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Family of Stephen MASSEY Senior (1) & Elizabeth BRANCH

2. William MASSEY. Born on 22 Feb 1808 in North Carolina. At the age of 70, William died in Tennessee on 29 Aug 1878. Buried in 1878 in White Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Alias/AKA: "Billy".

William married Tabitha GRANT, daughter of John GRANT Senior (1766-1850) & Tabitha MARTIN (1770-1840). Born on 27 Aug 1811 in Tennessee. At the age of 73, Tabitha died in Tennessee on 20 Dec 1884. Buried in Dec 1884 in White Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850. Alias/AKA: "Tabby".

They had the following children:
i. Elizabeth Jane. Born on 3 Mar 1828 in Tennessee. At the age of 68, Elizabeth Jane died in Tennessee on 29 Jun 1896. Buried in 1896 in White Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

On 17 Jul 1848 when Elizabeth Jane was 20, she married Jedediah B. ROSSER, son of William ROSSER (1769-1836) & Asparan Elizabeth NORWOOD (1788-1851), in Carroll County, Tennessee. Born on 26 May 1820 in North Carolina. At the age of 69, Jedediah B. died in Tennessee on 30 Jan 1890. Buried in 1890 in White Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

No children were produced in this marriage.

5 ii. Martha A. (1830-1872)
6 iii. William M. (1835-1916)
7 iv. John (1836-)
8 v. Dorcas (1837-1917)
vi. Harriet S.. Born in 1840 in Tennessee. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

vii. Andrew. Born about 1843 in Tennessee.

9 viii. Mary Lucinda (1846-1939)
ix. Eliza Frances. Born in 1847 in Tennessee. At the age of 86, Eliza Frances died in 1933. Buried in 1933 in Rock Springs Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 13, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1850.

x. Joseph. Born in May 1849 in Tennessee. At the age of 71, Joseph died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1921. Buried in 1921 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.


3. Stephen MASSEY Junior. Born in 1815 in North Carolina. At the age of 45, Stephen died in Madison County, Tennessee in Jan 1860. Resided in District 12, Madison County, Tennessee in 1850. Cause of death: Pneumonia.

In 1838 when Stephen was 23, he married Elizabeth GRANT, daughter of Dock Spencer GRANT (1799-1852) & Mary Polly STARK (1797-1877), in Madison County, Tennessee. Born in 1818 in Perry County, Tennessee. Resided in District 12, Madison County, Tennessee in 1860.

They had the following children:
i. Lavinia. Born in 1839 in Madison County, Tennessee.

10 ii. William Henry (1840-1923)
iii. Mary Elizabeth. Born in 1843 in Tennessee. Resided in District 12, Madison County, Tennessee in 1860.

iv. Maranda J.. Born in 1844 in Tennessee.

On 17 Feb 1859 when Maranda J. was 15, she married William Henry ADAMS, in Madison County, Tennessee.

11 v. James C. (1849-)

4. John MASSEY. Born on 25 Jul 1825 in Tennessee. At the age of 45, John died on 23 Jun 1871. Buried in Jun 1871 in Fly Cemetery, Spring Creek, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in District 12, Madison County, Tennessee in 1850. Resided in District 12, Madison County, Tennessee in 1850.

John married Elizabeth Susan JOHNSON, daughter of Stephen JOHNSON (1803-1873) & Elizabeth Susan DAY (1808-1864). Born on 10 Mar 1828. At the age of 63, Elizabeth Susan died on 1 Jan 1892. Buried in Jan 1892 in Fly Cemetery, Spring Creek, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in District 12, Madison County, Tennessee in 1860. Resided in District 12, Madison County, Tennessee in 1880.

Information provided by 1860 US Census

They had the following children:
12 i. Sarah Jane (1851-1896)
13 ii. Martha Minerva (1855-1927)
14 iii. Lula E. (1858-1942)
iv. William D. Born on 23 Apr 1859. At the age of 3, William D died on 3 Oct 1862. Buried in Oct 1862 in Fly Cemetery, Spring Creek, Madison County, Tennessee.

v. Marier Jefferson. Born on 29 Aug 1860 in Madison County, Tennessee. At the age of 23, Marier Jefferson died on 15 Dec 1883. Buried in Dec 1883 in Fly Cemetery, Spring Creek, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in District 12, Madison County, Tennessee in 1880.

vi. Nancy M.. Born in 1861 in Madison County, Tennessee. At the age of 83, Nancy M. died in 1944. Buried in 1944 in Fly Cemetery, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in District 12, Madison County, Tennessee in 1880.

Nancy M. married J.T. LAWLER. Born in 1863. At the age of 77, J.T. died in 1940. Buried in 1940 in Fly Cemetery, Madison County, Tennessee.

vii. Dora A.. Born on 15 Sep 1865 in Spring Creek, Madison County, Tennessee. At the age of 66, Dora A. died in Hope Hill Area, Medina, Gibson County, Tennessee on 22 Jun 1932. Buried in Jun 1932 in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 12, Madison County, Tennessee in 1880.

Dora A. married John A. WILLIAMS. Born on 23 Apr 1858. At the age of 64, John A. died in Hope Hill Area, Medina, Gibson County, Tennessee on 27 Jan 1923. Buried in Jan 1923 in Hope Hill Cemetery, Medina, Gibson County, Tennessee.

15 viii. Fannie B. (1868-)

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