Indiana McCaslins

Elisabeth WilsonAge: 73 years17731846

Name
Elisabeth Wilson
Married name
Elisabeth McCaslin
Married name
Elisabeth Carr (Kerr)
Birth 1773

Note: Calculated from probable age at marriage and age category of 26-45 on the 1820 US Federal Census for Scott County, Indiana
Education
She cannot write as she signed the guardianship document with an X her mark.

MarriageRichard McCaslinView this family
August 7, 1794 (Age 21 years)
Note: by Rev. David Rice, a Presbyterian minister
Birth of a son
#1
John McCaslin
September 11, 1795 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#2
David Wason McCaslin
September 11, 1797 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#3
James R McCaslin
January 18, 1800 (Age 27 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Birth of a son
#4
Alexander McCaslin
January 23, 1801 (Age 28 years)
Source: S28
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Margaret (Peggy) McCaslin
February 26, 1803 (Age 30 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: given as 31 Jan 1803 on her headstone
Birth of a son
#6
Richard McCaslin
January 21, 1805 (Age 32 years)
Death of a husbandRichard McCaslin
before November 13, 1806 (Age 33 years)
Note: His wife Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin with David McCaslin, signed inventory as true bill
Marriage of a childJohn McCaslinEsther ParkerView this family
June 8, 1820 (Age 47 years)
Note: Film # 0549439 Item 3 Scott County Marriage Records Vol. 1 1820-1840
MarriageJames Carr (Kerr)View this family
August 17, 1820 (Age 47 years)
Note: Scott County August 25th 1820
Census 1820 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childDavid Wason McCaslinMary (Polly) SellersView this family
1822 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childAlexander McCaslinElizabeth (Betsy) SellersView this family
February 20, 1822 (Age 49 years)

Death of a sonJohn McCaslin
December 29, 1822 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childJames R McCaslinElizabeth CarrView this family
June 17, 1823 (Age 50 years)
Marriage of a childJesse CarrMargaret (Peggy) McCaslinView this family
October 25, 1825 (Age 52 years)
Note: Marriage Licence obtained 21 Oct 1825
Marriage of a childRichard McCaslinLucy RiceView this family
April 27, 1826 (Age 53 years)
Census 1830 (Age 57 years)
Census 1840 (Age 67 years)
Death of a husbandJames Carr (Kerr)
March 15, 1842 (Age 69 years)
Burial of a husbandJames Carr (Kerr)
after March 15, 1842 (Age 69 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: McCaslin Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 31624387
Death of a sonRichard McCaslin
February 12, 1844 (Age 71 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sonRichard McCaslin
after February 12, 1844 (Age 71 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: New Frankfort Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 70923965)
Death September 20, 1846 (Age 73 years)
Burial after September 20, 1846
Source: Find a Grave
Note: McCaslin Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31625277)
Religion
Presbyterian

Family with parents - View this family
father
herself
brother
Private
Family with Richard McCaslin - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: August 7, 1794, Mercer, Kentucky
13 months
son
2 years
son
2 years
son
1 year
son
2 years
daughter
23 months
son
Family with James Carr (Kerr) - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: August 17, 1820, Scott, Indiana
James Carr (Kerr) + (Unknown) ?(Carr) - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage:
son-in-law
-21 months
step-son
2 years
daughter-in-law

Birth

Calculated from probable age at marriage and age category of 26-45 on the 1820 US Federal Census for Scott County, Indiana

Marriage

by Rev. David Rice, a Presbyterian minister

Marriage

Scott County August 25th 1820 This is to certify that on the 17th of this instantt, I joined in matrimony James Carr and Elizabeth McCaslin witness my hand. Seal John M Dickey State of Indiana Scott County Seal The above certificate was this day filed in my office by the above names John M Dickey and is duly recorded in Book A page 8 witness James Ward Clerk of the said circuit court of the county aforesaid this 25th day of August 1820 signed J Ward Clerk S CC

Burial

McCaslin Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31625277)

Shared note

Richard McCaslin and Elizabeth Wilson were married by the Rev. Rice, a Presbyterian Minister on 7 Aug 1794 in Mercer County, Kentucky.

Richard died before 13 Nov 1806 as that is the date that his inventory is published.

