Daniel Massey

M, #4632, b. 12 December 1766, d. 5 September 1832

  • Birth*: 12 December 1766; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; Date Dec 12 1766 per CEMSearch. Date Dec 12 1766 & location Salem NH per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, Jan 24, 2003. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.1,2
  • Marriage*: after 1786; U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.; Principal=Rebecca Kelley1
  • Death*: 5 September 1832; Haldimand Twp., Grafton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Sep 5 1832 per Memorial. Date Sep 5 1832 & location Grafton per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007. Date Apr 5 1832 per CEMSearch.1,3,2
  • Burial*: 7 September 1832; Academy Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Daniel Massey; Died; Sept. 5, 1832; in his 66 year (Academy Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp., June 9, 2007)
    per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007)
    CEMSearch: Name: Daniel Massey; Born: 1766-12-12; Died: 1832-04-05; Age: 66y; Notes: Born N.Y. State, son of "Deacon" Jonathan Massey and Betsey Woodbury, migrated to Haldimand 1802, spouse Rebecca Kelley (Massey History); Buried: Academy Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp.; Other names: C. R. M. Massey; Catherine Jane Massey ( -1865), Chloe Massey (1822-1857), Isaiah Massey (1825-1831), Mary Massey (Masters) (1822-1890), Mary Susanna Massey (1849-1851), Rebecca Massey (Kelley) (1765-1838), Samuel Edward Massey (1817-1899), Susie Rachel Massey (1858-1884), William Harper Massey ( -1865)1,3,2
  • Note: circa 1800; It is suggested that Daniel Massey and wife Rebecca Kelley moved from Watertown, NY to Upper Canada in 1802. That could be so, but evidence I have seen so far shows him to be living in Vermont as late as 1798 where his son Daniel is born and the Haldimand Census records first show Daniel Massey in Haldimand in 1807. His father, Jonathan Massey and a few others had founded a settlement at Watertown, NY in 1800; elder son Daniel could have come there with his family at that time and moved on in a few years to Upper Canada. I did not find Daniel Massey alone in the 1800 Census so not sure... Any ideas re the specifics would be welcome.
  • Note: circa 1800; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; "Daniel's Migration to Canada - To Watertownians Hart was a hero of discovery, but his brother, Daniel Massey, went much farther afield. With dauntless courage he headed for Canada. Just why Daniel alone of the twelve children came north is not clear. Perhaps the reference to a rift is correct - "the family (Massey) having split at the time of the Revolution, the tory branch going to Canada, and the Patriot branch swinging into northern New York". However the family continued on good terms, for the Canadian branch visited their relatives in U.S.; indeed, some lived with them when attending school there. We note, though, that Daniel served with the Canadian militia in the 1812-1914 war, fighting against his own folk." pg. 3, "History of the Massey Family" by Marian (Massey) Nicholson, 1961, copy provided to me by Lawrence, Massey, Morganston, Ont.4
  • Note: circa 1801; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U..A.; "Early Life in Haldimand Township - Daniel and his wife, Rebecca Kelley, stopped over in Watertown for part of 1801 and 1802 as they were en route to Upper Canada. There they settled on land "Third Range back from Lake Ontario in Haldimand Township, Massey at the age of 34, began another engagement in the long battle between the forest and the pioneers that had been waged all the way from the Atlantic seaboard". Our special interest centres around the sons Jonathan and Daniel who had come with their parents to Canada. Both held land north of Grafton, Ontario. Jonathan's Lot 32, Con. 4, Haldimand Twp. is still farmed by his great grandson Grant Massey and son Carman." pg. 3, "History of the Massey Family" by Marian (Massey) Nicholson, 1961, copy provided to me by Lawrence, Massey, Morganston, Ont.4
  • Residence: circa 1802; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Around 1802, Daniel Massey, along with his wife Rebecca Kelley and their infant son Daniel, traveled across the lake to Haldimand Township, near the village of Grafton. Here, he obtained 200 acres of land and began the process of clearing the forest and constructing a home. Today, this same farm is the home of St. Annes Spring Water. When young Daniel was 6 years of age, he was sent back to Watertown to live with his grandparents. Here he received some education and several years later he returned back to help work the farm with his father." from "The Massey Show; Celebrating the Massey Family and History; By Myno Van Dyke" http://www.ytmag.com/articles/artint241.htm
  • Immigration*: 1802; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Daniel Massey came to Canada with his family from Watertown in 1802 when he was four years old, and forty years later he owned a farm of over four hundred acres at Grafton near Cobourg in Canada West, with a large house, barns and cattle.Daniel and his father had paid for it by clearing land for sale." pg. 7 of "When I was Young" by Raymond Massey.
    "The Massey's were United Empire Loyalists who came first to the Grafton area from Watertown, N.Y. in 1802." from newspaper article in Brighton Independent passed to me by Ruth McDonald, daughter of Willa McCann, whom, I had visited. The article is about Lawrence Massey and his book Aquadale: A Farm History 1869-2003".
  • Census*: 1803; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; No Massey's appear in the first Census record for Haldimand in 1803.
  • Census: 1804; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; No Massey's appear in the first Census record for Haldimand in 1804.
  • Census: 1805; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; No Massey's appear in the first Census record for Haldimand in 1805.
  • Note*: circa 1806; "Daniel and Rebecca Massey are inspired by Jehovah early in the nineteenth century to move from Watertown, N.Y. to the Anglican-dominated promised land of southern Ontario. (The Masseys had originally come to the New World — to Salem — in 1630.) Their oldest son, Daniel, becomes a successful farmer." per a review of "the two one-hour programmes, The Masseys: Chronicles of a Canadian Family, produced by Vincent Tovell, himself the son of a Massey, " Saturday Night , September 1978 http://www.grubstreetbooks.ca/essays/masseys2.html
  • Census: 1806; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; No Massey's appear in the first Census record for Haldimand in 1806.
  • Census: 1807; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1807 Census: Daniel Massey; 2 males under 60 and over 16; 1 female under 60 and over 16; 2 males under 16; 4 females under 16; Total 9
    Note: This is the first time Massey's appear in Haldimand Twp. Census records.
  • Census: 1808; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1808 Assessment: Daniel Massey; 30 acres cult., 70 acres uncult.
  • Census: 1808; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1808 Census: Daniel Massey; 2 males under 60 and over 16; 1 female under 60 and over 16; 2 males under 16; 3 females under 16; Total 8
    Note: This is the first time Massey's appear in Haldimand Twp. Census records.
  • Census: 1809; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1809 Assessment: Daniel Massey; 40 acres cult., 70 acres uncult.
  • Census: 1810; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1810 Assessment: Daniel Massey; 65 acres uncult., 45 acres cult.
  • Census: 1810; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1810 Census: Daniel Massey; 3 males under 60 and over 16; 1 female under 60 and over 16; 1 male under 16; 3 females under 16; Total 8
  • Census: 1811; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1811 Assessment: Daniel Massey; 60 acres uncult., 50 acres cult.
  • Census: 1812; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1812 Census: Daniel Massey; 3 males under 60 and over 16; 1 female under 60 and over 16; 2 males under 16; 1 female under 16; Total 7
    Note: 2 males under 16 - child from another family living here?? - Daniel is under 16 but Jonathan is over???
  • Census: 1812; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1812 Assessment: Daniel Massey; 40 acres uncult., 60 acres cult.
  • Residence*: 25 March 1812; Conc 3 Lot 23, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 354) show that Daniel Massey purchased 110 acres of the front part of Lot 23, Conc 3 from Daniel Honeywell, Inst. Date Mar 25 1812.
    Note: Crown Grant for all 200 acres had been obtained by Daniel Honeywell Feb 25 1809.5
  • Census: 1813; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1813 Assessment: Daniel Massey; 60 acres uncult., 50 acres cult.
  • Census: 1813; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1813 Census: Daniel Massey; 3 males under 60 and over 16; 1 female under 60 and over 16; 2 males under 16; 2 female under 16; Total 8
  • Census: 1814; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1814 Assessment: Daniel Massey; ? acres uncult., 60 acres cult. (smudges, unclear)
  • Residence: 14 November 1814; Conc 3 Lot 27, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 420) show that Daniel Massey purchased 100 acres of the N pt. of Lot 27, Conc 3 from James Coats, Inst. Date Nov 14 1814.5
  • Census: 1815; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1815 Census: Daniel Massey; male under 60 and over 16; 1 female under 60 and over 16; 2 males under 16; 3 females under 16; Total 7
  • Residence: 21 December 1816; Conc 3 Lot 27, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 505) show that Daniel Massey sold 100 of N pt. Lot 27, Conc 3, Inst. Date Dec 21 1816.5
  • Census: 1817; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1817 Census: Daniel Massey; 2 males under 60 and over 16; 1 female under 60 and over 16; 3 females under 16; Total 6
  • Census: 1818; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1818 Census: Daniel Massey; 2 males under 60 and over 16; 1 female under 60 and over 16; 2 females under 16; Total 5
  • Residence: 28 February 1818; Conc 3 Lot 23, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 600) show that Daniel Massey sold 110 acres ofr the S pt. of Lot 23, Conc 3 to Jonathan Massey, Inst. Date Feb 28 1818.5
  • Census: 1819; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1819 Census: Daniel Massey, Sr.; 40 acres uncult., 40? acres cult.
  • Census: 1820; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1820 Census: Daniel Massey, Sr.; 1 male over 16; 2 females over 16; Total 3
  • Census: 1820; Conc 2 Lot 26, Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1820 Assessment: Daniel Massey; Conc 2, Lot 26; 30 acres uncult., 50 acres cult.
  • Census: 1821; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1821 Census: Daniel Massey, Sr.; 1 male over 16; 2 females over 16; Total 3
  • Census: 1822; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1822 Census: Daniel Massey, Sr.; 1 male over 16; Total 3
  • Census: 1824; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1824 Census: Daniel Massey, Sr.; 1 male over 16; 2 females under 16; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 16; Total 5
  • Residence: 8 March 1824; Conc 3 Lot 30, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 110) show that Daniel Massey purchased all 200 acres of Lot 30, Conc 3 from Henry Ruttan, Inst. Date Mar 8 1824.5
  • Census: 1825; Halidmand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1825 Census: Daniel Massey, Sr.; 1 male under 16; 2 females under 16; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 16; Total 5

