1790 – October 16, 1848
Isaac was born in Mifflin County Pennsylvania. There has always been speculation of Jewish
ancestry but there is no proof either way.
He and his brother Jacob migrated west with their families. On the way, Isaac’s son Martin Casner was born
in Tennessee. Eventually they came to Texas.
was a resident of Steven F. Austin’s "Austin's little colony" in 1827. He was a Private in the Army of the Republic of Texas in Company C. Rangers under Col.
Coleman ( 17 Oct 1835 - 17 Oct 1836). He was under Capt. Andrews until 20 Jan 1837 (Same unit. Col.
Coleman was relieved of his command). He
got an Honorable Discharge on 17 Oct 1837.
For his service to Texas during the
Revolution, he received a land grant of 1280 acres of land in present day Burnet County
on 8 Nov 1837 (#191). He traded that
land for a Spanish pony and a saddle!
died in Williamson County Texas.
Original Isaac Casner land grant from the Texas General Land Office. Isaac got 1280 acres (tract #401) in Burnet County.
The western border is the Colorado River.
The orange line demarks
tract 401 superimposed on Google Earth in 2017.
In 1937, Buchanan Dam was created which dammed off the Colorado River
(light blue line) to create Lake
Buchanan. This submerged a lot of the tract but created
miles of high dollar lake front property on the eastern shore of the lake.
Isaac got another land tract
in Bastrop County
just north of Elgin.