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AMBLER CASEY (1)
Ambler Casey (born 1790) is the oldest proven ancestor of the authors. According to the 1964 manuscript by George and Abner Casey, Ambler Casey is the son of Jesse Casey (born 1768) and grandson of Aaron Casey (born 1748). Both a Jesse Casey and Ambler Casey lived in Roane County, Tennessee from 1810 to 1820. Other than family traditions and these geographic associations, there is no proof that Jesse Casey is the father of Ambler Casey and this connection is considered highly speculative. Since this connection (via the Casey manuscript by George and Abner Casey) is so widely distributed and has been claimed by so many Casey researchers, this author feels compelled to actively discredit this ancestry as it should be done by others. The following section is reproduction of the manuscript for the sketch of Jesse Casey (entire sketch is included) as shown by George and Abner Casey, followed by commentary on its possible derivation:
JESSE CASEY (152-36). Jesse Casey, son of Aaron Casey, was born in South Carolina about 1768. It is likely he spent a few years in Georgia between 1800 and 1810. He married in South Carolina and we find the family in Roane County, Tennessee as early as 1809. About 1834, the family moved to Missouri and two years later, to Newton County, Arkansas. We do not know the name of Jesse Caseys wife, but they were the parents of two children that we know of: Ambler Casey (410-152) and Jesse Casey, Jr. (411-152).
Comments on George and Abner Caseys stating that the father of Jesse Casey is Aaron Casey (of South Carolina where Jesse Casey was born). The manuscript of George and Abner show the following concerning the family of Aaron Casey - the children of Aaron and Mary Wayne Casey were: Abner Casey, Jesse Casey, Alexander Casey, Anthony Casey, Uriah Casey and Mary (Polly) Casey. However, there is primary documentation (estate records) that establish this family as 100 % incorrect. The estate records of Aaron Casey (1825 to 1831) and the subsequent estate records of his wife Sarah Casey (1828 to 1831) show an entirely different family. The estate papers of Aaron Casey (no will found) show the following: Wife - Sarah Casey (in relinquishment of adminstrative duties she states that she was the widow of Aaron Casey); Sons - James Casey and Moses Casey (testimony of Abigail Casey); Distributions to widow and six legatees which indicates six children (distribution papers); Children - Nancy Gambrel, Barbary Casey and William Casey (distribution papers); Aaron Casey died in 1825 (testimony of W. L. Waters); Brother - Moses Casey (testimony by brother, Moses Casey); Negro slaves - Isom and Dick (Inventory of estate). Although six children are declared in Aaron Caseys estate, only five can be determined (the estate of Sarah Casey indicates sixth child to be Levy Casey). The estate papers of Sarah Casey present perfect match: Daughters: Barbary Casey and Nancy Gambrell, Sons: Moses Casey, William Casey, James Casey and Levy Casey (all shown in will); Grandson, Moses Casey, son of William Casey (distributions in 1831); Son-in-law, Washington Gambrell (applied for administration of will); Negro slave - Isom (sale return).
Additional primary documentation support the estate records Aaron and Sarah Casey and no primary documentation support the Aaron Casey family as presented by George and Abner Casey. In 1793, Sarah Casey witnessed a deed of neighbor, Spencer Bobo (no such documentation has been found linking Aaron Casey to wife named Mary or Polly). Numerous census records establish that Aaron Casey was born between 1755 and 1765 (according to George and Abner Casey, Aaron Casey would have to be between three and thirteen years old when his son Jesse Casey was born in 1768). It is more probable that Aaron Casey would be a brother or a cousin of any Jesse Casey that was born in 1768. The 1830 census records indicate that the wife of Washington Gambrell (assumed to be Nancy Casey) was born between 1800 and 1810 (Aaron would have been 52 to 62 years old at the time of Nancys birth). The earliest documentation of any Aaron Casey in military records that stated he served after the fall of Charlestown (which ocurred in May of 1780). This suggests no documentation of Aaron Casey until he was 32 years old yet many other Casey men can be found in South Carolina earlier than that date. They only remote chance would require that there be two Aaron Caseys (primary documentation provides no evidence of this) or that Aaron had two families by two different wives (the earlier family being omitted from probate records). Census records indicate that Aaron Casey may have been the father of additional sons, however, a more likely scenario would be other relatives were living with Aaron during the time.
