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ROBERT LEE MASSEY - ADALINE FOLSOM

3H(M).  ROBERT LEE MASSEY, b. 10 November 1837 in Stewart County, Georgia to Celey and Wiley Massey. Died January 1911. reports of his burial say it was in Grady County, Cairo Cemetery. Baptized 5 May 1889 at Evergreen Baptist Church near Dixie, Georgia.

According to Volume 3, page 433 of the Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, Robert L. Massey was in Co. A, 29th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry Army, C. S. A. of Tennessee, Thomas County, Thomasville, Georgia under Gen. James E. Johnston. Enlisted as a private 14 September 1861. Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina on 26 April 1865.

Robert Massey has been described as eccentric. It is reported that he hoarded his money and buried it at various places on his property rather than put it in a bank. Supposedly, some has never been found.

     m1. ADALINE FOLSOM, 6 November 1866 in Thomas County, Georgia. Addie was born 13 January 1846 in brooks County, Georgia to Thomas Rodgers Folsom, and died October 1886. (14th) in Brooks County. She is buried at Evergreen Cemetery near Dixie, Georgia (MG). She was a Baptist.

According to the records in the clerk's office in Brooks County Courthouse in Quitman, Georgia, Adaline Massey bought from Thomas Folsom 350 acres of land in 1869. Other records of her purchasing land was not found, however, there were records of her selling 891 acres of land, so it is assumed that some of her land was acquired through inheritance on death of her father. Of the 891 acres of her land sold, the last 200 acres were sold partly jointly, her and her husband, and partly by her husband alone after her death as he had been appointed guardian of her estate. All these land parcels were in Brooks County, Georgia.

     m2. Mary L. Walker on 24 February 1898 in Brooks County, Georgia.

 

Following the marriage license of Robert Lee Massey to Adaline Folsom will be the military service papers of Robert L. Massey.
 

 

                           

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Marriage License of Adaline Folsom to Robert Massey, Thomas County Court House. office of Probate Judge. Married 6 November 1866 by A. Dekle


255 Estate of Georgia. County of Thomas

To any Judge of the Superior or Justice of the Interior Court Justice of the Peace Ordained Minister of the??? or any person lawfully authorized to celebrate, you are authorized to join in the Holy State of Matrimony according to the Constitution and laws of said state and rules of your church, provided there be no sufficient cause to obstruct the same R L Massey and Adaline Folsom for which this is your sufficient authority.

    Given matter my official signature at office in Thomasville the ? day of November AD 1866.

Signature unclear   ordinary

I certify that R L Massey and Adaline Folsom were joined together in the Holy Bans of Matrimony by me on the 6th day of November AD 1866.

5 cent MS Review stamp attached and cancelled

Recorded August 24, 1868

 

                           

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R. L. Massey was a private in Company F, 29thRegiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry.

"Photocopy by Georgia dept. of Archives and History from Microfilm of "Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers from Georgia." Microfilm 266. National Archives, Washington, D. C. 20408."
 

 

                           

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Grave of Adaline Folsom Massey

Wife of Robert Lee Massey

Located at Evergreen Church Cemetery

in Brooks County, Georgia

(Her name is written on it very lightly, possibly was written with a stick; also her birth and death dates.

         

The Valdosta Daily Times, Thurs. July 19, 1979

Obituaries in Area: Mr. Simon M. Barden

Quitman - Mr. Simon M. Barden, 82 of Palatka, Fla. died Monday after a short illness. He was born in Brooks County and lived most of his life in Dixie, moving to Palatka four years ago. He was a retired carpenter, a Veteran of World War I, and a member of Dixie Baptist Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Hampton of Palatka, Mrs. C. W. Folsom of Fortson, one son, Wallace Barden of Palatka, three sisters, Mrs. Adda Lou Vinson of Quitman, Mrs. Maggie Lou Davis of Tallahassee, Mrs. Marian Brice of Lakeland, Fla; two brothers, Bruce Barden of Dixie and Russell Barden of Dothan, Ala. Funeral services were to be held today at 3:p.m. at Maxwell Funeral Home with Dr. W. H. DeLoach., pastor of Dixie Baptist Church officiating. Burial as to be in Evergreen Cemetery in Dixie.

