Indiana McCaslins

Charity VanNuysAge: 21 years18171839

Name
Charity VanNuys
Married name
Charity McCaslin
Birth October 14, 1817 42 32

Birth of a brotherJohn Henry VanNuys
August 16, 1820 (Age 2 years)
Source: S1662
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Birth of a sisterJane VanNuys
September 8, 1822 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherCornelius D VanNuys
October 18, 1824 (Age 7 years)
Source: S1662
Publication: Brant & Fuller (Chicago, Illinois 1888)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a sisterEmeline VanNuys
October 18, 1826 (Age 9 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a sisterCatherine C VanNuys
January 23, 1827 (Age 9 years)
Death of a sisterJane VanNuys
December 29, 1829 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Hervey Logan (Hervey L) VanNuys
November 3, 1830 (Age 13 years)
Source: S3363
Publication: Goodspeed Brothers (Chicago, Illinois 1893)
MarriageWilliam McCaslinView this family
March 1, 1838 (Age 20 years)
Death April 11, 1839 (Age 21 years)
Burial
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery which opened on 11 Feb 1845
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: March 25, 1802, Mercer, Kentucky
10 months
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
Christina VanNuys
Birth: March 7, 1810 34 24, Shelby, Kentucky
Death: February 3, 1879, Switzerland, Indiana
2 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
Elizabeth VanNuys
Birth: May 14, 1814 38 29, Shelby, Kentucky
Death: January 15, 1815, Shelby, Kentucky
2 years
elder brother
David VanNuys
Birth: June 10, 1816 40 31, Shelby, Kentucky
Death: June 22, 1816, Shelby, Kentucky
16 months
herself
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Jane VanNuys
Birth: September 8, 1822 46 37, Shelby, Kentucky
Death: December 29, 1829, Shelby, Kentucky
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
3 months
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
Family with William McCaslin - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: March 1, 1838, Johnson, Indiana
William McCaslin + Cyntha Ann (Cynthia) King - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: November 21, 1839, Johnson, Indiana
11 months
step-son
3 years
step-daughter
6 years
step-son
Byron K McCaslin
Birth: April 28, 1849 32 34Indiana
Death: September 4, 1850Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
William McCaslin + Marguerite (Rachel Margaret) (Maggie) Mullen - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: December 25, 1879Thomasville, Thomasville, Georgia

Burial

Greenlawn Cemetery which opened on 11 Feb 1845

Shared note

Cynthia was 22 years old when she died according to her tombstone in Greenlawn Cemetery..

Undated news articles from Franklin, Johnson, Indiana (1950): 111-Year-Old Tombstone Found Under Sidewalk Discovery Thursday morning of an 111-year-old tombstone beneath the side walk in the 300 block on East Jefferson street stirred up a $64 question as to whether a young woman may have been buried there back in 1839. The old slab tombstone, unbroken and still clearly legible, came to light while james Durbin was preparing to lay a new walkway at the McGinnis Grocery, corner Jefferson and Yandes street, from the sidewalk to the street. The stone bears the name of Charity, consort of William McCaslin, who died April 17, 1839 at the age of 21 years, five months, 27 days, presumably as a young bride. A review of the abstract of the grocery building and lot failed to reveal that any family by the name McCaslin had owned the property

Mystery of Stone Found in Franklin Partially Solved The mystery of the 111-year-old tombstone which was found beneath a sidewalk on East Jefferson street on Thursday of last week has been at least partially solved. Charity McCaslin, whose name and date of death, April 11, 1839, was inscribed on the stone, was the first wife of William McCaslin, she became one of the prominent and well to-do citizens of Franklin. Born Charity VanNuys, she was the daughter of Tunis and Catherine (Demaree) VanNuys and was one of 14 children, another of whom was Dr. James Harvey VanNuys who for 51 years was pastor of the Presbyterian church at Goshen. Undoubtedly, Charity McCaslin was first buried in the old cemetery located in what is now Pioneer Park, and later her body was disinterred and re-buried in Green lawn, where it now rests in the McCaslin Family lot besides that of Mr. McCaslin and his second wife, Cynthia. Her name and the date of her death are engraved on the family monument, and her grave is marked with a stone bearing her name. Use Stone The original grave stone must have been discarded at the time her body was moved and the new family monument erected at Greenlawn. It probably was used as filler, with other material, when that part of East Jefferson street, which was very low was filled in. Mr. McCaslins second wife was Cynthia King Schaffer, a widow when he married her and a daughter of George King, honored as the founder of Franklin. They had one son V. Brainard [sic], who died at the age of 10. William McCaslin, at the time of his death, was the owner of the fine old brick house which is now the Willard hotel. His third wife, Margaret, affectionately remembered as Aunt Maggie, occupied the house for many years after his death. The bulk of his estate, which was not unsubstantial, went to Hanover College and the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions.