Indiana McCaslins

David Wasson McCaslinAge: 83 years17671850

Name
David Wasson McCaslin
Birth 1767
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Note: The information in the family Bible appears to be taken from Judge Banta's History of Johnson County, Indiana. Problem - Wythe County didn't exist at the time of David's birth. However if the county is not correct, the location is. Wythe County was created from Montgomery County in 1790.
Education
He is illiterate as he signs his request for bounty land with X his mark.

Birth of a brotherRichard McCaslin
1768 (Age 12 months)

Birth of a brotherRobert McCaslin
1768 (Age 12 months)

Note: Born between1768-1774-can't be born later since he married in 1794
Birth of a sisterMary (Polly) McCaslin
1770 (Age 3 years)

Marriage of a parentJohn? KingMargaret WassonView this family
before 1781 (Age 14 years)

Death of a fatherRichard McCaslin
before 1781 (Age 14 years)

Note: His wife, Margaret Wasson McCaslin has remarried and had the first of her two children by Mr King, in that year.
Birth of a half-sisterCharlotte King
about 1781 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a half-brotherGeorge Wasson King
January 5, 1782 (Age 15 years)
Source: S5322
Note: Given as Wytheville, Wythe, Virginia, but neither existed when George was born.
Census 1787 (Age 20 years)
Source: S2498
Publication: Genealogical Books in Print (Springfield, Virginia)
MarriageEsther Baker ShillideayView this family
after March 15, 1789 (Age 22 years)
Note: Marriage bond filed on that day
Birth of a son
#1
George Shillideay McCaslin (McCasland)
March 20, 1790 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2
James McCaslin
December 24, 1791 (Age 24 years)

Source: S5675
Birth of a son
#3
Richard McCaslin
October 4, 1793 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Andrew McCaslin
August 11, 1795 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Elizabeth McCaslin
August 12, 1797 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a son
#6
David Wason McCaslin
August 27, 1799 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Hervey George McCaslin
September 27, 1802 (Age 35 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#8
Newton McCaslin
April 16, 1805 (Age 38 years)
Death of a brotherRichard McCaslin
before November 13, 1806 (Age 39 years)
Note: His wife Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin with David McCaslin, signed inventory as true bill
Birth of a daughter
#9
Margaret (Peggy) McCaslin
January 1, 1807 (Age 40 years)

Census 1810 (Age 43 years)
Death of a wifeEsther Baker Shillideay
1811 (Age 44 years)
Marriage of a childRichard McCaslinNancy SleddView this family
April 21, 1814 (Age 47 years)
Source: S2450
Publication: West Central Kentucky Reseach (Owensboro, Kentucky)
Marriage of a childGeorge Shillideay McCaslin (McCasland)Rachel LawsView this family
September 5, 1814 (Age 47 years)
Note: George's last name is recorded as McCaslon
MarriageMary (Polly) Marrs (Mears)View this family
after March 21, 1816 (Age 49 years)
Note: date of bond
Birth of a son
#10
William McCaslin
February 7, 1817 (Age 50 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Birth of a son
#11
Allen David McCaslin
September 20, 1818 (Age 51 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a daughter
#12
Mary Ann McCaslin
August 31, 1820 (Age 53 years)
Census 1820 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childDavid Wason McCaslinJane Vanarsdall KingView this family
January 7, 1822 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childHervey George McCaslinMildred Brown MontgomeryView this family
January 16, 1824 (Age 57 years)
Note: Herveys name is mistranscibed as Henry
Marriage of a childJames McCaslinSarah WeaverView this family
April 15, 1824 (Age 57 years)
Marriage of a childNewton McCaslinMartha Ann WilsonView this family
September 29, 1825 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childAndrew McCaslinMary (Polly) McCartneyView this family
December 21, 1826 (Age 59 years)
Note: Married by John Finley Crowe-Andrew's last name is recorded as McCastlin
Death of a brotherRobert McCaslin
before 1830 (Age 63 years)

Death of a sonDavid Wason McCaslin
June 17, 1830 (Age 63 years)
Source: S1909
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sonDavid Wason McCaslin
after June 17, 1830 (Age 63 years)
Source: S1944
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Pioneer Park; Find A Grave Memorial# 28521262
Census 1830 (Age 63 years)
Death of a sonNewton McCaslin
March 28, 1832 (Age 65 years)

