Anna Mae (Casbon) (Kitchel) (Fleming) was the second of four daughters born to Jesse and Emily (Price) Casbon. She was born at Porter County, Indiana, 22 December 1876 and died at Orlando, Florida, 16 December 1957. Thanks to Anna’s great-granddaughter, Jan Hoffman, I have some new material to share with my readers. Jan has been… Continue reading Anna’s Cookbook
Casbon family reunion 24 October 1901; author’s collection (Please! Click on image to enlarge and see names) I’ve had this photograph for so long that I don’t remember where or who it came from. I believe I was given a copy sometime in the 1990s when I was just starting my genealogy research. Many of… Continue reading The Casbon Family Reunion, October 1901, Valparaiso, Indiana
(Updated 1 Apr 2020 based on comments made by Carol Cook—see below) Personal letters can occasionally be a good source of genealogical information, but more often, they simply give us insights into the lives of the people who wrote and received them. If nothing else, they can help us to understand the everyday concerns of… Continue reading A Letter from Jesse Casbon
In my previous post I described the enjoyment Emily (Price) Casbon derived from keeping bees and extracting their honey. Today’s post looks at what might have been Emily’s defining characteristic: her Christian faith. Emily was the wife of Jesse Casbon (1843–1934), who with his father Thomas, mother Emma, two brothers and one sister (born after… Continue reading Last Words
It’s often difficult to learn more about our ancestors than the basic facts of their lives: when they were born and died, who they married, where they lived, and who were their children. I’m always happy when I find something that tells me more about what someone did with their life. Such is the case… Continue reading What’s the Buzz?
Here are a few more odds and ends from the treasure trove sent to me by John N Casbon, grandson of Anna (1876–1957) and son of Jesse (1898–1974) and Elizabeth (Ryan, 1906–2000) Casbon. John Newton Kitchel Family, about 1902 The inscription on the photo reads “Dads father/mother” with arrows pointing to John Newton Kitchel and… Continue reading Snapshots: Anna Mae and Jesse Casbon II
As I researched my previous post about Jesse and Steven Casbon, I uncovered additional bits of information about this branch of the family, and I received a welcome flood of new materials from some of Jesse’s descendants. I’ll be writing about some of the new information in this and subsequent posts. Sometimes records can be… Continue reading Anna Mae (Casbon) Fleming – Widow?
Jess and Steve’s excellent adventure began on June 8, 1921, when they signed on as crew members aboard the S.S. Western Comet in Baltimore, Maryland. “J” Casbon on the ship’s manifest is Jesse John Casbon, and “SF” Casbon is his younger brother Steven. Jesse and Steven were close. They were born less than two years… Continue reading Jess & Steve’s Excellent Adventure
The word serendipity means “the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.” I was browsing through various census results the other day, not looking for anything in particular. It was through serendipity that I chanced upon this entry in the 1905 Minnesota state census. At first, I thought this… Continue reading 1905, Red Lake County, Minnesota
Jesse Casbon was the fourth surviving child of Thomas and Emma (Scruby, 1811–1870) Casbon, and the last one born before their departure for America. Jesse was born November 23, 1843 and baptized May 26, 1844 in Meldreth., Jesse would have been less than 3 years old when the family boarded the Parkfield, bound for America,… Continue reading Children of Thomas Casbon (1803–1888): Jesse