Indiana McCaslins

John Wesley BrooksAge: 67 years18611929

Name
John Wesley Brooks
Birth January 18, 1861 45 35
Birth of a brotherWilliam David Brooks
February 10, 1862 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a sisterRachel Almanda (Amanda) Brooks
August 11, 1862 (Age 18 months)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Listed as 11 Aug 1863 on her tombstone.
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Shillideay McCaslin (McCasland)
1866 (Age 4 years)
Note: date and place of death not verified
Death of a fatherJohn Wesley Brooks
1867 (Age 5 years)

Note: His wife Almanda is head of household on the 1870 census.
Census 1870 (Age 8 years)
Death of a motherAlmanda McCaslin (McCasland)
September 1872 (Age 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherRachel Laws
about 1880 (Age 18 years)
Census 1880 (Age 18 years)
Census 1880 (Age 18 years)
Death of a half-sisterMary E McCaslin
April 13, 1887 (Age 26 years)
MarriageMary O'DonnellView this family
October 21, 1894 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Joseph Brooks
January 1896 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Ernest Brooks
March 1897 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a child
#3
Unknown Child Brooks
about 1898 (Age 36 years)

Birth of a son
#4
John Joseph Brooks
November 2, 1899 (Age 38 years)
Death of a childUnknown Child Brooks
before 1900 (Age 38 years)

Census 1900 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Edwin M Brooks
1902 (Age 40 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a daughter
#6
Theresa Brooks
about 1903 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Paul T Brooks
1905 (Age 43 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#8
Vincent Brooks
about 1906 (Age 44 years)
Death of a sonErnest Brooks
before 1910 (Age 48 years)

Note: Missing from the 1910 US Census
Census 1910 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sisterRachel Almanda (Amanda) Brooks
August 12, 1929 (Age 68 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sisterRachel Almanda (Amanda) Brooks
after August 12, 1929 (Age 68 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hebron Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 23385804)
Death 1929 (Age 67 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial 1929 (on the date of death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: St Marys Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 22667327)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 10, 1860Indiana
1 year
himself
19 months
younger sister
-6 months
younger brother
Father’s family with Mary Ann Baldwin - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: July 20, 1840, Montgomery, Indiana
half-sister
Father’s family with Rebecka Jane Leasoured - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: January 17, 1847, Howard, Indiana
5 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
Mother’s family with George Franklin McCaslin - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: February 21, 1850, Jefferson, Indiana
3 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
Family with Mary O'Donnell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 21, 1894, Tippecanoe, Indiana
15 months
son
15 months
son
22 months
child
22 months
son
3 years
son
2 years
daughter
4 years
son
son

Burial
St Marys Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 22667327)
Shared note
In the 1860 US Federal Census for Jordan, Jasper, Indiana, 34-year-old Almanda McCasland McCaslin, George Franklin McCaslin's widow, has married John W Brooks. 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 childred 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. Almanda'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 first cousin. John Brooks is recorded twice on the 1880 Census, first in Blue River, Johnson, Indiana, and second in Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana. In the 1880 US Federal Census for Blue River, Johnson, Indiana, John W Brooks is an 18-year-old farm laborer bording with James K Barnett (a 67-year-old farmer) and his wife, 53-year-old Amelia Barnett. I speculate that Amelia is Almanda McCasland McCaslin Brooks Barnett (her first name is one that the census people have trouble with), but I have no evidence for this. in the 1880 US Federal Census for Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana, 21-year-old Indiana-born farmer Joseph M Erwin and his 17-year-old Indiana-born wife Amanda [sic] [Brooks] Erwin have in their household Amanda's 18-year-old Indiana-born farm laborer brother John Brooks, and a 29-year old Ohio-born boarder Samuel Guinn who was sick the day the census was taken. The birthplace of Joseph's parents in unknown; Amanda and John's father's birthplace is unknown and their mother was born in Indiana; Samuel's parents were born in Pennsylvania. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Bolivar, Benton, Indiana, 39-year-old, Indiana-born John Brooks and his 31-year-old, Ireland-born wife, Mary [O'Donnell] Brooks have been married five years. Mary has borne four children and three are living. These three Indiana-born children are 4-year-old Joseph, 3-year-old Ernest, and 6-month-old John A. Mary immigrated to the United States in 1893 and has been in this country for six years. John is a railroad section foreman. Both John and Mary are literate and speak English. The family is living in a rented house. The birthplace of John's father is unknown, but his mother was born in Virginia. Mary's parents were born in Ireland. The children's father was born in Indiana and their mother in Ireland. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Fairfield, Lafayette Township, Tippecanoe, Indiana, 49-year-old, Indiana-born John [Wesley] Brooks and his 34-year-old [sic], Ireland-born wife, Mary [O'Donnell] Brooks have been married sixteen years. Mary has borne twelve children and six are living. These six Indiana-born children are 14-year-old Joseph, 10-year-old John, 8-year-old Edwin, 7-year-old Thresa [sic entered as a son], and 4-year-old twins, Vincent and Paul. The family is living at 418 Manford Street in a house that John W owns, but with a mortgage. Joseph, John, Theresa and Edwin have attended school in the past year. John W, Mary, Joseph and John are literate and speak English. John W is a railroad foreman. Joseph is an apprentice in a wire factory. Both were working on April 15th. John W's parents were born in Kentucky [sic]. Mary's parents were born in Ireland. The children's father was born in Indiana and their mother in Ireland. John W Brooks, born 1861, died 1929 and was buried in St Marys Cemetery, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana (Find A Grave Memorial# 22667327).