Indiana McCaslins

Jeremiah HarrisonAge: 49 years18371886

Birth about 1837 23 27
Birth of a brotherJames Harrison
about 1840 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherNathan Harrison
about 1842 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherGeorge W Harrison
about 1849 (Age 12 years)
Census 1850 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a brotherWilliam H Harrison
about 1854 (Age 17 years)
MarriageMariah M McCaslinView this family
August 2, 1866 (Age 29 years)
Note: Married by Mathew Markland, Justice of the Peace
Birth of a daughter
Bertha Harrison
about November 4, 1866 (Age 29 years)
Note: Birthdate calculated from age at death recorded on her tombstone.
Death of a daughterBertha Harrison
August 31, 1873 (Age 36 years)

Burial of a daughterBertha Harrison
after August 31, 1873 (Age 36 years)
Note: Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery
MarriageAtlanta E WadeView this family
about 1877 (Age 40 years)
Death of a fatherHiggins Harrison
August 30, 1879 (Age 42 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a fatherHiggins Harrison
after August 30, 1879 (Age 42 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Webster Prairie Cemetery, Plot: Row 1-12 (Find A Grave Memorial# 37462661)
Death July 2, 1886 (Age 49 years)
Note: Northern Hospital for the Insane
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: before 1836
2 months
elder brother
22 months
4 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
13 years
younger brother
-4 years
younger brother
Family with Mariah M McCaslin - View this family
Marriage: August 2, 1866, Jefferson, Indiana
3 months
Family with Atlanta E Wade - View this family
Marriage: about 1877Pennsylvania
Private + Atlanta E Wade - View this family
wife’s husband


Married by Mathew Markland, Justice of the Peace


Northern Hospital for the Insane

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In the 1850 US Federal Census for Alexandria, Hunterdon, New Jersey, 37-year-old New Jersey-born Higgins Harrison is a blacksmith with $1,000 worth of real estate. He and his 40-year-old New Jersey-born wife Margaret [maiden name unknown] Harrison have in their household their New Jersey-born sons, 14-year-old Thomas W, 13-year-old Jerimiah [transcribed Jusmiah], 10-year-old James, 8-year-old Nathan, 6-year-old Wiliam H and 1-year-old George.

On 6 Aug 1862, 25-year-old Jeremiah Harrison enlisted as a Private in Company H, 105th Regiment, Ohio, Infantry and was mustered in on 20 Aug 1862. He was mustered out on 3 Jun 1865. During this time, the company rolls show him present except when when a prisoner of war or in the hospital. Prisoner of War records show him captured at McMinneville, Tennessee between 7 Dec 1862 and 27 Jan 1863 by General Morgan. He was parolled between 7 Dec 1862 and 27 Jan 1863. Hospital records show that he was sent to hospital, first as Jas [sic] Harrison, on 6 Aug 1864 (diagnosed as "Chronic Rheum.", abbreviation for chronic rheumatism, on 7 Aug 1864), and second as Jeremiah Harrison on 15 Aug 1864 (diagnosed as "Coxalgia", pain in the hip or hip joint, and returned to duty).

Here is the history of the 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry: Date of Organization: 1 Aug 1862 Muster Date: 3 Jun 1865 Regiment State: Ohio Regiment Type: Infantry Regiment Number: 105th
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 3 Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 7 Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 104 Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 126 One Hundred and Fifth Infantry. - Col., Albert S. Hall; Lieut.-Cols., William R. Tolles, George T. Perkins; Maj. Charles G. Edwards. This regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland, Aug. 20 and 21 1862, to serve for three years. Within one hour after muster-in the regiment, 1,013 strong, was on the march to the station, under orders to leave the state. Its first field of operations was in Kentucky and after various marches in which it suffered much, it left Louisville in October, marched via Taylorsville and Bloomfield, to Perryville, where it was engaged in the battle of that name. The regiment went into this battle 800 strong and of these 48 were killed and 217 wounded, many of whom died of their wounds. Passing next into Tennessee the regiment remained at Murfreesboro until the following June, when it broke camp to participate in the Tullahoma campaign. It was engaged at Chickamauga and was highly complimented by the brigade commander. The casualties of the regiment in this battle were 80 killed, wounded and prisoners, and as two of the largest companies were not in the engagement the casualties were proportionately very heavy. The regiment took part in the maneuvers at Chattanooga and participated in the battle of Missionary ridge, its loss being comparatively slight. In the long and fatiguing Atlanta campaign of many skirmishes and battles, the regiment made a good record, and although not immediately engaged in any of the heavy engagements, its casualties were large. After the fall of Atlanta it marched to the sea and up through the Carolinas, thence to Washington, and then home, being mustered out on June 3, 1865. Of the 1,013 men who left Cleveland in 1862 only 427 were present at the final roll-call.

