In the 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, John McCaslin (recorded as McCoslin) is a 45-year-old farmer with real estate worth $8,560 and personal property worth $2895. He and his 42-year-old wife Martha have in their household their children, 18-year-old George, 13-year-old Robert N and 3-year-old Martha B, and an 18-year-old "domestic servant" Mary E Turman. The McCaslins are no longer living next door to the Alexanders. I'm not sure which family moved. In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 54-year-old John McCaslin's farm is five farmsteads away from that of his cousin, David A McCaslin (David Wason McCaslin's son). John and his 50-year-old wife Martha J have in their household their children, 24-year-old Robert N, 13-year-old Martha B, 9-year-old John A and 5-year-old William and a hired man, 21-year-old Levi Glover. John and Martha's oldest son, 28-year-old Indiana-born George and his 24-year-old Indiana-born wife Luna M [List] McCaslinhave the farmstead next door. In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 74-year-old Indiana-born John McCaslin is living with his 33-year-old Indiana-born daughter Martha B and a hired man, 16-year-old Indiana-born Herbert Borwell. In the farmsteads next to his are his sons and their wives, 25-year-old William and 23-year-old Hattie N McCaslin, and 29-year-old John and 28-year-old Lella N McCaslin. The Franklin Democrat, Friday, August 24, 1900, Volume XLI Number 8, page 1 column 3 LOCAL NEWS ITEMS A family gathering was held last Friday at the home of R. A. Alex- ander in hour of Mrs. Mary McCaslin of Topeka, Kansas. Those present were Thomas Alexander and wife, S. B Alexander and wife, Miss Maggie F. Alexander, John McCaslin, Miss Bell McCaslin, Mrs. Louisa Crewell, Mrs. Hattie Devore and daughter, Clara, and R. H. Parr. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 42-year-old Martha B McCaslin is living with her brother, 35-year-old William McCaslin and his family. The Evening Star, Tuesday, August 29, 1916 page 3 column 6 HOPEWELL. Miss Belle McCaslin is in Shelby- ville assisting Mrs. David Smith as superintendent of the wonmen's de- partment of Shelby county fair. The descendants of George and Elizabeth Alexander, held a reunuion Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George A McCaslin. About forty were present. Because of the rain, a big table was spread in a wagon shed, where a delightful pic- nic dinner was served. Those pres- ent were: Mr. and Mrs. George Mc- Caslin, Mr. and Mrs. John Z Hol- comb and daughter, Beaulah, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hendricks, Thomas Alexander and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. McCaslin and daughter, Clara belle, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Hamilton and son Lawrence Hugh, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McCaslin and son Max, Mr. and Mrs. George Alexander and son, Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McCaslin and daughter Elizabeth Louise, and Miss Belle McCaslin. Special guests were T. C. List and Mr. and Mrs. Will Chandlier and son Gordon. Martha Belle McCaslin died 22 Dec 1919.