 

 

                           

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Descendents of Adaline Folsom and Robert Massey

A.  George M. Massey, b. 1868 in Brooks County, Georgia. Buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Brooks County; grave lightly marked. Deceased before 1891.

A2.  Emma Ann Elizabeth Massey, b. 1869 in Brooks County, Georgia. D. 1941. Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Quitman, Georgia (MG).

     m.  Brinkley Redding Strickland on 5 September 1889 in Brooks County, Georgia. He was born 1870 and died in 1931. Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (MG).

     B1. Horace Strickland. M. Alma Ida Dyke on 3 January 1914. Buried in Thomasville, Georgia.

     B2. Ruby S. Strickland, m. Tom J. Stephenson on 26 July 1914.

          C1. Martha Stephenson, m. Mr. Howell

          C2. Sarah Stephenson, m. Mr. Hobbs

          C3. Emma Jewel Stephenson, m. Mr. Gilmer

          C4. Catherine Stephenson, m. Mr. Smith

          C5. Agnes Stephenson, m. Mr. Miller

 

     B3. Florence Strickland, m. Joe Joyce

          C1. Louise Joyce m. Bill Byrd. Buried in Pavo, Georgia

          C2.  Elizabeth Joyce. m. Water Brazil

          C3.  Joseph Joyce

          C4. Estelle Joyce. Died young

 

     B4. Freddie Strickland. b 31 August 1895; d. 21 November 1969. buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (MG).

     m. David W. Henderson (Tink) who was born 16 October 1894 and died 5 July 1972. buried beside his wife at Oak Hill.

     B5.  Hamond Hoke Strickland.b. 14 March 1897; d. 6 March 1979. Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery (MG) in Quitman, Georgia.

     m. Molly Naomi Meadows

 


 

 

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Emma Ann Elizabeth Massey was born on 18 May 1868 in Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia. She died 07 December 1941.

Brinkley Redding Strickland was born on 09 August 1870 in Quitman, Georgia. He died on 11 June 1932 in Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia.

B1. Horace William Strickland, son of Brinkley Redden Strickland and Emma Ann Massey , was born on 03 July 1890 in Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia. Died on 23 April 1946 in Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia.

B2. Ruby Allie Strickland, daughter of Brinkley Redden Strickland and Emma Ann Massey, was born 22 February 1892 in Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia. She died on 24 January 1973 in Boston, Thomas County, Georgia.

B3. Florence Adeline Strickland  was born 03 December 1892 in Quitman, Brooks County, Georgia. Died October 1957 in Duval, Florida.

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     C1. Infant son, b. October 1918. Born dead. Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Quitman, Georgia.

     C2. Roy Hammond Strickland, b. 24 November 1919. m. Claudia Freeman. m2. Sara Folsom

     C3. Lilla Evelyn Strickland. b. 3 February 1921 in Quitman, Georgia. m. Lucius Stanfill Coppage in Valdosta, Georgia on 17 October 1942. Stan was born 5 June 1916.

               D1. Vie Susan Coppage, b. 9 October 1943

                      m1. Burnice Clifford Hiers

                      m2. William Edward Havird

                D2.  Lucius Stanfill Coppage, Jr. b. 19 August 1951.

                         m. Patricia Joyce Lester who was born 10 April 1951.

                          E1. Mark Stanfill Coppage, b. 19 September 1971.

                           E2. Kyle Landon Coppage, b. 22 July 1973.

                            E3.  Clifton Coppage, b. 21 February 1975.

                            E4. Patricia Claire Coppage, b. 25 July 1977.

          C4. Emma Ruth Strickland, m. Gordon Douglas Berlin. She was born 18 March 1923.

