. December 28, 1939, Amhest County, Va..

 

27. BELINDA7 MASSIE (THOMAS J.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born October 1834 in Nelson County, Va., and died in Rockbridge County, Va. She married NOTLEY WARREN MADDOX December 23, 1852 in Nelson County, Va, son of NELSON MADDOX and JUDITH MASSIE. He was born May 1828 in Nelson County, Va., and died February 21, 1915.

Notes for NOTLEY WARREN MADDOX:

He enlisted and served with Rives' Battery and was promoted to corporal. His record indicated he was wounded and furloughed in 1862 for 30 days to recuperate. He was later admitted to the General Hospital in Richmond, returning to duty in Feb. 1863

More About NOTLEY WARREN MADDOX:

Fact 1: Extensive family, see "My Loving Family" by Jerry Campbell

Fact 2: August 31, 1861, Enlisted, Nelson County for Civil War

Fact 3: was 2nd Corporal in Rives Battery

Individual Note: A Notley Warren Maddox, Jr. married Nancy Massie d/o Thomas Massie, 1786 & Nancy Maddox

Children of BELINDA MASSIE and NOTLEY MADDOX are:

i. JULIA MELVENA8 MADDOX, b. 1854; m. THOMAS JEFFERSON CAMPBELL.

ii. CAROLINE MADDOX.

iii. BELINDA ELLEN MADDOX, b. 1856.

iv. WILLIS P. MADDOX, b. 1859.

v. GEORGE MADDOX.

vi. WILLIAM MADDOX.

vii. FLETCHER THOMAS MADDOX, b. Abt. 1870; m. ROSA SUSAN MASSIE, December 16, 1894; b. October 30, 1874.

viii. JOHN EDWARD MADDOX, m. ANNIE LEE MAYS.

ix. COFULIA WARREN MADDOX, b. May 14, 1863; d. April 04, 1942; m. LUKE CAMPBELL, November 30, 1881; b. April 06, 1854; d. December 08, 1936.

More About LUKE CAMPBELL:

Fact 1: several children, at least 9

 

28. FLETCHER THOMAS7 MASSIE (THOMAS J.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born May 19, 1833 in Massies Mill, Va., and died February 28, 1914 in Woodson, Va.. He married MARY BEARD November 27, 1867, daughter of ARCHIBALD BEARD and ELIZABETH WRIGHT. She was born July 25, 1845, and died 1890.

Notes for FLETCHER THOMAS MASSIE:

Fletcher Thomas Massie was a teacher at a school located about the mouth of Shoe Creek. This is probably the one room log school house with dirt floors that is mentioned in other places. Note the newspaper article on Rev. John Henry Massie who went to school there. Fletcher was a tall man, above six feet in height, was a Lieutenant in the Civil War and was mentioned in the writing " Retreat from Petersburg to Appomattox".

He served in the Civil War withthe Nelson Artillery, Lamkin's Battery. He was wounded several times: first in the arm and head at Pocotaligo, South Carolina and the second and the worst being a serious scalp wound at the Battle of Petersburg in July 1864. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant for his service. He was present at the surrender at Appomattox Court House and according to "The Nelson Artillery: Lamkin and Rives Batteries" by W. Cullen Sherwood, he was allowed to keep one horse after the surrender. When the war ended, he returned to Nelson County and married Mary "Mollie" Beard. He was a teacher, carpenter, and farmer.

Edgar F. Massie's writings remembers Fletcher as tall with a lump on the back of his neck.

Children of FLETCHER MASSIE and MARY BEARD are:

i. LOLA MAE8 MASSIE, b. October 18, 1868, Massies Mill, Va.; d. March 25, 1942, Amherst County, Va.; m. GEORGE WASHINGTON CAMPBELL, JR., December 18, 1885; b. October 27, 1861; d. May 15, 1952, Woodson Va., home of dau. Ora Lee.

More About LOLA MAE MASSIE:

Burial: Massie Campbell Cemetery

ii. LELIA LEE MASSIE, b. 1870, Massies Mill, Va.; d. 1890; m. JAMES WYATT CAMPBELL, December 15, 1886; b. 1860.

More About LELIA LEE MASSIE:

Fact 1: uncertain link, ? Robert Massie

iii. THOMAS WARD MASSIE, b. 1872, Massies Mill, Va..

