Friday, March 20, 2009

Cravey - McCravey

These details tie into Edward Larls Massey's wife Lila Mae Thomas.
Lila was the daughter of William Marion Thomas and Lena Cravey.


From: Elizabeth Cravey Hughes
Date: 06 May 2000

Hi to all Cravey/McCravey researchers (and also those by any other name variant),

I checked the messages traffic at for names of those doing research on the Crave/McCravey family. That's how I came up with your address.

I wanted to let you know of the CRAVEY mailing list now operating on Rootsweb. We welcome queries on any of the variants of this surname, thinking that we all probably have a common ancestor.

If you are interested, please send an e-mail to with a single word, Subscribe, in both the subject line and the body of the post. This will get you signed up for the :List" format of the mailing list, which simply sends you a message anytime one is posted.

If you prefer the "Digest" format of the mailing list, in which a number of messages are compiled as attachments to on e-mail, send you request to, again with the single word, Subscribe, in both the subject line and body of the message.

I hope no one is offended by my "harvesting" your names from the GenForum site. My only intent was to let you know of the existance of the Cravey family mailing list on Rootsweb. I assure you, you are not on any sort of "spam" list. If you aren't interested, just don't reply, and I promise to not bother you again.

If you are interested, please let your family correspondents know about the CRAVEY mailing list and how to sign up. If you have any problems, please contact me personally.

Elizabeth Cravey Hughes

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Raymond Leveritt Massey (1922-2001) said that his middle name was the name of a school teacher that his parents knew.

Leveritt's father was born in Collin County, Texas and there are several "Leverett" family members in the county records deed index (Jan 1, 1846 to Dec 31, 1911). Could this be the connection?