Indiana McCaslins

William Tipton McCaslinAge: 70 years18431914

Name
William Tipton McCaslin
Birth October 24, 1843 28 24
Source: Find a Grave
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Shrewsbury
1843
Birth of a sisterNancy Vestina (Vestina) McCaslin
February 24, 1846 (Age 2 years)
Source: S5591
Birth of a sisterFannie W McCaslin
September 7, 1849 (Age 5 years)
Census 1850 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherCollin Hill McCaslin
August 24, 1852 (Age 8 years)
Note: also given as 24 Sep 1852
Birth of a brotherIrvin McCaslin
January 1855 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterEmma McCaslin
July 8, 1857 (Age 13 years)
Death of a sisterLucy J McCaslin
August 29, 1859 (Age 15 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sisterLucy J McCaslin
after August 29, 1859 (Age 15 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Pisgah Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 74654084)
Census 1860 (Age 16 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherRichard McCaslin
May 17, 1863 (Age 19 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a paternal grandfatherRichard McCaslin
after May 17, 1863 (Age 19 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31623867)
MarriageMargaret M ChambersView this family
August 20, 1867 (Age 23 years)
Note: Williams name is recorded as McCasland on his wedding license issued 19 Aug 1867. They were married by Alexander Chambers.
Birth of a son
#1
Charles C McCaslin
February 19, 1869 (Age 25 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLucy Smith
before 1870 (Age 26 years)
Census 1870 (Age 26 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy Sledd
August 18, 1874 (Age 30 years)

Source: S2451
Burial of a paternal grandmotherNancy Sledd
after August 18, 1874 (Age 30 years)
Note: Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31623296)
Death of a sisterFannie W McCaslin
February 28, 1875 (Age 31 years)
Burial of a sisterFannie W McCaslin
after February 28, 1875 (Age 31 years)
Note: Pisgah Church Cemetery Sec 14-4-8 (Find A Grave Memorial# 74522526)
Death of a fatherJames G McCaslin
July 28, 1879 (Age 35 years)
Burial of a fatherJames G McCaslin
after July 28, 1879 (Age 35 years)
Note: Pisgah Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 76370479)
Census 1880 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherSophia Shrewsbury
January 25, 1895 (Age 51 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a motherSophia Shrewsbury
after June 25, 1895 (Age 51 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Pisgah Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 74654004)
Marriage of a childCharles C McCaslinMaggie Mae SpicerView this family
September 15, 1897 (Age 53 years)
Census 1900 (Age 56 years)
Death of a sisterEmma McCaslin
December 2, 1907 (Age 64 years)
Source: S1886
Burial of a sisterEmma McCaslin
December 4, 1907 (Age 64 years)
Source: S1886
Note: Pisgah Church Cemetery
Census 1910 (Age 66 years)
Death of a sisterNancy Vestina (Vestina) McCaslin
April 19, 1914 (Age 70 years)
Source: S5591
Burial of a sisterNancy Vestina (Vestina) McCaslin
April 22, 1914 (Age 70 years)
Source: S5591
Note: High Ridge Cemetery, lot SA 19 NW1/4
Occupation
1870 Farmer

Death August 22, 1914 (Age 70 years)
Burial August 24, 1914 (2 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Rockdale Cemetery Row 11; GAR post of Dupont was present at his burial. (Find A Grave Memorial# 17356157)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 30, 1837, Jefferson, Indiana
15 months
elder sister
Lucy J McCaslin
Birth: March 16, 1839 23 19Graham, Jefferson, Indiana
Death: August 29, 1859Graham, Jefferson, Indiana
brother
himself
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
Emma McCaslin
Birth: July 8, 1857 41 37Indiana
Death: December 2, 1907Graham, Jefferson, Indiana
Family with Margaret M Chambers - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: August 20, 1867, Jefferson, Indiana
18 months
son

Marriage

Williams name is recorded as McCasland on his wedding license issued 19 Aug 1867. They were married by Alexander Chambers.

Burial

Rockdale Cemetery Row 11; GAR post of Dupont was present at his burial. (Find A Grave Memorial# 17356157)

Shared note

In the 1850 US Federal Census for Lancaster, Jefferson, Indiana, 35-year-old Kentucky-born farmer James G M Casland [McCaslin] owns $1000 worth of real estate. He and his 31-year-old Kentucky-born wife Sophie [Sophia Shrewsbury] M Casland [McCaslin] have in their household their Indiana-born children, 11-year-old Lucy, 6-year-old Wm T [William Tipton] , 4-year-old Vesta [Nancy Vestina] and one-year-old Fanny. The family is living next to the household of Sophias widowed mother, 57-year-old Connecticut-born Lucy [Smith] Shrewsbury and Sophias brother 17-year-old Indiana-born John H Shrewsbury. Lucy owns real estate worth $1,500.

