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CASSINGHAMS in America

Margaret Adams is one of our Mystery Kin.
Her grandparents (John and Elizabeth Cassingham) seem to have arrived in the U.S. between 1840-1843 in a second migration of Cassinghams. They settled in Coshocton County, Ohio (a county adjacent to Muskingum County where Thomas and his family settled in 1818).
Though we have not yet been able to prove a relationship between the Thomas Cassinghams and the John Cassinghams, we feel certain one exists.
Descent
John Cassingham
Jane (Cassingham) Adams
Margaret Adams

Margaret Adams is the daughter of Jane Cassingham and George Washington Adams. She was born about 1862/1863 in Virginia twp., Coshocton, Ohio. She died 11 Feb 1905 at age 42 in Willow Brook, Virginia twp., Coshocton, Ohio, when an oil lamp she was moving exploded. She was buried on Valentine's Day (her oldest son, Douglas' birthday), 14 Feb 1905 at the Millfork church cemetery, Virginia twp., Coshocton, Ohio.

On 23 Dec 1875, she married Richard P. Wills in Muskingum County, Ohio. He is the son of George Wills and Anna Bell. He was born about 1854 in Pittsylvania, Pennsylvania or Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio. He died 15 Mar 1912 at age 57 in Davis Hollow, Virginia twp., Coshocton, Ohio. He was buried 17 Mar 1912 at the Millfork church cemetery, Virginia twp., Coshocton, Ohio.

Children of Margaret Adams and Richard P. Wills:

  1. Douglas Wills was born on Valentine's Day, 14 Feb 1876 in Muskingum County, Ohio. On 4 Mar 1900, he married Millie Pepper. He died on his parents' wedding anniversary, 23 Dec 1965, at age 89.
  2. Howard Wills was born 5 Mar 1880 in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio. He died about 1947 at about age 67. He is buried at South Lawn Cemetery, Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio.
    • He married (1) Susie Pepper.
    • In 1928, he married (2) Bertha Stuber.
  3. Carl Wills was born 4 Jul 1883 in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio. He married Nora Oden. He died 30 Sep 1949 at age 66 in Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio and is buried at South Lawn Cemetery, Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio.
  4. Estella Wills was born 27 Mar 1885 in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio.
  5. Emma Wills was born on Christmas Day, 25 Dec 1887 in Ohio. She married M. E. Holdsworth. She died 26 Apr 1972 at age 84 in Conesville, Coshocton, Ohio and is buried at South Lawn Cemetery, Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio.
  6. Orville Wills was born 10 Mar 1890 in Ohio. He died on his 78th birthday, 10 Mar 1968 in Coshocton, Coshocton, Ohio. He is buried at Memory Gardens, Coshocton, Ohio.
    • He married (1) Isabel Murphy.
    • He married (2) Rose Jennings.
  7. Corbett Wills was born in Jun 1893 in Ohio.

Sources

Much of the information for this family comes from Carole Cross.

Margaret: Birth from the 1870 census [Virginia, Coshocton, OH., p. 282].
Marriage from the official marriage license.
Death and Burial from her chilling obituary.

Richard: Birth from the 1910 census [Virginia, Coshocton, OH.] which lists his age as 55 and from his obituary, which lists his age at death as 57.
Death and Burial from his obituary.

Douglas: Birth and Death from the Social Security Death Index (SSN 286-03-3380).

Emma: Birth and Death from the Social Security Death Index (SSN 291-42-1063).

Orville: Birth and Death from the Social Security Death Index (SSN 297-01-9261).

Census Listings

The individuals in this family appear in the following census listings.

 


We are actively seeking more information on the individuals listed here (and their descendants). If you have any additional information, photographs or documents to share: please e-mail me.
Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.