Family: Rebecca Kelley b. 1765, d. 3 Jan 1838

  • Marriage*: after 1786; U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.; Principal=Rebecca Kelley1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S67] Unknown compiler, Massey History 1961.
  5. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.

Rebecca Kelley

F, #4633, b. 1765, d. 3 January 1838

  • Birth*: 1765; Date 1765 per Memorial - age 73 at death 1838. Date 1765 per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.1,2
  • Marriage*: after 1786; U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.; Principal=Daniel Massey1
  • Death*: 3 January 1838; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Jan 3 1838 per Memorial.2
  • Burial*: 5 January 1838; Academy Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Rebecca; Wife of; Daniel Massey; Died; Jan 3, 1838; in her 73 year (Academy Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp., April 28 2007)
    CEMSearch: Name: Rebecca Massey; Maiden: Kelley; Born: 1765; Died: 1838-06-03; Age: 73y; Notes: Wife of Daniel Massey (Massey History); Buried: Academy Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp.; Other names: C. R. M. Massey; Catherine Jane Massey ( -1865), Chloe Massey (1822-1857), Daniel Massey (1766-1832), Isaiah Massey (1825-1831), Mary Massey (Masters) (1822-1890), Mary Susanna Massey (1849-1851), Samuel Edward Massey (1817-1899), Susie Rachel Massey (1858-1884), William Harper Massey ( -1865)2,3
  • Married Name: after 1786; Massey
  • Note*: circa 1790; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; There is a Wealthy Kelley who married Aaron Hinman, a resident of Haldimand Twp. very near Grafton. She was born in 1801 in Salem Twp., Rockingham Co., New Hampshire according to Hinman family history. This is the place where the Jonathan Massey family lived for a time in the 1790's before going to Watertown - and Daniel going on to Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario. A large Kelley family (John, Sr. & Jr. James Sr. & Jr.) are in the Haldimand records very near the Massey's from the early years. Actually, John Kelley, Sr. is shown there in the first census record in 1803 while Daniel Massey first appears in 1807. It will be difficult to determine which Kelley family Rebecca Kelly, wife of Daniel Massey, belongs to but we can guess that she may be a sister or maybe a daughter of one of these Kelley men that came to Haldimand. This may explain why Daniel Massey, alone among the children of Jonathan Massey ( a Patriot soldier) came to Upper Canada rather than settle with the rest in New York state around Watertown. Being the oldest child and son and being married with a family of his own during the very diffcult 1790's, it is not unlikely that Daniel Massey and wife Rebecca Kelley decided to follow her family to Haldimand where they had learned good land was readily available.
  • Census*: 1807; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1807 Census: 1 female under 60 and over 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1808; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1808 Census: 1 female under 60 and over 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1810; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1810 Census: 1 female under 60 and over 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1812; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1812 Census: 1 female under 60 and over 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1813; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1813 Census: 1 female under 60 and over 16 - see Daniel Massey

Family: Daniel Massey b. 12 Dec 1766, d. 5 Sep 1832

  • Marriage*: after 1786; U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.; Principal=Daniel Massey1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  3. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Samuel Massey

M, #4634, b. 24 February 1790, d. 3 May 1813

  • Birth*: 24 February 1790; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; Date Feb 24 1790 per Memorial & CEMSearch - age 23y 2m 9d at death May 3 1813. Date 1790 & location NH per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 8, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.1,2,3
  • Death*: 3 May 1813; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date May 3 1813 per Memorial & CEMSearch. Date May 3 1813 & location Haldimand per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 8, 2007.1,3,2
  • Burial*: 5 May 1813; Academy Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Samuel Massey; Died; May 3 1813; Aged 23 Years; 2 m's & 9 ds (Academy Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp., April 28, 2007)
    CEMSearch: Name: Samuel Massey; Born: - ; Died: 1813-05-03; Age: 23y 2m 9d; Buried: Acadamey Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp.; Other names: Charlotte A. Massey (Vaughan) (1836-1887), Esther Massey (Fraser) (1833-1867), Janet R. Massey ( 1866), John Wesley Massey (1873-1878), Jonathan Massey ( -1837), Jonathan Massey (1792-1834), Rachel C. Massey (Massey) (1876-1878), Rachel Massey (Merrill) (1795-1878), Samuel Massey ( -1813), Solon Massey (1829-1881), Solon I. Massey (1860-1861), William Fletcher Massey ( -1876), William James Massey (1872-1878)2,3
  • Census*: 1807; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1807 Census: 1 of 2 males over 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1808; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1808 Census: 1 of 2 males over 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1810; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1810 Census: 1 of 3 males over 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1812; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1812 Census: 1 of 3 males under 60 and over 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1813; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1813 Census: 1 of 3 males under 60 and over 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1813; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1813 Assessment: 100? acres uncult.

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  3. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Elizabeth "Betsey" Massey1

F, #4635, b. 4 July 1795, d. 3 October 1828

  • Birth*: 4 July 1795; Newport, New Jersey, U.S.A.; Elizabeth per GEDCOM of Elizabeth Archer, Sep 22, 2002.
  • Marriage*: 10 November 1810; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Elizabeth Archer, Sep 22, 2002.; Principal=Johnson M. Merriam
  • Death*: 3 October 1828; Haldmiand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Oct 3 1828 & location Academy Hill per GEDCOM of Elizabeth Archer, Sep 22, 2002.2
  • Burial*: 5 October 1828; Academy Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Betsey; Wife of; J. Merriam; Died; Oct. 3, 1828; Aged 32 yrs.; & 9 Ms (Academy Hill Cemetery, Haldimand Twp., apr 28 2007)3
  • Census*: 1807; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1807 Census: 1 of 4 females under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1808; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1808 Census: 1 of 3 females under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Married Name: 10 November 1810; Merriam

Family: Johnson M. Merriam b. 30 Jul 1788, d. 30 Dec 1853

  • Marriage*: 10 November 1810; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of Elizabeth Archer, Sep 22, 2002.; Principal=Johnson M. Merriam

Citations

  1. Elizabeth per GEDCOM of Elizabeth Archer, Sep 22, 2002.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Daniel Massey

