Cassetty, Thomas

Birth Name Cassetty, Thomas 1
Also Known As Casady
Gender male
Age at Death more than 77 years, 3 months, 23 days


Not to be confused with Thomas Cassity b.1772 to Peter Cassity and Ann Armstrong.

Thomas and family (judging by where the children were born) moved from Franklin Co,VA to Jackson Co, TN ~1804

"Building Neighborhoods: Jackson County TN prior to 1820" by Betty Huff Bryant
"James McKinnis.. 10 acres.. War Trace Cr... Thomas Casity's northeast corner... 8 Jan. 1816"

In his Rev War pension application says he was born in Augusta, lived in Botetourt before moving briefly to Franklin and thence to Jackson Co, TN. Applied 28 Aug 1832 in Smith Co, TN. "The file includes a 31 July 1837 letter apparently written by Cassetty from Bagdad"

"The 1782 Botetourt County tax list includes a Thomas Cashady " - could be him or his father.

Cassidy DNA Project - descendents (N49940,122397) test as R1b1a2a1a1b4b


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1762-09-09 Augusta Co, VA   1
Military Service 1779-10-00 Private in Col. Crockett Regiment, VA, Revolutionary War    
Event Note

Revolutionary War Pension Applications -
"The file includes a 31 July 1837 letter apparently written by Cassetty from Bagdad" On Fold3! He hires a lawyer to obtain his pension ( after 6 years of failing to do so himself). Some curious syntax: [will not pay the attorney unless he is successful] ...and if you do not no pay as my fate is bad and I am not will able to pay something if I do not get in that way...". Even by 1840, commission was still denying his application. Not clear if he was ever paid.

Served under Capt William Cherry, 4th Virginia Millitia
"Capt. William Cherry was from Jefferson County, W. Va., where he kept a tavern on the site of the present Charlestown. In 1776 he was commissioned lieutenant in the Fourth Virginia Regiment, becoming a captain in 1777. He was put upon the supernumerary roll in 1778, and after being commissioned for Crockett's battalion opened a recruiting office in the vicinity of his tavern."

Death after 1840 Jackson, TN   2 3
Event Note

some databases list date of death as 1833 in Smith Co, TN, but he is clearly living in Jackson Co, TN in 1840 census.


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Cassetty, Thomasbefore 1744after 1776
         Cassetty, Thomas 1762-09-09 after 1840


Family of Cassetty, Thomas and Thomas, Sarah

Married Wife Thomas, Sarah ( * 1775 + after 1840 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1796-02-25 Franklin, VA Marriage of Cassetty, Thomas and Thomas, Sarah 1

1799: Franklin Co, VA
1806: Petition about boundaries of Jackson Co, TN "Thomas Cassety"

1820: Smith Co, TN Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820
Males - Under 10: 2 Thomas D & Martin S
Males - 10 thru 15: 1 Sampson
Males - 16 thru 18: 1 Alexander
Males - 16 thru 25: 3 Alexander, William, Nicholas
Males - 45 and over: 1 Thomas
Females - 10 thru 15: 2 Jane or Libby or Silvia (Hannah already married Henry Davenport)
Females - 45 and over: 1 Sarah

1830: Smith Co, TN "Thomas Cassady"
Males - 10 thru 14: 1 Martin S
Males - 15 thru 19: 1 Thomas D
Males - 20 thru 29: 3 William, Alexander, Sampson
Males - 30 thru 39: 1 Nicholas
Males - 60 thru 69: 1 Thomas
Females - 10 thru 14: 1 No ages on Jane, Libby, or Silvia.
Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Females - 40 thru 49: 1 Sarah


1840: District 3, Jackson, Tennessee
Free White Persons - Males - 70 thru 79: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1

family from

Name Birth Date Death Date
Cassetty, Jane
Cassetty, Massalorstar
Cassetty, Libby
Cassetty, Silvia
Cassetty, Nicholasabout 1800before 1840
Cassetty, Williamabout 1802
Cassetty, Hannah Eabout 1802after 1862
Cassetty, Alexander1804
Cassetty, Sampson W.about 18081866-10-28
Cassetty, Martin S.about 18151885-05-12
Cassetty, Thomas Draperabout 18161889-09-30


Date Street Locality City State/ Province County Postal Code Country Phone Sources
1804 moved to Jackson County,TN               4


Type Value Notes Sources
Paternal Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b4b R-M222/R-M269