Historic Markers Across Alabama

Pioneer Massey Cemetery

Marker ID: AHA 
Location: Marker can be reached from Advent Circle, Clay, Alabama
County: Jefferson
Coordinates: N 33° 40.374    W 086° 32.95
  33.6729    -86.54916666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


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.

End of Pioneer Massey Cemetery