Jeremiah George "Judd" Casey

Jeremiah George “Judd” Casey (1849-1915) was born near Athens, Menard County, Illinois, on December 27, 1849, the son of John James Casey and Harriet Clark. His mother was descended from Ephriam Gard and Barzilla Clark (1750-1840), early pioneers in the Salisbury, Sangamon County, area. He married Laura England, daughter of William Banks and Martha Frances Hall England, in 1872 and was lured, like other Athens residents, to move west. The family lived in Kansas when daughter Hettie May was born about 1873, and had returned to Athens by 1875 when their son Addison was born. Hettie May apparently died in about 1883 while they lived near Mt. Pulaski. Their youngest son, William Milam, was born in Athens in 1887. In 1900, Judd (listed as Jerry M. in the Menard County Census) was foreman of the D. M. Primm/* */Lumber Yard, located at the present site of the Athens Municipal Library. Judd died in 1915, and is buried in West Cemetery in Athens.

Submitted by Barbara Shannon Cox

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