Indiana McCaslins

Birth July 7, 1846 29 18
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Birth of a brotherWilliam Dennis
about 1846
Birth of a sisterFrances A Dennis
about 1849 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret Lee Dennis
about 1852 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge D Dennis
about 1854 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherMartin C D Dennis
about 1856 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a sisterMary Elizabeth Dennis
about 1858 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a brotherHanibal Dennis
about 1859 (Age 12 years)
MarriageSarah Jane McCaslinView this family
December 24, 1873 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a son
#1
David Luther (Luther) Dennis
October 28, 1875 (Age 29 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Census 1880 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Mary Jane Dennis
May 4, 1883 (Age 36 years)
Source: S1808
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Indiana birth record gives the date as 5 May 1883
Marriage of a childDavid Luther (Luther) DennisIva Ionia SteeleView this family
May 23, 1896 (Age 49 years)
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Note: Family Record of David Luther Dennis give the marriage date as 24 May 1896
Census 1900 (Age 53 years)
Census 1910 (Age 63 years)
Death of a wifeSarah Jane McCaslin
September 17, 1916 (Age 70 years)
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Occupation
1880-1910 Farmer

Death May 14, 1931 (Age 84 years)
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
2 years
brother
6 months
himself
4 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Family with Sarah Jane McCaslin - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 24, 1873, Johnson, Indiana
22 months
son
8 years
daughter

Shared note

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Benjamin Dennis is a 26 year old farmer born in Kentucky. In his household are his wife, Sara J (who says she is 36, a little white lie, she is 40) , and their four-year-old son, David L. The family is living next door to Sarahs brother, David, and his family.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Benjamin is a 52 year old farmer (he apparently also told a little white lie about his age in 1880). In his household are Sarah J (age 60 and telling the truth about her age) and her daughter, Mary J (age 17) . They have been married 28 years. Their son David S [Luther], 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.

Benjamin Dennis died 14 May 1941 at 1 p.m. at the I.O.O.F. Home at Greensburg, Decatur, Indiana.

From "The Family Record of David Luther Dennis and his wife, Iva Iona Steele" comes this handwritten obit: Mr Benjamson [sic] Dennis, age 83, the husband of Sarah Jane McCaslin, deceased, a former well-known citizen, died Tuesday evening at 1 o'clock [sic] at the Odd fellows [sic] Home at Greenburg. He was the son of William Dennis and one of ten children whom are all deceased accept [sic] four namely Margaret Lee, Mary Elizabeth, Martin, Hanibal [sic]. Mr Dennis was born July 7 1846 in Washington, Kentucky. When he was 14 years old he move [sic] to this city. When he was 27 years of age he was married to Sarah Jane McCaslin the daughter David & Mary Jane McCaslin. Mr Dennis has 6 grandchildren as survivors. 6 grandchildren survive.