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Levi Richardson Cason

Male 1839 - 1927  (88 years)


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  • Name Levi Richardson Cason  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 19 Apr 1839  Sandersville, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1860  Not Stated, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 10 Sep 1861  Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1910  Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1920  Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 13 May 1927  Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried Stevens-Cason Family Cemetery, Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I9812  tng Genealogy

    Father Dennis Cason,   b. 17 Feb 1803, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1862, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Massey,   b. 18 Jul 1806, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1887  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1 Jan 1829  Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Family ID F3588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Virginia "Jenny" Stephens,   b. 27 Apr 1850, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1941, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Children 
     1. Emma Cason,   b. 12 Oct 1875, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1882, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)  [natural]
     2. Louisa Cason,   b. 26 Jun 1879, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1879, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    +3. Annie Lee Cason,   b. Sep 1882, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)  [natural]
     4. Addiegene Cason,   b. 11 Nov 1884, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1972, Washington, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
    +5. Sarah Elizabeth Cason,   b. Feb 1888, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1971, Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)  [natural]
     6. Marcellus H Cason,   b. 21 Jun 1889, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1930, Bibb, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
    +7. Levi Richardson Cason, Jr,   b. 7 Aug 1891, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1975, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Family ID F3654  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Apr 1839 - Sandersville, Washington, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 10 Sep 1861 - Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Washington, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 May 1927 - Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Stevens-Cason Family Cemetery, Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • LEVI RICHARDSON CASON

      Levi Richardson Cason was born near Sandersville, Washington County, Georgia, April 19, 1839. About two years after the War Between the States he located in Toomsboro, Wilkinson County, and except for a year at Forsyth, Ga., and three years at Jackson, Ga., he lived there until his death. He first clerked for Judge Cannon, later for Mr. Ira Deese and he also taught school for a short while. About 1877 he went into business for himself and when he retired forty-five years afterwards he had long been one of the leading merchants of the county. He built the first brick mercantile buildings in the county, at the same time putting up the Wilkinson County Bank Building, the first bank in the county. He served as one of the Directors of this bank from its beginning until about two years before his death, and before it was organized he acted in the capacity of private banker for numbers of his customers. He was an elder in the Toomsboro Christian Church. He had served both as Mayor and Councilman of his town, and was a member of Camp Warthen, U.C.V. He enlisted in the Confederate army, April 19, 1861, age twenty two, in Co. A. 28th.

      LEVI RICHARDSON CASON

      Regiment Georgia Vol., and served the full four years. He was in many notable engagements and was wounded at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Mr. Cason died at Toomsboro, Ga., May 13, 1928, age eighty-eight years, and was buried at the Stephens family cemetery. He was survived by his
      wife, four daughters, two sons and eleven grandchildren.

      William Cason, grandfather of L.R. Cason, settled in Washington County between Sandersville and Oconee about 1800, moving there with his wife, Rhoda, from Tar River, N.C. They had one daughter, (Mrs. Stuart) and three sons, Henry (Ala.). John Justin (Fla.) and Dennis, father of
      L.R. Cason, born in Washington County 1805, died December 2, 1862. Dennis Cason married Sarah Massey, born in N.C. 1806, died Nov. 1887. Sarah was a daughter of Abel Massey and Elizabeth (Jones) Massey, who moved to Washington County from North Carolina in 1814. L.R. Cason had three brothers who also served during the War Between the States. Abel, 1802-65, with First Georgia Battalion; William, 1814-65, with First Georgia Regiment, later with First Georgia Battalion; and John, enlisted in 1861 in Co. B. 28th Georgia Regiment, died of illness May, '62, and was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Va. When Mr. Cason visited Richmond a few years before his death he had a marker placed there for the family, in addition to the Confederate marker. These four soldier brothers had three sisters widowed by the war: Mary, m. Owen
      Elkins, d. Nov., '62, at Seven Pines; Rhoda, m. H.L. Hodges, d. '62 at Sharpsburg; Nellie, m. Tom Tucker, d. June '62, in Seven Days' fight around Richmond.

      Jan. 4, 1874, L.R. Cason married Martha Virginia Stephens, of Toomsboro, granddaughter of John Stephens and Elizabeth (Matthews) Stephens, who moved to Wilkinson County from N.C. in 1822. John Stephens served with the N.C. Militia during the Revolutionary War, and his grave, two miles south of Toomsboro, was marked April, 1925, by
      Major General Samuel Elbert Chapter, D.A.R. Tennille, Ga., the first grave in the county to be so honored. James, the oldest child of John and Elizabeth, was born in N.C. Feb. 27, 1817, and was married in 1840 to Jerusha Barnes, daughter of William Barnes and Cecelia (Vickers) Barnes. Of the six daughters (they had no sons) of James and Jerusha, four became the wives of ex-Confederate soldiers. Martha Virginia being
      the wife of L.R. Cason. During the War Between the States James Stephens did home service which entitles his descendants to membership in the S.C.V. and the U.D.C.

      (By Mrs. Sarah Cason Todd and Addigene Cason)

      Name: Levi R Cason ,
      Residence: Washington County, Georgia
      Enlistment Date: 10 September 1861
      Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
      Side Served: Confederacy
      State Served: Georgia
      Unit Numbers: 376 376
      Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 10 September 1861
      Enlisted in Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 10 September 1861.
      Surrendered Company A, 28th Infantry Regiment Georgia on 26 April 1865 in Greensboro, NC

  • Sources 
    1. [S354] 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004;).
      1860 United States Federal Census Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: NARA, 1860.M653, 1,438 rolls. Not Stated, Washington, Georgia, post office Sandersville, roll M653_140, page 306, image 307.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=7410534&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    2. [S183] Military Records of Individual Civil War Soldiers, Historical Data Systems, comp., (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999;).
      Online publication - Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Soldiers 1999.Original data - Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA form the following list of works. Copyright 1997-2000 Historical Data Systems, Inc. PO Box 35 Duxbury.

    3. [S356] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia; Roll: T624_220; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 450.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&h=3891049&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    4. [S347] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2005;).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Toomsboro, Wilkinson, Georgia; Roll T625_286; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 156; Image: 984.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1920usfedcen&h=4724758&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    5. [S366] Certificate of Death.
      [ View death certificate]

    6. [S264] Stephens-Cason Cemetery, Larry McAdams and Robbie Mixon.
      http://friendsofcems.org/Wilkinson/default.htm?SQL.asp?CemNumber=86&,2

    7. [S138] Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;).
      Record for Dennis Cason and Sarah Massey
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=GAmarriages_ga&h=33859&indiv=try

    8. [S138] Georgia Marriages, 1699-1944, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004;).
      Record for Sarah Massey and Dennis Cason