Ancestors of Randolph Casey Sr.
John Casey
(Abt 1680-)
Abner Brooks Casey
Harriet Green
(Abt 1700-)
Randolph Casey Sr.


Family Links

1. Mary Jane Pennington

2. Charity Pennington

Randolph Casey Sr.

  • Born: 1737, Roanoke, Roanoke Co., VA
  • Marriage: (1): Mary Jane Pennington 1766, Spartanburg, Greenville Co., SC
  • Marriage: (2): Charity Pennington Abt 1780
  • Died: 1814, Smith Co., TN at age 77

bullet   Ancestral File Number: L993-7R.


bullet  General Notes:

RANDOLPH was supposedly named for a friend and
neighbor of his parents. He moved with his parents to
South Carolina about 1760-68.

He was married in 1766, Spartanburg, SC to Mary
Jane Pennington (S.C. kept no official marriage
records at that time).
Randolph & Mary Jane moved to South Carolina near
Spartansburg with his parents about 1770. According to
"Land Grant Maps," a grant of 300 acres indicated that
Randolph was married and had three children at the
time. This grant was later granted in 1772 and is
located in the extreme southeast corner of present-day
Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

He was a sargeant in the 2nd South Carolina
Regiment in the Revolutionary War under Gen. Francis
Marion, "The Swamp Fox of the Santee." He was at the
battle of King's Mountain, Oct., 1780 (where a large
British force, made up a Tories, was defeated by a
group of American Patriots on the border between SC
and NC) and was present on the occasion when Gen.
Marion was holding a truce treaty with British
officers and invited them to eat with them. The menu
consisted of roasted sweet potatoes with nothing else.
In making a written report to their commanding
officers, the British soldiers stated, "Soldiers
content to live on such fare can never be defeated!"

Randolph married 2nd to Charity Pennington, Mary
Jane's younger sister. They could have married about
1788 as there is a 14-year gap in the births of his
children then, and this would have made Mary Jane
quite old to have had Hiram, Samuel and Zadok.
However, they could have married after Zadok was born
in 1796 (the DAR records lists Zadok's mother as Mary
Jane Pennington. Zadok had a daughter named Mary Jane,
but he may have also had a daughter named Charity).

They lived in Newberry Co., SC until 1795 when
they moved to Green Co. GA, where Zadok was born.
About 1805-10 they moved to Sumner Co., TN.

He died in Smith Co., TN in 1814. His will was
dated Aug. 3, 1814 and names his wife Charity,
daughter Rebecca, and all sons. The "History of
Jefferson County, Ill." says Zadok brought his mother
with him to Ill. in 1817.

"G.S.F. 5766, Smith Co, Tenn. Wills, page 161
In the name of God amen I Randolph Casey being of
usual mind & memory calling to mind the mortality of
the body and that it is appointed for all men once to
die, commit my soul to God who gave it and my body to
be decently burred [sic] at the discretion of my
executors and I hereby ordain and appoint my sons
Abram P. Casey and Saml. Casey executors of this my
last will and Testament & such goods and chattles as
it hath pleased God to bless me with I do dispose of
in the following manner as I bequeath to my son Levi 2
dollers I leave and bequeath to my son Isaac 2 dollers
I leave and bequeath to my son Abraham 2 dollers I
leave and bequeath to my son Saml two dollers I leave
and bequeath to my son Randolph 2 dollers I leave and
bequeath to my son Hiram 2 dollers I leave and
bequeath to my daughter Rebecca 2 dollers which
several sums are to be paid to the said legatees after
the decease of my beloved wife Charity all the lands
horses cattle hogs & house hold furniture even all the
goods chattles that I am now in possession of during
her life and at her decease I leave and bequeath my
lands stock of all the several kinds together with all
my goods chattles & household furniture to my son
Zadok after paying all my just debts he also paying
the above several sums to the rest of the legatees
when legally demanded in Testimony whereof I have
hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 3rd day
of August A.D. one thousand eight hundred & fourteen.

Randolph Casey (seal)

witnesses: Henry & Ginny McWhorter"

All of Randolph's children (except Zadok) were
born in South Carolina; all his children (except
Hiram) moved to southern Illinois (though not at the
same time); and all (except Levi) settled around Mt.

# Change Date: 13 May 2001 at 01:00:00

Father: Abner Brooks Casey b: 1700 in Tyrone, Ireland
Mother: Harriet Green b: ABT 1700/1710 in Baltimore,
Baltimore Co., MD

Marriage 1 Mary Jane Pennington b: ABT 1746 in
Spartanburg, SC

* Married: 1766 in Spartanburg, SC


1. Has Children Levi Casey b: 1763 in Spartanburg,
Greenville Co., SC
2. Has Children Randolph Jr. Casey (Cacy) b: 1764
in Spartanburg, Greenville Co., SC
3. Has Children Isaac Casey b: 5 May 1770 in
Newberry, SC
4. Has Children Abraham Pennington Casey b: 1 Nov
1772 in Spartanburg, SC
5. Has Children Rebecca Charity Casey b: 1774 in
Newberry, SC

Marriage 2 Charity Pennington b: ABT 1747

* Married: ABT 1780


1. Has No Children Hiram Casey b: 23 Mar 1790 in GA
2. Has No Children Samuel Casey b: ABT 1793 in
Newberry, SC
3. Has Children Zadock Casey b: 17 Mar 1796 in
Greene, GA
4. Has No Children Matthew Casey b: 1798

Source: Linda Owens' research


Randolph married Mary Jane Pennington, daughter of Jacob Pennington and Mary CANNON, in 1766 in Spartanburg, Greenville Co., SC. (Mary Jane Pennington was born about 1746 in Spartanburg, Greenville Co., SC.)


Randolph next married Charity Pennington about 1780. (Charity Pennington was born about 1747.)


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