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CASSINGHAMS in America

Descent
Thomas Cassingham (Sr.)
Richard Cassingham
William Reeves Cassingham

William Reeves Cassingham was born 29 Aug 1837 in Muskingum County, Ohio. He is the son of Richard Cassingham and Margaret Morrison. William died about 1924/1925 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois at the age of 87 or 88 and is buried at La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

  • On 18 Oct 1860, he married (1) Abigail Sophia Comstock in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Abigail was born 20 Jun 1841 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. She is the daughter of Charles Comstock and Sophia Bonner. Abigail died 13 Feb 1885 at the age of 43 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois and is buried at La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  • On 5 May 1886, a little more than a year after Abigail’s death, William married (2) Elizabeth Emma Bozarth in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. She is the daughter of Isaac Bozarth and Rhoda Seybold. Elizabeth was born 20 Sep 1846 in Madison County, Illinois. She had been married previously to John Wesley Stone who is the father, with her, of one child, Mary, who married her step-brother, George Cassingham. Elizabeth died sometime before 1920 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

Children of William Reeves Cassingham and Abigail Sophia Comstock:

  1. Elmer C. Cassingham was born 13 Sep 1861 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  2. Minnie S. Cassingham was born 16 Dec 1863 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  3. Julia L. Cassingham was born 11 Jul 1866 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  4. George Cassingham was born 10 Oct 1869 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  5. Bertie Cassingham was born 8 Jan 1874 and died 20 Aug 1874. He is buried in La Harpe Cemetery, La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  6. Edna True Cassingham was born 11 Apr 1878 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

Sources

William: Both Marriages from the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900.

Elizabeth: Birthplace, Marriage and parents' names from Marriage License (View page 1 or page 2).
Death from the 1920 Census (La Harpe, Hancock, IL. p. 8) where William is listed as a widower.

Census Listings

The individuals in this family appear in the following census listings.

  • William (presumed): 1840 Census. Jackson, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 252.
  • William: 1850 Census. Jackson, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 331.
  • Abigail: 1850 Census. Hancock County, Illinois. Page 427.
  • William: 1860 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 994.
  • Abigail: 1860 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 721.
  • 1870 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 41.
  • 1880 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 22.
  • Elizabeth: 1880 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 158.
  • 1900 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 7.
  • 1910 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 2.
  • 1920 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 8.

 


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Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.