M, #4636, b. 24 February 1798, d. 15 November 1856

  • Birth*: 24 February 1798; Windsor, Windsor Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; Date Feb 24 1798 & location Vermont per Memorial. Date Feb 24 1798 per CEMSearch. Date Feb 24 1798 & location Windor, Windsor Co., Vermont per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1,2,3
  • Marriage*: January 1820; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "He and my great-grandmother, Lucina, had seven children, the second of whom was my grandfather, Hart Massey, ... " from pg. 39 of "When I Was Young" by Raymond Massey.
    Date 1820 per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007. Date Jan 1820 per GEDCOM of Katie Sweet, June 17, 2004.
    Note: I have found only 5 children for
    Daniel Massey and Luceina Bradley. There are various numbers of young people shown in earlier census records although some may be "servants", some of whom we can see specifically in the 1851 Census. Who are the remaining 2 children I am missing?; Principal=Lucena Bradley1
  • Death*: 15 November 1856; Clarke Twp., Newcastle, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Nov 15 1856 & location Newcastle per Memorial. Date Nov 15 1856 per CEMSearch. "In 1856, Daniel Massey died at the age of 58. He had no will and although he had eleven children, the property was divided between his son Hart and his two youngest daughters Arletta, who was thirteen, and Alida, age nine. After Lucina died in the late 1860's, the two girls sold their inheritance to Hart." per "The Massey Show"
    Celebrating the Massey Family and History
    By Myno Van Dyke, http://www.ytmag.com/articles/artint241.htm
    Date Nov 18 1856 per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007. "Newscastle" per GEDCOM of Katie Sweet, June 17, 2004.
    Date Feb 15 1856 answers.com - http://www.answers.com/topic/daniel-massey-manufacturer1,2,3
  • Burial*: 20 November 1856; Bowmanville Cemetery, Bowmanville, Durham Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In Memory of; Daniel Massey; Born in the State of Vermont; Feb. 24 A.D. 1798; Died at Newcastle; Nov 15, A.D. 1856; Also; Lucena; His Wife; Born March 18, 1803; Died Mar. 3, 1872 (Bowmanville Cemetery, Bowmanville, Section J, July 1, 2007)
    CEMSearch: Name: Daniel Massey; Born: 1787-02-24; Died: 1856-11-15; Notes: Husband of Lucena, father of Albert; Buried: Bowmanville Cemetery, King St., Bowmanville, Sec J; Other names: Albert Massey ( -1849), Eugene Massey ( -1871), Frances Boate (Massey) (1835-1880), George Massey ( -1854), Lucena Massey (1803-1872), Mary Rosalie Boate (1859-1862), William Massey Boate (1862-1862), William Taylor Boate (1825-1865)2,3
  • Note*: circa 1802; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Around 1802, Daniel Massey, along with his wife Rebecca Kelley and their infant son Daniel, traveled across the lake to Haldimand Township, near the village of Grafton. Here, he obtained 200 acres of land and began the process of clearing the forest and constructing a home. Today, this same farm is the home of St. Annes Spring Water. When young Daniel was 6 years of age, he was sent back to Watertown to live with his grandparents. Here he received some education and several years later he returned back to help work the farm with his father." from "The Massey Show; Celebrating the Massey Family and History; By Myno Van Dyke" http://www.ytmag.com/articles/artint241.htm
  • Residence*: 1802; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Daniel Massey had come to Canada with his family from Watertown in 1802 when he was four years old, and forty years later he owned a farm of over four hundred acres at Grafton near Cobourg in Canada West, with a large house, barns and cattle. Daniel and his father had paid for it by clearing land for sale. He and my great grandmother, Lucina, had seven children, the second of whom was my grandfather, Hart Massey, who was at this time. It was 1840. From the time he was able to walk, Daniel had worked like a man on the farm and Hart was the same way." pg. 39 of "When I was Young" by Raymond Massey.
    "The Massey's were United Empire Loyalists who came first to the Grafton area from Watertown, N.Y. in 1802." from newspaper article in Brighton Independent passed to me by Ruth McDonald, daughter of Willa McCann, whom, I had visited. The article is about Lawrence Massey and his book Aquadale: A Farm History 1869-2003".
    Note: The reference to " .. United Empire Loyalists ... " is incorrect. It probably has been taken from "Pioneer Life on the Bay of Quinte" which contains many inaccurate statements like this.
  • Census*: 1807; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1807 Census: 1 of 2 males under 16 - see Daniel Massey
    Note: This is the first appearance of Massey's in Haldimand Census records.
  • Census: 1808; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1808 Census: 1 of 2 males under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1810; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1810 Census: 1 male under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1812; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1812 Census: 1 of 2 males under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1813; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1813 Census: 1 of 2 males under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: June 1820; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1820 Census: Daniel Massey; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 15; Total 2
  • Census: circa April 1821; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1821 Census: Daniel Massey, Jr.; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 15; Total 2
  • Census: 1822; Conc 2 Lot 26, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1822 Assessment: Daniel Massey, Jr.; Conc 2, Lot 26, S, 40 acres uncult., 40 acres cult.; Conc 2, Lot 27, N., 63 acres uncult., 17 acres cult.
  • Census: June 1822; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1822 Census: Daniel Massey, Jr.; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 15, 2 females under 16; Total 2
