Notes for William Cason: William Cason: He entered in the records in Dec 1723 that he sells property received by him from his father, James, Cason and also his wife signed over the dower right, and he disappears from the record. He moved over to Beaufort, NC where the deed indicates that one of his bounds in Cason Run.
Obviously he had been there for some time for it to have acquired that name. Again the Moores and Moyes lived in the same neighborhood. (Two men came to Lynnehaven with Thomas Cason. Moyes & Moore. The families were neighbors and close for 300 years.) This is repeating the same group of names which has been accounted before so that it is clear they moved as a group to the new location. Probably the Cannons moved down with the Casons at the same time.
There were a slew of Cannons in the neighborhood-Edward, William and Dennis. Later the Moyes and Moores moved to Georgia with the Casons. Though there was a close relationship with the Moyes and Casons for some 300 years there has not been a marriage between the two families. It is known that William Cason's wife was Jane: they believe the last name was Cannon because they named their son Cannon Cason. It is believed that in the Canon will it shows he had a daughter, Jean or Jane.
There is some confusion on this. It seems to be in the interpretation of writing so we could get a copy of the original will of Sarah Cannon from the Dept. of History and Archives, Raleigh, NC- copies of wills of Edward Cannon and Sarah Cannon in Beaufort Cty., NC. His is actually in Bath records and she is in Beaufort records. Dates 1729-1733- his being 1729.
William Cason's children are as shown in the chart with one additional daughter, Mary Cason who married Gabriel Holems, parents of Gabriel Holes, Jr., 1766-69, their youngest child, Gov. of North Carolina 1821-11. Elected to House of Representatives and served in Washington, D.C.. Served until his death in 1829.
There is a strong likelihood that Rosa Whitehurst was the granddaughter of James Cason whose daughter, Elizabeth, married a Whitehurst. The record of longevity in the Cason and Whithurst families indicates this to be quite possible. Ann Roberts, the first wife of William Cason, was probably the daughter of Thomas Roberts of Duplin County.
He sold land to Canon Cason about 1766. All of the children were Jeannette Rogers, (2nd wife) of William Cason. Ann Roberts had some children by a previous husband but none by William Cason. The only weak link that appears is proving James Cason who died in 1722 was the son of either Thomas or James, and a grandson of Thomas, Emigrant. No reasonable person would dispute this in view of Henry Statton giving to the children of Ruth Cason Woodhouse. There is one problem, proving the ancestry of James Cason. In 1661 Thomas Cason, Jr. went to court in lower Norfolk Cty., asking to be made the guardian of a Jones because his wife Sarah had been married to Francis Jones before this and she had had a son. Francis Jones died and Sarah married Thomas Cason, Jr. After Thomas CasonJr., Sarah Jones Cason married John Corbett. Jones, Corbett, Woodhouse and Statton always show up around the Cason family in deeds. They all seemed to live in the same neighborhood. Ranetus Land is some way connected with the family. It seems that he witnessed more deeds concerning the Casons and this would not be possible if he weren't close to the family.William Cason, the ancestor of almost all the Casons in "Wiregrass Georgia" and North Florida, was born in Princess Anne County, Va., C1695, and is believed to be a son of James Cason who died there in 1723. William was the administrator of the said James Cason's estate. He seems to have sold his inheritance in 1723 as it was at that time he moved to Beaufort County, NC where he settled in the portion that later, in the 1760's, became Pitt County. He granted land in Beaufort County in 1740, the same bordering on a stream called "Cason's Run" and George Moye's land. The 1746 Colonial tax records of Beaufort County shows William "Casson" (or Cason) a tax-payer with nine people in his household. William Cason's wife was named Jane but nothing further is definitely known about her other than she was dead by 1758 when William made a deed of gift to three of their children, Henry, Hillery and Elizabeth. The 1760 tax records show him living with his son, James, and in 1762 with son Hillery. He died in Pitt County about 1764. William and Jane Cason are the ancestors of several thousand people in South Georgia and North Florida and seemingly of all Cason descendants in these areas with the exception of Ransom Cason who, while he could have been a descendant seems to have been a great-nephew.
For more about cannon Cason, see Vol 8, "Pioneers of Wiregrass Georgia.
He was a son of William and Jane Cannon Cason of Princess Ann County, Virginia, Beaufort County, (now Pitt) North Carolina
Cannon moved to Duplin (now Sampson) Co. N. C. ca 1750, then, in1771, to old Craven County ( Fairfield) South Carolina. He married married Rose (Rosa) Whitehurst in North Carolina ca. 1747-8.
He signed the willthusley : Cannon (C C) cason. I have a photostat of the original will. However, he was literate and must have been disabled in some manner. He was born ca. 1724-5 and may have died from wounds in the Rev. War.
Son William,(1749-1847) was a R. S.(drew pension), md. 1st Ann Roberts, 2nd Jeanet Rogers. He moved to Warren Co. Ga. ca. 1799.
Son Cannon Jr. (1754-1843) was R.S (drew pension) moved from fairfield to Randolph Co. Ga. in his hold age and died there testate in 1843
Son Willis (ca. 1756-8) R. S., md. Mary Williamson, moved to ga. ca. 1795 and died possible in Pulaski Co ca, 1834.
Son Whitehurst, b. ca 1764, moved to Ga where he died chilless in Washington Co in 1818.
Son Labon (ca. 1767, m. Sivil Davis in Ga., moved to Ga after 1790, died in Montgomery Co, 1809-10.
I have much more on this family if anyone is interested. Boe Williams
From Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the Amer. Rev., pg. 156-157: CASON, CANNON S21103 b. 8 October 1754, Wilmington, N. C. While residing in the Fairfield District, he served under Capt. John Graves, Col. Goodwyn and Gen. Williamson during 1779 and marched against Indians. In addition, he served under Capt. Anderson, Col. Taylor, and Gens. Sumter and Henderson. He was in the battles at Orangeburg and Four Hole Bridge. A. A. 1129; R390.
this was found in S.C. Pension records, Book E, vol. 6, page 64: "Record #12752 - South Carolina - Cannon Cason of Fairfield in the state of South Carolina who was a private in the company commanded by Captain Graves of the Regt. commanded by Col. Goodwin in the South Carolina line for 12 months. Inscribed on the Roll of South Carolina at the rate of 40 dollars -- cents per annum to commence on the 4th day of March, 1831. Certificate of Pension issued the 21st day of May 1833."
Children of William Cason and Jane Cannon are:
+Cannon Cason, b. 1724, Beaufort County, NC, d. 1780, Fairfield, SC.