Indiana McCaslins

Hervey George (Gex) McCaslinAge: 70 years18531924

Birth November 19, 1853 51 41
Source: Find a Grave
DivorceEsther MurphyView this family
yes

Death of a half-brotherWilliam David McCaslin
September 28, 1856 (Age 2 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a half-brotherWilliam David McCaslin
after September 28, 1856 (Age 2 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section Zepp, Row 23, Stone 4 (Find A Grave Memorial# 32033638)
Death of a half-brotherThomas Allen McCaslin
February 15, 1857 (Age 3 years)

Census 1860 (Age 6 years)
Death of a half-brotherJoseph Bethuel McCaslin
August 8, 1864 (Age 10 years)
Note: died of dysentery
Burial of a half-brotherJoseph Bethuel McCaslin
August 8, 1864 (Age 10 years)
Note: Little Rock National Cemetery, Section 2 Site 1907
Death of a half-sisterRachel Amanda McCaslin
January 15, 1866 (Age 12 years)
Source: S2778
Burial of a half-sisterRachel Amanda McCaslin
after January 15, 1866 (Age 12 years)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32033419)
Death of a fatherHervey George McCaslin
September 12, 1870 (Age 16 years)
Source: S1909
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a fatherHervey George McCaslin
after September 12, 1870 (Age 16 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 9526295)
Census 1870 (Age 16 years)
Death of a motherSarah Price
January 2, 1872 (Age 18 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherSarah Price
after January 2, 1872 (Age 18 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 9526297)
MarriageMarcia Evaline (Eva M) TarltonView this family
October 16, 1873 (Age 19 years)

Note: Hervey also married Eva McCaslin [sic] on 4 Nov 1897 and 22 Feb 1898, both marriages taking place in Marion County, Indiana.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Ethel Price McCaslin
January 7, 1875 (Age 21 years)
Census 1880 (Age 26 years)
Death of a half-sisterMary Jane Carson
November 28, 1888 (Age 35 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a half-sisterMary Jane Carson
after November 28, 1888 (Age 35 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 142985857)
DivorceMarcia Evaline (Eva M) TarltonView this family
February 1, 1897 (Age 43 years)
MarriageEsther MurphyView this family
February 5, 1897 (Age 43 years)
Source: S5508
Marriage of a childEdwin Coker (Eddy C) BaileyEthel Price McCaslinView this family
November 15, 1897 (Age 43 years)

Source: S6618
Publication: Ira C. Evans, Printer (Concord, N. H., 1900)
Census 1900 (Age 46 years)
Census 1910 (Age 56 years)
Death of a wifeMarcia Evaline (Eva M) Tarlton
1911 (Age 57 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a wifeMarcia Evaline (Eva M) Tarlton
1911 (Age 57 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Sec 16 Row 11 Stone 19 (Find A Grave Memorial# 41078393).
MarriageLola Montez WaggenerView this family
June 4, 1912 (Age 58 years)
Census 1920 (Age 66 years)
Occupation
1900 Farmer
yes

Death August 28, 1924 (Age 70 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial August 30, 1924 (2 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section Pine, Row 1, Stone 19 (Find A Grave Memorial# 9526340)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 31, 1851, Johnson, Indiana
23 months
himself
Father’s family with Mildred Brown Montgomery - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: January 16, 1824, Shelby, Kentucky
15 months
half-sister
Mary Elizabeth McCaslin
Birth: April 6, 1825 22 16Kentucky
Death: September 26, 1850Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
19 months
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
Rachel Amanda McCaslin
Birth: April 3, 1832 29 23Indiana
Death: January 15, 1866Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
2 years
half-brother
4 years
half-brother
Joseph Bethuel McCaslin
Birth: August 5, 1838 35 30Indiana
Death: August 8, 1864Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas
5 years
half-brother
Mother’s family with D Adam Carson - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: November 3, 1831, Gallatin, Kentucky
2 years
half-sister
14 years
half-brother
Mother’s family with Robert Jeffery - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: July 31, 1849, Johnson, Indiana
Family with Marcia Evaline (Eva M) Tarlton - View this family
himself
ex-wife
Marriage: October 16, 1873
Divorce: February 1, 1897, Bartholomew, Indiana
15 months
daughter
Family with Esther Murphy - View this family
himself
ex-wife
Marriage: February 5, 1897Nashville, Brown, Indiana
Divorce:
Family with Lola Montez Waggener - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: June 4, 1912Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Thomas J Allan + Lola Montez Waggener - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: about 1884
1 year
step-daughter
5 years
step-daughter
2 years
step-daughter
Thomasine Allan
Birth: September 30, 1890 34 27, Johnson, Indiana
Death: June 1976Sapporo, Japan

Marriage
Hervey also married Eva McCaslin [sic] on 4 Nov 1897 and 22 Feb 1898, both marriages taking place in Marion County, Indiana.
