|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1813|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1865|
WPA records at Library of Virginia: Written circa 1930. Informant Mr. Hughes (descendant of the Hughes family) living in Roseland. Blue Rock No. 1 (as opposed to Little Blue Rock) is located 1/4 mile west of Roseland, VA, on Route. 655, thence 1 mile NW on Route. 673, thence 1 1/4 miles NE on route 151 to Jonesboro Church, turn SE on farm road, proceed about 5 miles. Built prior to 1816. In 1930 owned by Edwin Hughes, was according to records, purchased by Thomas Massie, Jr., from Thomas Massie, Sen., in 1816, the price being 5,000 pounds, the boundary being 1400 acres and 108 acres. Deed book 2, page 357. Later this place passed into the hands of Mr. Henry C. Boyd, who married a Miss Massie. Later, it passed to Mr. R. P. Andrews, who married a daughter of Henry C. Boyd. The original house on this place was built by one of the Thomas Massies. This house consisted of 22 (possibly 12 instead of 22) rooms. The sightings of the foundation are still visible in the yard of the present house but the original house was burned while the place was owned by Mr. Andrews. It is said that Mr. Massie who lived near Massies Mill made a private road from his home to this place many years before the original house was destroyed by fire. Standing in the back yard of the Blue Rock home are two small houses one a frame smoke house and the other an old log kitchen. Both to these are thought to have been built about the time the first dwelling was built. They are in a fair state of repair of at present. There is also another old one room house which has about fallen down and is said to have been Mr. Massie's weaving room, where the cloth was woven for clothing the family and the slaves.
There is also standing at one side of the front yard two large boxwoods, about 20 feet high and it is said there was an archway built between these boxwoods which led into an immense flower garden. The present house at this place is a very large one and has been of much grandeur, consisting of 8 or 10 rooms. It was built by a Mr. Hughes an ancestor of the present owner. There is an old burial ground on this place consisting of several graves but only three of them have markers as follows: first marble slab, 3 feet by 7 feet for Sarah Cabell Massie Born November 1795, Died June 1851. Then Thomas Massie Born Oct 21, 1782 died May 6, 1864 and finally their son has a flat marble slab which states In memory of Paul Massie Son of Thomas and Sally Cabell Massie Died Jan 3, 1894 in the 62nd year of his age.
David Boyd (1778 - 1815)
Juliet Anna Massie Boyd (1819 - 1883)
Thomas Massie Boyd (1837 - 1894)*
Waller Massie Boyd (1843 - 1917)*
Henry Curran Boyd (1847 - 1903)*
William Hammond Boyd (1849 - 1896)*
Noland Locket Boyd (1851 - 1913)*
Juliette Boyd Andrews (1859 - 1892)*
Lila Goode Boyd Gantt (1861 - 1943)*
Note: He and his wife are most likely buried at the Blue Rock Cemetery with her father but the graves are unmarked.
Created by: Andy Keller
Record added: Oct 05, 2006
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