Indiana McCaslins

James William McCaslinAge: 80 years18261907

Name
James William McCaslin
Birth July 26, 1826 21 19
Note: given as Jul 1825 on the 1900 US Federal Census.
MarriageEsther Shellady McCaslinView this family
yes

Birth of a brotherDavid A McCaslin
December 29, 1827 (Age 17 months)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a brotherRobert Newton McCaslin
about 1830 (Age 3 years)
Death of a fatherNewton McCaslin
March 28, 1832 (Age 5 years)

Source: S1909
Marriage of a parentJames ShieldsMartha Ann WilsonView this family
March 25, 1835 (Age 8 years)
Note: Martha's name is entered as Mc Caslin
Birth of a half-brotherCharles Brown Shields
about 1843 (Age 16 years)
Birth of a half-sisterSarah Shields
about 1845 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a half-sisterDiana Shields
about 1850 (Age 23 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherDavid Wasson McCaslin
December 17, 1850 (Age 24 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Census 1850 (Age 23 years)
Death of a wifeEsther Shellady McCaslin
September 10, 1852 (Age 26 years)

Burial of a wifeEsther Shellady McCaslin
after September 10, 1852 (Age 26 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Welsh Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 84806143)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Martha Jane McCaslin
August 10, 1856 (Age 30 years)
Source: S2741
Source: Find a Grave
MarriageSarah J HuttonView this family
September 26, 1856 (Age 30 years)

Note: Sarah is the half-sister of Esther Shellady Mccaslin
Death of a wifeSarah J Hutton
November 15, 1859 (Age 33 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a wifeSarah J Hutton
after November 15, 1859 (Age 33 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Welch Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 84806187)
Census 1860 (Age 33 years)
MarriageMariah (Maria) OrrellView this family
July 11, 1861 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Ann McCaslin
May 20, 1862 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Charles Baxter (Charley) McCaslin
March 26, 1864 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Ionia Bertha McCaslin
May 15, 1865 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#5
John David (David) McCaslin
April 4, 1868 (Age 41 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a daughter
#6
Minnie T McCaslin
October 18, 1870 (Age 44 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Census 1870 (Age 43 years)
Death of a daughterMartha Jane McCaslin
December 31, 1870 (Age 44 years)

Source: S2741
Source: Find a Grave
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a daughterMartha Jane McCaslin
after December 1870 (Age 44 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Vernon Cemetery; Find A Grave Memorial# 14209178
Death of a daughterMinnie T McCaslin
April 5, 1871 (Age 44 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a daughterMinnie T McCaslin
after April 5, 1871 (Age 44 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Vernon Cemetery; Find A Grave Memorial# 14209179
Birth of a daughter
#7
Myrta Blanche (Myrtie) McCaslin
September 24, 1872 (Age 46 years)
Birth of a son
#8
James William McCaslin
January 21, 1875 (Age 48 years)
Birth of a daughter
#9
Mariah Elizabeth (Lizzie) McCaslin
June 7, 1877 (Age 50 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a motherMartha Ann Wilson
December 1, 1878 (Age 52 years)

Census 1880 (Age 53 years)
Birth of a son
#10
Robert Emmett McCaslin
July 31, 1881 (Age 55 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Nettie Maud McCaslin
February 4, 1885 (Age 58 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: The 1900 US Federal Census for Bear, Montgomery, Arkansas gives her birth date as Mar 1885.
Marriage of a childCharles Stroud (Charlie) Moncrief (Muncrief)Ionia Bertha McCaslinView this family
August 30, 1885 (Age 59 years)
Death of a brotherDavid A McCaslin
October 27, 1889 (Age 63 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherDavid A McCaslin
after October 27, 1889 (Age 63 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Evergreen Cemetery, Plot: Old.P.007 (Find A Grave Memorial# 119381857)
Marriage of a childJohn David (David) McCaslinMelissa Abbiegail (Abbie) RawlsView this family
about 1891 (Age 64 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam Owen FisherMyrta Blanche (Myrtie) McCaslinView this family
1891 (Age 64 years)

Marriage of a childCharles Baxter (Charley) McCaslinPrincess Luvenia MoncriefView this family
about 1893 (Age 66 years)

Marriage of a childGeorge Robert DuckettMariah Elizabeth (Lizzie) McCaslinView this family
January 16, 1898 (Age 71 years)

Census 1900 (Age 73 years)
Death of a daughterMary Ann McCaslin
February 9, 1906 (Age 79 years)

Death January 15, 1907 (Age 80 years)
Burial after January 15, 1907
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Lowe Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 68942865
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 29, 1825, Jennings, Indiana
10 months
himself
17 months
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Mother’s family with James Shields - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: March 25, 1835, Jennings, Indiana
9 years
half-brother
3 years
half-sister
6 years
half-sister
Family with Esther Shellady McCaslin - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
Family with Sarah J Hutton - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 26, 1856
-2 months
daughter
Family with Mariah (Maria) Orrell - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 11, 1861, Jennings, Indiana
10 months
daughter
22 months
son
14 months
daughter
3 years
son
3 years
daughter
23 months
daughter
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
4 years
son
4 years
daughter