  • Residence: 30 August 1822; Conc 2 Lot 26, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 948) show that Daniel Massey purchased the front half of Lot 26, Conc 2 from David McGregor Rogers, Inst. Date Aug 30 1822.
    Note: David McGregor Rogers had obtained the Crown Grant for all 200 acres of Lot 26 Jul 2 1799.4
  • Census: 1823; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1823 Census: Daniel Massey, Jr.; 1 male over 16; 1 female over 15, 2 females under 16; Total 4
  • Census: 1824; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1824 Census: Daniel Massey, Jr.; 1 male under 16; 1 female under 16, 2 males over 16, 1 female over 16; Total 5
  • Residence: 8 March 1824; Conc 2 Lot 26, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 1101) show that Daniel Massey, Jr. sold the N 80 acres of the S 1/2 of Lot 26, Conc 2 to Eliakim Barnum, Inst. Date Mar 8 1824.4
  • Residence: 8 March 1824; Conc 3 Lot 31, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 1100) show that Daniel Massey, Jr. purchased all 200 acres of Lot 31, Conc 3 from Henry Ruttan, Inst. Date Mar 8 1824.
    Note: Oddly, the next records is dated 1851 which suggests there is a list of transactions missing???4
  • Census: 1826; Conc 3 Lot 30, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1826 Census & Assessment: Daniel Massey; Conc 3, Lot 30, 165 acres uncult., 35 acres cult.; Conc 2, Lot 27, N., 40 acres uncult., 40 acres cult.; 2 males over 16; 2 males under 16; 1 female over 16; 2 females under 16; Total 7
  • Census: 1830; Conc 2 Lot 30, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1830 Census & Assessment: Daniel Massey, Jr.; Conc 2, Lot 30, 145 acres uncult., 55 acres cult.; Conc 3, Lot 30, 160 acres uncult., 40 acres cult.; Conc 2, Lot 32, 200 acres uncult.; Conc 3, Lot 20?, 55 acres uncult.; 1 male over 16; 3 males under 16; 3 females over 16; 3 females under 16; Total 10
  • Note: 1830; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "By the time young Daniel was twenty one years of age, he had established himself as quite the entrepreneur. He had purchased his own 200 acres of land just west of his parent's farm and married his childhood sweetheart, Lucinda Bradley. During the next twelve years, he accumulated more land and hired as many as 100 men to clear it. He continued lumbering and land clearing until around 1830, when he decided to focus on farming again." from "The Massey Show; Celebrating the Massey Family and History; By Myno Van Dyke" http://www.ytmag.com/articles/artint241.htm
  • Residence: 25 November 1831; Conc 2 Lot 26, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 1721) show that Daniel Massey sold 20 acres of the S pt of Lot 26, Conc 2 to Charles Kenney, Inst. Date Nov 25 1831.4
  • Residence: 13 January 1832; Conc 2 Lot 31, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registery Records (B&S 3287) show that Daniel Massey purchased all 200 acres of Lot 31, Conc 2 from Daniel Hare, Inst. Date Jan 13 1832.4
  • Residence: 1 May 1832; Conc 3 Lot 32, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 2987) show that Daniel Massey, Jr. purchased all 200 acres of Lot 32, Conc 3 from Allen McLean, Inst. Date May 1 1832.4
  • Residence: 28 August 1832; Conc 3 Lot 30, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 2730) show that Daniel Massey, Jr. sold all 200 acres of Lot 30, Conc 3 to Malcolm McNeill, Inst. Date Aug 28 1832.4
  • Census: 1833; Conc 2 Lot 30, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1833 Census & Assessment: Daniel Massey; Conc 2, Lot 30, 40 acres uncult., 160 acres cult.; Conc 2, Lot 31, 150 acres uncult., 50 acres cult.; Conc 2, Lot 32, 180 acres uncult., c20 acres cult.; 4 males over 16; 3 males under 16; 3 females over 16; 3 females under 16; Total 13
  • Residence: 18 May 1833; Conc 3 Lot 32, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 3198) show that Daniel Massey sold 100 acres of the S 1/2 of Lot 32, Conc to Charles Clark, Inst. Date May 18 1833.4
  • Census: 1839; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1839 Census: Daniel Massey; 1 male under 16; 4 males over 16; 3 females under 16; 3 females over 16; Total 4
  • Note: circa 1840; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "He had made numerous trips back and forth to the United States to visit family and friends and often he would bring back machinery and tools that were not known to Canadians. One of his first acquisitions was the "Bull Thresher", which was set up in the barn where the grain was brought to it. Soon, neighbouring farmers would also bring their grain into the Massey barn and have it threshed. Since the blacksmiths in Cobourg and Grafton were some distance away, Daniel Massey built a small machine shop where he could repair not only his own machinery but his neighbour's as well. Massey recognized that there was a great demand for labour saving implements, so, often he would bring back these tools and implements from his trips to visit family in the United States. Eventually, Massey decided to turn the farm over to his son Hart and concentrate on making and repairing farm machinery." from "The Massey Show; Celebrating the Massey Family and History; By Myno Van Dyke" http://www.ytmag.com/articles/artint241.htm
  • Census: 1842; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1842 Census: Daniel Massey; Total 11
  • Note: 1842; Haldimand Twp., Grafton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "A big barn in Grafton became a workshop. One of the imports from Watertown was a huge behemoth of a contraption abou the size of the first Massey log cabin. Grandma showed me an engraving of it. It was the first threshing machine to be used in Upper Canada. My great-grandfather wrestled with the monster for two years and made it work for the harvest of 1842. It still needed eleven men to work it but threshing with flails required double that number. According to grandma, in about 1845, Daniel said to his son, Hart, "If only I had a factory instead of a farm."" from pg. 41 of "When I Was Young" by Raymond Massey.
