McCASLIN, John Alexander

Date of Birth:  25 Sep 1825
Date of Death: 17 Aug 1902

Source: Unknown newspaper
Repository: Obituary files, Johnson County Museum of History

Death of John McCaslin at
His Home West of Franklin

John McCaslin, a well known and prominent farmer, died at his home two and one-half miles west of Franklin Sunday morning about 1:30 o’clock.

Death was due to the effects of a stroke of paralysis from which on account of his advanced age he was unable to recover.

Mr. McCaslin, born September 25, 1825, and was a native of Scott county, his father Alexander McCaslin, removing to this county in 1829. He spent his early youth on his father’s farm attending school in Franklin when opportunity afforded him the chance.

He began farming for himself in 1848 and removed in 1864 to the farm on which he had since resided.

In 1851 he was married to Miss M. J. Alexander, a sister of Robert Alexander of this city. To them were born five children, George A., Newton, John A., Edgar and Martha Belle McCaslin. Mrs. McCaslin died only a few years ago.

Mr. McCaslin was a progressive farmer and a raiser of fancy stock. He was instrumental in the county fair, being for a number of years superintendent of the cattle department. He was also one of the directors. He was a member of the Hopewell Presbyterian church. He was of a quiet and retiring disposition and was held in high esteem by his large circle of acquaintances on account of the high quality of his character.

The funeral was held Tuesday morning [19 Aug 1902] at 10 o’clock at the late residence on the Hopewell road, services conducted by Rev. A. R. Woodson of the Hopewell church.

Submitted by Lois Johnson