Corn!

One of my favorite times of summer is when the local produce is in season. Right now, it is Olathe sweet corn, named for the southwestern Colorado town where it is produced. (Olathe, Colorado was named for Olathe, Kansas—I don’t know why; it means “beautiful in the Shawnee language.[1]) We usually have Olathe corn once… Continue reading Corn!

Amos and Carrie Casbon in 1950

My previous post looked at the oldest Casbon in Porter County, Indiana, in the 1950 census. Today’s post is about the second oldest: Amos James Casbon, born 6 July 1869 at Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, England. His wife, Carrie Belle (Aylesworth), was born 14 December 1873 in Porter County. In the 1950 census, we find Amos, age… Continue reading Amos and Carrie Casbon in 1950

Lawrence L. Casbon in the 1950 U.S. Census

With this post, I will begin my review of Casbon family members in the 1950 United States Census. As I mentioned in my previous post, detailed images of the 1950 census were made available to the public on 1 April 2022. They are available on several genealogy websites as well as a dedicated page at… Continue reading Lawrence L. Casbon in the 1950 U.S. Census

Two New Birth Records; 2022—Year of the Census?

With this post I want to update readers on some recent activities, beginning with two birth records I recently acquired and ending with some exciting census news. Two Births We tend to think of official records of births, marriages, and deaths, i.e., vital records, as something that have always been around. However, that isn't always… Continue reading Two New Birth Records; 2022—Year of the Census?

A Growing Family: Amos and Carrie Casbon in the 1910 and 1920 Censuses

Census reports can help to “fill in the blanks” of the lives of our ancestors by providing information about where they were living and what they were doing at the times of the census. They show us the composition of families and approximate birth dates of family members. They also give us a glimpse of… Continue reading A Growing Family: Amos and Carrie Casbon in the 1910 and 1920 Censuses

Wedding Bells—Hiram Church and Lodema Casbon

This month marks Hiram Church and Lodema Evaline Casbon’s 132nd wedding anniversary. They were married on 26 February 1890, as recorded in this newspaper article. Clipping from unknown newspaper, author’s collection Hiram, born 14 January 1866 in Boone Township, Porter County, Indiana, was the son of Thomas Hiram ((1830–1912) and Rebecca Jane (Walker, 1830–1898) Church.… Continue reading Wedding Bells—Hiram Church and Lodema Casbon

The Path to Citizenship—Thomas Casbon

I was pleasantly surprised to learn the Wayne County (Ohio) Historical Society had a naturalization certificate for my third great-grandfather, Thomas Casbon. They scanned and sent this image to me. Wayne County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, Declaration of Intention for Thomas Casbon, 10 September 1852; scanned image courtesy of Wayne County Historical Society, 2021… Continue reading The Path to Citizenship—Thomas Casbon

The Casbon Electric Company

I haven’t posted a new blog in quite some time as I have been busy with other genealogy projects. When I learned that the October theme for the Guild of One-Name Studies Blog Challenge would be “Family Business” I decided it was time to write a long overdue post about the Casbon Electric Company of… Continue reading The Casbon Electric Company

The Death of George Washington Casbon

One of the features of the Ancestry website is called “Hints®.” These are digital records or other Ancestry family trees that may contain people in your own family tree. You must have a family tree on Ancestry in order to view hints. There are two ways to access them: either by clicking on the green… Continue reading The Death of George Washington Casbon