|Birth: ||Mar. 11, 1822|
Son of Joseph H. Caskey and Catherine H. Scoby Caskey.
John S. was a blacksmith and bell maker.
Husband of Lucinda Pearson Caskey.
John S. CASKEY followed the trade of his father and ancestors as a
blacksmith and bellmaker. They set up their forge at Mountain Dale about1846. He would make up a wagon load of bells of all sizes, drawn by oxen, he would haul them all around the Ozarks area to sell.
In 1886 he made a trip to Eureka Springs, AR and on the old Harrison Road,was ambushed, killed and robbed. Legend is that a farmer said he heard his dogs carrying-on all night, next morning he set out to see what it was that had them disturbed, and found the wagon, the cash-box was broken open and the cash gone. The dogs led him to a brush pile where the (yet unknown) culprit had tried to hide the body.
Family members set out on horseback, some returned with the wagon, bearingMr. CASKEY'S remains, traveling in the blowing snow, back to Lick Skillet; while others rode for several days in the Arkansas area hoping to catch up to the killer, but never found him.
Wright Co. Mo. website.
Children : Mary catherine Caseky b 2-12-1856 m Jeff Trusty
Susanna Isabella Caskey b 6-16-1860- d 7-29-1947 husband John Henry Carter b 7-19-1860.
John Wesley Caskey b 8-30-1862-m Dovey F Trusty.
Sarah Ann Caseky b 8-28-1864-d 1938 m Bill Matney. Rutha Caskey b 11-6-1866 d 1947 m Wiliam Fox . Lucinda Jane Caskey b 12-7-1868 m Asa c Adams 1889. James Willima Caskey b 6-3-1871 m Mattie Ervin 12-18-1897.
Info from Jo Clark.
Joseph H. Caskey (1785 - 1853)
Catherine Scoby Caskey (1797 - 1876)
Lucinda Jane Pearson Caskey (1833 - 1900)*
Mary Catherine Caskey Trusty (1856 - 1889)*
Rozannah Caskey (1858 - 1859)*
John Wesley Caskey (1862 - 1900)*
Sarah Ann Caskey Matney (1864 - 1945)*
Ruth Caskey Fox (1866 - 1954)*
Lucinda Jane Caskey Adams (1868 - 1946)*
Miry Caskey (1875 - 1876)*
Mountain Dale Cemetery
Created by: Donna Kelly
Record added: Mar 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67149065