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Generation No. 1

1. CHARLES4 MASSIE  was born 1727, and died 1817 in Albemarle County, Va. He married MARY DAVIS Bef. 1756 in Hanover County, Virginia, daughter of NATHANIEL DAVIS and MILDRED HARDEN. She died 1800 in Albemarle County, Va., buried in Spring Valley cemetery, grave not marked..

Notes for CHARLES MASSIE:

Mrs. Lillie Massie DuVall 6/24/1917 letter to Page Massie states Charles emigrated to Albemarle county and purchased Spring Valley Plantation in 1768. Also she ties Charles to Charles b.10/13/1712 (my note-he had to sire our Charles at age 15 if so) who had 11 children and was himself son of Peter of New Kent ( who she attributes three sons, John, Charles, and Col Thomas). Charles of Spring Valley, had son Thomas b.1762 d.3/22/1832 in Kentucky and was writer's great grandfather. Also notes Lucy Davis Massie b. 1760 came from New Kent county. Writer from Barnners Fery, Idaho.

Rhodes Massie and Mrs. Mary Massie Moon stated that Thomas, father of Charles Massie is buried in Spring Valley graveyard but his grave in not marked.

He served as Sergeant in Captain Thomas Gaskins Company, Colonel Charles Scott's 5th Virginia Battalion. (DAR Vol.106- page 292-293)

In a sketch of Joseph Harden Massie contained in Hardesty's Historical & Geographical Encyclopedia, 1884, "His father's great grandfather was a warm supporter of Oliver Cromwell, and when Charles II was reinstated in the Throne of England, he fled from his native country to the American Colonies, settling at Portsmouth, Virginia. He was later connected with the Gasport Navy Yard --." This has not been substantiated, but would make our emigrant ancestor the father of this Charles of Spring Valley, ie. Thomas. Whether there is a key to this information with the "connection with Gasport - -" is not yet known.

A family record is included in the Manuscript of Joseph Ragland Long, 1870 located in Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va. "Journey from Virginia to Kentucky" by Calista R. Long, Book #929.2

" Charles Massie is said to have been the only son of Thomas Massie, who is supposed to have been the son of Edmund Massie. He was born in 1730. His father, Thomas, according to Mrs. Mary Massie Moon, was buried in the family graveyard at Spring Valley, but the grave is not marked, birthplace not known. -- -- He (Charles) married Mary Davis, a sister of "Good or Honest" John Davis of Hanover County. Their mother was a Clough. - - Charles - - had one or more sisters. He was rather below medium height, not corpulent nor yet conspicuously spare,- - blue eyes and not very dark hair; he was very strong and active. When he was quite an old man he could clasp his hands in front of him and jump through. He was of sweet, gentle, amiable disposition and sportive and merry - - fond of anecdotes and practical jokes; of great energy and action, of good judgment and a first rate business man. He was a very devout man -."

His wife is described as " very tall, raw-boned, with large feet and hands, coarse, strong features, very pronounced and decided character, imperious but strictly truthful, upright, uncommon sense and judgment, of dark complexion and eyes; square jaw bones, heavy black eyebrows - "

Charles took his wife to Albemarle from Hanover and several Davises of about the same age also went there: Isham ca. 1725-1776 will, John ca. 1725-? to Amherst, a James, Nicholas, Robert and Samuel, All found in deeds of the 1750's.

Edgar F. Massie, in the presence of Pierce R. Massie found on his tombstone which was broken off and lying on a grave at Spring Valley the following inscription, "In Memory of Charles Massie died 1817 age 90 years. He lived an upright man - died a Christian".

Another report has Charles' mother to be Mary Walker who died when he was a baby. His father, Thomas remarrying and Charles running away from home at age 15, going to Hanover County, Virginia where he married Mary Davis.

Another report has Charles born in Cheshire, England in 1727

While many reports have Charles to be the son of Thomas William Massie (of the Peter of New Kent line) and Mary Walker, the chart of descendants of Peter Massie which may be found at the Va. State Library, the Thomas who married Mary Walker does not have a son Charles listed, he is credited with a Peter, James, Thomas, William and John only.

Alongside the Massie family in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, (Peter), there seems to be another Massie family in St. Paul's Parrish, Hanover County.

Charles' Will found in Deed Book 6, page 288 reads:

In the name of God Amen. This the tenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and one, I Charles Massie of Albemarle County being in perfect mind and memory therefore casting into my mind the mortality of my body, do make and ordain this my last will and testament and as touching my worldy estate where with it has pleased Almighty God to bless me with in this life, I give and dispose of in the following manner, To my sons Thomas and Charles holding the place they now live on John Smith line then following a new line made by themselves to the Creek opposite the mouth of the branch commonly known by the name of Stony Branch running up the side branch to the place where we frequently cross cornering here on a hickory that stands on the east bank thence running the straight direction without crossing the ridge to the east to where my son Thomas closed on entering my old line about the year ninety nine, and to my son Charles I give all the land I possess to the west of the before mentioned direction from the corner hickory my meaning is that from said hickory the said line shall run on the ridge eastward of said branch but not cross the said ridge. My reason for running the line so is Charles' family and my own both our part so long has consumed so much more of the land and timber not hurting the other plantation.

As to moveable property -- I give to my other four children equally to be devided to them and their heirs. First to John Massie's widow and orphans one fourth, to Elizabeth Smith and her heirs one -fourth -, to Sarah Berry and her heirs one fourth, but as she is out of the state theexecutors shall pay no part but hold in trust until after application made. The other fourth part to Mary Lobin and heirs in case there be no charge brought against the first three children that she had by Robert Ware, John, Betsy and Andrew. For as William Lobin has had use of the plantation utensils, stock and the work of a negro, and if there be any charge brought I give the last fourth and their heirs. But if none to her and her heirs.

And as for my executors I appoint my sons Thomas and Charles and desire that the true intent and meaning of this may be observed and in witness Here ------ Charles Massie

Codicil added August 25, 1811, My will and desire is that my son Charles shall sell my negroes in the manner that I have desired at my death to wit: to no person who he thinks will treat them unhumanly.

Text of Charles Massie document prepared by Powell Massie

Edmund Massie of Sandyways in Cheshire, England, which is about 13 miles east from the city of Chester, lived and died there leaving a will dated December 25, 1710 at that place, the designation "Edmund Massey of Sandyway, County of Chester, yeoman". By his will, he named wife Mary (probably his second wife married in 1687, and daughter of William Eaton "of Beachill"), daughter Martha Ravington and her husband and children, of Chester, and "Edmund, son of Thomas, late deceased, and to daughter-in-law Elizabeth Massey, living in Virginia, and her five younger children."

Thomas, son of Edmund "of Sandyways" is believed to have been the Thomas "Morey", with 363 acres on the 1704 Rent Roll of Warwick County, Virginia (now the City of Newport News in its entirety), and the Thomas "Merry", 1699 Virginia Public Officer for Warwick County. We may assume that the Edmund in Virginia, son of this Thomas, was grown in 1710 at the time of the above will. If this is a valid assumption then he was born about 1685-90 but his five brothers and sisters were not yet 21. We will call him Edmund II.

