Indiana McCaslins

Sarah Jane McCaslinAge: 76 years18391916

Name
Sarah Jane McCaslin
Married name
Sarah Jane Dennis
Birth December 29, 1839 42 37
Education
She can read and write

Death of a paternal grandmotherElisabeth Wilson
September 20, 1846 (Age 6 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherElisabeth Wilson
after September 20, 1846 (Age 6 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: McCaslin Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31625277)
Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel Sellers
March 24, 1849 (Age 9 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a maternal grandfatherSamuel Sellers
after March 24, 1849 (Age 9 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: David Forsyth Cemetery, small private burying ground on a farm about two miles north of Nineveh (Find A Grave Memorial# 60214948)
Death of a brotherWilliam F McCaslin
before 1850 (Age 10 years)

Note: He does not appear on the 1850 census with the rest of his family
Census 1850 (Age 10 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah (Sally) Ellis
January 12, 1856 (Age 16 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a maternal grandmotherSarah (Sally) Ellis
after January 12, 1856 (Age 16 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: David Forsyth Cemetery, a small private burying ground on a farm about two miles north of Nineveh (Find A Grave Memorial# 60214927)
Census 1860 (Age 20 years)
Census 1870 (Age 30 years)
Death of a motherMary (Polly) Sellers
September 20, 1871 (Age 31 years)
Burial of a motherMary (Polly) Sellers
after September 20, 1871 (Age 31 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32033017)
Death of a fatherDavid Wason McCaslin
November 1, 1873 (Age 33 years)
Note: at his residence, 1.5 miles west of Franklin on the Franlin and Trafalgar road
Burial of a fatherDavid Wason McCaslin
November 2, 1873 (Age 33 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32031930)
MarriageBenjamin H DennisView this family
December 24, 1873 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#1
David Luther (Luther) Dennis
October 28, 1875 (Age 35 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Death of a brotherJohn W McCaslin
May 25, 1878 (Age 38 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn W McCaslin
after May 25, 1878 (Age 38 years)
Note: Mount Olivet Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 132894644)
Census 1880 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Jane Dennis
May 4, 1883 (Age 43 years)
Source: S1808
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Indiana birth record gives the date as 5 May 1883
Death of a brotherWosson McCaslin
January 26, 1894 (Age 54 years)
Burial of a brotherWosson McCaslin
after January 26, 1894 (Age 54 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery, Section Payn, Row 4, Stone 16 (Find A Grave Memorial# 97163947)
Marriage of a childDavid Luther (Luther) DennisIva Ionia SteeleView this family
May 23, 1896 (Age 56 years)
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Note: Family Record of David Luther Dennis give the marriage date as 24 May 1896
Census 1900 (Age 60 years)
Death of a brotherDavid A McCaslin
August 23, 1903 (Age 63 years)
Burial of a brotherDavid A McCaslin
after August 23, 1903 (Age 63 years)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 39618923)
Census 1910 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherHarvey J. McCaslin
November 16, 1911 (Age 71 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Died from vascular heart trouble and old age, diagnosis by Dr D M Goldman of Burlingame, Osage, Kansas.
Burial of a brotherHarvey J. McCaslin
after November 16, 1911 (Age 71 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Burlingame City Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 19087008)
Occupation
without occupation

Death September 17, 1916 (Age 76 years)
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1822, Scott, Indiana
13 months
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
18 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
2 years
herself
Family with Benjamin H Dennis - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: December 24, 1873, Johnson, Indiana
22 months
son
8 years
daughter

Shared note

Her family called her Jane or Janie. Her given name, Sarah J, is recorded on the 1850 census and not again until 1880 when she gave her name as Sarah J Dennis. She apparently used this name all the rest of her life as it is recorded on her death certificate. Her marriage record has her name recorded as Jennie McClaslin but the date and the groom are correct.

In the 1840 US Federal Census for Township not stated, Johnson County, Indiana, David McCaslin (recorded as McAslin) has in his household one male between 5 and 10 (David A.), two males between 10 and 15 (Wosson and John W), one male between 15 and 20 (Harvey), one male between 40 and 50 (himself), one female under 5 (Jane), and one female between 30 and 40 (his wife, Polly).

In the 1850 census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 52-year-old Kentucky-born David and his 49-year-old Kentucky-born wife Mary [Polly Sellers} have in their household their Indiana-born children, 21-year-old farmer Wasson [sic], 20-year-old farmer John, 16-year-old farmer David and 10-year-old Sarah J [Sarah Jane]. He is a prosperous farmer with real estate valued at $5,000. Wosson also owns personal property worth $1400.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, David, Polly (his wife), David (his 26-year-old son) and Jane (his 20-year-old daughter) are all in the household. Their farmstead is next to the "Poor House".

In the 1870 census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, David, his wife, Polly (now entered as Mary), and their daughter Jane are all in the household. Janes age is given as 26 whereas 10 years ago she was 20.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Sara J (who says she is 36, a little white lie, she is 40) is keeping house for her husband Benjamin Dennis, and her four year old son, David L. The family is living next door to her brother, David, and his family.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson County Indiana, Sarah J is 60 (and telling the truth about her age). She has been married 28 years, borne two children and both are alive. Her husband, Benjamin and her daughter, Mary J are in the household, while her son David S, and his family are living next door.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 62-year-old farmer Benjamin Dennis is living with his 70-year-old wife, Sarah J McCaslin (Dennis). They have been married for 37 years. Sarah has borne two children and both are livilng.

Volume H-22, page 93 records that Sarah Jane Dennis died 17 Sep 1916 in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana.