Indiana McCaslins

Francis Mary (Mary Francis) Pryor (Prior)Age: 74 years18361911

Name
Francis Mary (Mary Francis) Pryor (Prior)
Birth February 25, 1836 34
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Pryor (Prior)
about 1836
Birth of a sisterLucinda Pryor (Prior)
about 1842 (Age 5 years)
Census 1850 (Age 13 years)
MarriageWilliam Carroll HudsonView this family
August 6, 1858 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Irwin W Hudson
about July 1859 (Age 23 years)
Census 1860 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Elizabeth Hudson
April 29, 1861 (Age 25 years)
Death of a sonIrwin W Hudson
about 1861 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a son
#3
William Carroll Hudson
March 10, 1863 (Age 27 years)
Death of a husbandWilliam Carroll Hudson
March 18, 1863 (Age 27 years)
Note: Died of disease
MarriageRobert McCasling (McCaslin)View this family
November 22, 1865 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a son
#4
Thomas Jefferson (Tom) McCasling (McCaslin)
September 1867 (Age 31 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Ohio death certificate gives a birth date of 10 Dec 1867
Census 1870 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#5
John Wesley McCasling (McCaslin)
September 1875 (Age 39 years)
Census 1880 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childThomas Jefferson (Tom) McCasling (McCaslin)Mary Jane AtwellView this family
July 17, 1887 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Wesley McCasling (McCaslin)Sarah H ?(McCasling)View this family
about 1893 (Age 56 years)

Death of a childUnknown Child McCasling (McCaslin)
before 1900 (Age 63 years)

Death of a childUnknown Child McCasling (McCaslin)
before 1900 (Age 63 years)

Death of a childUnknown Child McCasling (McCaslin)
before 1900 (Age 63 years)

Death of a childUnknown Child McCasling (McCaslin)
before 1900 (Age 63 years)

Death of a childUnknown Child McCasling (McCaslin)
before 1900 (Age 63 years)

Census 1900 (Age 63 years)
Death of a husbandRobert McCasling (McCaslin)
September 5, 1901 (Age 65 years)
Burial of a husbandRobert McCasling (McCaslin)
after September 5, 1901 (Age 65 years)
Note: Mars Hill Cemetery
Death February 23, 1911 (Age 74 years)
Source: S4706
Burial February 24, 1911 (1 day after death)
Source: S4706
Note: Mars Hill Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
3 years
sister
2 months
herself
7 years
younger sister
Family with William Carroll Hudson - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: August 6, 1858, Lawrence, Missouri
1 year
son
22 months
daughter
22 months
son
Family with Robert McCasling (McCaslin) - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: November 22, 1865
22 months
son
8 years
son
child
child
child
child
child
Robert McCasling (McCaslin) + Letha (Lethey) Ann Nordin - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: before 1855
1 year
step-daughter
2 years
step-son
10 years
step-daughter