There was in Albemarle County an Edmund Massie who left a will dated 1781. This Edmund is probably the son of Edmund II, or perhaps grandson and will be designated Edmund III. His will names only his son Thomas, but he had other children as Thomas was directed to pay each of them "two shillings sterling out of his legacy". The family of this Edmund is described in some detail in the writing by Evelyn Jeannette Ownby, "What Does America Mean to You".

Charles Massie 1727-1817, who bought land in Albemarle County in 1768, would have been in the area along with Edmund III and may have been of the same generation. There are in this family by Charles' eldest son John many recurring descendants named Edmund. It seems reasonable for there to be a tie between Charles and Edmund although not documented. Charles is said to be the only son of Thomas Massie who was said to be son of Edmund Massie. A possible resolution of the line of descent of Charles from Thomas and an Edmund would be to have the latter Edmund son of the Thomas described in second paragraph. This would make him one of the 5 younger children other than Edmund II mentioned in the will in England. I would think it likely that Thomas, son of that Edmund, would have named a son after himself and although the fit isn't exact according to the descent just mentioned, a reasonable possibility exists for our Charles to fit in this line. Of interest is the report that an Edmund was a "processioner" of land in Hanover County in St. Paul's Parish in 1731 and 1735. In 1735 land of Edmund and Thomas Massie was "processioned". These two were perhaps brothers lending some possible credence to the above. I believe there is presumptive evidence that Charles Massie of Spring Valley, 1727-1817, is likely a descendant of Edmund of Sandyways.

In a sketch of Joseph Harden Massie contained in Hardesty's Historical & Geographical Encyclopedia, 1884, "His father's great grandfather was a warm supporter of Oliver Cromwell, and when Charles II was reinstated in the Throne of England, he fled from his native country to the American Colonies, settling at Portsmouth, Virginia. He was later connected with the Gasport Navy Yard --." A family record is included in the Manuscript of Joseph Ragland Long, 1870 located in Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, Va. "Journey from Virginia to Kentucky" by Calista R. Long, Book #929.2

" Charles Massie is said to have been the only son of Thomas Massie, who is supposed to have been the son of Edmund Massie. He was born in 1730. His father, Thomas, according to Mrs. Mary Massie Moon, was buried in the family graveyard at Spring Valley, but the grave is not marked, birthplace not known."

Sources: Records of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County; Writings of Judge Frank Massie; Family lore and old writings; Robert W. Massey, F.S.G., Archivist and Genealogist, Oxford England.

Notes for MARY DAVIS:

Another report shows her mother to have been a "Clough".

The Davis family was intermarried several ways with the Massies.

Charles and Mary had six children: John, Elizabeth, Sarah, Thomas, Charles Junior, and Mary

 

 

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN5 MASSIE (CHARLES) 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.5. 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.5.

Notes for JOHN MASSIE:

 John, the eldest son of Charles, came to Amherst County and was a teacher in the home of Mr. Duncan in the Sandiges area. He later married Susanna Wright and moved to property on Crawley's Creek, near the settlement that would later be called Woodson. John was a soldier in the Revolutionary War serving as an Ensign. (Amherst County, Virginia;  Extracts from the "LOST ORDER BOOK, 1773-1782 page 36"). His father also served in that war.  John predeceased his father by 17 years but his widow is mentioned in Charles' will.

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 Burgoyne's defeat. - - that he served another tour down below Richmond but details had slipped 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 Thompson, 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, Jesse Wright, Jesse Massie and Charles Massie, and signed by Susannah with her mark X.

More About SUSANNA WRIGHT:

Fact 1: Susanna was called "Sookey"

Fact 2: 1803 Purchased land (65 acres) adjoining lands of John Massie and others

 JOHN MASSIE and SUSANNA WRIGHt had nine children: Edmund, William, Charles H., Thomas J., John Junior, Elizabeth, Jesse, Mary, and Nancy.

 

3. ELIZABETH5 MASSIE (CHARLES) was born March 10, 1758 in Albemarle County, Va., and died October 10, 1840 in Nelson County, Va.. She married WILLIAM SMITH December 22, 1775 in Albemarle County, Va.. He was born May 19, 1755 in Albemarle Co., Va., and died December 29, 1836 in Nelson County, Va..

More About ELIZABETH MASSIE:

Fact 1: birth may be 3/10/1760

Notes for WILLIAM SMITH:

At his death left an estate valued by his son Charles and others with inventory, valued $18,557, recorded in Will Book E p.93-94 included some 20 slaves. His will is recorded in Nelson County.

More About WILLIAM SMITH:

Individual Note: A Revolutionary War Soldier

 ELIZABETH MASSIE and WILLIAM SMITH had twelve children.

4. SARAH5 MASSIE (CHARLES) was born March 20, 1763 in Albemarle County, Va., and died April 08, 1828 in Georgia. She married ISHAM BERRY November 15, 1775. He was born December 08, 1753 in Albemarle County, Va., and died October 14, 1827 in Newton, Georgia.

More About ISHAM BERRY:

Children of SARAH MASSIE and ISHAM BERRY are:

i. MARY6 BERRY, b. 1780; d. July 14, 1862, Madison, Ga.; m. ARCHIBALD HART; b. 1773; d. 1867.

ii. ELIZABETH BERRY, b. 1776.

iii. JESSE BERRY, b. 1778.

iv. JUDITH BERRY, b. 1782.

v. SARAH BERRY, b. 1786.

vi. JAMES BERRY, b. 1792.

vii. THOMAS D. BERRY, b. 1794.

viii. RHODIE BERRY, b. 1797.

ix. GEORGE W. BERRY, b. 1799.

x. CYNTHIA BERRY, b. 1802.

xi. WILLIAM P. BERRY, b. 1806.

 

 

 

5. THOMAS5 MASSIE (CHARLES)  was born August 01, 1762 in Albemarle County, Va., and died March 22, 1822 in Adair County, Ky.. He married LUCY DAVIS 1783 in Albemarle County, Va., daughter of JOHN DAVIS and MARY GLAZEBECK. She was born January 1760 in Hanover County, Va., and died February 08, 1832 in Adair County, Ky..

Notes for THOMAS MASSIE:

Thomas moved to Kentucky and bought land, his first deed recorded at Columbia, Ky. dated 1817. His will dated 12/9/1827 was probated at Columbia, Adair Co. Ky. on 4/2/1832.

More About THOMAS MASSIE:

Burial: Cane Valley , Adair, Ky.

Fact 1: Rebuilt the house at Spring Valley in 1803 after the original house burned; sold his interest in place to Charles

Fact 2: Moved to Adair County Kentucky, raised a large family

More About LUCY DAVIS:

Fact 1: sister of Nancy, Charles, Jr.'s wife

Fact 2: "came from New Kent County to Albemarle with her people"8

Individual Note: Another source places her family in Hanover County

Children of THOMAS MASSIE and LUCY DAVIS are:

i. MARY6 MASSIE, b. February 11, 1785; d. November 27, 1866; m. SAMUEL B. PAGE, October 17, 1816, Adair County, Ky.; b. March 13, 1783, Albemarle County, Va.; d. April 02, 1825, Adair, Kentucky.