Battles Fought Fought on 4 Sep 1862 at Kentucky. Fought on 8 Oct 1862 at Perryville, KY. Fought on 8 Oct 1862 at Chaplin Hills, KY. Fought on 24 Jun 1863 at Hoover's Gap, TN. Fought on 19 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, GA. Fought on 20 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, GA. Fought on 25 Nov 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN. Fought on 26 Nov 1863 at Near Chattanooga, TN. Fought on 14 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA. Fought on 18 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA. Fought on 23 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA. Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Marietta, GA. Fought on 3 Aug 1864 at Utoy Creek, GA. Fought on 4 Aug 1864 at Near Atlanta, GA. Fought on 5 Aug 1864 at Utoy Creek, GA. Fought on 5 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 9 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 20 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 27 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA. Fought on 1 Sep 1864 at Jonesboro, GA. Fought on 1 Feb 1865 at Sister's Ferry, GA. Fought on 1 Mar 1865 at Lancaster, SC. Fought on 3 Mar 1865. Fought on 15 Mar 1865 at Near Goldsboro, NC. Source: The Union Army, vol. 2

Jeremiah Harrison, described as a personable and handsome young man and a great man for the ladies, got pretty young Mariah McCaslin pregnant, was threatened with legal action by her brothers, and married her on 2 Aug 1866 in Jefferson County, Indiana. This was a first marriage for both. They lived together for a few months. He took her dowry ($500 according to the neighbors) and left to buy land for them. He never came back. Their daughter, Bertha was born on about 4 Nov 1866 and died of diphtheira on 31 Aug 1873.

Jermiah next shows up in Pennsylvania, where he runs off with a woman eventually identified as Atlanta Wade. He deserts her and a child and set off for Wisconsin where his mother and brothers are living.

He's next seen as Patient number 3019, Jeremian Harrison of Chippewa County, Wisconsin who was admitted on 28 May 1886 to the Northern Hospital for the Insane at Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin [now the Winnebago Mental Health Institute]. His case file reads: "age 43, Single, Laborer, Poor. Born in New Jersey American parents. Reads and writes. No religion. First attack of one months duration. Cause privation, form of insanity mania. Disease increasing, no rational intervals. Has grown weaker in mind and body. Not homicidal, suicidal, or destructive. Does not eat or sleep well. Nervous and excitable, Fair health. Furussh [?] here. Was a soldier in the union army. Has no near relatives in Chippewa Co. May 29 '86 Bowels contsipated, tongue coated. Thinks that he was poisoned in the night. July 2, '86 Patient has been very demented and stupid since his admission, has failed rapidly in health and died today at 3.37 P.M. of exhaustion. Buried here."

This case file was provided by Wm. F. Wegge who was the superintendent of the Northern Hospital for the Insane [from 1891 to 1894], located at Winnebago [sic], Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

After his death in an insane asylum in Wisconsin on 2 July, 1886, Mariah applied for a pension on the basis of his service inthe 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, no other service is mentioned in this application. She had to prove that she had never been divorced to get this pension, and successfully did so, even though Jeremiah had lived with and was thought to have married another woman in Pennsylvania, identified as Atlanta Wade who later married a Mr. Griswold. Atlanta swore on her death bed that Jeremiah had told her and her friends that he was never married. Jeremiah deserted her also.