Casey Farm

Family Cemetery

An aged tall gravestone of white marble carved with a round oak garland in the foreground with farm buildings in the distanceThe Casey Family Cemetery on the north border of the farm represents six generations of the family from 1747 to 1955. The plot was chosen at an unknown date in the seventeenth or eighteenth century most likely by the second or third generation of the family, whose markers were either not carved or have long since been broken. After 1855 Thomas Lincoln Casey brought in some of the oldest marked stones from nearby East Greenwich and surrounded the plot with a stone wall. He wrote in 1881 of the farm and family burying ground:

As a piece of property, the place is nearly valueless…But as an heir-loom for its preservation of which many sacrifices have been made by my ancestors, and as a repository of the ashes of my beloved kindred, the place is beyond price, and I trust will ever by zealously guarded and cherished by me and mine.


Family Cemetery, South Side

Silas Casey (1807-1882)

Edward Wanton Casey (1850-1891)

Abby Pearce (Casey) Hunt (1850-1891)

Abby Perry (Pearce) Casey (1813-1862)

Frederic Gordon Casey (1866-1867)

Frederick Cummings Casey (1833-1834)

Louisa Casey (1801-1859)

Mary Casey (1798-1869)

Thomas Goodale Casey (1796-1855)

Elizabeth (Goodale) Casey (1773-1830)

Wanton Casey (1760-1842)

Headstone and footstone for Christopher Hargill (1696-1748)

Broken stones, possibly for early 18th century Coggeshall family

Harry Weir Casey (1861-1880)

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Family Cemetery, North Side

Wanton Casey (1760-1842)

Abigail (Coggeshall) Casey (1737 – 1821)

Silas Casey (1734-1814)

Mary Coggeshall (1729-1747)

Harry Weir Casey (1861-1880)

Robert Jerauld Casey (1859-1860)

Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831-1896)

Emma (Weir) Casey (1834-1911)

Hannah Wanton (1727-1766)

Edward Pearce Casey (1864-1940)

North Kingstown Historical Cemetery #65, Silas Casey Lot

Lillian Berry Casey (1865-1955), left, with Edward P. Casey, right

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Family Tree

Cemetery stones in the foreground with farm buildings in the backgroundThe partial family tree below shows who out of the many generations owned Casey Farm and who is memorialized in the cemetery at Casey Farm. Tap on the image to enlarge it and see how family names were passed down with property, and how family ties continued as they rest in peace on the land they owned for more than two hundred and fifty years.

Casey Family Tree