More About MARY MASSIE:

Burial: Cane Valley, Ky

Notes for SAMUEL B. PAGE:

Samuel Page was married before Mary and had several children whom some say Mary raised. They also had children and they are hard to separate between mothers. A son William started to cross the plains with the Callisons in 1852. He was captured by Indians. Later he married a Chief's daughter. This story has been told down through the ages. The children of this marriage Emma, Fannie, Benjamin and William.

17. ii. ANN MASSIE, b. January 04, 1787, Spring Valley, Albemarle Co., Va.; d. September 22, 1842, Hancock County, Ill..

iii. JOHN MASSIE, b. August 16, 1789, Albemarle County, Va.; d. 1845, Adair County, Kentucky; m. MARY SMITH, August 24, 1815, Albemarle County, Va.; b. Abt. 1793, Albemarle County, Va..

Notes for JOHN MASSIE:

John was for many years a citizen of Adair County Kentucky. He died in the fall of 1845 leaving a considerable estate in land, slaves and personal property, leaving his wife and widow Mary Massie. His will provided his wife, Mary have entire and full possession of all of his lands to do with as she "thinks proper" - - "It is my wish and desire that all my slaves that may be 25 years old and upwards at my death may go free forever - - all not 25 to remain in the entire possession of my wife until - age 25 then to go free forever."

The disposition of the slaves was contested by the descendant children with much deposition made from friends and acquaintances, the will prevailed. Apparently John suffered from "spells", most certainly epilepsy. Testimony stated he was a kind and human master. John was born in Virginia and went to Kentucky in 1811-12. He was a blacksmith and lost an eye in 1829. Also "Mr Massie would at times work in woodwork, wuch as making water vessels, pails, tubs and piggins. He made me a loom and I have now a pail which he made --".

More About MARY SMITH:

Individual Note: Dau. of Joel (John?) and Martha Smith, Albemarle Co., Va

iv. LUCY MASSIE, b. November 21, 1792, Albemarle County, Va.; m. JOHN IRWIN, Abt. 1814, Adair County, Ky.; b. 1790.

More About JOHN IRWIN:

Individual Note: had four children

18. v. THOMAS JR. MASSIE, b. November 29, 1794, Albemarle County, Va.; d. 1858.

19. vi. NATHANIEL MASSIE, b. February 24, 1799, Albemarle County, Va.; d. April 10, 1856, Hancoe County, Ill..

vii. MARTHA MASSIE, b. February 28, 1801, Albemarle County, Va..

More About MARTHA MASSIE:

Individual Note: unmarried

20. viii. CHARLES MASSIE, b. June 06, 1802, Albemarle County, Va.; d. April 06, 1875.

ix. WILLIAM MASSIE, b. 1808.

x. SARAH MARIE MASSIE, b. 1810.

 

 

 

6. CHARLES JR.5 MASSIE (CHARLES) was born October 05, 1765, and died April 07, 1830 in Albemarle County, buried at Spring Valley, grave is marked. He married NANCY DAVIS April 19, 1787, daughter of JOHN DAVIS and MARY GLAZEBECK. She was born April 30, 1767, and died July 22, 1854.

Notes for CHARLES JR. MASSIE:

His extensive will is witnessed by Nicholas Harlow (an adjoining landowner) and William Page (an overseer of the plantation).

His will "lent" to his wife Nancy for her life real and personal property (approx 900 acres) except for about 200 acres willed to son Hardin known as the Austin Tract. Hardin also given slave for the medical care for his daughter, Mary who was deceased. Daughter Sally Ragland got some girl slaves and money, daughter Nancy got slaves and land in the middle of the hollow with bounds that went to the top of the mountain and other points. Charles G. got slaves, stock and possessions at his mothers death,( amounting to about 900 acres), all cider casks and cider making equipment and apple equipment.

In the 1820 Census of Albemarle, Charles owned 22 slaves, had 4 workers, and wife Nancy, daus. Mary,& Nancy, sons Harden and Charles G. were present along with father Charles Jr.

More About CHARLES JR. MASSIE:

Individual Note: Listed as Charles S. Massie Jr. elsewhere

Notes for NANCY DAVIS:

Grave stone in Spring Valley Cemetery marked: "Her children shall rise up and call her Blessed She was a Christian for more than half a Century."

More About NANCY DAVIS:

Burial: Spring Valley Cemetery

Children of CHARLES MASSIE and NANCY DAVIS are:

i. DR. HARDIN6 MASSIE, b. June 17, 1790; d. September 09, 1848.

Notes for DR. HARDIN MASSIE:

Grave stone in Spring Valley Cemetery marked: "A man of Science, learning and (?)" Was given extra mention in his father's will for his medical care of his sister Mary and for his father.

His will of 1837 gave land for a Church in Hanover County, Va.

Another Noted; "Hardin was a physician who came to Charlottesville in 1824 and for many years practiced in partnership with Dr. Charles Carter. He was largely interested in the real estate of the town. He lived on fourth street near to the old Baptist Church, the site of which he sold to that congregation. He was, himself an earnest member of that church and for a time acted as it's clerk. He never married and died in 1848.

More About DR. HARDIN MASSIE:

Burial: Spring Valley Cemetery

Individual Note: Never married

21. ii. NATHANIEL MASSIE, b. November 22, 1794; d. December 05, 1870.

iii. CHARLES GLAZEBECK MASSIE, b. March 21, 1807; d. June 30, 1857.

Notes for CHARLES GLAZEBECK MASSIE:

This Charles received from his father slaves and livestock and at the death of his mother, Nancy, received her real estate lent by Charles Jr. during her life, some 900 acres of land, cider casks and all apple manufacturing equipment.

In 1850 Census is in the home of his mother Nancy D. Massie

Charles' will found in Will Book 25 p. 284, Albemarle County, Virginia (looks like Charles G), gave all of his land to his sister Nancy C. Massie and all other property equally divided between his brother Nathaniel and his two sisters Sally Ragland and Nancy C. Massie. The executor of this will was his nephew N. H. Massie.

In the same will book, p.317-18 an inventory listed by N. H. Massie of the estate included about fifteen slaves, one infirm and not included these along with other "inventory" were divided. Value of property $8848. Dated 10 Nov. 1857

More About CHARLES GLAZEBECK MASSIE:

Burial: Spring Valley Cemetery

Individual Note: Never married

iv. BETSY MASSIE, b. October 1788; m. JAMES BAILEY.

 v. SALLIE MASSIE, b. October 24, 1792; d. October 01, 1868, Richmond, Henrico, Va..

vi. MARY MASSIE, b. July 27, 1797; d. September 28, 1839.

Notes for MARY MASSIE:

Grave stone marked: " She chose that good ( ? ) which shall not be taken away."

More About MARY MASSIE:

Burial: Spring Valley Cemetery

vii. NANCY CLOUGH MASSIE, b. July 11, 1799; d. July 22, 1863.

