Massey/Massie Descendant Outline

“A Family is not Greater Than its Parts, but Greater Because of Them”
Beth Mende Conny

My most heartfelt thanks to my newly found cousins, Bev Gunther and the late Bill Massie Sr and his son Bill Massie Jr., who with kindness and patience, introduced me to my ancestors.

This, being the first line that I was able to follow through many generations, will be always be a special family to me.

The fact that this is the line of the most gentle, sweet, kind and influential lady I have ever met, my late Grandmother, Malinda Elizabeth (May) Thompson, makes it all the more a special family. (Malinda’s mother was Rulana Massie May.)

“Gramma Thompson”
It is to her memory, that this page is dedicated with much love

The Massey/Massie Story

In this spot, as time permits, I will include a short synopsis of the Massey/Massie Family. Hopefully, this will include both the American Branch(s) and the English origins of this family.

It might be noted here, that the change in spelling from Massey to Massie came approx. in the early 1800s, while the Massey/Massie family was making their way from the Greenbriar (West)Virginia area as the frontier moved ever westward, to the Ohio River area of Ohio and (West)Virginia and Kentucky. This seems to be where the major portion of this family’s branches seemed to settle, and for the most part still are to this day.

Descendants of Nicholas Massey – ca 1630-1693
The First American Generation

{1} Nicholas MASSEY abt 1630-abt 1693
..{+}Anne ?
......2 Katherine MASSEY 1656-
......2 Susannah MASSEY 1656-
......2 Anna MASSEY 1660-
.....{2} Nicholas MASSEY Jr. abt 1662-1724
.......{+}Mary? abt 1666-abt 1725
.........{3} James MASSEY abt 1690-1755
..........{+}Rachel JAYNE abt 1690-abt 1714
.............{4} John MASSEY abt 1720-1770
..............{+}Sarah STRONG
..................5 Henry MASSEY 1750-bef 1810
....................+2 Nancy DIXON
..................5 Jacob MASSEY 1754-1801
....................+Sarah ?
.................{5}Jeptha MASSIE 1750-1855
                                 [*note the spelling change*]
..................{+}Mary SOWARDS
......................6 Elizabeth MASSIE
........................+Bentley JARRETT
......................6 Henry MASSIE 1768/1770-1848
........................+1 Helen SCOTT
........................+2 Nancy DIXON
......................6 Robert MASSIE abt 1773-1835
........................+Mary PHILLIPS
.........................7 Sarah (Sally)MASSIE 1812-aft1859
...........................+Jacob GREMET
.....................{6} Moses MASSIE 1775-1839
.......................{+}Rebecca LEWIS
......................... 7 Jeptha "Little Jep" MASSIE 1796-
............................+Cynthia
.........................7 Lewis MASSIE 1797-1887
............................+Sarah (Sally)MACKLEY
.........................7 Rebecca MASSIE 1805-
............................+Peter CORN
.........................7 Robert MASSIE
............................+1 Sara SHELTON
............................+2 Armon (Ailsa)LOVE
.........................7 John MASSIE 1810-
............................+Samantha DARLING
.........................7 Elizabeth MASSIE 1812-
.........................7 Nancy MASSIE 1817
............................+William LUNDSFORD
.........................7 James Bazil MASSIE 1818-1854
............................+1 Clarissa CORN
............................+2 Delilah MASSIE
........................{7}Moses A. MASSIE 1819-1887
                             [The "A" in Moses has no meaning]
..........................{+}Rebecca DILLON 1825-
...............................8 Moses Massie Jr
...............................8 Squire MASSIE 1839-1926
..................................+1 Nancy Jane HACKWORTH
..................................+2 Mary SLOAN
..................................+3 Rebecca A. PERKINS
...............................8 Asia MASSIE 1840-
...............................8 Martha MASSIE 1842-
..................................+Charles TULLY
...............................8 Selia MASSIE 1845-
..............................{8}Rulana MASSIE** 1847-1921
................................{+}John Wesley MAY** 1843-1923
....................................9 Annabella MAY 1866-
....................................9 Moses MAY 1867-
....................................9 John E. May 1869-
....................................9 Alva G. MAY 1870-
....................................9 Mary S.R. MAY 1871-
....................................9 Ada MAY 1873-
....................................9 Rebecca J. MAY 1875-
....................................9 Oscar MAY 1876-
....................................9 Martha Ann MAY 1878-
....................................9 Luella E. MAY 1880-
....................................9 Charles W. MAY 1882-
....................................9 Ottis Roscoe MAY 1884-
....................................9 Willard E. MAY 1886-
....................................9 Eustace C. MAY 1888-
...................................{9}Malinda Elizabeth May**
                                                 1890-1978
.....................................{+}Lorenzo Dow Thompson
                                                 1885-1941
.......................................10 Eunice THOMPSON
                                                 1908-1995
..........................................+Monroe LONG 1911-1960
.......................................10 Mary THOMPSON 1909-1921
.......................................10 Cletus THOMPSON
                                                 1910-1911
.......................................10 Lillian (Judy)THOMPSON
                                                 1914-
..........................................+Oliver Wendall Hall