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Comments on George and Abner Casey stating that the birthdate of Jesse Casey was 1768. The birthdate of Jesse Casey (born 1768) was probably an approximation based on the birthdate of his father, Aaron Casey (born 1748) and his son, Ambler Casey (born 1785). This means that Jesses father would have to be 20 when Jesse was born and Jesse was only 17 when his oldest son, Ambler Casey was born. Obviously, this should raise a red flag as this is a pretty aggressive time between generations (but possible). To give George and Abner Casey a break, it is now known that Ambler Casey was actually born around 1790, this it would make Jesse Casey 22 years old when Ambler was born. But the birthdate of Jesse Casey has very little room for variance and was probably derived in this fashion.
Comments on George and Abner Casey stating that moved to Roane County, Tennessee as early as 1809. This date and geography was probably derived from the marriage of Ambler Casey to Polly Ellison which took place in 1809 in Roane County, Tennessee. Comments on George and Abner Casey stating that Jesse Casey moved to Missouri and later to Newton County, Arkansas. This family movement is surely based on the movement of Jesse E. Casey (his middle initial is not stated in this sketch) as shown in the book, Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region, published in 1894 by Goodspeed. This book contains a sketch on the son of Jesse E. Casey (his middle initial is not stated in this sketch), Anthony Casey. This book states that Anthony Casey was: a product of Tennessee, born in Morgan County, in 1826 and remained in that State until about eight years of age, when he came with his parents, Jesse and Martha (Coe) Casey, to Franklin County, Missouri. About two years later, the parents came to Johnson County, Arkansas, where they resided about five years and then moved to Newton County, Arkansas, making their home at the head of the Hudson River. There, Mr. Casey purchased a farm and passed the remainder of his days, dying in 1863." It appears that George and Abner Casey obtained this widely available book from a secondary source many facts were not included in their version: They omitted the residence of Morgan County, Tennessee in 1826; it was Franklin County, Missouri (not just Missouri), they omitted the move to Johnson County, Arkansas in 1836 (they show a direct move to Newton County, Arkansas in 1836), the date of the move to Newton County, Arkansas was around 1841 (another omission) and they omitted the death date of Jesse E. Casey in 1863.
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It should be noted that Jesse E. Casey was found in the 1830 census of Morgan County, Tennessee and the 1850 census of Newton County, Akansas. It is uncertain where Jesse E. Casey lived between these two censuses. Census records and Civil War pension records imply that Jesse E. Casey may have lived in Georgia for brief period. There is no documention that the older Jesse Casey ever left Roane County, Tennessee. All later documentation (1830 and later) is believed to be Jesse E. Casey, specially the Morgan County, Tennessee census records that are Jesse E. Casey (by ages listed in the census of he and his family). George and Abner Casey, took the migration of Jesse E. Casey and applied this migration to his father, the older Jesse Casey. It should also be noted that there are around twenty documents where a Jesse Casey was found in Roane County, Tennessee and Morgan County, Tennessee that were not mentioned in the George and Abner Casey manuscript (but this line was not closely related to their Casey line). Also, there was a Jesse Casey in Rhea County, Tennessee in 1813 and Morgan County, Tennessee and Morgan County, Tennessee in 1830 which were also not discussed by George and Abner Casey. There has been no documentation found of any Jesse Casey in Missouri as well (although according to the Goodspeed book, Jesse was only there for two years).
George and Abner Casey stated that the older Jesse Casey had another son, Ambler Casey. Ambler Casey is well documented in Roane County, Tennessee and McMinn County, Tennessee up to 1840 and no documentation has been found for this Ambler Casey after 1840. Again, around twenty documents have been found concerning Ambler Casey in Roane County, Tennessee and McMinn County, Tennessee that were not covered in the George and Abner Casey manuscript (but this line was not closely related to their Casey line).
