Indiana McCaslins

Richard McCaslinAge: 39 years18051844

Birth January 21, 1805 37 32
Death of a fatherRichard McCaslin
before November 13, 1806 (Age 21 months)
Note: His wife Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin with David McCaslin, signed inventory as "true bill"
Marriage of a parentJames Carr (Kerr)Elisabeth WilsonView this family
August 17, 1820 (Age 15 years)
Note:
Scott County August 25th 1820 This is to certify that on the 17th of this instantt, I joined in matrimony James Carr and Elizabeth McCaslin witness my hand. Seal John M Dickey State of Indiana Scott County Seal The above certificate was this day filed in my office by the above names John M Dickey and is duly recorded in Book A page 8 witness James Ward Clerk of the said circuit court of the county aforesaid this 25th day of August 1820 signed J Ward Clerk S CC
Death of a brotherJohn McCaslin
December 29, 1822 (Age 17 years)
MarriageLucy RiceView this family
April 27, 1826 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Margaret Jane McCaslin
March 24, 1827 (Age 22 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#2
Calvin S McCaslin
November 19, 1829 (Age 24 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Census 1830 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3
James W McCaslin
February 16, 1831 (Age 26 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: James' birthdate is also recorded as 16 Feb 1830 on his tombstone in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, Benton, Iowa.
Birth of a son
#4
John R McCaslin
November 5, 1832 (Age 27 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Calculated from age at death
Birth of a daughter
#5
Lucy A McCaslin
about November 16, 1836 (Age 31 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Note: Calculated from age at death
Birth of a daughter
#6
Mary S McCaslin
about March 10, 1839 (Age 34 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Note: Calculted from age at death
Birth of a daughter
#7
Elizabeth (Lizzie) McCaslin
about January 14, 1840 (Age 34 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Calculated from age at death
Census 1840 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#8
Richard A McCaslin
about March 25, 1841 (Age 36 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Note: Calculated from date at death
Death of a sonRichard A McCaslin
July 6, 1842 (Age 37 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sonRichard A McCaslin
after July 6, 1842 (Age 37 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Note: New Frankfort Cemetery
Death of a daughterLucy A McCaslin
July 9, 1842 (Age 37 years)
Burial of a daughterLucy A McCaslin
after July 9, 1842 (Age 37 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: New Frankfort Cemetery
Death of a daughterMary S McCaslin
July 18, 1842 (Age 37 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a daughterMary S McCaslin
after July 18, 1842 (Age 37 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: Find a Grave
Note: New Frankfort Cemetery.
Birth of a son
#9
Stephan Alexander McCaslin
June 26, 1843 (Age 38 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death February 12, 1844 (Age 39 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial after February 12, 1844
Source: Find a Grave
Note: New Frankfort Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 70923965)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 7, 1794, Mercer, Kentucky
13 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
1 year
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
23 months
himself
Mother’s family with James Carr (Kerr) - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: August 17, 1820, Scott, Indiana
Family with Lucy Rice - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 27, 1826, Scott, Indiana
11 months
daughter
3 years
son
15 months
son
21 months
son
4 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
10 months
daughter
14 months
son
2 years
son
Lorenzo Dow Whitson + Lucy Rice - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: April 27, 1856, Scott, Indiana

