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Looking for Benjamin and Ebenezer Casner
Posted by: Liz Freeman (ID *****2827) Date: January 06, 2006 at 19:14:12
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Henry Casner (b.1802-1810 Cumberland Co., KY) and Jincy Jane Fields Casner (b.c.1810 OH) were married in 1822 in Ray County, MO. They had 12 children - some born in MO, some born in IA. Henry dies in 1847 in Marion Co., IA.

Beginning in 1849 the family begins to migrate to CA and OR. All arrive there with the exception of two of the sons (Benjamin and Ebenezer).

Benjamin Casner (b.circa 1824) and Ebenezer Casner (b.circa 1827). Benjamin is alive in April, 1846 as he is mentioned in the April elections of that year in IA. Ebenezer is mentioned in written accounts in IA as late as 1849. From that point in time I have been unable to locate any informaiton on them.

One could conclude they:
(1) died on the way to the CA gold mines or in the gold mines.
(2) died on the Oregon Trail in 1852 when most of the family migrated
(3) remained in IA and the spelling of the name was changed. Most of the family was illiterate and the name has been spelled Casner/Carsner/Carsoner/Cassner - often with two spellings on one document.

I have done extensive research on my Casner family. However, I am the eternal optimist and have to believe that out there somewhere is someone who has information on these two Casner people. Am willing to exchange genealogical information regarding this family.

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