Indiana McCaslins

Martha Ann VestAge: 56 years18241881

Name
Martha Ann Vest
Married name
Martha Ann Polk
Birth November 26, 1824 40 30

Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a brotherBenjamin H Vest
July 16, 1826 (Age 19 months)
Census 1830 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge Washington Vest
December 26, 1831 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherFrancis M Vest
December 26, 1831 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterRoxana (Roxy) Jane Vest
September 7, 1833 (Age 8 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: also given as Kentucky on the 1850 and 1860 census
Birth of a brotherThomas Ishlam Vest
December 23, 1835 (Age 11 years)
Census 1840 (Age 15 years)
MarriageJoseph PolkView this family
October 24, 1844 (Age 19 years)
Death of a fatherChelsey Loyd Vest
July 21, 1849 (Age 24 years)
Census 1850 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Emeline Townsend (Polk)
about 1853 (Age 28 years)
Census 1860 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Dean
August 4, 1864 (Age 39 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherElizabeth Dean
after August 5, 1864 (Age 39 years)
Note: Rice Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 39855995)
Death of a sisterRoxana (Roxy) Jane Vest
October 18, 1867 (Age 42 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sisterRoxana (Roxy) Jane Vest
after October 18, 1867 (Age 42 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: New Frankfort Cemetery; Find A Grave Memorial# 45413105
Census 1870 (Age 45 years)
Death of a brotherFrancis M Vest
1880 (Age 55 years)
Census 1880 (Age 55 years)
Death March 10, 1881 (Age 56 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial after March 10, 1881
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Cana Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 50431078
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 13, 1813, Henry, Kentucky
3 years
elder sister
4 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
2 years
herself
20 months
younger brother
5 years
younger brother
younger brother
20 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Thomas Ishlam Vest
Birth: December 23, 1835 51 41Kentucky
Death: September 3, 1914Atchinson, Atchinson, Kansas
Family with Joseph Polk - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: October 24, 1844, Scott, Indiana
9 years
daughter

Burial

Cana Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 50431078

Shared note

In the 1830 US Federal Census for Woodford County, Kentucky, Chesley Vest has in his household one free white male under five [Benjamin H], one free white male five through nine [Chesley Loyd Jr], one free white male fifteen through nineteen [unknown], one free white male forty through forty-nine [himself], one free white female under five [Martha Ann], one free white female five through nine [Sarah Elizabeth], one free white female ten through fourteen [Priscilla], and one free white female thirty through thirty-nine [his wife Elizabeth Dean Vest].

In the 1840 US Federal Census for Scott County, Indiana, Chesley Vest [transcribed Elishy Vist] has in his household one free white male under five [Thomas Ishlam], two free white males five through nine [twins George Washington and Francis M], one free white male ten through fourteen [Benjamin H], one free white male fifteen through nineteen [Chesley Loyd Jr], one free white male twenty through twenty-nine [unknown], one free white male fifty through fifty-nine [himself], one free white female five through nine [Roxana] , one free white female fifteen through nineteen [Martha Ann], and one free white female forty through forty-nine [his wife, Elizabeth Dean Vest].

Joseph Polk and Martha Ann Vest [transcribed as Margaret Ann] married on 24 Oct 1844 in Scott County, Indiana.

In the 1850 US Federal Census for Wooster, Scott, Indiana, 30-year old Indiana-born cooper, Joseph Polk owns $15-worth of real estate. He has in his household his 24-year-old Kentucky-born wife Martha Ann [Vest] Polk, who is illiterate.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Jennings, Scott, Indiana, 41-year-old Indiana-born merchant Joseph Polk owns $400-worth of personal property, but no real estate. He and his 36-year-old Kentucky-born wife Martha A [Vest] Polk have in their household 7-year-old Emeline Townsend whose relationship to them is unknown. Emeline has attended school in the past year.

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Marion, Jennings, Indiana, 51-year-old farmer Joseph Polk owns $1,600-worth of real estate and $300 worth of personal property. He and his 45-year-old Kentucky-born wife Martha [Vest] Polk have in their household 17-year old Indiana-born Emma Polk [sic Emeline Townsend on the 1860 Census], 15-year old Indiana-born Jabez F Polk [son of Joseph's brother James], and 3-year-old Indiana-born Erminnie McCaslin [daughter of Calvin McCaslin and Martha Ann's sister Roxy Vest McCaslin]. Emma and Jabez have attended school in the past year.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Marion, Jennings, Indiana, 61-year-old Indiana-born Joseph Polk and his 56-year-old Kentucky-born wife Martha [Vest] Polk have in their household their 13-year-old Indiana-born niece Erminie Polk [sic McCaslin], their 9-year-old nephew Ishamel Polk [parents unknown], Joseph's brother, 54-year-old Indiana-born laborer James A Polk, and 23-year-old Philora Briges [sic] who is "house keeping" because Martha is incapacitated by cancer. Joseph and James' parents were born in Kentucky; the birthplace of Martha's and Erminie's parents is not listed; Ishamel's parents were born in Indiana; the birthplace of Philora's father is not listed but her mother was born in Indiana.

Martha Vest Polk, born 26 Nov 1824, died 10 Mar 1881 and was buried in Cana Cemetery, Paris Crossing, Jennings, Indiana (Find A Grave Memorial# 50431078)