Johnston Co NC was formed on Jun 28, 1746 from Craven Co. Records for many of the very early years are not available. The earliest available tax record is 1784.
Dobbs Co NC was formed in 1758 from the eastern part of Johnston Co. In 1779 the western part of Dobbs Co became Wayne Co. Dobbs was dissolved in 1791 and Glasgow and Lenior Co's were formed. Most of the early records of Dobbs Co were destroyed when the Lenoir Co Court House was burned in 1878.
Jeremiah M Casey age 16 married Nancy age 15 c. 1770. Best guess based on estimated birth years of Jeremiah's children. In Jeremiah's will, he specifically mentions James and Lemuel as being Nancy's sons. That would mean that Zilpha is Nancy's daughter. Jeremiah mentions that all of the children (Samuel, Sarah, Nancy, Betsy, Lovy, Mary, James, Lemuel, and Zilpha) are his children and goes on to say that when Nancy dies, she can leave her estate to her children as she see fit with the exception of James and Lemuel. Does that imply that some of Jeremiah's children may not be Nancy's children or is it just a wording thing?
On Mar 10, 1779 Jeremiah M Casey was on the voting list for Dobbs Co, NC: By this time, probably the following children had been born: Samuel, Sarah, Nancy, Elizabeth, Lovey, and Mary.
'In 1779 the outlook for the sucess of the American Revolution had grown very dim. This year and the next were the darkest years for the patriots. Kinston (now in Lenoir Co), the home town of Governor Richard Caswell, had become the defacto Captital of the new state. Here the State's Board of War usually met in secret sessions... The vote in the general election required the highest patriotic conviction. If the Revolutionary cause failed, each of these voters would be marked as among the seditionist...' From the Kinston Free Press on the 200th anniversary in 1979. List of voters was compiled by Charles Holloman of Raleigh. Jeremiah Casey was on this list of voters.
In 1779 the western part of Dobbs Co became Wayne Co.
Richmond Co NC was formed in 1779 from part of Anson Co.
Neither Jeremiah M Casey or Micajah Casey are listed as serving in the Revolution in North Carolina.5
On Sep 21, 1783 in Wayne Co, NC John King sold Jeremiah M Casey 120 acres. DB 1 p259. On the old road adjoining Silas Hollowell and Joshua Davis. The sale included houses, pastures, woods, gardens, and ale house for 10 pounds. acres in Wayne Co, NC..4,6
In 1786 Jeremiah M Casey owned one white poll which meant one white male 21 or over. Jeremiah is near a Micajah Casey. Jeremiah taxed for 70 ac and Micajah for 300 ac. acres in the tax list for , Wayne Co, NC.4,7,8 one white poll which meant one white male 21 or over. Jeremiah is near a Micajah Casey. Jeremiah taxed for 70 ac and Micajah for 300 ac.
In 1788 Jeremiah M Casey owned land in the tax list , Wayne Co, NC.8
On Jan 24, 1788 in Dobbs Co, NC. Etheldred Ruffin of Dobbs Co NC deed to John Skitto of Edgecombe Co NC. 117 pds for 175 A in Wayne Co below the plantation where Jeremiah Case(y) formerly lived.4
Jeremiah M Casey was the Head of Household in the census in 1790 in Wayne Co, NC. Jeremiah Casey: 1 male > 16 (Jeremiah), 3 males < 16 (?, James, ?); 4 females (Nancy, 3 of the following Mary, Lovey, Elizabeth, Nancy, and Sarah); no slaves. There is at least one unidentified male <16 in this census. If the 2nd unidentified male is Samuel and the census is correct, then Samuel would not have been born before 1775.1,4
Dobbs was dissolved in 1791 and Glasgow and Lenior Co's were formed. Most of the early records of Dobbs Co were destroyed when the Lenoir Co Court House was burned in 1878.
On Jul 29, 1796 in Wayne Co, NC Jeremiah M Casey sold David Newsom 120 acres. DB 5E p396. Contained an ale house and gardens for 150 dollars. acres in Wayne Co, NC..4 120 acres. DB 5E p396. Contained an ale house and gardens for 150 dollars.
In 1796 in Capt John Barns Dist, Wayne Co, NC Jeremiah M Casey owned 120 acres. 1 white poll. Samuel Casey, 1 white poll, no land. acres in the tax list for Capt John Barns Dist, Wayne Co, NC. 120 acres. 1 white poll. Samuel Casey, 1 white poll, no land.
