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

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

Anna’s Cookbook

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

Jesse Casbon vs. Hiram Church

This startling article appeared in the 30 June 1909 Porter County (Indiana) Vidette: Porter County (Indiana) Vidette,, 30 Jun 1909, p. 1; microfilm image, Porter County Public Library (Click on image to enlarge)                                            … Continue reading Jesse Casbon vs. Hiram Church

Jesse Casbon in the News

Of Thomas Casbon’s (1803–1888) three sons, I know the least about Jesse. He was born at Meldreth, or possibly Melbourn, Cambridgeshire, in 1843.[1] He came to the United States (via Quebec) aboard the ship Parkfield in 1846. Jesse served in Company D, 148th Ohio Regiment, during the American Civil War and afterwards joined his family… Continue reading Jesse Casbon in the News

Rural Routes in Porter County, Indiana

Have you ever seen a postcard or letter addressed like this? Postcard from Kate (Marquart) Casbon to her younger sister Mary Jane "Dot" (Marquart) Dye, May 1913; the postcard mentions Kate’s three sons, Leslie, Lynnet, and Loring, and two of Kate and Mary Jane’s brothers, George and Ed; author’s collection (Click on image to enlarge)… Continue reading Rural Routes in Porter County, Indiana

Alice Hannah Casbon (1871–1950)

Alice Hannah Casbon was the last child born to James (~1813–1884) and Mary (Jackson, ~1833–187_?) Casbon. There is a family tradition that Alice was born at sea while the family was making the crossing from Liverpool to New York aboard the ship Great Western. Although there is no evidence to support the claim, it is… Continue reading Alice Hannah Casbon (1871–1950)