Elisabeth Wilson, 17731846 (aged 73 years)

Name
Elisabeth /Wilson/
Also known as
Elisabeth /McCaslin/
Also known as
Elisabeth /Carr (Kerr)/
Birth
Note: Calculated from probable age at marriage and age category of 26-45 on the 1820 US Federal Census for Scott County, Indiana
Education
She cannot write as she signed the guardianship document with an X her mark.
Marriage
Note: by Rev. David Rice, a Presbyterian minister
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Birth of a son
Birth of a daughter
Note: given as 31 Jan 1803 on her headstone
Birth of a son
Death of a husband
Note: His wife Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin with David McCaslin, signed inventory as true bill
Census
1820 (aged 47 years)
Marriage of a son
Note: Film # 0549439 Item 3 Scott County Marriage Records Vol. 1 1820-1840

Film # 0549439 Item 3 Scott County Marriage Records Vol. 1 1820-1840
Page 2
The State of Indiana
Scott County Seal

I, John M Dickey, of the county aforesaid Lexington Township do certify that by virtue of the authority vested in me by law and in compliance with a license issued from James Ward, Clerk of the circuit court of the county aforesaid am directed as a person legally authorized to solomnize the rites of Marriage. I did on the eighth day of June 1820 join together in the bonds of matrimony John McCaslin and Esther Parker, both of the cty aforesaid. Given under my hand this eighth day of June 1820 John M Dickey

The above certificate was this day filed in my office by the above names John M Dickey and is duly recorded in Book A page 2 Witness James Ward Clerk of the circuit court of the county aforesaid the 8th day of June 1820
signed James Ward
This certificate is refiled on 20 June 1820 in Book A page 10

Marriage
Note: Scott County August 25th 1820

Scott County August 25th 1820
This is to certify that on the 17th of this instantt, I joined in matrimony James Carr and Elizabeth McCaslin witness my hand. Seal
John M Dickey
State of Indiana
Scott County Seal The above certificate was this day filed in my office by the above names John M Dickey and is duly recorded in Book A page 8 witness James Ward Clerk of the said circuit court of the county aforesaid this 25th day of August 1820
signed J Ward Clerk S CC

Marriage of a son
Death of a son
Marriage of a son
Source: McCaslin Data
Marriage of a son
Marriage of a daughter
Note: Marriage Licence obtained 21 Oct 1825
Marriage of a son
Census
1830 (aged 57 years)
Census
1840 (aged 67 years)
Death of a husband
Burial of a husband
Source: Find a Grave
Note: McCaslin Cemetery, Find A Grave Memorial# 31624387
Death of a son
Burial of a son
Note: New Frankfort Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 70923965)
Death of a father
Death
Burial
after September 20, 1846 (0 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: McCaslin Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31625277)
Religion
Presbyterian
Family with parents
father
herself
17731846
Birth: 1773
Death: September 20, 1846Johnson, Indiana
brother
Private
Family with Richard McCaslin
husband
17681806
Birth: 1768
Death: before November 13, 1806Thompsons Creek, Mercer, Kentucky
herself
17731846
Birth: 1773
Death: September 20, 1846Johnson, Indiana
Marriage MarriageAugust 7, 1794Mercer, Kentucky
13 months
son
17951822
Birth: September 11, 1795 27 22 Kentucky
Death: December 29, 1822Scott, Indiana
2 years
son
17971873
Birth: September 11, 1797 29 24 Mercer, Kentucky
Death: November 1, 1873Johnson, Indiana
2 years
son
18001880
Birth: January 18, 1800 32 27 Kentucky
Death: January 26, 1880Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
1 year
son
18011888
Birth: January 23, 1801 33 28 Mercer, Kentucky
Death: April 2, 1888Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
2 years
daughter
18031855
Birth: February 26, 1803 35 30 Kentucky
Death: August 28, 1855
23 months
son
18051844
Birth: January 21, 1805 37 32 Mercer, Kentucky
Death: February 12, 1844Scott, Indiana
Family with James Carr (Kerr)
husband
17561842
Birth: about 1756Ireland
Death: March 15, 1842Johnson, Indiana
herself
17731846
Birth: 1773
Death: September 20, 1846Johnson, Indiana
Marriage MarriageAugust 17, 1820Scott, Indiana
James Carr (Kerr) + (Unknown) ?(Carr)
husband
17561842
Birth: about 1756Ireland
Death: March 15, 1842Johnson, Indiana
husband’s wife
Marriage Marriage
son-in-law
18041845
Birth: July 12, 1804 48
Death: September 1, 1845
-21 months
stepson
18021877
Birth: October 1, 1802 46 Kentucky
Death: December 26, 1877Scott, Indiana
2 years
daughter-in-law
18041866
Birth: 1804 48 Kentucky
Death: December 5, 1866Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Birth

Calculated from probable age at marriage and age category of 26-45 on the 1820 US Federal Census for Scott County, Indiana

Marriage

by Rev. David Rice, a Presbyterian minister

Marriage

Scott County August 25th 1820
This is to certify that on the 17th of this instantt, I joined in matrimony James Carr and Elizabeth McCaslin witness my hand. Seal
John M Dickey
State of Indiana
Scott County Seal The above certificate was this day filed in my office by the above names John M Dickey and is duly recorded in Book A page 8 witness James Ward Clerk of the said circuit court of the county aforesaid this 25th day of August 1820
signed J Ward Clerk S CC

Burial

McCaslin Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31625277)

Shared note

Richard McCaslin and Elizabeth Wilson were married by the Rev. Rice, a Presbyterian Minister on 7 Aug 1794 in Mercer County, Kentucky.