.......................................10Lorenzo Dow THOMPSON Jr.
                                                 1915-late1980s
..........................................+Georgeana ?  -1998
.......................................10 Lawrence Edwin THOMPSON
                                                 1917-
..........................................+1 Evelyn ?
..........................................+2 ??
.......................................10 Lon Cecil THOMPSON
                                                 1921-1995
..........................................+Agnes McCORMACK
......................................{10}Elizbeth Johanna
                                             THOMPSON** 1922-1995
........................................{+}Hazel Dewitt MURRAY
                                                 1918-1996
.......................................10 James THOMPSON
                                                 1924-1934
.......................................10 Geneva Phillis THOMPSON
                                                 1926-
..........................................+Frank HARTSOOK 1923-
...............................8 Mary Caroline MASSIE 1850-1883
.................................+John Alexander BURNS
...............................8 Arminda MASSIE 1852-1881
.................................+George W. MAY
...............................8 Rebecca MASSIE 1855-
.................................+Taplin G. FISHER
...............................8 Missouri MASSIE 1857-1924
.................................+Marvin LOSEY
.............................+2Nancy Ann KELLY BURTON
                                    [2nd wife of Moses A. Massie
......................6 Hannah MASSIE -
........................+Jonathan MATTHEWS
......................6 Jeptha MASSIE Jr 1779-1853
........................+Anna MEADOWS
..........................7 Thomas "Tom" MASSIE 1806-
............................+Abigail
..........................7 Lanna MASSIE 1811-1821
..........................7 William "Bill" MASSIE abt 1821-
............................+Hannah CORN
..........................7 Jeptha MASSIE 1821-
............................+Mary MASSIE
...............................8 Elizabeth MASSIE 1845-
...............................8 Alexander MASSIE abt 1849-
.................................+Mary E. McINTIRE
...............................8 Edmond (Edward) MASSIE 1851-
.................................+Mary CORN
...............................8 Abigail MASSIE 1855-
.................................+Perry CORN
...............................8 Robert MASSIE 1857-
.................................+Emma ?
...............................8 Elza MASSIE 1861-1935
.................................+1Armita Isabel ROACH
.................................+2Eliza Jane SPEARS
...................................9 Fred Levi MASSIE 1883-1950
....................................+Effie Nancy BRUMFIELD
                                                 1896-1982
.......................................10 Carl Emerson MASSIE
                                                 1918-
.......................................10 Clarence Franklin MASSIE 1920-
.......................................10 Harold Wesley MASSIE
                                                 1923-1943
.......................................10 William Leroy MASSIE Sr
                                                 1929-
...........................................+1 Joan BENNETT
...........................................+2 Julia Marie SPIRES
.......................................10 Robert Dan MASSIE
                                                 1931-1994
...........................................+1 Jan Marie MASSIE
...........................................+2 Jane Ellene HOGBAUM
.......................................10 Helen Louise MASSIE
                                                 1937-
................................8 Flora A.[?]MASSIE abt 1870-
..........................7 Edward MASSIE 1826-
.............................+Nancy?
......................6 John MASSIE 1781-
........................+Nancy SCOTT
......................6 Thomas MASSIE
........................+Nancy McDANIEL
......................6 Alexander MASSIE 1783/84-aft 1850
........................+Rebecca LAFFERTY
......................6 Ruben MASSIE 1784/86-aft 1830
........................+Margaret BROWN
......................6 Abigail MASSIE 1785-1862
........................+William NULL
......................6 William MASSIE 1785-
......................6 Jonathan MASSIE 1787-1876
........................+1 Sarah MEADOWS
..........................7 Clarrissa MASSIE 1817-1876
.............................+1 Nathan TAYLOR
.............................+2 Elijah SHUMATE
.............................+3 Thomas HYSEL
..........................7 Joseph MASSIE 1818-1890
.............................+1 America Jane HARRISON
.............................+2 Mary A. MILLER
..........................7 Jonathan MASSIE Jr 1809-aft 1850
.............................+Margaret ROACH 1805
...............................8 Polly MASSIE 1828-
...............................8 Robert L. MASSIE 1829-1900
..................................+Mary BLUMFIELD 1836-1895
....................................9 Ellen MASSIE
....................................9 Alice MASSIE
....................................9 Perry MASSIE
....................................9 James B. MASSIE 1860-1922
......................................+Margaret E WISEMAN
                                             1864-1949
.......................................10 Edith Gertrude MASSIE
                                                  1883-1947
.......................................10 Perle MASSIE