                   D1. Nikki Berlin                                               D4. Ted Berlin

                   D2.  Larry Berlin                                              D5. Bonnie Berlin

                   D3.  Greg Berlin                                                D6.  Bill Berlin

          C5. Willard Hoke Strickland, b. 26 July 1924; d October 1929 of scarlet fever. Bur. Oak Hill Cemetery (MG).

           C6. Patricia Ann Strickland. b. 17 March 1937; m. Thomas E. Byrne III

                     D1. Ricky Byrne             D2.  Robbie Byrne           D3.  Teddy Byrne

 

B6. Howard Strickland, lived in Oklahoma. While visiting his parents, was accidentally killed on a hunting trip. m. Inez

B7. Irene Strickland, b. 25 March 1902; d. 8 December 1963. Buried at Oak Hll Cemetery (MG) in Quitman, Georgia.

     m. Walter Long who was born 7 August 1900. d. 2 January 1978. Buried beside his wife at Oak Hill (MG).

                

 

                           

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               C1. Calvin Long                                     C3. Alice Long, m. C. E. Trapp

                C2. Leon Long, m. Mary                       C4. Leighton Long

     B8. Leila Strickland, b. 2 March 1906. d. 20 July 1776. Bur. Oak Hill Cemetery (MG) in Quitman, Georgia.

 

A3. Mary V. Massey, b. 1871 in Brooks County, Georgia.

     m.  James Washington Barden on 3 March 1892 in Brooks County, Georgia.

      B1. James Washington Barden, Jr. (Jim), b. 18 July 1902. D 13 October 1974. Bur. Evergreen Cemetery in Brooks County, GA.

                  m.  Lena Mae Scales in Brooks County, Georgia 9 December 1923.a

                  C1. Myrtice Barden, b. 10 December 1925; m. Mr. Strickland.

                  C2. Clarence Barden b. 4 November 1927 in Brooks County, Georgia.

                   C3. Rudolph Barden, b. 9 January 1930 in Brooks County, Georgia

                   C4. Betty Ruth Barden, b. 5 December 1931. m. Mr. Faircloth.

                   C5. Clyde Barden, b. 10 February 1933 in brooks County, GA.

        B2. Bruce Barden

        B3. Addie Lou Barden, m. Paul L. Venson on 19 August 1923 in Brooks County, GA. Lives in Nursing Home in Thomasville, Georgia.

       B4. Simon Barden

                     C1. Mozel Barden          C2. Effie Barden                  C3. Wallace Barden

      B5. Shellie Barden

       B6. Mary Lee Barden, m. Brooks WIlliford on 19 January 1921 in brooks County, Georgia.

                       C1. Lois Williford               C2. Edna Williford                  C3. Lucille Williford

      B7.  Arthur Barden

      B8.  Russell Barden. Lives in Alabama. Had one son.

      B9. Marion Barden, m. Emory Brice on 16 December 1923 in Brooks County, Georgia. Lives in Lakeland, FLA.

     B10.  Maggie Lou Barden. m. P. K. Davis on 12 June 1928 in Brooks County, Georgia. Lives in Tallahassee, FLA.

 

A4. Tommie M. Massey. b. 1873 in Brooks County, Georgia.

     m.  Fuller Norton on 22 December 1901 in Thomas County, Georgia. Had one son.
 

 

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The Valdosta Daily Times, Thurs. July 19, 1979

Obituaries in Area: Mr. Simon M. Barden

Quitman - Mr. Simon M. Barden, 82 of Palatka, Fla. died Monday after a short illness. He was born in Brooks County and lived most of his life in Dixie, moving to Palatka four years ago. He was a retired carpenter, a Veteran of World War I, and a member of Dixie Baptist Church.  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Hampton of Palatka, Mrs. C. W. Folsom of Fortson, one son, Wallace Barden of Palatka, three sisters, Mrs. Adda Lou Vinson of Quitman, Mrs. Maggie Lou Davis of Tallahassee, Mrs. Marian Brice of Lakeland, Fla; two brothers, Bruce Barden of Dixie and Russell Barden of Dothan, Ala. Funeral services were to be held today at 3:p.m. at Maxwell Funeral Home with Dr. W. H. DeLoach., pastor of Dixie Baptist Church officiating. Burial as to be in Evergreen Cemetery in Dixie.
(Copied from obituary on page 161 of this book.)