Comments on George and Abner Casey stating that Jesse Casey was the father of two children, Ambler Casey and Jesse Casey, Jr. This is obviously the most important fact contained in the sketch. The primary source for this connection probably also comes from the widely available book, Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region, published in 1894 by Goodspeed. After a colorful biography on Jesse E. Casey (his middle initial is not stated in this sketch), this book continues: His father, Jesse Casey, was of Irish origin and served in the Revolutionary war. To date, no Casey researcher has found any proof of any Jesse Casey with Revolutionary War service. George and Abner Casey never presented any sources for these family connections and this author has copies of numerous letters from both George Casey and Abner Casey where they continually presented the same lineage. Many researchers requested their sources, but they failed to share that information with any of their fellow Casey researchers. Their manuscript and letters contain many source references that are still circulating today, but they provide almost no proof (primary or secondary sources) for most of the linkage of the Casey families. It is this authors guess that George Casey and Abner Casey first discovered the connection presented in the Goodspeed book, thus making the connection between Jesse E. Casey and his father, Jesse Casey (of Irish origin). They were probably next contacted by descendants of Ambler Casey who wished to connect their line to George and Abner Caseys research. Some descendant of Ambler Casey or Jesse E. Casey probably suggested the possible connection and this speculation became todays family history.
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The children of Jesse Casey, father of Aaron Casey, shows a very simple (and highly speculative) approach to family history research. The linkage of this family appears to be based solely on the 1790 census. George and Abner Casey state: Aaron, Jesse, Moses and William were enumerated in Spartanburg County, South Carolina at the time of the 1790 census. John was enumerated in Edgefield County and Abner was enumerated in Laurens County. This is the exact same list of Casey men that listed just above as the children of Jesse Casey. This implies that the basis of linking the siblings of these Casey men was solely based on the 1790 census. It should be noted that George Casey was in his 80s and early 90s when he wrote most of the Casey researchers. George complained of failing health but spent many tedious hours attempting to share their research with others. They served as a clearing house for Casey research and compiled many descendants of the Abner Casey and Elizabeth (Bowen) Casey line as well as many other lines. It is unfortunate that they also attempted to tie all these lines together and literally created our family history as most Casey researchers claim today. We should all be grateful for this earlier work but too many Casey researchers want to take the easy way to claim more Casey ancestors by trying to validate the research of George and Abner Casey prior to 1850.
This author will no longer participate in that approach and will no longer attempt to research earlier Casey generations that may or may not be connected. This researcher will continue to try to tie up the many loose ends for the Casey families that lived in the area where my Casey ancestors are known to have resided: Roane County, Tennessee and McMinn County, Tennessee, northwestern Arkansas and south central Missouri. About one-third of the Caseys in these areas can now be tied to three lines: Ambler Casey and Polly (Ellison) Casey, Abner Casey and Elizabeth (Bowen) Casey and Jesse E. Casey and Patsy (Coe) Casey. Future research will concentrate on Henson Casey, Susan (Casey) Dotson, John and Anna Casey and other Casey lines that lived near these families. No longer in this list is Moses Casey and Elizabeth (Coe) Casey, thanks to researchers that focus on links that can be proven (such as Mary E. Casey). The line of Moses Casey and Patsy (Coe) Casey has now been connected to Ambler Casey with reasonable certainty (although this auther would like to further strengthen the connection if possible).
The 1830 and 1840 censuses of McMinn County, Tennessee indicate that Ambler Casey was born between 1790 and 1800. Because Ambler Casey married in 1809, Ambler Casey was probably born around 1790 (Ambler would still only be nineteen at his marriage taking the earliest date allowed in the census). According to the Marriage Records of Roane County, Tennessee, 1801 - 1855, Ambler Casey married Polly Ellison in Roane County, Tennessee. On September 30, 1809, John Dotson signed as Surety for their marriage bond.