Source: S1909
Marriage of a childWilliam McCaslinCharity VanNuysView this family
March 1, 1838 (Age 71 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam McCaslinCyntha Ann (Cynthia) KingView this family
November 21, 1839 (Age 72 years)
Note: William McCaslin and Cynthia Ann King are children of half-brothers, David McCaslin and George King.
Marriage of a childAllen David McCaslinMargaret Garett DitmarsView this family
November 5, 1840 (Age 73 years)
Note: Margaret's last name is recorded as Ditmar, not Ditmars
Census 1840 (Age 73 years)
Death of a wifeMary (Polly) Marrs (Mears)
May 18, 1841 (Age 74 years)
Burial of a wifeMary (Polly) Marrs (Mears)
after May 18, 1841 (Age 74 years)
Note: McCaslin Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31624207)
Marriage of a childJohn McColloughMary Ann McCaslinView this family
December 28, 1848 (Age 81 years)

Census 1850 (Age 83 years)
Death December 17, 1850 (Age 83 years)
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Burial after December 17, 1850
Note: McCaslin Cemetery; Findagrave Memorial # 31624145
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: before 1765
1 year
elder brother
3 years
himself
2 years
younger brother
1 year
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Mother’s family with John? King - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: before 1781
1 year
half-sister
1 year
half-brother
Family with Esther Baker Shillideay - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: after March 15, 1789, Montgomery, Virginia
1 year
son
21 months
son
21 months
son
22 months
son
2 years
daughter
2 years
son
3 years
son
3 years
son
21 months
daughter
Family with Mary (Polly) Marrs (Mears) - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: after March 21, 1816, Jefferson, Kentucky
11 months
son
19 months
son
23 months
daughter
Stephen Montgomery + Mary (Polly) Marrs (Mears) - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: March 23, 1796, Wythe, Virginia
10 months
step-son
3 years
step-son
3 years
step-son
18 months
step-son
2 years
step-son
2 years
daughter-in-law
2 years
step-daughter

Birth

The information in the family Bible appears to be taken from Judge Banta's History of Johnson County, Indiana. Problem - Wythe County didn't exist at the time of David's birth. However if the county is not correct, the location is. Wythe County was created from Montgomery County in 1790.

Marriage

Marriage bond filed on that day

Marriage

date of bond

Burial

McCaslin Cemetery; Findagrave Memorial # 31624145

Shared note

Augusta County, Virginia was created from Orange County in 1745, Botetourt County was created from Augusta in 1770, Fincastle County was created from Botetourt in 1772, Montgomery County was created from Fincastle County in 1777 and Wythe County was created in 1790 from southwest half of Montgomery. So the references to Wythe County before 1790 refer to the same area no matter what the county name was at the time.

The probability is that David was born in Augusta County in the area which eventually became Wythe, given the date of his birth in 1767.

In the Montgomery County Virginia Personal Property Tax 1787 List B, David is listed as having one male between 16 but under 21, no slaves, no horses, no cattle - not tithable, probably under 21.

On 15 March 1789, George Shillideay states that there is no "obstruction in the way" of the marriage of David McCaslin and his daughter Esther Shillideay. It is witnessed by David's mother Margaret (Wasson McCaslin) King. The paragraph on the bottom of this page is about the bond that David Wasson McCaslin and William Hall posted and is separated by a slash from Margaret's signature. So the witness to the signature of Esther's father was David's mother. This filing was in a part of Montgomery County that will become Wythe County, Virginia. The Ritchie researchers take this to mean that Margaret married a McCaslin after this date, but it can't be true as she is witnessing one of her McCaslin sons' marriage bond!

Although David married Esther Shillideay about 15 Mar 1789 in Virginia, he was in Mercer County, Kentucky by 1 Oct 1790 as he was drafted into the Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Rifleman on that date.

David McCastle [McCaslin] is listed in Shelby County in the 1800 Tax List for Kentucky, along with his brothers, John and Robert (Washington County), Richard (Mercer County), and his brother-in-law Hugh Snodgrass (Washington County).

