Name: John Anderson Massey
Birth: ABT 1859 in Ga 1
Death: ABT 1940 in White Co, Ar
Burial: Smyrna Cem, White Co, Ar
Smyrna Church is located at Hwy 36, east of Searcy, Ar near Jaybird Lane.
Census: 1880 Banks Co, Ga in household of James P. Massey
Census: 1900 White Co, Ar, Kentucky Twshp, ED 140, pg 2A
Census: 1910 White Co, Ar (Market St.)
Census: 1920 White Co, Ar
Census: 1930 White Co, Ar
Occupation: Keeper of Boarding house and House Mover
Approx GPS coordinates are: 35.251904 by 91.852736 decimal degrees.
1930 Census shows John A Massey living at 500 S. Sping St, Searcy, Ar
with his daughter and son-in-law.
John Anderson Massey came to Ark by wagon train from Ga with all of his
brothers and sister and the English Family. His daughter, Ilar was 2 years
old when the move was made. The Massey family moved to Searcy about
1897 from the original settlement near Joy, Ar, which became known as Georgia
The 1900 census of White Co, Kentucky Township, Arkansas, Shows John MASSY, wife Margaret,
son Claud, and daughter Ilar. The birthplace of Margaret's parents show to be Tennessee.
The 1910 Census of Searcy, White Co, Ar shows J.A. Massey and wife M.T living in a house on Market St
with son Claude, daughter Ilar Hughes, son-in-law A.V. Hughes, daughter, Lilley Massey.
Spring St is shown as the address for the next family on the census role.
The 1920 census shows him to live next door to Arnold and Ilar HUGHES and his occupation
is "Keeper of Transit Boarders". The dewelling they lived in was a two story boarding house
that was next to the Train Stop for Searcy. Margaret is shown in this census as his wife.
She is not shown in the in the 1930 census.
The 1930 census shows him living with Arnold and Ilar HUGHES. His age is
shown to be 67 and his occupation is contractor.
The death date comes from a family story related by Dr. Earl Hughes. He remembers
John Anderson MASSEY died the same year that the movie "Gone With the Wind"
came out. The family had bought tickets in advance and was concerned they may
not get to use them because John Massey was in the hospital.
The movie premiere was held in Atlanta 13-15 DEC 1939.
Father: James P. Massey b: BET 1829 AND 1834 in SC
Mother: Early English b: in SC
Margaret T. English b: ABT 1852 in Franklin Co, Ga
18 FEB 1881
in Banks Co, Ga 2 3
- Claude Massey b: 1888 in Ga
- Ilar Massey b: 2 MAR 1889 in Hall County, GA
- Loddy Lee Massey b: 8 MAR 1890
- Lillie May Massey b: 27 DEC 1891
- Abbrev: 1880 census of Banks Co, Ga
1880 census of Banks Co, Ga
- Abbrev: Elaine Randall English, P.O. Box 477, Lakemont, Ga. 30552-0008, 706-782-4122
Elaine Randall English, P.O. Box 477, Lakemont, Ga. 30552-0008, 706-782-4122 email@example.com,
- Abbrev: BANKS COUNTY, GEORGIA MARRIAGES 1859-1888, transcribed byMarianne Rutledge Mrutledge50@aol.com and posted on the Banks
BANKS COUNTY, GEORGIA MARRIAGES 1859-1888, transcribed byMarianne Rutledge Mrutledge50@aol.com and posted on the Banks Co web page.