Posted By:Bette Sweet
Subject:Re: Caseday Marriage~ Fairbanks 1905
Post Date:November 14, 2011 at 17:35:01
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Ron, you went the extra mile and I thank you. I apologize for my vague message. I do have most of the Caseday family history. I'm just searching for the location of Adam Caseday (B 1847 TN) after 1880. A possibility is Fairbanks Alaska, based on his daughter, Grace, was married there. [documented] And, the gold rush. Also have the land records for an Adam "D" Caseday in Grant County OR but,so far nothing to document this Adam as my ancestor.

For anyone else interested in the information Ron has so graciously presented, I will comment on some issues.

(1)Adam Caseday was born in TN. The Census record has GA. [The family removed from TN to GA to Oregon. Apparently, the person who gave info to the enumerator was only aware of Adam coming to OR from GA]
His grandfather is the Adam b 1804.
(2)Abt Nettie; To date I haven't found any records for a
Nellie. I too think that Nettie is Grace, the name being entered wrong in the census. Grace's middle name started with L, (maybe Lettie? only a Guess) ~ Census records do have errors! The other side, A Grace was not listed in the 1880 census. However, if she was born after June (?) of 1880, she would not have been counted in that census.
(3) The 1900 census for a Grace Lyon would not be the Grace that married David E Griffith. [based on the parents born in Missouri.] Grace's parents were b TN & OR. Additional research needed though ~ Was Lyon a maiden or married name...
(4)David E Griffith operated a hotel in Dawson before he came to Nome and Fairbanks. He was a Historian and past president of the International Sourdough Reunion, Inc.(source: The Seattle Times) He was survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Hopefully someone is doing their
family history.
Thanks again Ron. I especially appreciate the Washington Death Certificate for Grace and the suggestions.