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Robert Casey[1, 2, 3]

Male 1839 - 1910  (70 years)


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  • Name Robert Casey 
    Born Oct 29, 1839  Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Gender Male 
    Residence Claymont, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

     
    Died Aug 19, 1910  Claymont, New Castle county, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Buried Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle county, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Person ID I77810  mykindred
    Last Modified Aug 04, 2018 

    Father Robert Casey,   b. circa 1802, New York, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     
    Mother Mary E. Goodley,   b. circa 1820, Delaware, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Y
     
    Married  
    Family ID F70667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ann Mary Cloud,   b. Sep 03, 1841, Delaware, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 19, 1910, Claymont, New Castle county, Delaware, USA
    Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married   [4
    Notes 
    • Robert and Ann (Cloud) Casey, storekeepers, were murdered in their slee
      p, clubbed to death, in their second-floor bedroom above the store the n
      ight of August 19, 1910 (see Genealogical Notes of the Cloud Family" by T
      hos. Maxwell Potts, p. 172). The death certificate gives Aug. 20, 1910, b
      ut that's when the bodies were discovered.
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      HANGED FOR THE MURDER OF ROBERT AND ANN CASEY
      REESE ROBERTS
      Reese Roberts, Convicted of Murder of Mr. and Mrs. Casey, to Be Hanged T
      oday.
      WILMINGTON, Del., July 13. Reese Roberts, a negro of Chester, Pa., will b
      e hanged at the New Castle county workhouse tomorrow for the murder of R
      obert Casey and Ann, his wife, an aged couple of Claymont, on Saturday, A
      ugust 20, 1910. He was tried and convicted of the murder of Mrs. Casey o
      nly, but there is no doubt that the double crime was committed by the s
      ame hand.
      Roberts' fate was decided this morning by Governor Pennewill.
      Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Friday, July 14, 1911
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      ROBERTS IS HANGED DECLARING INNOCENCE
      WILMINGTON, Del., July 14. - With a smile upon his face and declaring h
      is innocence, Reese Roberts, colored, convicted of the murder of Mrs. A
      nn Casey, at Claymont on August 20 last, and indicted for the murder of R
      obert Casey, Jr., her husband, was hanged at the New Castle County Work
      house this morning. The drop fell at 10:22 o'clock and at 10:37 he was d
      eclared dead by the physicians and cut down at 10:55. Final religious s
      ervices were conducted by Rev. Ralph T. Coursey, of this city, and Rev. L
      uther F. Mezick, of Philadelphia, a singing Evangelist of the Methodist E
      piscopal Church. The body was given over to relatives for burial.
      Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Friday, July 15, 1911

    Children 
     1. Lot Cloud Casey,   b. Jul 03, 1876, Claymont, New Castle county, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 07, 1903, Chester, Delaware county, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. Robert P. Casey, Jr. ,   b. Jan 15, 1880, Claymont, New Castle county, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 13, 1885, Wilmington, New Castle county, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    Family ID F26375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2030] Cloud Family Association Journal , Vol IX, No. 3, p. 3
      .

    2. [S2514] Gedcom - Roberts, Amanda .

    3. [S5198] Genealogical Notes of the Cloud Family .

    4. [S2515] A History Of The Talley Family On The Delaware And Their Descendants .