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40th Alabama Infantry (CSA)
Ancestor Info
Name: William Elbert MasseyRank: Private Company:

This is my gg grandfather (1833-1873). His father was Darling S. Massey (1806-1836). WEM's wife was his 1st cousin Martha Jarome Massey. One of William E. Massey's son's was James Moore Massey (my g grandfather). One of JMM's daughters was Martha Isobel Massey (my grandmother). WEM is buried in Perry Co.,AL in a Massey family cemetery with a CSA grave stone with 8th Ala Inf. and Chaplin marked on it. He lived at Radfordville, AL when he enlisted. He originally enlisted in 40th Reg. Ala. Vol. (Col. Colman) 10/16/1862 (by W.B. Livingston) and discharged from it 11/28/1862. He enlisted in the 8th Inf 2/16/1863 in Marion,AL as a PVT. Appt. Chaplin 11/10/1863. (In 1860 he was studying for the ministry at Howard College, Marion, AL). Was at Chancellorsville 5/3/1863. Absent sick, Gettysburg, July 2-3,1863 and Bristow Station, Oct.14, 1863. He survived the war but was murdered by a Dr. Moses H. Daniel in Perry County, AL.

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Contact Name: James B. Robertson
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