Indiana McCaslins

Mary E McCaslinAge: 34 years18531887

Mary E McCaslin
Birth about 1853 25 27
Death of a paternal grandmotherJane Vanarsdall King
April 16, 1855 (Age 2 years)
Source: S5322
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Death date also given as 22 Apr 1855 in Riley Tullis' SAR application
Death of a fatherGeorge Franklin McCaslin
May 8, 1855 (Age 2 years)

Source: S1808
Source: Find a Grave
Marriage of a parentJohn Wesley BrooksAlmanda McCaslin (McCasland)View this family
January 10, 1860 (Age 7 years)
Census 1860 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn Wesley Brooks
January 18, 1861 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam David Brooks
February 10, 1862 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-sisterRachel Almanda (Amanda) Brooks
August 11, 1862 (Age 9 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Listed as 11 Aug 1863 on her tombstone.
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Shillideay McCaslin (McCasland)
1866 (Age 13 years)
Note: date and place of death not verified
Census 1870 (Age 17 years)
Census 1870 (Age 17 years)
MarriageAndrew J ErwinView this family
June 20, 1872 (Age 19 years)
Note: date of license is 18 Jun 1872
Death of a motherAlmanda McCaslin (McCasland)
September 1872 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
William E Erwin
about 1873 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
N.E. Erwin
about 1877 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
C.E. Erwin
about 1879 (Age 26 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherRachel Laws
about 1880 (Age 27 years)
Census 1880 (Age 27 years)
Census 1880 (Age 27 years)
Death April 13, 1887 (Age 34 years)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: February 21, 1850, Jefferson, Indiana
3 years
elder brother
2 years
Mother’s family with John Wesley Brooks - View this family
Marriage: January 10, 1860Indiana
1 year
19 months
-6 months
Family with Andrew J Erwin - View this family
Marriage: June 20, 1872, Jasper, Indiana
18 months
5 years
3 years

date of license is 18 Jun 1872
Shared note
Mentioned in her greatgrandfather George King's will as granddaughter of "Jane deceased". In the 1860 US Federal Census for Jordan, Jasper, Indiana, John W Brooks is a 44-year-old farmer with real estate worth $500 and personal property worth $400. John is married to George Franklin McCaslin's widow Alminda McCasland (age 34) and they have a blended household of his children, 8-year-old Benjamin F, and 7-year-old Mary E Brooks, and her children, 8-year-old Cornelius and 7-year-old Mary E McCaslin. In the 1870 US Federal Census for Jordan, Jasper, Indiana, 44-year-old Almanda [McCasland McCaslin] Brooks is head of household with $750 in real estate and $225 in personal property. In her household are her children by George F McCaslin, 19-year-old farmer Cornelius McCaslin (recorded as McCastin) who has $400 worth of personal property, 17- year old Mary E McCaslin (recorded as McCastin) who has $400 worth of personal property, and her children by John W Brooks, 9-year-old John Wesly, 7-year-old Rachel A, and 2-year-old William D. John W Sr is missing and presumably died between 1868 and 1870. Aliminda's farm is close to that of Stearns F Iliff and his wife, Eleanor Hutton Iliff. Eleanor is George F McCaslin's half sister and Almanda's cousin. On the 1870 US Federal Census for Carpenter, Jasper, Indiana, Indiana-born Mary E McCaslin (recorded as 19-years-old) is recorded for a second time as a domestic servant for 25-year-old, Indiana-born William Jordan and his 24-year-old, Indiana-born wife, Olive M Jordan. Mary E [McCaslin] Erwin is recorded twice in the 1880 US Federal Census. The first time in Shelby, Tippecanoe, Indiana where she is listed on 1 June as M.E. Erwin, the 26-year-old insane wife of 36-year-old farmer A.J. [Andrew J] Erwin. They have three children, 7-year-old Wm E. [William], 3-year-old daughter N.E. and 1-year-old son C.E. The second time is on the census for Wayne, Marion, Indiana, taken on 18 June 1880, where Mary E [McCaslin] Erwin (27-years old and married) is a patient in the Indiana Hospital for the Insane (Central State Hospital). Mary E Erwin died 13 Apr 1887 in Marion County, Indiana.