Casey Family


The name “Casey” originated from the Gaelic  name “O’Cathasaigh” or “Calesythe” over a thousand years ago (“O” meaning “of” and sometimes used, sometimes dropped).  The original meaning of the name was “dart-armed chief in battle.”  The Gaelic name mutated through the centuries.  After the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1169 it became “O’Casey”.  “Casey” was in use by 1490.

  One source says, “The Casey family is descended from the Ui Nialls (O’Neals) of Tyrone County in Ireland, through Cathasach, great-great-grandson of Baodun Ui Niall, 137th King of Ireland.”  (There was also a King MacNeill who ruled 428-463 and during whose reign St. Patrick converted many natives to Christianity). 
(For extra historical reading, see the book, Wars of the Irish Kings)              

Another source says that Princess Tamar "Tea Tephi", daughter of Zedekiah, King of Judah, married in 580 B.C. to King Heremon (ancestor of the Caseys), second Monarch of Ireland, who himself was a descendant of Milesius, King of Spain, whose mother was Scoto, daughter of Pharoah Nectonieus.  If this is correct, then the succeeding kings of Ireland were descended from the Jewish King David, and thus from Adam! [interesting reading indeed!]

O’Cathasach means “brave”, so the patronymic (Ui Cathasac) O’Casey, as applied to this branch means “sons of the brave.”  “During the early part of the 12th century the O’Casey clan had become of sufficient importance to be listed among the more prominent Irish clans.  They occupied a domain of no mean size in West Meath, Leinster Parish, Tyrone County, Ireland.  They were mostly herdsmen, farmers, and hunters, and considered very hospitable”  [source?].  (Tyrone County is located in Northern Ireland or Ulster district, therefore the Caseys were possibly English or Scotch Protestants; Leinster, however, is a district south of Ulster.)

Thomas Casey who came to Newport, Rhode Island by 1658 remembered that he was the orphaned son of parents killed in the Irish Massacre of 1641 “when so many of the Pale lost their lives”, and that his nurse rescuing him, carried him to England where kinsfolk reared him [3]. This "massacre" of 1641 appears now to have been a myth surrounding an Irish uprising intended to cause a backlash of English protestants against the Irish. The Caseys in this quote were evidently English Protestants living around Dublin in the English colony called The Pale, in the district of Leinster.  (Another Casey family history says they were Scotch-Irish.)
However, another source of Irish names says the Casey name (originally O’Cathasaigh) was from Limerick County and Cork County. The archaeological remains called "Casey's Lios" at Ballygunnermore indicate the residence of Caseys near Waterford. The so-called census of 1659 indicates that the name was then quite numerous in that county, but mainly in the southwestern corner of it; from the same source we learn that the O'Caseys—then usually called O'Cahassy—were, at that time, principally found in County Limerick and adjacent areas.

