NamePeter Hayes Cassity Sr.
Birth18 Apr 1851, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death25 Mar 1913, Rowan Co., Kentucky
BurialScaggs-Harr Cemetery, Oak Grove Rd, Rowan Co., Ky
Marriageabt 1872, Kentucky
SpouseMahala Jane Hall, GG Aunt
Birth2 Jan or 20 Jul 1856, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Deathbef 1890, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth15 Feb 1874, Morgan Co., Kentucky
Death4 Apr 1959, Portsmouth, Scioto Co., Ohio
Birth15 Jan 1875, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death22 Mar 1960, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth27 Oct 1883, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death21 Mar 1980, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth5 Oct 1885, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Death13 Jan 1944, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Peter Hayes Cassity Sr.
Mae (Hall) Gilkison writes in a letter of 16 Sep 95, "My husband's mother, Grace Cassity Gilkison, age 93, is a daughter to the Peter Cassity Sr. that married Mahala Jane Hall, sister to my grandfather (and your great-grandfather) George W. Hall. After Mahala Jane died, which they had several children, one that I knew personally - Mathew Cassity, my mother-in-laws 1/2 brother - Peter Cassity Sr. married Lula Roberts, my mother-in-laws mother. They had 10 or 12 children, most of them I knew or know as some are still living, as my mother-in-law is. Also, my mother-in-law had a sister, Martha Cassity Markwell, whose son Mason married one of Perry Hall's daughters, Pauline."
None of Peter's marriages is recorded in Rowan County.
His death certificate (Vol. 18, #08740 ) records Peter Casidy, age 63, born 18 April 1851 in Morgan Co., died 25 Mar 1913 in Rowan Co., parents unknown, cause of death pneumonia fever, informant Orlando Scaggs, Wagner, Ky, burial in Scaggs cemetery.
His gravestone says Rev. Peter Haze Cassity, 1850-1913. It is a single stone, and there is no other Cassity buried in the cemetery. See also notes for Peter Cassity Jr.
1880 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Pearce Prec. (#3), lists on p. 25, family #227:
Cassity, Peter, 30, Ky Ky Ky; Haley, 25, Ky Va Ky; George, 6; Peter, 5.
1900 census of Morgan Co., Ky, district 6, enumerated 19 June, lists on p. 16A as family #253/255:
Cassity, Peter, 48, b. Apr 1852, farmer; Lula C., wife, 28, b. Sep 1871, married 9 years, mother of 5 children, 5 living; Lydia A., dau, 11, b. Oct 1888; Josie, dau, 8, b. Feb 1892; Willis, son, 6, b. Aug 1893; Mary A., dau, 5, b. May 1895; Martha L, dau, 3, b. Aug 1896; Clifford, son, 1, b. Oct 1898. All born Ky Ky Ky.
1910 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Morehead prec, page 6B handnumbered 180B stamped, dated 23 Apr, lists family #105:
Cassity, Peter, 59; (w) Lula, 39, mother of 9 children, 9 living; married 19 yrs, second for Peter, first for Lula; (d) Jocie, 18; (s) Willis, 17; (d) Mary A., 15; (d) Martha, 13; (s) Clifford, 10; (d) Gracie, 9; (s) Noah, 7; (d) Flora, 4; (d) Lula, 2. All born in KY.
1920 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Morehead precinct #1, lists as family #60:
Cassidy, Lula, 43, widowed; Noah, son, 16; Lula, dau, 12; Arlander, son, 9; Sadie, dau, 7. All born in Kentucky.
Notes for Mahala Jane Hall
Rowan Co. birth records, on LDS microfilm #216839, list Mahala J. Hall b. 2 Jan 1856 to "George Hall & Elizabeth Riddle", place of birth Licking. The entry above is for John W. Hall, b. July 12, 1856, son of "Alfred Hall & Susan Downing". Apparently the clerk transposed the names of the mothers when copying these two lines. (The book is not a day-by-day register, but a copy made at the beginning of one year of the reports submitted by physicians and midwives of the births they had assisted at during the preceding year.)
The dates may be switched, too. Morgan Co. birth records, on LDS microfilm #216835, record birth of an unnamed daughter to George Hall and Susan Downing on 20 July 1856.
"Past Images of Rowan County"9
lists Mahala Hall the daughter of George Martin Hall as marrying Peter Cassidy Sr.
Mahala died fairly young, but I don't know the date. No earlier than 1884, since her son Matthew was born then, and apparently by 1888, as Peter and Laura's daughter Lydia listed her age as 22 when she married in Dec 1909.