Casey Farm

Gould Family on the Front Porch

Thomas Goodale Casey, the sixth-generation owner, added the front porch with its rustic, tree-trunk posts sometime after 1845. Thomas and Sadie Gould (probably the couple to the left of the door in the photograph) were the resident tenant farmers for two decades after the Civil War. The Goulds raised four daughters on the farm. Their eldest daughter Idella (possibly sitting to the right of the door) was legally blind. Her sister Susan (not pictured here) grew up to be a business partner with the Saunders House Hotel, ferry business, and boatyard and supported her sisters after their parents retired.

Harry Weir Casey (1861-1880), photographer, c. 1875
Saunderstown, Rhode Island