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
Cemetery Index
Cumberland County Homepage
June 10th, 2000