Richard died before 13 Nov 1806 as that is the date that his inventory is published.

Probate Records, Mercer County, Will Book Vol 4 page 99 records the account paid to Elizabeth McCaslin for the support of her six children as follows:
McCaslin, E afc allowed [ written in the margin of the page]
John McCaslin
David, James, Alexander, Peggy, Richard, McCaslin
dr to Elisabeth McCaslin
John McCaslin To boarding, cloathing & Schooling for the years 1808 & 1809 each year $12... 7pounds 6
David McCaslin To boarding, cloathing & Schooling for the years 1808 & 1809 each year $12... 7pounds 6
James, Alexander, Peggy, Richard To boarding & cloathing for the years 1808 & 1809 each $15... 18 pounds Total .. 32 pounds 12
her
May 7th 1810 Elizabeth + McCaslin
mark
Mercer County Ct May County Court 1810
Exd The written account amounting to thirty two pounds twelve schillings was Exhibited into Court which being examined and allowed by the Court was ordered to be recorded.
Attest Tho Allen O.C.

In the 1820 US Federal Census for Scott County, Indiana, Elisabeth McCaslin is head of household. In her household are one male between 10 and 16 (Richard), two males between 18 and 26 (John, David, Alexander and James are in this age category, so two sons are missing, however John married in 1820 so is probably not living at home), one femaie between 16 and 26 (Peggy) and one female between 26 and 45 (herself).Two people are engaged in agriculture. The McCaslin family is living in the vicinity of the Sellers family as they are on adjoining pages of the census. David and Alexander will marry Sellers sisters in 1822.

Film # 0549439 Item 3 Scott County Marriage Records Vol. 1 1820-1840
Page 8
Scott County August 25th 1820
This is to certify that on the 17th of this instantt, I joined in matrimony James Carr and Elizabeth McCaslin witness my hand. Seal
John M Dickey
State of Indiana
Scott County Seal The above certificate was this day filed in my office by the above names John M Dickey and is duly recorded in Book A page 8 witness James Ward Clerk of the said circuit court of the county aforesaid this 25th day of August 1820
signed J Ward Clerk S CC

Having gotten them to Scott County I then requested LDS Microfilm #1305330 Item 1, Deed record v. A cont., June 1823- Mar. 1827 Scott County, Indiana. On pages 321, 354, and 364, I found indentures in which, on 22 October 1824, the McCaslin family was exchanging land ownership among themselves per a court order. I am looking for this court order to see why this was ordered. However these documents contain the following information:

  1. Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin has remarried and now is Elizabeth Carr. Although James Carr is living, Elizabeth is representing herself in court and has no male representative. She signed the documents with a mark.

  2. Two of the parties to this agreement are Gara and Esther Davis. Gara Davis married Esther Parker McCaslin on 10 Mar 1824. Esther Parker married John McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's oldest child, on 8 June 1820 in Scott County. John McCaslin must have died "before 1824" or John would be the one mentioned in these indentures. Gara and Esther Davis are involved in these McCaslin indentures because of her previous marriage. They signed these documents with a mark.

  3. David McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's second child, and Polly (Sellers), his wife, also signed these documents, he with a signature and she with a mark. I have always wondered if David and Alexander married their wives in a double ceremony since Polly (Mary) and Betsy (Elizabeth) were sisters.

  4. James McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's third child, and Elizabeth, his wife, also signed these documents, he with a signature and she with a mark. James married first Elizabeth Carr on 17 June 1823. Elizabeth died before Sep 1867 when James married Adaline Patterson. This is confirmed by the 1870 census when James was 70 and Adaline 40.

  5. Alexander McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's fourth child, and Elizabeth (Sellers), his wife, also signed these documents, he with a signature and she with a mark.

  6. Margaret McCaslin (also known as Peggy), Richard and Elizabeth's fifth child and only daughter, signed the documents with a mark. She married Jesse Carr 25 October 1825 in Scott county.

  7. Richard McCaslin, Richard and Elizabeth's sixth child, signed these documents. He was not married at the time of the indentures, but married Lucy Rice on 27 April 1826 in Scott County.

In the 1830 US Federal Census for Scott County, Indiana, James Carr has in his household one male five and under ten, one male fifty and under sixty, one male seventy and under eighty [himself] and one female fifty and under sixty [his wife Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin Carr].

In the 1840 US Federal Census for Johnson County, Indiana, James Kerr [Carr] has one male 60 and under 70 years (unknown), one male 80 and under 90 years (himself) and one female 60 and under 70 years old (his wife, Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin Carr). James is listed as an 84-year-old pensioner of the Revolutionary War.

Elizabeth Wilson McCaslin Carr died 20 Sep 1846 and was buried in the McCaslin Cemetery, Johnson County, Indiana (Find A Grave Memorial# 31625277).