Indiana McCaslins

James R McCaslinAge: 71 years18221893

Name
James R McCaslin
Birth September 15, 1822 54 49
Death of a fatherRobert McCaslin
before 1830 (Age 7 years)

Death of a motherNancy Snodgrass
before 1830 (Age 7 years)

Death of a brotherHugh McCaslin
March 4, 1838 (Age 15 years)
Death of a brotherWilliam R McCaslin
April 12, 1841 (Age 18 years)

Note: Age at death recorded as 36 years old on his tombstone.
Burial of a brotherWilliam R McCaslin
about April 12, 1841 (Age 18 years)
Note: Hurricane Cemetery
MarriageLurania (Rainey) TilsonView this family
December 9, 1841 (Age 19 years)
Source: S5675
Census 1850 (Age 27 years)
Death of a wifeLurania (Rainey) Tilson
August 15, 1857 (Age 34 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a wifeLurania (Rainey) Tilson
after August 15, 1857 (Age 34 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hurricane Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 101241250)
MarriageMarcela ThorpeView this family
February 6, 1858 (Age 35 years)
Source: S5675
Note: given as Feb- Jun 1858 in Johnson County, Indiana, Marriage Records 1851-1875 Valume 2, Compiled by Edna Bice, Franklin Indiana D. A. R. A; Page: 56
MarriageDelila (Deliah, Delilah) CrawfordView this family
April 24, 1861 (Age 38 years)
Death of a sisterMargaret McCaslin
February 2, 1868 (Age 45 years)

Burial of a sisterMargaret McCaslin
after February 2, 1868 (Age 45 years)
Note: Hurricane Cemeterty Section C Row 10 Stone 12
Death of a sisterMary (Polly) McCaslin
September 16, 1870 (Age 48 years)

Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3872
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: died aged 71 years 1 month 3 days
Burial of a sisterMary (Polly) McCaslin
after September 16, 1870 (Age 48 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3872
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Hurricane Cemetery Section C Row 11 Stone 29 (Find A Grave Memorial# 41493515)
Census 1870 (Age 47 years)
Death of a brotherDavid M McCaslin
December 1879 (Age 57 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a brotherDavid M McCaslin
December 1879 (Age 57 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Morrison Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32297292)
Census 1880 (Age 57 years)
Death of a wifeDelila (Deliah, Delilah) Crawford
December 25, 1891 (Age 69 years)

Burial of a wifeDelila (Deliah, Delilah) Crawford
about December 25, 1891 (Age 69 years)
Note: New Bethel Cemetery
Death November 4, 1893 (Age 71 years)

Burial after November 4, 1893
Note: New Bethel Cemetery - His name is transcribed as James B McCaslin.
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 18, 1794, Mercer, Kentucky
5 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
2 years
elder brother
6 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
9 years
himself
Family with Lurania (Rainey) Tilson - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 9, 1841, Johnson, Indiana
Family with Marcela Thorpe - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 6, 1858, Johnson, Indiana
Family with Delila (Deliah, Delilah) Crawford - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 24, 1861, Jefferson, Indiana

Marriage

given as Feb- Jun 1858 in Johnson County, Indiana, Marriage Records 1851-1875 Valume 2, Compiled by Edna Bice, Franklin Indiana D. A. R. A; Page: 56

Burial

New Bethel Cemetery - His name is transcribed as James B McCaslin.

Shared note

I believe that James R McCaslin is the youngest son of Robert McCaslin and Nancy Snodgrass McCaslin, because of the following from a letter written by Wesley White McCaslin on 12 Oct 1886: "Since Receiving your letter, I hav been trying to find out the name of my greate grand Father in fact I began the inquiry before I got your letter for I hav been Somewhat interested in this thing. Sometime I ast Allen McCaslin if he knew the name of his Grandfather He answered no It may be that Uncle Ellick may know I intend to call on him especially for that purpose, if he can not tell the name of his grandfather then the only chance left is an uncle J. R. McCaslin, living in Jefferson Co, possibly he may know" The only J R McCaslin living in Jefferson County, Indiana in this time period is James R McCaslin, who married first Rainey Tilson, second Marcela Thorpe and third Delila Crawford.

In the 1850 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 29-year-old Kentucky-born laborer James R McCaslin owns real estate worth $400. He has in his household his 25-year-old Virginia-born wife Raney [sic] [Tilson] McCaslin.

After Rainey's death on 15 Aug 1857, James married Marcela Thorpe on 6 Feb 1858 in Johnson County, Indiana. The record of this marriage is the only information I have on Marcela. Marcela and James must have divorced or separated before 24 Apr 1861 as that is the date on which James married his third wife, Delia Crawford.

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 49-year-old Kentucky-born farmer James R McCaslin owns $350 worth of real estate and $160 worth of personal property. He and his 38-year-old Indiana-born third wife Delila [Crawford] McCaslin have in their household 15-year-old Indiana-born farm laborer Gardner White. Delila is "keeping house". James is a male citizen over 21 years of age.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Clark, Johnson, Indiana, 59-year-old Kentucky-born farmer James R McCaslin has in his household his third wife, 45-year-old Indiana-born Delila [Crawford] McCaslin, who is "keeping house". James' parents were born in Kentucky. Delila's father was born in Kentucky and her mother in Ohio [sic].

James R McCaslin died on 4 Nov 1893 and was buried in the New Bethel Cemetery, Saluda, Jefferson, Indiana. His name is transcribed as James B McCaslin.