Samuel Cazier

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Cazier was born on 14 August 1831, in Brownsboro, Oldham, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Cazier, was 37 and his mother, Pleasant Drake, was 35. He married Harriet Elmer on 1 November 1853, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He registered for military service in 1853. He died on 12 April 1910, in Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Nephi City Cemetery, Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Cazier
Harriet Elmer
Marriage: 1 November 1853
Emily Cazier
Pleasant Cazier
Samuel Edmund Cazier
Edcil Cazier
Harvey Cazier
Owen Cazier
Eliza Cazier
Joseph Cazier
Hyrum Cazier
Elmer Cazier
Harriet Elizabeth Cazier

Sources (35)

  • Samuel Cazier, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Cazier, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
  • Samuel Cazier, "Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877"

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.


Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


Historical Boundaries: 1852: Juab, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Juab, Utah, United States

Name Meaning

French (northern): variant of Casier (and, in North America, an altered form of this), from casier, a regional form of Old French chasier (from a diminutive of Latin caseus ‘cheese’), a term denoting an openwork basket in which cheese for tasting was displayed; hence by extension an occupational name for a cheesemaker.

History: Philippe Casier from Calais in Pas-de-Calais, France, married Marie Taine in Calais in 1634, died in New York, NY, in 1663.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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William and Pleasant Cazier

William and Pleasant Drake Cazier lived in the State of Virginia. William was born on the 21 January 1794 in Prince William County, Virginia. William met Pleasant Drake, daughter of Thomas Drake an …

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