Jane, William and Edith, Part 1

I would like to preface this post with these definitions: Genealogy – a study of family ancestors with pertinent data such as birth, marriage and death dates. Family History – an in-depth study of a family lineage with greater emphasis and clarification of each ancestor’s life story.[1] Hopefully my readers will agree that this blog… Continue reading Jane, William and Edith, Part 1

Stepping back: Thomas Casbon, 1743-1799

One thing that most people want to know about in tracing their ancestry is “how far back can I go?.” The best way to do this is to go back one generation at a time, looking for evidence that proves how the two generations are related. Eventually you reach a point where there is not… Continue reading Stepping back: Thomas Casbon, 1743-1799

From England to Indiana, Part 2

This is the second post of several reviewing the handwritten family history of Isaac Casbon and his descendants. Beginning with this post, I plan to go through the document paragraph by paragraph, comparing what it says with other sources. This post looks at the first two paragraphs discussing Isaac Casbon and his four sons. (Click on… Continue reading From England to Indiana, Part 2

What’s in a Name?

Our name wasn’t always Casbon. What I should really say, is that our name wasn’t always spelled ‘C-a-s-b-o-n.’ As you go back into our early family records, the ways our name is spelled varies dramatically. The earliest I’ve traced my ancestors is the marriage of William Casbolde to Margrett Saybrocke in 1577.[1] Here is a sampling… Continue reading What’s in a Name?