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
1810–
Phoebe McCausland
1816–
Marriage: 21 December 1834
Sarah Jane McCausland
1834–1871
Celia McCausland or McCauslin
1837–
John Warren Mcausland
1837–1911
William T. McCausland or McCauslin
1840–1927
Franklin McCausland or McCauslin
1843–1927
Cornelia McCausland
1852–
Maria E McCausland
1854–1927
Anna McCausland
1856–
Ann McCausland
1858–

Spouse and Children

    Thomas McCausland or McCauslin

    Male1810–Male

    Female1816–Female

MARRIAGE
21 December 1834
Pittsfield, Somerset, Maine, United States
children

(9)

    Female1834–1871Female

    Celia McCausland or McCauslin

    Female1837–Female

    John Warren Mcausland

    Male1837–1911Male

    William T. McCausland or McCauslin

    Male1840–1927Male

    Franklin McCausland or McCauslin

    Male1843–1927Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+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. 
1820

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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