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Label
1770-1831
Inclusive dates
1770-1831
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1770-1831, of Thomas Massie of Nelson County, Virginia. Includes accounts, correspondence, deeds, receipts, and wills. Of note is a deed for land in Frederick County, Virginia; receipt for the sale of a slave; and the will of Thomas Massie
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Biographical or historical data
Thomas Massie was born 22 August 1747 in New Kent County, Virginia, to William Massie (1718-1751) and Martha Macon Massie (d. 1759). After his father’s death, Massie’s mother married Richard Bland (1710-1776) of Prince George County. Bland saw to Massie’s and his brother’s education and entered them in William & Mary College. Massie left William & Mary in 1763 to run his estate. When the American Revolution began, Massie was appointed a captain in the 6th Virginia Regiment and saw action at the battles of Long Island, Monmouth, and Rhode Island. Appointed a major in the 2nd Virginia Regiment 20 February 1778, Massie retired to Virginia in the Spring of 1779, subject to recall to duty if necessary. While in Virginia, he married Sarah Cocke (1760-1838) of New Kent County, 11 April 1780. Massie served as aide to General Thomas Nelson (1738-1789) who commanded the Virginia militia, and was at Yorktown, Virginia, when the British surrendered. After the war, Massie relocated with his wife to Frederick County, Virginia, where his sons, Thomas (1782-1864), Henry (1784-1841), and William (1795-1862) were born. Massie relocated his family one last time in 1803, settling in a part of Amherst County, Virginia, which later became Nelson County. A successful planter and shrewd businessman, Massie operated a large plantation, a mill and stills. He died 2 February 1834.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
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(microform)
Note
  • This reel also includes the George Mason Papers, 1771-1785
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
1
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001524177
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reel.

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