More About THOMAS WARD MASSIE:

Individual Note: Moved to West Virginia

iv. ARCHIE HAMPTON MASSIE, b. 1874, Massies Mill, Va.; d. December 02, 1952, Amherst County, Va.; m. ALICE WOODWARD HALL; b. 1877; d. 1932.

v. FLETCHER WADE MASSIE, b. March 05, 1877, Massies Mill, Va.; d. October 03, 1964, Lynchburg, Va.; m. ELLA FLOTELL EVANS, October 19, 1898, Amherst County, Virginia; b. 1878; d. 1918.

More About FLETCHER WADE MASSIE:

Burial: Clifford, Virginia

More About ELLA FLOTELL EVANS:

Individual Note: Dau. of James Evans and Sarah Campbell

vi. WILLIE LAMKIN MASSIE, b. 1880, Massies Mill, Va..

vii. MARY ELIZABETH MASSIE, b. 1882, Massies Mill, Va.; d. 1983, Hinton, West Va.; m. CORTNEY MCGHEE.

More About CORTNEY MCGHEE:

Fact 1: Hinton, West Va.

viii. MABEL MASSIE, b. 1889, Massies Mill, Va.; d. 1990, Danville, Va.; m. GEORGE MEADOWS; b. 1885; d. 1969.

More About GEORGE MEADOWS:

Individual Note: Lived in Danville, Va.

 

29. MARY ANN7 MASSIE (THOMAS J.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born June 22, 1841 in Amherst County, Virginia, and died September 09, 1908 in Amherst County, Virginia. She married THOMAS GILLMORE CASH June 18, 1867 in Amherst County, Virginia, son of JOHN CASH and EDY CAMPBELL. He was born 1845.

Children of MARY MASSIE and THOMAS CASH are:

i. THOMAS WARD8 CASH, b. June 03, 1873; m. (1) LOUISE THOMPSON; b. 1874; d. Abt. 1904; m. (2) LIZZIE LIGON; b. Abt. 1882.

ii. GORDON JACKSON CASH, b. December 17, 1875, Amherst County, Virginia; m. (1) FULCHER; m. (2) ANNIE BELLE HARVEY, February 12, 1899, Amherst County, Virginia; b. 1873; d. Abt. 1915.

iii. FLORRA B. CASH, b. October 06, 1877; d. October 19, 1877.

iv. MATTIE M. CASH, b. October 19, 1878; d. February 08, 1894.

v. GEORGE TULLIE CASH, b. 1882; d. 1969; m. (1) FLORA R. HARVEY; m. (2) SUZIE CORINE CASH; b. 1904; d. 1974.

vi. GEORGE T. M. CASH, b. November 05, 1882; m. FLOSSIE B. HARVEY, October 20, 1904, St. Louis, Missouri.

vii. NANNIE P. CASH, b. December 05, 1884; d. December 14, 1889.

 

30. JOHN7 MASSIE (JOHN JR.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born February 19, 1820 in near Natural Bridge, Va., and died July 27, 1908. He married THEODOCIA FRANCES WADE. She was born April 04, 1824 in Rockinhgam Co. Va., and died September 28, 1912.

More About JOHN MASSIE:

Fact 1: moved to Ohio County, Ky. in 1847

Fact 2: Family moved to Owensboro Co. in 1884

Children of JOHN MASSIE and THEODOCIA WADE are:

i. ELIZABETH8 MASSIE, b. 1845; d. 1894; m. JAMES H. WALKER; d. 1918.

More About ELIZABETH MASSIE:

Burial: Bell's Run Cemetery, Daviess County, Ky

ii. VICTORIA MASSIE, b. 1843; d. 1920; m. WILLIAM WATKINS; b. 1836; d. 1912.

More About VICTORIA MASSIE:

Burial: Karn's Grove Baptist Cemetery, Davis County, Ky

iii. JUDAH MASSIE, b. 1853; d. 1899; m. SILAS KARNES; b. 1848; d. 1901.

More About JUDAH MASSIE:

Burial: Karn's Grove Baptist Cemetery, Daviesss County, Ky

iv. CHARLES W. MASSIE, b. November 18, 1842, Virginia; d. June 04, 1910; m. MARTHA S. FORD, October 20, 1864.

