Descendants of William Case of South Carolina

Case

Generation #6

William M. (5Thomas III., 4Thomas II, 3Thomas I., 2Isaac, 1William) Case of Franklin Co MS

William M. Case was born 6/1824 in Lawrence Co MS. On 2/22/1846, William married his cousin's cousin, Mary Lenora Smith b. 1831 in Franklin Co MS. In the 1850 Franklin Co MS Census, we find this couple living next-door to their extended family, the Cases and Minyards.

The Civil War broke out in 1861. And as a good Southerner, Grandpa William enlisted along with his neighbors. Although most Confederate units from Mississippi are well documented, this is not true of all. Therefore, the history of Grandpa William's military service must be recreated.

First Enlistment:
-Grandpa William (aged 37) enlisted 7/14/1862 as the Senior Corporal in Co E, Quinn's 2nd Miss Infantry (State Troops), CSA. This was in response to new Confederate legislation for organization of State Reserves. In Mississippi, persons 17 to 18 and 35 to 45 were assigned to regiments known as State Troops.
-Grandpa William attended the many musters with Co E, but is not known to have deployed with the Quinn's 2nd Miss Infantry (State Troops) [MST] to combat. The last known roster for Co E, 2nd MST was on 9/4/1862.
-Individual companies of the 2nd MST periodically mustered and deployed in support of the Confederate war effort, only to be released to their homes with weapons in hand, literally to defend the home-front as the Union Army of the Tennessee swept back and forth across the state during the battle for and siege of Vicksburg.
-Along with the other soldiers over 40 and under 18, Great Grandpa William was discharged in 6/1864; as he had just turned 40.

But, Mary Lenora died 3/1864 in childbirth with her namesake, Mary Lenora Case. On 7/27/1864 (during William's two month hiatus from the war) in Franklin Co MS, William married Mary Jane Lambright Burke, widow of Confederate Veteran Thomas W. Burke. Note, this is four years before the marriage of William's son, Perry J., to Mary Jane's daughter, Margaret.

Second Enlistment:
-Grandpa William's second enlistment was in 8/1864 as Sergeant with Co E, 24th Battalion Miss Cavalry, CSA. Note, this was only two months after his discharge for being over 40. Evidently, the politics of the times caught up with the severity of the military situation.
-The core of the 24th Battalion was formed from the remnants of the Seven Stars Artillery. Thus, Grandpa William would again serve amongst his friends and neighbors.
-The 24th BN, Miss Cavalry served with Col. Wood's Cavalry Brigade, BG Wirt Adams' Cavalry Division. The unit rode back and forth from the Federal's Vicksburg perimeter at Big Black River to the Confederate railhead at Meridian. In early 1865 when Federal forces threatened Mobile from the sea and central Alabama from the north, the 24th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry was assigned to LTG Nathan Bedford Forrest's Cavalry Corps and fought in Alabama. The last record for Grandpa William is on 5/12/1865 after LTG Forrest surrendered when the entire Corps was paroled at Gainesville AL. <http://www.gainesville-vols.org/activitiesevents.html>

William and Mary Jane lived their lives in Franklin Co MS, raising his children, her children, and their children. William and Mary died sometime after 1880 in Franklin Co MS.

Franklin Co MS Marriages: 1846
CASE, William; SMITH, Mary 1846 February, 22
1850 Census: Mississippi, Franklin County
Date: 9/9/1850
LN  FN    Last  First     Age  Occup   Birth
=============================================
115  115  Case  William   28   Farmer  Miss
                Mary      21           Miss
                Missouri   3           Miss
                Perry     4/12         Miss
1860 Federal Census: Franklin County, Mississippi
HN   FN  LAST  FIRST     AGE SEX  OCCUP.     BIRTH
===================================================
527  518 Case  William   35  M    Farmer     Miss
               Mary      29  F    Domestic   Miss
               Missouri  12  F               Miss
               Perry     11  M               Miss
               Francis   7   F               Miss
               Allen     6   M               Miss
               Martin    4   M               Miss
               Warren    1   M               Miss
William Case (First_ Last)
Regiment Name 2nd Mississippi Infantry (State Troops)
Side Confederate
Company E
Soldier's Rank_In Corporal
Soldier's Rank_Out Sergeant (?)