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Ambler Casey lived in Roane County, Tennessee from 1809 to 1821. The History of Roane County, Tennessee, 1801 - 1830" shows that Ambler Casey signed as the Surety on the marriage bond for Thomas Richardson and Elizabeth Ellison, dated August 1, 1811. Elizabeth Ellison could be the sister of Polly (Ellison) Casey. The Tax Lists of Roane County, Tennessee, 1814 - 1821" lists Ambler Casey under Captain Rogers Company Tax List for the year 1814. Ambler is listed owning 16 acres of taxable land situated on Cany Creek. It also lists Ambler Casey under Captain Rogers Company Tax List for 1815, Captain Hembrees Tax List for 1816, Captain Byrds Tax List for 1817, the Roane County Tax List for 1820 and Captain Olivers Tax List for 1821. It further states that Ambler Casey was involved in a lawsuit against Gilbreath Barton between October 1, 1818 and October 1, 1819.
Pioneers of Roane County, Tennessee, 1801 - 1830" shows Ambler Casey next to John Casey in a list of voters dated August 5, 1815. It is also shows that Ambler Casey signed a petition to alter district lines, dated March 18, 1817 and shows Ambler and John Casey listed under Captain Olivers Company Tax List for 1821. Roane County Court Minutes show that Ambler Casey was paid for a stray horse by its owner in 1817 and that Ambler sued Gilbreath Barton in 1818, but the case was dismissed and the defendant (Gilbreath Barton) paid court costs.
In 1819, part of the Indian Land south of the Tennessee River was incorporated into Roane and Rhea Counties. Also, the counties of McMinn and Monroe were formed from this Indian Land. Prior to 1819, no property could be sold or taxed in this Indian Land. This area was known as the Hiwassee District. This newly available land attracted several Casey families into this area including: Abner Casey (1820 - 1834), John Casey (1820), Ambler Casey (1825 - 1840), Dempsey Casey (1830 - 1841), Moses Casey (1835 - 1842), John Casey (1837 - 1843) and Ellison Casey (1840 - 1843).
Ambler Casey lived in McMinn County, Tennessee from 1825 to 1840. In 1825, Ambler Casey entered claims on two land grants in McMinn County, Tennessee. These grants were issued in 1831, both grants were for 160 acres each. The 1829 and 1830 tax lists show Ambler Casey owning 240 acres of taxable land. In 1831, the tax list shows him having 320 acres of taxable land. Ambler Casey is listed in the 1830 census of McMinn County, Tennessee as Amner Casey. In 1833, Ambler Casey sold his land grant property as follows: 160 acres to Abner Casey for $1,500, 80 acres to Jesse Scott for $250 and 80 acres to Henry Carroll for $200. In 1835, Ambler Casey purchased 160 acres in McMinn County, Tennessee for $250 and sold this land for the same price to John H. Crow in 1839. In 1840, Ambler Casey sold another 160 acres in McMinn County to Henson Ellison for $900. Henson could be a brother of Polly (Ellison) Casey. Ambler Casey is also listed in the 1840 census of McMinn County, Tennessee.
The 1830 and 1840 censuses of McMinn County, Tennessee and other known facts about his children indicate that Ambler and Polly Casey were the parents of the following children:
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John Casey (2), b. 1811, Roane County, Tennessee
Moses Casey (1.2), b. 1810, Roane County, Tennessee
One Daughter, b. 1810 - 1815, Roane County, Tennessee
Ellison Casey (1.3), b. 1816, Roane County, Tennessee
One Daughter, b. 1820, Roane County, Tennessee
Three Sons, b. 1825 - 1830, Tennessee
One Daughter, b. 1825 - 1830, Tennessee
Two Sons, b. 1835 - 1840, Tennessee
According to the 1830 and 1840 censuses of McMinn County, Tennessee, Ambler Caseys wife, assumed to be Polly (Ellison) Casey, died in McMinn County, Tennessee between 1835 and 1840. No documents have been found after 1840 that mention Ambler Casey. Ambler Casey probably died around 1840 in McMinn County, Tennessee, but the date and place of his death are not currently well proven. Amblers sons quickly show up as delinquent tax payers in McMinn around 1840: Ellison Casey in 1840 and Moses Casey in 1842. Showing up on these delinquent tax lists generally indicated that the person moved from the area (true in this case as Ellison and Moses at they are known to have later lived in Arkansas).
