Indiana McCaslins

Richard Alexander FieldAge: 77 years18491927

Name
Richard Alexander Field
Birth August 25, 1849 24 22
Census 1850 (Age 4 months)
Birth of a sisterNarcena Field
1852 (Age 2 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a sisterLavina Field
about 1852 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterAmanda Field
about 1854 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherAlonzo Field
about 1855 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherEdridge Field
about 1857 (Age 7 years)
Death of a sisterEliza Jane Field
before 1860 (Age 10 years)

Note: Missing from the 1860 census although her brothers are listed
Death of a motherMargaret Jane McCaslin
June 1, 1860 (Age 10 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherMargaret Jane McCaslin
after June 1, 1860 (Age 10 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: New Frankfort Cemetery (now in Johnson Township)
Census 1860 (Age 10 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge W Field
September 1, 1864 (Age 15 years)
Note: Killed in battle
Census 1870 (Age 20 years)
MarriageDamsel E BarnesView this family
March 24, 1872 (Age 22 years)
Note: Scott County Book 3 p 482
Birth of a daughter
#1
Infant Daughter Field
about 1874 (Age 24 years)

Death of a daughterInfant Daughter Field
about 1874 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Infant Daughter Field
about 1876 (Age 26 years)

Death of a daughterInfant Daughter Field
about 1876 (Age 26 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherLucy Rice
March 26, 1877 (Age 27 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Other sources give Lucy's death date as 5 Jul 1876, but her tombstone seems to read 26 Mar 1877, although it is difficult to read.
Burial of a maternal grandmotherLucy Rice
after March 26, 1877 (Age 27 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: New Frankfort Cemetery; Find A Grave Memorial# 45416906
DivorceDamsel E BarnesView this family
March 25, 1878 (Age 28 years)
MarriageMaria W AtkinsonView this family
October 14, 1891 (Age 42 years)
Note: Married by minister Thomas W Northcott
Census 1900 (Age 50 years)
Census 1910 (Age 60 years)
Death of a wifeMaria W Atkinson
September 22, 1916 (Age 67 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a wifeMaria W Atkinson
September 25, 1916 (Age 67 years)
Note: Crown Hill Cemetery, Section 49, Lot 430 (Find A Grave Memorial# 45937518)
Census 1920 (Age 70 years)
Death July 30, 1927 (Age 77 years)
Burial August 9, 1927 (10 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Section 49, Lot 430 (Find A Grave Memorial# 45937525)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: December 4, 1845, Scott, Indiana
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
20 months
himself
3 years
younger sister
1 year
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Family with Damsel E Barnes - View this family
himself
ex-wife
Marriage: March 24, 1872, Scott, Indiana
Divorce: March 25, 1878Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
Family with Maria W Atkinson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: October 14, 1891Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Levi E Ballard + Maria W Atkinson - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: about July 29, 1868
Divorce: Mooresville, Morgan, Indiana

