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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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Morgan A. Casey, the youngest son of Andrew Casey, is one of the prominent citizens of Potosi, and was born on the family homestead February 22, 1850, receiving his education at the Christian Brothers’ College of St, Louis, and being reared to the pursuits of the farm, which occupation he followed until 1877, when he removed to Potosi and engaged in the livery business; he was agent for the Southern Express Company for many years. November 20, 1877, he married Miss Teresa James, a native of Monroe County, Ill., and a daughter of Dr. L. James, of Washington County; her mother’s maiden name was Mary Reynolds. Mr. and Mrs. Casey have two children living: Morgan J. and Bridget. Louis, the eldest, died April 13, 1880. Mr. Casey is an enterprising business man, and has the confidence of all who enjoy his acquaintance.

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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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