Notes for NANCY CLOUGH MASSIE:

Grave Stone at Spring Valley Cemetery marked: " From her early youth, a consistent Christian.

She was apparently unmarried. She received extensive bequests from father Charles at his death. Land described from a point in th hollow east and up the ridge to the top of the mountain, and all south of that owned by father, Charles. Brother Hardin had received 200 acres and wife Nancy was left (Lent) real estate while she lived.

Nancy left an extensive will of property excluding land valued at $39,480. She left the real estate to Nathaniel, her brother for $11,000.

More About NANCY CLOUGH MASSIE:

Burial: Spring Valley Cemetery

Individual Note: Never married

viii. JENNY MASSIE.

More About JENNY MASSIE:

Individual Note: Never married

ix. LUCINDY MASSIE.

More About LUCINDY MASSIE:

Individual Note: Never married

 

 

 

7. MARY5 MASSIE (CHARLES)  was born August 03, 1770 in Nelson County, Va., and died March 17, 1838 in Nelson County, Va.. She married (1) ROBERT WEIR January 02, 1787 in Albemarle County, Va.. He died Bef. 1795. She married (2) WILLIAM LOBBAN November 23, 1795, son of JOHN LOBBAN and MARY GARTH. He was born January 03, 1768 in Nelson County, Va., and died September 03, 1840 in Nelson County, Va..

Notes for WILLIAM LOBBAN:

His Father may be the John Lobban who in his will dated 1815 in Albemarle County, naming his wife Elizabeth and sons; John, William, James and Jesse and daughters, sons in law,etc.

This William left an extensive will and large estate to be divided specifically among his several children, will dated 8/20/840 (W.B. F p84-85).

In his will, Charles Massie noted that William Lobban had use of plantation utensils, stock and the work of a negro.

Children of MARY MASSIE and ROBERT WEIR are:

23. i. JOHN6 WEIR.

ii. BETSY WEIR, m. SAMUEL MCALEXANDER.

More About BETSY WEIR:

Fact 1: moved to Patrick Co. Va.

iii. ANDREW WEIR, m. COUSIN WEIR.

Notes for ANDREW WEIR:

On 12/26/1808 is recorded in Will Book A, Nelson County, that Andrew Ware(Weir) qualified as guardian of Andrew Ware, orphan of Robert Ware.

More About ANDREW WEIR:

Fact 1: moved to Kentucky

More About COUSIN WEIR:

Fact 1: Rockbrigge County, Va.

 

 

Children of MARY MASSIE and WILLIAM LOBBAN are:

iv. JESSE6 LOBBAN.

v. SAMUEL LOBBAN.

24. vi. WILLIAM G. LOBBAN, b. 1797.

vii. LAVENIA LOBBAN, m. WALLACE.

viii. MARTHA LOBBAN, m. MCCUE.

25. ix. MARY JANE LOBBAN, b. January 02, 1819.

 

 

 

Generation No. 3

8. EDMUND6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES)  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 birth date 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.

iii. JUDITH MARIAH MASSIE, b. 1805; d. 1878; m. NELSON ANDREW MADDOX, February 19, 1825, Nelson County, Va; b. December 19, 1803, Amherst County, Va.; d. Bef. 1860, Nelson County, Va..

More About JUDITH MARIAH MASSIE:

Individual Note: Or Judah Mariah

iv. JOHN MASSIE, b. December 16, 1807; d. April 22, 1892, Nelson County,Va; m. SALLY MOORE HILL, October 30, 1833; b. December 18, 1814, LYnchburg, Va.; d. November 01, 1882, 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".

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

vi. JESSE MASSIE10, b. 1812; d. August 10, 1847; m. CAROLINE ELIZABETH DAVIDSON, November 16, 1843, Amherst County; b. 1812, Lynchburg, Va.; d. 1903, 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

vii. CHARLES MASSIE, b. 1814, Amherst County, Va.; d. 1887, Amherst County, Va.; m. SALLIE MILLER, October 23, 1849, Nelson County, Va; b. 1828; d. 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

viii. THOMAS EDMUND MASSIE, b. October 01, 1818, Amherst County, Va.; d. April 12, 1912, Amherst County, Va.; m. SUSAN P. POINDEXTER, December 22, 1852, Louisa County, Va; b. May 01, 1832, Louisa County, Va; d. December 18, 1891, 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.

ix. NANCY JANE MASSIE, b. Abt. 1828; m. ARCHIBALD C. BOWLING, November 19, 1849; b. 1826; d. October 18, 1856.

 

 

 

9. 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:

i. ZACHARIAH T.7 MASSIE, b. 1838; d. 1918, Stuarts Draft, Virginia; m. MAHALA MASON CASH, February 07, 1854; b. August 18, 1827; d. August 23, 1911, 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

ii. THOMAS MASSIE, b. 1837.

iii. ZEPHARIAH P. MASSIE, b. 1835; m. SUSANNAH MADDOX, June 01, 1857; b. 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"

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 married11

vii. NANCY MASSIE, m. MOSES WRIGHT11, January 01, 1844, 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.

viii. SUSAN MASSIE.

 

 

 

10. 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:

i. MARTHA JANE7 MASSIE, m. LUELLEN JONES, December 14, 1840, Amherst County.

ii. LUCY MASSIE, m. JACOB JR.TYREE, October 31, 1842, Amherst County.

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

v. CHARLES H. MASSIE, JR., b. January 05, 1815, Amherst County, Va.; d. November 07, 1903, buried with his wife at Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg; m. MARY LINDSEY COLEMAN, July 07, 1841, Amherst County; b. May 24, 1819, Amherst County, Va.; d. April 07, 1859.

More About MARY LINDSEY COLEMAN:

Burial: Lynchburg, Va.

Individual Note: Other source names her as Mary Lindsey

vi. JOSEPH HARDIN MASSIE, b. November 30, 1828, Amherst County, Va.; d. December 14, 1915, Sandidges, Virginia; m. SOPHIA PRICE MCCAUL, November 15, 1853, Lexington; b. November 28, 1829, Amherst County, Virginia; d. August 19, 1886, 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

 

 

 

11. 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:

i. MARTHA ANN7 MASSIE, b. February 09, 1816; d. June 11, 1880, Fayette County, West Virginia; m. GEORGE W. CAMPBELL, February 23, 1830, Nelson County, Va; b. Abt. 1808; d. 1861, West Virginia.

 

 

Children of THOMAS MASSIE and NANCY MADDOX are:

ii. DELILA DELLA7 MASSIE, b. 1824, Nelson County, Va.; d. July 26, 1901, Augusta County, Va.; m. ALFRED H. CAMPBELL, March 10, 1852, Nelson County, Va; b. 1824; d. July 26, 1901, Augusta County, Va..