Unfortunately, probate records, Family Bible records or even family tradition documentation have not been located that verify the children of Ambler Casey. This author feels that three sons (Moses, John and Ellison) have been identified but these connections are not well proven. The name Ellison Casey provides a strong connection to Ambler Casey because this was the maiden name of Amblers wife, Polly Ellison. There is also evidence linking Ellison Casey to John Casey. Both were known to have resided in McMinn County, Tennessee and later in Madison County, Arkansas, both moving to Arkansas around the same period of time. The manuscript by George and Abner Casey also states that Ellison Casey was the son of Ambler Casey. Both John and Moses Casey are believed to be Amblers sons because they were listed very near Ambler in the 1830 census. Both John and Moses were married and listed as between fifteen and twenty years of age. In 1840, Ambler, John and Moses Casey are found again in McMinn County, Tennessee (not listed very close together this time). Several Casey researchers also think that Henson Casey might be the son of Ambler Casey and there is much documentation to suggest such a relationship. For additional information on the descendants of Henson Casey, see the sketch of Henson Casey (8.5). Other researchers also believe that Susan Casey (who married Edmond Dotson) is a daughter of Ambler Casey and there is much documentation to imply such a relationship for her as well. For additional information on the descendants of Susan (Casey) Dotson, see the sketch of Susan Casey (8.8).
References: 1) Roane County Court Minutes, Roane County Court House, Kingston, Tennessee, two entries, 1817 - 1818; 2) 1830 and 1840 Censuses, McMinn County, Tennessee; 3) Tax Lists, McMinn County, Tennessee, 1829, 1830, 1831; 4) Deeds, McMinn County, Tennessee, 1833 (3), 1835, 1839 and 1840; 5) Land Grants, McMinn County, Tennessee, 1835; 6) Civil War Pension Papers, Lewis Casey; 7) Casey History, by George and Abner Casey, 1964; 8) Marriage Records of Roane County, Tennessee, 1801 - 1855, by Willis Hutcherson and Marilyn McCluen, page 15; 9) The History of Roane County, Tennessee, 1801 - 1830, by Emma Middleton Wells, page 83; 10) Tax Lists of Roane County, Tennessee, 1814 - 1821, by Willis Hutcherson, Marilyn McCluen and Mable Thorton, pages 15, 40, 70, 101, 191, 197 and 247; 11) Pioneers of Roane County, Tennessee, 1801 - 1830, by Mable Harvey Thorton, 1965, pages 53, 65 and 91
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MOSES CASEY (1.2) is probably the son of Ambler Casey and Polly (Ellison) Casey. The 1830 census record indicates that Moses Casey was born between 1810 and 1815 in Roane County, Tennessee. Because Moses Casey married in 1829, it is believed that Moses Casey was born around 1810. Since Moses father, Ambler was married in Roane County, Tennessee and is known to have resided there until 1821, Moses Casey was born in Roane County, Tennessee. The 1830 census lists Ambler Casey with a much younger Moses Casey and John Casey (both age fifteen to twenty years of age) living in nearby households, which are probably two of Ambler Caseys sons. It is also known that Ambler Casey married Polly Ellison in Roane County, Tennessee. Many years later, we find James Ellison (probably Polly Ellisons brother) signing the marriage bond of Moses Casey and Elizabeth Coe, taking on the financial responsibility for their marriage. The 1830 census of McMinn County, Tennessee also shows a Robert Ellison (probably Polly Ellisons brother) living in the adjacent household to Moses Casey. The 1830 census shows yet another much older Robert Ellison (possibly Polly Ellisons father) living in McMinn County, Tennessee. The young age of Moses and John Casey in the 1830 census coupled with the fact that they were nearby neighbors, strongly suggest a strong relationship. These census records combined with the Ellison connections represent the primary proof linking Moses Casey to Ambler Casey. In the 1840 census, Ambler, Moses and John Casey are still neighbors and Moses Casey sold land to Ambler Casey in 1835, only six months after it was granted Moses Casey.
