|Pictured here with his last wife. Sarah Alvira Winch.|
fellow Case relatives:|
At the Case reunion at Lake City in 1965, I was selected to write the Case Genealogy. Since then I have devoted my spare time each fall and winter trying to collect information for this project.
I can find no record of any kind or obtain any information about the forbearers of Ephriam Alpha Case.
(my grandfather) so this genealogy starts with him. Very early Family Bibles are not available and other family records were seldom kept. Ephriam Alpha Case's Family Bible was destroyed by fire and the courthouse at Jefferson, Ohio burned.
I have visited courthouses and cemeteries in order to obtain any information I could find or get there. I have had the help of the Turner Family Bible, which is incomplete as to dates and places, and to several records kept by some of the Case descendents but the information is meager and incomplete. I also received some information from several old residents at Pierpont, Ohio who were youngsters when their families were neighbors of the Cases or learned about them from their parents.
Ephriam Alpha Case visited the six families (including our own who lives at Miles Grove now called Lake City) three times at the turn of this century. Once he brought James with him, and at another time Ira. I do remember some of what he told me about himself and families and I am using this information. During this time period, my brother Ben and I visited Frank Turner, Joseph Turner's only child, several times and once visited my grandfather Case and stayed overnight in his log cabin. The Turners and especially Joe, who raised my mother till she was 16, after her mother died; told me much about the Case families. I also found some information on various cards and pictures and in letters which my mother Lydia Case kept. I have used all of this information, but for the most part I have depended on you to give an accurate and complete record of yourself, your family and your kin. I am very happy that most of you complied to my questionnaires and regret that a very few refused to give me any information about themselves and families, also a few that claim they did not know the answers to my questions. And some of the older members about who no information was obtained. I have tried to bring this Genealogy up to date as to January 1, 1971 but I am sure there have been births, marriages, and deaths which have not been reported. so this Case Genealogy is very incomplete. Undoubtedly there are some errors too, but I have tried to compile this as accurately as possible from the information at hand.
Ephriam Alpha Case was born in 1824 near Albany, New York. When he was a growing boy, his parents and family moved to New Jersey and he went to work as a logger on the Susquehanna River. During a log jam he injured his right leg and limped the rest of his life. After several seasons, he journeyed to Pierpont, Ohio and built a log cabin on what was probably "homestead land". About the same time, a family by the name of Turner moved into the area and settled on the land nearby. There were three daughters in the family - Edema, Diane and Delilah and two sons - Jonathan and Joseph Turner. Ephriam Alpha Case eventually marries the three daughters in succession and after Delilah's death he marries Sarah Elvira Winch. Married four times, he was the father of twenty-three children,. all of whom were born in the log cabin.
I appreciate the efforts you put forth and thank each one of you for your co-operation in this project. It has been a long tedious job, but one of much pleasure and best of all, it has been a fine Case Family education for me in compiling the Case Genealogy. I am very pleased to have served you in this small way and trust that it will be of some benefit to many of you. Now I am turning this Genealogy over to Thelma Wilson and hope some younger person will "take over" and complete the work where I "left off".
Kindness regards and best wishes to everyone one of you.
Wendell P. Ball (12-1)
|My Fellow Case
At the Case Reunion at Lake City in 1978, I was given this handwritten information of the Case Genealogy by Thelma Wilson (13-5) and was requested to see if I could do any more with it. The time spent was spent in great pleasure as I found some great relatives I never knew I had. I have tried to bring it a little more up to date but it is far from being complete. I thank all the people that I have written to for the information I have received. I do hope that oneday this will be in print for all to see. I also hope the people that see it and read it will thank Wendell P. Ball (12-1) for all the hard work he went through to complete all this Genealogy.
Best to all of you and your families. Anna Mae Fuller (Case) (13-2-2)
My Fellow Case Relatives;
I assisted my mother Anna Mae Fuller in compiling this genealogy and putting it on the internet.
I plan to continue this quest. Please send me any information you have and I will post it here.
Margaret Fuller Harrison (13-2-2-1)
The Incomplete Genealogy
| Born December 1, 1824 near Albany New York.|
He worked on the Susquehanna river until he was injured in a logging accident. He had a limp for the rest of his life.
He settled in Ohio and married into the Turner family, marrying two of the daughters in succession, and after the last one died, he married Sarah Alvira Winch.
From the three women, he fathered 19 children. All were born in the same log cabin in Pierpont Ohio.
Ephriam died from Dropsy at the age of 80 on December 29, 1903 in Pierpont, Ohio.
Along with my cousin Michele and my aunt, Olive, we have been able to locate
his possible gravesite in Evergreen Cemetery, Pierpont, Ohio.
The caretaker showed us a map and there were 12 lots in the name of E. A. Case.
No other gravestones were there, so there is no record of burials in the remaining lots. but his birth records or his parents or siblings is still a mystery to us.
In 1978 my mother Anna Mae (Case) Fuller was given some hand written papers from Wendell P. Ball. He had researched and found the above information. Some he could prove and some were just family stories.
My mother and I typed out the papers and
printed them and passed them out at a family reunion. We were hoping to
find out more .
If you have any knowledge of Ephriam or his decedents pleaseemail me
There is controversy over the number of wives E A had. Our ancestors tell stories of a first wife. Edema Turner that had 4 children. One being a boy Jonathan Case that went to California and had a son also named Jonathan Case who is a doctor in California. But we have not found any proof of this. The second wife being Diane Turner, the third being Delilah Turner and the fourth being Sarah Alvira Winch.
Wendell Ball's notes on Ephriam Alpha Case's Genealogy.
| In my quest for finding my
the only thing I have to go on is the "stories" that were told,
and the "proof" that we are finding (somewhat slowly).
But I cannot rule out all the possibilities.
This page will change from time to time, when new information is found. updated Feb. 5, 2013
If you have any knowledge of Ephriam or his
decedents please email