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Ford Cassingham was born about 1824 in Muskingum County, Ohio. He is the son of Thomas Cassingham (Sr.) and Phoebe Ford. He may have died 19 Jun 1891 at about age 65 in Missouri.

On 23 Dec 1855, he married Jane Jones in Muskingum County, Ohio. She was born about 1835 in Ohio.

Children of Ford Cassingham and Jane Jones:

  1. Luella Cassingham was born 19 Nov 1856 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  2. Phebe Ellen Cassingham was born 21 Nov 1857 in Illinois. She died sometime before 1870.
  3. Lyman Edward Cassingham was born 17 Jun 1862. Sometime before 1885, he married Kate June Harrison in Howard County, Nebraska.
  4. Bertha Cassingham was born 16 Sep 1863. She died sometime before 1870.
  5. Ulysses S. Cassingham was born 5 Sep 1864.
  6. George Washington Cassingham was born 26 May 1868 in Warrensburg, Johnson, Missouri.
  7. Bessie Aletha Cassingham was born 26 September 1873. She died 16 March 1966 at age 92 in Denver, Denver, Colorado.


Ford: Birth from the 1860 census (La Harpe, Hancock, IL. p. 1008). Death is from the Civil War Pension Index, but the handwritten form is very hard to read with any certainty.

Jane: Birth from the 1860 census (La Harpe, Hancock, IL. p. 1008).

Phebe & Bertha: Deaths deduced from the fact that neither is listed with the family in the 1870 census (La Harpe, Hancock, IL. p. 16).

Census Listings

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

  • Ford (presumed): 1830 Census. Madison, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 343.
  • Ford (presumed): 1840 Census. Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio. Page 353.
  • 1860 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 1008.
  • 1870 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 16.

What's In A Name?

[Part of the fun of genealogy is observing the names people come up with for their children.]

By the 5th and 6th children, Ford had turned to naming his children after important political figures. One has to wonder if Ulysses S. Cassingham found it uncomfortable bearing that name in Missouri.


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.