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

Two New Birth Records; 2022—Year of the Census?

With this post I want to update readers on some recent activities, beginning with two birth records I recently acquired and ending with some exciting census news. Two Births We tend to think of official records of births, marriages, and deaths, i.e., vital records, as something that have always been around. However, that isn't always… Continue reading Two New Birth Records; 2022—Year of the Census?

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

William Caseborne of Littleport and His Descendants, Part 2

My previous post explored the origins of the “Peterborough Casbons,” a line that I’ve traced back to William Caseborne, who died at Littleport, Cambridgeshire in 1699. A chart outlined the first five generations of the family line, beginning with William and his wife Alice. The line of descent from William through the fifth generation is… Continue reading William Caseborne of Littleport and His Descendants, Part 2

Inventors

I recently discovered an interesting database called Espacenet. It is an online service for searching patents and patent applications. According to their website, “Espacenet offers free access to information about inventions and technical developments from 1782 to today.” I typed in “Casbon” to see what would happen. Lo and behold—several patents showed up! So, today’s… Continue reading Inventors

The First Family of James Casbon in England

I have written about James Casbon (~1813–1884) many times, but most of my focus has been on his later years in England, his emigration to the United States, and his children who grew up there. However, he lived most of his life in England and had a large family there by his first wife, Elizabeth… Continue reading The First Family of James Casbon in England

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

The Casbon Family Reunion, October 1901, Valparaiso, Indiana

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

Occupations

The 19th century was a time of tremendous social and economic change in England. The industrial revolution and growth of the railroads created economic growth, new job opportunities, and shifted segments of the population from their traditional rural homelands to the cities. How did this affect our English Casbon ancestors? We can gain some insight… Continue reading Occupations

Herman, Floyd, and Harriet, about 1905

I must start this post with an apology. I’m not sure who sent me the photograph of Herman, Floyd and Harriet Casbon. I believe it was one of my Iowa Casbon cousins. I’m sorry for not giving you proper credit! Left to right: Herman, Harriet, and Floyd Casbon, ca. 1905, probably taken at Valparaiso, Indiana… Continue reading Herman, Floyd, and Harriet, about 1905