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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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William J. Casey, a farmer and stock-raiser, was born in Potosi, Washington County, Mo., August 26, 1839, and is a son of John and Margaret (Mulvey) Casey, a sketch of whom is embodied in the biography of Judge Andrew Casey. William J. Casey, in partnership with his brother, Capt. John Casey, of St. Louis, owns the old homestead where his father did business for many years, and which contains 1,000 acres of land, one of the most desirable stock farms in the county. William J. was reared in Washington County, and received his education at the St. Louis University. He well merits the esteem and respect he commands from a host of friends, and is an enterprising agriculturist. He has never married.

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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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