Indiana McCaslins

Caroline Louisa (Carrie) SellersAge: 83 years18431927

Name
Caroline Louisa (Carrie) Sellers
Birth September 29, 1843 31 27
Note: The 1900 census states that Carrie was born in Sep 1844.
Birth of a sisterSarah Ann (Sadie) Sellers
February 1844 (Age 4 months)
Note: birth place also given as Indiana in the 1850 US Federal Census for Frankline, Johnson, Indiana.
Death of a fatherSamuel Sellers
about 1845 (Age 15 months)
Source: S99
Publication: Private printing (Franklin, Indiana 1970's)
Marriage of a parentReuben NayMary (Polly) ParkhurstView this family
May 30, 1846 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a half-sisterMargaret E Nay
about 1847 (Age 3 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel Sellers
March 24, 1849 (Age 5 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a half-brotherRoland T Nay
about January 1850 (Age 6 years)
Census 1850 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a half-brotherReuben S Nay
about 1852 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a half-brotherElijah Manford Nay
December 22, 1854 (Age 11 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah (Sally) Ellis
January 12, 1856 (Age 12 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a half-brotherRoland T Nay
before 1860 (Age 16 years)

Note: He doesn't appear on the 1860 census so can be presumed to have died
Census 1860 (Age 16 years)
Death of a sisterElizabeth Sellers
1862 (Age 18 years)

Death of a motherMary (Polly) Parkhurst
June 16, 1863 (Age 19 years)
MarriageJohn Calvin McCaslinView this family
November 9, 1863 (Age 20 years)
Note: Carrie's middle initial is recorded as F, instead of L in the Indiana Marriage Collection, Johnson County, Indiana Vol 2. Carrie gave the date given as 11 Nov 1863 in her pension affidavit.
Birth of a son
#1
Otis Grant McCaslin
December 11, 1864 (Age 21 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#2
Bertis Lincoln (Bert) McCaslin
December 8, 1866 (Age 23 years)
Note: 1900 census states that Bert was born in Iowa.
Birth of a daughter
#3
Grace McCaslin
December 5, 1870 (Age 27 years)
Note: from family Bible
Census 1870 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Sylvia Blanch McCaslin
May 31, 1873 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Nellie Pearl (Ella) McCaslin
August 21, 1875 (Age 31 years)
Note: from family Bible
Birth of a son
#6
Chauncey (Chance) McCaslin
June 20, 1878 (Age 34 years)
Note: date from family Bible
Census 1880 (Age 36 years)
Death of a sonChauncey (Chance) McCaslin
1883 (Age 39 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sonChauncey (Chance) McCaslin
1883 (Age 39 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Elmwood Cemetery Block 9, Lot 12, Spac 5 (Find A Grave Memorial# 81983974).
Census 1885 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childOtis Grant McCaslinSusan Malinda (Sue) SpiresView this family
June 24, 1890 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childFayette (Fay) WilsonNellie Pearl (Ella) McCaslinView this family
July 9, 1897 (Age 53 years)
Death of a daughterGrace McCaslin
before May 9, 1898 (Age 54 years)

Census 1900 (Age 56 years)
Census 1905 (Age 61 years)
Marriage of a childWilbert Ashton CurtisSylvia Blanch McCaslinView this family
February 15, 1906 (Age 62 years)
Note: applied for marriage license
Death of a husbandJohn Calvin McCaslin
April 14, 1908 (Age 64 years)
Burial of a husbandJohn Calvin McCaslin
April 15, 1908 (Age 64 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Elmwood Cemetery Block 9, Lot 11, Spaces 5-8 and Lot 12, Spaces 5-8 (Find A Grave Memorial# 81983963).
Marriage of a childBertis Lincoln (Bert) McCaslinClaudie McClellanView this family
November 30, 1910 (Age 67 years)
Census 1910 (Age 66 years)
Census 1915 (Age 71 years)
Census 1920 (Age 76 years)
Occupation
1880 Keeping house

Death February 20, 1927 (Age 83 years)
Note: She was having her widow's pension sent to 15 S Western Street, Chanute, Kansas at the time of her death
Burial after February 20, 1927
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Elmwood Cemetery Block 9, Lot 11, Spaces 5-8 and Lot 12, Spaces 5-8 (Find A Grave Memorial# 81983952)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 23, 1832, Johnson, Indiana
1 year
elder sister
brother
elder sister
5 years
younger sister
-4 months
herself
Mother’s family with Reuben Nay - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: May 30, 1846, Johnson, Indiana
19 months
half-sister
3 years
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
Elijah Manford Nay
Birth: December 22, 1854 58 38Indiana
Death: January 8, 1929Neosho, Newton, Missouri
Family with John Calvin McCaslin - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: November 9, 1863, Johnson, Indiana
13 months
son
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
son