Burial
Greenlawn Cemetery Section Pine, Row 1, Stone 19 (Find A Grave Memorial# 9526340)
Shared note
In the 1860 US Federal Census for Franklin Township, Johnson County, Hervey McCaslin (spelled Harvey by the census taker) is a prosperous 57-year-old farmer with real estate worth $7,000 and personal property worth $3,200. In his household are his second wife, Sarah P[rice Carson Jeffery] McCaslin (age 47), his sons by his first wife Mildred, Joseph B (age 21) and George (age 18), his son by Sarah, Hervey (age 7), Sarah's son, James Carson (age 12) and Ellen Jackson, a 16-year-old domestic. Joseph and George are listed as farmers who each have $3,000 worth of real estate and $500 worth of personal property. In the 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin Ward 1, Johnson County Indiana, Hervey (mistranscribed as Harrey) is a very prosperous retired farmer, with real estate worth $18,000 and personal property worth $3,100. In his household are his wife, Sarah P[rice] (age 58, keeping house), their 16-year-old son, Hervey (spelled correctly by everyone) and 18-year-old Susan Stumet, their "domestic servant." Hervey has attended school in the past year. Hervey McCaslin married Marcia Evaline Tarlton on 16 Oct 1873, according to the "Family Bible Records of Johnson County, Indiana". Saturday, December 30, 1876 Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel (Indianapolis, IN) Volume: XXV Issue: 365 Page: 8 ABOUT PEOPLE Maurice Thompson, Crawfordsville; H. McCaslin and wife, Franklin; J. M. Dresser, Lafayette; A. D. Fleming, Brazil; Samuel Bittinger, Williamsport, are at the Grand [Hotel]. In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 26-year-old Hervey McCaslin (transcribed Henry) is a farmer. He, his 26-year-old wife, Eva W Tarleton McCaslin, their daughter 6-year-old Ethel McCaslin and a 30-year-old servant, Annie White live on State Road South. Franklin Jeffersonian, September 22, 1883, page 3 column 3 LOCAL BREVITIES Mrs. Ephriam Jeffery, of this city, gave her brother Mr. Hervey McCaslin a party, at her residence on last Mon- day evening in honor of Mr. Mc- Caslin's 30th birth day. Among those present was Jno. Fletcher and wife, S. A. Wilson and wife and Jno. Car- son and wife. The evening was spent very pleasant indeed by all present. Franklin Daily Herald September 17, 1885, page 8 Mrs. C. B. Tarlton gave a dinner to- day, at which were present, Hervey McCaslin and wife, James A. Tarlton and wife, Mrs. Susie Weightman, Grandma Tarlton and Miss Kate Tarl- ton. They each and all had a good time, and enjoyed themselves well. [Mrs C. B. Tarlton is Evaline West Tarlton, wife of Caleb and mother of Eva Tarlton McCaslin, who is the wife of Hervey McCaslin. James A Tarlton is Eva's brother.] The 1890 Johnson County, Indiana Directory lists H G McCaslin as a farmer whose residence is on State Street. He owns three acreages, one of 160 acres, another of 40 acres, and a third of 25 acres. The latter seems to be the "home farm" as that is where his residence is listed. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, August 25, 1893 While Hervey McCaslin and wife were seated in the hammock at their residence south of town last Friday watching the descent of the para- chute, they were suddenly dazed by a terrible commotion back of them. On turning it was found that the balloon proper had fallen but a few feet from them. They forgot to contratulate the aeronaut on his suc- cessful leap in congratulating them- selves on their own escape. Daily Democrat, Huntinton, Indiana, Monday, February 8, 1897, p. 2 Quick Divorce and Marriage Franklin, Ind., Feb I.--Hervey G. McCaslin, who was sued for divorce by his wife, Mrs. Eva McCaslin, last Mon- day, the case exciting so much com- ment on account of the prominence of the parties, added a fresh chapter to the story Saturday night by marrying Miss Esther Murphy, of Nashville, Brown county. The divorce was granted Tues- day morning. Miss Murphy is 17 years of age, and for three years has been a servant in the McCaslin household. Columbus (Indiana) Evening Republic, Monday, February 8, 1897, p. 4. A GIRL IN THE CASE Harvey McCaslin of Franklin who was sued for divorce by his wife, Mrs. Eva McCaslin, last Monday, the same exciting so much comment on account of the prominence of the parties, added a fresh chapter to the story last night by marrying Miss Esther Murphy at Nashville, Brown County. The divorce was granted Tuesday morning. Miss Murphy is seventeen years of age and for three years past has been a domestic in the McCaslin house. Her home was at Greenwood, Indiana. The marriage is taken as confirmation of the alleged intimacy between McCaslin and the girl prior to the family trouble and, though this was not so alleged in the complaint, it is generally credited as being the true causes of the separation and subsequent divorce. Mr. McCaslin and his bride will live on the former's big farm just south of Franklin. