Transcribed by M. Carter
This Article Appeared In The Times
But Was Not Actually In Calís Column
OCTOBER 23, 1952
Red Boiling Springs,
Oct. 20, 1952
†††† The other Massey you referred to as Pleasant Masseyís son was John Massey, who married Catherine Gammon.† Their children were:† Anroe, married Andy Ethridge; Mary, married Sam Poteet; Craton, married George Hix; Jennie, married Tom Huddleston; Temple, married Sherman Hance; and one son, named Columbus, commonly called Lum Massey, who married Ella Whitley.
†††† John Massey lived on my fatherís place for several years, 20 or more.† He was a blacksmith and an ex-Union soldier in the Civil War.† He died near Rose Hill in this county.† I visited the man as long as he lived.† After leaving the creek, he bought a little place on which he later died.† I recall one incident.† I saw his sweet potato vines only about a yard long.† I thought it was poor chance for a crop out there in the Rose Hill section.† After he dug his potatoes, he had a nice lot of the largest potatoes I ever saw.† I remember that he left one, all winter, on his mantel over the fire which weighed seven pounds.† I decided that he had a better potato farm than we did on the creek.† I left home and went and waited on him for two weeks in his last days.
J. B. Hudson