hmtl5 James Caskey b. 17 Jul 1802 County Londonderry, Ireland d. 16 Nov 1894 Page County, Iowa: McKeown Genealogy
James Caskey

James Caskey

Male 1802 - 1894  (92 years)

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  • Name James Caskey 
    Born 17 Jul 1802  County Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Choctaw County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  Nodaway, Page County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Harlan, Page County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Nov 1894  Page County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Covenanter Cemetery, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I437  McKeown
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2019 

    Family Catherine MaWhinney,   b. 5 Sep 1806, County Londonderry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1892, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 27 Jan 1829  Greene County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Alabama marriage collection, 1800-1969
    Children 
     1. Alexander Caskey,   b. 2 Jan 1834, Greene County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1888, Page County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. James MaWhinney Caskey,   b. 14 Nov 1837, Greene County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1921, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Mary A. Caskey,   b. 1840, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1926  (Age 86 years)
     4. Robert George Caskey,   b. 16 Nov 1844, Sumter County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1917, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Joseph F. Caskey,   b. Nov 1846, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age ~ 83 years)
     6. Isaac Beniah Caskey,   b. Dec 1848, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F158  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jul 1802 - County Londonderry, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Jan 1829 - Greene County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Choctaw County, Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Nodaway, Page County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Harlan, Page County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 1894 - Page County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Covenanter Cemetery, Clarinda, Page County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    James Caskey
    James Caskey
    James Caskey
    James Caskey

    Headstones
    Caskey. Catherine MaWhinney
    Caskey. Catherine MaWhinney

  • Notes 
    • Biographical History of Page County, Iowa, Lewis & Dunbar Publishers, 113 Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1890

      JAMES CASKEY.—Page County is not behind other counties in the State of Iowa in its indebtedness to the beautiful " Emerald Isle," which has given up so many of her sons and daughters to the settlement of the New World. Prominent among this number is James Caskey, who was born in county Londonderry, Ireland, July 17, 1802. He is a son of John and Ann (Dun) Caskey, and during his youth assisted his father in his flax-mill, and worked at farming. He remained in his native land until 1828, when he set sail for America; after landing he remained in Philadelphia for a few months, and then went to Mobile, Alabama, afterward locating on a farm in Greene County, Alabama.
      Mr. Caskey was married January 29 1829, to Catherine Mawhinney, a daughter of Alexander and Jane (Dunn) Mawhinney, natives of county Londonderry, Ireland, who emigrated to America in 1820. Catherine is the second child of a family of eight; she was born in county Londonderry, Ireland, October 29, 1806. After they were married they lived on the farm in Greene County, where they continued to reside until 1852, when they removed to Cook County, Illinois; when living in this county Mr. Caskey shipped the first corn to Chicago that was transported on the Illinois Central Railroad. In October, 1856, the family landed in Page County, Iowa, where they have since made their home. In making the journey they first went to St. Louis by rail, thence by boat to St. Joseph, Missouri, and the remainder of the way in wagons. Mr. Caskey entered his farm, which consisted of 160 acres, from the Government; it was wild land without any improvements; he erected a building 16x24 feet, and when finally they were housed in this comfortable dwelling a happier or more contented family could not have been found in Page County. It was not a life of luxury or ease, which they led for many years to come, but one of industry and continued effort; the trials and privations of pioneer life were met unflinchingly, and every exertion was made to add to the prosperity of the family and community. The growth and development of the county has been largely forwarded by Mr. Caskey.
      In those days neighbors were few, but the social qualities were cultivated none the less. In the lack of a house of worship our esteemed subject opened his own dwelling, where the settlers for miles around met for religious service. The first communion was administered by the Rev. Joseph McCracken of the Reformed Presbyterian Church; he was the first regular pastor employed by the society. Mr. Caskey and his family have ever been active workers in the cause of their Master, and have thus contributed to the advancement of the community.
      Ten children have been born to Mr. Caskey and wife: John died while in the service of his country, being a member of the Filth Iowa Cavalry, Company C. He passed away at Paducah, Kentucky, his death being caused by disease contracted at Ft. Donelson; Jane, the widow of William Brown, deceased, and her two daughters are still living on their farm in Harlan Township; Alexander died in July, 1889; William died in Illinois; James M. is a farmer, residing in Harlan Township; [page 671] Mary Ann is at home; Sampson died while in the service at Florence, South Carolina, January 13, 1865, having served three years; he was a member of the Fifth Iowa Cavalry, and was a prisoner in the Confederate army at the time of his death; Robert G. resides on a farm in Harlan Township; Joseph F. lives on the old homestead, and Isaac B., who larms in Harlan Township.
      Joseph F. and Mary Ann are living with their aged parents, caring for them as only a son and daughter can do; they cheerfully per form this filial duty, and have the esteem and respect of the whole neighborhood.
      While residing in the South Mr. Caskey was opposed to slave-holding, and always advocated its abolition.

      http://iagenweb.org/page/histories/1890/sollars.html

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Find a Grave cemetery database.