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Rep. Zachary David Massey

Birthplace: Marshall, Madison County, North Carolina, United States
Death: July 13, 1923 (58)
Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, United States
Place of Burial: Shiloh Memorial Cemetery Pigeon Forge Sevier County Tennessee
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Hardy Massey; Robert Hardy Massey; Tempy A. Massey and Temperance Arena "Reana" Massey
Husband of Sally Josephine Massey
Father of Roy Hardee Massey; Buelah Pack; Blanche Massey; Constance Massey; Juanita Paine and 1 other
Brother of Stacy Elizabeth Brown; Stacey Elizabeth Brown and Laura Satina Conatser

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About Dr. Zachery D. Massey, US Congress


Zachary David Massey (November 14, 1864 - July 13, 1923) was an American politician that represented the 1st congressional district of Tennessee in the United States House of Representatives. Contents

Massey was born on November 14, 1864 in Marshall, North Carolina son of Robert Hardy and Tempa Arena Brown Massey. He attended the public schools. Career

Massey taught in the public schools of Marshall from 1882 to 1886. He married Sally Josephine Mullendore on November, 25 1886, and they had six children, Beulah, Roy, Blanche, Constance, Juanita, and Robert.[1] He studied medicine in the Louisville (Kentucky) Medical College and commenced the practice of his profession in Wears Valley, Tennessee in 1889. He moved to Sevierville, Tennessee in Sevier County in 1890.

During the Spanish-American War, Massey served as an assistant surgeon with The Sixth Regiment, United States Volunteer Infantry, also known as the "Sixth Immunes." The unit served its term of service in the continental U.S. and in Puerto Rico from 1898 to 1899.[2]

After Massey was the postmaster of Sevierville from 1899 to 1904; he then was a member of the Tennessee Senate from 1904 to 1906.[3]

Massey was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Walter P. Brownlow. He served from November 8, 1910 to March 3, 1911,[4] but he was not a candidate for renomination in 1910. He resumed the practice of medicine and also engaged in the real estate business. Death

On July 13, 1923, Massey died in Sevierville, Tennessee. He is interred at Shiloh Cemetery.


US Congressman. Elected to represent Tennessee's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1910 to 1911. Member of Tennessee State Legislature.


Zachary David Massey, educator, physician, and Tennessee legislator and congressman, was born at Big Pine, Madison County, the son of Robert Hardee and Rena Brown Massey. He spent the first twenty-two years of his life in North Carolina, where he attended public school in Marshall. From 1882 to 1886 he taught in the Madison County schools. In 1886 he enrolled in Louisville Medical College, Louisville, Ky., and after graduation in 1888 began a practice in Wear's Valley, Sevier County, Tenn. During 1889 Dr. Massey sometimes had a captive clientele, for he served as physician and surgeon to the Tennessee State Penitentiary. In the same year he became a captain and surgeon in the local Sixth U.S. Volunteer Infantry, and during the Spanish-American War (1898) he saw brief service as an assistant surgeon in the army.

From 1899 to 1904 Massey served as postmaster in Sevierville in Sevier County. A Republican, he became involved in East Tennessee politics and was elected in 1904 and 1906 to the state senate, where he represented the counties of Blount, Cocke, Hamblen, Jefferson, and Sevier. In November 1910, after the death of Congressman Walter P. Brownlow, Massey was elected to complete his unexpired term from 5 Dec. 1910 to 3 Mar. 1911. While in Congress he was appointed to the committee on weights, measures, and pensions and to the committee on pensions for retired veterans.

After completing Brownlow's term, Massey resumed his medical practice in Sevier County. During this time he became a member of the board of managers of the National Soldiers Home in eastern Tennessee. In 1922 he was again elected to the state senate but served in only one session prior to his death. He also was involved in real estate and was a member of the Baptist church and a Mason.

On 25 Nov. 1886 Massey married Sallie Mullendore, and they became the parents of five children: Roy, Wanita, Mrs. Charles C. Pack, Mrs. T. A. Wood, and Mrs. W. H. Wilson. He was buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Sevierville.

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Dr. Zachery D. Massey, US Congress's Timeline

November 14, 1864
Marshall, Madison County, North Carolina, United States
October 9, 1890
Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, United States
July 13, 1923
Age 58
Sevierville, Sevier County, Tennessee, United States
Shiloh Memorial Cemetery Pigeon Forge Sevier County Tennessee