Wesley White McCaslin, 18301893 (aged 63 years)

Birth
Occupation
1850-90 Farmer
Birth of a brother
Birth of a sister
Birth of a brother
about 1841 (aged 10 years)
Death of a father
Note: Age at death recorded as 36 years old on his tombstone.
Burial of a father
Note: Hurricane Cemetery
Death of a brother
Note: aged 21 years 10 months 7 days when he died
Burial of a brother
Note: Hurricane Cemetery
Census
Death of a mother
April 16, 1853 (aged 23 years)
Note: Age at death recorded as 52 years 1 month 18 days on her tombstone
Burial of a mother
Note: Hurricane Cemetery, stones in a pile
Marriage
Birth of a daughter
Note: Calculated
Birth of a daughter
Note: Calculated
Census
Death of a daughter
Note: Age at death recorded as 5 years 10 months 3 days on her tombstone.
Burial of a daughter
Note: Hurricane Section C Row 9 Stones 3-4
Death of a daughter
Note: Age at death 4 years 2 months and 2 days, recorded on her tombstone
Burial of a daughter
Note: Hurricane Section C Row 9 Stones 3-4
Birth of a son
Source: S3872
Birth of a daughter
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3872
Note: Birthdate calculated from age at death, recorded on Mary Lillian McCaslin's tombstone.
Birth of a son
Census
Death of a daughter
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3872
Note: She was 6 years 10 months and 13 days old when she died.
Burial of a daughter
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Hurricane Section C Row 9 Stone 3 (Find A Grave Memorial# 145092707)
Birth of a son
Note: Old McCaslin Homestead in Pleasant Hill
Death of a brother
before 1880 (aged 49 years)
Note: His widow, Margaret Bogart McCaslin, is living with her parents in the census taken in 1880.
Census
Note: Recorded as W.W. McCaslin
Death of a wife
Burial of a wife
Note: Hurricane Cemetery, Section C Row 9 Stone 2
Death of a son
Note: recorded as A. L. McCaslin in book H-16, page 12. His tombstone in Hurricane Cemetery gives his date of death as 15 May 1892.
Burial of a son
Note: Hurricane Section C Row 9 Stone 2
Marriage
Note: License obtained on 5 Jun 1893. Married by Rev. L Coomer.
Death
Burial
Note: Hurricane Section C Row 9 Stone 2 (Find A Grave Memorial# 41759574)
Family with parents
father
18051841
Birth: 1805 37 32 Kentucky
Death: April 12, 1841
mother
18011853
Birth: about March 14, 1801 Virginia
Death: April 16, 1853
Marriage MarriageOctober 27, 1826Jefferson, Indiana
1 year
elder brother
18271849
Birth: about October 21, 1827 22 26
Death: June 28, 1849
2 years
himself
18301893
Birth: February 2, 1830 25 28 Indiana
Death: September 28, 1893Johnson, Indiana
5 years
younger brother
1834
Birth: about 1834 29 32 Indiana
Death:
2 years
younger sister
18361895
Birth: February 8, 1836 31 34 Indiana
Death: May 9, 1895Johnson, Indiana
6 years
younger brother
18411880
Birth: about 1841 36 39 Indiana
Death: before 1880
Family with Malissa Ann Winchester
himself
18301893
Birth: February 2, 1830 25 28 Indiana
Death: September 28, 1893Johnson, Indiana
wife
18371889
Birth: May 31, 1837 33 34 Indiana
Death: November 12, 1889Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Marriage MarriageDecember 31, 1855Johnson, Indiana
21 months
daughter
18571863
Birth: September 14, 1857 27 20 Indiana
Death: July 27, 1863
21 months
daughter
18591863
Birth: June 18, 1859 29 22 Indiana
Death: August 20, 1863Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
5 years
son
18641892
Birth: June 20, 1864 34 27 Johnson, Indiana
Death: May 15, 1892Johnson, Indiana
20 months
daughter
18661872
Birth: February 8, 1866 36 28 Indiana
Death: December 21, 1872
23 months
son
18671899
Birth: December 20, 1867 37 30 Indiana
Death: January 7, 1899Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
8 years
son
18751946
Birth: August 20, 1875 45 38 Johnson, Indiana
Death: January 22, 1946Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
Family with Mary Jane Yager
himself
18301893
Birth: February 2, 1830 25 28 Indiana
Death: September 28, 1893Johnson, Indiana
wife
18351904
Birth: about 1835
Death: May 18, 1904
Marriage MarriageJune 7, 1893Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
William B Morgan + Mary Jane Yager
wife’s ex-husband
Death:
wife
18351904
Birth: about 1835
Death: May 18, 1904
Marriage MarriageAugust 14, 1862Wayne, Indiana
Divorce DivorceOctober 21, 1875Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
Census

Recorded as W.W. McCaslin

Marriage

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

Burial

Hurricane Section C Row 9 Stone 2 (Find A Grave Memorial# 41759574)

Shared note

In the 1850 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana. 47-year-old Eliza (White) McCaslin owns real estate worth $1,700. She has in her household her sons, Wesley (age 20 and a farmer), Ludwell T [sic Thomas Ludlow] (age 16 and a farmer) and William S (age 9) and her daughter Mary E (age 14).

In the 1860 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, Wesley W McCaslin, a 30-year-old Indiana-born farmer, and his 23-year-old Indiana-born wife, Malissa A (Winchester) McCaslin have in their household their Indiana-born daughters, 2-year-old Anna E and 1-year-old Ida M, and Wesley's cousin, 20-year-old Indiana-born Samuel Hemphill (son of Samuel Hemphill and Mary McCaslin) who is listed as a farm laborer. Wesley owns real estate worth $4200 and has personal property worth $800.