Brief history of Ireland:
    The various tribes of Ireland were first subdued by the Scots (probably becoming what was then known as the original Celts), then by invading Norsemen from the 700’s until 1014, and finally by English-Normans in 1169, after an Irish king asked for their help in keeping his throne.  These groups intermarried easily, especially since the Normans and the Celts shared the same Catholic faith, but they continued to be in subjection to the English and were treated harshly over the centuries, causing many uprising and rebellions.
    King Richard II of England knighted “four Irish chieftains of the clans of O’Neill, O’Connor, O’Brien, and MacMurrough in 1395 in a conciliatory gesture toward Ireland.” [2].  And by the time of the War of Roses (1455-85) “the authority of the English crown became limited to the area known as the English Pale, a small coastal district around Dublin and the port of Drogheda.” [2]                
    Henry VIII’s daughter, Mary I began colonization of Ireland by English settlers, a practice that Elizabeth I continued in the northern province of Ulster after an uprising led by Ulster chieftain Shane O’Neill (1530?-67).  Hugh O’Neill, the earl of Tyrone, won several victories but was later defeated by the English in 1603.  Munster and Ulster were laid desolate from the fighting and more inhabitants died from hunger than from war.
    During this time the Irish were still Gaelic-speaking and  refused to accept the new doctrines forced upon them by the Anglican church.  The area around Dublin called the Pale, where the English colony lived was English-speaking and governed by English laws.  “The greater part of Ireland outside the Pale wanted to remain Gaelic-speaking and Catholic” [1]. The following king, James I, confiscated the land in six counties of northern Ulster and “planted” a group of English and Scotch settlers.  The old Gaelic owners not only lost their lands but the English excluded them from schools, universities, and from practicing law.
    The next king, Charles I, offered some religious toleration because of his Catholic leanings, but the Puritans in Parliament were not so generous.  Therefore, “a conspiracy was formed in 1641 to seize Dublin and expel the English.  The Irish succeeded in driving the English settlers out of Ulster and committed many outrages.  English writers have estimated that at least 30,000 were put to death by the Irish, but this number is thought to be exaggerated; the Scottish in Ulster were, as a rule, spared” [2].  After Charles I was beheaded the Irish proclaimed his son, Charles II as king.  In 1649 Oliver Cromwell came to Ireland and regained  a great part of the land for the English.  “Cromwell’s name is the most hated in all Irish history.  Nearly the whole of the island was confiscated” [1]. Before Cromwell, Catholics owned about two-thirds of the land in Ireland.  After he died and Charles II was restored the throne, they had about one-third of the land.  
    The next king was James II.  He was strongly supported by the Irish because he was a Catholic, but he became so unpopular in England that the English called for his daughter, Mary and her husband, William to come from Holland and become the next rulers.  The Irish fought for James in 1689-90 and lost.  King William promised them freedom and security but Parliament changed the course: no Catholic could sit in Parliament, hold any office, have any say in government.  They could have no schools, no lands, no clergy, no churches, no votes, no elections, no arms.  Their commerce and industries were crushed by the English causing the “gradual economic decline of Ireland.  A large percentage of the population immigrated, the Roman Catholics to Spain and France and the Protestants to America” [2]
    Under Queen Anne (1702-1714) the Irish fared even worse, and under George I “unfair rents, famine and crop failure drove more thousands of Irish to America.  The strong tide of westward migration was to continue for about two hundred years” [1]. 
   
    This was the situation in Ireland that probably brought Abner Casey to America in 1726. He was probably Scots-Irish in northern Ireland and a Presbyterian, but they were also persecuted in the 1700's by the English Anglicans.  









Abner Casey

1st generation

ABNER BROOKS CASEY was born in 1700, maybe in Tyrone County, in northern Ireland.  No documentation has proved who the father of Abner Brooks Casey is. Some say, John or Aaron or Nicholas. Maybe he was the son of John Casey (b 1680, Tyrone, Ulster, N. Ireland) & Sarah Lnuk or Brooks.  His siblings may have been Peter Casey & Elizabeth Casey. (Some Casey researchers feel that Abner’s family was from Tyrone County in northern Ireland, but there were Caseys in other parts of Ireland, particularly in Limerick County and Cork County. Casey is an uncommon name in Tyrone County, so if he was from there, possibly his father moved there alone.)

  Beginning in 1610 Scottish people were settled in northern Ireland by the English crown to help bring the catholic country under protestant control.  By 1703 the English parliament began imposing Test Acts against not only Catholics but also Scottish Presbyterians.  This harsh treatment resulted in thousands of Scots-Irish (maybe 200,000-400,000) immigrating to America in the 1700s.  (See book: Born Fighting )

One story is that in about 1725 the two brothers, Peter and Abner Casey, came to America from Tyrone County, Ireland, possibly to escape political or religious persecution or economic suffering.  This second wave of Scots-Irish from northern Ireland was so large that even the Enlish Parliament was concerned.

They settled in the colony of Maryland near Baltimore in 1725.  Abner married Harriet “Hettie” Green, of Welsh descent, born in Baltimore, MD abt 1710.  They later moved to Hampshire Co., West Virginia, where brother Peter lived for the remainder of his life.
1730 Va, Md & Carolina
At right is a 1730 map of Carolina, Virginia & Maryland.

In 1735 the family may have moved to the James River in Virginia, then by 1738 to the Roanoke River (south-central Va.) in Roanoke County (now WV). All their children were born there. Their 4th son, Randolph, was supposedly named for a family friend. They had eight sons and one daughter between the years of 1726 and 1760 [This is a 34-year span, meaning that Hettie had her children between the ages of 16-50!]

Abner had five slaves. In 1760 (or 1748) the family moved to Spartanburg, SC and settled in Old District 96 which is now Newberry and Spartanburg counties in South Carolina. All the Casey sons were in the Revolutionary War from South Carolina. Randolph served under Francis Marion, the “Swamp Fox” of the Santee. Levi, was a Colonel of the South Carolina troops during the War. Moses, was a Captain in 1820-26.  

