Elizabeth Massey

1780–1839 (Age 59)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Massey was born in 1780, in Virginia, United States, her father, John Massie, was 37 and her mother, Johanna Cook, was 35. She married Edward Terrell in 1799. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. She died in September 1839, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Elizabeth Massey
Edward Terrell
Marriage: 1799
Grace Session Terrell
William Terrell
Richmond Terrell
George Terrell
George Washington Terrell
James Terrell
Massey Terrell
Edward Terrell Jr.
William Terrell

Spouse & Children



+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1743–1830Male

  • Johanna Cook




  • Female1780–1839Female

  • Sarah Massey


  • Susannah Massey


  • Male1791–1862Male

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 0

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1796 · Tennessee Becomes a State

Age 16

On June 1, 1796, Tennessee became the 16th state.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in La Manche. This surname is preserved in the English place name Stondon Massey.3 English: from a pet form of Matthew .

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Terrell in entry for James Terrell and Leta May Kelly Or Kelley, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth Massey - Published information: death:
  • Massey Family Crest

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