Indiana McCaslins

Louella (Ella) McCaslandAge: 72 years18641937

Name
Louella (Ella) McCasland
Married name
Louella (Ella) Bridges
Birth September 14, 1864 31 29
Publication: Self published
Death of a paternal grandfatherGeorge Shillideay McCaslin (McCasland)
1866 (Age 15 months)
Note: date and place of death not verified
Birth of a brotherJohn Dean McCasland (McCaslin)
November 18, 1867 (Age 3 years)
Note: At the house of John A Cox.
Death of a fatherRichard M McCaslin (McCasland)
December 30, 1867 (Age 3 years)
Burial of a fatherRichard M McCaslin (McCasland)
after December 30, 1867 (Age 3 years)
Publication: Fort Vallonia Chapter of The DAR (Indiana, 1952)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Grassy Cemetery-tombstone says 137th Ind. Inf. (Find A Grave Memorial# 99213705)
Marriage of a parentMoses W BridgesSarah E CoxView this family
November 29, 1869 (Age 5 years)
Note: Marriage license issued 24 Nov 1869.
Census 1870 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJacob Bridges
about 1872 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a half-brotherAdelbert (Delbert or Bert) Bridges
August 4, 1875 (Age 10 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherRachel Laws
about 1880 (Age 15 years)
Burial of a paternal grandmotherRachel Laws
about 1880 (Age 15 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Pawnee City Cemetery, Plot orig 67-6 (Find A Grave Memorial# 87259512)
Census 1880 (Age 15 years)
Death of a half-sisterRachel Catherine (Cassie) McCaslin
January 22, 1885 (Age 20 years)

MarriageBenjamin Franklin BridgesView this family
February 9, 1888 (Age 23 years)
Note: Louella McCasland and Benjamin Bridges are step-sister and step-brother.
Birth of a son
#1
Carl Bridges
December 6, 1888 (Age 24 years)
Publication: Jackson County Genealogical Society, Inc. (1998)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#2
Homer Bridges
June 19, 1895 (Age 30 years)
Note: 1900 US Federal Census gives his birth year as 1896
Census 1900 (Age 35 years)
Death of a motherSarah E Cox
July 6, 1905 (Age 40 years)
Publication: Self published
Burial of a motherSarah E Cox
after July 6, 1905 (Age 40 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Publication: Self published
Note: Cana Methodist Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 103348536)
Census 1910 (Age 45 years)
Death of a husbandBenjamin Franklin Bridges
August 23, 1912 (Age 47 years)

Publication: Self published
Burial of a husbandBenjamin Franklin Bridges
after August 23, 1912 (Age 47 years)
Publication: Self published
Note: Cana Methodist Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 50430919)
Death of a brotherJohn Dean McCasland (McCaslin)
May 22, 1920 (Age 55 years)
Burial of a brotherJohn Dean McCasland (McCaslin)
May 24, 1920 (Age 55 years)
Note: Graceland Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 114926674)
Census 1920 (Age 55 years)
Census 1930 (Age 65 years)
Death March 24, 1937 (Age 72 years)
Publication: Self published
Burial after March 24, 1937
Publication: Self published
Note: Cana Methodist Church Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 14, 1862Coffee Creek, Jackson, Indiana
2 years
herself
3 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Matilda Ellen Wilson - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: November 6, 1856, Jefferson, Indiana
11 months
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
17 months
half-brother
Mother’s family with Moses W Bridges - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: November 29, 1869, Jackson, Indiana
3 years
half-brother
4 years
half-brother
Family with Benjamin Franklin Bridges - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: February 9, 1888, Jennings, Indiana
10 months
son
7 years
son

Marriage

Louella McCasland and Benjamin Bridges are step-sister and step-brother.

Burial

Cana Methodist Church Cemetery

Shared note

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.

Irvy S Wagner, Clerk of Jennings County Clerk issued a marriage license to Benjamin F Bridges and Louella McCasland on 9 Feb 1888. They were married the same day by James Gilchrist, Presbyterian Minister.

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, Flora and their son, 3-year-old Hobart are living with them. 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 school boy Carl and 4-year-old Homer. Benjamin and Ella have been married 11 years.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Marion, Jennings, Indiana, 51-year-old Ben F [Benjamin F] Bridges and his 45-year-old wife Luella [Louella] have been married 22 years and have had two children, 21-year-old Carl and 14-year-old Homer. Both Carl and Homer are living with their parents. Carl is a machinist in an Automobile works and Homer is attending school.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Marion, Jennings, Indiana, 55-year-old widow Ella [Louella McCasland] Bridges is living with her 24-year-old farmer son Homer, her 22-year-old daughter-in-law Velma [Donnell], her baby grandson 18-month old John R Bridges and her 10-year-old school boy nephew, J. D. McCaslin. J.D. [John D] is the son of Ellas brother John D McCasland or McCaslin.

Louella McCasland Bridges died 24 Mar 1937 and was buried in Cana Methodist Church Cemetery.