Welcome to the Harty Family History Site!

This site is dedicated to researching the Harty Family in the United States of America. Drawing our lineage back to Hans Jacobsen Hartje, immigrating from Bern, Switzerland and arriving in America on April 16, 1663 in New Amsterdam (modern day New York City), our line has been based out of Southeast Missouri since the late 1790's. The primary aim of this site is to gather the family together from across the Nation and even the entire world, as we seek to number our family and take pleasure in the diversity of each individual in the Harty Family.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Jacob Cassairt in Goodspeeds History

And here is another direct ancestor, Jacob Cossairt (or spelled Cassairt here and other places) but his headstone has it spelled 'Cossairt' so we'll go with that as correct!
Jacob is related to the Harty's via his oldest child and daughter Mary Alice Cossairt. She married Alfred Jack Carnall. This is Alfred and Mary in later years of life. David Cossairt is also pictured with them. Their 2nd daughter was Cora Elsie Carnall, who then married Ruben Franklin Harty II, and the line flows easily from this point. Jacob is my 3rd great Grandfather.


Jacob Cassairt, a native of Darke County, Ohio, was born January 3, 1834, and is a son of Francis and Mary J. (Phillips) Cassairt, natives of Ohio and Pennsylvania respectively. They were the parents of seven children, six now living: Jacob, Henry, Eliza, Sarah, James and George. Jacob Cassairt was reared in Illinois, and married Miss Hattie Alcorn, a native of Indiana, who bore him eight children: Mary, Perry, William, Ephraim and Charles (twins), Dora, Albert and John. The same year of his marriage, Mr. Cassairt went to Iowa, and from there to Kansas, and then came to Benton County, Mo., where he remained until after the war. In 1861 he enlisted in Gov. Phelps’ company of 100 day men, Company I, Eighty-first Missouri, and served until the close of the war. He was in the battles of Wilson’s Creek, Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove and Osage, where Gov. Marmaduke was captured. At Forsyth, Mo., his horse fell, and injured Mr. Cassairt’s leg and hip so severely that he now draws a pension. After the war Mr. Cassairt moved to Indiana, where he remained for eight years. In 1884 he came to Stoddard County, and bought 120 acres of land, eighty of which are under cultivation. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, of which he has been a member for twenty-five years, is also a member of the Agricultural Wheel, of which he is president, and he and wife are members of the General Baptist Church.

1 comment:

Dad said...

Brent, after our conversation late last night, I was looking forward to visiting the Harty Family History blog site. Your decision to post this history of Jacob was inspired.
It is a great account of his life and Alred Jack Carnall and his wife Mary Alice Cossairt, daughter of Jacob Cossairt and his wife Hetti Alice Alcorn, daughter of William Alcorn and his wife Alice Mount. Thanks for your diligence!