.......................................10 Curtis MASSIE 1887-1946
.......................................10 Clarence Everett MASSIE
                                                  1889-1963
..........................................+Bessie Florence ROSE
                                                  1890-1981
...............................8 Nancy MASSIE 1833-
...............................8 Margaret MASSIE 1832-
...............................8 Abbie MASSIE 1834-
...............................8 Sarah MASSIE 1838-
...............................8 Joseph MASSIE 1839-
...............................8 Stephen Adrian MASSIE 1840-
...............................8 Jeptha MASSIE 1841-
........................+2 Mary Polly GO(A)RE 1799-1872
                            [2nd wife of Jonathan MASSIE]
..........................7 Alexander MASSIE 1819-1902
.............................+Martha A PHILLIPS
..........................7 Squire MASSIE 1822-1895
.............................+1 Rebecca A. PERKINS
.............................+2 Rebecca CARNES
...............................8 Armstrong MASSIE 1846-
.................................+Harriet SAMPSON
...............................8 Malinda MASSIE 1847-
.................................+Franklin BRUMFIELD
...............................8 Cornelius MASSIE 1850-1938
.................................+Rachel E. HENRY 1859-1948
....................................9 Ira MASSIE 1876-
.......................................+Lizzie MASSIE
....................................9 Ezra MASSIE 1877-
.......................................+Mary HARRISON
....................................9 Tracy MASSIE 1880-
....................................9 Carrie MASSIE
....................................9 Cornelius MASSIE 1885-1885
....................................9 Myrtie MASSIE 1886-1900
....................................9 Florence MASSIE 1889-
.......................................+Fred SHIPLEY
....................................9 Minnie Belle MASSIE
                                               1881--1894
....................................9 Nellie MASSIE 1893-
.......................................+George WHITROCK
....................................9 Stella MASSIE 1885-1972
.......................................+George Powell 1895-1970
........................................10 Ray POWELL 1913-1993
............................................+Florence ?
........................................10 Ralph POWELL 1915-
............................................+1 Mary ?
............................................+2 Glenna KREBCHENNE
............................................+3 Maxine ?
........................................10 Earl POWELL abt1918-
............................................+Frances REAMS
........................................10 Eugene POWELL
                                                   1920-1974
............................................+Mildred Pauline RAUB
........................................10 Gertrude B. POWELL
                                                   1922-
............................................+Raymond SHIRK
........................................10 James William POWELL
                                               abt 1924
............................................+Norma ?
........................................10 Freda POWELL 1926-1986
............................................+Robert CALL
........................................10 Robert POWELL 1927-
............................................+Carol ?
........................................10 Rosalee POWELL 1928-
............................................+Bill MARTIN
........................................10 Judy POWELL 1939-
........................................10 David POWELL 1942-
................................8 Mary MASSIE 1852-
................................8 Leah MASSIE 1853-
................................8 Thursey MASSIE 1857-1858
...........................7 Moses L MASSIE 1824-1903
..............................+Nancy MILLER
...........................7 Patton MASSIE 1826-1916
..............................+Cyntha J ALLEN
...........................7 James MASSIE 1828-
...........................7 Rahania MASSIE 1831-
..............................+Hiram TAYLOR
...........................7 Albert MASSIE 1832
...........................7 Reuben Levi MASSIE -
..............................+Elizabeth CORN
...........................7 Stephen MASSIE 1840-
.......................6 Laney (Lana) MASSIE 1790-
.........................+James WALKER
.......................6 Margaret MASSIE -
.........................+Isaac JARRETT
.......................6 Miriam MASSIE -
.........................+Jacob FLUKE
..................5 Josias(Joseph) MASSIE 1756-1840
..................5 James MASSIE abt 1756/59-
..................5 Jenkins MASSIE abt1760-aft1830
..................5 Thomas MASSIE abt 1765-aft1840
.....................+Sally LUNDSFORD
..............4 Elizabeth MASSEY
                          [*note spelling change*]
.................+Henry ROCHESTER
..............4 Sarah MASSEY  -1775
.................+Francis ROCHESTER
..............4 Mary MASSEY
.................+John SPRY
..............4 Rachael MASSEY
..............4 Peter MASSEY 1714-1759
.................+Hanna PARSONS
..............4 James MASSEY Jr 1717-1787
.................+1 Rachael?
.................+2 Jean SPRY
..............4 Moses MASSEY 1721-1781
.................+Elizabeth PRYOR
..........3 Richard MASSEY
..........3 Peter MASSEY abt1684-
............+Sarah TOAS
..........3 Thomas MASSEY 1685-1732
............+Mary ?
..........3 William MASSEY abt1688-bef1740
............+Elin ?
..........3 Nicholas MASSEY III 1692-1762
............+Mary Catherine ?
......2 Josias MASSEY abt1664-1729

