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Below is a family biography included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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John Casey is a son of Thomas Casey, who was of Irish descent, and a prosperous farmer of Fayette County, Ill. He was married to Sarah Evans, of Kentucky, to which State his father, John Casey, had moved at an early day. Mrs. Casey was a daughter of John Evans, and became the mother of eight children: Margaret, Samuel, John, Elizabeth, Dourilla, Lusetta, Frederick and Thomas. Soon after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Casey moved to Fayette County, Ill., and bought a farm of 350 acres, and there the father died at the age of forty-four years. John Casey, our subject, was born on his father’s farm in Illinois in 1836. After reaching mature years he became united in marriage with Margaret Hill, a daughter of Henry and Ruth (Adams) Hill, six children being the result of their union, three of whom are living Martha, Thomas and Mary L. Martha married Allan Moore, a farmer of Newton County, and is the mother of three children: Minnie, Laura and Carrie M. Thomas married Jane West, by whom he is the father of one child, Dayton L. Mary L. wedded C. J. Marrs, and they are the parents of two children, Virgil and William. Mr. Casey owned a good farm of 100 acres in Illinois, but in 1880 moved to Newton County, Mo., and bought his present place of 233 acres of fine farming land. He and his wife are members of the Christian Church, and in his political views Mr. Casey is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 220 biographies included in The History of Newton County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Newton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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