 

 

 

                           

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A5.  James Albert Massey (Jim), b. 2 February 1874 in Brooks County, Georgia. Lived in Barwick, Georgia. Was a farmer and a barber. Died 1957. Buried in Barwick.

     m1. Miss Jones

     m2. Miss Chambless

     B1. Thelma Massey. Died in Memphis, Tennessee.

     B2. Mildred Massey. Died in Memphis Tennessee.

     m3. Ethel Wright on 14 May 1916 in Brooks County, Georgia.

     B3. R. L. Massey, b. 29 June 1917. m. Bessie Mae Mitchell.

              C1. Ann Massey, m. Stephen Barr

       B4.  Christine Massey, b. 25 December 1918. m. John Watson

               C1. John Watson, m. Peggy Markin

               C2. Susan Gail Watson

      B5. William Albert Massey, twin, born 24 April 1921.

                m.  Gertrude Lankin

                 C1. Janice Lankin m. Mr. Connell

       B6.  James Alvin Massey. twin, b. 24 April 1921. Died at birth.

       B7. Cullie B. Massey, m. Thelma Etheridge

                C1. Mary Lynn Etheridge, m. Mr. Thigpen

                 C2. Jane Etheridge

         B8. Willora Massey, b. 27 July 1926. Unmarried.

 

A6. Wiley Lee Massey, b. 1876 in Brooks County, Georgia.

        m.  Eunice Massey from Doerun. Both are buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Brooks County, Georgia (MG).

        B1. Audrey Massey                                        B3. Robert Gabriel Massey

        B2. Mamie Massey                                          B4. Henry Grady Massey.


A7.  Leon Massey, b. 1878 in Brooks County, Georgia

A8. John Franklin Massey. b. 1880 in Brooks County, Georgia. d. 7 December 1933 of injuries received in car wreck. Bur. Laurel Hill Cemetery n Thomasville. Was a clothes salesman and barber.

         m.  Nora Lee Evers on 28 December 1904 in Thomas County, GA.

         B1. Ethel Mae Massey, b. 12 October 1905 in Grady County, Georgia. Lives in Waynesboro, Virginia. m. Emory S. Boyett on 14 October 1920 in Cairo, Georgia.

 

 

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B5. William Massey is listed as being born on 4 March 1921 in Georiga, died April 1987.

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B8. Willora Massey: born 26 July 1926. Died 11 July 1997. Georgia

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Information received from Janet Massey, Sunday, October 19, 2008 via e-mail.

Re: B4. Henry Grady Massey, died 19 October 2008 in the morning after complications from surgery. He was the last of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Massey. Went by the name Grady.
Grady Massey had  one son, Thomas Michael (Mike) Massey, who died in 2006.

Thomas Michael Massey married Janet K. Massey. Two children: Bronie Michele Massey and Jody Lauren Massey.

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Mamie Massey Collins
Obituaries Sept. 15, 2007

Services for Mamie Massey Collins, 94, of Thomasville, are at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 17, 2007, at Allen and Allen Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Lee Waller and Rev. Alfred Carver will officiate and interment is in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Collins died Sept. 12 at Golden Living Center. Born April 11, 1913, in Barwick, she was the daughter of the late Wiley Lee and Eunice Malatha Massey.

Mrs. Collins was married to Emory M. Collins on June 26, 1934, in Ozell. They celebrated 53 years of marriage prior to his death in 1988. In the years prior to retirement she worked in food service at a hospital and in schools while living in south Florida. She was one of the first residents of Jefferson Place in downtown Thomasville and she lived there until it closed.

