The past is the present for future generations who do not know their history


Here is an excellent example of why our children need to…

be taught cursive writing in school. Lt Levi Casey issuing orders to troops during the Revolutionary War. This document is the actual handwriting and signature of Lt Levi Casey issuing an order to his soldiers during the Revolutionary War. It is dated 7 Aug 1782. Levi Casey rose in rank from Colonel to Lieutenant to Brigadier General during his tenure in the Revolutionary War. He was one of the reknown OverMountain men as was David Crockett.

Br General Levi Casey served terms as a House of Representative and then had been re-elected Senator but did not get to serve his last elected term because he had a massive heart attack and died Feb 1807. He was first interred at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, DC and in circa 1832 he was re-interred in the Congressional Cemetery.

His widow, along with her Duckett nephew came to Alabama before 1820 and settled in Lauderdale County, Alabama in the community of Rawhide. She, some of her children, and other relatives are buried in the Casey Family Cemetery on what used to be her property.

I desire you will draft or other ways order one third of your company to hold themselves in readiness to march by the fifteenth of this instant to the Cherikees you are to provide flower/flour for sixty days provisions for each man and two good beef cattle and as pack horses a[re] not to be had would recommend that each man take horse and that one half carry forward and the other half act as horsemen and change as they can agree or be ordered and any that have not any horses of their own you are to impress in the bounds of your own company you are to collect all the swords you can and put them into the hands of the men.

August [symbols] 7th 1782                                                                                                                Cap [symbols] Saxon

I am ____and hum [symbols]
(take this to mean your humble servant)
Lt Levi Casey

Official Orders 7 Aug 1782

Official Orders 7 Aug 1782

Ever wonder what others from family lines looked like?

The following is a pdf file with an article from the White River Valley Historical Quartlery in the issued dated Spring 1964. It traces our Abner Casey’s lineage from the Tyrone County, Ireland to Taney County, Missouri. Some photos are included of those lines. Enjoy. Click on the hyperlink below to access the article.

Caseys from Tyrone County Ireland to Taney County Missouri article from White River Valley Histroical qtrly

Error, omission or Oversight?

WHSP-C-07275-18 Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter and ...

Anwar Sadat, Jimmy Carter, and Menahem Begin at Camp David

It was the land called Oversight. The Jacob Duckett of the following text is the father of Elizabeth Duckett who married our Gen Levi Casey of Revolutionary War fame. Gen Levi Casey was also a Congressman, and  a South Carolina State Representative. The text of the document follows that is entitled The Land Called “Oversight

The colony of Maryland emerged with a group of 200 people sailing on the ships, the Arc and the Dove from England, arriving in 1634. The land was given by Royal Charter to George Calvert, 1st Lord of Baltimore. He died before the document was signed and his son, Cecilius Calvert assumed rulership of a ten million acre tract of wilderness known as Maryland and Delaware, today.

Jacob Duckett (1714-1764) owned 85 acres of land situated in Frederick Co., MD called “Oversight.” William Boteler, born 1738 in Frederick Co., MD, and who was married to Ann Duckett, daughter of Jacob Duckett, inherited this 85 acre land situated in Frederick, Co., MD called “Oversight” from his wife’s father. Women were not allowed to inherit land at this time. According to the Will of Jacob Duckett, Ann Duckett Boteler received a cow and a calf from her father’s estate, as was befitting in those times for women. Her husband inherited the land called “Oversight.” The acreage was later sold to James Sergant for 150 pounds. The land lies between Catoctain and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

The same land known as “Oversight,” was changed by the 32nd president of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (FDR). The land was developed through the “New Deal,” under the “Works Progress Administration,” (WPA) The ‘great depression” of 1929-1941 created jobs for the many out of work. The land was created into a National Park and Presidential Retreat, renamed, “Shangra-la.”

Dwight David Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, saw fit for another name, “Camp David,” after his son David Eisenhower, Jr. “Camp David,” has been available for eleven different presidents over a 66 year period. During that interval, many negotiations took place there.

One was with President Jimmy Carter, a peanut farmer and nuclear physicist from Plains, GA. He set up the, “Camp David Accords,” to work for peace in the Middle East. When the peace talks stalled, President Jimmy Carter invited Sadat and Begin with their senior aides to the presidential retreat, “Camp David.” After 13 days of negotiations, the leaders announced the conclusion of the accords, which provided the basis for continuing peace in the Middle East and between Egypt and Israel. Sadat and Begin received the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1979 for their great efforts.

References: Moravian Families of Carroll’s Manor, ppg. 113-14; Maryland & Virginia Colonies, ppg. 184, Doliante; Land Records of Prince George’s Co., MD 1726-1730, ppg. 7 and 39; Encarta Encyclopedia, Grolier Encyclopedia; Encyclopedia Americana.