Indiana McCaslins

Martha Jane AlexanderAge: 63 years18251889

Name
Martha Jane Alexander
Birth September 2, 1825 25 23
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Banta's History of Johnson County gives her birth date as 29 Dec 1829
Marriage of parentsGeorge AlexanderMargaret FarnsworthView this family
March 6, 1827 (Age 18 months)
Note: Married by Steven Brooks
Birth of a brotherThomas Henry Alexander
May 12, 1828 (Age 2 years)
Source: S1866
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a sisterMary R Alexander
September 1830 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherRobert Allen Alexander
November 24, 1833 (Age 8 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas Alexander
September 15, 1834 (Age 9 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Russell
September 15, 1834 (Age 9 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a paternal grandfatherThomas Alexander
after September 15, 1834 (Age 9 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 82417209)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherMary Russell
after September 15, 1834 (Age 9 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hopewell Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 82417232)
Birth of a sisterMargaret F Alexander
about 1836 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherStephen Brook Alexander
November 1, 1837 (Age 12 years)
Source: S5697
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a sisterRachel Viana Alexander
August 13, 1839 (Age 13 years)
Note: Calculated from age at death recorded on Rachel's tombstone
Birth of a brotherJames L Alexander
January 26, 1841 (Age 15 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Calculated from age at death recorded on James' tombstone.
Birth of a sisterRebecca Elizabeth Alexander
about 1844 (Age 18 years)
Death of a motherMargaret Farnsworth
October 12, 1846 (Age 21 years)
Source: S1866
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a motherMargaret Farnsworth
after October 12, 1846 (Age 21 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section C Row 19 Stone 11 (Find A Grave Memorial# 82417021)
Census 1850 (Age 24 years)
MarriageJohn Alexander McCaslinView this family
August 24, 1851 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#1
George A McCaslin
March 22, 1852 (Age 26 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Note: Birth place is Indiana according to the 1900 census
Birth of a daughter
#2
Margaret E McCaslin
January 19, 1854 (Age 28 years)

Death of a daughterMargaret E McCaslin
August 25, 1855 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a son
#3
Robert Newton (Newton) McCaslin
March 15, 1856 (Age 30 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Birth place is Indiana according to the 1860 census.
Birth of a daughter
#4
Emily J McCaslin
November 5, 1859 (Age 34 years)
Source: S1941
Census 1860 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Moreky McKey McCaslin
January 16, 1861 (Age 35 years)

Source: S1941
Birth of a son
#6
Ollaver Morton McCaslin
July 29, 1863 (Age 37 years)

Source: S1941
Death of a sisterRachel Viana Alexander
April 2, 1865 (Age 39 years)

Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a sisterRachel Viana Alexander
after April 2, 1865 (Age 39 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana Section C Row 19 Stone 13 (Find A Grave Memorial# 82417075)
Death of a sonOllaver Morton McCaslin
April 18, 1865 (Age 39 years)

Source: S1941
Death of a sonMoreky McKey McCaslin
April 19, 1865 (Age 39 years)

Source: S1941
Death of a daughterEmily J McCaslin
July 12, 1865 (Age 39 years)
Source: S1941
Birth of a daughter
#7
Martha Belle (Belle) McCaslin
October 14, 1866 (Age 41 years)
Death of a brotherJames L Alexander
March 16, 1870 (Age 44 years)

Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a brotherJames L Alexander
after March 16, 1870 (Age 44 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hopewell Cemetery Section C Row 19 Stone 9
Birth of a son
#8
John Arthur McCaslin
November 11, 1870 (Age 45 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Census 1870 (Age 44 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Alexander
August 23, 1873 (Age 47 years)
Source: S1866
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Burial of a fatherGeorge Alexander
after August 23, 1873 (Age 47 years)
Source: S3955
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Buried in Hopewell Cemetery Section C Row 19 Stone 12 (Find A Grave Memorial# 82417042)
Birth of a son
#9
William Edgar (Edgar) McCaslin
July 8, 1875 (Age 49 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Marriage of a childGeorge A McCaslinLuna May ListView this family
November 7, 1876 (Age 51 years)
Note: Luna is recorded as Launa on her marriage record
Census 1880 (Age 54 years)
Death June 2, 1889 (Age 63 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial after June 4, 1889 (2 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 142203500)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 6, 1827, Greene, Tennessee
14 months
younger brother
-3 years
herself
5 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
22 months
younger brother
21 months
younger sister
17 months
younger brother
4 years
younger sister
Family with John Alexander McCaslin - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: August 24, 1851, Johnson, Indiana
7 months
son
22 months
daughter
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
14 months
son
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
Martha Belle (Belle) McCaslin
Birth: October 14, 1866 41 41Indiana
Death: December 22, 1919Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
4 years
son
5 years
son

