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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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Hon. Andrew Casey is a son of John Casey, one of the early pioneers of Washington County, who was born in County Cork, Ireland, where he lived until 1817, when in company with a brother, Andrew Casey, he immigrated to the United States, stopping first in Washington, D. C. After remaining there for a while he removed to St. Louis, and in 1819 to Washington County, where, in partnership with his brother, he engaged in farming, mining and merchandising. In 1827 he returned to Ireland and married Margaret Mulvey and once more came to his adopted country, continuing his business until 1836, when the partnership with his brother was dissolved, and John Casey conducted the business alone until his death in 1859. Mrs. Casey died in 1854. Nine children were born to them, six of whom are now living, viz.: Catherine, now Mrs. John Clancy; Andrew; John, who was a captain in the Confederate army; Morgan, William and Johanna, wife of Martin Boyce. Dr. Frank Casey, a son, died in 1873. Andrew Casey was born in Washington County, where he was reared and educated. He early commenced the mercantile business, which vocation he followed for many years. He was married June 10, 1869, to Miss Pauline Harris, who was born in Potosi, where she died in 1880, leaving one daughter, Katie. Mr. Casey held the office of county treasurer, and in 1882 was elected judge of the probate court, which office he has since held, having proved himself a competent and faithful official.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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