Indiana McCaslins

Mary Jane YagerAge: 69 years18351904

Mary Jane Yager
Married name
Mary Jane Morgan
Married name
Mary Jane McCaslin
Birth about 1835

MarriageWilliam B MorganView this family
August 14, 1862 (Age 27 years)
DivorceWilliam B MorganView this family
October 21, 1875 (Age 40 years)
MarriageWesley White McCaslinView this family
June 7, 1893 (Age 58 years)
Note: License obtained on 5 Jun 1893. Married by Rev. L Coomer.
Death of a husbandWesley White McCaslin
September 28, 1893 (Age 58 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3872
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Burial of a husbandWesley White McCaslin
September 29, 1893 (Age 58 years)
Source: S3872
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hurricane Section C Row 9 Stone 2 (Find A Grave Memorial# 41759574)
Death May 18, 1904 (Age 69 years)

Family with William B Morgan - View this family
Marriage: August 14, 1862, Wayne, Indiana
Divorce: October 21, 1875Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
Family with Wesley White McCaslin - View this family
Marriage: June 7, 1893Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Wesley White McCaslin + Malissa Ann Winchester - View this family
husband’s wife
Marriage: December 31, 1855, Johnson, Indiana
20 months
21 months
Ida Mae McCaslin
Birth: June 18, 1859 29 22Indiana
Death: August 20, 1863Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
5 years
20 months
22 months
8 years


License obtained on 5 Jun 1893. Married by Rev. L Coomer.

Shared note

Wesley White McCaslin married Mary Jane Yager Morgan on 7 Jun 1893.

Mary J [Yager Morgan] McCaslin filed for a widow's pension on 26 May 1894. Her attorney was P. H. Fitzgerald of Indianapollis, Indiana. On 26 Oct 1895, P. H. Fitzgerald requested that she transfer her claim to Fitzgerald & Delp, due to press of business. Mary was living in Greenwood, Johnson, Indiana at this time.

On 17 Jan 1895, 54-year-old William T Miller of 142 Lexington Ave, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana testified in Mary Jane Yager Morgan's pension case that he had known Wesley W McCaslin, from about 1853 or 1854, that he knew that Wesley's first wife, Melissa [Malissa] A McCaslin died in Johnson County, Indiana 12 Nov 1889, as she was his cousin. He also testified that Mary J McCaslin, Wesley's widow had not remarried since Wesley's death.

On 7 February 1896, Mary J Yager Morgan McCaslin states in her application for a widow's pension that her first husband, William B Morgan, ran away with another woman in 1872. He got a divorce in Ohio in 1875 for desertion, and Mary got a copy of the decree.

The Franklin Democrat, Friday, April 3, 1896, Volume XXXVI, Number 38, page 1, column 3 PERSONAL AND LOCAL Mary J McCaslin, of Pleasant township, has been granted an original pension.

Retroactive to 29 Sep 1893 Mary J [Yager Morgan] McCaslin got a widow's pension of $8 per month based on her husband Wesley W McCaslin's service as a Sergeant in Company F, 5th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. She died on 18 May 1904.