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James Tillman Massey (abt. 1854 - 1896)

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James Tillman Massey
Born about in Mississippi, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Leake County, Mississippi, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Tunis, Burleson County, Texas, USAmap
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Profile last modified | Created 19 Apr 2015
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  • United States Federal Census. 1870. Mississippi. Leake County. Page 358a. Household of J. T. Massey.
  • United States Federal Census. 1880. Texas. Burleson County. Page 26b. Household of James Massey.
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910. "J. T. Massey". Burleson County, Texas. 1888-1894.
  • The Galveston Daily News. "Killing Near Tunis". 16 June 1896. Page 3.
  • The Galveston Daily News. "Department News". 27 June 1896.
  • Recollections of Dorothy Newby Lowry Scruggs (burial place next to wife).
  • Autosomal DNA Triangulation / Close Relationships: S. Massey. Paternally, DNA segments shared by descendants of James' grandfather and great-grandfather via different lines have been triangulated across FTDNA/23andMe/ Furthermore, great-grandchildren of James share significant DNA (96 cM over six segments) at with A392891, a descendant of James' brother, and some of these segments overlap the segments triangulated for earlier generations. A392891 is ranked under other descendants of Jacob Massey and Mary Jane Fisher in some of the great-grandchildren's match lists at Multiple matches to descendants of James' maternal grandparents are ranked with extremely high confidence at the "4th cousin" level at (Note that no triangulation has taken place for the Fisher side, though.)

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James is 20 degrees from Amy Gilpin, 19 degrees from Joshua Slocum and 15 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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