I have a John Massey in Fairfax Co., VA in 1782.Then in 1789 there is a J. Massey, T. Massey and (I think) S. Massey in Fairfax, taxables in the same household. That same year and in 1797 John Massey was living in the area that is now Arlington.
I believe that T. Massey is Thomas Marcey, who married Elizabeth Richards in 1792.Thomas and Elizabeth lived in Georgetown DC and had several children.I believe that S. Massey is Samuel Marcey, who is the father of most of the Arlington Co. Marceys.There are two William Marceys in Arlington in the early 1800s, and I believe the older one is the son of Thomas.He does not live right by the others, who are sons of Samuel.
I have not found any Josephs.
I don't know where John Massey came from before Fairfax Co.There are so many Massey/Massie/Marcey (with many spelling variations!)lines around the state that I haven't found a connection yet.