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CASEY Randolph
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    Father : CASEY Abner Brooks (1700 - 1786) (Age in the birth of the child : 38 years old)
    Mother : GREEN Harriet (1701 - 1751) (Age in the birth of the child : 37 years old)
    Siblings :
       CASEY Levi ( Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
       CASEY Nancy ( Roanoke, Virginia, USA)
    Birth :
          Date : 1738
          Place : Roanoke, Virginia, USA
          Note :
 <b>Randolph Casey
</b>Randolph was supposedly named for a friend and neighbor of his parents. He was born in Virginia, but was raised in Spartansburg District, S.C. He moved with his parents to South Carolina about 1760-68. [It may have been anytime 1748-1770]
He was married in abt 1762 (maybe in Spartanburg, SC or maybe in VA) maybe to Mary Jane Pennington (SC kept no official marriage records at that time). But they may have married in Virginia because they may have moved to South Carolina near Spartansburg with his parents about 1770. According to "Land Grant Maps," a grant of 300 acres indicated that Randolph was married and had three children at the time. This grant was later granted in 1772 and is located in the extreme southeast corner of present-day Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
There has been no record found that proves that Randolph married Mary Jane. It comes from a family history compiled by Lewis F. Casey in 1876. Lewis Casey wrote that information pertaining to the early history of the Casey line was "gained largely from Gov. Zadok Casey and from my Grandmother, 'Aunt Nancy Casey,' the wife of Abraham Pennington Casey". Zadok Casey was his father-in-law, and so he an excellent source for family information.
Lewis Casey writes "Randolph Casey, my great-grandfather, as above stated, was born in Virginia, but was raised and grew up in Spartanburg District, SC, where he married Mary Jane Pennington, a woman of superior mind and judgement. From the best information I can get, he must have married in 1765 to 1768."
However, Charity's father, Jacob Pennington's list of his children in his will, included "Mary Noble" and Charity. So Mary Jane and Charity could not have been sisters.
In the Revolutionary War he became a sargeant and served under Gen. Francis Marion, "The Swamp Fox of the Santee." Randolph, Levi & Benjamin were in the Second Carolina Regiment under Col. Elijah Clark and fought in the Battle of King's Mountain., Oct., 1780 where a large British force, made up a 900 Tories, was defeated by a various bands of American Patriots totaling 1800 on the border between SC and NC. This victory was a turing point in the battle for the South. Randolph was also present on the occasion when Gen. Marion was holding a truce treaty with British officers and invited them to eat with them. The menu consisted of roasted sweet potatoes with nothing else. In making a written report to their commanding officers, the British soldiers stated, "Soldiers content to live on such fare can never be defeated!"
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Randolph's will shows that his wife was Charity, so evidently he married 2nd to Charity Pennington, who was the daugther of Jacob Pennington. They married about 1787 (there is a 13-year gap in the births of his children). [However, the DAR records lists Zadok's mother as Mary Jane Pennington. Zadok had a daughter named Mary Jane, but he may have also had a daughter named Charity]. 
In September 1787, Randolph Casey of Greenville County, South Carolina, and his wife Charity sold to Richard Robison of Abbeville County 150 acres on Beaverdam Creek of Little River. The deed states the land had been conveyed to Casey and his wife by the will of Jacob Pennington.
They lived in Newberry Co, SC until about 1790 when they moved to Green Co, GA, where Hiram, Samuel & Zadok was born. 
Then about 1800 they moved to Sumner Co, TN, then on to Smith Co, Tn, where his daughter Rebecca married William DePriest about 1802. 
Smith Co (now Macon Co) was in north-central Tennessee and at that time went up to the Kentucky border. Randolph lived near or on Brushy Creek near Meadorville, four miles south of Lafayette.
Sons, Abraham and Isaac left and went to Cave-in-the-Rock for a few years before moving up to Jefferson Co, IL. about 1816. From there they wrote their younger brother Zadock to come to Illinois. 
