Indiana McCaslins

Robert Newton McCaslin1830

Robert Newton McCaslin
Birth about 1830 24 23
Death of a fatherNewton McCaslin
March 28, 1832 (Age 2 years)

Source: S1909
Marriage of a parentJames ShieldsMartha Ann WilsonView this family
March 25, 1835 (Age 5 years)
Note: Martha's name is entered as Mc Caslin
Birth of a half-brotherCharles Brown Shields
about 1843 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a half-sisterSarah Shields
about 1845 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a half-sisterDiana Shields
about 1850 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherDavid Wasson McCaslin
December 17, 1850 (Age 20 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Census 1860 (Age 30 years)
Death of a motherMartha Ann Wilson
December 1, 1878 (Age 48 years)

Death of a brotherDavid A McCaslin
October 27, 1889 (Age 59 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherDavid A McCaslin
after October 27, 1889 (Age 59 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Evergreen Cemetery, Plot: Old.P.007 (Find A Grave Memorial# 119381857)
Death of a brotherJames William McCaslin
January 15, 1907 (Age 77 years)
Burial of a brotherJames William McCaslin
after January 15, 1907 (Age 77 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Lowe Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 68942865
1860 Engineer

Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: September 29, 1825, Jennings, Indiana
10 months
elder brother
17 months
elder brother
3 years
Mother’s family with James Shields - View this family
Marriage: March 25, 1835, Jennings, Indiana
9 years
3 years
6 years

Birth1860 US Federal Census
Census1860 US Federal Census
Occupation1860 US Federal Census
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 1860 US Federal Census for Campbell, Jennings, Indiana, 32-year-old Indiana-born engineer Robert McCaslin is living in the household of 38-year-old Ohio-born John D McNelan and his 33-year-old Ohio-born wife Susanah and their six children. Also in this household are 32-year-old Pennsylvania-born Joshua Cope and 22-year-old Ohio-born John Ersline (?).