More About ALFRED H. CAMPBELL:

Fact 1: Very extensive family in Augusta County, Va.12,13

iii. ELIZABETH S. MASSIE, b. 1826, Nelson County, Va.; m. ELDRIDGE S. CAMPBELL, April 20, 1843, Nelson County, Va; b. 1815.

iv. MARI SUSANNAH WRIGHT MASSIE, b. 1832, Amherst County, Virginia; d. Aft. December 05, 1900, Amherst County, Virginia; m. (1) POWHATAN LENAEUS BOWLING14, January 01, 1849, Nelson County, Va; b. 1828, Amherst County, Virginia; d. 1863, Amherst County, Va.; m. (2) ROBERT MAYS, December 07, 1865, 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

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

vi. FLETCHER THOMAS MASSIE, b. May 19, 1833, Massies Mill, Va.; d. February 28, 1914, Woodson, Va.; m. MARY BEARD, November 27, 1867; b. July 25, 1845; d. 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.

vii. NANCY MASSIE, b. 1838.

More About NANCY MASSIE:

Fact 1: unmarried

viii. MARY ANN MASSIE, b. June 22, 1841, Amherst County, Virginia; d. September 09, 1908, Amherst County, Virginia; m. THOMAS GILLMORE CASH, June 18, 1867, Amherst County, Virginia; b. 1845.

 

 

 

12. JOHN JR.6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)15,16,17 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,

ii. JOHN MASSIE, b. February 19, 1820, near Natural Bridge, Va.; d. July 27, 1908; m. THEODOCIA FRANCES WADE; b. April 04, 1824, Rockinhgam Co. Va.; d. 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

iii. THOMAS MASSIE, b. Abt. 1821; d. May 06, 1889, Kentucky; m. (1) MARTHA MOORMAN; d. Amherst County, Va.; m. (2) CATHERINE WADE; m. (3) SARAH MORTON.

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.

v. SALLIE MASSIE, b. January 01, 1823, Nelson County, Va.; d. February 02, 1893, Virginia; m. JAMES HENRY CAMPBELL, December 18, 1841, Amherst County; b. 1811; d. 1850.

More About SALLIE MASSIE:

Individual Note: Or Sarah

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.

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.

 

 

 

13. ELIZABETH6 MASSIE (JOHN5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)18 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

 

 

 

14. 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:

i. HENRY7 MASSIE18, b. November 23, 1819; d. September 14, 1895; m. ELIZABETH N. COFFEY, Nelson County, Va; b. 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

ii. EDMUND MASSIE, b. January 29, 1819; d. May 14, 1900; m. LUCINDA LOVING DENNEY, April 15, 1841, Nelson County, Va; b. December 10, 1824, Nelson County, Va.; d. November 02, 1910, Nelson County, Va..

iii. ROBERT JESSE MASSIE18, b. 1821, Nelson County, Va.; d. August 05, 1888; m. CAROLINE ELIZABETH DAVIDSON, October 23, 1849, Nelson County, Va; b. 1812, Lynchburg, Va.; d. 1903, 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

iv. THOMAS JEFFERSON MASSIE, b. July 01, 1828; d. Abt. 1861, during the Civil War, casket returned to family ?; m. ELIZABETH BEARD19, April 02, 1851, Amherst County, Virginia; b. July 08, 1828; d. 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

v. ADDISON S. MASSIE, b. 1831; m. LUCINDA CAMPBELL, November 17, 1856, Nelson County, Va; b. 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

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.

 

 

 

15. 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 ?19,19

Fact 2: Nickname, Guileford, because of tall tales ?19

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.

 

 

 

16. SALLY P.6 SMITH (ELIZABETH5 MASSIE, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born Abt. 1790. She married JOHN HOPKINS RODES. He was born Abt. 1795, and died 1855.

Child of SALLY SMITH and JOHN RODES is:

i. CHARLES7 RODES, b. May 26, 1831; d. October 26, 1860; m. BETTIE MASSIE SMITH; b. 1837.

 

 

 

17. ANN6 MASSIE (THOMAS5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)20 was born January 04, 1787 in Spring Valley, Albemarle Co., Va., and died September 22, 1842 in Hancock County, Ill.. She married JOHN MCCLURE21 1806 in Virginia. He was born Abt. 1785 in Ireland, and died 1819 in Adair County, Ky..

More About ANN MASSIE:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant Church Cem.,Near Denver, Ill

Notes for JOHN MCCLURE:

John McClure's father was also named John who was the emmigrant. He married Elizabeth Hanna in abt 1700 and came to America with friends and relatives. Most of their children were born in Ireland. They came to Albemarle County, Virginia where they left Alexander and John then went on to Beaver County, Pa. where they settled.

More About JOHN MCCLURE:

Burial: Cane Valley Cem., Ky.

Child of ANN MASSIE and JOHN MCCLURE is:

i. POLLY7 MCCLURE, b. November 15, 1807, Albemarle County, Va.; d. November 04, 1852, Laine, Oregon; m. GILMORE CALLISON.

 

 

 

18. THOMAS JR.6 MASSIE (THOMAS5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born November 29, 1794 in Albemarle County, Va., and died 1858. He married POLLY SETTLES August 27, 1815. She was born 1794, and died 1858.

Notes for THOMAS JR. MASSIE:

Thomas and Polly came from Kentucky, probably Adair County, to southern Illinois. They later moved to near Dallas City, Illinois.

More About POLLY SETTLES:

Individual Note: or Mary

Children of THOMAS MASSIE and POLLY SETTLES are:

i. NANCY7 MASSIE.

ii. WILLIAM MASSIE, b. March 25, 1819, Kentucky; d. February 05, 1892, Sonora, Ill.; m. PATSY HASKINS; b. August 27, 1823; d. August 02, 1899.

iii. MARTHA MASSIE, b. June 20, 1824; d. June 12, 1873, Hancock County, Ill.; m. MARTIN CUNDIFF; b. June 20, 1824.

iv. LUCY MASSIE, b. March 27, 1827; m. MESSICK.

v. HARDIN MASSIE, b. October 26, 1830, Kentucky; d. April 16, 1897; m. (1) NANCY ANN WILSON; m. (2) MARY JANE WILLIAMS, November 11, 1853, Hancock, Illinois; b. June 06, 1834, Hancock, Ill.; d. October 13, 1886.

vi. CHARLES MASSIE, b. May 05, 1832.

vii. THOMAS B. MASSIE, b. May 05, 1832; d. December 31, 1871; m. ELIZABETH W. BANKS, 1853; b. July 22, 1826; d. October 01, 1899.

 

 

 

19. NATHANIEL6 MASSIE (THOMAS5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)22,23 was born February 24, 1799 in Albemarle County, Va., and died April 10, 1856 in Hancoe County, Ill.. He married ELIZABETH STEELE March 31, 1821 in Adair County, Ky.. She was born May 01, 1795 in Adair County, Kentucky, and died November 06, 1878 in Hancock, Ill..

