Indiana McCaslins

Moses W BridgesAge: 74 years18301905

Name
Moses W Bridges
Birth August 8, 1830
Publication: Self published
Census 1850 (Age 19 years)
MarriageMelissa StewartView this family
November 23, 1852 (Age 22 years)
Source: S5213
Note: Moses Bridges last name was transcribed as Bridget on his marriage record.
Birth of a son
#1
Shelby Bridges
about 1854 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a son
#2
Charles Bridges
about 1857 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Benjamin Franklin Bridges
November 29, 1858 (Age 28 years)
Publication: Self published
Census 1860 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4
William Bridges
about 1865 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Thomas Bridges
about 1867 (Age 36 years)
Death of a wifeMelissa Stewart
before November 1869 (Age 39 years)

Note: Her husband Moses Bridges married Sarah Cox McCasland
MarriageSarah E CoxView this family
November 29, 1869 (Age 39 years)
Note: Marriage license issued 24 Nov 1869.
Census 1870 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Jacob Bridges
about 1872 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Adelbert (Delbert or Bert) Bridges
August 4, 1875 (Age 44 years)
Census 1880 (Age 49 years)
Marriage of a childBenjamin Franklin BridgesLouella (Ella) McCaslandView this family
February 9, 1888 (Age 57 years)
Note: Louella McCasland and Benjamin Bridges are step-sister and step-brother.
Marriage of a childAdelbert (Delbert or Bert) BridgesFlora DeputyView this family
March 13, 1896 (Age 65 years)
Census 1900 (Age 69 years)
Occupation
1860-1900 Farmer

Death March 12, 1905 (Age 74 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Publication: Self published
Burial after March 12, 1905
Source: Find a Grave
Publication: Self published
Note: Cana Methodist Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 50430944)
Family with parents - View this family
father
himself
Family with Melissa Stewart - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 23, 1852, Jennings, Indiana
2 years
son
4 years
son
23 months
son
7 years
son
3 years
son
Family with Sarah E Cox - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: November 29, 1869, Jackson, Indiana
3 years
son
4 years
son
Richard M McCaslin (McCasland) + Sarah E Cox - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: August 14, 1862Coffee Creek, Jackson, Indiana
2 years
daughter-in-law
3 years
step-son

Marriage

Moses Bridges last name was transcribed as Bridget on his marriage record.

Marriage

Marriage license issued 24 Nov 1869.

Burial

Cana Methodist Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 50430944)

Shared note

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Marion, Jennings, Indiana Moses Bridges is a 30-year-old farmer with $1,500 worth of real estate and $300 worth of personal property. He and his 25-year-old wife Melissa Stewart have in their household their sons, 6-year-old Shelby, 4-year-old Charly and 2-year-old Ben.

Melissa died before 29 Nov 1869, as that is the date Moses married his second wife, Sarah Cox McCasland.

On 24 Nov 1869, John B Robertson, Clerk of Jackson Circuit Court at Brownstown, Jackson, Indiana, issued a marriage licence to Moris [sic] W Bridges and Sarah E [Cox] McCasland. They were married on 29 Nov 1869 by William Gillaspy, who when he filed the return on 9 Apr 1870, correctly identifies "Moris" as Moses Bridges.

In the the 1870 US Federal Census for Marion, Jennings, Indiana, 39-year-old farmer Moses Briges [Bridges] has $1,500 worth of real estate and $500 of personal property. He can read but not write. He and his 27-year-old wife (a second marriage for both of them) have a blended household of his children, 16-year-old Shelby (who works on the farm), 13-year-old Charles, 11-year-old Benjamin, 7-year-old Willie, and 3-year-old Thomas Bridges, her step-daughters, 13-year-old Alice [Mary Alice] and 11-year-old Cassey [Rachel Catherine] McCaslin and her children 5-year-old Ella and 3-year-old John McCaslin. Shelby, Charles, Benjamin, Cassey and Ella have all attended school in the past year.

Forty eight-year-old farmer Moses Bridges was difficult to find In the 1880 US Federal Census for Marion, Jennings, Indiana, as his entry was listed under the name of Maser Briges, a combination of a transcription and a spelling error. He and his second wife, 44-year-old Sarah E have a combined household of his, hers and their children. Moses children by his first wife Melina are 23-year-old Charles, 21-year-old Benjamin, 15-year-old William and 12-year-old Thomas, mistakenly identified as Moses stepson by the census taker. Sarahs children by Richard McCaslin are 15-year-old Louella and 12-year-old John D McCaslin. Moses and Sarahs children are 8-year-old Jacob and 4-year-old Adelbert.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Marion, Jennings, Indiana, 69-year-old Moses Bridges is a farmer who owns the land he farms free and clear of mortgage. He and his second wife, 64-year-old Sarah E [Cox McCasland) Bridges have been married 31 years. Supposedly Sarah has borne no children, which is an error, as she has two children from her marriage with Richard M McCaslin and two from her marriage with Moses. Their youngest son, 24-year-old farmer Delbert [Adelbert], Delberts wife of 4 years, 21-year-old Flora [Deputy] and their son, 3-year-old Hobart are living with them. Delbert is working on the farm. Living next door is Moses son from his first marriage, 41-year-old farmer Benjamin Bridges, Benjamins 35-year-old wife Ella [McCasland, who is Sarahs daughter by Richard McCasland], and their two children, 11-year-old Carl and 4-year-old Homer. Moses father was born in Onio and his mother in Kentucky.