Nathaniel Massey

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Nathaniel Massey

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Death: October 17, 1739 (60)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Massey
Husband of Rebecca Massey
Father of Nathaniel Massey; John Massey; Daniel Massey; Samuel Massey and Rebecca Massey
Half brother of John Massey; Thomas Massey; Jeffrey Massey; Thomas Massey; Sarah Ward and 1 other

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About Nathaniel Massey

John Massey Sr., Nathaniel's father, operated the Tavern Ferry and a small inn for travellers for twenty years.  In 1711, a year after John Sr. died, John Jr. "conveyed unto his brother, Nathaniel, the grantor's interest in half of the  ferry from Salem, in partnership with Roger Haskins."  (Essex Deeds, Bk. 23, Pg. 8)

It is unclear how long Nathaniel operated the tavern and the inn.  It is clear that there was pressure from the townspeople in Salem to build a bridge and do away with the Ferry.  When the pressure started in earnest is not clear, but it culminated in the construction of the Salem-Beverly Bridge in 1788, many years after Nathaniel took over operations. 


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Nathaniel Massey's Timeline

Salem, Massachusetts, United States
July 18, 1709
Age 30
Salem, MA, USA
August 31, 1712
Age 33
Salem, MA, USA
August 5, 1714
Age 35
Salem, Rockingham, NH, USA
June 25, 1716
Age 37
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
October 14, 1719
Age 40
Salem, MA, USA
October 17, 1739
Age 60
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States