Wesley enlisted in Company F, 5th Regiment indiana Volunteer Cavalry on 18 Aug 1862. While in camp at Camp Reynolds, Indianapolis, Indiana,in September and October 1862, he suffered a severe attack of diarhrea, treated successfully the first time by a "specific" that 1st Lieutenant William H McLauglin had with him. A second treatment the latter part of October 1862 at Carrollton, Kentucky was not successful, and Wesley was sent home on furlough sick leave. He was discharged while at home. His discharge papers state that disease of the lungs was the primary problem.

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 40-year-old Wesley W McCaslin is well-to-do farmer with $7,600 in real estate and $860 in personal property. He and his 30-year-old wife Melissa A [Malissa Ann Winchester] have in their household their children, 6-year-old Abraham L, 4-year-old Mary L and 2-year-old William W, and 18-year-old John Simons, the hired man.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 50-year-old W.W . [Wesley White] McCaslin and his 43-year-old wife Malissa A [Winchester] have in their household their children,15-year-old Abraham L, 12-year-old William W and 4-year-old Julis C, and 19-year-old Lemuel W Tilson, Wesley's nephew and the hired man. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana, except Lemuel whose father was born in Virginia and his mother in Indiana.

Letter from W.W. (Wesley W.) McCaslin addressed to D.S. (David Serril) McCaslin, Huron, Dakota
"Franklin Ind Oct 12 -86
Dear Nephew, the only reason why I hav not answered your lt of Sept 10 is this. I hav been hoping by inquiry that I might learn some fact that would throw some light on the Subject in which you are interested, I believe that S.C. Gentleman is a kinsman of ours, for it is a fact that our tribe first came from Ireland. My Grandfather Robert McCaslin had three brothers and one Sister, David, Richard, John, & Mary (afterwards Mary Thickson of Jefferson co Ind) all born in Virginia. he also had one half brother and sister, George King, the founder of our family seat, and Charlotte Snodgrass. 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 yourletter 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, I am Satisfied that if my Father or his sisters were living I could find out for it was through an aunt (Polly Hemphill) a sister of my father that I learned the maiden name of my Great Grand mother, her maiden name was Wasson and there is where the McCaslins got the name of Wassen in the family (and ther has been Several) also one or two Wasson Kings, good name to perpetuate. Some of the younger McCaslin's will please take notice. Maybe John Henry will think of this. - If I can possibly find out the name of my great grandfather I will let you know, and I believe he would turn out to be one of the three brothers Spoken of by your S.C. correspondent. Alexander, John and Robert, and Mary are very common names among many of he McCaslins.
This leavs us as well as usual. Wishing you abundent success in the work in which you are engaged, I remain affectionally your Uncle W.W. McCaslin.
P.S. Here is the address of a McCaslin it may be you already hav it. Lincoln obtained it through a fellow Student at Hollan [Holland?] Mich. Rev. McCaslin, Liberry Station Westmoreland Co Pa. he is Presbyterian minister."
Transcribed with no corrections in spelling nor grammar by Lois Johnson.

Wesley applied for an invalid's pension, due to disease of throat and lungs, malarial poisoning, and chronic diarrhoea, on 27 October 1887 and received it on 6 January 1890 with $4 per month payments retroactive to 27 October 1887. This pension was increased to $12 per month and then to $16 per month with increasing disability.

Franklin Republican, September 28, 1888:
A grand meeting was held at the
McCaslin school house, south of town
on Tuesday evening. speeches were
made by W. W. McCaslin, W. H.
Younce, S. C. Brown, and W. T.
Pritchard. The Franklin drum corps
and Glee Club furnished music for
the meeting. The crowd was large
and atentive.

Wesley's wife, Malissa Ann Winchester McCaslin, born 31 May 1837 in Indiana, died 12 Nov 1889 in Johnson County, Indiana and was buried in Hurricane Cemetery, Section C Row 9 Stone 2.

From "The Franklin Democrat", Friday, October 16, 1891, page 3, col 3

The survivors of the Fifth Indiana
Cavalry held a reunion in this city
on Wednesday and Thursday of this
week. About fifty members of this
regiment were in attendance. Wed-
nesday evening a camp fire was
held at the court house, and many
interesting reminiscences were
recited and an enjoyable time had
by all. Mrssrs. McCaslin and
Kinnick the only members of the
company living here were assisted
by the members of the G. A. R. in
making the visitors fell at home.

From "The Franklin Democrat", Friday, April 28, 1893,
page 6, column 4:
FROM OVER THE COUNTY.


Hurricane.


W. W. McCaslin who has been
at death's door for the last two
months is reported much bet-
ter.

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

Wesley White McCaslin, born 2 Feb 1830, died 28 Sep 1893, and was buried in Hurricane Cemetery, Section C Row 9 Stone 2, Needham, Johnson, Indiana.

Obituary - McCASLIN, Wesley White
Date of Death: 28 Sep 1893
Source: Franklin Democrat, Franklin, Indiana, October 6, 1893
W.W. McCaslin died at an early hour on Thursday morning [28 Sep 1893], of last week. His funeral was preached at two o'clock Friday evening, after which his remains were intered in our cemetery [Hurricane Cemetery]. He was an old soldier of the Fifth Indiana cavalry.