Name: Isaac Casey DEPRIEST
Birth: 18 APR 1807 in Smith Co, TN
Death: 2 OCT 1878 in Birch Tree, Shannon Co, MO
Burial: Brown-DePriest Cem near Birch Tree, MO
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Change Date: 20 JUN 2016
His tombstone says he was born April 18, 1802, but I have another birthdate for him as April 2, 1807. I tend to agree with the 1807 date (maybe April 18 is right) because the census records show him --
1850: 44, 1860: 53, 1870: 63.
Isaac Casey grew up in Indiana and moved to Jefferson Co., Ill. with his parents where he married in 1827.
See picture at:
In 1830 he was in Jefferson Co, IL:
See image at: http://www.rootsweb.com/~iljeffe2/census/1830/211a.gif
Depriest, Icaac 1000100000000 0000100000000
1 male 0-5 (Abraham-0)
1 male 20-30 (Isaac-23)
1 female 20-30 (Elizabeth-24)
In 1840 he was still in Jefferson Co,IL:
Depust, Isaac C 320001 - 010001
3 males 0-5 (Isaac-5, Roy-3, Asa-3, Lloyd-1)
2 males 5-10 (Abraham-10, Green-6)
1 male 30-40 (Isaac-33)
1 female 5-10 (Amanda-8)
1 female 30-40 (Elizabeth-34)
About 1840 he moved to MO & lived near Thomasville in Oregon Co. He was assessor and Justice of the Peace for Oregon County when it was established in 1845. His son, Green?s obit says that Green came to Missouri with his parents when he was 12 (which would make it 1846)
In 1850 they were in Oregon Co, Mo (p 396b) #11-11
DEPRIEST, Isaac C. 44 M Farmer Tennessee
. . . . . Elizabeth 45 F Ohio
. . . . . Abraham 20 M Farmer/Attended School Illinois
. . . . . Amanda M. 18 F Attended School Illinois
. . . . . Green S. 16 M Farmer/Attended School Illinois
. . . . . Isaac W. 15 M Farmer/Attended School Illinois
. . . . . Asa C. 13 M Attended School Illinois
. . . . . Lloyd R. 11 M Attended School Illinois
. . . . . Margaret S. 9 F Attended School Missouri
. . . . . Frances B. 6 F Attended School Missouri
. . . . . John H. 6 M Missouri
. . . . . William C. 3 M Missouri
In 1854 a sick soldier stopped at Isaac's home. he died and they buried him on this place. This started what is known as the Brown-DePriest cemetery where many of Isaac's descendants are buried.
About 1856 they moved to Birch Valley (near Birch Tree, Shannon Co, MO) where he operated a store on his farm, which was the first store in Birch Valley. He went to Rolla once a year to get supplies. The trip took a week with an ox team.
Oregon County, Mo Circuit Court Records -
1857 - State of Mo vs. Issaac C. Depriest, Green Depriest and Micajah Hogan. Disturb worship.
1858 - Oregon County Road & Canal Fund vs. A.M. Depriest, I.C. Depriest and Baty. Note.
1858 - State of Mo. vs. Isaac C. Depriest. Disturb Neighborhood.
1860 census - Birch Prairie, Shannon Co, Mo (p 24)
Isaac Depriest - 53 1806 Tennessee Male
Elizabeth Depriest - 54 1805 Ohio Female
Acy C Depriest - 23 1836 Illinois Male
John H Depriest - 16 1843 Missouri Male
Rebecca Depriest - 16 1843 Missouri Female
William Depriest - -13 1846 Missouri Male
In 1863 they moved back to Jefferson Co, IL; then abt 1865 they returned to Shannon Co., Mo.
For many years before the Civil War he was assessor of Oregon Co, MO. After the War (abt 1865) he was appointed assessor of Shannon Co. for 4 yrs, a postmaster (1870-75), and a Justice of the Peace in Shannon Co. He was a farmer, a Democrat and a Methodist.
1870 Shannon co, Mo, Birch Tree twp, p 6:
Issac Depriest - 63 TN, farmer (can't read/wright)
Elizabeth - 64 OH (can't read/write)
Marion - 12 Mo (can't read/write) [he must be a grandson!]
Emaline Buffington - 23 IL, servant [must be Elizabeth's niece]
He died 1878; Elizabeth d 1884. They were buried in the DePriest-Brown Cemetery, Birch Tree, Mo.
From "Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region", pub. 1894 (p 459)
?John H. DePriest was born in Thomasville, Oregon Co, Mo. Oct 5, 1844, but grew to manhood in this county [Shannon] and is one of its representative citizens.
His father, Isaac C. DePriest, was a native of Smith County, Tenn, but when a small child was taken to the Hoosier State, where he grew to manhood. From there he went to southern Illinois and thence to south Missouri about 1839 of 1840. He located near Thomasville, probably in the woods on upper Eleven Points, and made his home there until 1856, when he moved to Birch Valley, a short distance from where the town of Birch Tree now stands. In 1863, he moved from there to Jefferson Co, IL, but returned two years later and located again in the same neighborhood. There he died in 1878 when seventy-two years of age. For many years before the war he was assessor of Oregon County, and after the war he was appointed assessor of this county and held the position four years. He was also justice of the peace for some time. For the most part Mr. DePriest followed farming, but for a number of years before his death he sold goods on his farm. In politics he was a Democrat.
He [his father, Isaac] was married in south Illinois to Miss Elizabeth Buffington, a native of Blenerhasset Island, where Aaron Burr was said to have formed the conspiracy against the United States. Mrs. DePriest died in 1884, when 78 years of age. Both were for many years members of the Methodist Church. Born to their marriage were 9 children, of whom our subject is one of the youngest. Only 3 are now living: Greene, a farmer of Oregon County, and Mrs. Hess, of this county.?
Find A Grave Memorial# 8708687
Father: William DEPRIEST b: ABT 1775
Mother: Rebecca Charity CASEY b: ABT 1775 in Newberry, SC
Elizabeth BUFFINGTON b: 6 APR 1806 in Ohio
15 FEB 1827
in Jefferson Co, IL
married by Joseph Pace, Esquire
- Abraham Marion DEPRIEST b: 7 JUL 1830 in Jefferson Co, IL
- Amanda Melvina DEPRIEST b: 1832 in Jefferson Co, IL
- Green S. DEPRIEST b: 21 JAN 1834 in Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co, IL
- Isaac W. DEPRIEST b: 1835 in Jefferson Co, IL
- Roy C. DEPRIEST b: 1837
- Asa C. DEPRIEST b: 18 FEB 1838 in Jefferson Co, IL
- Lloyd R. DEPRIEST b: 23 DEC 1839 in Jefferson Co, IL
- Margaret Susan DEPRIEST b: 13 FEB 1842 in Oregon Co, Mo
- Frances Rebecca DEPRIEST b: 5 OCT 1844 in Oregon Co, Mo
- John Harvey DEPRIEST b: 5 OCT 1844 in Thomasville, Oregon Co, MO
- William C. DEPRIEST b: 1847 in Missouri