In 1790 the family was in Newberry Co., S.C.  A list of Justices of the Peace of Newberry Co. 1791-1800 included Abner Casey.  Abner was also on the 1st grand jury.    Abner died about 1786 in Newberry, S.C.; he might be buried in Whitmire Cemetery.
In 1800 there were Caseys in Spartanburg, Co., SC.  The family may have been members of a Baptist church there, possibly Mt. Tabor Baptist Church.  
Gen. Levi later represented Spartanburg, SC District, in the House of Representatives of the US Congress from 1802 to 1807. Levi granted land in 1783 in Whitmire County, Washington City, South Carolina, for a Casey Family Cemetery. Both father Abner and son Levi are buried there [another source says Levi is buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC].

One of Abner's famous descendants was Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). This is his line: Abner Casey, John Casey, William Casey, Margaret Casey Lampton, Jane Lampton Clemens, Samuel Clemens.

 CHILDREN: (This list varies a little from one family historian to another, so it’s not necessarily completely accurate.)

1. JESSE CASEY
Jesse was born 1726, Baltimore, Maryland. Jesse grew to manhood in Virginia. He married Phoebe ?. They lived in Greene Co, Ga between 1744-48. Two children were born there. He moved to Roane, Tn about 1750 where a couple more children were born, then later moved to Spartanburg, SC (District 96) where he died.  He fought all through the Revolutionary War (1775-1783).
Five Caseys: Aaron, John, Jesse, Moses, and Abner, are all recorded in the 1790 Census as heads of families in South Carolina. Jesse probably died between 1794 and 1800 (abt 1795), since he is not in the 1800 Census.
Children:
1a)    AARON CASEY, born 1742, is the first son of Jesse. He was born in Roanoke River Valley, Virginia. He married MARY "Polly" WAYNE, who was born in South Carolina in 1752. (She was a first cousin to "Mad Anthony Wayne," of Revolutionary War fame, who was an intimate friend of Benjamin Franklin.)  About 1800 Aaron moved to Georgia. Then in a few years, to Roane Co, Tn (near Knoxville). Mary died in 1845 (age 93) and is buried in Buffalo Cemetery, Newton County, AR., next to her grandson, Jesse E. Casey. Aaron & Mary had 6 children:
....1a1)    JESSE CASEY, b 1770, SC. Married Polly Ellison. Jesse had 53 acres on Cainy Creek, Roane Co, Tn. In 1817, Morgan Co was created from Roane Co, which included Crab Orchard Creek also called "Casey's Creek."
    In abt 1834, Jesse and his brother Abner led a wagon train of friends and relatives from Morgan Co, Tn, and headed west. There were 42 wagons in the train; and after crossing the Mississippi River, the train split up. Jesse and his son, Jesse E. Casey, went northwest to settle in Franklin Co Mo. The others continued on to settle on the Big Mulberry River now Johnson Co, AR., then on to Newton Co, AR., on the Buffalo River. children:
    •Ambler Casey, b 1791 McMinn Co, Tn; m Polly Ellison, 1809, Roane, Tn
    • Jesse Elax Casey, b 1797, Ga/Tn; m 10 Apr, 1817, in Roane Co. TN to Martha “Patsy” Coe; ch: Stephen (Newton Co, AR 1850-60)
....1a2)    ABNER CASEY, born abt 1766/80 in South Carolina. He married Elizabeth Bowen (b 1782). Abner moved to Roane Co, Tn.  
    •In 1811, Abner Casey posted bond for the marriage of William Pennalan to [his sister] Mary Casey in Roane Co, Tn.  
    •Abner Casey served as a Grand Juror in the July, 1812 term of the Roane Co, Tn court.  
    •In 1814 and 1815, Abner Casey is listed in Capt. Rogers Company Tax List as owning 200 acres of land situated on the Tennessee River in Roane Co, Tn.  
    •In August, 1815, Abner Casey is found on a list of voters in Roane Co, Tn.  
    •On June 8, 1816, Abner Casey sold 200 acres of land located on the Tennessee River to Abner Underwood in Roane Co, Tn.  
    •In 1830, Abner Casey (b 1780-90) was listed in the census of Rhea Co, Tn.  
    •On Sept 8, 1838, Abner Casey sold 160 acres of land located on Hurricane Creek to Thomas Bottom in Roane Co, Tn.  
    •Another Abner Casey lived in McMinn Co, Tn from 1829 to 1835.  There is a possibility that these two men were the same person.
    •Also, in 1823, there was an Abner Casey that was found on a tax list of Captain Pipers Company in Rhea Co, Tn.
    Abner & Elizabeth died between 1850-60 and are buried in Buffalo Cemetery, Newton Co, Ar.
    Children:
    • Levi Casey, b Apr 23, 1805, Tn/Ga; m Polly Haggard, Tn; d Jan. 10, 1859, Taney Co, MO.
    • Turner Franklin Casey, b July 8, 1805; m Sarah Ann Clark (b 1807 AR); ch: Christopher Columbus Casey (b 1827, Tn), Uriah R. Casey (b 1848 Johnson Co Ar; d 1912 Ar), Gen. Andrew Jackson Casey (b abt 1850 Johnson Co, Ar), & several daughters
    • Anthony Casey, b abt 1807, Ga
    • Susan Casey, b Oct 12, 1807
    • Marion Casey, b abt 1809
    • Uriah Casey, b abt 1811,
    • Mary Ann Casey, b Feb 26, 1813
    • Abner Ellsberry Casey, b 1820
    • Jesse Tipton Casey, b Oct. 31, 1824;
....1a3)    ANTHONY CASEY, b abt 1770, Spartansburg, SC
....1a4)    ALEXANDER CASEY, b abt 1782, Spartansburg SC
....1a5)    MARION CASEY, b abt 1784, Spartansburg, SC
....1a6)    MARY CASEY, b abt 1793, Spartansburg, SC; m 1811, Roane Co, Tn to William Pennalan
....1a7)    URIAH CASEY, b abt 1796, Spartansburg, SC
1b)    MARY CASEY, b abt 1744, Green Co, GA
1c)    JESSE CASEY, b abt 1746
1d)    JOHN CASEY, b abt 1748, Greene Co, Ga
1e)    MOSES CASEY, b abt 1750, Roane, Tn
1f)    ABNER CASEY, b abt 1752, Roane, Tn
....1f1)    JOHN CASEY, b 1782, SC; m Anna Turner (m abt 1804 Ga; d Greene Co, MO); ch?:
    • Jane Casey, b 1805, Ga
    • Hethey Casey, b may 29, 1807, Tn; m James Ellison
    • John Allen Casey, b abt 1819, Roane Co, TN; m Susan Cardwell
    • Elizabeth Ann Casey, b abt 1820; m Samuel R. Robinson (m 1844 Greene Co, MO)
    • Frances Mariah Casey, b abt 1822
    • Sarah Casey, b abt 1824
    • Clarissa E. Casey, b abt 1826
    • Susanne E. Casey, b abt 1828
    • Kizziah Casey, b abt 1830
    • Polly Ann Casey, b abt 1832


