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CASSINGHAMS in America

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Thomas Cassingham (Sr.)
James Cassingham
James Wesley Cassingham

James Wesley Cassingham was born 16 Jun 1840 in Frazeysburg, Muskingum, Ohio. He is the son of James Cassingham and Martha Oden. He died 8 May 1921 at the age of 80 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois and is buried in the La Harpe Cemetery.

  • On 4 Feb 1866, he married (1) Elizabeth Bagley Bryan in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Elizabeth was born 22 Mar 1839 in Crawford County, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of Jacob Bryan and Mary Bagley. She died 21 Oct 1886 at the age of 47 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois and is buried in La Harpe Cemetery.
  • On 1 Oct 1889 or 2 Oct 1887, one to three years after Elizabeth’s death, James married (2) Mary Adele Vincent in Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa. She is the daughter of Samuel C. Vincent and Mary J. Andrews. At the time of the wedding, Mary was the widow of Cowden M. Bryan, brother of James' first wife, Elizabeth. Thus James second wife was his former sister-in-law. Mary was born 24 Apr 1845 in La&nbspHarpe, Hancock, Illinois. She died in Galesburg, Knox, Illinois.

Children of James Wesley Cassingham and Elizabeth Bagley Bryan:

  1. John Arthur Cassingham was born 18 Dec 1866 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  2. Martha Cassingham was born 10 Nov 1868 in Hancock County, Illinois.
  3. Charles Cowden Cassingham was born 25 Oct 1870 in Hancock County, Illinois.
  4. Mary Dell Cassingham was born 22 Mar 1872 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  5. Rose Cassingham was born 2 Aug 1876 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.
  6. Lora C. Cassingham was born 16 Sep 1879 in La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois.

Notes

James' second wife, Mary, was the widow of Cowden Bryan, brother of James' first wife, Elizabeth.

The 1900 Census (La Harpe, Hancock, IL. p.2) shows James and Mary as having been married for 10 years. This would seem to corroborate the 1889 date for their marriage.

Elizabeth: More information about the Bryan family can be obtained from the biographies of Elizabeth's father, Jacob, and brother, Smith.

Mary: See also the Biographical Sketch of Mary's father, Samuel Vincent.

Click here for more biographies of Hancock County residents.

Sources

All Births from James' Biographical Sketch.

James: Marriage to Elizabeth from the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763 - 1900.

Census Listings

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

  • James: 1850 Census. Jackson, Muskingum, Ohio. Page 335.
  • Elizabeth: 1850 Census. Hancock County, Illinois. Page 430.
  • Mary Vincent: 1850 Census. Hancock County, Illinois. Page 424.
  • Elizabeth: 1860 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 735.
  • Mary Vincent: 1860 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 731.
  • Mary Vincent: 1870 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 14.
  • Mary Vincent: 1880 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 1.
  • 1880 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 31.
  • 1900 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 2.
  • 1910 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 1.
  • 1920 Census. La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois. Page 10.

 


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Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.