Notes for CHARLES W. MASSIE:

Was a prominent lawyer and Ohio County judge, buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Ky.

More About CHARLES W. MASSIE:

Burial: Owensboro, Kentucky

v. MARY REBECCA MASSIE, b. 1848; d. 1946.

More About MARY REBECCA MASSIE:

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Ky.

Fact 1: unmarried

vi. JOHN E. MASSIE, b. December 09, 1857; d. December 30, 1950; m. NORA RICE; b. 1879; d. 1946.

vii. GEORGE CICERO MASSIE, b. December 24, 1860; d. June 07, 1939; m. SALLIE MAGAN; b. 1865; d. 1960.

viii. ROBERT E. MASSIE, b. April 19, 1865; d. June 24, 1937; m. LORETTA HAYNES.

More About ROBERT E. MASSIE:

Fact 1: Robert and brother John went into tobacco business and were very successful.

 

31. THOMAS7 MASSIE (JOHN JR.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born Abt. 1821, and died May 06, 1889 in Kentucky. He married (1) MARTHA MOORMAN. She died in Amherst County, Va.. He married (2) CATHERINE WADE. He married (3) SARAH MORTON.

Children of THOMAS MASSIE and SARAH MORTON are:

i. MARY8 MASSIE.

ii. CHARLES MASSIE.

iii. PARTHENIA MASSIE.

iv. AMOS MASSIE.

v. WILLIAM MASSIE.

vi. SARAH MASSIE.

vii. PRISCILLA MASSIE, b. Abt. 1848; m. ? OLLER.

More About PRISCILLA MASSIE:

Fact 1: Called "Cilly",Lived near Horse Branch, Ky. in 1928

Fact 2: Said her father Thomas was a Dr. during Civil War.

 

32. SALLIE7 MASSIE (JOHN JR.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born January 01, 1823 in Nelson County, Va., and died February 02, 1893 in Virginia. She married JAMES HENRY CAMPBELL December 18, 1841 in Amherst County, son of JAMES CAMPBELL and NANCY EVANS. He was born 1811, and died 1850.

More About SALLIE MASSIE:

Individual Note: Or Sarah

Children of SALLIE MASSIE and JAMES CAMPBELL are:

i. MARCELLUS8 CAMPBELL, b. October 1842; d. 1911; m. MARTHA M. CAMDEN, February 27, 1879; b. Abt. 1844; d. 1899.

More About MARCELLUS CAMPBELL:

Fact 1: married a daughter of Joe Camden

Fact 2: lived with her father in Va. until his death before Civil War.

ii. NATHANIEL CAMPBELL, b. November 21, 1850; d. December 17, 1892; m. EADY WHITEHEAD CASH, May 02, 1867; b. January 17, 1850; d. January 20, 1936.

iii. MILVINIA PERLINA CAMPBELL, b. 1838.

 

33. EDMUND7 MASSIE (JOHN JR.6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born 1828.

Children of EDMUND MASSIE are:

i. JOHN L.8 MASSIE.

ii. EDMUND MASSIE.

iii. AMERCE MASSIE.

iv. FRANKIE MASSIE.

v. SOPHIA MASSIE.

vi. MARY MASSIE.

vii. JANE MASSIE.

viii. NANCY MASSIE.

ix. SALLIE MASSIE.

 

34. HENRY7 MASSIE (JESSE6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)18 was born November 23, 1819, and died September 14, 1895. He married ELIZABETH N. COFFEY in Nelson County, Va. She was born in Nelson County, Va..

Notes for HENRY MASSIE:

"He was a "mill rite" and lived on Harpers Creek below grandfather's farm (said Edgar Massie). He influenced grandfather Robert to come up and buy the "Harpers Creek" farm adjoining his own farm. Henry Massie married Miss Coffee, who lived in the vicinity. He had one son, George, who never married. George was miller for Hope W. Massie and Effinger Massie, then "Captain Billy" Massie, his son. These were the Massie's Mill family. This mill was known as "Hope Massie's Mill". There was a still by the side of this mill when Gorge was miller there. One day George's body was found in the river above the mill. It was always thought someone killed George.

Uncle Henry installed the rollers in the mill at Rose Mill, also sometime installed the turbine water wheel there and in mill at Tye River Depot. - -"

He was a soldier in the Confederate Army.