As with any genealogy line, this will always be an unfinished work.

PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU SEE ANY MISTAKES OR WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR OWN LINE TO ANY NAMES YOU SEE HERE.

ALL input will be very much APPRECIATED!!


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8 Responses to Massey/Massie Descendant Outline

  1. lynn massie skeen says:

    My known Massie line:.
    John Massie +Nancy Bartlett
    Richard Sparrell Massie + Mary”Polly” White
    Pearis Watson Massie + Jennie Florence Lilly
    Alan Richard Massie + 2nd (or 3rd). Wife
    Me.

    Can you place any of these names?
    Thanks for your help and your work.

  2. Lori Ballen says:

    Squire Massie was my great great grandfather, Pearl Massie was my great grandmother, and her daughter Arvella Click is my grandmother. Thank You for this history as I’m building my family tree.

  3. Linda Martin says:

    Robert “Robin” Massie (Nicholas, Nicholas, James, John) had 11 children: Moses, Johnathan, Jeptha, Mary “Polly”, Rebeccah, Sarah June “Sally”, Alexander, Margaret, Robert, Samuel and my 2nd Great Grandfather, James.

  4. Sheila Miller says:

    I too descend from the Massey/ Massey’s. My mom was Hazel Ross/My grandmother was Janie Massie, Lawrence County Ohio Alexander, Lawrence County Ohio/John D. Massie/Jeptha Massey/John Massey/James/Nicholas.

  5. Ashley Toukabri says:

    Hi. Was looking at your Massey/Massie line here and have family in the Ohio Valley area, mostly in Scioto county. My great grandma is Samantha Massie, married Abel Mullens/Mullins. Her parents are David Lacy Massie and Louella Neff. Those names sound familiar? Thanks

  6. Hello my cousin and I are researching our family genealogy the Massey/Massie family which seems to originate from Loudoun and Fairfax County, VA. So far we can go back to our great great great great grandparents Edward and Lucy Massey a farmer in Falls Church, VA. It is necessary to note that our family is of mixed race black and white. In addition several members of the family have taken the Ancestry.com DNA test. I would be very interested in speaking with someone to see if we have mutual ancestors. In addition to our website we also have a Facebook page called The Massey Family.

    Thank you,

    Sha’Ron Downing
    great granddaughter of Fascination Massey Smith from Fairfax County, VA

  7. clay stahl says:

    Enjoyed your site here. We enter the Massie clan when Thomas Massie (1782)’s daughter Rachel married Ozias P. Barton. Thanks for your information here.

    • I am a part of the Massie bloodline. Ours is from Racheal Francis Massie 1878-1948. Her son Vernon T. Devenport his daughter Shirley Devenport my mother and then me Cynthia L. Adams Cannon.

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