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Thomas Cassingham (Sr.) was born in 1777 in Kent County, England. He died in 1845 at the age of 68 in Muskingum County, Ohio and was buried there.

On 11 April 1801, at age 24, he married Phoebe Ford at St. Mary the Virgin in Orlestone, Kent, England. She was born in England between 1780-1790. She died in Oct 1838 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

Thomas and and a very pregnant Phoebe emigrated to the United States in 1818 arriving at Baltimore on 26 Oct 1818 along with their, then, six sons and one daughter. Five more children were born to them in the U.S.

  1. Thomas Cassingham (Jr.) was born 26 Jan 1802 in England.
  2. Richard Cassingham was born 8 Jun 1804 in England.
  3. James Cassingham was born about 1811 in England.
  4. George Foord Cassingham was born 19 Apr 1812 in England.
  5. John Peter Cassingham was born 27 Jan 1814 in England.
  6. Henry Cassingham was born 8 Oct 1815 in England.
  7. Phoebe Cassingham was born about 1817 in England.
  8. Elizabeth A. Cassingham was born 31 Oct 1818 in or near Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland.
  9. Rachel Sophia Cassingham was born about 1821/1822 in Ohio.
  10. William Burdette Cassingham was born about 1822 in Ohio.
  11. Ford Cassingham was born about 1824 in Muskingum County, Ohio.
  12. Mary Jane Cassingham was born about 28 Jun 1826 in Ohio.


Thomas and family arrived in Baltimore from England on 26 Oct 1818 as related in Thomas' Citizenship Oath. Elizabeth was born five days later. Thomas became a U. S. citizen on 16 December 1823 in Muskingum County, Ohio. Thomas and Phoebe were lifetime members of the Methodist church.


Thomas Cassingham (Sr.)
Birth: Thomas' Citizenship Oath (1823) states "... that he was born in the County of Kent in the Kingdom of Great Britain, in the year 1777 ..."
Death: The biography of Thomas' son, Henry, states: "The parents emigrated to Muskingum County, Ohio where they died, the mother in October 1838, and the father in 1845."

Phoebe Cassingham
Birth: The 1830 Census listing for Thomas indicates that his wife was aged 40-50 years. That would put Phoebe's birth between 1780 and 1790.
Death: See Thomas, above.

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Last Updated: Thursday, November 17, 2011.