More About ELIZABETH N. COFFEY:

Individual Note: Or Patsey

Children of HENRY MASSIE and ELIZABETH COFFEY are:

i. GEORGE A.8 MASSIE.

More About GEORGE A. MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried,miller for "Captain Billy" Massie, Massie's Mill line

ii. MARY ANN MASSIE, m. JAKE FITZGERALD.

iii. ANTONETTE MASSIE.

iv. HESTER MASSIE.

v. MARTHA E. MASSIE.

 

35. EDMUND7 MASSIE (JESSE6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born January 29, 1819, and died May 14, 1900. He married LUCINDA LOVING DENNEY April 15, 1841 in Nelson County, Va, daughter of SAMUEL DENNY and NAOMI LOVING. She was born December 10, 1824 in Nelson County, Va., and died November 02, 1910 in Nelson County, Va..

Children of EDMUND MASSIE and LUCINDA DENNEY are:

i. SAMUEL E.8 MASSIE, b. May 09, 1842; d. January 15, 1925; m. JENNET W. CAMPBELL; b. 1842, Amherst County, Virginia.

ii. VICTORIA TEXANNA MASSIE, b. April 30, 1845; m. MARBLE WRIGHT; b. 1827, Nelson County, Va.; d. 1907.

iii. MARY WYATT MASSIE, b. March 20, 1847; m. MOSES WRIGHT, JR.; b. Abt. 1843.

iv. EUDORIA ELLEN MASSIE, b. June 17, 1849.

v. EDMONIA LUCINDA MASSIE, b. July 06, 1851.

More About EDMONIA LUCINDA MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried

vi. CALEDONIA T. MASSIE, b. March 12, 1854.

More About CALEDONIA T. MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried

vii. ELNORA MASSIE, b. November 25, 1856.

More About ELNORA MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried

viii. JAMES M. MASSIE, b. August 30, 1859.

More About JAMES M. MASSIE:

Fact 1: died at young age

ix. HORACE H. MASSIE, b. December 09, 1860; d. Missouri.

More About HORACE H. MASSIE:

Fact 1: died in Missouri, had one daughter Mrs. Bean (Oklahoma)

x. NATHANIEL LUNSFORD MASSIE, b. October 13, 1867; d. October 09, 1919; m. LELIA MAY WALLACE.

xi. MARIA LOUISE MASSIE, b. March 10, 1863; d. August 09, 1941; m. JAMES TALIAFERRO BOWLING, February 22, 1883, Nelson County, Va; b. December 22, 1858; d. December 30, 1931.

 

36. ROBERT JESSE7 MASSIE (JESSE6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)18 was born 1821 in Nelson County, Va., and died August 05, 1888. He married CAROLINE ELIZABETH DAVIDSON October 23, 1849 in Nelson County, Va. She was born 1812 in Lynchburg, Va., and died 1903 in Pedlar Mills, Va..

Notes for ROBERT JESSE MASSIE:

"I, Edgar F. Massie, Sr. was born on my grandfather, Robert Massie's farm. In one of the small houses there I first saw the light of day on January 31, 1882. Jesse Massie, my great grandfather died there April 2, 1882. My mother, Bettie Loving (kidd) Massie often told me about this. They had been sitting up with him several nights. He had been sick. At the breakfast table this particular morning, they heard a noise in his room. Someone went in to see what he wanted. They found him sitting on the side of the bed and when asked what he wanted, he replied, "I want to go to meeting if there is any." They got him settled back in bed and someone remained with him the rest of the time. He died that day and was buried in the family graveyard near Piney River Church, on the land that was owned by his father, John Massie and Susanna Wright Massie. My father Joseph Thomas Massie carved Jesse Massie's initials and dates of birth and death on a stone (J.M. 9-22-1796 & 4-2-1882). After the grave was filled this stone was placed at the head of the grave.

When I visited the graveyard in 1931 I found the above stone mentioned, and another on a grave by it marked (P.M. 9-22-1796 & 7-4-1867). This was the grave of Pamelia (Campbell), wife of Jesse. We visited the graveyard up the river above this and found a grave with a stone on it marked the same way (initials "J.M.) This was the grave of Jesse Massie #2, the first husband of Caroline E. Davidson Massie.

