Silas Casebolt

Brief Life History of Silas

When Silas Casebolt was born on 1 January 1813, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Casebolt Jr, was 26 and his mother, Sabra Estep, was 22. He married Nancy Jane "Jincy" Musick on 15 February 1831, in Pocahontas, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 3 Troublesome, Perry, Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Magisterial District 4, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1880. He died in 1880, in Perry, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 67.

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Silas Casebolt
Nancy Jane "Jincy" Musick
Marriage: 15 February 1831
William Casebolt
Daniel Jesse Casebolt
Annie Casebolt
Polly Casebolt
Thomas Casebolt
Elisha Casebolt
John Casebolt
James Casebolt
Sabra Casebolt
Judy Casebolt

Sources (10)

  • Silas Terry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Silas Casebolt, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Silas Casebolt in entry for Sadia Messer, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1967"

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Casbolt, a descriptive nickname from Middle English casbalde ‘bald-head’. In England, this spelling of the surname, first recorded in the 14th century, has not survived. Compare Casbon and Casburn .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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