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, February 12, 1897, Volume XXXVII, Number 31, page 1, column 6 Divorced and Married. Last week the court records as re- ported in the Democat showed that Mrs. Eva McCaslin had been divorced from her husband, Hervey McCaslin, with $3,800 alimony. This record was no sooner made than Hervey set out for Nashville, Brown county, where a marriage license was obtained and he was joined in wedllock to Miss Esther Murphy, who, for the past three or four years, had been a servant in the McCaslin home. They returned to Franklin, Saturday, and began house- keeping on the farm south of town. The air had been full of rumors con- cerning the domestic troubles which led to the separation, the cause of shich was usually assigned to be too great intimacy on the part of Mr. McCaslin, with the servant girl. The Hasty marriage which has followed lends a color to these remors which might not have existed had there been less haste. The new bride is about eighteen years old. The sympathy of the community is almost universally in favor of the elder Mrs. McCaslin and her accomplished daughter, expecially since the latest developments have come to pass. Logansport Journal, Friday, March 5, 1897, p. 3. CHURCH TROUBLES A Daughter Demands a Father's Expulsion or Withdrawal Threatended Division of the Congrega- tion the Result. FRANKLIN, Ind., March 5.-The trouble in the Presbyterian church, the oldest and weathliest in the city, is the sole topic of conversation. It is caused by the feeling against Harvey [sic] G. McCaslin. The church is rent over the affair, and it looks as though the result will be serious. Las November Mr. McCaslin suddenly left his home and went west. It was stated that he had separated from his wife, and this was confirmed when he returned avout the first of the year and began planning a division of his estate. The family is among the most prominent in the county. the mem- bers lived in an elegant home just south of the city, and Mr. McCaslin owned a fine farm of 250 acres. Mr. and Mrs. McCaslin had been married for twenty-three years and one daugh- ter resulted from the union. Miss Ethel McCaslin, twenty-two years old. The latter is a talented musician, has appeared in concerts in various cities of the State, where her piano numbers have been highly prized. The family apparently was a happy and de- voted one, and the separation came as a great surprise. Rumours were pre- valent that Mrs. McCaslin was jeal- ous of the attentions of her husband to Miss Ethel Murphy, seventeen years old, a domestic employed by the family. Whatever the cause Mr. Mc- Caslin offered no opposition to the divorce which she sought, and there was a previous settlement, by which she received $2,500 alimony. With her daughter, she removed to apart- ments in the city, while Mr. McCaslin remained at the farm. Three days after the divorce has been granted Mr. McCaslin went to Brown county, the home of Miss Mur- phy, and returned with the girl as his bride. The McCaslins are Presby- terians, and it was incombent on the church trustees to take some cognis- ance of the rumours afloat. After a full discussion the session, by a vote of five to four, decided to suspend Mr. McCaslin for six months, at the expiration of which time he was in- vited to bring his wife and be restored to full fellowship. Miss Ethel McCaslin is a director of the church choir, one of the best in the Snyod [sic] of Indiana. She met with the choir last Sturaday night, and no- tified its members that she could no longer continue with the church unless her father was expelled. He had be- come loathsome to her because of his conduct, and she could no longer meet him, even as a communiicant, in the same congregation. Thereupon she gave notice that she would resign her directorship. The choir was much sur- prised, but after a full discussion, and after speeches by M. B. Fisher and J. M. Dunlop, two of its members, her po- sition was sustained, and the choir voted to discontinue its connection with the church until the session had considered its action. As a conse- quence on Sunday morning the choir loft was empty, and the pastor, Rev. T. P. Marshall, was compelled to lead the congregational singing. The members of the choir occupied seats in the congregation. Sunday night the same scene was re-enacted. Miss McCaslin attended services at another church, and she has refused to return until her father is expelled. The matter is being very generally discussed by the