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Thomas S. Vassey (1811-1892) Family & Descendants

Updated November 9, 2000

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Thomas S. Vassey (1811-1892) and his wife Manerva Amos (1817-1907) married Oct 25, 1835 in Rutherford Co., NC and moved to Cherokee Co., SC in 1850 where they raised 13 children. The family attended the nearby State Line Baptist Church. Thomas was a cotton farmer and also raised a large garden for his family.

Much confusion exists over the various spellings of the family surname. Spellings of Vassey, Vaysy, Vasy, Vasse, Vayse, Vasey, Vaysee, Vasa and Vaysa are found on the list of his children in Thomas' family bible. His father and grandfather apparently used Vasser! Consistency in the family's spelling of the surname did not evolve until after 1900. Thomas' son David Landrum used Vassy as do all of his descendants. Other sons used Vassey as do all of their descendants (guess which branch I belong to?).

My current VASSEY Family Descendant Tree totals 2,400 individuals, primarily in SC, NC, GA & TN. This web site cannot handle such a large file; however the tree is available for viewing, printing, and GEDCOM downloading at the Vassey Family Tree--2,400 Individuals link in the RELATED LINKS section below.

A link to my Dad's Speer Family Web Site is given below.

An 8 page VASSEY Family Newsletter is provided below for viewing and printing--see Vassey Newsletter in the RELATED FILES section below.

Anyone related to this family should contact me. Anyone with corrections or additions should send their updates to me for inclusion in the database and the next newsletter.

Family members are welcome to join our online 'family gathering' on our VASSEY R US Web Page. Contact me for details.

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