Franklin Co MS Marriages: 1864
CASE, William; BURKE, Jane 1864 July, 27 

William Case (First_ Last)
Regiment Name 24 Battalion Mississippi Cavalry
Side Confederate
Company B, E
Soldier's Rank_In Sergeant
Soldier's Rank_Out Private (?)
1870 Federal Census, Lincoln County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST     AGE R  SEX OCCUP.      BIRTH 
======================================================
36  37  Case   Wm. M.    45  M  W   Farmer      Miss
               M. J.     40  F  W   Keeping H.  Miss
               P. J.     20  M  W   Works Farm  Miss
               M. S.     18  F  W   At Home     Miss
               F. A.     18  F  W               Miss
               Allen     15  M  W               Miss
               Martin    13  M  W               Miss
               Warren    11  M  W               Miss
               Saphronia  9  F  W               Miss
               Mary L.    7  F  W               Miss
        Burke  M. D.     16  F  W   At Home     Miss
        Case   R. A.      4  M  W               Miss
               Isaac C.   2  M  W               Miss
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 W. M. CASE   Self   M   Male   W   57   MS   Farmer   VA   VA 
 M. J. CASE   Wife   M   Female   W   58   MS   Keeping House   ---   --- 
 Sophronia CASE   Dau   S   Female   W   18   MS      VA   MS 
 M. L. CASE   Dau   S   Female   W   17   MS      VA   MS 
 Rufus CASE   Son   S   Male   W   15   MS      VA   MS 
 Charley CASE   Son   S   Male   W   12   MS      VA   MS 
 Eudora CASE   Dau   S   Female   W   9   MS      VA   MS 
 T. M. BURKE   Other   S   Male   W   21   MS      IRE   MS 
 Roberta BURKE   Other   S   Female   W   19   MS      IRE   MS 
1900 Federal Census, Adams County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST     DOB     SEX  BIRTH 
===============================================
        Smith  Allen     (1854)  M    Miss
               William   (1824)  M    Miss

    Children with Mary Lenora Smith

    Note: Sons Perry and Allen married their step-sisters, Margaret and Catherine Burke. And, other children married their cousins.

    1. Missouri A. Case

1900 Federal Census, Lincoln County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST     DOB     SEX  OCCUP.      BIRTH 
========================================================
        Smith  William           M   
               Mary M.   3/1876  F
        Smith  Missouri  4/1846  F                MS
1910 Federal Census, Lincoln County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST     Age SEX  OCCUP.      BIRTH 
========================================================
        Smith  Missouri  66  F                MS
1910 Federal Census, Lincoln County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST     Age SEX  OCCUP.      BIRTH 
========================================================
        Stomas Rupert        M
               Frances       F
        Smith  Missouri      F                MS

    2. Perry J. Case b. 3/1850 Franklin Co MS

    3. Francis Case b. 1853 Franklin Co MS

    4. Allen Case

 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Allen CASE   Self   M   Male   W   25   MS   Farmer   MS   MS 
 Catherine CASE   Wife   M   Female   W   23   MS   Keeping House   MS   MS 
1900 Federal Census, Adams County, Mississippi
HN  FN  LAST   FIRST     DOB     SEX  BIRTH 
===============================================
        Smith  Allen     (1854)  M    Miss
               William   (1824)  M    Miss

    5. Martin Van Buren Case

Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Martin V. CASE   Self   M   Male   W   23   MS   Farmer   MS   MS 
 Malissa N. CASE   Other   M   Female   W   17   MS   Keeping House   MS   MS 

    6. Warren W. Case

Franklin Co MS Marriages: 1879
CASE, Warren; DUNN, Minerva 1879 January, 19 
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Warren CASE   Self   M   Male   W   21   MS   Farmer   MS   MS 
 Minerva CASE   Wife   M   Female   W   20   MS   Keeping House   MS   MS 

    7. Safronia Case

    8. Mary Lenora Case

    Children with Mary Jane Lambright Burke

    9. Rufus Case

    10. Charles Case

Franklin Co MS Marriages: 1888
CASE, Charley; CALCOTE, Laura 1888 January, 05 

    11. Eudora Case

Generation #7

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