My grandfather Robert Massie was a very tall, dark haired man; kind hearted and well thought of. My mother said she never heard him say an unkind thing about anyone. - - -"

More About ROBERT JESSE MASSIE:

Fact 1: First home was on Piney River not far from his grandfather John's home.

Fact 2: 1869 purchased large holding on Harper's Creek

Individual Note: 1850 Census shows age 25, occupation "Overseer"

More About CAROLINE ELIZABETH DAVIDSON:

Burial: Nelson County, Va.

Fact 1: married Robert Massie after Jesse's death

Individual Note: 1850 Census shows age 25

Children of ROBERT MASSIE and CAROLINE DAVIDSON are:

i. PAUL8 MASSIE, b. September 08, 1850, Amherst County, Va.; d. September 18, 1938, Roanoke, Va.; m. MARY J. KIDD, March 19, 1877, Nelson County, Va; b. March 24, 1859; d. Roanoke, Va..

More About PAUL MASSIE:

Fact 1: Building contractor

More About MARY J. KIDD:

Fact 1: daughter of John J. and Lucindy Harvey Kidd

ii. JOSEPH THOMAS MASSIE, b. March 15, 1852, Amherst County, Va.; d. October 04, 1930, Staunton, Va., buried Amherst Cemetery; m. BETTIE LOVING KIDD, November 13, 1879; b. October 03, 1853, Nelson County, Va.; d. April 14, 1923, Amherst County, Va..

More About BETTIE LOVING KIDD:

Burial: Amherst County, Va.

Fact 1: sister of Paul Massie's wife, Mollie

iii. JESSE FRANKLIN MASSIE, b. January 31, 1854; d. June 21, 1911; m. LAURA MCGINNIS.

More About JESSE FRANKLIN MASSIE:

Fact 1: no children

iv. CAROLINE ELIZABETH MASSIE, b. 1856; m. KIAH MEEKS, December 18, 1873, Nelson County, Va.

More About CAROLINE ELIZABETH MASSIE:

Fact 1: Raised a large family in the valley of Virginia.

Fact 2: Called "Bet"

More About KIAH MEEKS:

Individual Note: Initials H. P. (Hezekiah)?

v. JOHN BETHUEL MASSIE, b. June 12, 1858; d. March 17, 1924; m. ELLA WEASEL MCGINNIS, December 1885; b. December 12, 1860; d. December 02, 1923.

vi. PAULINE ALICE MASSIE, b. 1860; d. 1909; m. CHARLES MCGINNIS.

 

37. THOMAS JEFFERSON7 MASSIE (JESSE6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born July 01, 1828, and died Abt. 1861 in during the Civil War, casket returned to family ?. He married ELIZABETH BEARD19 April 02, 1851 in Amherst County, Virginia, daughter of ARCHIBALD BEARD and ELIZABETH WRIGHT. She was born July 08, 1828, and died 1894.

Notes for ELIZABETH BEARD:

When Jefferson came home from the Civil War for a brief stay the last time he said he wouldn't be back anymore until the war was over. The family watched him walk out through the corn field and he was seen no more. Bettie was left parent to six boys and it became serious as to how to make a living for herself and the boys. Emma Woodson Massie describes her as "brave and did all she could. After her house work was over, she could be seen leading her boys to the field before sunrise. As they grew older they bought a farm near Piney River Church for their mother. The boys were forceful, genial, and talkers."

There is a story that Thomas Jefferson died in Charlottesville with a fever and his body was packed in charcoal and returned home for burial. Bettie didn't want to be put by him in burial because she couldn't be sure he was her husband. She is said buried at the Byron Massie cemetery.

More About ELIZABETH BEARD:

Burial: Beard Family Graveyard ?

Fact 1: Sister to Archie (?Archer)

Individual Note: Or Baird

Children of THOMAS MASSIE and ELIZABETH BEARD are:

i. FLOYD ALEXANDER8 MASSIE20, b. April 01, 1852; d. March 29, 1904; m. EUDORA ROSELLE HIGHT, March 14, 1877; b. March 31, 1858; d. May 27, 1933.

