Indiana McCaslins

James R McCaslinAge: 80 years18001880

Birth January 18, 1800 32 27
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Birth of a brotherAlexander McCaslin
January 23, 1801 (Age 12 months)
Source: S28
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Birth of a sisterMargaret (Peggy) McCaslin
February 26, 1803 (Age 3 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: given as 31 Jan 1803 on her headstone
Birth of a brotherRichard McCaslin
January 21, 1805 (Age 5 years)
Death of a fatherRichard McCaslin
before November 13, 1806 (Age 6 years)
Note: His wife Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin with David McCaslin, signed inventory as true bill
Marriage of a parentJames Carr (Kerr)Elisabeth WilsonView this family
August 17, 1820 (Age 20 years)
Note: Scott County August 25th 1820
Death of a brotherJohn McCaslin
December 29, 1822 (Age 22 years)
MarriageElizabeth CarrView this family
June 17, 1823 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Margaret McCaslin
August 23, 1825 (Age 25 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Calculated from age at death
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Ann McCaslin
June 19, 1829 (Age 29 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Elizabeth McCaslin
July 25, 1829 (Age 29 years)
Census 1830 (Age 29 years)
Occupation
Farmer

PURC September 11, 1830 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Louisa J McCaslin
March 24, 1833 (Age 33 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#5
James W McCaslin
1834 (Age 33 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Birth of a son
#6
John Calvin McCaslin
August 23, 1837 (Age 37 years)
Note: 1850 census gives Johns birthdate at abt 1838. The we Aug 1837 is from a family Bible.
Birth of a daughter
#7
Lucy Ellen McCaslin
December 26, 1840 (Age 40 years)
Source: S1626
Publication: Gateway Press Inc, Baltimore 1984
Source: Find a Grave
Note: given as Dec 1841 in the 1900 US Federal Census
Census 1840 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#8
David A McCaslin
about 1842 (Age 41 years)
Death of a brotherRichard McCaslin
February 12, 1844 (Age 44 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherRichard McCaslin
after February 12, 1844 (Age 44 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: New Frankfort Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 70923965)
Death of a motherElisabeth Wilson
September 20, 1846 (Age 46 years)
Burial of a motherElisabeth Wilson
after September 20, 1846 (Age 46 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: McCaslin Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31625277)
Marriage of a childIsaac StewartMargaret McCaslinView this family
November 29, 1847 (Age 47 years)
Census 1850 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childJacob SibertMargaret McCaslinView this family
before 1853 (Age 52 years)

Marriage of a childSamuel McCaslin CarrElizabeth McCaslinView this family
March 8, 1854 (Age 54 years)
Note: Samuel Carr and Elizabeth McCaslin are double first cousins.
Death of a sisterMargaret (Peggy) McCaslin
August 28, 1855 (Age 55 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sisterMargaret (Peggy) McCaslin
after August 28, 1855 (Age 55 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Deer Creek Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 20469326)
Marriage of a childDaniel A Madison MorganMary Ann McCaslinView this family
February 21, 1856 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam C CrowellLouisa J McCaslinView this family
March 29, 1860 (Age 60 years)
Census 1860 (Age 59 years)
Marriage of a childJohn Calvin McCaslinCaroline Louisa (Carrie) SellersView this family
November 9, 1863 (Age 63 years)
Note: Carries middle initial is recorded as F, instead of L in the Indiana Marriage Collection, Johnson County, Indiana Vol 2. Carrie gave the date given as 11 Nov 1863 in her pension affidavit.
Marriage of a childJames W McCaslinLutisha VandivierView this family
December 10, 1863 (Age 63 years)
Death of a sonDavid A McCaslin
March 1, 1864 (Age 64 years)
Note: died in Military Hospital
Burial of a sonDavid A McCaslin
after March 1, 1864 (Age 64 years)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery. His tombstone says Company I, 18th Indiana Infantry.
Marriage of a childHorace Wilkins WeaverLucy Ellen McCaslinView this family
October 28, 1866 (Age 66 years)
Death of a wifeElizabeth Carr
December 5, 1866 (Age 66 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a wifeElizabeth Carr
after December 5, 1866 (Age 66 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section Pine Row 7 Stone 5 (Find A Grave Memorial #9526366)
MarriageDina Adaline VandorenView this family
September 26, 1867 (Age 67 years)
Marriage of a childMilton FrancisMary Ann McCaslinView this family
September 26, 1870 (Age 70 years)
Death of a sonJames W McCaslin
1870 (Age 69 years)

Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a sonJames W McCaslin
1870 (Age 69 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section Pine Row 21 Stone 11 (Find A Grave Memorial# 101615626)
Census 1870 (Age 69 years)
Death of a brotherDavid Wason McCaslin
November 1, 1873 (Age 73 years)
Note: at his residence, 1.5 miles west of Franklin on the Franlin and Trafalgar road
Burial of a brotherDavid Wason McCaslin
November 2, 1873 (Age 73 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32031930)
Death of a daughterMargaret McCaslin
June 28, 1874 (Age 74 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a daughterMargaret McCaslin
after June 1874 (Age 74 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section Pine Row 4 Stone 11
Death of a daughterElizabeth McCaslin
March 19, 1877 (Age 77 years)
Death January 26, 1880 (Age 80 years)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial after January 26, 1880
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section Pine Row 7 Stone 4 (Find A Grave Memorial# 9526367)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 7, 1794, Mercer, Kentucky
13 months
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
2 years
himself
1 year
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
23 months
younger brother
Mother’s family with James Carr (Kerr) - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: August 17, 1820, Scott, Indiana
Family with Elizabeth Carr - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: June 17, 1823, Scott, Indiana
2 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
1 month
daughter
4 years
daughter
21 months
son
4 years
son
3 years
daughter
2 years
son
David A McCaslin
Birth: about 1842 41 38Indiana
Death: March 1, 1864Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Family with Dina Adaline Vandoren - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: September 26, 1867, Johnson, Indiana
Samuel A Patterson + Dina Adaline Vandoren - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: November 18, 1847, Franklin, Indiana
9 months
step-son
2 years
step-son
2 years
step-daughter
5 years
step-son

BirthGreenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Birth1850 US Federal Census
BirthMcCaslin birth and death dates
BirthS3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
MarriageIndiana Marriages to 1850
Census1830 US Federal Census
Occupation1850 US Federal Census
PURCEarly Land Owners Of Johnson County
Census1840 US Federal Census
Census1850 US Federal Census
Census1860 US Federal Census
MarriageIndiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941, Marriage Records 1851-1875
Census1870 US Federal Census
NameProbate records Mercer County, Kentucky, Will Books Vols 4-6 1808-1820
NameLetter to D.S. McCaslin
DeathGreenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
DeathS3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
BurialGreenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
BurialFind a Grave
BurialS3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial

Greenlawn Cemetery Section Pine Row 7 Stone 4 (Find A Grave Memorial# 9526367)

Shared note

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.

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 of 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 (Carr), 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 Township not stated Scott County, Indiana, James McCaslin has in his household one male between 10 and 15 (unidentifed), one male from 20 to 30 (himself), three females under 5 (Margaret, Mary Ann and Elizabeth) and one female between 20 and 30 (his wife, Elisabeth Carr McCaslin). He is living next door to Gara Davis and his wife, Esther Parker McCaslin Davis, who are mentioned in all three Scott county Indentures involving the McCaslins.

The 1840 US Federal Census for Township not stated, Johnson County, Indiana, shows that James McCaslin has moved to join his brothers, David and Alexander. His brother, Richard is still living in Scott County. In James household are one male under 5 (John C), one male between 5 and 10 (James W), one male between 40 and 50 (himself), one female under 5 (Louisa should be in the next category - the census taker has crossed out 2 in that category and added one to this), one female between 5 and 10 (Elizabeth), one female between 10 and 15 (Mary Ann), one female between 15 and 20 (Margaret) and one female between 30 and 40 (his wife, Elizabeth Carr McCaslin). One person (James) is employed in agriculture.

The 1850 Federal Census for Franklin Township, Johnson County, Indiana, lists the names of James and Elizabeths children and a granddaughter who are living in their household. They are Margaret McCaslin Stewart (age 24), Mary Ann (age 22), Elizabeth (age 19), Louisa (age 18), James W (age 16), John C (age 11), Lucy E (age 10), David (age 8) and Florence C Stewart (Margarets daughter, age 8 months). Although James W is listed as a farmer at age 16, he has been attending school along with his brothers, John and David, and sister, Lucy. James farm is near his brother Alexanders farm as their information is recorded on the same census page. James has property worth $2,000.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, James McCaslin is a 60-year-old farmer with $6,400 in real estate and $1,000 in personal property. In his household are his 55-year-old wife, Elizabeth, his sons, James W (age 24), John C (age 23) and David A (age 17) and his daughter, Lucy E (age 19). James W and John Cs ages are not what would be expected from the 1850 census. Margaret, her daughter Florence, Mary Ann, Elizabeth and Louisa are no longer in James Srs household.

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, James R McCaslin is a 70-year-old farmer with $2,200 in real estate and $1,330 in personal property. His first wife, Elizabeth Carr McCaslin having died, he has remarried. His new wife is 40-year-old [Dinah] Adaline Vandoren Patterson McCaslin. The only other person in their household is 13-year-old Oscar Carr, a farm laborer and possibly a relative of James' first wife, Elizabeth Carr McCaslin. James' farmstead is adjacent to that of his niece Emily McCaslin Covert, of his brother Alexander and of his first cousin once removed Allen McCaslin.

James McCaslin is a retired farmer, living 2-1/2 miles southwest of Franklin. He was born in Kentucky in 1800, and settled in Johnson County i 1829. James is a Republican and a Presbyterian.

James R McCaslin died 26 Jan 1880 in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana and was bured in Greenlawn Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 9526367).

James R McCaslin's Obituary.

Source: The Franklin Democrat, Friday, January 30, 1880, Volume I Number 30, page 3 column 3

James McCaslin died on Wednesday morning. He was 80 years old on the 18th of this month and one of the early settlers of this county.