Birth
The 1900 census states that Carrie was born in Sep 1844.
Marriage
Carrie's middle initial is recorded as F, instead of L in the Indiana Marriage Collection, Johnson County, Indiana Vol 2. Carrie gave the date given as 11 Nov 1863 in her pension affidavit.
Death
She was having her widow's pension sent to 15 S Western Street, Chanute, Kansas at the time of her death
Burial
Elmwood Cemetery Block 9, Lot 11, Spaces 5-8 and Lot 12, Spaces 5-8 (Find A Grave Memorial# 81983952)
Shared note
In the 1850 US Federal Census for Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana, Polly (Mary) [Parkhurst] Sellers has married Reuben Nay after the death of her first husband, Samuel Sellers. This appears to be a blended family of "mine, yours and ours." Living with Reuben and Mary are Reuben's children, Joseph L (age 17 and a farm laborer), and Frances Jane (age 16), Mary's children Elizabeth (age 12), Sarah Ann (age 8), and Louisa C (Caroline Louisa, age 7) and their children, Margaret (age 4) and Roland T (agr 5 months). All the children are listed with the last name of Nay, so this is my best guess at assigning them to the correct parents. In the 1860 census, both Elizabeth and Louisa (Carrie) are listed as Sellers so I know their parentage is correct. In the 1860 US Federal Census for Nineveh, Johnson County, Indiana, Polly (Mary) [Parkhurst Sellers] Nay and Reuben Nay have in their blended family their three children, Margaret E (age 13), Reuben S (age 8), and Elijah M (age 5) Nay and two daughters from her first marriage, Elizabeth (age 21) and Louisa C (Caroline Louisa, age 16) Sellers. Polly cannot read nor write. John Calvin McCaslin and Caroline Sellers marry 9 Nov 1863 in Johnson County, Indiana. In the 1870 US Federal Census for Erie, Neosho, Kansas, 32-year-old farmer John McCaslin has $1000 worth of real estate and $300 worth of personal property. He and his 24-year-old wife Carrie [Sellers] McCaslin have in their household their sons, 5-year-old Otis ad 3-year-old Bertie. In the 1880 US Federal Census for Chetopa, Neosho, Kansas, 43-year-old John McCaslin and his 37-year-old wife Carie [Carrie Sellers] have in their household their children, 15-year-old Otis, 13-year-old Burdes [Bertie], 9-year-old Grace, 7-year-old Sylvia, 4-year-old Ella, and 1-year-old Chance [Chauncey].All the children except Ella and Chauncey are attending school. In the 1885 Kansas State Census, 47-year-old carpenter J. C. McCaslin and his 41-year-old wife Carrie have in their household their children, 20-year-old clerk Otis, 18-year-old Bertus L, 15-year-old Grace, 12-year-old Sylvia, and 8-year-old Nellie. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Argentine, Wyandotte, Kansas, 67-year-old carpenter John C McCaslin and his 55-year-old wife Carrie [Sellers] have been married 36 years. They have had seven children, but only four are living. Two of them 33-year-old day laborer Bert and 24-year-old milinery store clerk Sylvia are living with them. The family is living at 334 Third Street in a house they own free of mortgage. In the 1905 Kansas State Census for Argentine, Wyandotte, Kansas, 67-year-old J. C. McCaslin and his 61-year-old wife Carrie have in their household two of their children, 38-year B. L. and 27-year-old Sylvia. The family owns their house free of mortgage. In the 1910 US Federal Census for 3-Wd Kansas, Wyandotte, Kansas, Carrie is a 66-year-old widow living with her son, Bert. She has told the census taker that she has born four children and four are living, but this doesn't seem to be correct as she had six children recorded on the 1880 census. However, John's questionaire in his pension application, filled out on 9 May 1898 states that his four living children are Otis, Bertis, Sylvia and Nellie. This indicates that Grace and Chauncey have died before that date. In the 1915 Kansas State Census for Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, 39-year-old widow Nellie [McCaslin} Wilson has in her household her children, 14-year-old Sylvia, 13-year-old Fayette, and 11-year-old Eugene, and her 71-year-old mother Cary [Carrie Sellers] McCaslin. Nellie owns the home the family is living in. Nellie is listed as Housekeeper, the children are in school, and Carrie is listed as Retired. Marjorie is missing from the household and may be presumed to have died. In the 1920 US Federal Census for Kansas City Ward 13, Jackson, Missouri, 41-year-old Ohio-born Wilber [Wilbert] is living at 3824 NW Indiana in a house he owns (with mortgage), with his 43-year-old Kansas-born wife Silvia [Sylvia] and his 76-year-old Illinois-born widowed mother-in-law Carrie Sellers McCaslin. He is a superintendent of a manufacturing plant. Everyone can read, write and speak English. Wilbert's parents were born in Virginia; Sylvia's father was born in Indiana and her mother in Illinois; Carrie's father was born in Kentucky and her mother in Tennessee. Everyone in the household is listed as white. Caroline [Sellers] McCaslin died 20 Feb in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Section 145 Block 9 Lot 12 Space 7. (Find A Grave Memorial# 81983952)