Notes for FLOYD ALEXANDER MASSIE:

Floyd and his brothers operated a legal distillery in Woodson and F. A. Massie had an outlet store in Lowesville in the late 1800's. His store was along side or near the shop of Edmund Massie, a millrite.

ii. WINGFIELD SCOTT MASSIE, b. July 08, 1853; m. MARY F. MASSIE; b. October 28, 1853; d. June 02, 1929.

More About WINGFIELD SCOTT MASSIE:

Fact 1: Called Fid, "Red Fid"

Individual Note: His brother, Mayo, was called "Black Fid"

iii. PATRICK HENRY MASSIE, b. January 23, 1856; d. February 07, 1940; m. MELVINA JOANNA CAMPBELL, February 14, 1882; b. August 03, 1862; d. July 08, 1916.

Notes for PATRICK HENRY MASSIE:

First home was on a one hundred acre farm on Crawley's Creek, Amherst County. Here seven sons were born and three girls. Hearing of land for sale in the present Gretna area, he rode horseback to Amherst, left his horse at his Uncle Archie Beard's Stable, travelled by train to Pittsylvania County and purchased nearly 400 acres of land. His eleventh child, Lexie Melvina was born in that new home and the family has continued in that area.

More About MELVINA JOANNA CAMPBELL:

Individual Note: Married her 1st Cousin

iv. BYRON HUME MASSIE, b. July 11, 1858; d. April 10, 1936; m. EADIE CATHERINE CASH, October 22, 1883, Washington, D.C.; b. August 10, 1866, Amerst County, Va; d. March 15, 1937.

v. ARNOLD DOUGLAS MASSIE, b. December 22, 1860; d. April 05, 1942; m. ODELIA SOMERS WOOD, January 16, 1889; b. November 11, 1872; d. January 09, 1957.

vi. DUROCK BERNADOTTE MASSIE, b. 1866; d. 1936; m. LELIA BELLE STINNETTE; b. 1868; d. 1947.

 

38. ADDISON S.7 MASSIE (JESSE6, JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born 1831. He married LUCINDA CAMPBELL November 17, 1856 in Nelson County, Va, daughter of JESSIE CAMPBELL and POLLY HARVIE. She was born 1828.

More About ADDISON S. MASSIE:

Fact 1: farmer and merchant, near Lowesville, Va.

More About LUCINDA CAMPBELL:

Individual Note: Is named a Miller in other record, pretty certain she was a Campbell

Children of ADDISON MASSIE and LUCINDA CAMPBELL are:

i. RUSSELL8 MASSIE.

ii. GRATTON MASSIE, b. April 1870; m. ALMA CASH.

iii. QUITTMAN MASSIE.

More About QUITTMAN MASSIE:

Fact 1: never married, called " Quit"

iv. DELIA MASSIE, m. LUCIAN KIDD.

v. SCHOVILLE MASSIE, b. January 26, 1867; d. May 29, 1959; m. EUNICE MOORE; b. June 29, 1890; d. February 13, 1960.

More About EUNICE MOORE:

Burial: Amherst County, Va.

vi. YELVERTON MASSIE.

vii. AYLETT MASSIE.

 

 

Endnotes

1. Amherst County, Virginia In the Revolution by Lenora Higginbotham Sweeny, Page 36; Original source on page 423, Including Extracts from the "LOST ORDER BOOK" 1773-1782;.

2. Edgar F. Massie's collected informatin.

3. Writings of Emma Woodson Massie, wife of Paulus Powell Massie.

4. Moses Wright, grandfather of Homer Wright, barber, Lynchburg, to Edgar Massie.

5. Edgar F. Massie's collected informatin.

6. M. Massie, Paduach, Ky. to Edgar F. Massie.

7. David Massie, Ohio County Kentucky.

8. Edgar F. Massie's collected informatin.

9. Writings of Emma Woodson Massie, wife of Paulus Powell Massie.

10. Beverly Head.

11. Edgar F. Massie's collected informatin.

12. Records of Lois Campbell.

13. Moses Wright, grandfather of Homer Wright, barber, Lynchburg, to Edgar Massie.

14. Writings of Emma Woodson Massie, wife of Paulus Powell Massie.

15. My Loving Family, by Jerry C. Campbell.

16. Records of Lois Campbell.

17. James Emory.

18. Edgar F. Massie's collected informatin.

19. Writings of Emma Woodson Massie, wife of Paulus Powell Massie.

20. Carroll Edward Massie.