McCaslin, David Wason

Date of Birth:  11 Sep 1797
Date of Death: 1 Nov 1873

Source: The Jeffersonian, 6 Nov. 1873

David McCaslin

Died at his residence one and a half miles west of the city on the Franklin and Trafalgar gravel road on Saturday morning last, November 1st, aged seventy-six years, one month and eleven days.

Mr. McCaslin was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, September 11th, 1797. His father lived on Thompson Creek, Mercer County, and died there leaving a widow and six children, David being the second child in the family and only nine years of age at the time of this father’s death. The family moved from Mercer County to the southern part of Indiana near Hanover, in 1816 and in the year 1822, David married Miss Pollie Sellers of Scott County, Indiana.

In the month of September, 1827, he came to the then wilds of Johnson County, and entered the farm on which he lived up to the time of his death. He at first entered an eighty acre tract of land, but in the course of time he purchased adjoining lands until he had in one body 320 acres of good farming land, and by hard work and good management accumulated an abundance of this worlds goods, but was always counted an honest and upright man and was highly respected by all his neighbors.

He united with the Presbyterian Church in Scott County and on coming to Johnson County united with the Church here in Franklin and at the time of his death had been a member of the Presbyterian Church for over fifty years.

His funeral was preached at his last residence on last Sunday afternoon at 2 1/2 o’clock by Rev. S. E. Wishard, after which his remains were brought to the Franklin Cemetery and placed in their final resting place.

Thus one by one are the settlers of Johnson County passing away.

Transcribed by Lois Johnson