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Massa "Massey" Dunn Beall
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Birth: 1797
Hampshire County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1860
Allegany County
Maryland, USA

The gravesite of both Thomas and Massa Dunn Beall is in the Frostburg Memorial Cemetery. Her inscription: "Massa wife of Thomas Beall."
Her father, Dr. Lewis Dunn, owned land that was given to his heirs in 1834 which included: "Thomas Beall and Massey his wife" in Frankfort, Hampshire County, VA.
1850 Census lists Thomas Beall and Massa, his wife, with children: Elizabeth, William and Alpheus Beall. Massa died in 1860 so Thomas Beall is alone with his daughter Elizabeth and son Alpheus Beall who was 19.
Land sold in Missouri listed Thomas and Messa Beall in 1853.
The 1905 obit of Alpheus Beall, Massa's youngest son has her name as Mary Ann Dunn "daughter of Dr. Dunn, a prominent physician of Virginia"
Fielder M M Beall's book has "Thomas Beall of Thomas, b 1780, d 1864; m [dau] of Dr. Dunn of Frankfort, Va."
Sharp's Bio of Asa Beall, their son, states: "Asa Beall, a son of Thomas Beall (1795-1864), the wealthiest man of his day in Cumberland, Maryland, and his wife Dunn, of Frankfort, Virginia, [Asa] was born in 1824 and died at his residence in Frostburg, Maryland, March 8, 1863."
SAR for Louis Erwin Beall, their grandson, lists Thomas and M. Ann Dunn as his grandparents.
E. L. Scofield's ancestral charts list "Thomas of Asa Beall married Ann Dunn, daughter of Dr. Dunn of Frankfort, VA".

Massa Dunn Beall has been long misrepresented because of the unusual spelling of her name:
Massa on her tombstone & 1850 census. on
Messa on the Missouri deed.
Massey on her father's Hampshire county land disposition.
Mary Ann in Fielder Beall's book.
M. Ann in DAR application papers.

Family links: 
  Lewis Dunn (____ - 1834)
  Rachel Dunn
  Thomas Beall (1795 - 1864)*
  Louis Dunn Beall (1821 - 1871)*
  Aza Beall (1824 - 1863)*
  Virginia Beall McCulloh (1827 - 1896)*
*Calculated relationship
Massa wife of Thomas Beall
Died January 9, 1860
Aged 63 years
Frostburg Memorial Park
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Maintained by: Candee
Originally Created by: Marion Steiding-Chappell
Record added: Jun 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91603973
Massa Massey <i>Dunn</i> Beall
Added by: Candee
Massa Massey <i>Dunn</i> Beall
Added by: LostGeneration
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Massa Dunn Beall was my 3rd great grandmother. Thank you for such a wonderful heritage.
- Candee
 Added: Feb. 19, 2013

- Marion Steiding-Chappell
 Added: Jun. 9, 2012

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