My Genealogy Hound

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.

* * * *

Edmond Casey, the second eldest son of Andrew Casey, a sketch of whom appears above, was born in Washington County, October 10, 1844, and spent his early life on the family homestead, working on the farm and attending school until the outbreak of the war. In 1862 he enlisted in the Third Missouri Cavalry, Confederate States army, under command of Col. Colton Green, and for three years participated in all the engagements of his company; he was wounded at Hartsville, Mo., and also at Prairie De Ann, but remained with his company until the surrender at Shreveport, La., when he returned home. He attended school for a time at the Christian Brothers’ College, St. Louis, and then was engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1876. He next established a general merchandising business in Potosi, which he conducted until 1879, when he removed to Shibboleth Mines and engaged in farming, mining and merchandising for seven years. He then sold out and removed to Potosi, and in partnership with Mr. A. Bane engaged in manufacturing and selling lumber. They have several thousand acres of land and a good mill on Indian Creek, Washington County, and find a ready sale for their product. Mr. Casey was married February 11, 1874, to Miss Ollie Smith, who was born in Louisville, Ky., and is a daughter of Jacob Smith, of that State. They have five children: Rebecca, Edmond, James H., Henry and Mary. Mr. Casey is an upright, honorable business man, and enjoys in a high degree the confidence of the community. He takes great interest in educational matters, is secretary of the school board, and any enterprises calculated to advance the interests of the town receive his warm support.

* * * *

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

To view additional Washington County, Missouri family biographies, click here

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.