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Rev. Jeremiah Harris Cason

Rev. Jeremiah Harris Cason[1]

Male 1832 - 1915  (82 years)

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  • Name Jeremiah Harris Cason  [2, 3
    Prefix Rev. 
    Nickname Jere 
    Born 16 Dec 1832  Wilson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1846  Wilson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Hurricane Church 
    Graduation 1850  Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • attended Bradley Academy
    Census 18 Oct 1850  Wilson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Graduation 1856  Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • graduated from Union College
    Residence 8 Jan 1857  Abeokuta, Nigeria, Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    formerly Ijaye, Yoruba, Nigeria, Africa 
    Census 9 Jun 1860  Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Occupation 9 Jun 1860  Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    minister, Missionary Baptist 
    Possessions 9 Jun 1860  Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    1 slave with him in Mississippi and 1 slave still in Wilson County, Tennessee 
    Military 27 Apr 1861  Aberdeen, Monroe Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    enlisted in Co. J, 11th Regt Mississippi Volunteers, CSA 
    • It appears that he enlisted for a period of 12 months, starting as a Private. During the first few months, he was named Chaplain for the regiment. At the end of his 12 month term, he appears to have not re-enlisted in this unit.
    Military Nov 1861  [9
    named Chaplain of his company 
    Military 25 Mar 1862  Pickensville, Pickens Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    enlisted as 1st Lieut, Co. C, 41st Alabama Infantry, CSA 
    • This time, J.H. Cason enlisted for the duration of the war as an officer.
    Military 27 Jun 1863  [10
    promoted to Captain, Co. C, 41st Alabama Infantry, CSA 
    Military 14 Dec 1863  Bean's Station, Grainger Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    wounded in action 
    • By this time, J.H. Cason is listed as Captain.
    Military 9 Feb 1864  [10
    resigned his commission due to injury 
    Census 1866  Pickens Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • J.H. Cason is enumerated in the 1866 Alabama state census in Twp 21 Range 15 West in Pickens County, Alabama. His family consists of 2 males under 10, 1 male over 20 (total 3), 1 female under 10, 1 aged 10-20, and 1 over 20, (total 3).
    Residence 1870  Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 24 Jun 1870  Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Occupation 24 Jun 1870  Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    minister of the Gospel 
    Census 2 Jun 1880  Wilson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Address:
    First District 
    • J.H. Cason is listed as maimed or crippled in the 1880 census with the notation that he has only one arm.
    Occupation 2 Jun 1880  Wilson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    preacher 
    Residence Abt 1898  Huntsville, Walker Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Census 5 Jun 1900  Royse City, Rockwall Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Occupation 5 Jun 1900  Royse City, Rockwall Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    preacher at First Baptist Church 
    Residence 1909  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church 
    Address:
    51 Page Ave 
    Residence 1910  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Texas Baptist University 
    • Rev. J.H. Cason is listed as Dean, Texas Baptist Univeristy
    Census 16 Apr 1910  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Occupation 16 Apr 1910  Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    teacher in a private school 
    Misc 9 Jul 1914  Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    visited his daughter 
    • Eld. J.H. Cason of Royse, Tex. arrived in the city Thursday for an extended visit to his daughter, Mrs. J.W. Higgs. Elder Cason is perhaps the oldest Baptist minister, in both age and point of service, in the South having passed his 82 milestone.
    Residence 9 Jul 1914  Royce City, Rockwall Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Died 9 Jun 1915  Royse City, Rockwall Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 21
    Buried 10 Jun 1915  Royse City, Rockwall Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 22
    Address:
    Royce City Cemetery 
    Headstone - JH and Bettie Cason
    Headstone - JH and Bettie Cason
    Headstone - JH Cason
    Headstone - JH Cason
    Person ID I1521  Scott Dickson's Family
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 

    Father Jeremiah Cason,   b. 19 Sep 1800, Abbeville Co., South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1866, Simmons Bluff, Wilson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Faver,   b. 29 Mar 1795, Culpeper Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1867, Simmons Bluff, Wilson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 10 Jan 1826  Limestone Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F256  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Cooper,   b. 10 Sep 1834, Bedford Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1901, Van Buren, Crawford Co., Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 3 Jul 1856  Fairfield, Bedford Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sallie Vincent Cason,   b. 1 May 1857, Abeokuta, Nigeria, Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1857, Abeokuta, Nigeria, Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. James R. Graves Cason,   b. 31 Oct 1858, Wilson Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1926  (Age 68 years)
     3. Alexander Cooper Cason,   b. 22 Nov 1861, Bedford Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1945, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Mary Favor Cason,   b. 2 May 1865, Carrollton, Pickens Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1938, Bolivar, Hardeman Co., Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Eliza Johnson (Lida) Cason,   b. 24 Jun 1868, Carrollton, Pickens Co., Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1941, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Bettie Clay Cason,   b. 4 Aug 1874, Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1930, Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F257  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1832 - Wilson Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Address:
    Hurricane Church - 1846 - Wilson Co., Tennessee
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    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1850 - Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Oct 1850 - Wilson Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGraduation - 1856 - Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jul 1856 - Fairfield, Bedford Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    formerly Ijaye, Yoruba, Nigeria, Africa - 8 Jan 1857 - Abeokuta, Nigeria, Africa
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    Link to Google MapsCensus - 9 Jun 1860 - Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister, Missionary Baptist - 9 Jun 1860 - Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - 1 slave with him in Mississippi and 1 slave still in Wilson County, Tennessee - 9 Jun 1860 - Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - enlisted in Co. J, 11th Regt Mississippi Volunteers, CSA - 27 Apr 1861 - Aberdeen, Monroe Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - enlisted as 1st Lieut, Co. C, 41st Alabama Infantry, CSA - 25 Mar 1862 - Pickensville, Pickens Co., Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - wounded in action - 14 Dec 1863 - Bean's Station, Grainger Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1866 - Pickens Co., Alabama Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 24 Jun 1870 - Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - minister of the Gospel - 24 Jun 1870 - Columbus, Lowndes Co., Mississippi Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Address:
    First District - 2 Jun 1880 - Wilson Co., Tennessee
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - preacher - 2 Jun 1880 - Wilson Co., Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Abt 1898 - Huntsville, Walker Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 5 Jun 1900 - Royse City, Rockwall Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - preacher at First Baptist Church - 5 Jun 1900 - Royse City, Rockwall Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church - 1909 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Texas Baptist University - 1910 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Apr 1910 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher in a private school - 16 Apr 1910 - Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMisc - visited his daughter - 9 Jul 1914 - Idabel, McCurtain Co., Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Jun 1915 - Royse City, Rockwall Co., Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Royce City Cemetery - 10 Jun 1915 - Royse City, Rockwall Co., Texas
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  • Photos
    Jeremiah H. Cason
    Jeremiah H. Cason