  • Residence: 30 March 1846; Conc 2 Lot 30, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Deed 8034) show that Daniel Massey obtained all 200 acres of Lot 30, Conc 2 from King's College, Inst. Date Mar 30 1846.4
  • Residence: 19 May 1846; Conc 2 Lot 30, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 8097) show that Daniel Massey et ux sold 23 acres of Lot 30, Conc 2 to Stephen Jaynes, Inst. Date May 19 1846.4
  • Residence: 12 November 1846; Conc 2 Lot 30 & 31 & 32, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 8281) show that Daniel Massey et ux sold 150 acres from pt Lot 30, 31, 32, Conc 2 to Thomas Hoskin, Inst. Date Nov 12 1846.4
  • Note: 1847; Newcastle, Durham Co., Ontario; "Father's office was in "the works", on King Street West near the Exhibition grounds - the Toronto factory and offices of the farm implement business found by my great-grandfather, Daniel Massey in 1847. By 1901, it had become a world-wide operation called Massey-Harris Company. It was still a family business , but only just, since family firms tend to run out of family. On the sudden death of my beloved Uncle Walter, who had been President of Massey-Harris for five years, my father was the sole surviving son of Hart A. Massey, who had built the company to its present stature. Three Massey's, Hart, my grandfather, and two of my uncles,Charles and Walter, had been presidents." from pg. 9 of "When I Was Young" by Raymond Massey.
  • Residence: 1847; Clarke Twp., Bond Head, Durham Co., Ontario; A recent trip to the area shows that Bond Head is a small village at the shore of Lake Ontario south of Newcastle. Just drive south on Mill St., go over the 401 and under the railway bridge, then swing left at the lights. The road goes down to the marina and pier. Well before the marina Queen Victoria Road goes east and at the corner of Park Lane we find The Bond Head Cemetery. No Massey memorials are found there. (Dan Buchanan, June 25, 2007)5
  • Residence: 1847; Clarke Twp., Bond Head, Durham Co., Ontario; "Founding of Massey-Harris Company: IN 1847 Daniel opened a small factory 1 mile south of Newcastle, Ont. Two years later it was moved to the village and became "The Newcastle Foundry and Machine Manufactory, C.W." When Daniel's health failed, his son, Hart Almerrin, named after his great-uncle Hart, of Watertown, took over the management and later established the Massey-Harris Company. Hart A. Massey was the grandfather of Vincent and Raymond and Denton." pg. 3, "History of the Massey Family" by Marian (Massey) Nicholson, 1961, copy provided to me by Lawrence, Massey, Morganston, Ont.6
  • Residence: 2 January 1847; Conc 2 Lot 30 & 31 & 32, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 8398) show that Daniel Massey sold 185 acres from Lots 30, 31 and 32, Conc 2 to Hart A. Massey, Inst. Date Jan 2 1847.4
  • Residence: circa April 1847; Clarke Twp., Bond Head, Durham Co., Ontario; "Daniel Massey (1798-1856) began manufacturing farm implements at Bond Head but moved to Newcastle in 1849." per http://www.odl.on.ca/resources/archives/agriculture/massey.htm (University of Guelph Library)
  • Census: 1848; Conc 1 Lot 28, Clarke Twp., Newcastle, Durham Co., Ontario; 1848 Census: Daniel Massey; Conc 1 Lot 28, occupied (no mark for proprietor or non-proprietor); Children In School: 4?; Total Persons in Houose: 3; Other Denominations: 3; Natives of England; Natives of Cda. (Br.): 1; Females 5 & under: 1; Males married 21 and not 30: 1; Females married 14 and not 45: 1 (1848 Census, Newcastle District, Clarke Township, Durham County, pg.185-191, line 12)
  • Residence: 1848; Mill & Metcalfe St., Newcastle, Durham Co., Ontario; "Richard. F. Vaughan, owned a small foundry and machine shop in the village of Bond Head, on Lake Ontario in Durham County between Cobourg and Oshawa. Vaughan was an acquaintance of Daniel Massey, likely through Stephen Vaughan who was married to Lucinda Massey's sister Cyrene. Stephen and Cyrene lived just south of Richard Vaughan's foundry. Richard Vaughan had to close the shop in 1847 and shortly after formed a partnership with Daniel Massey to use the building for manufacturing implements. Vaughan provided the building and equipment and Massey provided the money. Within six months, Massey bought out Vaughan's interest in the business and became the sole owner. By 1848, his reputation and business had grown and he had to find a larger facility. Today, a fine looking newer bungalow is situated on the property where the foundry once stood at the north-east corner of Mill and Metcalf Streets. Stephen and Cyrene's house, built around 1843, is still there at 579 Mill Street South." per "The Massey Show"
    Celebrating the Massey Family and History
    By Myno Van Dyke, http://www.ytmag.com/articles/artint241.htm
  • Census: 1850; Conc 1 Lot 27, Clarke Twp., Newcastle, Durham Co., Ontario; 1850 Census: Daniel Massey; Conc 1, Lot 27, occupied., proprietor; Total Family: 6; Total non-family: 5; Children Between 5 & 15 (shool age): 3; Natives of Cda (Br.): 4; Natives of US; 4; British Wesleyan: 1; Episc. Meth.: 2; Other Meth.: 8; Females 2 and under 5: 1; Females 5 and under 10: 1; Females 10 and under 14: 1; Males single 21 and not 30: 1; Males Single 30 and not 40: 1; Males married 40 and not 60: 1; Female single 14 and not 30: 3; Female married 40 and not 60; 1; Deaths: 1 male 10 and under 21; Domestic Servants: 5; Going to School: Males 1, females 3; Acres Occupied: 50 (1850 Census: Newcastle District, Clarke Township, Reel M-5913, pg. 302-307, line 25)
  • Residence: 30 March 1852; Conc 3 Lot 32, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S B385) show that Daniel Massey etux sold 100 acres N 1/2 of Lot 32, Conc to Levi Massey, Inst. Date Mar 30 1852.4
  • Residence: 2 March 1854; Conc 2 Lot 30 & 31 & 32, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S B352) show that Daniel Massey etux sold 100 acres pt of 30, 31 & 32 of Lot 30, Conc 2 to Matthew Winter, Inst. Date Mar 2 1854.4
  • Residence: 11 March 1854; Conc 2 Lot 30 & 31 & 32, Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S B336) show that Daniel Massey etux sold 24 1/2 acres from parts of Lots 30, 31 & 32, Conc 2, to Hart A. Massey, Inst. Date Mar 11 1854.4

