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Edward Merriweather Cason
Birth: Jan. 1, 1805
Hanover County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 14, 1895
Gainesboro
Jackson County
Tennessee, USA

Edward Merriweather Cason was a solider in the Revolutionary War. Was born in Virginia and came to Tennessee where he settled in Jackson County in 1811. He built the first brick house in the county. The house was a long time landmark on the Gainesboro-Celina road. It stood upon a hill six miles from Gainesboro, "Bald Hurricane" towering above it, and the silvery stream of the Cumberland visible for miles above and below. This house was near the spot where the original log house was built by James Cason. The brick was burned by negro slaves upon the place. Family tradition as Edward Cason paid a man thirty dollars to lay the brick for his house.

Edward Cason built flat boats on which he floated cargoes of corn down the rivers to New Orleans anda then walked back home. After the steamboats were in general usage he ceased to walk. On one trip the Mississippi Riverboat sank and his young negro companion drowned.

Edward lived to be 90 years of age.

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 Spouses:
  Levicia Gipson Cason (1806 - 1838)
  Mary Ann Elizabeth Hall Cason (1821 - 1896)*
 
 Children:
  Caroline Cason Mahanay (1824 - 1854)*
  Henry Hall Cason (1847 - 1908)*
  Lewis Bartlett Cason (1849 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: No tombstone was found in 2013, when Findagrave volunteers looked. Family cemetery on land owned by Edward Cason. Many family members were suppose to be buried there.
 
Burial:
Cason & Spivey Cemetery
Hurricane
Jackson County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Beverly Mahanay~Short...
Record added: Mar 11, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 106554089
 


- Beverly Mahanay~Short❤
 Added: Mar. 26, 2016
Edward could not have fought in the revolutionary war. He was born several years after it ended. However, his father. James Cason, fought in the war.In memory of my 4th great grandfather
- Dana Ribble
 Added: Jul. 24, 2015

- In Memory of Margo & Jens
 Added: May. 8, 2015
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