On May 27, 1829, Moses Casey married Elizabeth Coe in McMinn County, Tennessee. James Ellison signed for the security on this marriage bond on May 19, 1829 and William Dotson signed as the Justice of the Peace. James Ellison is probably related to Ambler Caseys wife, Polly (Ellison) Casey. According to Carl Robert Coe (who has researched this line for years, according to Mary E. Casey), Elizabeth Coe is the daughter of Stephen Coe and Betsy (Hart) Coe. According to the 1850 census, Elizabeth was born in 1812 in Tennessee. From 1830 to 1840, Moses Casey and his wife lived in McMinn County, Tennessee. On May 8, 1835, Moses Casey was issued a land grant (number 2846) for 160 acres. On November 20, 1835, Moses Casey sold 160 acres of land (probably the land grant) in McMinn County, Tennessee to Ambler Casey for $250.00. Moses Casey appears on the delinquent poll tax list of 1842 of McMinn County, Tennessee, indicating that he either left the county (most likely) or died.
Determining the children of Moses and Elizabeth Casey represents another case where researching the possible daughters and sons of Moses and Elizabeth Casey with the combination of family tradition really paid off. Family tradition states that Susan Casey married John K. Young. Further research of John K. Young established that Susan Casey was the daughter of Moses and Elizabeth Casey. In 1911, the State of Arkansas conducted a census of Confederate veterans. This special census has much more information than normal federal census records and includes names of the parents, names of the grandparents, names of the parents of the spouses, places of residences of these persons and much more information. This 1911 Confederate census states that John K. Young (born 1837 in Alabama) married Susan Casey on September 21, 1856 at Walnut, Arkansas. It further states that Susan Casey was the daughter of Moses Casey and Elizabeth Casey who lived at Walnut, Arkansas. This document clearly establishes that Susan Casey is the daughter of Moses and Elizabeth Casey and that Moses and Elizabeth Casey, as well as Susan (Casey) Young, lived in Walnut, Newton County, Arkansas. This census record shows that Moses and Elizabeth Casey were the parents of at least one daughter:
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Susan Casey (who married John K. Young in 1856, Newton County, Arkansas)
In 1993, Mary E. Casey located a primary source of family tradition compiled by Flora (Coleman) Turner. These notes show the following siblings (where the parents names are not known):
Allen Casey, b. Tenessee, mar. Chaney Woodard, d. July 14, 1905
Uriah Casey. b. Tennesse, mar. 2nd to Rachell Woodard
Ambrose Casey, b. Tennessee
Susan Casey, married Crocket Young
Liza Casey, married Harvey Ham (believed to be incorrect)
In 1993, Jill Farris obtained Casey and Woodward family information from Verna (Casey) Pearson. According to Verna (Casey) Pearson, family tradition indicates that the following persons to be siblings (where the parents names are not known):
Uriah (Ryar) Casey
Amilar (Ambler) Casey
Alan Y. Casey
The 1860 census of Newton County, Arkansas supports these relationships. Listed in three consecutive households were three children of Elizabeth Casey (born 1812, Tennessee): Uriah Casey (born 1829, Tennessee), Susan (Casey) Young (born 1837, Tennessee) and Allen Casey (born 1835, Tennessee). There are other ties indicated in this census as well. The next household is Jesse C. Casey (born 1835, Tennessee) who is a known son of Jesse E. Casey and Martha (Coe) Casey. This census, as well as many other census records, indicate close ties between the descendants of Jesse E. Casey and Ambler Casey. This also suggests a relationship between Martha Coe who married Jesse E. Casey and Elizabeth Coe who married Moses Casey. The next household has ties as well where Rachel Woodward is listed with her father, Elisha Woodward. Rachel would later marry Uriah Casey after his first wife, Jane, died. Therefore, the 1860 census support that relationship of siblings:
