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Ban Casser (+ aliases) & Mary WATSON, 1880s-1930s

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Ban Casser (+ aliases) & Mary WATSON, 1880s-1930s

Posted: 1 Sep 2011 9:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
*NOTE: Cross posting to Tarrant County community*

Hello. Ban Casser Watson was my GGGrandfather, & there are a few mysteries surrounding his family. Any information is greatly appreciated. Here is what I know.

Aliases of Ban Casser are C.A., C.B., B.C., Cazor, Casa B., and pretty much any other variation you can think of. He was born in Georgia in May of about 1859.

The first confirmed record for him in the 1900 census as follows:

Dallas County, Precinct 3
C.A. Watson, head, b May 1859, 41 yrs,birthplace of self & both parents: Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Mary A. Watson, wife, b Dec 1857, 42 yrs, b Texas, father b Indian Territory, mother b Missouri
Married 13 yrs (so about 1887ish)
Rosa M., dau, b Oct 1886, 13 yrs, b TX
Lillie A., dau, b Apr 1888, 12 yrs, b TX
John W., son, b apr 1883, 17 yrs, b GA
Thatus E, son, b Nov 1886, 13 yrs, b TX
Fannie M., dau, b Feb 1889, 11 yrs, b TX
Larence B., son, b Sept 1895, 4 yrs, b TX

1910 Census
Saginaw, Tarrant, TX
Cazor Watson, head, 52 yrs
Occupation: Railroad
Mary A. Watson, 51 yrs
Lawrence, son, 14 yrs

1930 Census
Dallas County Convalescent Home/Poor Farm
Casa B. Watson, b. GA, widow

Death Certificate:
Ban Casser Watson
Hutchins, Dallas County
County Farm, Grand Prairie TX
Length of Residence: 2 yrs
Wife: Unknown
DOB: May 9, 1851 {marked through} replaced with 1853
Age: 77 yrs, 11 mos, 14 days
Occupation: Laborer
Birthplace: Texas
All Parental Info: Don't Know
Informant: AC Carnis (physician), Hutchins, TX
DOD: April 23, 1931
... attended the deceased from Oct 30 - Apr 22, 1931... death occured 6:30am
Cause of death: Apoplexy
Burial: Grand Prairie Cemetery, 4/25/31
Undertaker: Keathly-Foley, Dallas

The family lines through John Wesley & Thad Eugene are solid. I have their marriages, their children & most of THEIR marriages & children, & so on. They all remained in the Tarrant/Dallas county area & most are still there to this day. This is where the mysteries begin, though.

I can't locate any of this family in the 1920 Census.

I don't know what happened to any of their other children.

I don't know Mary's last name or anything about her family.

I can't find a death record for Mary.

I've been unable to determine the true parents of John Wesley, Thad Eugene, & Rosa M ... as they were all born before the marriage, it's likely they all had a step-parent in either Mary or Casser.

Although I think I may have a lead on Ban Casser's family in Georgia, it is far from solid evidence. (There is someone recorded as CB, m, age 1 in 1860, Casga, m, age 10 in 1870, then Cassalina, f, age 21 in 1880 in a family in Upson, Georgia records. Also in Upson, GA there is a record of a C.A. Watson marrying Ida Hayes June 1, 1881. This would seen to time out right with the birth of John Wesley. However, Bible records at the Upson County Archives records this child as Carolina.)

I don't know why Casser ended up at the County Farm - it would seem with 6 children he would've been taken in by family. As evidenced by the lack of information and cross-throughs on the D.C. & finding no gravesite - it seems his body was never claimed.

If ANYONE out there has ANY additional leads on this family... please let me know. This has been my brick wall for several years.

Thank you,
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Laja656 2 Sep 2011 3:05AM GMT 
HL2604 2 Sep 2011 9:58AM GMT 
HL2604 2 Sep 2011 10:33AM GMT 
PaSain 3 Sep 2011 12:57AM GMT 
Laja656 3 Sep 2011 1:52AM GMT 
Laja656 3 Sep 2011 1:41AM GMT 
jimwatson67 11 Apr 2013 5:58PM GMT 
HL2604 11 Apr 2013 7:27PM GMT 
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