2. JOHN CASEY
John was born 1727, Baltimore, Maryland. Married Isabella Allison. Died after 1816, Spartanburg Co, SC
2a)    WILLIAM CASEY, b abt 1751, Baltimore, MD. He married Elizabeth Allison. He died about 1843, Autauga, AL. children:
    • Green Casey, b Adair Co, Ky
    • Randall Casey
    • Abner Casey
    • Isaac Casey
    • Thomas Casey
    • James Casey, b 1774
    • Jean Casey, b 1776; m William Stone
    • Robert Casey, b 1783
2b)    JOHN CASEY, b abt 1753, Adair Co, KY
2a)    JOSEPH CASEY, b abt 1749, Baltimore, Co, MD
2b)    MOSES CASEY, b abt 1755, Baltimore Co, MD
2c)    ALLISON CASEY, b abt 1757, Baltimore Co, MD
2d)    JENNY CASEY, b abt 1759, Baltimore Co, MD
2e)    SUSANNAH CASEY, b abt 1761, Baltimore Co, MD
2f)    JESSE CASEY, b 1763, Baltimore Co, MD; d 1860
2g)    MARY CASEY, b abt 1765, Baltimore Co, MD
2h)    CASANDER CASEY, b abt 1767, Baltimore Co, MD
2i)    ABNER CASEY (?Abner, son of John F. Casey migrated to Wayne County, TN then to Marshall County, KY with son Abner Jr.)