Uriah Casey, b. 1829, Tennessee
Susan (Casey) Young, b. 1837, Tennessee
Allen Casey, b. 1835, Tennessee
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The 1870 census of Newton County, Arkansas supports these relationships. Listed in two consecutive households were two children of Elizabeth Casey: Ambler Casey (born 1844, Arkansas) and Allen Casey (born 1834, Kentucky). Therefore, the 1870 census support that relationship of siblings:
Allen Casey, b. 1834, Kentucky
Ambler Casey, b. 1844, Arkansas
It is known that Elizabeth Casey (born 1812) later married Robert M. Warren and that after his death, she lived with her son, Ambler Casey. The 1880 census of Newton County, Arkansas is primary documentation that establishes that Elizabeth Casey who later married Robert M. Warren was the mother of Ambler Casey who married Nancy Smith. Therefore, the 1880 census implies that Elizabeth Casey (born 1812 in Tennnessee) was the mother of:
Ambler Casey, b. 1841, Arkansas
The 1850 Census of Newton County, Arkansas has what appears to be the widow of Casey family member, Elizabeth Casey (b. 1812, Tennessee), living with what appears to be four of her children:
West Lake Casey (believed to be Wesley Allen Casey), b. 1834, Tennessee
Susanah Casey (she married John K. Young), b. 1836, Tennsessee
Elizabeth Casey, b. 1841, Tennessee
Abel Casey (believed to be Ambler Casey), b. 1843, Tennessee
Even the 1964 manuscript by George and Abner Casey suggests sibling relationships. It lists an Anthony Casey that married in Tennessee and lived in Tennessee until the fall of 1839 or the early part of 1840, became ill and died in the early part of 1841. The family moved to Limestone, in Newton County, Arkansas a few months after Anthonys death. This manuscript states that Anthony Casey was the father of at least two sons:
Allen Casey, b. 1838, Tennessee
This author is convinced that Moses and Elizabeth Casey were the parents of Allen and Uriah Casey, but this manuscript does suggest a connection between Allen Casey and Uriah Casey. This connection of Anthony Casey being the father of Allen and Uriah Casey is still believed to accurate by many Casey researchers. This author has found no evidence of any Anthony Casey living McMinn County, Tennessee where Moses Casey and his brother, John Casey, were known to have resided.
All the above documentation supports connections between siblings and ties to their parents, Moses and Elizabeth Casey. This author is now confident that Moses and Elizabeth Casey were the parents of five children:
Allen Casey (1.2.1), b. May 10, 1834, McMinn County, Tennessee
Susan Casey (1.2.2), b. 1837, McMinn County, Tennessee
Uriah Casey (1.2.3), b. July, 1840, McMinn County, Tennessee
Ambler Casey (1.2.4), b. December 20, 1842, McMinn County, Tennessee
Elizabeth Lizzie / Liza Casey, b. 1841, McMinn County, Tennessee
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This author wishes to thank Mary E. Casey for her dedication and assistance in establishing the connection to Moses Casey and his children. Without her tenacity in solving this genealogical puzzle, this author would have struggled for many more years in sorting out this Casey family. Both this author and Mary E. Casey know that errors may still exist in this new and different presentation of this family but there is little doubt that Moses Casey married Elizabeth Coe and that the most of the children listed above are indeed children of Moses and Elizabeth Casey. The 1840 census of McMinn County, Tennessee list Moses Casey and his family. This census listing reasonably matches with the above family and tends to substantiate these relationships. The 1840 census of McMinn County, Tennessee includes the following:
Moses Casey (head of household), b. 1810 - 1820
Wife (Elizabeth), b. 1810 - 1820
Male (Unknown), b. 1825 - 1830 (no children in 1830 census)
