My family is from Center, TX and I am trying to document our family history.
Unfortunately the farthest I can get back on my father's side is to my great great grandfather, William Eugene Massey. He was born in Louisana in 1872 but moved to East Texas at some point before 1900, where he had four children. One of those was a son, my great grandfather named Johnnie T. Massey. Johnnie T was the husband of Lola Ruth Massey(Hunter) and father of Dorris Massey(Parker), Johnnie Ruth Massey(Brown), and Cecil Edgar Massey.
I do not know and cannot seem to be able to find out who William Eugene Massey's parents are. Does anyone have any idea how I might be able to find out? I know he was born on 18 Sept 1872 and died on 25 Dec, 1961 in Center, Texas. He married Frances "Fannie" Virginia Thomas of Natchitoches, Louisiana on 18 Nov 1897. The marriage occurred in Shelby County, Texas.
Thanks for the help.