Notes for NATHANIEL MASSIE:

Nathan, with wife and family and a company of others emigrated to Hancock County, Ill. from Kentucky. The first Sunday after the Kentucky people arrived they met and organized the first Christian Church in the county. They named it Mount Pleasant, it is said, after their home church in Kentucky. This church still remains. The family all "sleeps in a row except Josephine Massie who died crossing the plains with cholery"

More About NATHANIEL MASSIE:

Burial: Mt. Pleasant Church Cem.,Near Denver, Ill

Individual Note: Came to Hancock County, Illinois in 1833

More About ELIZABETH STEELE:

Individual Note: Dau of Wm. & Mary Dawson Steele

Children of NATHANIEL MASSIE and ELIZABETH STEELE are:

i. WALKER7 MASSIE, b. 1826.

ii. MARY S. MASSIE, b. 1828; d. Scott County, Ill..

iii. JOSEPH MASSIE, b. January 14, 1823; d. July 17, 1865; m. MARGARET ELIZABETH CORDELL FUNK, April 14, 1846; b. May 10, 1826; d. November 18, 1907.

More About MARGARET ELIZABETH CORDELL FUNK:

Individual Note: Or Mary

iv. SAMUEL MASSIE, b. January 1824; d. February 20, 1848.

v. WALLER MASSIE.

vi. MARY MASSIE.

vii. JOSEPHINE MASSIE, m. JOHN K. BRISTOW.

Notes for JOSEPHINE MASSIE:

Josephine died enroute to Oregon.

viii. THOMAS MASSIE.

 

 

 

20. CHARLES6 MASSIE (THOMAS5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)24 was born June 06, 1802 in Albemarle County, Va., and died April 06, 1875. He married JANE JONES February 13, 1823 in Barren County, Kentucky. She was born June 14, 1802 in Albemarle County, Va., and died April 04, 1867 in Cane Valley Cem., Ky..

Notes for CHARLES MASSIE:

Charles and his sister, Polly are buried near their parents at Cane Valley, Ky.

Children of CHARLES MASSIE and JANE JONES are:

i. CHARLES C.7 MASSIE, b. May 30, 1841; m. MISS COFER.

ii. AMANDA H. MASSIE, b. June 22, 1836.

More About AMANDA H. MASSIE:

Individual Note: Married twice, a DeHeney and a Hurt

iii. JAMES MASSIE, b. February 13, 1824.

iv. ELZY MASSIE, b. September 16, 1826; d. September 05, 1875; m. HENRIETTA SMITH.

v. SALLY MASSIE, b. October 10, 1828.

More About SALLY MASSIE:

Individual Note: Married twice, an Aylshire and a Hurt

vi. MELISSA A. MASSIE, b. May 18, 1831.

vii. ELIZA JANE MASSIE, b. January 14, 1839; d. June 10, 1894; m. DR. ALEXANDER SHIVELY.

viii. MARTHA C. MASSIE, b. March 07, 1844; d. October 03, 1879.

More About MARTHA C. MASSIE:

Individual Note: Married twice, a Vaughn and a Captain Boyd

ix. JOHN P. MASSIE, b. May 28, 1847.

More About JOHN P. MASSIE:

Individual Note: Married a Miss Smith

x. ALBERT MASSIE, b. Abt. 1851.

More About ALBERT MASSIE:

Individual Note: Married a Miss Bridgewater

 

 

 

21. NATHANIEL6 MASSIE (CHARLES JR.5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY)25,26 was born November 22, 1794, and died December 05, 1870. He married (1) SUSAN WOODS September 04, 1821 in Albemarle County, Va., daughter of MICHAEL WOODS and HETTIE CARUTHERS. He married (2) ELIZABETH FRANCES RODES February 24, 1831 in Albemarle County, Va., daughter of MATTHEW RODES and NANCY BLACKWELL. She was born August 09, 1809, and died June 25, 1876.

Notes for NATHANIEL MASSIE:

Grave stone in Spring Valley Cemetery marked: "Filling many honorable positions in public life, he was loved, esteemed and respected in them all. He died as he had lived a sincere Christian man"

Census Record is in County of Agusta, North Subdivision with Post Office of Rurkes(?) Mill. He is there listed as a Farmer with Real Estate valued 8500 and Personal Estate of 27700

Nathaniel Sold in August 1, 1868, while still alive but very inferm to J. Finks Wayland and E. B. Massie his Austin Orchard Farm, known also as the Massie Quarters Place. On 9/11/1875 E. B. Massie sold his interest to Wayland.

The sentence, below, was from the biography of John B. Moon in "History of Virginia", Vol. V, Virginia Biography, page 247:

"John B. Moon was born in Albemarle County July 20, 1849, son of Robert B. Moon, a civil engineer, farmer and surveyor, and his wife, Mary Massie, daughter of Nathaniel and Susan (Woods) Massie, and a descendant of Charles Massie, who bought the plantation known as Spring Valley in Albemarle County in 1768."

The names of Nathaniel and Charles were used frequently by the Peter Massie family.

It is possible the birth date is Nov. 2, 1794 and d. 8 Dec 1870. There is One World Tree information that shows just one marriage to Susan Woods. It fails to mention Mary above. Also ties our Charles to Thomas Massey and Mary Walker then on to Peter. (uncertain link)

The witness to Nathaniel's will was James Lobban

Another noted; "Nathaniel was for a considerable period of his life a successful merchant in Waynesboro, but as his years increased, he returned to the old homestead on the borders of Nelson, where he died. He was twice married, first to Susan, daughter of Michael Woods, son of Col. John and secondly to Elizabeth, daughter of Matthew Rodes. His children by first marriage were James, professor in the Virginia Military Institute, N. Hardin of Charlottesville, Susan the wife of Robert B. Moon and Hetty, the wife of William Patrick, and of those by the second marriage were Rodes and Edwin."

More About NATHANIEL MASSIE:

Burial: Spring Valley Cemetery

Notes for ELIZABETH FRANCES RODES:

/Sir Francis RODES b: 1585 d: Feb 1644/45 =>

/John RODES b: 1620

| \Elizabeth LASCELLES b: 1595

/Charles RODES b: 24 Mar 1660/61 d: 1719

| | /Simon JASON

| \Elizabeth JASON

/John RODES b: 6 Nov 1697 d: 3 May 1775

| \UNKNOWN FRANCES b: 1677 d: 1705

/David RODES b: 1731 d: 29 Dec 1793

| | /David, Captain CRAWFORD

| \Mary CRAWFORD b: 3 Mar 1702/03 d: 16 May 1794

| \Elizabeth SMITH

/Matthew RODES d: 1834

| | /Matthew HILLS

| \Mary HILLS

Elizabeth RODES

\Nancy BLACKWELL

Children of NATHANIEL MASSIE and SUSAN WOODS are:

i. MARY SUSAN7 MASSIE, d. January 31, 1911; m. ROBERT BARCLAY MOON.

Notes for MARY SUSAN MASSIE:

The sentence, below, was from the biography of John B. Moon in "History of Virginia", Vol. V, Virginia Biography, page 247:

"John B. Moon was born in Albemarle County July 20, 1849, son of Robert B. Moon, a civil engineer, farmer and surveyor, and his wife, Mary Massie, daughter of Nathaniel and Susan (Woods) Massie, and a descendant of Charles Massie, who bought the plantation known as Spring Valley in Albemarle County in 1768."

