Indiana McCaslins

Martha Ann WilsonAge: 71 years18071878

Martha Ann Wilson
Married name
Martha Ann McCaslin
Married name
Martha Ann Shields
Birth about 1807
MarriageNewton McCaslinView this family
September 29, 1825 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
James William McCaslin
July 26, 1826 (Age 19 years)
Note: given as Jul 1825 on the 1900 US Federal Census.
Birth of a son
David A McCaslin
December 29, 1827 (Age 20 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
Robert Newton McCaslin
about 1830 (Age 23 years)
Census 1830 (Age 23 years)
Death of a husbandNewton McCaslin
March 28, 1832 (Age 25 years)

Source: S1909
MarriageJames ShieldsView this family
March 25, 1835 (Age 28 years)
Note: Martha's name is entered as Mc Caslin
Birth of a son
Charles Brown Shields
about 1843 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
Sarah Shields
about 1845 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childDavid A McCaslinMargaret A GilchristView this family
March 13, 1849 (Age 42 years)
Note: Margaret's last name is recorded as Gillcreese on her marriage record.
Birth of a daughter
Diana Shields
about 1850 (Age 43 years)
Marriage of a childJames William McCaslinSarah J HuttonView this family
September 26, 1856 (Age 49 years)

Note: Sarah is the half-sister of Esther Shellady Mccaslin
Census 1860 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childJames William McCaslinMariah (Maria) OrrellView this family
July 11, 1861 (Age 54 years)
Census 1870 (Age 63 years)
Death of a husbandJames Shields
April 4, 1875 (Age 68 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a husbandJames Shields
after April 4, 1875 (Age 68 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Buried in Vernon Cemetery, plor 36 NE Sec B, Lot1, Grave 1 (no headstone)
Death December 1, 1878 (Age 71 years)

Family with Newton McCaslin - View this family
Marriage: September 29, 1825, Jennings, Indiana
10 months
17 months
3 years
Family with James Shields - View this family
Marriage: March 25, 1835, Jennings, Indiana
9 years
3 years
6 years
James Shields + Sarah McCausland - View this family
husband’s wife


Martha's name is entered as Mc Caslin

Shared note

In the 1830 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Newton McCaslin has in his household two little boys under five (James and David), himself aged 20-30 and his wife Martha Jane Wilson McCaslin aged 20-30.

From Johnson County, Indiana Court Records, 1823-1853 (prepared by Holmes) Bk AA pg 6 George W King was appointed administrator 18 Apr 1832 of the estate of Newton McCaslin, deceased. Widow, Martha, relinguished her right as Admiinistratrix. A list of personal property retained by the widow and a sale bill for the remainder was filed in Court. On application Harvey [Hervey] McCaslin was appointed administrator to replace George W King who had died, and final settlement was made in 1833.

James Sheilds married Martha Ann Wilson McCaslin on 25 Mar 1835, so he decided that he should become his step-children's guardian.

Jennings County Probate book 1 page 290-9 Feb 1836 On application of James Shields he is appointed Guardian for the protection of the persons and property of Janes McCaslon, David McCaslon and Robert McCaslon infant heirs of ( smugged may be Newton) McCaslon late of Jennings County deceased. Provided he enters into Bond with security to be approved of by this Court and now comes the said James Sheilds and files his Bond with William A. Bullock & Ezra F. Peabody as his securities which is approved of by the Court and ordered on file.

Apparently James Sheilds application in Jennings County did not succeed as Hervey McCaslin is still guardian in the next court actions in Johnson county.

From Johnson County, Indiana Court Records, 1823-1853 (prepared by Holmes) Book C, pg 29 Harvey [Hervey] McCaslin, guardian of James, David A and Robert N, minor heirs of Newton McCaslin, deceased petitioned the court to sell his wards' real estate in sect 15, Twp 12, Range 4. Their mother, Martha Ann, now the wife of James Shields relinquished her dower. Harvey did not think that this land could be successfully partitioned. Feb 9, 1847.

BK C pg 457 Final settlement by Harvey [Hervey] McCaslin as guardian of the minor heirs of Newton McCaslin, deceased. Equal settlement went to James McCaslin and David McCaslin with the balance remaining in the hands of Harvey as guardian of Robert McCaslin. Martha, the widow of Newton, relinquished her dower in the real estate of minor heirs. Nov 11, 1850.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Vernon, Jennings, Indiana, 64-year-old James Shields and his 53-year-old wife Martha Ann (Wilson McCaslin) Shields have in their household their children, 17-year-old Brown, 15-year-old Sarah and 10-year-old Diana Shields, and her son, 31-year-old James McCaslin (transcribed as Mccarton).

The 1870 US Federal Census for Campbell, Jennings records 75-year-old, Tennessee-born James Shields his wife, 65-year-old, Kentucky-born Martha [Wilson} Shields, and their daughter, 20-year-old, Indiana-born Diana Shields. James is an invalid with $200 in personal estate. Martha is "keeping house". Diana is "at home".