MASSEY FAMILY GRAVEYARD
A private family cemetery adjacent to
the Massey Hill Baptist Church on Southern Avenue Community of Massey Hill, Fayetteville.
Elaine Carr wrote:
"I have a list of names sent to me by a cousin, Juanita Massey McClintick, who said the
list was given to her by her father, William Randolph Massey. He told her all these folks were
buried in the Massey Hill Family Cemetery, which is a private family cemetery adjacent to
the Massey Hill Baptist Church on Southern Avenue. There are only two tombstones visible - those
of William Henry Massey and his wife Holland Powers Massey. They are located on the north side of
the church, surrounded by a block and pipe fence. There are at least three unmarked graves, two
within the enclosure and a third partially inside it and partially outside it (the back of the
block/pipe fence bisects it). There has been some question about what happened to all of these graves.
None of them has been found relocated in other cemeteries, except Susan Massey Mitchell, who was
reinterred in Cross Creek Cemetery #2, Block 22, with her husband and several young children. Note: Only
two graves currently have tombstones.
Elaine's message is a great example of why we should share our cemetery knowledge with others.
It is sad to say that grave markers are disappearing everyday. Let's not allow the location of a
family member's final resting place to be forgotton, simply because there is no longer a marker
there. Tell someone. Thanks, Myrtle.
Anyone who would like to submit cemetery listings are encouraged to contact Myrtle Bridges.
Your help is appreciated. The listings on this page were posted June 10th, 2000
Thomas Howard Massey Dec 24, 1793 Feb 17, 1875
Mary Elliott Massey Sep 25, 1797 June 20, 1878 (wife of Thomas)
Thomas A J (Jack) Massey (born ca 1833-34) July 1, 1858
William Henry Massey Feb 14, 1827 March 22, 1862 (tombstone visible)
Holland (Powers) Massey Apr 3, 1832 May 28, 1904 (wife of William -tombstone visible)
David Shepherd Massey Feb 6, 1856 May 27, 1922
Susan E Massey Mitchell Feb 6, 1829 June 27, 1882 (Reinterred in
Cross Creek #2 with her husband, Robert Mitchell Feb 6, 1827 April 28, 1875)
Sarah Massey Watson June 4, 1831 May 19, 1882
William Watson Mar 31, 1825 Dec 12, 1879 (husband of Sarah)
Edwin Douglass Watson Died in Infancy (son of William & Sarah)
Josephine Hales died Nov 1942
Joel Hales Aug 2 1868 Feb 20, 1947
See also, Massey Hill Cemetery
Cumberland County Homepage
June 10th, 2000