Phoebe McCausland

4 November 1816–
Windsor, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Phoebe

When Phoebe McCausland was born on 4 November 1816, in Windsor, Kennebec, Maine, United States, her father, Benjamin McCausland, was 21 and her mother, Temperance Glidden, was 25. She married Thomas McCausland or McCauslin on 21 December 1834, in Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Detroit, Somerset, Maine, United States for about 20 years.

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Family Time Line

Thomas McCausland or McCauslin
Phoebe McCausland
Marriage: 21 December 1834
Sarah Jane McCausland
Celia McCausland or McCauslin
John Warren Mcausland
William T. McCausland or McCauslin
Franklin McCausland or McCauslin
Cornelia McCausland
Maria E McCausland
Anna McCausland
Ann McCausland

Spouse and Children

    Thomas McCausland or McCauslin



21 December 1834
Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine, United States



    Celia McCausland or McCauslin


    John Warren Mcausland


    William T. McCausland or McCauslin


    Franklin McCausland or McCauslin


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

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. 

Age 4

Maine is the 23rd state.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

Age 35

"In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for ""medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes"". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated ""purchaser"", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level."

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: probably a variant of MacAuslan, which according to Black is an Anglicization of Mac Ausaláin ‘son of Absolom’, from the name of an early 13th-century cleric. However, there may rather be an underlying Gaelic personal name, possibly Caisealán, meaning ‘little one of the castle’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Phoebe McCauslin in household of John W McCauslin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Pheba Mc Auslin in household of Thomas Mc Auslin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Phebe Mccansland in household of Thomas Mccansland, "United States Census, 1850"

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