  • Notes 
    • J.H. Cason served many churches throughout TN, AL, MS, AR, and TX. In 1883, he was sent to the Seymour, TX area as a missionary to the Indians there.

      Went to Africa as a missionary shortly after marriage.Had 5 children who lived.Served in Civil War, was at Shiloh, Chaplin in the Confederacy

      N4, h2

      J.H. Cason is not found among the list of pastors of First Baptist Church in Columbus, Miss. His last child was born in Columbus, Miss,in 1874, so I presume he was either serving a church or teaching school there. Prior children were born in Carrolton, Alabama so I will look for a church there as well.

      This family is found in Columbus, Mississippi in the 1870 census.Census indexes list JH Cason as TM Cason. I am unable to find them inthe 1860 Census so far. In 1880, the family is back in Wilson Co.,TN. In 1900, JH Cason is found in the index as Jeremiha Cason, age 77, in the 9th Ward, Dallas, Texas. This would be ED 73, p. 125B. Unfortunately, this image is missing from Ancestry.Com.

  • Sources 
    1. [S811] The People of Wilson County, Wills & Inventories 1866-1871.

    2. [S119] Forrest City Times Art Souvenir Forrest City Times.

    3. [S120] Manual or Brief History of First Baptist Church, S.

    4. [S641] Find A Grave, 26 November 2014; Jeremiah Harris Cason; Jeremiah Harris Cason; 14606009; Mimi Simpson Davidson; Candyce Hardin Williams Glaser.

    5. [S501] 1850 US Federal Census, Wilson Co., TN, Cainsville, 17th District; dwelling 1134; Cason, Jeremiah.

    6. [S665] 1860 US Federal Census, Lowdes Co., MS, Columbus; page 613; dwelling 34, family 34; J.H. Casen.

    7. [S741] 1860 US Federal Census, Lowndes Co., MS, Slave Schedule, Not Stated; page 3; J.H. Cason.

    8. [S742] 1860 US Federal Census, Wilson Co., TN, Slave Schedule, District 17; page 9; J.H. Cason.

    9. [S658] Civil War Service - Fold3.com, 5 July 2012; Jeremiah H. Cason, 5th Mississippi Volunteers, CSA.

    10. [S658] Civil War Service - Fold3.com, 5 July 2012; Jeremiah H. Cason, 41st Alabama Infanry, CSA.

    11. [S812] 1866 Alabama Census - Pickens County, Twp 21 Range 15 W; page 28; J.H. Cason.

    12. [S801] Katherine Orme Williams Papers, Correspondence of L.P. Cooper; letter; 27 February 1870; IV-C-3, W-1-10; Letter from L.P. Cooper to his brother Alex A. Cooper, 27 Feb 1870.

    13. [S549] 1870 US Federal Census, Lowndes Co., MS, Columbus; p. 103; dwelling 974, family 1326; Cason, J.H.

    14. [S666] 1880 US Federal Census, Wilson Co, TN, First District; ED 247; page 4; dwelling 24, family 28; Cason, Rev. J.H.

    15. [S809] Rockwall County Heritage - J.H. Cason.

    16. [S585] 1900 US Federal Census, Rockwall Co., TX, Royce Town; p. 5B; family 95; Cason, Jeremiah H.

    17. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 11 August 2012; Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1909, Jeremiah H. Cason.

    18. [S688] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, 11 August 2012; Dallas, Texas, City Directory, 1910, Jeremiah H. Cason.

    19. [S580] 1910 US Federal Census, Dallas Co., TX, Dallas, Ward 9; ED 73; page 2 B; dwelling 31, family 35, ; James Posey.

    20. [S981] McCurtain Democrat Record, Local and Personal; 9 July 1914; Held on Microfilm at the Oklahoma Historical Society, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

    21. [S714] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, 26 February 2017; Cason, J.H., died 9 Jun 1915, certificate 13693.

    22. [S940] Texas Death Certificate, Rev. J.R. [H.] cason; Royse City, Rockwall County, Texas; 13693; 1915.


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