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Nancy Ann Haskins

  • Born: 22 Oct 1837, Lawrence Co., Ohio
  • Marriage: Denison Massie on 12 Aug 1858 in Lawrence Co., Ohio
  • Died: 13 May 1914, Lawrence Co., Ohio at age 76
  • Buried: 17 May 1914, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Lawrence Co., Ohio

bullet   Cause of her death was Murdered: Throat Cut.


bullet  General Notes:

The 1900 Federal Census for Ironton, Upper Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio (ED# 84, page 107B) records Nancy A. Massie (Oct 1836-widow) living with daughter Mary Massie (July 1868) and daughter Orvilla Hopkins (July 1862-widow) and her husband Thomas J. Hopkins (Jan 1860) and their son Thomas D. Hopkins (July 1896) living at 58 South Fourth Street. Nancy is listed as running a boarding house It is of interest that she indicates she has had 5 children of which all 5 are still living, which of course implies that Williard (Grady) Massie (Haskins/Williams) is not her biological son.

The 1910 Federal Census for Mason Township, Lawrence Co., Ohio (ED# 85, page 253A) records Nancy A. Massie (79-widow) living with her children Wm. E. Massie (46), Robert J. W. Massie (44), and Mary A. Massie (42).

Nancy Ann Massie was brutally murdered at her home with two of her children, Robert and Mary Ann, by a disgruntle farm hand, Harley Beard, in May 1914. Harley was tried and convicted of the murders and executed in Dec. 1914. See general notes on her husband, Denison Massie, for extensive converge.

MASSIE, Nancy A. Death date: 5/13/1914, Lawrence County Volume #1373, Certificate #29275
Parents nameed as William Haskins and Rosa Soward


Nancy married Denison Massie on 12 Aug 1858 in Lawrence Co., Ohio. (Denison Massie was born circa 1834 in Lawrence Co., Ohio, died on 2 Apr 1889 in Lawrence Co., Ohio and was buried in Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery, Greasy Ridge, Mason Twp, Lawrence Co., Ohio.)

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