Burial
Mars Hill Cemetery
Shared note
In the 1850 US Federal Census for District 47, Lawrence, Missouri, 48-year-old Elizabeth [Garner] Pryor is head of a household which contains her children, 23-year-old farmer William, 21-year-old farmer David J, 18-year-old Polly J, 16-year-old farmer Thomas J, 14-year-old Elizabeth, 12-year-old Francis, and 8-year-old Lucinda. All the children were born in North Carolina, except Francis and Lucinda who were born in Missouri. William Carroll Hudson married Frances Prior on 6 Aug 1858 in Lawrence, Missouri. In the 1860 US Federal Census for Ozark, Lawrence, Missouri, 25-year-old Tennessee-born William Hudson owns $40-worth of personal property. He and his 20-year-old Missouri-born wife Frances [Prior] have in their household their 11-month old Missouri-born son Irwin W and 18-year-old Missouri-born Lucy Prior, who is Frances' sister. Frances is a "person over 20 y'rs of age who cannot read or write". William Carroll Hudson died 18 Mar 1863 in Clinton, Henry, Missouri while serving in the Army. Frances tried to obtain a widow's pension which she received from 18 Mar 1863 to 22 Nov 1865 at the rate of $4 a month. She was dropped when she married Robert McCaslin. She then tried to obtain a minor pension for her two Hudson children, Mary and William. They got their pension money, $8 a month commencing back dated to 23 Nov 1865 (date of their mother's remarriage) and terminating on 9 Mar 1879 when William reached the age of 16. In the 1870 US Federal Census for Linn, Christian, Missouri, 30-year-old Missouri-born [sic] farmer laborer Robert and his 30-year-old Missouri-born [sic] wife Francis [sic transcribed as Thomas] [Prior Hudson] McCaslin have in their household Frances' Missouri-born children by her first marriage to William Hudson, 10-year-old Mary and 8-year-old William Hudson [last name recorded as McCaslin] and their son 4-year-old Missouri-born Thomas McCaslin. Robert and Frances are illiterate. Robert has no property of value. In the 1880 US Federal Census for Turnback, Lawrence, Missouri, 48-year-old Indian Nation-born farmer R [Robert] McCaslin and his 39-year-old Missouri-born wife Francis [sic] [Prior Hudson] McCaslin have in their household Frances' 17-year-old Missouri-born farm laborer son William C Hudson, who the census taker recorded as McCaslin, their two Missouri-born sons, 15-year-old farm laborer Thomas J and 6-year-old John Wesley, and Frances' widowed mother, 77-year-old North Carolina-born Elizabeth [Garner] Prior. William and Thomas have attended school in the past year, but cannot read or write. Robert and Frances are also illiterate. Robert's parents were born in Indiana. Frances' parents were born in North Carolina. The children's parents were born in Missouri [sic]. The birthplace of Elizabeth's parents is unknown. According to Robert's pension filings, the McCaslings were living in Billings, Christian, Missouri in the 1890's. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Mountain, Barry, Missouri, 24-year-old Missouri-born farmer John W and his 24-year-old Missouri-born wife Sarah H [maiden name unknown] McCasling have been married seven years and have had one child, who is dead. Living with them are John's father 67-year-old Indian Territory-born Robert McCasling and John's mother 61-year-old Missouri-born Francis [sic] [Pryor Hudson] McCasling who have been married 34 years. Francis is recorded as having had ten children from her two marriages, but only four are living [I can only account for five, the three Hudson children and John and Thomas] John's household is recorded as living on a farm. Living next door in a house, is John's brother Thomas McCasling and his family. Thirty-two-year-old Missouri-born farm laborer Thomas and his 29-year-old Missouri-born wife Mary J [Atwell] McCasling have been married 13 years and have had five children, three are living. These three Missouri-born children are 12-year-old Lizzie, 8-year-old John W and 2-year-old Stellia. All the adults in these two households are illiterate although they all speak English. The only person who can read, write and speak English is Lizzie, who has attended school in the past year. Robert's father was born in Indiana and his mother in Tennessee, Francis' parents were born in North Carolina, John W and Thomas' parents (Robert and Francis' children) were born in Indian Territory and Missouri, respectively, and everyone else's parents were born in Missouri. After Robert's death on 5 Sep 1901, both Francis Pryor Hudson McCasling and Letha Ann Nordin McCaslin Swinford applied for widow's pensions as the wife of Robert McCaslin/McCasling. One of the witnesses to Letha's claim was George Washington McCaslin, first cousin to Robert W McCaslin, whom Letha asked to identify her. George wrote to the Commissioner of Pensions: "Commissioner of Pensions - Washington D.C. Sir, I will give you a breaf [sic] history of Ann Letha McCaslins case. I am a first cousin to the diseast [sic] Robert McCaslin and know where of I say. Robert McCaslin was married to Ann Letha Norden about 1858 lived together until the Civil War come up. Deceast [sic] went into the army. Served his time out. and was discharged and never returned to his wife and said Ann Letha married again to one Mr Swinford. Swinford died and said Ann Letha married a again. The name I can not remember [she did not remarry] and said Robert McCaslin died in Missouri having another family. Neither party ever obtained any divorce. These are facts I thought it my duty to inform the office of this as said Ann Letha has called on me to identify her. Said Robert McCaslin was a good soldier. The Writer served in the same Company and regiment. Geo. W. McCaslin in F. L. T." So neither Robert nor Letha got a divorce before they remarried. Francis then dropped her claim to a pension as Robert's widow and and asked for a renewal of her pension as the widow of William C Hudson, which she got at the rate of $12 a month, commencing on 16 Sep 1901. Mary [Francis Pryor Hudson] McCasling, aged 74-years 11-months 28-days, died at 11 a.m. on 23 Feb 1911 of lobular pneumonia. She was white, female, a housewife and a widow. Her father was North Carolina-born Daniel Prior [sic] and her mother North Carolina-born Elizabeth Garner. The informant was Eli Forster of Marionville. The doctor who treated her from 15-12 Feb 1911 was J.P. Andrews of Marionville, Missouri. She was buried in Mars Hill Cemetery, Barry County, Missouri on 24 Feb 1911.