William McCaskey Genealogy

Record modified: 2018-07-28
This is my ancestor 6 generations back.

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Born: about 1808-00-00 Ohio USA
Died: 1885-00-00 Rigdon, Grant Co, Indiana USA
1. 1834-11-27 Lucinda Jane Salyers

Children of William McCaskey and Lucinda Salyers:
*Jeremiah (Jerry) McCaskey b. 1835-08-30
John Henry McCaskey b. 1836-11-00
William Francis McCaskey b. 1837-00-00
James Hurlburt McCaskey b. 1839-00-00
Robert Harrison McCaskey b. 1842-00-00
Elizabeth Catherine McCaskey b. 1844-00-00
Harvey Martin McCaskey b. 1849-01-19


married in Ripley County IN

moved to Green township, Grant Co IN in 1862

1810 census has only 5 McCaskeys:
NC Martin Co p446: Eli McCaskey 20010 10100
PA Allegheny Co, Ptitsburgh p215: Hugh McCaskey 00100 20100
PA Cumberland Co, Shippensburg p96: John McCaskey 02010 20010
PA Philadelphia, New Market Ward p659: Patrick McCaskey 20010 10100
PA Washington Co, Buffalo p61: John McCaskey 03101 30110

OH counties are lost except for Washington.

1820 census has 16:
MD Harford Co p10: David McCaskey 010001 32001
MD Harford Co p22: Mary McCaskey 000001 00010
MI Oakland Co p14: W McCaskey 02001 02010
OH Belmont Co, Wheeling p292: John McCasky 000301 02101
OH Belmont Co, Wheeling p293: Hugh McCasky 000010 10010
OH Coshocton Co, Mill Creek p28a: George McCaskey 200010 10010
PA Beaver Co, Chippewa p170: James McCaskey 000110 00100
PA Beaver Co, Chippewa p170: Andrew McCaskey 000010 10010
PA Beaver Co, Greene p111: Robert McCaskey 320001 20011
PA Beaver Co, Greene p112: John McCaskey 000100 00100
PA Beaver Co, Greene p112: Daniel McCaskey 220101 20201
PA Beaver Co, Little Beaver p158: William McCaskey 010001 00101
PA Delaware Co, Springfield p13: Patrick McCaskey 201010 00010
PA Philadelphia Co, New Market Ward p257: John McCaskey 111010 00210
PA Philadelphia Co, Upper Delaware Ward p208: Andrew McCaskey 210101 31120
PA Washington Co, Somerset p204: Ritchard McCaskey 000010 01001

Allegheny, Beaver, and Washington Cos are on the west side of PA, Cumberland is south central, and Philadelphia and Delaware are on the east side.
I would say this William is more likely to be from the west side, much closer to IN and not across the Allegheny Mountains. He could then be a son of Robert or Daniel.
This William did name one of his sons Robert, but didn't name one Daniel. He named his first son after his wife's father, and his third son after himself. His second son was John Henry. Was his father John of Philadelphia?

The 1830 census has no McCaskeys in IN. There are several in OH, but only two have a male 20-30:
OH Columbiana Co p335 James McCasky 1 M <5, 2 M 5-10, 2 M 15-20, 2 M 20-30, 1 M 40-50, 1 F <5, 1 F 5-10, 1 F 10-15, 1 F 40-50
OH Jefferson Co p90 Charles McCaskey 2 M 15-20, 2 M 20-30, 1 M 60-70, 1 F 50-60

There are also lots of Caskeys, but that really was a separate family.

Some site I saw early on said his parents were probably George and Margaret McCaskey of Ireland.
That's probably wrong. Their son William married Elizabeth Graham (b 1813) and had a son in 1842.
Why is George not on the 1820 census?
Another source says his parents were John McCaskey born 1790-02-09 PA died 1863-01-23 and Nancy Ann Chambers born 1793-09-xx PA died 1886-09-25; but it says they married in 1817.
That would be the John in Philadelphia. He did have a son between 1810 and 1820.

two McCaskey wills from Beaver Co PA: Matthew (County 4, Volume A, p 109); William (County 4, Volume B, p 167).

shows several McCaskeys, including Capt Edward and Col William, two Johns and a Walter.

1880 census Grant Co IN p487b, Green twp
Harvey McCaskey 31 IN/OH/IN
wife Harriet A 24 IN/OH/IN
son Carl 2 IN/IN/IN
dau Dora 1 IN/IN/IN
father William 72 OH/PA/SC

He is crippled.

1870 census Grant Co IN p90a, Green twp, Stark? post office
Wm McCasky 62 OH
Jane 58 IN
Francis 31 IN
Robert 26 IN
Henry? 20 IN

He is a farmer. His real estate is valued at $1000, and his personal estate at $175. He and his wife can read and write.

1860 census Ripley Co IN p107, Shelby twp, New Marion post office
Wm McCaskey 52 OH
Jane 45 IN
John 20 IN
James H 21 IN
William F 19 IN
Robert H 17 IN
Elizabeth E 14 IN
Harvey M 11 IN

He is a farmer. His real estate is valued at $1000, and his personal estate at $200.

1850 census Ripley Co IN p335, Shelby twp
William M Casky 39 PA
Jane 35 KY
Jeremiah 16 IN
John 14 IN
William 13 IN
Hurlburt 11 IN
Robert 8 IN
Elizabeth 6 IN
Matthew H 4 IN

He is a farmer. His real estate is valued at $500.

1840 census Ripley Co IN p148, twp not given
Wm McCaskey 2 M <5, 1 M 5-10, 1 M 30-40, 1 F 20-30
[William 3, John 4, Jeremiah 6, William 32, Lucinda Jane 25]

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