MASSEY, JOHN, 1834-1918


Teacher; college president. Born– December 16, 1834, Choctaw County, Ala. Parents– Drury and Vashti (Gorham) Massey.  Married Fredonia A. Taylor, 1866; married Elnora Frances Dallas, 1873. Education– University of Alabama, A.B., 1862; A.M., 1875; honorary LL.D., University of Alabama, 1879. Served as adjutant, 1st Battalion, Hilliard’s Legion, CSA. Taught at University of Alabama, 1864-1865; Choctaw County, 1865-1866; president, Centenary Institute, 1864-1875; Mobile, 1874-1876; president, Alabama Conference Female College (now Huntingdon College), Tuskegee, 1876-1909. Served as member of the Board of Education, Methodist Episcopal Church, South; Board of Education of the Alabama Conference; member of the National and Southern Education Associations; president, Alabama Education Association, 1894-1895.  Died April 22, 1918.


Marquis who’s who online; Memorial Record of Alabama, Vol. 2.


Reminiscences, Giving Sketches of Scenes Through Which the Author Has Passed and Pen Portraits of People Who Have Modified His Life. Nashville; Publishing House of the M.E. Church, South, Smith & Lamar, Agents, 1916.