Randolph died in Smith Co., TN in 1814 His will was dated Aug. 3, 1814 and names his wife Charity, daughter Rebecca, and all sons. The "History of Jefferson County, Ill." says Zadok brought his mother with him to Ill. in 1817. Zadok moved to Illinois with one horse, his wife Rachel, his son Samuel King who was 5 months old, and his mother Charity. The women took turns riding the horse with all their belongings and Zadok walked with his rifle. The trip took them a month.
"G.S.F. 5766, Smith Co, Tenn. Wills, page 161
In the name of God amen I Randolph Casey being of usual mind & memory calling to mind the mortality of the body and that it is appointed for all men once to die, commit my soul to God who gave it and my body to be decently burred [sic] at the discretion of my executors and I hereby ordain and appoint my sons Abram P. Casey and Saml. Casey executors of this my last will and Testament & such goods and chattles as it hath pleased God to bless me with I do dispose of in the following manner as 
I bequeath to my son Levi 2 dollers 
I leave and bequeath to my son Isaac 2 dollers 
I leave and bequeath to my son Abraham 2 dollers 
I leave and bequeath to my son Saml two dollers 
I leave and bequeath to my son Randolph 2 dollers 
I leave and bequeath to my son Hiram 2 dollers 
I leave and bequeath to my daughter Rebecca 2 dollers 
which several sums are to be paid to the said legatees after the decease of my beloved wife Charity all the lands horses cattle hogs & house hold furniture even all the goods chattles that I am now in possession of during her life and at her decease 
I leave and bequeath my lands stock of all the several kinds together with all my goods chattles & household furniture to my son Zadok after paying all my just debts he also paying the above several sums to the rest of the legatees when legally demanded 
in Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 3rd day of August A.D. one thousand eight hundred & fourteen. 
Randolph Casey (seal) 
witnesses: Henry & Ginny McWhorter"
All of Randolph's children (except Zadok) were born in South Carolina; 
all his children (except Hiram & Nancy) moved to southern Illinois (though not at the same time); 
and all (except Levi) settled around Mt. Vernon. 
The only daughters I have for Randolph is Rebecca (my ancestor). Surely there were more. Nancy (below) is a good possibility, but if she is his daughter, she is not mentioned in his will.
"Nancy, born 1788 married abt 1810 Smith Co, Tn. to John Dotson. (Randolph Casey died in Smith county in 1814.) She died and is buried in what is now Macon Co, Tn. She named one of her children Hiram Casey Dotson. Family lore says that she had a brother who was very well- known preacher, a natural mathematican and he became Lt. Gov. of Illinois...his name was Zadock."
(from descendant Janet at
Actually, Hiram Casey was a very well-known preacher in Tennessee. The easliest Casey family manuscript (1876) doesn't mention Nancy, but perhaps that's an oversight since she didn't move to Illinois.
 Nhamlineadded this on 20 Mar 2010 sherrilswainoriginally submitted this to Stewart-Swain Family Treeon 1 Nov 2006
    Death :
          Date : 1813 (75 years old)
          Place : Smith, Tennessee, USA
    Given name : Randolph
          Surname : Casey
    descriptive data :
          GedCom File : Casey Randolph The King's Mountain Men.jpg

            Casey Randolph The King's Mountain Men.jpg
    Family Information :
          with PENNINGTON Charity (1747 - 1847) :
                Marriage :
                      Date : 1766 (28 years old)
                      Place : Smith, Tennessee, USA
          with PENNINGTON Mary Jane (1742 - 1787) :
                Marriage :
                      Date : 1766 (28 years old)
                      Place : Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
                children :
                   CASEY Randolph (1764 Spartansburg, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA - 1850 Callaway County, Missouri, USA)
                   CASEY Issac (1765 Spartansburg, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA)
                   CASEY Hiram ( Spartansburg, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA)
                   CASEY Zadok ( Georgia, USA)
                   CASEY Samuel ( Spartansburg, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA - 1850)
                   CASEY Charity ( Spartansburg, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA)
                   CASEY Abraham ( Spartansburg, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA)
                   CASEY Levi ( Spartansburg, Greenville County, South Carolina, USA - Johnson County, Illinois, USA)

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