Indiana McCaslins

Benjamin Franklin BridgesAge: 53 years18581912

Name
Benjamin Franklin Bridges
Birth November 29, 1858 28 23
Publication: Self published
Census 1860 (Age 13 months)
Birth of a brotherWilliam Bridges
about 1865 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherThomas Bridges
about 1867 (Age 8 years)
Death of a motherMelissa Stewart
before November 1869 (Age 10 years)

Note: Her husband Moses Bridges married Sarah Cox McCasland
Marriage of a parentMoses W BridgesSarah E CoxView this family
November 29, 1869 (Age 11 years)
Note: Marriage license issued 24 Nov 1869.
Census 1870 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJacob Bridges
about 1872 (Age 13 years)
Birth of a half-brotherAdelbert (Delbert or Bert) Bridges
August 4, 1875 (Age 16 years)
Census 1880 (Age 21 years)
MarriageLouella (Ella) McCaslandView this family
February 9, 1888 (Age 29 years)
Note: Louella McCasland and Benjamin Bridges are step-sister and step-brother.
Birth of a son
#1
Carl Bridges
December 6, 1888 (Age 30 years)
Publication: Jackson County Genealogical Society, Inc. (1998)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a son
#2
Homer Bridges
June 19, 1895 (Age 36 years)
Note: 1900 US Federal Census gives his birth year as 1896
Census 1900 (Age 41 years)
Death of a fatherMoses W Bridges
March 12, 1905 (Age 46 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Publication: Self published
Burial of a fatherMoses W Bridges
after March 12, 1905 (Age 46 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Publication: Self published
Note: Cana Methodist Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 50430944)
Census 1910 (Age 51 years)
Occupation
1900-10 Farmer

Death August 23, 1912 (Age 53 years)

Publication: Self published
Burial after August 23, 1912
Publication: Self published
Note: Cana Methodist Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 50430919)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 23, 1852, Jennings, Indiana
2 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
23 months
himself
7 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Sarah E Cox - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: November 29, 1869, Jackson, Indiana
3 years
half-brother
4 years
half-brother
Family with Louella (Ella) McCasland - View this family
himself
wife
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 (Find A Grave Memorial# 50430919)

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 Melina [maiden name unknow] have in their household their sons, 6-year-old Shelby, 4-year-old Charly and 2-year-old Ben.

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. Benjamin owns the land he farms free and clear of mortgage.

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.

Benjamin died 23 Aug 1912 and was buried in Cana Methodist Church Cemeterya. His wife, Ella [Louella McCasland] Bridges is recorded as a widow on the 1920 Marion, Jennings, Indiana census.