Burial
New Frankfort Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 70923965)
Shared note
In the 1820 US Federal Census for Scott County, Indiana, Elisabeth McCaslin is head of household. In her household are one male between 10 and 16 (Richard), two males between 18 and 26 (John, David, Alexander and James are in this age category, so two sons are missing, however John married in 1820 so is probably not living at home), one femaie between 16 and 26 (Peggy) and one female between 26 and 45 (herself).Two people are engaged in agriculture. The McCaslin family is living in the vicinity of the Sellers family as they are on adjoining pages of the census. David and Alexander will marry Sellers sisters in 1822. From Probate Records of Scott County, Indiana: "Between February 1824 and July 26, 1824 page 24-25 The State of Indiana at a special Scott County Act meeting of the court of probate for the county aforesaid. Present The Honourables Jaby Reeve and John Johnson Esquire, the associate judges of the county aforesaid This day came Richard MCaslin a [?] under the age of twenty one years and over the age of 14 years and made choice of James MCaslin as his guardian who was thereupon appointed guardian as aforesaid who together with Alexander MCaslin and David MCaslin will enter into bond in the clerks office in the final sum of three hundred dollars within ten days. whereupon the court adjourned untill court in course Jaby Reeve, John Johnson, Judges." This is a most interesting request as it occurred outside of normal court dates (therefore was urgent) and the death of his brother, John (before 10 Jan 1823 Probate Court Scott Co, Indiana ) who was his guardian, probably has triggered the request to have his older brother, James, as his guardian. His two other brothers, David and Alexander, are providing part of the bond money. Having gotten them to Scott County I then requested LDS Microfilm #1305330 Item 1, "Deed record v. A cont., June 1823- Mar. 1827" Scott County, Indiana. On pages 321, 354, and 364, I found indentures in which, on 22 October 1824, the McCaslin family was exchanging land ownership among themselves per a court order. I am looking for this court order to see why this was ordered. However these documents contain the following information: 1. Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin has remarried and now is Elizabeth Carr. Although James Carr is living, Elizabeth is representing herself in court and has no male representative. She signed the documents with a mark. 2. Two of the parties to this agreement are Gara and Esther Davis. Gara Davis married Esther Parker McCaslin on 10 Mar 1824. Esther Parker married John McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's oldest child, on 8 June 1820 in Scott County. John McCaslin must of died "before 1824" or John would be the one mentioned in these indentures. Gara and Esther Davis are involved in these McCaslin indentures because of her previous marriage. They signed these documents with a mark. 3. David McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's second child, and Polly (Sellers), his wife, also signed these documents, he with a signature and she with a mark. I have always wondered if David and Alexander married their wives in a double ceremony since Polly (Mary) and Betsy (Elizabeth) were sisters. 4. James McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's third child, and Elizabeth (Carr), his wife, also signed these documents, he with a signature and she with a mark. James married first Elizabeth Carr on 17 June 1823. Elizabeth died before Sep 1867 when James married Adaline Patterson. This is confirmed by the 1870 census when James was 70 and Adaline 40. 5. Alexander McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's fourth child, and Elizabeth (Sellers), his wife, also signed these documents, he with a signature and she with a mark. 6. Margaret McCaslin (also known as Peggy), Richard and Elizabeth's fifth child and only daughter, signed the documents with a mark. She married Jesse Carr 25 October 1825 in Scott county. 7. Richard McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's sixth child, signed these documents. He was not married at the time of the indentures, but married Lucy Rice on 27 April 1826 in Scott County. In the 1830 US Federal Census for "Township Not Stated", Scott County, Indiana, Richard has in his houshold one male under 5 (Calvin S), one male between 20 and 30 (himself), one female under 5 (Margaret Jane), and one female between 20 and 30 (his wife, Lucy). This information is recorded on the same page as that of his brother, James, and Gara Davis who was involved in all three indentures with the McCaslins on 22 Oct 1824. Gara's wife was Esther McCaslin, John's widow who was Richard's and James' brother. In the 1840 US Federal Census for "Township Not Stated", Scott County, Indiana, Richard's name is recorded as Rich'd McCastlin by the census taker, Els. English, assistant for Scott County. Richard's household consists of one male between 5 and 10 (John R), two males between 10 and 15 (James W and Calvin S), one male between 30 and 40 (himself), one female under 5 (Elizabeth), two females between 5 and 10 (unidentified), one female between 10 and 15 (Margaret Jane) and one female between 30 and 40 (his wife, Lucy) Richard does not appear in the 1850 US Federal Census for Jennings, Scott, Indiana although Lucy and his family are listed. He died 12 Feb 1844, according to his tombstone.(New Frankfort Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 70923965)). On 27 Feb 1844, Stephen Rice brought "relinquishment of right of next of kin" by Lucy McCaslin, widow of the deceased. Stephen Rice was granted adminstration of the estate. Security was given by Reuben Rice.