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

On the Wing

Let’s have some fun today! This is a quiz for all my relatives with Porter County, Indiana roots. When you’re finished, leave a comment at the end and let me know how you did. I hope others will enjoy as well. In 1956, the book This is Porter County, by John Drury, was published by… Continue reading On the Wing

The Amos Casbon Farm, Boone Grove, Indiana

During my Indiana visit, my cousin (third, twice removed) Ron Casbon toured me around the parts of Porter County most closely associated with the descendants of Amos James Casbon (1869–1956). Amos was the only one of James Casbon's (~1813–1884) sons who came with him to America. As such, he is the patriarch of what is… Continue reading The Amos Casbon Farm, Boone Grove, Indiana