Indiana McCaslins

Hugh McCaslinAge: 24 years18141838

Name
Hugh McCaslin
Birth about 1814 46 41
Census 1820 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherJames R McCaslin
September 15, 1822 (Age 8 years)
Death of a fatherRobert McCaslin
before 1830 (Age 16 years)

Death of a motherNancy Snodgrass
before 1830 (Age 16 years)

MarriageMalinda ChambersView this family
April 10, 1833 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Mary Ellen McCaslin
May 27, 1836 (Age 22 years)
Death March 4, 1838 (Age 24 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 18, 1794, Mercer, Kentucky
5 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
6 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
9 years
younger brother
Family with Malinda Chambers - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 10, 1833, Jefferson, Indiana
3 years
daughter
Abraham Hilderbrand + Malinda Chambers - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: May 5, 1838Fort Gibson, Arkansas Territory
20 months
step-daughter
3 years
step-son
3 years
step-daughter
2 years
step-daughter
4 years
step-son
2 years
step-daughter

BirthEnlistment in the United States Army
MarriageIndiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941
DeathU.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914
Shared note
In the 1820 US Federal Census for Washington County, Kentucky, Robert McCaslin has in his household 3 males under 10 [Hugh is one of them], one male 10 to 16 [David], one male 16 to 18 [William], one male 16 to 26 [Richard], one male over 45 [himself], one female under 10 [Margaret], 3 females 16 to 26 [one is Mary], one female 26 to 45 [unknown], and one female over 45 [his wife Nancy Snodgrass McCaslin]. The distance between Washington County, Kentucky and Jefferson County, Indiana is approximately 100 miles; this trip takes under two hours these days, but took at least a week in the 1820's. On 10 Apr 1833, Hugh McCaslin married Malinda Chambers in Jefferson County, Indiana. On 20 Dec 1835, 21-year-old Hugh McCaslin voluntarily enlisted for three years in Company H, US 7th Infantry Regiment at Fort Gibson, Arkansas Territory with Capt Francis Lee as the enlisting officier. His description was 5 feet 11-1/2 inches with a dark complexion, hazle [sic] eyes and dark hair. He had previously worked as a laborer. His brother Richard McCaslin also enlisted in the Military Reserve, Company B 7th Infantry, on this date. The 1830-1839 US Army Register of Enlistments, besides recording Hugh's vital statistics and the date of his enlistment also records that he left the Army by death on 4 March 1838 at Fort Gibson.