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Edward Cason (b. 1710, d. 1785)Edward Cason (son of Thomas Cason and Margaret Whiddon) was born 1710, and died 1785.He married Joanna Butcher on Bef. 1729, daughter of John Butcher and Mary Lewis.
Notes for Edward Cason:
I have Edwards father as Thomas Cason m. Margaret Whiddon. I believe I got this information from the "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia". The only real information I have on this Thomas is that held 550 acres in Princess Ann County, Va in 1704. (from Princess Ann county records)
Edward CASON (cir 1710) - (1785) m. (abt 1735) Joanna BUTCHER (cir 1710) - Edward was known to be living in Spotsylvania Co.,Va., most of his life. Joanna Butcher is shown as his wife in a number of references to land transactions in addition to his will. Joanna Butcher's marriage to Edward Cason is shown in the book "Index to Marriages of Old Rappahonnock and Essex Counties, Virginia" by Eva Eubank Wilkerson 1953, pg 49. Her source was a deed dated 1744 which also showed that she had a brother named Christopher.
All his children were named in his will, except for two deceased: son John, and a daughter who married James Shackleford. He may have had another daughter, Mary Cason, who married Robert King, Jr. 28 Feb 1741 (Crozier pg 168). Edward Cason purchased various tracts of land in Spotsylvania County.In 1740 he purchased 231 acres from Robert King and sold it in 1759 to John Benger. In 1760 he purchased 600 acres from George Seaton's estate, originally of the Chiles patent (adjacent to "Thorn Hill" tract).(Land once owned by Capt. John Holladay) In 1798 he purchased 119 acres and 190 acres from Larkin Reynolds, not a part of the "Thorn Hill" tract.
Edward Cason's will was filed in Prince Edward County, VA, on February 1, 1775. It is recorded on page 343, in the Wills of 1754-1784. ("Cason Family, Some Virginia Casons in the Revolution," by Winfred Broadus Smith." His will was filed in Prince Edward Co. in Feb 1785 although he was living in Buckingham Co. at the time. He willed six slaves to his family. The book "Genealogical Records of Buckingham Co., Virginia" by Edyth Whitley indicates that his will was proved in 1784 in Prince Edward Co. (source: V. Norene Goodman of Fremont, Calif. in Oct 1996--now deceased). He let 400 acres in Buckingham Co. to his son Seth and 20 acres in Spotsylvania Co. to his son William. His son Thomas was to have the land in Spotsylvania where he formerly lived. He also mentioned 100 acres in Spotsylvania Co. where he was now living. (from Prince Edward Co. Will Book, 1754-1784, pg 343)
Dec. 25, 1775. Edward x Cason of Buckingham Co. and Joanna, his wife; and Thomas x Cason of Halifax Co., son of the sd. Edwd., to Wm. Cason of Spts. Co., also son of the sd. Edward. Whereas, sd. Edward Cason did agree with his son, Thomas Cason, to give him 200 a. in Spts. Co. or whatever sum the sd. land should sell for, etc., and whereas, before any conveyance was made to the sd. Thomas, the sd. Edward Cason by his son, Seth Cason, his att. in fact, and with consent of the sd. Thomas, hath sold the sd. tract to the sd. Wm. Cason for the sum of œ171 curr. Witnesses, Saml. Coleman, Clayton Coleman, Jonathan Carpenter, James Shackleford, Drury Mims, Peter Ford, Wm x Tupua. May 16, 1776.
Jany. 2, 1776. Edward x Cason of Buckingham Co. to his son-in-law, James Shackleford, of Spts. Co. Deed of Gift. 100 a. in Spts. Co., whereon sd. Shackleford lives, also a negro, goods and chattels, etc. "Which sd. land is part of the tract Susannah Cason hath a lease for during her natural life," etc. Witnesses, Jno. Sanders, Seth Cason, Elizabeth x Sanders. May 16, 1776
On 24 March 1785, in Orange Co., VA, a John Carroll paid bond as guardian of "John, Edward, Molly, Wm Cason orphans of Edward Cason". The date of this filing would indicate that it was this Edward Cason since his death date corresponds so closely. However, the named orphans do not agree with the children that Edward named in his will. Nor do the ages match of his children to be orphans at the time of his death. The "orphans" were named in the book "Orange Co., VA, Families" by Brockman.(keeping note here till I can find the right Edward Cason)
John CASON (cir 1730) - (by 1766) m. Susannah unknown (cir 1730) - (1821) John was named as a son of Edward Cason when Edward deeded some land in Spotsylvania Co. to his grandson, Edward "Jr" of Hanover Co.,VA, in Sep 1779. In that transaction, Edward (Sr) indicated that Edward Jr. was the son of his son John. Wording indicated John was deceased at that time. Edward Sr. deeded land to Susannah as early as May 1766, so John was probably deceased at that time. Seth Cason was willed 400 acres in Buckingham County, VA, from his father, Edward.
Spotsylvania County Records , p. 353 electronic Micou, Paul Micou, jr.; Thos. Hill, Alexr. Phillips, Jas. Gordon, jr. April 20, 1780. Septr. 27, 1779. Edward Cason, Senr., of Prince Edwd. Co., and Seth Cason, attorney for the sd. Edwd Cason, Senr., to Edward Cason, Jr., of Hanover Co., grandson of the son Edwd. Cason, Senr., and son of John Cason, who was son of the sd. Edward Cason, Senr., etc. œ20 curr. 200 a. in Spts. Co. William Cason, James Shackleford, Nathl. Lancaster. April 20, 1780.
More About Edward Cason and Joanna Butcher:
Marriage: Bef. 1729
Children of Edward Cason and Joanna Butcher are:
- +Mary Cason, d. date unknown.
- Seth Cason, d. date unknown.
- William Cason, d. date unknown.
- Thomas Cason, d. date unknown.