Family: Lucena Bradley b. 21 Mar 1803, d. 3 Mar 1872

  • Marriage*: January 1820; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "He and my great-grandmother, Lucina, had seven children, the second of whom was my grandfather, Hart Massey, ... " from pg. 39 of "When I Was Young" by Raymond Massey.
    Date 1820 per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007. Date Jan 1820 per GEDCOM of Katie Sweet, June 17, 2004.
    Note: I have found only 5 children for
    Daniel Massey and Luceina Bradley. There are various numbers of young people shown in earlier census records although some may be "servants", some of whom we can see specifically in the 1851 Census. Who are the remaining 2 children I am missing?; Principal=Lucena Bradley1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  5. [S2] Bill Buchanan, Personal Memory, Interviewer: same, Informant Address: 85 Roselawn Ave,Toronto M4R 1E7.
  6. [S67] Unknown compiler, Massey History 1961.
  7. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Rebecca Massey

F, #4637, b. circa 1797
  • Birth*: circa 1797; U.S.A.; Date estimated per early census records?? per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.
  • Marriage*: after 1820; Northumberland Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.
    Note: There is a James DeBois in the 1807 Census in Haldimand Twp. listed near Daniel Massey.; Principal=Nathaniel Dubois1
  • Census*: 1807; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1807 Census: 1 of 4 females under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1808; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1808 Census: 1 of 3 females under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1812; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1812 Census: 1 female under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1813; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1813 Census: 1 of 2 females under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Married Name: after 1820; Dubois1

Family: Nathaniel Dubois b. c 1790

  • Marriage*: after 1820; Northumberland Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.
    Note: There is a James DeBois in the 1807 Census in Haldimand Twp. listed near Daniel Massey.; Principal=Nathaniel Dubois1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Sally Massey

