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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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Andrew Casey (deceased), the father of Andrew F., Edmond and Morgan A. Casey, was born in County Cork, Ireland, in 1790, where he was reared and learned the shoemaker’s trade, which he followed until 1817, when he sailed for America, landing at Halifax. Thence he went to Washington, D. C., where he worked for a time, thence to St. Louis, and in 1819 located in Washington County, Mo., where he followed his trade, and in connection with his brother John, who accompanied him to America, he carried on farming, mining and merchandising. They conducted a successful business until 1836, when the firm was dissolved and Andrew purchased a large tract of land near Potosi, upon which he erected a flour-mill; and, until his death, which occurred in 1852, was engaged in farming and milling. February 2, 1836; he married Bridget Flynn, a native of County Waterford, Ireland, who is still living and has but recently removed from the home that had been hers for fifty years. Eight children were born to them, viz.: Catherine (deceased), Bridget, Andrew F., Margaret (deceased), Edmond, Mary Ellen (deceased), Morgan A. and Agathy (deceased). Andrew F. Casey was born in Washington County, Mo., March 15, 1840, and was reared a farmer, receiving his education at Potosi and the Christian Brothers’ College, of St. Louis. He enlisted during the late war, and served four years in the Confederate States army, participating in many closely contested engagements, and enduring severe hardships. He surrendered at Columbus, Miss., May 16, 1865, and returned to Missouri, where he spent two years on a farm, and the following five years was engaged in the selling of goods at Richwoods. In 1874 he was elected to the office of circuit clerk and recorder, and after serving one term resumed merchandising, which he carried on most of the time until 1882, when he was again elected to the office of circuit clerk and recorder, being re-elected in 1886. October 25, 1877, he married Miss Lizzie Crain, who was born in Boston Mass. They have five children: Catherine, Andrew F., Agnes, William H. and James B.

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