Indiana McCaslins

David Wason McCaslinAge: 30 years17991830

David Wason McCaslin
Birth August 27, 1799 32 32
Birth of a brotherHervey George McCaslin
September 27, 1802 (Age 3 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a brotherNewton McCaslin
April 16, 1805 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterMargaret (Peggy) McCaslin
January 1, 1807 (Age 7 years)

Death of a maternal grandmotherEsther Baker
1808 (Age 8 years)
Death of a motherEsther Baker Shillideay
1811 (Age 11 years)
Marriage of a parentDavid Wasson McCaslinMary (Polly) Marrs (Mears)View this family
after March 21, 1816 (Age 16 years)
Note: date of bond
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam McCaslin
February 7, 1817 (Age 17 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Birth of a half-brotherAllen David McCaslin
September 20, 1818 (Age 19 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a half-sisterMary Ann McCaslin
August 31, 1820 (Age 21 years)
MarriageJane Vanarsdall KingView this family
January 7, 1822 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
George Franklin McCaslin
September 20, 1827 (Age 28 years)
Source: S1626
Publication: Gateway Press Inc, Baltimore 1984
PURC January 20, 1828 (Age 28 years)
Census 1830 (Age 30 years)
Note: listed as Woslin McCaslin
Death June 17, 1830 (Age 30 years)
Source: S1909
Source: Find a Grave
Burial after June 17, 1830
Source: S1944
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Pioneer Park; Find A Grave Memorial# 28521262
Birth of a daughter
Esther Shellady McCaslin
July 10, 1830 (23 days after death)
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: after March 15, 1789, Montgomery, Virginia
1 year
elder brother
21 months
elder brother
21 months
elder brother
22 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
2 years
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
21 months
younger sister
Father’s family with Mary (Polly) Marrs (Mears) - View this family
Marriage: after March 21, 1816, Jefferson, Kentucky
11 months
19 months
23 months
Family with Jane Vanarsdall King - View this family
Marriage: January 7, 1822Kentucky
6 years
3 years
Cornelius Hutton + Jane Vanarsdall King - View this family
wife’s husband
Marriage: December 3, 1833Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
4 years
6 years


listed as Woslin McCaslin


Pioneer Park; Find A Grave Memorial# 28521262

Shared note

David Wasson McCaslin was born to David Wasson McCaslin and Esther Baker Shillideay on 27 Aug 1799 in Mercer County, Kentucky

David Wason McCaslin and Jane Vanarsdall King marry 7 Jan 1822 in Kentucky.

David and Jane McCaslin are listed in Early Johnson County Landowners Book A Johnson County

On 20 Jan 1828, David McCaslin purchased for cash "the East half of the North East corner of section twentyone in Township twelve North, of Range four East in the District of lands offered for sale at Indianapolis, Indiana, containing Eighty acres.

From History of Johnson County Indiana 1888: "The history of the Presbyterian Church in Franklin dates from the 30th day of November 1824. In what house the little congregation met to engage in public worship on the occasion of the organization is not known, but it is not unfair to presume that it was the old log court house. The record chronicling the organization reads as follows: Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, November 30, 1824. This certifies that after public worship, the following persons, who were members of the Presbyterian Church, came forward and were, by administration of the subscriber, with prayer, constituted a Church of Christ, which was by agreement, called Franklin: George and Eleanor King, Joseph and Nancy Young and David McCaslin. The members proceeded to choose George King and David McCaslin to the office of ruling elders, who were ordained to that office after a sermon by the Rev. George Bush. The session then received Jane McCaslin a member of the church on examination. (Signed) Rev. John M. Dickey."

In the 1830 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, David Wason McCaslin is recorded as Woslin McCaslin. The identification of Woslin as David Wason is based on his neighbors as they as are those that Judge Banta records as having land next to him in the History of Johnson County. The ages and number of people in his household also matches as he has one boy under 5 (George Franklin) one male between 20 and 30 (himself) and one female also between 20 and 30 (his wife, Jane King McCaslin). David is also recorded as Wossen or Wossan in Herriot Palmer's "The first Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Indiana. The is probably to avoid confusion with his father who seems to have been consistantly referred to as David.

David Wason McCaslin died 17 Jun 1830 in Franklin, Johnson, Indiana.

LDS Fiche #6087483 Will Records of Johnson Cty, Indiana Fiche 2 pg. 155 Will abstract McCaslin, David W - Book A pp. 11-12 Dated 17 July 1830 [date of his death] Recorded 9 July 1830 Beneficiaries: Wife Jane, "Her Children" son George Franklin and unborn Child, Presbyterian Meeting House His son, George Franklin is to receive one half from the sale of the farm and the child yet to be born the other half should it be brought to birth and survive. "$5 worth of timber toward building a Presbyterian Meeting House to be taken from farm where he now resides." Executors: Newton McCaslin [his brother], George W King [his father-in-law], Hezekiah McKenney and his wife Jane McCaslin. Witnesses Thomas Williams and Hervey McCaslin [his brother]

Note that David has only two children, and one is unborn, at the time of his death, not the four assigned to him on the big McCausland-McCaslin web site.