George Washington Case

 

 

 

George Washington Case (1865-1913) was the son of Captain John C. Case (7-27-1839 to 11-12-1908) and Eliza Frances Carlisle (8-27-1841 to 1-12-1911) His brothers and sisters included: Thomas E., James L., Isaac P., Benjamin, Fred, Martha, Jane, Mary and Fronie.


In the mid 1880's he married Louisa Katherine Hyder (1863 to 4-30-1948) who was the daughter of Jonathan Hampton Hyder (1821 to 8-1-1911) and Louisa Hill (4-20-1830 to 5-5-1898).

George was a farmer and sawmill operator. He was remembered by his children as being a hard worker, good provider and family man, and a strong Christain. He was accidentally shot in 1913 and died from complications of the wound. He is buried at Refuge Baptist Chruch Cemetery, in Dana, NC.


After George's death, Louisa, or Lou as she was known, had the task of raising eleven children: Milas H., who married Queen Justice; John Walter, who married Flora King; Furman Lee, who married Maggie pace; Mitchell King who married Mamie Gibbs; Ed, who died young; Joe, who married Mildren "Annie" Thompson; Rupe, who married Fannie Braggs; George W., who married Dolly Case; Doc, who married Helen Cole; Clara May, who married first, Jeter Stepp, and second, Richard Kuydendall; and Sallie Frances, who married Latha E. King.


Many visitors came to the Case home through the years, including the infamous "Trottin' Sally". He is remembered for trotting from Hendersonville to Greenville, South Carolina, sometimes even beating the train. Sallie Case King, daughter of George and Lou, recalls peering over the side of a wagon as a small girl and watching this energetic black man who was a good friend of her father.


Lou Hyder Case sold her farm in later years and moved to a smaller place owned by her uncle Doc Hyder. The last few years of her life were spent living with her children. She, with many of her family members, is buried at Refuge Baptist Church.