The names of Nathaniel and Charles were used frequently by the Peter Massie family.

 

Notes for ROBERT BARCLAY MOON:

A Civil engineer, farmer and surveyor in Albemarle County

ii. JAMES W. MASSIE27, d. January 16, 1872, Lexington, Va.

Notes for JAMES W. MASSIE:

James Woods Massie (1826-1872) An Augusta County native, he had graduated from the V. M. I. in 1849 and the Washington College Law School in 1851. Massie was a lawyer in Lexington, represented to county in the Virginia legislature 1858-59 and Colonel in the militia. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 51st Virginia Infantry in July, 1861. He apparently was serving with Stonewall Jackson at this time. He commanded the 51st Virginia in the battle of Ft Donelson, Tennessee but was not reelected in May, 1862 Massie returned to the V. M. I. as professor of mathematics until 1871.

Co. L, Lt. Col. James Woods Massie, August 22, 1861, and was assigned to the 23rd Battalion Virginia Infantry in January 1862.

Attached Co L; Fayette Rangers; Capt Phil Thurmond & Halstead Scouts Aka "Finny's Battalion"

More About JAMES W. MASSIE:

Burial: Stonewall Jackson Cemetery, Lexington, Va.

iii. NATHANIEL HARDIN MASSIE, b. 1826; d. Bef. May 1884; m. (1) ELIZABETH LEWIS MERIWETHER, January 17, 1853; b. September 10, 1831; m. (2) ELIZA KINLOCH NELSON, 1856; b. January 23, 1822, "Belvoir", Va.

Notes for NATHANIEL HARDIN MASSIE:

In the 1850 Census of Albemarle County is listed N. H. Massie, age 25, a lawyer with Real Estate Valued at 3500 in the home with Marcellus McKennie, a 26 year old physician and Mary McKennie, probably his wife and two children. Also in the home was a F.T. Montgomery, a clerk, aged 25.

In 1860 Census is N. H. Massie age 35 as Pres. Bank and with 21000 Real Estate and 50000 Personal Property

In 1870 Census is a Lawyer with 25,000 Real Estate and 50,000 pp with three servants. Census is of Fredericksville Parish with Charlottesville as Post Office.

In 1880 he is a 55 year old Lawyer, with wife and three children.

There is a deed of sale of property dated 5/12/1884 to "Wayland" that is signed by:

E.K.N. Massie, widow of N.H. deceased, R. K. Massie, I.M.D. Massie(?), Kate Massie, N.H. Massie, Lucy N. Massie (bro and sis), Hettie C. Patrick, John B. Moon, M. D. Moon, E. B. Massie, Rodes Massie, Betty L., R. B. Moon, and Mary Bair (?) This seems to have been the transaction moving the estate out of the family's hands.

More About NATHANIEL HARDIN MASSIE:

Individual Note: In Augusta County Farming in 1850 and 1860 census

iv. HETTIE C. MASSIE, m. WILLIAM PATRICK.

Notes for WILLIAM PATRICK:

The family lived on a farm near Waynesboro. A descendant, Dr. James Patrick, professor emeritus of biology at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va

 

 

Children of NATHANIEL MASSIE and ELIZABETH RODES are:

v. CHARLES M.7 MASSIE, b. March 25, 1832; d. February 08, 1865.

Notes for CHARLES M. MASSIE:

Grave Stone at Spring Valley Cemetery marked: " Uniting great intelligence with a singularly unselfish character, few of his years were so widely known, none more truly loved. He lived a life of purity and died a Christian death."

In the 1850 census of Albemarle County, Charles M. Massie, age 18, is listed a Clerk in the household of James Lobban aged 52, a merchant, with Catharine aged 48

 

 

More About CHARLES M. MASSIE:

Burial: Spring Valley Cemetery

Individual Note: May have been married to Mary Barr

vi. ROBERT F. MASSIE, b. 1834.

Notes for ROBERT F. MASSIE:

Robert F. or S. Massie is found in the home of Nathaniel and Eliz. in the 1850 census, a 16 year old student along with D. Rodes, John L., Henry D., Edwin B. and Nannie N. Only D. Rodes and John L., Edwin B., are in the home in 1860 these still carrying the designation of student.

vii. DAVID RHODES MASSIE, b. 1836; m. BETTIE LEWIS.

Notes for DAVID RHODES MASSIE:

D. Rhodes Massie is 24 in the 1860 Federal Census, Augusta County, in the home of Nathaniel and Elizabeth Massie, along with John L. and Edwin B. Massie, all students.

In the 1880 Census from Richmond, Va. there is a Rodes Massie, age 44, occupation a Professor, wife Bettie Litz, with Cildren: Nannie R. aged 15, Lizzie G. age 14, and Charles A. L. age 13. These identical persons are listed in the County of Albemarle, Samuel Miller District. Interestingly the Albemarle census was dated June 30, while the Richmond was July 24. Did they move?

A Lt. D. Rodes Massie married Miss Bettie G. Lewis of Caroline county on September 10th in Charlottesville. The Rev. R. K. Meade officiated over the services.

(Names in announcement: Rev.R. K.Meade, Lt.D. RodesMassie, Bettie G.LewisMiss)

Staunton Spectator, Sept. 15, 1863

It is not clear whether the above two were the same but is highly likely.

Note the following from the research of Shirley Thompson Craft: According to archival records at Washington & Lee University, he received a B.A. Degree from Washington College in 1855 and a D.L. Honorary Degree from Washington & Lee University in 1881. He served as a Lieutenant of Artillery in the Confederate Army and after the War returned to Washington & Lee as assistant progessor of modern languages (and English) from 1865-1869 and clerk of the faculty 1866-67. Rhodes was also professor of modern languages at Richmond College and professor of modern languages and chairman of the faculty at the University of Tennessee for two years, 1886-1885. He retired to his home in Greenwood, Virginia

More About BETTIE LEWIS:

Individual Note: Or Bettie Litz on 1880 Census

viii. JOHN LIVINGSTON MASSIE, b. 1838; d. September 24, 1864, CSA,Battle in Valley of Virginia.

Notes for JOHN LIVINGSTON MASSIE:

Grave stone at Spring Valley Cemetery marked: Capt. CSA

" Highly endowed by nature, and thoroughly ( ), he was a Lawyer, a Soldier, a Patriot, and a Christian."

"Volunteering as a Private, he was very soon promoted at the instance of Gen. Jackson for skill, energy, and courage."

Shirley Thompson Craft's research records: Graduated from Washington College (now W&L University) in 1858 and received his Law degree from there in 1860. He practiced law in Charlottesville and enlisted in the Confederate Army at Harper's Ferry on 15 May 1861. He was described as "strikingly handsome and of unusual size and strength." Livy Massie was promoted for his service and held the rank of Captain in 1863. He was wounded in action near Fischer's Hill on the 23rd of Sept., 1864. "About sunset of the 23d General Early, having resolved to make a stand, formed his line of action, and a portion of his guns opened with spirit. Others deemed unnecessary on the front, were sent with Captain Massie to a point supposed mainly our of range. Here, finding a seat of rails, he was with his glass observing the enemy, when a shell exploded nearby, and a fragment strucke him, entering the outer side of the thigh, two inches above the knee, and passed obliquely upward and inward, severing the large artery, nerve and vein. The best surgical attendance with the army was promptly rendered. But reactionfrom the shock and loss of blood could not be produced. In an ambulance he was conveyed to the rear, and in a kinfd house found a resting place, until death in a few hours released him from suffering." "An accomplished scholar, brave soldier, able officer, sterling patriot and admirable Christian gentleman." "He was a fine fellow, beloved of his company and all who knew him."