Daughter (Unknown), b. 1825 - 1830 (no children in 1830 census)
Son (Uriah), b. 1835 - 1840
Son (Allen), b. 1835 - 1840
Daughter (Susan), b. 1835 - 1840
The oldest male (other than Moses Casey) and the oldest female listed in the 1840 census were born between 1825 and 1830. It is known that Moses Casey married Elizabeth Coe in May of 1829 in McMinn County, Tennessee and that the 1830 census indicates that Moses and Elizabeth had no children. Therefore, this is probably a case where the age was listed incorrectly or that this was not a son but a brother or cousin of either Moses or Elizabeth living with them. Since Moses Caseys father, Ambler Casey, was listed in the 1840 census, it less likely that this male was a brother of Moses Casey. Ambler Casey (born 1842), was born after the 1840 census. This census entry of a male (born 1825 to 1830), living with Moses and Elizabeth Casey in 1840 may remain a mystery for future researchers to unravel. Another puzzle that may never be solved is why family tradition, listing of Verna (Casey) Pearson, lists Lizzie Casey and Betsey Casey, both are nicknames for Elizabeth. Another possibility is that these two nicknames may have been used to distinguish daughter from her mother. Another possiblity would be that one of these two daughters was born after the 1840 census was taken. It is doubtful (but not impossible) that Moses and Elizabeth Casey had two daughters that had nicknames for Elizabeth. However, this author has encountered several families that have named one daughter Liza and another daughter Elizabeth (Georgia families). This author has decided to speculate that only one daughter of Moses Casey was named Elizabeth.
Since Moses Casey appears on the delinquent poll tax list on 1842 suggests that Moses Casey either died prior to this tax enumeration (possible since last known child was born in 1842) or that Moses moved to Arkansas prior to this tax enumeration. The 1911 Confederate census record of Arkansas implies that Moses Casey was living in Walnut, Newton County, Arkansas in 1856. This record states Susan Casey married in 1856 in Walnut, Arkansas and that Susan was the daughter of Moses Casey and his wife Elizabeth who lived at Walnut, Arkansas. In 1870, there is a Moses Casey (born 1805, Tennessee) listed in the Johnson County, Arkansas census records. He is living in the same household as Abner Tipton Casey and Henrietta (Netherton) Casey. It is not certain if this Moses Casey is the son of Ambler Casey. If this were the same Moses Casey, Moses Casey and Elizabeth Casey would have been separated or divorced as Elizabeth Casey remarried by 1860. Elizabeth (Coe) Casey married a second time to Robert M. Warren (born 1797 in North Carolina). Robert M. Warren (mother not certain) had one son: Robert Willis Warren (born 1851 in Arkansas). From 1860 to 1870, Robert and Elizabeth Warren were living in Newton County, Arkansas. In 1880, Elizabeth (Coe) Casey/Warren was living with her son, Ambler Casey, in Newton County, Arkansas.
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References: 1) 1830 and 1840 Censuses, McMinn County, Tennessee; 2) Land Grant Book B, Page 187, McMinn County, Tennessee, 1835; 3) Deed Book F, Page 141, McMinn County, Tennessee, 1835; 4) Delinquent Poll Tax Lists, McMinn County, Tennessee, 1842; 5) Marriage Records of McMinn County, Tennessee, 1820 - 1870, by Reba Bayless Boyer, (marriage record, 1829, McMinn County, Tennessee); 6) 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 Censuses, Newton County, Arkansas (for children and wife of Moses Casey); 7) 1870 Census, Johnson County, Arkansas (possible listing for Moses Casey); 8) 1911 Confederate Census (John K. Young who married Susan Casey, daughter of Moses and Elizabeth Casey); 9) Casey History, by George and Abner Casey, 1964; 10) Letter, Jill Farris to Robert Casey, May, 1993 (copy of Verna (Casey) Pearson listing); 11) Letter, Mary E. Casey to Robert Casey, August, 1998 (copy of Flora (Coleman) Turner listing)