Probate Records, Mercer County, Will Book Vol 4 page 99 records the account paid to Elizabeth McCaslin for the support of her six children as follows: McCaslin, E afc allowed [ written in the margin of the page] John McCaslin David, James, Alexander, Peggy, Richard, McCaslin dr to Elisabeth McCaslin John McCaslin To boarding, cloathing & Schooling for the years 1808 & 1809 each year $12... 7pounds 6 David McCaslin To boarding, cloathing & Schooling for the years 1808 & 1809 each year $12... 7pounds 6 James, Alexander, Peggy, Richard To boarding & cloathing for the years 1808 & 1809 each $15... 18 pounds Total .. 32 pounds 12 her May 7th 1810 Elizabeth + McCaslin mark Mercer County Ct May County Court 1810 Exd The written account amounting to thirty two pounds twelve schillings was Exhibited into Court which being examined and allowed by the Court was ordered to be recorded. Attest Tho Allen O.C.

In the 1820 US Federal Census for Scott County, Indiana, Elisabeth McCaslin is head of household. In her household are one male between 10 and 16 (Richard), two males between 18 and 26 (John, David, Alexander and James are in this age category, so two sons are missing, however John married in 1820 so is probably not living at home), one femaie between 16 and 26 (Peggy) and one female between 26 and 45 (herself).Two people are engaged in agriculture. The McCaslin family is living in the vicinity of the Sellers family as they are on adjoining pages of the census. David and Alexander will marry Sellers sisters in 1822.

Film # 0549439 Item 3 Scott County Marriage Records Vol. 1 1820-1840 Page 8 Scott County August 25th 1820 This is to certify that on the 17th of this instantt, I joined in matrimony James Carr and Elizabeth McCaslin witness my hand. Seal John M Dickey State of Indiana Scott County Seal The above certificate was this day filed in my office by the above names John M Dickey and is duly recorded in Book A page 8 witness James Ward Clerk of the said circuit court of the county aforesaid this 25th day of August 1820 signed J Ward Clerk S CC

Having gotten them to Scott County I then requested LDS Microfilm #1305330 Item 1, Deed record v. A cont., June 1823- Mar. 1827 Scott County, Indiana. On pages 321, 354, and 364, I found indentures in which, on 22 October 1824, the McCaslin family was exchanging land ownership among themselves per a court order. I am looking for this court order to see why this was ordered. However these documents contain the following information:

  1. Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin has remarried and now is Elizabeth Carr. Although James Carr is living, Elizabeth is representing herself in court and has no male representative. She signed the documents with a mark.

  2. Two of the parties to this agreement are Gara and Esther Davis. Gara Davis married Esther Parker McCaslin on 10 Mar 1824. Esther Parker married John McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's oldest child, on 8 June 1820 in Scott County. John McCaslin must have died "before 1824" or John would be the one mentioned in these indentures. Gara and Esther Davis are involved in these McCaslin indentures because of her previous marriage. They signed these documents with a mark.

  3. David McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's second child, and Polly (Sellers), his wife, also signed these documents, he with a signature and she with a mark. I have always wondered if David and Alexander married their wives in a double ceremony since Polly (Mary) and Betsy (Elizabeth) were sisters.

  4. James McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's third child, and Elizabeth, his wife, also signed these documents, he with a signature and she with a mark. James married first Elizabeth Carr on 17 June 1823. Elizabeth died before Sep 1867 when James married Adaline Patterson. This is confirmed by the 1870 census when James was 70 and Adaline 40.

  5. Alexander McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's fourth child, and Elizabeth (Sellers), his wife, also signed these documents, he with a signature and she with a mark.

  6. Margaret McCaslin (also known as Peggy), Richard and Elizabeth's fifth child and only daughter, signed the documents with a mark. She married Jesse Carr 25 October 1825 in Scott county.

  7. Richard McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's sixth child, signed these documents. He was not married at the time of the indentures, but married Lucy Rice on 27 April 1826 in Scott County.

In the 1830 US Federal Census for Scott County, Indiana, James Carr has in his household one male five and under ten, one male fifty and under sixty, one male seventy and under eighty [himself] and one female fifty and under sixty [his wife Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin Carr].

In the 1840 US Federal Census for Johnson County, Indiana, James Kerr [Carr] has one male 60 and under 70 years (unknown), one male 80 and under 90 years (himself) and one female 60 and under 70 years old (his wife, Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin Carr). James is listed as an 84-year-old pensioner of the Revolutionary War.

Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin Carr died 20 Sep 1846 and was buried in the McCaslin Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana (Find A Grave Memorial# 31625277).