|Birth: ||Jun. 27, 1817|
|Death: ||May 31, 1871|
Son of Zadok Casey and Rachel King.
He married Julia Emily McCreery in Franklin Co. IL on Sept 1, 1839.
He shares the stone with his second wife, Anna Mollie Yerkes.
This headstone is a very tall obelisk with the following inscription.
In memoriam Samuel K. Casey
Came to territory of Illinois with his parents during his first year and settled in what is now Jefferson County.
He was christened at Hillsboro Illinois College. He was county judge of Franklin County for three years, Barrister
of Public Monies in Shawneetown, warden of penitentiary for five years during which time he was commissioner for
building the new state prison at Joliet which was done in a manner which commemorates his fidelity to every public trust.
In 1868 he was elected to the state senate which position he honorably filled at the time of his death. He was just and
generous to all. A man of liberal views positive convictions and energetic action.
The S.L. & S.E, RR is evidence of his untiringly devotion in every public improvement.
Zadok Casey (1796 - 1862)
Rachel King Casey (1797 - 1868)
Anna Mollie Yerkes Casey (1829 - 1873)
Julia Emily McCreery Casey (1819 - 1852)
Harry H. Casey (1864 - 1920)*
Samuel King Casey (1817 - 1871)
Mahala Pennington Casey Dwight (1819 - 1841)*
Hiram R. Casey (1821 - 1855)*
Thomas Sloo Casey (1831 - 1891)*
Samuel K. Kasey
son of Zadok & Rachel Casey
born Smith Co Tenn, June 27 1842
Died at Mt Vernon, IL, May 31, 1871
aged: 53 yrs. 11 mos. 4 days
West Salem Cemetery
Maintained by: Mary Jo Freeman
Originally Created by: Rosetta
Record added: Oct 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16347669