3. BENJAMIN CASEY
Benjamin was born Jan 27, 1730/1, Anne Arundel, MD. He married Julia Carson in 1753 in Va. He served in Revolutionary War. He probably died Apr 14, 1779, Camp Middlebrook, PA (or Frederick Co, Va). But in 1800 there was a Benjamin Casey in Charleston, Co, SC.  Children:
3a)    WILLIAM CASEY, b 1754, Frederick Co, Va (great-grandfather of Samuel Clemens)
3b)    JOHN CASEY, b abt 1756, Frederick Co, Va
3c)    NANCY CASEY, b abt 1758, Frederick Co, Va
3d)    SAMUEL CASEY, b abt 1760, Frederick Co, Va
3e)    JOSEPH CASEY, b abt 1762, Frederick Co, Va
3f)    AGNES NANCY CASEY, B 1767, VA; m Thomas Fletcher, 1785 in Lincoln Co, Va; Agnes d 1836, Thomas in 1849, both in Adair Co, Ky.

4. CHRISTOPHER CASEY
Christopher was born 1730-1754 in Newberry, SC; married in SC to Sarah Smith. He died Aug. 2, 1840 Cole Co, MO.
Children:
8a)    JOHN CASEY Sr, b Feb 11, 1775; m Drucilla Hill; d 8/19/1849; children
8b)    KEZIAH CASEY, b abt 1760; m Joseph T. Cooley; ch: Eveline, Elizabeth, Christopher Columbus
8c)    CHRISTOPHER CASEY, Jr.; ch: John


5. JAMES CASEY
James was born in 1733; married Nancy ? ; son: Jesse?


6. MOSES CASEY
Moses was born abt 1735; was captain of South Carolina troops in Revolutionary War.  He was in Spartanburg, Co, S.C. in 1800 & 1810. He married Abigail Pennington (sister of Randolph’s wife, Charity Pennington)


7. SARAH CASEY
SARAH was b abt 1735; m Philip Trapnal.


8. RANDOLPH CASEY [my ancestor]
Randolp h was born in 1737, on the Roanoke River in VA; he may have married about 1760 in Va or SC to Mary Jane Pennington (b ca 1745, parents unknown).  
   Randolph Casey is not listed in the DAR Patriot Index, even though 3 of his brothers were: Capt. Benjamin, Lt. Christopher, and Lt. Col. Levi.  However, Randolph seems to have had war service:
   He was a sergeant in the 2nd SC regiment, serving under Francis Marion. He and his brothers fought in the Revolutionary War with SC troops, and supposedly he was at the meeting when a British officer came to treat with Francis Marion and later said, "I have seen an American general and his officers, without pay, and almost without clothes, living on roots and drinking water; and all for LIBERTY! What chance have we against such men!"  (See also: The Life of General Francis Marion at right) Francis Marion became very famous about 25 years after the war when a book was written about him, and it seems like there were as many baby boys named Francis Marion as there were George Washington!
    Randolph did marry Charity Pennington, daug of Jacob (she's listed as wife in Randolph's will; if he married Mary Jane first, then he married Charity about 1788). [There is some doubt that he married Mary Jane.  This is based on an old manuscript written in 1876 by Lewis F. Casey, great-grandson of Randolph.  Lewis said that his sources were his grandmother, Nancy, wife of Abraham Pennington Casey, and also Gov. Zadok Casey, Abraham's brother.  Lewis said that their mother was Mary Jane Pennington, but there has been no other evidence and Zadok's mother could not have been Mary Jane.]
    Randolph raised his family in SC (from 1760 to about 1795).
    In 1796 they were in Green Co., GA where their youngest child, Zadok, was born.  
    About 1805-10 they moved to Sumner Co., TN.  He died in Smith/Macon Co., TN in 1813. 
Children:
Mary Jane's (I guess):
8a)     LEVI CASEY, b 1768, SC; m Mary Sherrel; moved to Ill, 1817; d Johnson Co., IL.
8b)     RANDOLPH CASEY, Jr., b 1769, SC; m Sallie Perkins; d Iowa  
8c)     ISAAC CASEY, b Apr 5, 1770, SC; m Elizabeth Mackey, 1788 moved to Barren Co, KY.  Moved to IL where she died 1834; he m 2nd Jemima Oard, 1836. He d 1854, Jefferson Co, IL.  
8d)     ABRAHAM PENNINGTON CASEY, b Nov 1, 1772, SC; m 1794, Nancy Baker; d 1841, Oregon Co, MO;  ch:
8e)     REBECCA CHARITY CASEY, b abt 1775, SC; m 1st Erasmus Noble [I have heard that there is a will of Erasmus' out there, but I haven't seen it]; m 2nd William DePriest; d Jefferson Co, IL abt 1834.  Ch: Lucinda NOBLES, Green, Isaac C., & Charity DePRIEST.
Charity’s:         
8i)     NANCY CASEY, b 1788.  She was not mentioned in Randolph's will.  She married John Dotson about 1810 in Smith Co, TN.
8f)     HIRAM CASEY, b 1789, SC; m 1807 Catherine DePriest; d 1828 (age 39) Hardeman Co, TN.
8g)     SAMUEL CASEY, b 1793; m Ruth Gilbert; d 1850, Jefferson Co, IL.  
8h)     ZADOK CASEY, b 1796, GA; m 1815, TN to Rachel King; moved to IL 1817; was Lt. Governor of IL in 1830; d 1862 in Caseyville, IL.


