Born: 11 FEB 1811, Roxbury, Morris Co, New Jersey

Baptism: 27 MAR 1824
Place: Mt. Olive Presbyterian Church, Morris Co, New Jersey

Land:  About 1830 William built a house on what is now 107 Mooney Rd. in Ledgewood, NJ on 195 acres of land.

Moved: 1833
Note: Moved to Michigan

Moved: 11 JUN 1836
Note: Migrated from Washtenaw Co, Mi E1/2-SE 80 Acres

Land Record: 11 JUN 1836
Note: CASKEY, William S., wife Clarissa, buy land in Sec. 28, losco, EP-SE, June 11, 1836, of Washtenaw Co., Mich. Buys land in Sec. 33, Iosco, SE-NE & NE-NE, Mar. 27,1838, of Liv. Co., Mich. Buys more of Sec. 33, in 1861, of Iosco. Sells some of Sec. 33, in 1847, of Liv. Co., Mich. Deceased by 1876. Heirs sell land in 1876, who are Robert M. wife Sarah, William Jr., Jonathon B. CASY.EY, all of losco. In census of losco, 1840, as CASCA, 1850, & 1860, as KASKY.

 

Land Record: 12 AUG 1837
Place: Livingston Co, Michigan Note: 80 acres

 

Lived in: May 1838
Place: Iosco Twp, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note: Appeared on the assessment rolls as a resident taxpayer. Real estate value was $560.00. Taxes paid was $3.20.

Religion: 01 JUN 1838
Note: Helped form the Presbyterian Church at Plainfield, at the house of Levi Clawson, and was for many years one of its deacons.

 

1840 Census: Iosco Twp, Livingston, Michigan, USA
Note: Was an assessor this year.

Occupation:  He worked by the month for others until he married Clarissa

Marriage:11 MAY 1843 Pinkney, Livingston Co., Michigan

Birth of Son: 10 JUL 1844
Name: Robert W. Caskey  

Note:  In 1844, he commenced improving his land. He and his wife moved into a log house on adjoining land and occupied it the first year, during which time a few acres of land had been cleared, and a log house of the rudest sort had been erected on his own land. From this small beginning, by the strictest economy and industry, a fine farm had been developed from the wilderness. In May of 1838, his real estate and personal estate were worth $560 and he paid taxes of $3.20.

Birth of Daughter: 07 JAN 1846
Name: Pulaski F. Caskey

Birth of Daughter: 01 APR 1848
Name: Hulda A. Caskey

Occupation: Farmer
Date: BETWEEN 1850 AND 1873

1850 Census: 30 OCT 1850
Place: Iosco Twp, Livingston, Michigan, USA
Note: Wife, Clarissa, and three children are living in his household.

 

Birth of Son: 26 SEP 1852
Name: William S. Caskey

 

Office:  1852
Note:  Was a highway commissioner

Office: 1853
Note: Was a director of the poor
Note: Was a school inspector.

Birth of Son: 20 JUL 1854
Name: Jonathan B. Caskey

 

Birth of Daughter: 19 JAN 1857
Name: Sarah Elizabeth Caskey

 

1860 Census: Couldn’t find him in Michigan

 

1870 Census: 24 AUG 1870
Place: Iosco Twp, Livingston, Michigan, USA
Note: Wife, Clarissa, and four children are listed on this census.

Died: 21 AUG 1873
Place: Iosco Twp, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note: Died from a strangulated hernia

Buried: Plainfield Cemetery, Livingston Co, Michigan

Will: 1873 File Number 685. Need to look this up.

Click to see parents: Captain Robert Durland Caskey and Elizabeth Salmon

Note: William S. Caskey was born in Roxbury, New Jersey on Feb 11, 1811. He lived with his father, Robert Caskey, who was a farmer, until he was twenty-one years of age. William came to Michigan in 1833 and took up a tract of eighty acres of land in section 28 in Washtenaw County on June 28, 1836. He worked by the month for others until May 11, 1843, when he was married to Clarissa Wasson, who came with her father from Genesee County, New York, in 1836 and settled in Unadilla. Mr. Caskey and his wife were members of the Presbyterian Church at Plainfield; he assisted in its organization June 1, 1838, at the house of Levi Clawson, and was for many years one of its deacons. He was charitable and kind hearted. William also became an assessor in 1840. In 1844, Mr. Caskey commenced improving his land. He and his young wife moved into a log house on adjoining land in section 33 and occupied it the first year, during which time a few acres of land had been cleared, and a log house of the rudest sort had been erected on his own land. From this small beginning, by the strictest economy and industry, a fine farm had been developed from the wilderness. In May of 1838, his real estate and personal estate were worth $560 and he paid taxes of $3.20. William became a leading citizen in Livingston County. He was a highway commissioner in 1852, director of the poor in 1853, and a school inspector in 1879. William died August 21, 1873, leaving four children – three sons and one daughter. The oldest, Robert W., is a farmer in Iosco. He enlisted in Company L., Third Michigan Cavalry, and served until February, 1866. Jonathan B. was a farmer in Iosco. William S. Jr. and Sarah B. lived at the old home with their mother, who shared with them the cares and responsibilities of the farm. William S. Caskey was a just man and much respected.

Clarissa Wasson

Birth: ABT 1818 New York

Living: BEF 1836
Place: Genessee, New York

Moved to: JUN 1837
Place: Unadilla Twp, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note: With her father, Samuel Wasson

1880 Census: 03 JUN 1880
Place: Iosco, Livingston Co, Michigan
Note: Living with her son, William’s family.

Death: BEF 1890

Burial: Plainfield Cemetery, Livingston Co, Michigan

Click to see parents: Samuel Wasson and Sarah Moon