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General Levi Casey





General Levi Casey (c. 1752 – February 3, 1807) is buried at the Congressional cemetery on the Hill. Brothers Abner and Peter Casey arrived from Tyrone County to Baltimore in 1726 (And changed the family name from O’Casey to Casey). The family moved Baltimore to Virginia to South Carolina, settling there in 1748.



Abner Casey had eight boys; John, Columbus, Jesse, Randolph, James, Benjamin, Christopher, and Levi. Christopher, Randolph, Benjamin, and Levi (who was a colonel) all served in the Colonial army during the Revolutionary War. One of the Casey stepbrothers, Benjamin Casey, was killed in action at Camp Middlebrook, New Jersey.
Levi survived the war and married Elizabeth Duckett in 1775 and later reached the rank of brigadier general in the South Carolina militia. He also served as justice of Newberry County Court in 1785.
Casey was a member of the South Carolina Senate in 1781 and 1782 and 1800–1802 and a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives 1786-1788, 1792–1795 and 1798-1799
He was elected as a Republican to the Eighth and Ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1803, until his death, before the close of the Ninth Congress. Prior to dying, he had been reelected to the Tenth Congress. He died in Washington, D.C., February 3, 1807.