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Casey, John W.

Born: 1803-07-18 Rhode Island

Died: 1881-04-18

Flourished: Tazewell County, Illinois

Casey lived in Tazewell County, Illinois, as early as 1837, when he was elected to Pekin's board of trustees, a post he also held in 1839 and 1841. He married Elizabeth Morris in Tazewell County in 1845. Casey was a successful grain merchant in Pekin, likely shipping grain to markets downriver. In 1860, he owned $10,000 worth of real estate. Religiously, Casey was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church.

History of Tazewell County Illinois (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1879), 567-68, 591; Ben C. Allensworth, ed., History of Tazewell County (Chicago: Munsell, 1905), 2:899-900, 911; Gravestone, Lakeside Cemetery, Pekin, IL; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Tazewell County, 30 January 1845, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Pekin, Tazewell County, IL, 71.