On Nov 14, 1796 John Denson sold Jeremiah M Casey 200 acres on Hedgecock Creek in Richmond Co, NC.. Land purchased from John Denson of Richmond Co NC for 100 pounds proc. money in 'Richmond Co on rocky fork of Hedgecock creek, beginning at a pine standing on west side of said fork, N 20 E 200 poles to a pine, N 70W 170 poles to first station' granted to Robert Raiford on 27 Sep 1756, conveyed to William Morris on May 25, 1770,conveyed to James Campbell on Jan 24, 1787, him to James Evans 10 Oct,1787, and by him to John Denson. (These 200 acres were sold by James and Lemuel Casey, 25 Feb ...4
Jeremiah M Casey was the Head of Household in the census in 1800 in Fayetteville, Richmond Co, North Carolina. Jeremiah Casey: 1 >45 (born bef 1755), 1<10 (Lemuel), 1 10-15 (James); females 1 21-45 (born 1755-1779 Nancy), 1 <10 (Zilpha).2,4 ¶
in 1806 Jeremiah M Casey and James Casey were in the partial tax list for Richmond Co, NC.9
Jeremiah M Casey was the Head of Household in the census in 1810 in Richmond Co, NC. Jeremiah Casey: males 1 >45 (bef 1765), 1 16-26 (Lemuel ?), females 1 > 45 (Nancy), 1 16-26 (Zilpha); no slaves.3,4 Jeremiah was NC.
Jeremiah M Casey signed a will on Apr 17, 1810 in Richmond Co, NC.9
The will of Jeremiah M Casey dec'd was probated on Dec 6, 1811 in Richmond Co, NC.. Heirs: wife Nancy , son James Casey , son Samuel Casey , daughter Sarah Casey , daughter Nancy Casey , daughter Elizabeth Casey , daughter Lovey Casey , daughter Mary Casey Witnesses: John O'Brien , Tillotson (RS) O'Brien. In the name of God. Amen. I Jeremiah Casey of the County of Richmond and the State of North Carolina being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this my last will & testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my Soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body I recommend to the earth to be.4 buried in a decent Christian burial nothing doubting at the general resurection I shall reclaim the same again by the mighty power of God. And as touching such worldly estate where with it has pleased God to bless me in this life I give and demise and despose of the same in the following manner and form. That I give and bequeath to my two youngest sons James Casy and Lemuel Casy my tract of land where I now live after my decease to be divided equally between them.One hundred acres to each of them. Also I give to my beloved wife Nancy Casy the one half of my personal estate. If she should be the longest liver and at or before her decease to dispose of it to whom she sees proper exclusive of James & Lemuel Casy of her children.And after my decease the other half of my personal estate to be equally distributed amoungst the rest of my children Samuel Casy,Sarah Sandifer, Nancy Chitty, Betsy Johnson, Lavy Casy, & Mary Casy,and Zilpha Casy rule I do utterly disallow revoke and disannul all and every other former testaments wills legacies bequests and executors by me in any wise before named willed and bequested satisfying and confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I Here unto set my hand and seal. This seventeenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and ten. Signed Sealed published pronounced and declared by the said Jeremiah Casy as his last will & testament in his presence and in the presence of each of us have herein to subscribed our names. Jeremiah M. Casey(Seal)
Tilln (Sp.?) O'Bryan. John O'Bryan.
NOTE: John O'Bryan (O'Brien), a widower, would marry Jeremiah's youngest daughter Zilpha a year later. Tillotson O'Bryan (O'Brien) was the father of John.
CABARRUS CO CONNECTION:
Daughter Sarah Casey Sandifer lived with her husband Noah Sanderford in 1800 Cabarrus Co NC before moving to Richmond Co by 1810. No Casey's were listed in Cabarrus Co for 1790, 1800, or 1810. Although there is no proof that the following were Jeremiah's daughters, the following marriages took place in Cabarrus Co NC:
Catron Casey to James Voils, Apr 26 1797 (possibly a daughter not listed in the will?)Not in 1800 NC census
Lovey Casey to William Alman, Apr 14 1800
Elizabeth Casey to Thomas Johnston, Jul 19 1802
Polly Casey to David Parash, May 28 1807 (Polly is sometimes a nickname for Mary or Margaret).
Nancy and Jeremiah M Casey had the following children:
1790 United States Federal Census
1800 United States Federal Census
1810 United States Federal Census
Jeremiah M Casey Report for Billy Casey Brundage. Custom Id: 839; personal copy.
Roster of Soldiers from North Carolina in the American Revolution. Custom Id: 542; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 973.3456 ROS.
Abstracts of the Early Deeds of Wayne County North Carolina 1780-1793. Custom Id: 315; Georgia State Archives, ,, Morrow, Clayton Co, Georgia. Call Number: 262.W4 W37.
North Carolina Taxpayers, Volume 2 1679-1790. Custom Id: 70; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3756 RAT.
North Carolina, Compiled Census and Census Substitute Index, 1790-1890. Custom Id: 94; ancestry.com.
Our Native Heath, Richmond County North Carolina 1799-1899. Custom Id: 244; Georgia State Archives, ,, Morrow, Clayton Co, Georgia. Call Number: 929.3756 BRI.
North Carolina Wills: A Testator Index 1665-1900. Custom Id: 50; Love Houston Memorial Library, ,, Dothan, Houston Co, AL. Call Number: 929.3756 MIT.
Richmond Co NC Deed Records, Deed Book L. Custom Id: 451;