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CASSINGHAMS in America

John Peter Cassingham was born 27 Jan 1814 in England. He is the son of Thomas Cassingham (Sr.) and Phoebe Ford. He died 15 Nov 1897 at the age of 83 and is buried at Winfrey Cemetery, Bosworth, Carroll, Missouri.

On 8 Mar 1836, he married Rebecca Robinson in Coshocton County, Ohio. Rebecca was born 18 Feb 1818 in Delaware and died 13 Jul 1882 at the age of 64. She is buried at Winfrey Cemetery, Bosworth, Carroll, Missouri.

Children of John Peter Cassingham and Rebecca Robinson:

  1. Louisa B. Cassingham was born about 18 Dec 1836 in Ohio. She died of scrofulous affection 9 Oct 1853 at the age of 16 in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio. She was buried 10 Oct 1853 at Adams Mills Cemetery, Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio.
  2. Mary E. Cassingham was born 9 Feb 1840 in Ohio. She died of consumption 20 Apr 1854 at the age of 14 in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio. She wis buried 22 Apr 1854 at Adams Mills Cemetery, Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio.
  3. Martha Cassingham was born about 1 Mar 1843 in Ohio. She died of scrofulous consumption 8 Feb 1856 at the age of 12. She was buried 12 Feb 1856 in Adams Mills Cemetery, Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio.
  4. Silas Cassingham was born 2 Apr 1844 in Ohio. He died 4 Apr 1844 at the age of 2 days.
  5. Charles M. Cassingham was born 3 Apr 1846 in Ohio. He died 21 May 1846 at the age of one and a half months.
  6. Oren H. Cassingham was born 3 Apr 1846 in Ohio. He died 15 Feb 1904 or 21 Feb 1905 at the age of 57/58 in Missouri and is buried at Wharton Cemetery, Carroll County, Missouri. On 24 Mar 1866, he married Sarah E. Brooks in Pageville, Meigs, Ohio. Sarah was born between 1846 and 1848 in Ohio. She died in 1920 at about age 73 and is buried at Wharton Cemetery, Carroll County, Missouri.
  7. John Robinson Cassingham (Sr.) was born 7 May 1849 in Dresden, Muskingum, Ohio.
  8. Phoebe Catherine Cassingham was born 25 Sep 1855 in Ohio.

Notes

According to Dick and Eleanor Weiss, Rebecca Robinson is actually Rebecca Bice, the daughter of John Nelson Bice and Mary Robinson. However, Rebecca's marriage record clearly lists her name as Robinson. But her father had re-married sometime before 1831 -- before she married John Cassingham. Is it possible that Rebecca, for whatever reason, was raised by her maternal grandparents and therefore was accustomed to using their last name as her own? If anyone has any thoughts on this I'd love to hear from you.

Sources

John Peter: Marriage from Marriages of Coshocton County Ohio -- 1811-1930 [FHC film # 895285].

Louisa: Birth, Death and Burial from Cemetery Records of Coshocton County, Ohio [FHC film #928174].

Mary: Birth, Death and Burial from Cemetery Records of Coshocton County, Ohio [FHC film #928174].

Oren: Death from the Civil War Pension Index. The handwritten form is hard to read but seems to indicate a death of 21 Feb 1905.

Sarah: Birth from 1870 census (Scipio, Meigs, OH. p. 309).

Census Listings

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

  • John Peter (presumed): 1820 Census. Madison, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 135.
  • John Peter (presumed): 1830 Census. Madison, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 343.
  • 1840 Census. Dresden, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 266.
  • 1850 Census. Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio. Page 107.
  • 1860 Census. Scipio, Meigs, Ohio. Page 182.
  • 1870 Census. Scipio, Meigs, Ohio. Page 340.
  • Oren & Sarah: 1870 Census. Scipio, Meigs, Ohio. Page 309.
  • 1880 Census. Wood, Carroll, Missouri. Page 341.
  • Oren & Sarah: 1880 Census. Wood, Carroll, Missouri. Page 339.

 


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Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.