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Graham, Jefferson, Indiana, 44-year-old Jas [James] McCaslin is a farmer with $4,400 in real estate and $953 in personal property. He and his 40-year-old wife Sophia [Shrewsbury] McCaslin have their six surviving children in their household, 16-year-old William T, 14-year-old Nancy V, 11-year-old Fanny W, 7-year-old Collin H, 5-year-old Irvin and 3-year-old Emma. William, Nancy, Fanny and Collin have all attended school in the past year.

William is listed on the Graham Township Militia Enrollment list as a 18-year-old laborer, with no physical problems. Life must have been hard as about 50 of the adult men have some sort of physical disability, such as chronic diarrhea, weak chest, no thumbs, rupture, etc.

William enlisted at Camp Morton, Indiana in Company I (Capt Dixons company), 9th Indiana Legion (30 days service, 1862) on 16 July 1862.He was mustered in on 22 July 1862 and mustered out on 26 August 1862 with the note, On special duty, reported Aug 20. There is nothing to say what the special duty was.

He also enlisted as a private in the 137th Indiana Regiment, (Edward J. Robinson, Colonel, Page J. Pickerell, Major, John L. Roe, Surgeon, Frank Siddall, Com. Sergeant, Geo. W. VanPelt, Hospital Steward, Samuel Stillinger, Principal Musician), Company D (Lorenzo D. Daily, 1st Lieut., enlisted men - John R. Bair, David Buchannan, Samuel C. Buchannan, John A. Buchannan, Wm. H. H. Buchannan, Henry C. Black, John W. Clines, Orson Crank, Jared Ficher, Christopher C. Hall, Henry H. C. Means, Wm. T. McCaslin, Dan A. Roberts, John W. Risk, John A. Steward, Melvin Sprague, Elliott J. Thornton, Tilghman A. Wheatam, James Wheatam, John A. Zuck.)

This regiment was organized at Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, and mustered in May 26, 1864. William was appointed Corporal on that day. The regiment was ordered to Tennessee and assigned to duty as Railroad Guard in Tennessee and Alabama, Department of the Cumberland, until September 1864. The regiment was mustered out 21 September 1864 at Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana. William was due $2.55, and had a clothing allowance of $3.93, however he owed the US $0.25 for ordenance and $2.06 for C&G equipment (whatever that is, I dont know). There a discrepancy between the account in Our soldiers and Sailors Who Fought for Freedom which lists William in Company D and his Complete Service Record and Margaret Chambers McCaslins widows pension application which lists him in Company E.

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Graham, Jefferson, Indiana, 26-year-old farmer W. T. [William T] and his wife, 20-year-old Margaret [Chambers] McCaslin have a 1-year-old son, Charles. William is living near his parents, James G and Sophia [Shrewsbury] McCaslin and siblings, irvin and Emma.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Lancaster, Jefferson, Indiana, 36-year-old farmer William T and his wife Margaret [Chambers] McCaslin have in their household their 11-year-old school boy son, Charley C McCaslin. William is living next door to his uncle Harvey S McCaslin and his widowed aunt, Emily S [Savannah Fish] McCaslin

On 5 Sep 1887, William applied for an invalid pension on the basis of malarial poisoning and chronic diarrhea contracted while in service. According to Williams pension, he became ill about 1 July 1864 at Trellham, Tennessee, with vomiting followed with fever and diarrhea, but still remained with the unit for duty. This was attested in letters by his fellow soldiers, Melvin Sprague and Marion A Sheppherd found in his pension application. William did get his pension

According to the Jefferson County Gazatteer for 1887-88, William T McCaslin owned 100 acres of land at Dupont, Lancaster, Jefferson, Indiana.

Of Jefferson County, Indiana in 1895, according to his mother Sophia Shrewsbury McCaslins obituary.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Lancaster, Jefferson, Indiana, 56-year-old Wm T {William T] and his wife 51-year-old Margaret M [Chambers] McCaslin have been married 33 years and have one child who is still living. This child is 31-year-old Charles C McCaslin. He and his wife 27-year-old Maggie C and their daughter 1-year-old Ethel S are living next door. Also living next door is Williams aunt, Emily S [Fish] McCaslin. A few farms away lives Williams cousin George McCaslin and his family. George is the son of Harvey S McCaslin. William is a farmer doing general farming. He owns his farm.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Lancaster, Jefferson, Indiana, 66-year-old Wm T {William T] and his wife 61-year-old Margaret M [Chambers] McCaslin have been married 42 years and have had one child who is still living. William is a farmer doing general farming. He owns his farm.

William died on 22 Aug 1914.

The Chronicle, Scottsburg, Scott, Indiana, Wednesday, 26 Aug 1914 William T. McCaslin died Saturday at his home in Dupont, Jefferson county, of typhoid fever. Aged 70 years. His remains were interred Sunday at the Dupont cemetery. He was a civil war veteran. He is survived by a wife and son and two brothers, Irvin McCaslin of this place, and Dr. C.H. McCaslin of Stanbury, Mo.