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
My last post introduced the Aylesworth family and described the two marriages that tied the Casbon and Aylesworth names together: Sylvester Casbon and Mary Adaline Aylesworth, married in 1860, and Amos Casbon and Carrie Belle Aylesworth, married in 1900. Today I delve more deeply into the history of the Aylesworth family and how their story… Continue reading Digging into the Aylesworth Story
In my last post I presented this news item from the Porter County (Indiana) Vidette of 27 August 1891. I explained how finding this article had been an “aha” moment for me because it proved that Mary (Payne) Casbon and Emma/Rachel (Payne) Slocum were sisters. With this post I want to show how the article… Continue reading William Scruby … or, “Aha,” Continued
I’ve spent a lot of time describing different branches of families with the Casbon surname. For the most part, I’ve tried to work my way forward from the earliest ancestors in a given branch. Today I’m picking up where I’ve left off in my own branch. Mary Adaline, or just “Adaline,” (Aylesworth) Casbon, my second… Continue reading Mary Adaline (Aylesworth) Casbon (1842–1868)
When Thomas Casbon, my third great grandfather, left England in 1846, he was an Agricultural Labourer – a general term that applied to the majority of the population, and meaning someone who worked for wages in various kinds of agricultural settings.  Within half a dozen years of arriving in Ohio he realized the immigrant’s… Continue reading From Labourer to Landowner
This the seventh in a series of posts reviewing a handwritten family history of Isaac Casbon and his son Thomas. I’ve been dividing it into ‘bite-sized’ chunks to keep from overwhelming myself and my readers. This post will cover Emma Scruby’s (wife of Thomas) brother James and his descendents. (Click on image to enlarge) James… Continue reading From England to Indiana, Part 7
In a previous post I asked why Thomas Casbon left Ohio for Indiana. It seems that he was making a good go of things in Ohio. He owned his own farm. He raised his children to adulthood there. We’ll probably never know exactly why he decided to move, but it’s likely there was more than one… Continue reading Why Indiana?
This is the third post in a series discussing the handwritten family history of Isaac Casbon and his descendants. This post focuses on Thomas Casbon’s emigration to the United States with his family. (Click on image to enlarge) Thomas Casbon emigrated to United States in the year of 1865 1846. Although I haven’t been able to… Continue reading From England to Indiana, Part 3