Indiana McCaslins

Elizabeth Francis (Francis) CongdonAge: 69 years18521921

Name
Elizabeth Francis (Francis) Congdon
Married name
Elizabeth Francis (Francis) McCaslin (McCasland)
Birth March 1852
Note: Birth year transcribed as 1866 in the Vernon Township cemetery book.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Erta May McCaslin (McCasland)
February 26, 1873 (Age 20 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Publication: Jackson County Genealogical Society, Inc. (1998)
Note: Given as Feb 1877 in the 1900 US Federal Census for Vernon, Jackson, Indiana
MarriageLevi Butler McCaslin (McCasland)View this family
May 14, 1873 (Age 21 years)
Note: Married by Caleb Robbins, Justice of the Peace.
Birth of a son
#2
Alberty McCaslin (McCasland)
May 9, 1875 (Age 23 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Death of a sonAlberty McCaslin (McCasland)
July 28, 1876 (Age 24 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a sonAlberty McCaslin (McCasland)
after July 28, 1876 (Age 24 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Keith Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 105694131)
Birth of a son
#3
Early Murray McCaslin (McCasland)
November 1876 (Age 24 years)
Note: calculated from the age of 22 years and one month on Murray's enlistment papers.
Census 1880 (Age 27 years)
DivorceLevi Butler McCaslin (McCasland)View this family
before 1898 (Age 45 years)

Note: Her husband Levi remarried in Texas in that year
Death of a sonEarly Murray McCaslin (McCasland)
July 18, 1899 (Age 47 years)

Note: Died at sea on the U.S.S. Morgan City, enroute to the United States from the Philippine Islands.
Burial of a sonEarly Murray McCaslin (McCasland)
July 25, 1899 (Age 47 years)
Note: National Cemetery West Side grave 771
Death of a childUnknown Child McCaslin (McCasland)
before 1900 (Age 47 years)

Death of a childUnknown Child McCaslin (McCasland)
before 1900 (Age 47 years)

Census 1900 (Age 47 years)
Marriage of a childClarence LewellynErta May McCaslin (McCasland)View this family
February 28, 1904 (Age 51 years)

Census 1910 (Age 57 years)
Census 1920 (Age 67 years)
Death March 28, 1921 (Age 69 years)

Burial after March 28, 1921
Publication: Jackson County Genealogical Society, Inc. (1998)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Crothersville Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 58747854)
Family with Levi Butler McCaslin (McCasland) - View this family
ex-husband
herself
Marriage: May 14, 1873, Jennings, Indiana
Divorce: before 1898
-3 months
daughter
2 years
son
19 months
son
child
child
Levi Butler McCaslin (McCasland) + Mattie Maud (Maude) Garrett - View this family
ex-husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: about 1898
6 months
step-son
2 years
step-son
2 years
step-daughter
3 years
step-daughter
6 years
step-son

Birth

Birth year transcribed as 1866 in the Vernon Township cemetery book.

Marriage

Married by Caleb Robbins, Justice of the Peace.

Divorce

Her husband Levi remarried in Texas in that year

Burial

Crothersville Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 58747854)

Shared note

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Uniontown, Vernon Township, Jackson, Indiana, 28-year-old sawyer Indiana-born Levi Mc Casland [McCasland] and his 28-year-old wife Elizabeth F [Congdon] have two Indiana-born children in their household, 6-year-old Erta M and 2-year-old Early M [Murray]. Neither child has attended school in the past year. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana.s630

Levi and Elizabeth were divorced before 1898 when Levi married Maud probably in Texas. Elizabeth is still living in Vernon, Jackson, Indiana as (recorded as Elizabeth McCaslin) as she and their daughter Ertie M are recorded on the 1900 US Federal Census for Vernon, Jackson, Indiana.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Vernon, Jackson, Indiana, 48-year-old widow Elizabeth McCaslin [McCasland] has in her household her daughter, 23-year-old Ertie M. Elizabeth has born five children but only one is living. The family is living in a rented house and has no visable means of support. Two of the preceeding statements are wrong. Elizabeth is not a widow as her husband Levi has remarried in Texas in 1898 and Ertie is not 23- but 26-years old.s647

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Crothersville, Vernon, Jackson, Indiana, 30-year-old Indiana-born Clarence and his 33-year-old Indiana-born wife Ertie [McCaslin or McCasland] Lewellyn have been married five years and have had two children, only one is living, 3-year-old Indiana-born Ruth. Also in this household is Ertie's mother 54-year-old Indiana-born widow [sic] Francis [Elizabeth F] McCasland, who has born five children but only Ertie is living. The family is living at Zulauf [?] Street in a house that Clarence owns, but with a mortgage. Clarence is a wagon driver for a saw mill, worked on 15 April 1910 and has had no months out of work in the past year. Elizabeth Francis is living on her "own income." All the adults can read, write and speak Englishs3029

On 15 Nov 1910, Murray's mother Elizabeth F McCaslin, who was living in Indiana, applied for a pension on the basis of Murray's service. Her application number was 708464. She got the pension, number 501027. She died before August 1922 as that is the date that Murray's father Levi McCasland, who was living in Texas, applied for a pension on the basis of his son Murray's service, application number 1722961. He got the pension, number A-218-33.s3028

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Vernon, Jackson, Indiana, 68-year-old Indiana-born widow [sic ] Francis McCassland [sic] is head of a household which includes her 38-year-old [sic] Indiana-born divorced daughter Erdie [sic] {McCasland] Lewyellyn [sic] and Erta's 8-year-old Indiana-born daughter Dorothy Lewellyn who has attended school in the past year. The family is living in a house that Francis owns, free of mortgage. Neither Francis nor Ertie has employment. Everyone can read, write and speak English. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana.s4567

Elizabeth Francis McCaslin died on 28 Mar 1921 and was buried in the Crothersville Cemetery, Crothersville, Jackson, Indiana.s1699