F, #4638, b. after 1790
  • Birth*: after 1790; U.S.A.
  • Marriage*: after 1819; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.; Principal=Ira Richardson1
  • Census*: 1807; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1807 Census: 1 of 4 females under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Census: 1808; Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1808 Census: 1 of 3 females under 16 - see Daniel Massey
  • Married Name: after 1819; Richardson1

Family: Ira Richardson b. 12 Oct 1798

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Deacon Jonathan Massey1,2

M, #4639, b. 6 July 1747, d. 30 March 1830
  • Birth*: 6 July 1747; Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, U.S.A.; Date Jul 6 1747 per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.3
  • Baptism: 13 December 1747; Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.3
  • Marriage*: January 1766; U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.; Principal=Betsey Woodbury3
  • Death*: 30 March 1830; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.3
  • Burial*: 2 April 1830; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.3
  • Note: 1776; Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; "Hart's son, Solon, describes his Grandfather Jonathan as " a man of stout muscular frame and of great physical powers .. also noted for his ability as a wrestler". He was a Deacon in the Baptist Church at Windsor and was commonly known as Deacon Jonathan. He was an American Soldier of the Revolutionary Army serving with the New Hampshire militia and in 1776 was a lieutenant in the Continental Army. There is a three-foot bronze marker on his grave - "A.S.R. 1775". Solon, in his record, pays tribute to his grandparents: "They were good pious people and had raised their large family respectably so they were all of them useful members of society and a credit to their ancestry." pg. 3, "History of the Massey Family" by Marian (Massey) Nicholson, 1961, copy provided to me by Lawrence, Massey, Morganston, Ont.4
  • Residence*: 1792; Windsor, Vermont, U.S.A.; "Farther West to Vermont and Watertown, NY: Jonathan Massey and Betsey Woodbury were married in 1766. They had twelve children (see chart p. 4) who all apparently moved with them to Windsor, Vermont in 1792. Susequently, Jonathan and Betsey lived briefly in Pylmouth, Vt. and Reading, Vt. before they finally settled in Watertown, N.Y. soon after 1801." pg. 3, "History of the Massey Family" by Marian (Massey) Nicholson, 1961, copy provided to me by Lawrence, Massey, Morganston, Ont.4
  • Note*: circa 1825; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; "Jonathan had been a lieutenant in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War. He founded a place called Watertown in northeast New York State after the war. I thought he could have done it with just his twelve children. According to grandma, Watertown was a nest of Massey's after that, and the Canadian Massey's kept in close touch with them." pg. 7, "When I Was Young" by Raymond Massey

Family: Betsey Woodbury b. 20 Aug 1748, d. 18 Oct 1819

  • Marriage*: January 1766; U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.; Principal=Betsey Woodbury3

Citations

  1. "Deacon" Jonathan Massey per CEMSearch record for son Daniel Massey.
  2. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S67] Unknown compiler, Massey History 1961.

Betsey Woodbury

F, #4640, b. 20 August 1748, d. 18 October 1819
  • Birth*: 20 August 1748; New Hampshire, U.S.A.; Date Aug 20 1748 & location NH per GEDCOM of Jerilyn Silvey, May 9, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.1
  • Marriage*: January 1766; U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.; Principal=Deacon Jonathan Massey1
  • Death*: 18 October 1819; Rutland, New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, Oct. 4, 2005.1
  • Married Name: January 1766; Massey

Family: Deacon Jonathan Massey b. 6 Jul 1747, d. 30 Mar 1830

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Polly Massey

F, #4641, b. 29 January 1768, d. 2 March 1853
  • Birth*: 29 January 1768; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Marriage*: 26 May 1788; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007.; Principal=Stephen Dustin1
  • Death*: 2 March 1853; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Married Name: 26 May 1788; Dustin1

Family: Stephen Dustin b. c 1765

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Woodbury Massey

M, #4642, b. 13 September 1769, d. 31 October 1834
  • Birth*: 13 September 1769; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Marriage*: 6 September 1789; U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.; Principal=Hannah Abbott1
  • Death*: 31 October 1834; West Windsor, Windsor Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007.1

Family: Hannah Abbott b. c 1770

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Hart Massey

M, #4643, b. 5 December 1771, d. 20 March 1853
  • Birth*: 5 December 1771; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.
  • Marriage*: 1 February 1796; U.S.A.; Date Feb 1 1796 per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.; Principal=Lucy Swayne1
  • Death*: 20 March 1853; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; Date Mar 20 1853 & location Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY per IGI Record. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1,2
  • Burial*: 22 March 1853; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; Per IGI Record. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1,2
  • Residence: 1800; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; "Farther West to Vermont and Watertown, NY: Jonathan Massey and Betsey Woodbury were married in 1766. They had twelve children (see chart p. 4) who all apparently moved with them to Windsor, Vermont in 1792. Subsequently, Jonathan and Betsey lived briefly in Pylmouth, Vt. and Reading, Vt. before they finally settled in Watertown, N.Y. soon after 1801. Their fourth child, Hart, at 29 years, had been one of the three founders of Watertown in 1800. Dr. Isaiah, their seventh child, built its first tavern where many of the early prospectors and settles stopped. A bar at the rear was Watertown's first school, and Isaiah married the first teacher, Sally Cofeen, on Oct. 3, 1802." pg. 3, "History of the Massey Family" by Marian (Massey) Nicholson, 1961, copy provided to me by Lawrence, Massey, Morganston, Ont.
  • Residence*: circa June 1800; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; "The city of Watertown was settled in 1800 by pioneers from New Hampshire and Vermont, most notably Hart Massey, Henry Coffeen, and Zachariah Butterfield. These pioneers choose the area due to the Black River. The pioneers' vision was an industrial centre, which would draw power from the Black River. When the pioneers and their families arrived, they faced many challenges. All of the land was rough and unclear. Elevation was also a problem. The western end of the town was 12 to 15 feet higher than the eastern end, with a large depression in the middle. A small stream also passed through the town. In a few years, the area was cleared for a public square. [1]
    A drop in the Black River at Watertown's location promised abundant water power for early industry. Watertown became the county seat of Jefferson County in 1805 and became an Incorporated Village in 1816. In 1869, Watertown was incorporated as a city. In 1920, the city adopted a city manager style of government." from Wikipedia, May 9, 2007.
  • Census: 1810; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; 1810 Census: Hart Massey; 3 males under 10; 2 males 10 to 15; 1 male 16 to 25; 1 male 26 to 45; 1 female under 10; 2 females 10 to 15; 1 female 16 to 25; 1 female 26 to 45 (ancestry.com)3
  • Census*: 1820; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; 1820 Census: Hart Massey; 1 male under 10; 2 males 10 to 16; 2 males 16 to 26; 1 male 26 to 45; 2 males over 45; 2 females under 10; a female 10 to 16; 1 female 45 and over (ancestry.com)3
  • Census: 1830; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; 1830 Census: Hart Massey; 1 male 5 and under 10; 1 male 15 and under 20; 1 male 20 and under 30; 1 male 50 and under 60; 2 females 5 and under 10; 1 female 10 and under 15; 1 female 50 and under 60 (1830 Census: Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY, pg. 23 of 52 - ancestry.com)3

