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 - VOLUME XLVm— NO. 230 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS,...
VOLUME XLVm— NO. 230 MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1968 40c per Week — Single Copy 7c Register-News Sesquicentennial Fedtiire The CaseY ftmiSY'-'Part 1 (EDITOR'S NOTE — FoDow ing is the first installment of B chapter about the Casey family, family, Jefferson wiunty pioneers This account, written in the ISOOs by .Dr. Adam Clark Johnson, Johnson, hiihself a Mt. Vernon pioneer, pioneer, is from the Mt. Vernon Public Library's historical I col lection.) ' ^ ft-' ^-o- • -• By Adam Clark ...Jolinson 1 have been told that, Isaac ' Casey said his father and uncle came over the oceaii and settled at Goldsboro, N.C., whence they passed by successive removals to South Carolina and Goergia. I don't think Uncle Dee said it. Abner Casey was bom and raised in county Tyrone in the north of Ireland, married a Welsh woman and came to Am erica, locating on the Roanoke in Virginia near to Edmund Randolph — John Randolph's father. father. Abner Casey's children, all bom on the Roanoke, were Levi,. Moses, Randolph and ,a. daughter. daughter. About the year. 1750 or.'55 he removed to South Carolina and settled in Spartanburg district district where Ihey remained until after the revolutionary, war. Of Abner Casey's children. Levi served as colonel in the war, and at the return of peace he was elected a general of militia. Hence he was always called General Casey. He was serveral times elected to congress congress from the Spartanburg district, district, and was serving in this capacity when he died at Washington, Washington, in 1828. He was noted for hospitality. On - returning home at the close of ,ji .ses: sion of congress, he invited every every body to his house and d& voted a week to barbecues arid all kinds of amusements, aU at his own expense; meanwhile meanwhile relatfaig to afl who cared I think, married Aaron Pictett they went to New York, where both died,, childless. Randolph: Caiisey was a sergeant sergeant under Gen. Marion in the Carolinas. He was one of those present on the celebrated occasion occasion when Aforion feasted the "British officer on sweet potatoes. potatoes. He was in tiie battlei, ol King's mountain, and subset quently in. s e vera! severe contests with the Indians. His name is found on the records of the war department. In 1760 he was married to Mary Jane Pennington; and the issue of this marriage was seven sons and one daughter, viz: Levi Randolph, Isaac, Abraham, Charity, Charity, Hiram, Samuel and Zadok, These were all bom in South Carolina e;:cept the last, wh6 was born. in Georgia.. To this state the family had removed about the year 1795. Here they remained three or four, years when .' they again removed^ coniing.to Smith country in Tennessee, Tennessee, where the father, Randolph Randolph Casey, Sr., died. Of his sons, Levi came into Illinois at an early day and settled on Cache river, of near the head waters of the Saline, in what is now Johnson county, where he lived and died. •o- -o- -o- Randolph Jdso came to Illinois, about 18^0, started an improvement improvement and lived a few years at the Westcott place on the Centralla. road, 4 miles from Mt. yernpn . He then went into aintpncoimty and lived awhile iipar the Okawj when he moved to lowia where he died, in Casey's Casey's prairie near Burlington, His "only daughter, Sally, mar- tied a Perkins, and they went tb Tazewell county, HI. His sons were wo: Hiram and Solomon the south, was' killed there by Indians. Isaac Casey came to Ky. after a short stop in Tennessee, Tennessee, and settled in Barren coimty. He was soon after elected elected sheriff,'and filled that'office for about she years. In "1803 he came to Illinois, and located on the Ohio river'. a mile or two above the Cave -in-Rock. Ten or twelve years later a double murder occurred there. A Mr. Ballinger killed a Mr. BiiUngsley, and then one Fisher killed BaUinger. Fisher was related related to the first victim, and also to Casey; and Casey was the only eye witness against Fisher. Fisher. -o- -o- -o- Isaac Casey did not want a ers to locate the oounty seat of Jefferson county. Casey and wife brought one child. Blaclcford with them to the cabin cabin east of the supreme court house. He then built a pretty decent house of hewn logs on the old commercial hotel corner, corner, saying jocosely when it was up, for it never was quite finished, finished, "Boys, here is the first house in Town." When the town was laid off, however, this house was just outside the bounds. He then employed William William Wilkerson to clear up a few acres on the hill .west of him. Lewis Watldns soon after bought this last house of Casey and Casey built on the hill about where J. 0. Chance lives. After After remaining there several years, he in' 1836 sold out to Joseph Slater and moved to a place on 'Puncheon camp, now Pigeon, and in a short time to the nortli part of the state. After living. north a year or two his wife returned to Jefferson Jefferson coimty, he returned not long after and located at the place settled by Harlow and since known as the Casey place, two miles from Mt. Vernon on the Centralia Road. In 1839 he entered entered the land he had once lived on and returned to Puncheon camp, hoping, I suppose, to again again enjoy the pleasures of a new country, though Mrs. C. remained at her daughter's, Mrs. Ab Estes, in towm. She died in 1847, and he entered land and located near where Curran Jones since lived in Moore's Prauie. Here he was married in 1850 to Miss Mary J., the very handsome daughter daughter of John Y. Shelton. But two or three years after ward he returned to the old place northwest northwest of town, where he died in 1854', leaving a son by his last wife, Newton. James Robinson Robinson married his widow. (To Be Continued) Law For Today... Q. My husband and I decided to separate and I filed a suit for separate maintenance. We are back together now .Should we tell the court? A. It would have been a good idea but the time to have done it was BEFORE and not after you went back together. The law provides for reconciliation, reconciliation, but the husband and wife must first notify the court in writing that they desire to attempt a reconciliation. • The court then has the opportunity to suspend previous orders and proceedings, and should the re- concDiatlon fail, your case for separate maintenance would not be prejudiced. Otherwise, it might appear to the court that by your unannounced unannounced reconciliation, you have condoned your husband's misconduct . —Illinois State Bar Assn. DEVOUT HINDUS wash away their sins in the Haridwar, India. Tlie bathing festival takes place man, especially a friend, hung on his testhnony alone, which was all that was needed to confirm confirm the circumstantial evi dence; so he went up into the hills along the Saline and spent months there,, and then went to Arkansas Post and was gone a year. So shifting about for a few years he acqmred a restless restless habit that clung to him through life. Store on Public Square He came up to where L. N Beal' lives as before noticed, then in 1825 sold out to Abram Buffington; entered land two miles nortii of town where Lewis Lewis Jolinson lives; remained there two years, then, 1828, he and Joel Pace "began selUng goods in a small house right across the street west of the court house. He. still lived on his farm, however, first near the branch on the west side, afterward ,'ih a better house on the road. Here; his wife died in 1834, and he sold the place to Lewis Jphnspn. In the fall of 1836 he married Jemima Oard, sister to uncle Sammy piiiniiininminiiiiii:iiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiimmniiiiiniiiiMniniiiiiiiniiiiniiiiii 17c VALUE DELSEY TOILET TISSUE Facial Quality BEG. 25c EACH SYLVANIA LIGHT BULBS 60,7$, 100 Wans. 98e VALQE AQUA NET HAIR SPRAY llOl-ISn •EC. 11g each BEECH-NUT BABY FOOD $1.49 SIZE MAALOX ANTACID 12 Oz. Liquid

Clipped from Mt. Vernon Register-News22 May 1968, WedPage 16

Mt. Vernon Register-News (Mt Vernon, Illinois)22 May 1968, WedPage 16
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