More About JOHN LIVINGSTON MASSIE:

Burial: Grave marked at Spring Valley Cemetery

ix. HENRY D MASSIE, b. 1841.

x. EDWIN BLACKWELL MASSIE, b. 1843.

Notes for EDWIN BLACKWELL MASSIE:

There was an E. B. Massie, aged 37, a teacher listed in the 1880 Census along with Hardin (N.H. Massie), from the city of Charlottesville.

On 9/11/1875 E. B. Massie sold his interest in Austin Orchard Farm, known also as the "Massie Quarters place to J. Finks Wayland.

Ms. Craft records: "He attended UVA in 1860 prior to serving as 2nd Lt. with Company H, 25th Virginia Infantry. He was wounded in action at Fredericksburg in December, 1862. According to 25th Virginia Infantry and 9th Battalion Virginia Infantry by Richard L. Armstrong, recors indicate Edwin Massie was "commended for his part in the fight at Payne's Farm by Col. J.C. Higginbotham." He resigned for health reasons on 27 April, 1864 and joined the Charlottesville Artillery. After the War, he reportedly attended UVA from 1866-1867. Post war record show he was a farmer. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery in Waynesboro.

 

xi. NANNIE N. MASSIE, b. 1845.

 

 

 

22. SALLIE6 MASSIE (CHARLES JR.5, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born October 24, 1792, and died October 01, 1868 in Richmond, Henrico, Va.. She married NATHANIEL HARDEN RAGLAND, son of WILLIAM RAGLAND and MARY DAVIS.

Notes for SALLIE MASSIE:

The will of Nancy C. Massie made bequests to her niece, the granddaughter of Sally Ragland, Nancy Massie Hill, to Nephew William P. Ragland and to another brother, three nephews, N.H. Ragland, N.H. Massie. Executor Charles M. Massie

More About SALLIE MASSIE:

Burial: Shockhoe Cemetery, Richmond, Va.

More About NATHANIEL HARDEN RAGLAND:

Burial: Richmond, Virginia

Children of SALLIE MASSIE and NATHANIEL RAGLAND are:

i. NATHANIEL HARDEN JR7 RAGLAND, m. MARTHA WALKER TRENT.

Notes for MARTHA WALKER TRENT:

There are writings per the book of Shirley Thompson Craft which tell how Martha Walker Ragland and her children lived at her brother's plantation in Appomattox County during the Civil War to manage it while he was away. It was necessary for her husband to remain in Richmond for as long as he could before the seige. After the War he purchased the McLean House at Appomattox and lived there with his family. The McLean House is famous as the site of the surrender of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in April, 1865 ending the Civil War.

ii. JOSEPHINE HARDEN RAGLAND, b. November 13, 1836; d. December 01, 1889; m. JOHN CRALLE LONG, October 1858; b. November 23, 1833; d. August 06, 1894.

Notes for JOHN CRALLE LONG:

Reverend Long was a Baptist minister. The family movet to Crozier, Pennsylvanin in 1874 where he taught history at Crozier Theological Seminary. They eventually moved to Amherst County. Josephine H. Ragland Long is buried in the Long Cemetery on Elon Rd. in Amherst County. Their children were Armistead Ragland, John C. Long, Jr., and Harriet Ragland Long, Charles Massie Long, Joseph Ragland Long, and William Fife Long

iii. VIRGINIA C. RAGLAND.

Notes for VIRGINIA C. RAGLAND:

Catharine Ragland was mentioned and gifted in the will of John Davis where he called her his granddaughter, perhaps the "C" in Virginia's name?

 

 

 

23. JOHN6 WEIR (MARY5 MASSIE, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) He married NANCY MATHEWS.

More About NANCY MATHEWS:

Fact 1: Lewisburg, West Va.

Children of JOHN WEIR and NANCY MATHEWS are:

i. JOHN ROBERT7 WEIR.

ii. MARY WEIR, b. Abt. 1817.

 

 

 

24. WILLIAM G.6 LOBBAN (MARY5 MASSIE, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born 1797. He married SARAH. She was born 1810.

Children of WILLIAM LOBBAN and SARAH are:

i. JOHN7 LOBBAN, b. 1834.

ii. MARY LOBBAN, b. 1837.

iii. HARRIET LOBBAN, b. 1839.

 

 

 

25. MARY JANE6 LOBBAN (MARY5 MASSIE, CHARLES4, THOMAS3, THOMAS2, EDMUND1 MASSEY) was born January 02, 1819. She married WILLIAM WAYT GIBBS December 13, 1837 in Nelson County, Va. He was born January 06, 1817, and died May 08, 1863 in Lynchburg, Va.

Child of MARY LOBBAN and WILLIAM GIBBS is:

i. SARAH CORNELIA7 GIBBS, b. October 02, 1840.

 

 

 

 

Endnotes

1. Manuscript of Joseph R. Long ; Jones Mem. Library, Lynchburg, Va. Book #929.2 L.

2. A History and Genealogy of Gilmore Callison and His Descendants, by Ethel L. Briggs, 1962.

3. Records of Florence Montgomery of Hampton, Va. (1960).

4. 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;.

5. Edgar F. Massie's collected informatin.

6. Manuscript of Joseph R. Long ; Jones Mem. Library, Lynchburg, Va. Book #929.2 L.

7. Ethel L. Briggs, 130 North Bridge St. # D-3, New Martinsville, West Va. 26155, Much of this from the compillation of Mrs. Briggs who descends from Josephine Massie Bristow

8. Mrs. Lillie Massie DuVall, Barnners Ferry, Idaho, Ltr. dated 6/24/1917.

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

10. Edgar F. Massie's collected informatin.

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

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

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

14. James Emory.

15. Edgar F. Massie's collected informatin.

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

17. David Massie, Ohio County Kentucky.

18. Edgar F. Massie's collected informatin.

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

20. Ethel L. Briggs, 130 North Bridge St. # D-3, New Martinsville, West Va. 26155.

21. A History and Genealogy of Gilmore Callison and His Descendants, by Ethel L. Briggs, 1962.

22. Braxton Massie, Columbia, Kentucky. 1916 letter.

23. Ancestry.com Record.

24. Mrs Caldwell of Louisville, Kentucky and Mr. Horace Massie of Campbellsville, Ky..

25. Census Report 1850 & 1860.

26. History of Virginia, Volume v, Virginia Biography,, 247.

27. Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States,Vol.I, Amick's Rangers 51st Virginia Infantry Regiment.