Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Massas in:
 • West Cemetery
 • Cookeville
 • Putnam County
 • Tennessee
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Elizabeth "Betsy" Burgess Massa
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: Jan. 9, 1834
White County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1909
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA

Elizabeth "Besty" Burgess Massa daughter of Charles Hunter Burgess and Margaret McBride.

Elizabeth "Betsy" Burgess married Andrew R. Massa 30 March 1862 in Putnam Co, TN
Source: U.S. Civil War Veteran's Pension Application #599448

Andrew R Massa was born Apr. 4 1842 in White county Tn. and died Jan 31 1915. He was the son of John Massa Jr and Susannah Duncan. He was married to Elizabeth "Betsy" Burgess daughter of Charles Burgess and Margaret McBride. He was a potter and farmer and seved in the Tn. General Assembly as a representative from Putnam county 1909-1913. He is buried at West cemetery in Putnam county.

Andrew R. Massa was a prominent local politician and a member of the Tennessee Legislature
Andrew R. Massa was elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 56th-57th General Assemblies between 1909-13, representing Putnam County as a "Free Democrat.: His biography appears in Biographical Directory of the Tennessee General Assembly, Volume III, 1901-1931, by Ilene J. Cornwell (Nashville: Tennessee Historical Commission, 1975), p. 457.

Children of Andrew R. Massa and Elizabeth Burgess are:
Sarah Naomi Massa Carr 1863-1900
Margaret Susanne Massa Carr 1864-1900
Mary Jane Massa Davis 1866-1943
Jarusha Alabama Massa Barr 1868-1937
Nancy C. Massa 1869-
Leanora B. "Lee" Massa Pendergrass 1875-1937

The Massas are listed in the 1870, and 1880 census for the 8th Civil District, Putnam Co, TN.

Family links: 
  Margaret McBride Burgess (1808 - 1891)
  Andrew R Massa (1842 - 1915)*
  Sarah Naoma Massa Carr (1863 - 1900)*
  Margaret Susannah Massa Carr (1864 - 1900)*
  Mary Jane Massa Davis (1866 - 1943)*
  Jerusha Bama Massa Barr (1868 - 1937)*
  Lenora B Massa Pendergrass (1875 - 1937)*
  John B Burgess (1829 - 1842)*
  William Simpson Burgess (1830 - 1912)*
  James Crawford Burgess (1832 - 1877)*
  Elizabeth Burgess Massa (1834 - 1909)
  Thomas N Burgess (1836 - 1838)*
  Joel Peyton Burgess (1838 - 1838)*
  Nancy Jane Burgess Peek (1839 - 1891)*
  Dorinda Burgess Massa (1842 - 1916)*
  Vance DeKalb Burgess (1845 - 1932)*
  Margaret Burgess Elrod (1847 - 1922)*
  Leoma Mary Burgess Lollar (1850 - 1926)*
  Winfield Scott Burgess (1852 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
West Cemetery
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Jenevia Clark-Lowery
Originally Created by: Bruce Bumbalough
Record added: Feb 01, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13198105
Elizabeth Betsy <i>Burgess</i> Massa
Added by: Jenifer Crone
Elizabeth Betsy <i>Burgess</i> Massa
Added by: Jenifer Crone
Elizabeth Betsy <i>Burgess</i> Massa
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Joyce Parker
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Elizabeth BURGESS Massa
- Jenevia Clark-Lowery
 Added: Mar. 9, 2012

- Jenevia Clark-Lowery
 Added: Aug. 25, 2010

- Trish Holaway
 Added: Jun. 1, 2006

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service