Thanks so much for the information. I don't find any Holley names in my own files, but I do find the following in a GEDCOM that I downloaded pertaining to some of my Massey relatives. It says:
Elizabeth Jane Holley 28 Feb 1838-25 Dec 1923
m. 3 Feb 1855 Alabama
I don't see a Massey connection to this couple in the file.
Now it is possible that your Charlotte Massey was one of my kin. I just don't have it.
I know that my GGG-Grandparents were:
Nathaniel Dudley Massey b. GA m. Ruth A. Smith
26 Dec 1843 in Talbot, GA.
This couple moved on to Barbour Co, AL by abt 1852 and were in Barbour Co in 1860. Nathaniel died during the Civil War.
His widow was in Franklin Co, TX in 1880. She states in her widow's pension application (9 Aug 1899) that she had lived in Franklin Co, TX for 24 yrs. Her PO address was at Purley.
1880 United States Federal Census
Franklin Co, Texas
ED34 Page 454 Lines 36-39
26 June 1880
Massey Ruth W F Age 54 Widow Keeping House GA GA GA
J. L. Son W M Age 25 Single Farmer AL GA GA
Ida Daughter W F Age 20 Single At Home AL GA GA
Mary Daughter W F Age 14 Single At Home AL GA GA
I don't know where Ruth was in 1870. Two of her sons were in Davis (Cass) Co, TX in 1870.
Nathaniel and Ruth had 9 children.
I know that my maternal grandfather descended from these Masseys. He was a McDonald and was b. in Franklin Co, TX
at Mt. Vernon in 1893.
Nathaniel and Ruthie Massey's children married: Draper, Singleton, Little, Stamps, Moore, Lominack, Hardman, Brady, Johnson, Sexton.
If any of this sounds familiar to you, I will be glad to share what I have.