congregation, and the preponderance of opinion sustains Miss McCaslin and the choir in the stand taken. A member of the choir re- ports that the choir is conscientious in the matter. If Mr. McCaslin was guilty he should not be retained; if innocent, he should not be suspended. In case the session fails to consider, there will probably be a split in the congregation, as the majority of the flock seem to side with the choir. Mr. Marshall is said also to support the choir, which is the strongest in the city, with its membership composed of the very best people in Franklin, to- wit: Miss Ethel McCaslin, Miss Laura McCaslin, Mrs. Anna McCaslin and Miss Ruby Woollen, sopranos; Miss Eda Hulsman and Mrs. Rell Mc- Naughton, contraltos; Mess'rs Jeff Bolser, Dale House, H. C. Voris, M. B. Fisher and O. I. Demaree, tenors, and J. M. Dunlop, Dr. F. C. Freeman, Charles Kerlin and Fred Dunlap, bassos. Daily Times Columbus, Ind., Friday Morning May 28, 1897, Front page CASE OF H. G. McCASLIN ----------------------------------- He Would Like to Know "Where He Is At" Matrimonially. Franklin, Ind., May 27.-- Hervey G. McCaslin was a seriously disappointed man when the suit of his wife, Mrs. Esther McCaslin, for divorce, was dis- missed on account of the aknowledged residence of the plantiff in Brown coun- ty. The suit was of a friendly order and to secure legal sanction of a com- promise which had already been ar- ranged. McCaslin is a wealthy farmer who got too sweet on Esther Murphy, a domestic in his family and his wife ob- tained a divorce. McCaslin later marry- ing Miss Murphy and bringing her to his home near this city. McCaslin's daughter took her mother's side, brought the matter before the church, and McCaslin was suspended for six months. This angered the daughter so that she left the church because it did not expell her father. Later McCas- lin and his first wife became reconciled and wife No. 2 consented to a separation and went back to her home. She brought a "friendly" suit for divorce, but when the case was called it was discovered that she had not been married long enough to secure a residence in the county. The Columbus Daily Herald Columbus, Ind. Wednesday Evening Sept. 22, 1897 Guardian for Hervey McCaslin FRANKLIN, Sept 21 -- The sanity case of Hervey G. McCaslin, whose domestic troubles were so sensationally brought before the public last winter, was tried before special Judge William Eldridge in the circuit court tonight. A petition for a guardian was made by his daugh- ter, Miss Ethel McCaslin, and the aver- ment of unsound mind was the basis of the petition. McCaslin was in court having been brought from the central hospital for the insane, where he has been confined since June. His daugh- ter, his aunt, Mrs. Susan Wightman, Drl C. F. Payne and James Stinnett and wife, the latter his tenant, swore to his insanity, and the defense offered no witnesses. On the evidence the court found for the petitioner. The guardian will be named tomorrow morning. Connersville Daily Examiner Connersville, Ind. Sept 22, 1897, page 4 McCaslin's Mind Gone. FRANKLIN, Ind., Sept. 22.-- On the Petition of Miss Ethel McCaslin, a guardian for her father, Hervey G. Mc- Caslin, was decided necessary by Special Judge Eldridge Tuesday night. The Petition alleged unsoundness of mind. McCaslin is now confined in the insane asylum at Indianapolis. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, October 8, 1897, Volume XXXVIII Number 13, page 1 column 3 LOCAL and PERSONAL. The case of J. H. Tarlton, who was appointed guardian of H. G. McCas- lin two weeks ago, on alleged un- soundness of mind which the pre- ponderance of the evidence showed, came up Saturday morning before Special judge, H. O. Barnett, asking, that the marriage contract with Mc- Caslin's second wife be set aside on the grounds as alleged. No oppo- sition was made by the defendant, and the marriage with Esther Mur- phy was annulled. It is said $700 was allowed her out of the estate. It will require the further process of the court to declare McCaslin of sound mind. Hervey McCaslin and Esther Murphy had their marriage annulled on 8 Oct 1897. Hervey G McCaslin had remarried Eva M [Tarlton] McCaslin on 22 Sep 1897 due to confusion about a divorce requested by Esther Murphy McCaslin. The courts did not grant it so Hervey and Eva remarried again on 22 Feb 1898. Both marriages were performed in Marion County, Indiana. Both were described as widowed but no previous spouses' names were recorded. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, November 12, 1897, Volume XXXVIII Number 18, page 1 column 1 LOCAL and PERSONAL. H. G. McCaslin and Mrs. Eva M. McCaslin were re-married at Indi- anapolis last week by Dr. Haines of Indianapolis. Mr. McCaslin was dis- missed from the hospital on the 3d instant and before returning to Franklin the nuptial knot had been tied. They are now occupying the old home, south of town. