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Capt Christopher Columbus "Cap or C.C." Casey
Birth: Jul. 10, 1827
Roane County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1898
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA

Born in Roane County, Tennessee, and migrating to northwest Arkansas with numerous family and friends in the mid-1830s, Cap Casey eventually settled on Falling Water Creek, where he raised a family. The old homestead was within easy walking distance of the area's well-known waterfall. C.C. Casey married Miss Kisiah Wright of Perry County, Tennessee, in Johnson County, Arkansas on 11 November 1847, when they were both 20 years of age.

During the Civil War, Captain Casey was the commander of Company A, 2nd Ark. Infantry Volunteers, a unit which he organized. His very first baptism under fire, however, came as a meer teenage, volunteer, infantryman during the Mexican War. A time when he marched afoot between his home state and Mexico, both ways.

When living in a Confederate state became a liability for his family, he moved to southwest Missouri for the duration of hostilities. It is interesting to note that C.C. Casey (U.S.A.), also served a short stint with Co. I, 10th Arkansas Militia (C.S.A.) before being honorably released. During the family's stay in Missouri, he owned a farm at or near Bradleyville, and was elected to the post of county judge. He participated in several campaigns during the war, including the defense of Little Rock. His unit, known locally as the 'Mountain Feds,' also escorted civilian refugees from Arkansas into Missouri. During the only major skirmish within Johnson County, Arkansas during the war, Pvt. George Chronister and a Kansas lieutenant from Capt. Casey's outfit lost their lives.

Cap Casey was a lifelong Republican and a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.

SACs: Auto SAC of 'Sr' to name accepted then denied on 23 Apr 2015.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Turner Casey (1805 - 1878)
  Sarah Clark Casey (1803 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Kisiah Wright Casey (1827 - 1915)
 
 Children:
  Maria "Louisa" Casey (1848 - 1868)*
  John Turner Casey (1851 - 1921)*
  Benjamin Franklin Casey (1852 - 1908)*
  Sarah Ann Casey DeGraff (1855 - 1943)*
  Christopher Columbus Casey (1857 - 1934)*
  Bartholomew Abner Casey (1858 - 1931)*
  Thomas Benton Casey (1860 - 1949)*
  James Monroe Casey (1866 - 1895)*
  Kissia E. (Emmer) Casey (1867 - 1882)*
  Andrew Jackson Casey (1869 - 1947)*
  Martha Ellen Casey Drewry (1873 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Louise Casey Stewart (1824 - 1905)*
  Christopher Columbus Casey (1827 - 1898)
  Martha Casey Acord Carden (1837 - 1899)*
  Belvyryta Casey Stewart (1841 - 1912)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
CAPT. / C. C. CASEY / CO. A. / 2ND ARK. INF.
 
Burial:
Witts Springs Cemetery
Witts Springs
Searcy County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Mike Casey
Originally Created by: nancy weaver
Record added: Aug 09, 2008
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Capt Christopher Columbus Cap or C.C. Casey
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Capt Christopher Columbus Cap or C.C. Casey
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Capt Christopher Columbus Cap or C.C. Casey
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