Family: Lucy Swayne b. 6 May 1771

  • Marriage*: 1 February 1796; U.S.A.; Date Feb 1 1796 per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.; Principal=Lucy Swayne1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  3. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.

Deborah Massey

F, #4644, b. 1 December 1773, d. 1849
  • Birth*: 1 December 1773; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Marriage*: circa 1795; Principal=Lovell Kimball1
  • Marriage*: 25 January 1807; Windsor, Windsor Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007.; Principal=Truman Hurd1
  • Death*: 1849; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007.1
  • Married Name: circa 1795; Kimball1
  • Married Name: 25 January 1807; Hurd1

Family 1: Lovell Kimball b. c 1772

Family 2: Truman Hurd b. c 1775

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Jonathan Massey

M, #4645, b. 8 September 1775, d. 30 August 1851
  • Birth*: 8 September 1775; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Marriage*: 15 November 1797; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 9, 2007. per GEDCOM of Jerilyn Silvey, May 9, 2007.; Principal=Deborah Messer1
  • Death*: 30 August 1851; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Census*: 1820; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; 1920 Census: Jonathan Massey; 2 males under 10; 2 males 10 to 17; 1 male 18 to 25; 1 male 45 and up; 1 female 10 to 15; 1 female 16 to 25; 2 females over 45 (ancestry.com)2

Family: Deborah Messer b. 29 Jan 1773

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.

Isaiah Massey

M, #4646, b. 2 June 1778, d. 20 August 1820
  • Birth*: 2 June 1778; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Marriage*: 3 October 1802; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; Date Oct 3 1802 & location Watertown per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 9, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.; Principal=Sally Coffeen1
  • Death*: 20 August 1820; Edwardsville, Madison Co., Illinois; Location Edwardsville, Madison, IL per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 9, 2007. Date Aug 20 1820 per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Residence*: 1802; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; " ... Susequently, Jonathan and Betsey lived briefly in Pylmouth, Vt. and Reading, Vt. before they finally settled in Watertown, N.Y. soon after 1801. Their fourth child, Hart, at 29 years, had been one of the three founders of Watertown in 1800. Dr. Isaiah, their seventh child, built its first tavern where many of the early prospectors and settles stopped. A bar at the rear was Watertown's first school, and Isaiah married the first teacher, Sally Cofeen, on Oct. 3, 1802." pg. 3, "History of the Massey Family" by Marian (Massey) Nicholson, 1961, copy provided to me by Lawrence, Massey, Morganston, Ont.2

Family: Sally Coffeen b. 19 Jun 1786, d. 1 Oct 1872

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S67] Unknown compiler, Massey History 1961.
  3. [S23] Unknown subject, Ontario Registers CD.

Betsey Woodbury Massey1,2

F, #4647, b. 20 February 1781, d. 20 February 1820
  • Birth*: 20 February 1781; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.2
  • Marriage*: 10 November 1798; Windsor, Windsor Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; Date Nov 10 1798 & location Windsor, VT per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.; Principal=Stephen Langworthy2
  • Death*: 20 February 1820; Edwardsville, Madison Co., Illinois, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.2
  • Married Name: 10 November 1798; Longworthy2

Family: Stephen Langworthy b. 4 Nov 1777, d. 27 Jul 1848

Citations

  1. Betsey Woodbury Massey per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Edward Massey

M, #4648, b. 3 April 1783, d. 11 April 1786
  • Birth*: 3 April 1783; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Death*: 11 April 1786; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; Date Apr 11 1786 & location Salem, NH per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Silas Massey

M, #4649, b. 1 April 1786, d. 2 January 1874
  • Birth*: 1 April 1786; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Marriage*: 1806; Windsor, Windsor Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; Date 1806 & location Windsor, VT per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.; Principal=Frances Farnsworth1
  • Death*: 2 January 1874; Jacksonville, Morgan Co., Illinois, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1

Family: Frances Farnsworth b. 14 Dec 1788, d. 6 Aug 1871

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Edward Massey

M, #4650, b. 26 December 1788, d. 1828
  • Birth*: 26 December 1788; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Marriage*: 22 January 1809; Windsor, Windsor Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; Date Jan 22 1809 & location Windsor, VT per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.; Principal=Lucretia Fiske1
  • Death*: 1828; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007.

Family: Lucretia Fiske b. c 1789

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Baker Massey

M, #4651, b. 31 October 1791, d. 31 May 1858
  • Birth*: 31 October 1791; Salem, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1
  • Marriage*: 22 January 1809; Watertown, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Dennis B. von Ting, May 10, 2007. per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.; Principal=Polly Stowell1
  • Death*: 31 May 1858; per GEDCOM of James A. McKane, May 7, 2007.1

Family: Polly Stowell b. 1 Feb 1797, d. 22 Jun 1876

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.