Birth
given as Jul 1825 on the 1900 US Federal Census.
Marriage
Sarah is the half-sister of Esther Shellady Mccaslin
Burial
Lowe Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 68942865
Shared note
From Johnson County, Indiana Court Records, 1823-1853 (prepared by Holmes) Bk AA pg 6 George W King was appointed administrator 18 Apr 1832 of the estate of Newton McCaslin, deceased. Widow, Martha, relinguished her right as Admiinistratrix. A list of personal property retained by the widow and a sale bill for the remainder was filed in Court. On application Harvey [Hervey] McCaslin was appointed administrator to replace George W King who had died, and final settlement was made in 1833. James Sheilds married Martha Ann Wilson McCaslin on 25 Mar 1835, so he decided that he should become his step-children's guardian. Jennings County Probate book 1 page 290-9 Feb 1836 On application of James Shields he is appointed Guardian for the protection of the persons and property of Janes McCaslon, David McCaslon and Robert McCaslon infant heirs of ( smugged may be Newton) McCaslon late of Jennings County deceased. Provided he enters into Bond with security to be approved of by this Court and now comes the said James Sheilds and files his Bond with William A. Bullock & Ezra F. Peabody as his securities which is approved of by the Court and ordered on file. Apparently James Sheilds application in Jennings County did not succeed as Hervey McCaslin is still guardian in the next court actions in Johnson county. From Johnson County, Indiana Court Records, 1823-1853 (prepared by Holmes) Book C, pg 29 Harvey [Hervey] McCaslin, guardian of James, David A and Robert N, minor heirs of Newton McCaslin, deceased petitioned the court to sell his wards' real estate in sect 15, Twp 12, Range 4. Their mother, Martha Ann, now the wife of James Shields relinquished her dower. Harvey did not think that this land could be successfully partitioned. Feb 9, 1847. BK C pg 457 Final settlement by Harvey [Hervey] McCaslin as guardian of the minor heirs of Newton McCaslin, deceased. Equal settlement went to James McCaslin and David McCaslin with the balance remaining in the hands of Harvey as guardian of Robert McCaslin. Martha, the widow of Newton, relinquished her dower in the real estate of minor heirs. Nov 11, 1850. In the 1850 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, George King is a wealthy 67 year old farmer as his net worth is $17,000. In his household are his 61-year-old second wife Elizabeth Doss Shellady King, James McCaslin (age 23 and a farm laborer),and Mary Steele (age 12). James McCaslin is Newton McCaslin's son so George King is his uncle, and James married both of George's granddaughters by George's daughter, Jane King McCaslin Hutton, Esther Shellady McCaslin and Sarah Jane Hutton. Shellady is probably varient spellling of Shillideay. In the 1860 US Federal Census for Vernon, Jennings, Indiana, 64-year-old James Shields and his 53-year-old wife Martha Ann (Wilson McCaslin) Shields have in their household their children, 17-year-old Brown, 15-year-old Sarah and 10-year-old Diana Shields, and her son, 31-year-old James McCaslin (transcribed as Mccarton). He has no occupation listed. In the 1870 census for Campbell, Jennings, Indiana, James McCastin (McCaslin), age 44, born in Indiana, is working in a sawmill. He and his 30-year-old Indiana born wife, Mariah [Orrell] McCaslin have in their household his daughter by his second wife, Sarah Hutton, 14-year-old Martha J McCaslin, and their children, 9-year-old Mary A, 7-year-old Charles B, 5-year-old Ionia B, and 2-year-old John D McCaslin. In the 1880 US Federal Census for Christal [Crystal], Montgomery, Arkansas, 53-year-old farmer, James McCaslin [transcribed as Mc Caslin] and his 41-year-old wife Mariah have in their household their children 18-year-old Mariah A, 16-year-old Charles B, 14-year-old Iona B, 12-year-old John D, 8-year-old Myrta , 6-year-old James W and 3-year-old Mariah M. Charles and John are farm laborers. Iona, John and Myrta have attended school in the past year. The move from Indiana to Arkansas took place after the 1870 census but before 1872 when Myrta was born in Arkansas. The McCaslins are living next door to Mariah's brother 35-year-old Thomas Orrell, his 18-year-old pregnant wife Mary C and their 2-year-old daughter Doria A. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Bear, Montgomery, Arkansas, 74-year-old Indiana-born farmer James and his 61-year-old Indiana-born wife Maria [Mariah Orrell] McCastline [sic] have been married 49 years. Mariah has born 10 children [ I know of nine], but only seven are recorded as living. In their household are their youngest Arkansas-born children, 25-year-old farm laborer James, 18-year-old farm laborer Robert, and 15-year-old Arkansas-born Nettie. James died on 15 Jan 1907 in Bear, Montgomery, Arkansas. The reasoning that connects James William McCaslin as a son of Newton and the James McCaslin living with George King is as follows: James who was living with George King in 1850 is Newton's son James. The connection is George King's son George had been the administrator of Newton's estate until George Jr died. James was living with George King (Sr) in 1850. He then married two of George's grandaughters (and his cousins), Esther Shellady McCaslin and Sarah Hutton. There were no children from the first marriage, but James and Sarah had a daughter, Martha J McCaslin. I have not located Martha in the 1860 census where James is living with his mother, Martha Ann [Wilson McCaslin] and her second husband, James Shields. Sarah J [Hutton] McCaslin is not found in the 1860 census as she died 15 Nov 1859. The 1870 census for Campbell, Jennings, Indiana shows 14-year-old Martha J McCaslin living in the household of 44-year-old James McCastin [McCaslin] and his wife (and Martha's step-mother) Mariah [Orrell] McCaslin. Martha can't be Mariah's child as James and Mariah were married in 1861. She's Sarah's child and mentioned in George King's will as granddaughter of Jane King McCaslin Hutton. Her presence in this household can only be accounted for if her father is Newton's son. Mariah is James' third wife.