Birth
Banta's History of Johnson County gives her birth date as 29 Dec 1829
Burial
Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 142203500)
Shared note
In the 1850 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, George Alexander, a 54-year-old Tennessee- born widowed farmer with $1000 worth of property, has in his household eight of his nine children; 20-year-old Tennessee- born Martha Jane, 18-year-old Tennessee-born Mary R, 16-year-old Indiana-born Robert , 14-year-old Indiana-born Margaret S, 12-year-old Indiana-born Stephen B, 10-year-old Indiana-born Rachael V, 8-year-old Indiana-born James L and 6-year old Indiana-born Rebecca E. Tennessee-born Thomas is missing as he is living with another Alexander family, which may be his uncle's In the 1860 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 43-year-old Indiana-born John McCaslin is a prosperous farmer with $7,000 worth of real estate and $1,500 worth of personal property. He and his 29-year-old Tennessee-born wife Martha (Alexander) McCaslin have in their household their children, 8-year-old Indiana-born George A, 4-year-old Indiana-born Robert N, and a child not listed in D.D. Banta's "History of Johnson County Indiana 1888", 1-year-old Indiana-born Emily J. The McCaslins are living next door to Martha's brother Thomas H Alexander, John's sister Sarah (McCaslin) Alexander and their family. In the McCaslin household is 22-year-old Indiana-born farm laborer Stephen B Alexander, another of Martha's brothers. Three of the children, Emily, Morekey McKey and Ollaver Morton, died between April and July 1865. I wonder what disease killed them, probably cholora morbis (dysentery); it must have been traumatic for the parents. The next child, Martha, survived to adulthood. In the 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, John McCaslin (recorded as McCoslin) is a 45-year-old Indiana-born farmer with real estate worth $8,560 and personal property worth $2895. He and his 42-year-old Tennessee-born wife Martha [Alexander] McCaslin have in their household their Indiana-born children, 18-year-old George, 13-year-old Robert N and 3-year-old Martha B, and an 18-year-old Indiana-born "domestic servant" Mary E Turman. George and Robert have attended school in the past year. The McCaslins are no longer living next door to the Alexanders. I'm not sure which family moved. In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 54-year-old Indiana-born John McCaslin's farm is five farmsteads away from that of his cousin, David A McCaslin (David Wason McCaslin's son). John and his 50-year-old Tennessee-born wife Martha J [Alexander] McCaslin have in their household their Indiana-born children, 24-year-old Robert N, 13-year-old Martha B, 9-year-old John A and 5-year-old William and a hired man, 21-year-old Kentucky-born Levi Glover. John and Martha's oldest son, 28-year-old Indiana-born George and his 24-year-old Indiana-born wife Luna M [List] McCaslinhave the farmstead next door. John's parents were born in Kentucky; Martha's parents were born in Tennessee; the children's father was born in Indiana and their mother in Tennessee; Levi's parents were born in Kentucky. Martha died 2 June 1889. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, June 7, 1889, Volume XXIX, Number 50, page 3 column 2 Mrs. John McCaslin died at her home on the Hopewell road, Sunday morning. She was about fifty-five years of age and had been sick for some time. The funeral took place Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. The "Johnson County Indiana WPA Death Index", 1882-1920, page 138, referencing Book H-15, page 18, records that Martha McCaslin, a 54-year-old, white female died 2 Jun 1889 in Franklin Township.