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HISTORY OF TEXAS
Mr. Aycock was married in 1881 to Miss
Ann Rogers, daughter of W. F. and Sarah
Rogert of Milam county. They have had
five children, namely: Ida, Emma, Grover
(deceased), Dellie and Maggie. Mrs. Aycock
belongs to the Methodist Church, toward
which he leans in belief and to the support
of which he contributes. Politically, he is a
tf ^UG H CASEY, a retired farmer of Williamson
county, was born in Wayne
1 county, Tennessee December 11,1833,
a son of James Hill and Jane (Turnhow)
Casey. The father was born in North
Carolina, October 12, 1813, and the mother
in Wayne county, Tennessee, March 15,1815.
They were married in the latter county in
March, 1830,where they lived on a farm until
coininig to Williamson county, Texas, in 1851.
They located within one mile of Florence, on
Salado creek, where they remained until
1886, and in that year went to Young county.
They still make their home in that county
with their youngest son, John Wesley. The
family are members of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, in which the father has been an
active worker for over a half century. The
influence and example of these good old people
are an endearing heritage to the family,
the neighbors, and the church of their choice.
Mr. and Mrs Casey had nine children, one of
whom died in infancy, and of the remaining
eight, six are now living, five in Texas and
otne in Paul's Valley, Indian Territory.
Both grandparents of our subject died many
Hugh Casey, the subject of this sketch,
has been engaged as a Texas farmer for thirty
years, and previous to that assisted his father
on the home farm. In 1885 he began work
at the carpenter's trade, which he followed
three years. He has retired from active farm
life, but still owns 248 acres of farm land in
Williamson county, 165 acres of which is
under a fine state of cultivation, and on
which can be raised anything grown in this
latitude. He devotes his land almost exclusively
to the raising of grain and cotton.
Mr. Casey was married December 15, 1853,
to Miss Mary W. Hoyle, a daughter of Mrs.
Leah Hoyle. Both of Mrs. Casey's parents
were natives of Talladega county, Alabama,
and always made their home in that county,
dying there when Mrs. Casey was quite young.
The latter was reared by a sister and brotherin-law,
J. L. and Lavina Whittenburg, who
brought her with their family to Texas in
1852. Lavina was the eldest of nine children,
and she and her husband are still living
on the same farm on which they settled in
1852. Mr. and Mrs. Casey had one child,
William Fletcher, a member of the firm of
Booty, McDougle & Casey, general merchants
of Georgetown. He is one of the leading
merchants and business men of the city, and
as a salesman has no superior in the county.
Mr. Fletcher was married January 19, 1886,
to Miss Mattie Atkinson, a daughter of J. W.
Atkinson, of this county. They have one
child, Mary Blanche. Mrs. Hugh Casey died
September 6, 1886, at the age of fifty-three
years. She was a devout and earnest Christian
for over forty years, and as a mother,
companion, Christian, neighbor and friend, no
words can speak her praise too warmly. 4Mr.
Casey has also been a member of the church
for over forty-one yeers, in which lie has
been an officer for many years. Socially, he
is a member of the Masonic order, Blue
Lodge Chapter and Commandery, and has
filled all the stations in the blue lodge except
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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families, book, 1893; Chicago. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/m1/862/?rotate=270: accessed January 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .