Saturday, May 26, 2018

Albert Eugene Casey (1903-1982)

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Dr. Albert Eugene Casey (1903-1982)

Albert E. Casey, one of the pioneers of modern pathology in the state of Alabama, died on December 26, 1982, in his 79th year. He suffered a severe stroke several months prior, from which he never fully recovered.

Albert Casey was born in New York City in 1903, son of Eugene Joseph Casey and Anna Alma Powell. This heritage of Irish and deed Southern blood later was to inspire him to publish voluminous works, 16 in all, on family-related history in County Cork, Ireland, and Amite County, Mississippi. While the ancient records of the homes of his ancestors delighted him, he also was to apply modern anthropological techniques to the problems of human migrations throughout the globe.

Source: Edmund A. Dowling, M.D., University of South Alabama Medical Center (Mobile, Alabama).

Casey, Albert Eugene, Compiler. Amite County, Mississippi 1699-1890 (Volume #3), The Environs. Greenville (South Carolina): Southern Historical Press, Inc., 2001 (reproduced from a 1957 private edition).

The first volume of this history of Amite County contains: the censuses of 1805, 1810, 1816, 1830 and 1850; the marriages,1810-1869 (with the exception of Book 2A 1820-38); the land claims and land grants 1789-1830; "to and from" index of conveyances 1810-60, abstracts of wills, orphan's court records, and letters of administration, 1809-60, and an index of wills, 1809-1922; additional information in Volume I includes maps of Amite County, distribution of wealth and slaves, birthplace of original settlers, frequency of surnames, etc.

The second volume concerns Amite County churches 1796-1870. It contains the minutes of East Fork, Jerusalem, Line Creek, Galilee, Ebenezer, New Providence, Tangipahoa, Zion Hill, Mount Vernon, Plymouth, Mars Hill, Bogue Citto and Liberty Baptist Churches and Pisgah,Bethany, Liberty and Unity Presbyterian Churches. Records of the early Methodist Churches and stations are to be found in the abstracts of the diaries of Rev. Learner Blackman, Rev. William Winans, Rev. Jacob Young and Rev. Lorenzo Dow. The second volume also contains abstracts relating to Amite County from the minutes of the Fayette Circuit Minute Book, (Methodist), General Conferences Journal of the Methodist Church, General Conference of the Methodist Church South, Annual Mississippi Conferences of the Methodist Church, minutes of the Mississippi River Baptist Association, West Tennessee Presbytery, the Amite Presbytery, the Mississippi Presbytery, General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of the United States, General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the Confederate States of America, Mississippi Baptist Association. Biographies of some churchmen are included.

The present or third Volume contains marriages, military records, estate papers and genealogies. The marriages are from Amite County 1820-38 (Vol. 2A) and 1867-90 and from the adjoining Louisiana Parishes of St. Helena and East Feliciana, and in the adjoining Mississippi Counties of Wilkinson, Franklin and Pike; also . . . .


Caswell County, North Carolina Connection

The following has not been confirmed and is placed here for research purposes only.

1. John Lea m. Ann Unknown
2. James (Country Line) Lea m. Ann Unknown
3. Luke Lea m. Elizabeth Wilson
4. Jesse Lea m. Elizabeth Farley
5. Lavinia Lea m. Joseph John Travis
6. Nancy Elizabeth Travis m. Albert David Powell
7. Anna Alma Powell m. Eugene Joseph Casey
8. Albert Eugene Casey m. Bourdon Eason Veazey

1. Stewart Farley m. Mary Burton/James F. Farley, Jr. m. Martha Evans
2. Nathaniel Farley m. Sarah Farlery
3. Elizabeth Farlery m. Jesse Lea
4. Lavinia Lea m. Joseph John Travis
5. Nancy Elizabeth Travis m. Albert David Powell
6. Anna Alma Powell m. Eugene Joseph Casey
7. Albert Eugene Casey m. Bourdon Eason Veazey

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