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Isaac Casey

Male 1788 -


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  • Name Isaac Casey 
    Born ca. 1788  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1794 is given in the 1860 US Census.
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1840  Forsyth County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1850  Forsyth County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1860  Floyd County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • An Isaac E. Casey of Tilton, Murray, Georgia filed claims for war depredations beginning in 1871. (Casey had the misfortune of being on Sherman's route as he advanced into Georgia in pursuit of Johnston.) His relation to this Isaac is unknown although it appears that two daughters (Susan and Dorcas) may have been in Murray county in 1880.

      Casey was reported to be 65 to be years of age at the time of his application and born in South Carolina. Casey deposed that he removed to Murray county in December 1861 from Cass county. He further deposed that he had 3 sons and 2 sons-in-law in the Confederate army (3 deserting at Knoxville): Jesse Casey (age 30 at enlistment and deceased); George Casey (age 28); John Casey (age 20); G. B. Gentry; and Eli (Martha) Rogers. A son Isaac (b. ca. 1847), daughter Didema Johnson and his wife Delilah (age 69 in 1876) also provided testimony in support of the claim. Isaac appears in the 1870 and 1880 US Census for Murray County. [4, 5, 6, 7]
    Person ID I26169  Dickinson
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 

    Family Dicey Henderson 
    Children 
     1. Andrew J Casey,   b. ca. 1817, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age ~ 64 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Margaret Casey,   b. 24 Dec 1821, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1903, Mt. Zion, Carroll, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [Birth]
     3. Susan Casey,   b. ca. 1825, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Martha Casey,   b. ca. 1828, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Dorcas Casey,   b. ca. 1831, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. James Casey,   b. ca. 1832, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. William M Casey,   b. 12 Jul 1833, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1920, Haralson County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F8128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1840 - Forsyth County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S022760] 1840 United States Federal Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administratio, 1840n), Year: 1840; Census Place: Davis, Forsyth, Georgia; Roll: 41; Page: 283; Family History Library Film: 0007043.
      Name: Isaac Casey
      Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Davis, Forsyth, Georgia

      Free White Persons - Males - Under 5 [1836-40]: 1 [William]
      Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14 [1826-30]: 2 [James]
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29 [1811-20]: 1 [A. J. ?}
      Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49 [1791-1800]: 1 [Isaac]

      Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9 [1831-35] : 2 [Dorcas]
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19 [1821-25]: 2 [Margaret; Susan]]
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29 [1811-20]: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49 [1791-1800]: 1 [Dicey]

      Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
      No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 3
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 5
      Total Free White Persons: 11
      Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 11

      Margaret Martin (who appears as a close neighbor of Isaac and Dicey Casey in 1850), has a known date of birth of 24 Dec 1821. See, headstone at Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery. She would appear as one of two daughters in this enumeration.

      Dicey's DOB in the 1850 enumeration is ca. 1792; Susan, ca. 1826; James ca. 1828; Dorcas ca. 1832; and William, ca. 1838. Thus two males and four females (including Margaret) are presumptively in this family in 1840 but who do not appear with the family in 1850 The 1850 census for Forsyth also features an A. J. Casey, Dwelling and Family # 1294, DOB South Carolina, ca. 1817.

      William has a known DOB of 12 Jul 1833. See, headstone at Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery.


    2. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Year: 1860; Census Place: Watters, Floyd, Georgia; Page: 291; Family History Library Film: 803121.
      Name: Isaac Casey
      Gender: Male
      Age: 62
      Birth Year: abt 1788
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Home in 1850: District 31, Forsyth, Georgia, USA
      Occupation: Farmer
      Industry: Agriculture
      Cannot Read, Write: Y
      Line Number: 10
      Dwelling Number: 817
      Family Number: 817

      Household Members Age
      Isaac Casey 62
      Dicy Casey 58
      James Casey 22
      Martha Casey 40
      Susan Casey 24
      Dorcas Casey 18
      William Casey 12
      William Jackson 8

      Martha is, indeed, identified here as 40 years of age (DOB ca. 1810). The 1860 census for this family identifies a Martha, age 32 (DOB ca. 1828).


    3. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Year: 1860; Census Place: Watters, Floyd, Georgia; Page: 291; Family History Library Film: 803121.
      Name: Isaac Casey
      Age: 66
      Birth Year: abt 1794
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: South Carolina
      Home in 1860: Watters, Floyd, Georgia
      Post Office: McGuires Store
      Dwelling Number: 1095
      Family Number: 1095
      Occupation: Farmer
      Real Estate Value: 600
      Personal Estate Value: 250
      Cannot Read, Write: 2

      Household Members Age
      Isaac Casey 66
      Dicy Casey 60
      James H Casey28
      William M Casey 21
      Susan Casey 26
      Marcey Casey 22
      Martha Casey 32
      William J Casey 18

    4. [S695] Southern Claims Commission Allowed Claims, 1871-1880, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008), Isaac Casey, Murray Co., Georgia.
      Southern Claims Commission Approved Claims, 1871-1880: Georgia. Microfilm Publication M1658, 761 fiche; NAI: 566157. Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Record Group 217; National Archives at Washington, D.C.

    5. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870), Year: 1870; Census Place: Militia District 984, Murray, Georgia; Roll: M593_167; Page: 536B; Family History Library Film: 545666, Accessed 17 Feb 2021.
      Name: Isaac E Casey
      Age in 1870: 62
      Birth Year: abt 1808
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Dwelling Number: 164
      Home in 1870: Militia District 984, Murray, Georgia
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Spring Place
      Occupation: Farmer
      Male Citizen Over 21: Y
      Personal Estate Value: 110
      Real Estate Value: 300
      Inferred Spouse: Lilley Casey

    6. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880), Year: 1880; Census Place: Eighth, Murray, Georgia; Roll: 159; Page: 440A; Enumeration District: 153, Accessed 17 Feb 2021.
      Name: Isaac E. Casey
      Age: 70
      Birth Date: Abt 1810
      Birthplace: South Carolina
      Home in 1880: Eighth, Murray, Georgia, USA
      Dwelling Number: 334
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Lila Casey
      Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
      Occupation: Farmer

    7. [S336407] Findagrave, (www.findagrave.com), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34073442/didema-johnson and https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33970752/martha-a.-rogers.
      Didema Casey Johnson (1844-1924) and Martha A. Casey Rogers (1836 -1903) are buried at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Chatsworth, Murray, Georgia.