Indiana McCaslins

Rachel Almanda (Amanda) BrooksAge: 67 years18621929

Name
Rachel Almanda (Amanda) Brooks
Married name
Rachel Almanda (Amanda) Erwin
Birth August 11, 1862 46 36
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Listed as 11 Aug 1863 on her tombstone.
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge Shillideay McCaslin (McCasland)
1866 (Age 3 years)
Note: date and place of death not verified
Death of a fatherJohn Wesley Brooks
1867 (Age 4 years)

Note: His wife Almanda is head of household on the 1870 census.
Census 1870 (Age 7 years)
Death of a motherAlmanda McCaslin (McCasland)
September 1872 (Age 10 years)
MarriageJoseph M ErwinView this family
August 9, 1879 (Age 16 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherRachel Laws
about 1880 (Age 17 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherRachel Laws
about 1880 (Age 17 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Pawnee City Cemetery, Plot orig 67-6 (Find A Grave Memorial# 87259512)
Census 1880 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Minnette (Minnie) E Erwin
August 1881 (Age 18 years)
Death of a half-sisterMary E McCaslin
April 13, 1887 (Age 24 years)
Census 1900 (Age 37 years)
Marriage of a childEdward Everment BronsonMinnette (Minnie) E ErwinView this family
December 25, 1902 (Age 40 years)
Census 1910 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childAlfred WaldeckMinnette (Minnie) E ErwinView this family
March 1, 1918 (Age 55 years)
Census 1920 (Age 57 years)
Death of a husbandJoseph M Erwin
June 19, 1923 (Age 60 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a husbandJoseph M Erwin
after June 19, 1923 (Age 60 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hebron Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 23385790)
Death of a daughterMinnette (Minnie) E Erwin
May 21, 1924 (Age 61 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a daughterMinnette (Minnie) E Erwin
after May 21, 1924 (Age 61 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hebron Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 23385810)
Death of a brotherJohn Wesley Brooks
1929 (Age 66 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherJohn Wesley Brooks
1929 (Age 66 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: St Marys Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 22667327)
Death August 12, 1929 (Age 67 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial after August 12, 1929
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hebron Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 23385804)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 10, 1860Indiana
1 year
elder brother
19 months
herself
-6 months
elder brother
Father’s family with Mary Ann Baldwin - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: July 20, 1840, Montgomery, Indiana
half-sister
Father’s family with Rebecka Jane Leasoured - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: January 17, 1847, Howard, Indiana
5 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
Mother’s family with George Franklin McCaslin - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: February 21, 1850, Jefferson, Indiana
3 years
half-brother
2 years
half-sister
Family with Joseph M Erwin - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: August 9, 1879, Tippecanoe, Indiana
2 years
daughter

Birth

Listed as 11 Aug 1863 on her tombstone.

Burial

Hebron Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 23385804)

Shared note

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Jordan, Jasper, Indiana, 44-year-old Almanda [McCasland McCaslin] Brooks is head of household with $750 in real estate and $225 in personal property. In her household are her children by George F McCaslin, 19-year-old farmer Cornelius McCaslin (recorded as McCastin) who has $400 worth of personal property, 17- year old Mary E McCaslin (recorded as McCastin) who has $400 worth of personal property, and her childred by John W Brooks, 9-year-old John Wesley, 7-year-old Rachel A, and 2-year-old William D. John W Sr is missing and presumably died between 1868 and 1870. Almanda's farm is close to that of Stearns F Iliff and his wife, Eleanor Hutton Iliff. Eleanor is George F McCaslin's half sister and Almanda's first cousin.

Joseph M Erwin and Rachel A Brooks marry 9 Aug 1879 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana.

in the 1880 US Federal Census for Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana, 21-year-old Indiana-born farmer Joseph M Erwin and his 17-year-old Indiana-born wife Amanda [sic] [Brooks] Erwin have in their household Amanda's 18-year-old Indiana-born farm laborer brother John Brooks, and a 29-year old Ohio-born boarder Samuel Guinn who was sick the day the census was taken. The birthplace of Joseph's parents in unknown; Amanda and John's father's birthplace is unknown and their mother was born in Indiana; Samuel's parents were born in Pennsylvania.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana, 41-year-old Indiana-born house painter Joseph M Erwin and his 37-year-old Indiana-born wife Amanda R [sic] [Brooks] Erwin have been married 21 years. Amanda has borne one child, 18-year-old Indiana-born Minnie E, who is living with them. Also in this household is a boarder, 20-year-old Indiana-born laundress, Dot M Whitinger. Minnie has attended school four months of the past year. Everyone is literate and speaks English. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana except Dot's, whose father was born in Indiana and her mother in Maryland.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, 51-year-old Indiana-born construction painter Joseph M Erwin and his 47-year-old Indiana-born wife Amanda [sic] [Brooks] Erwin have been married 28 years [sic]. Amanda has borne one child, 28-year-old Indiana-born Minnette E [Erwin] Bronson. Minnette and her husband, 28-year-old Indiana-born shoe salesman Edward E Bronson are living with Minnette's parents. They have been married seven years and Minnette has borne no children. There are also in this household, 25-year-old Germany-born roomer and clothing store saleswoman Anthona Worth and 38-year-old Indiana-born divorced brother-in-law (Amanda's brother) David Brooks who is a cigar store salesman. The household is living in a rented house. Everyone is literate and speaks English. Joseph's parents were born in Indiana, Amanda and David's father was born in Pennsylvania and their mother in Indiana, Minnette's parents were born in Indiana, Edward's parents were born in Indiana, and Anthona's parents were born in Germany.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, 61-year-old Indiana-born Joseph M and 56-year-old Indiana Rachel A [Brooks] Erwin are living in a rented duplex at 120 Third Street. Joseph is a painter for a garage. Both can read, write and speak English. Their parents were born in Indiana.

Amanda Brooks Erwin, born 11 Aug 1862 in Jasper County, Indiana, died 12 Aug 1929 and was buried in Hebron Cemetery, West Layfayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana (Find A Grave Memorial# 23385804).