Senator Samuel Casey and his Catfish
Illinois Senator Samuel Casey is my husband's 1st cousin 5x removed ... and he liked catfish.
Senator Samuel Casey
Samuel King Casey was born on June 27, 1817 in Smith County (now White County), Tennessee to Zadok Casey and Rachel King. Later that same year, the Casey family moved to what is now Jefferson County in Illinois, becoming early settlers and ultimate founders of Mt. Vernon.
In 2004 a newspaper article written by local history lover and writer Ben Gelman, the ...