This is my sixth post in the Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS) blog challenge 2020. The challenge is to post 10 blogs in the first 12 weeks of the year. Amos Casbon is not a new character in my blog. He can be considered the patriarch of what may be the largest branch of Casbons… Continue reading Amos in Iowa?
This is my fifth post in the Guild of One-Name Studies blog challenge 2020. One of my favorite sources of information about the Casbons who left England and eventually settled in Porter County, Indiana, USA, is The (Valparaiso, Indiana) Vidette-Messenger, or The Vidette, for short. For most of the twentieth century The Vidette was the… Continue reading The Deaths of Thomas and Hannah Casbon
This is my fourth post in the Guild of One-Name Studies blog challenge 2020. I have written two previous posts about Margaret—“Maggie”—Casbon (1864–1903), who was born out of wedlock as Margaret Jackson, the daughter of Mary Jackson (abt. 1833–abt. 1875). Mary Jackson married James Casbon (abt. 1813–1884) at Stretham, Cambridgeshire in 1866, when Maggie was… Continue reading More About Maggie
My universe was shaken earlier this week when I learned that Michael “Mike” Casbon had passed away suddenly and without warning on Sunday morning, 17 March. He was fifty-three years young, and lived in Hebron, Porter County, Indiana. I’ve been corresponding with Mike’s father, Ron for a number of years because of our common interest… Continue reading Michael J. Casbon, 1965–2019
“You never get away from that thing in your hometown that it has over you. You don’t outgrow where you come from." – Brian Fallon As a child of a military family, I never had a hometown. We moved every few years to a variety of locations in and out of the United States. The… Continue reading Croydon
Sometimes solutions to problems turn up in unexpected places. That’s what happened when I told my uncle in Indiana that I would be stopping by his place (first time in over 35 years) for a visit during a recent road trip. I let him know I was working on the family history and was eager… Continue reading From England to Indiana, Part 1