In the 1810 US Federal Census for Township Not Stated, Shelby, Kentucky, David McCaslin has in his household three males under 10 (Newton, Hervey and David), two males 10 through 15 (Richard and Andrew), two males 16 through 25 (James and George), one male 26 through 44 (himself), one female under 10 (Peggy) , one female 10 through 15 (Elizabeth), one female 16 through 25 (?), and one female 26 through 44 (his wife Esther Baker Shillideay McCaslin)

In the 1820 US Federal Census for Township Not Stated, Shelby, Kentucky, David McCaslin has in his household two boys under 10 (William and Allen, by his second wife, Mary [Marrs/Mears Montgomery McCaslin), one boy between 10 and 16 (Newton, by his first wife, Esther Shillideay McCaslin), two males 16 to 26 (probably David and Hervey, by his first wife, Esther Shillideay McCaslin), himself (45 and over), two girls 10 to 16 (Peggy, his daughter by Esther, and Mildred B, Mary's daughter by Stephen Montgomery). He also has three slaves, one male under 14, one female under 14 and one female between 26 and 45. There are three people engaged in farming and one in manufacturing.

In the 1830 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, David [Wasson] McCaslin has in his household two males between 10 and 15 (William and Allen, by his second wife, Mary Marrs/Mears Montgomery McCaslin), one male between 60 and 70 (himself), one girl between 5 and 10 (Mary Ann) and one female between 50 and 60 (his wife, Mary Marrs McCaslin).

In the 1840 US Federal Census for Township not stated Johnson, Indiana, Davids household contains one male between 10 and 15 (identity not known), one male between 20 and 30 (his son, Allen, as William is living on an adjacent farm), one male between 70and 80 (himself), one female between 15 and 20 (his daughter, Mary Ann) and one female between 60 and 70 (his second wife, Mary Marrs Montgomery McCaslin). Three people are employed in agriculture.

In the 1850 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, David (Virginia-born, 82-years old) is living with his son, Allen, born of David's second marriage with Mary Marrs Montgomery McCaslin, and Allen's family.

On 11 Dec 1850, David McCaslin applied for bounty land on the basis of his six weeks duty in the Indian Wars. He had been a private in the company commanded by Capt John McMertre, in the Regiment of Kentucky Mounted Rifleman commanded by Col Hardin in the war with the Maumee [sic Miami] Indians under Tecumseh. He was drafted at Mercer County, Kentucky about 1 Oct 1790 for the continuance of the war, and served for about six weeks, being honorably discharged at Cinncinnati, Ohio about 15 November 1890 [sic]. Confirmation of this service can be found in the Muster Rolls of the company as his original certificate of discharge was lost, if he ever received one. This application was signed David McCaslin his X mark and witnessed by his son Allen McCaslin who can write. Neither David nor his heirs (David died on 17 Dec 1850 shortly after filing the application) received the bounty land as the rolls of Captain John McMertre, Kentucky Volunteers were destroyed by fire.

Transcription of the Family Bible Record of David Wasson McCaslin on LDS Microfilm #0850417 Item 2, Family Bible records of Johnson County, Indiana and a collection of family records compiled from family Bibles and other sources, page 103A, copied by Bess Sellers Johnson. I've copied it in its entirety. Included are Bess Johnson's comments as part of the record:

"McCaslin. Family Bible Record of David McCaslin, Sr., who was born about 1767and died Dec. 17 1850. (Banta's History.) He was married twice. The first wife's name is not known. The second wife, Mrs. Mary Marrs, was married to David McCaslin, Mar. 21, 1816 in Jefferson Co., Ky. This Bible, published in 1804, is owned by Willian Baxter McCollough, Evansville, Ind. who gave the record to Miss Herriott Palmer, historian of the Franklin Presbyterian Church.

Children of David McCaslin by first mother.[Esther Shillideay]

George Shillideay McCaslin; b. Mar. 20, 1790 James McCaslin; b. Dec. 24, 1791 Richard McCaslin; b. Oct. 4, 1793 Andrew McCaslin; b. Aug. 11, 1795 Elizabeth McCaslin; Aug. 12, 1797 David Wason McCaslin; b Aug. 27, 1799 Hervey McCasllin; b. Sept. 27, 1802 Newton McCaslin; b. Apr. 16, 1805 Peggy McCaslin; b. Jan. 1, 1807

By second mother: [Mary Marrs] William McCaslin; b. Feb. 7, 1817 Allen McCaslin; b. Sept 20, 1818 Mary Ann McCaslin; b. Aug 31, 1820 (In Ky.) (Mary Ann McCaslin was mother of W.B. McCollough.)" Transcription by Lois Johnson

David died on 17 Dec 1850 and was buried in the McCaslin Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana. His tombstone, now gone, read David McCaslin, Indian War-Palmer's Brigade.