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William Massey
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Birth: 1743
Brunswick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 21, 1841
Lancaster County
South Carolina, USA

The Honorable William Massey served as member of the Second Continental Congress. -- S.C. Gazette (No. 2041), Sept. 7, 1775.

He moved to Lancaster Co, S.C. just prior to the Revolutionary War. He was a patriot, held the rank of Deputy Muster Master General in the Revolutionary War and Lt. Colonel in the Continental Establishment. -- S.C. Historical Magazine Vol. VIII, p.789; Virginia Magazine of History Vol. 261, p.163.

His sons Henry and Benjamin served in the Revolutionary War in Colonel Kershaw Sumter's Brigade.

A Government Marker has been placed at his grave in theold cemetery at The Waxhams in the present County of Lancaster, SC.

William Massey came to The Waxhaws from Brunswick Co. with an original land grant from King George of England.

Other references can be found in Ramsey's "History of South Carolina."


Children of Elizabeth Rives and James (Williams's brother) and adopted by William after James died:

Charlotte Massey 1760 1812
James Everard Massey 1762 1837
Henry Massey 1763 1836

Children with Elizabeth Rives:

William Andrew Massey 1765 1804
George Massey 1771 1815
JOSEPH MASSEY 1773 1836
Elizabeth Betsey Massey 1774 1807
Benjamin Capt Massey 1775 1846
Polly Massey 1776
Jane Massey 1783
Temperance Massey 1786 1854

 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Rives Massey (1745 - 1786)
 
 Children:
  Henry Massey (1763 - 1836)*
  Joseph M Massey (1773 - 1836)*
  Benjamin Massey (1775 - 1846)*
  Temperance Massey Gillespie (1786 - 1854)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
WILLIAM/MASSEY/SOUTH CAROLINA/LT. COL. U.S. ARMY/
REV. WAR/MARCH 21, 1841/1743-1841
 
Note: There is a foot stone that simply reads W M SC
 
Burial:
Massey Cureton Family Cemetery
Lancaster
Lancaster County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Martha Malinowski
Originally Created by: Rita McKale
Record added: Apr 13, 2010
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William Massey
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William Massey
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William Massey
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- Gene Jenkins
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014
5th Great Grandfather.Following in your military foot steps. May you rest in peace.
- Kim Woolard-Schellberg
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013
In memory of my 4th great grandfather.
- Martha Belt Malinowski
 Added: Jul. 23, 2011
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