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Major Thomas Massie from New Kent County served in the American Revolution as aide-de-camp to General Nelson. In 1780, Massie married Sarah Cocke of Turkey Island. He helped finance Cyrus McCormick’s reaper, and promoted the Tye River and & Blue Ridge Turnpike. He was first magistrate of Nelson County and member of the General Assembly. … Read more
Patrick Cabell Massie received the plantation of 686 acres from his father in 1854. Three Springs stands on a knoll at the foot of a large hill and gives a view of the Tye River bottoms. The two-story house is of frame construction and it has fifteen rooms.
The house was built by William Massie for his son and his wife around 1861. The house at Snugdale is built in a T-floor plan, having four rooms and hall in the front part and two in the back. The small front porch has a plastered overhead, just as the inside of the building. This … Read more
Grace Church is the youngest of the group of three Episcopal churches in the Nelson parish. Built on land given by Susan C. Withers Massie in 1885, it was consecrated in 1889. The congregation traces its ancestry to old Jonesboro Free Church, 1812. Anderson, Boyd, Clarkson, Massie, Shelton, and Withers are family names of early … Read more