9. Hon. LEVI CASEY
General Levi Casey was born 1749 (DAR says b SC); married Elizabeth Duckett (b 1759 Md; d Dec 1, 1839, Lauderdale Co, AL). 
He is listed in the DAR Patriot Index as:
"Casey, Levi, b 1749 SC, d 2-1-1807 DC, m Elizabeth Duckett, Lt.Col. SC,  PS (patriotic service)"
In the Revolutionary War he was a Lieutenant, then a Colonel of South Carolina troops, and finally a Brigadier-General, commanding the brigade consisting of the Laurens and Newberry regiments.  He commanded a company at the attack on Savannah, and distinguished himself at Rocky Mount, King’s Mountain, Hanging Rock, Musgrove’s Mills, Fishing Creek, Blackstocks, and Cowpens. 

After the fall of Charlestown, the British authorities considered South Carolina as being under British control, and some of the rebels even went to the British camp and sought protection.  Levi and others would have no part in it as they were staunch patriots of the American cause and would take any risk.

South Carolina was the setting of more battles during the American Revolution than any other state.


  
After the War he got interested in politics and served as a tax collector, and as a commissioner to divide the 96th district in 1783.  He was a member of South Carolina state senate, 1781-82 & 1800-02; justice of  Newberry County Court in 1785; state court judge, 1785; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1786-88, 1792-95 & 1798-99.
In 1790 & 1800 census he was in Newberry Co, SC.
In 1802 he was elected as a Republican to serve in the US House of Representatives  (the 8th and 9th Congresses) from SC 7th District (Abbeville, Laurens &Newberry districts) and served from March 4, 1803, until his death in 1807. He was elected to the 10th Congress before the close of the 9th Congress, but he died Feb. 1 (or 3 or 15), 1807, during his term of office in Washington D.C. and was buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Georgetown.  Then in 1809 he was moved to the Union (or Congressional) cemetery in Washington D.C.   

Levi's children:
9a)    SINA CASEY, b abt 1778, Newberry, SC
9c)    ELIZABETH CASEY, b abt 1780, Newberry, SC
9b)    NANCY CASEY, b abt 1790, Newberry, SC
9d)    JOHN A. CASEY, b abt 1792, Newberry, SC
9e)    LEVI CASEY, Jr. “Ole Flynn”, b abt 1794, Newberry Co, SC; m Chloe Hill in Ky; she died in Warren Co, Ky.
9g)   JACOB DUCKETT CASEY, b Nov. 23, 1796, Newberry, SC; m 1st Charity Whitmire (1801-38); moved to Alabama 1833; m 3rd 1840 in Lauderdale, AL to Sarah Frances Lucas (1819-51); Jacob died June 11, 1853, Lauderdale, AL.
9f)    SAMUEL OTTERSON CASEY, b 1801, Newberry, SC; m Rachel Lawson (1826-72); d 1866; CH:
9h)   HETTIE CASEY, m James Ellison


10. NANCY CASEY
Nancy was born 1761; married ? Pickett (Aaron?)

11.   WILLIAM CASEY
It's questionable whether William was a son of Abner. He was supposedly born in NC, while the rest of the children were born in VA or SC.


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