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Eli Cason

Male Abt 1772 - 1835  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Eli Cason  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1772  Pitt, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1820  Appling, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1830  Not Stated, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 1835  Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1834  tng Genealogy

    Father James Cason,   b. Abt 1727, Pitt, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F3214  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Cassandra O'Steen,   b. 10 May 1791, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860  (Age > 70 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Lovie Cason,   b. 1811, Warren, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    +2. Bartholomew Cason,   b. 1819, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1862, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
    +3. Argent Cason,   b. 1816, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, Alligator, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
    +4. John R Cason,   b. 1817, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Cassandra Cason,   b. 1820  [natural]
    +6. Cynthia Cason,   b. Oct 1824, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1908, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)  [natural]
     7. Temperance Cason,   b. 1827, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +8. James A Cason,   b. 1 Apr 1828, Ware, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1890, Worthington Springs, Union, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     9. Nancy Cason,   b. 1829, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Family ID F854  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1772 - Pitt, North Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1820 - Appling, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Eli Cason was born about 1772 in Pitt County, North Carolina, and was a brother of Ransom Cason (Vol. II). His parentage at present is unknown, but he was a descendant of James Cason, who died in Princess Ann County, Virginia in 1722.

      Mr. Cason is last found in Pitt County in 1799. In 1803, he is shown on a tax list adjacent to Ransom Cason in Glynn County, Georgia.

      Eli Cason's wife was Cassandra (called Cassie) O'Steen, born May 10, 1791, a daughter of John and Ada Weeks O'Steen. It is possible that Eli was married prior to his marriage to Cassandra, due to his age at the time, but, if so, nothing is now known about it.

      Eli Cason is found in the 1820 Census of Appling County, Georgia. By 1830, he was in Ware County, Georgia, but whether he had moved, or was living in that part of Appling that was cut into Ware, is not known. He and his wife, Cassie, were members of High Bluff Primitive Baptist Church, joining in 1823. Eli was baptized May 10, 1823 at High Bluff and dismissed by letter on March 3, 1824.

      In the early 1830's, they moved to Columbia County, Florida. He was last found on a votinng list at Willoughby Minchew's Precinct in 1834 in Columbia County. He is thought to have died about 1835.

      Mrs. Cason later married Josiah Parrish and was a widow again by 1850. Cassie and Josiah married in Columbia County, Florida September 1, 1837. In 1860, she was living with her son, James A. Cason, and must have died prior to 1870.

      The son, Bartolomew, died in 1863 in Lake City Hospital while serving in the C.S.A. Army.
      Source: Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Vol. 8, pages 47-48
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      Wanda, I have searched for the parentage of Eli Cason for 35 years and still am not sure. He was a brother of William, who died in Wayne Co. Ga ca. 1819, James who died in Pitt Co. N. C. ca. 1822 and Ranson who died in Alachua Co. Fl. in 1853. Also there were two Hnery Casons in Pitt Co. and one of them was probably a brother it does not seem that they come from William Cason (ca. 1695-1764) who was born in Princess Anne Co. Va. and died in Pitt Co. N. C. in 1764,William did have a son named James who could have been their father, but if Ranson Cason was really born in Va. as shown in the 1850 census of Alachua County then they were not since William was in N. C. before 1740. If that was a mistake about his place of birth then it would be plausable that this James was their father and William was their grandfather.

      Eli was related to the family of William though and their is no doubt that he descends from James Cason who died in P. A. in 1722.

      Eli moved with my ancestor Willoughby Cason and Willoughby's brothers, Dennis and Hillery Cason,jr. to Madison County Illinois in 1827. Willoughby and Eli returned in 1829 and are in the 1830 census of Ware Co. I do believe that they were related and if it were not for the 1850 census showing Ranson born in Va. it would make sense.

      I don't know where Eli is buried. i'm sure that it is an unmarked grave.

      I have more information. Please contact me at shoes@surfsouth.com

      Also there were Casons in Pitt Co. that did not come from old William. Charles Cason was a son of William's brother ,James who died in P. A. in 1761. Charles moved to La. Also Thomas Cason was in Pitt and it is not clear who he was.

      James Cason who died in P. A. in 1722 had three sons, Thomas, d. 1737, James, d. 1761 and William, d. 1764. I believe that Eli was descended from either James of Thomas.

      Phoebe Munden, wife of Ranson was a daughter of John Munden and Ann Cason. Ann Cason was a daughter of James who died in 1761

      Thanks, Boe

  • Sources 
    1. [S411] 1820 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;).
      1820 U S Census: Appling, Georgia, Page: 14; NARA Roll: M33_6; Image: 20.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1820usfedcenancestry&h=1422923&indiv=try
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      1820 United States Federal Census
      about Eli Cason
      Name: Eli Cason
      County: Appling
      State: Georgia
      Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
      Free White Males - Under 10: 2
      Free White Males - 26 thru 44: 1
      Free White Females - Under 10: 5
      Free White Females - 10 thru 15: 1
      Free White Females - 26 thru 44: 1
      Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
      Free White Persons - Under 16: 8
      Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 10
      Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10

    2. [S5] 1830 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;).
      Year: 1830; Census Place: Ware, Georgia; Roll 21; Page: 189.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1830usfedcenancestry&h=962167&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    3. [S239] Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia, Vol. 8, Huxford Genealogical Society, (Name: 1988;), Pages 47-48.