My great-great grandfather, James Casey, emigrated from Ireland in 1831 arriving in New York on the Isaac Hicks with his wife Anne (formerly Carey) and two-year old daughter, Annie / Honore (1829).
James was born in 1798 two miles west of Mullingar, Walshestown, County Westmeath, Leinster and was the son of Patrick (born 1766) and Honore (formerly Murray). They were a Roman Catholic family. James' siblings were Mary (1792), Thomas (1795), Mabel (1799), Patrick (1803 - died at birth), John (1805), Michael (1809), William (1812) and Edmond (1815).
James left Ireland for Southwold township, Ontario, Canada to help clear land near present-day St. Thomas, Ontario under the employ of Colonel Thomas Talbot who had a commission to settle the area. He was the father of Patrick (1828 -died at birth), Anne (1829), Julia (1831), Ellen (1834), Thomas (1837), Margaret (1838), William (1839), James (1840), Francis (1841), Owen (1842), Sarah (1845 -died at birth), Edmond (1846), Mary Ann (1847), George (1848) and Bridget Delia (1850). James died in 1868 in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada while Anne died in 1893. They are buried at Holy Angels' Cemetery in St. Thomas, Ontario. References: Book: Caseys of the Strand, County Westmeath, 1780 to present by Thomas Cecilia, Gateway Press and Book: Casey Family Tree by Evelyn McCaffery, 1980.
|Date of Birth||1798 (circa)|
|Date of Death||1868 (circa)|