William MassaWILLIAM MASSA
1 stTENNESSEE MOUNTED INFANTRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 22 April 1831 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 31 January 1891 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Boiling Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Adam and Margaret Guriah (Smith) Massa

1st Married: Sarah Thomas on 7 Dec 1851 in White County, Tennessee
Born: 8 October 1834 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 12 June 1874 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Boiling Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents:

Children:

  1. May Tennessee "Tennie" Massa
  2. Saphronia Massa
  3. Green B. Massa
  4. Maniza Massa
  5. William Travis "Trave" Massa
  6. Susannah Massa
  7. Ammon D. Massa
  8. John Gllium Massa
  9. Alexander Haywood Massa

2nd Married: Dorinda Burgess Lollar on 8 January 1876 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Born: 1 January 1842 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 11 December 1916 in Putnam County, Tennessee
Buried: Boiling Springs Cemetery, Putnam County, Tennessee
Parents: Charles and Margaret "Peggy" (McBride) Burgess
Widow of: Isaac Lollar

Children:

  1. John Massa
  2. Adavil Massa
  3. Haywood Massa
  4. Loranzo Dillard Massa
  5. Norman Massa
  6. Oakley D. Massa
  7. Ader Massa

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother-in-law: Charles Lafayette Burgess - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA

MILITARY INFORMATION

1 stTennessee Mounted Infantry
Company C

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Corporal
  • Age: 35
  • Enlisted 2 Oct 1863 at Carthage
  • Enlistment - 31 Dec 1863: Present
  • Jan & Feb 1864: Promoted from Private to 8th Corporal
  • Mar - Jun 1864: Present
  • Mustered Out: 31 Dec 1864 at Carthage
  • Promoted to Corporal 13 Apr 1864

US PENSION APPLICATION

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 92
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 50
  • 1870 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 160
  • 1880 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 110B

OBITUARY

Putnam County Herald
14 December 1916
Vol. XIV, No. 50, Page 1
MRS. DORINDA MASSA - The death angel visited this section and claimed for its victim Mrs. Dorinda Massa. She died Dec. 11 and was buried Dec. 12 at the Boiling Springs cemetery. She leaves seven children, thirty-eight grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn their loss, the children being Norman and Oakley Massa of Cookeville, Dillard Massa, Mrs. Jim Lollar, Mrs. Lizza Rice, Mrs. Oma Howell and Mrs. Adiville Howell all near Baxter. Grandma was a devoted Christian, having belonged to the Missionary Baptist church for about forty years. She was loved by everybody who knew her. She went to Cookeville Sunday, Dec. 10 and died next morning. We never know when we will have to leave this world. The thing for us to do is to be ready. Some of these days I will meet my dear grandmother in a world where no parting or sorrow ever comes. She was 74 years, 11 months, and 11 days old. -- A GRAND-DAUGHTER

ADDITIONAL DATA

PHOTO

Dorinda Massa

Dorinda (Burgess) Massa

 

Photo Source: Burgess History, The TN Pioneer, Page 180