Marriage
Scott County Book 3 p 482
Marriage
Married by minister Thomas W Northcott
Burial
buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Section 49, Lot 430 (Find A Grave Memorial# 45937525)
Shared note
In the 1850 US Federal Census for Jennings, Scott, Indiana, 25-year-old George W Field is a farmer with $1,200 worth of real estate. He and his 23-year-old wife, Margaret J McCaslin Field, have in their household their children, 3-year-old William W, 2-year-old Eliza Jane and 1-year-old Richard A , her brother 21-year-old Calvin McCaslin and his brother 21-year-old Samuel A Field [sic]. On adjacent farmsteads are the families of 24-year-old James F Fields, 31-year-old William H Fields, 24-year-old Ephraim Field and 50-year-old Rachel Fields, who may be George's brothers and widowed mother.s933 The Field family name appears to use the "s" at will as George's marriage record records his surname as Fields. In the 1860 US Federal Census for Jennings, Scott, Indiana, 36-year-old George W Field is a farmer with no value for real estate recorded but $350 in personal property. He and his 33-year-old wife, Margaret J McCaslin Field, have in their household their children, 14-year-old William W, 11-year-old Alexander [Richard A on the 1850 census], 8-year-old twins Norsena [sic] and Lavina, 6-year-old Amanda, 5-year-old Alonzo and 3-year-old Eldridge. One child on the previous US Federal Census, 2-year-old Eliza Jane, is missing from this census and may be presumed to have died. The Field farmstead is adjacent to that of 26-year-old Greenberg Field (one of George's brothers?) and four farmsteads away from that of Gara Davis and Esther Parker McCaslin Davis, Margaret's aunt.s1581 In the 1870 US Federal Census for Jennings, Scott, Indiana, 20-year-old Indiana-born farmhand Alexander [Richard Alexander] Fields [sic] is working for 53-year-old Kentucky-born Thos [sic] Tull and is living with Thomas' family, which includes Thomas' 51-year-old Indiana-born wife Mary [maiden name unknown] Tull, their Indiana-born children 20-year-old Elisha and 18-year-old Orena and a 28-year-old Indiana-born school teacher boarder Angeline Cravens. Alexander has attended school in the past year.s3853 Richard Field married Damsel E Barnes on 24 Mar 1872 in Scott County, Indiana.s4975s5013 Damsel divorced him on 25 Mar 1878 at Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas. They had two daughters who died in infancy.s5013 On 10 Dec 1878, 25-year-old [sic] farmer Richard A Field enlisted in the Army for a period of five years at Indianapolis, Indiana. He states that he is unmarried and has no children. His previous address had been Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas. Capt Von Herman was the enlisting officer. Richard was assigned first to the 12th Infantry, Company C and then to the 1st Infantry Company I. His description was gray eyes, brown hair and fair complexion, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall, born in Scott County, Indiana. He was discharged 26 Dec 1883 on expiration of service at Fort Lowell, Tucson, Pima, Arizona as a private. His service was rated as excellent.s3851 On 27 Dec 1883, 33-year 8-month old soldier Richard A Field re-enlisted in the Army for a period of five years at Fort Lowell, Tucson, Pima, Arizona. Capt Craig was the enlisting officer. Richard was assigned to the 1st Infantry, Company I. His description was gray eyes, brown hair and fair complexion, standing 5 feet 9 inches tall, born in Scott County, Indiana. He was discharged 9 Dec 1888 at Angel Island, San Francisco, San Francisco, California on expiration of service at as a private. His character reference says "See roll".s3852 In the 1900 US Federal Census for Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, 50-year-old Indiana-born Richard A Field and his 51-year-old [sic] Indiana-born wife Maria W [Atkinson Ballard] Field have been married eight years. Maria has born no children. Richard is a hotel manager in a rented house at 135 W Georgia. He has working for him 33-year-old Indiana-born porter George Dean and George's wife, 34-year-old New York-born "waiter" Mary [maiden name unknown] Dean who have been married 12 years. Everyone is literate and speaks English. Richard's parents were born in Indiana; Maria's parents were born in North Carolina; George's father was born in Kentucky and his mother in Indiana; Mary's parents were born in Scotland.s5019 In the 1910 US Federal Census for Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, 60-year-old Indiana-born Richard A Field and his 59-year-old Indiana-born wife Maria W [Atkinson Ballard] Field have been married nineteen years. This is recorded as a first marriage for both of them, but they both have been previously married, Richard to Damsel Barnes and Maria to Levi Ballard. Richard is retired and living on "income". He owns the house they are living in at 237 W Robert [?] St free of mortgage. Both are literate and speak English. Richard's parents were born in Indiana; Maria's parents were born in North Carolina.s5017 On 25 Aug 1917, Richard A Field files for an Indian War suvivor pension under act of 4 Mar 1917 He served more that 30 days in the Indian Wars-campaign against the Apaches in Arizona in 1885 and 1886. Records show his stations during 1885-1886 as: Present with company at Fr Lowell, Arizona Territory from Jan 1885 to to Feb 28, 1885; enroute to and at Ft Bowie, Arizona Territory to 21 May 1886; absent on detached service on scout to Horse Shoe Canyon to 8 Jun 1886; present with company at Ft Bowie, Arizona Territory to 15 Jul 1886; enroute to and at SanDiego Barracks, California to 3 Dec 1886. Richard states that he was born 25 Aug 1849 in Scott County, Indiana, that his several places of residences since leaving the service were Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for about two years (1889-1890), and since that time in and near Indianapolis, Indiana and North Vernon, Indiana and that his occupation has been that of farming and running a hotel. He has not previously applied for a pension. His pension was issues 4 Mar 1918 at the rate of $20 a month, back dated to 4 Mar 1917. His residence is 1014 Temple Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana at that time. On 21 Mar 1918, the Union Trust Company was appointed Richard's guardian by the Probate Court of Marion County Indiana. Richard's pension was increased to $50 a month from 4 Apr 1927 under act 3 Mar 1927. s5013 In the 1920 US Federal Census for Warren, Marion, Indiana, 66-year-old [sic] Indiana-born widower Richard A Field Is a patient in the Marion County Asylum for the Incurably Insane. He is literate and speaks English. His parents were born in the United States [sic].s5018 Richard Field died 30 Jul 1927 and was buried 9 Aug 1927 in Crown Hill Cemetery, Section 49, Lot 430, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana (Find A Grave Memorial# 45937525).s2829s5013