One of her greatest joys was being actively involved with the Jefferson Jivers musical group and she loved to play Bingo. She was a member of Dawson Street Baptist Church and was actively involved in the bible study the Rev. Carver led each Sunday for the residents there. She loved people and tried to help them as she was able. Plantation Manor became her home where she lived until her health decline required her to move to Golden Living Center.

She was loved by many in all these homes. Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Sherwood and DeeDee Collins of Tifton; daughter, Jacqueline Lagerman of Pace, Fla.; daughters and sons-in-law, Wilma and Norman Parrish of Thomasville, Donna and Tim Drake of Wooster, Ohio; grandchildren, Lee Collins, Jay Collins, Kelly Collins, Christy Williams, Norma Rogers, Paula Maxwell, Pam Monk, Dawn Wood, Mara Thibodeau, Ginny Miller, Diane O’Neal, Bert O’Neal, Brian O’Neal, Bruce O’Neal, Joy O’Neal, Brenda Orso, Eddie Lagerman, Jennifer Lagerman, Damon Drake, Derek Drake, Dusty Drake and their families; 35 great-grandchildren; 15 great great-grandchildren; brother, Grady Massey of Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Audrey Massey, Robert Massey and special friends, Lucretia Kitchens and Dean LeMack. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Visitors may sign the online guest register at www.allenfh.com Allen and Allen Funeral Home
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B2 Mamie Massey married Mr. Collins. Their daughter Donna Collins married Mr. Drake.

B3. Robert Gabriel Massey (son of Wiley Lee and Eunice Massey)  was born in 1918 and died in 1989 in Montgomery Alabama. His wife was Maryalice, and they had one son, Robert Gabriel Massey, Jr. (who was called Bobby.)

(This information was funished by Donna Collins Drake.)

 

 

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               C1.  William Eugene Boyett, b. 14 April 1929in Thomasville, Georgia. m. Patricia Ruth Fulton on 6 May 1949 in Atlanta, Georgia.
 

                         D1. Williiam Eugene Boyette, Jr. b. 4 September 1950 in Thomasville, Georgia. d. 5 June 1974.

                          D2. Jack Fulton Boyett, b. 29 September 1953 in Albany, Georgia. Lies in Spartenburg, S.C.

                          D3. Ruth Elizabeth Boyett, b. 13 March 1956 in Albany, Georgia. m. Robert James Reissiger in Atlanta, Georgia on 7 May 1978.

                                      E1. Elizabeth Anne Reissiger, b. 30 March 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia

                          D4. John Emory Boyett, b. 17 November 1958 in Union, SC. Lives in Waynesboro, Virginia.

 

     B2. Robert William Massey, b. 14 May 1910 in Grady County, Georgia. M. Bernice Hunley                    1 September 1934 in Thomasville, Georgia.

                 C1. Le Anne Massey, b. 23 April 1938 in Thomasville, Georgia. m. Carl Wendell Durrence in Atlanta, Georgia. Lives in Glenville, Georgia.

                          D1.  Carl Wendell Durrence, Jr.

                          D2.  Robert Durrence

                          D3.  Andy Durrence

 

                C2. Robert William Massey, Jr. b. October 1940 in Thomasville, Georgia. Unmarried. Lives in Atlanta.

A9. Hampton Massey, b. Brooks County, Georgia. Once gave his sister Willie Alma a set of gold vases with her name engraved on them as a gift, however, they disappeared.

A10.  WILLIE ALMA MASSEY, b. 2 June 882 in Brooks County, Georgia.  d. 30 January 1919 in Thomasville, Georgia. Buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Thomasville (UMG).

     m. Lee Roy Harrell on 10 February 1898 in Brooks County, Georgia. Had nine children.

(All elaborated on in family group 2H)

A11.  Arthur H. Massey. born last. Date uncertain. Alive in 1891.

 

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B2. A Robert Massey born 14 May 1910 died on 1 March 2006 in Claxton, Evans County, Georgia.

               Not sure if this is the same Robert Massey.

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