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, February 11, 1898, Volume XXXVIII Number 31, page 1 column 6 CIRCUIT COURT. Judge Buckingham convened the February term of the John- son circuit court bright and early Monday morning, and went to work with a will to make a good showing on the largest docket ever placed before the court. The fol- lowing cases have been disposed of: . . . Matter of sanity of H G McCaslin. Venued to K M Hord. Set for hear- ing today. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 46-year-old farmer Hervey G (transcribed Henry) McCaslin and his 46-year-old wife Eva M Tarleton McCaslin are stil living at 156 State Street. They have been married for 26 years. He owns his farm. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 57-year-old Hervey McCaslin (transcribed Henry) has retired and is living on his "own income". He and his 56-year-old wife Eva, who have been married 36 years, are apparently living at a new address, 244 East Mo----- [street name is illegible]. Their only child, Ethel, is listed as still living. Hervey's wife Marcia Evaline Tarlton McCaslin died in 1911. About a year later, on 4 Jun 1912, Hervey married Lola Montez Waggener Allen (widow of Thomas Allen) in Sommerville, Massachusetts. In the 1920 US Federal Census for Needham, Johnson, Indiana, 66-year-old Indiana-born farmer Hervey G [transcribed Henry G] and his 57-year-old Indiana-born wife Lola [Waggoner Allen] McCaslin [transcribed McCarlin] are living on a farm on Greenburg Road, that Hervey owns, free of mortgage. Also in this household is a 16-year-old Indiana-born servant, Helen Henry who has attended school in the past year. Hervey is doing "General Farming". Everyone can read, write and speak English. Hervey's parents were born in Tennessee [sic, both were born in Indiana], Lola's father was born in Wisconsin and her mother in Indiana. Helen's parents were born in Indiana. Hervey Gex McCaslin died in 28 Aug 1924 and was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Pine Row 1 Stone 19, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana (Find A Grave Memorial# 9526340) Franklin Evening Star, Thursday, August 28, 1924 Pages 1 & 4 PROMINENT FARMER IS FOUND DEAD IN GARDEN ABOUT NOON TODAY _____________ Hervey McCaslin Victim of Heart Trouble 71 Years of Age _________ Hervey G. McCaslin one of the most prominent citizen in Johnson county was found dead in the garden near his home about noon today. Dinner had been prepared in the McCaslin Home and Mrs. Willard Bartlett, a step-daughter, stepped to the door or the home to tell Mr. Mc- Caslin to come to dinner. She saw him lying in the potato patch where he had gone to dig some potatoes. On investigation she found he was dead. It is believed that he had not been dead long when found. Mr. McCaslin was born in Novem- ber 1853, and would have been sev- enty-one years of age had he lived two months longer. He spent prac- tically all his life at his birthplace, the farm on which the Indiana Ma- sonic Home is now located. In October, 1872, Mr. McCaslin married Miss Eva Tarleton, who died many years ago. Mrs. Ethel Bailey of this city is the only surviving child. A half-brother, George McCaslin of Topeka, Kansas, is the only surviving member of the immediate family. Mr. McCaslin suffered a severe at- tack of heart trouble late in the fall of last year but since the recovery from that attack, he was enjoying nor- (Turn to Page Four.) PROMINENT FARMER ___________ (Continued from Page One) mal health. He appeared to be in the best of condition when he left the house this morning and his sudden death came as a shock to the family and community. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock with Rev. H. R. MacMillan, pastor of the Franklin Baptist church, of which Mr.Mc- Caslin was a member in charge. It is the request ot the family that no flowers be sent to the home. Indiana State Board of Health, Certificate of Death 24913, Registered No. 67 records that Hervey G McCaslin died at his residence in Needham Township, Johnson, Indiana at about 11:45 a.m. on 28 Aug 1924 of angina pectoris of a few months duration, contributory cause chronic myocarditis. He was male, white married and a farmer, aged 70 years, 9 months and 9 days, born 19 Nov 1853 in Indiana to Harvey [sic] McCaslin and Sarah Price. The birthplace of both his parents is unknown. The informant was his wife, Lola A [Waggener] McCaslin of Franklin RR No. 6. Hervey was buried 30 Aug 1924 in Greenlawn, A. V. Vandivier & Son, Undertaker.