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Near Clay in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pioneer Massey Cemetery

 
 
Pioneer Massey Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
1. Pioneer Massey Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Samuel Massey and his brother - in - law, Duke William Glenn, first came to this Territory in February 1814 with Lt. Col Reuben Nash's Regt. South Carolina Volunteer Militia to help defeat the Creek Indians in the War of 1812. Samuel Massey returned to settle this land months before Alabama became a state on December 14, 1819. Samuel's son, William Duke Massey, married Ruth Reed, daughter of William 'Silver Billy' Reed. Born October 28, 1817, she was the first white girl born in Jefferson County.
 
Erected 2004 by Alabama Historical Association.
 
Location. 33° 40.374′ N, 86° 32.952′ W. Marker is near Clay, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Advent Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clay AL 35048, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wear Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Clay Community (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Cahaba Heart River of Alabama (approx. 4.2 miles away); Town of Margaret (approx. 4.3 miles away); Mount Calvary Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Trussville Furnace
Pioneer Massey Cemetery & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
2. Pioneer Massey Cemetery & Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); Trussville, Alabama (approx. 4.5 miles away); Cahaba Project (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clay.
 
More about this marker. Traveling on Interstate 59 in either direction, north or south, exit at Deerfoot Parkway exit number 143, then turn left onto Deerfoot Parkway. South of the I-59 on/off ramps, turn left onto Happy Hollow Road and travel 1.8 miles to Advent Circle. Turn left on Advent Circle and cross back over the interstate, just after the bridge look for a small paved road on the right. The cemetery is located about 300 yards up that small paved road. Note, there is a barrier across the entrance preventing vehicle access.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
Samuel Massey's Gravestone 1793-1829 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
3. Samuel Massey's Gravestone 1793-1829
Samuel Massey's Military Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
4. Samuel Massey's Military Marker
Ruth Massey's Gravestone (B) Oct 28, 1817 (D) Dec 27, 1872 image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
5. Ruth Massey's Gravestone (B) Oct 28, 1817 (D) Dec 27, 1872
William D. Massey's Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
6. William D. Massey's Gravestone
Below is William D. Massey's Military Marker: William D. Massey Pvt Ala State TRP Confederate States Army Jul 2, 1815 Jul 9, 1895
Pioneer Massey Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
7. Pioneer Massey Cemetery
Entrance Road off Advent Circle. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, November 28, 2009
8. Entrance Road off Advent Circle.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,179 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 4, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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