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Connecting Matthew to William, Henry
Posted by: john adams (ID *****7435) Date: November 19, 2005 at 15:28:27
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Matthew McCaslin was born about 1764 in Lincoln County, North Carolina, where he died about the year 1817. He married Lydia, born about 1775. Based on the similarity of names I think it is possible that Matthew, born in 1764 in Lincoln County NC is the father of Henry and possibly William. Here is the logic behind my informed assumption. Matthew McCaslin had four children, named Mary, Mathew, Nancy, and Margaret. Circumstantial evidence, in the form of recurring family names unites these two families. One piece of evidence comes in the form of the middle name, Logan. There are three uses: Williamís son, William Logan, Mary McCaslinís son John Logan, and Matthew McCaslin daughter Ivy Logan. This similarity is too striking to dismiss. Equally impressive, however, is the fact that Henry, William, and Mary McCaslin all gave their daughters the same first and middle name: Mary Elizabeth and all had a Elizabeth and a Margaret.
The table below exhibits this relationship in a visual manner. The names in the vertical column denote the names of various children. The names in the horizontal rows denote the sons and daughters of Matthew McCaslin. Henry and William are listed with a question mark, which indicates the ambiguity of the relationship. The Xís indicate a case where a son or daughter of Matthew McCaslin or Henry and William had in turn given one of their children a family name, designated by the vertical column. Are Henry and William siblings of Mary, Matthew, Nancy, and Margaret?

Horizontal = children of Matthew b. abt 1764 in NC, includes proposed Henry and William
Vertical = grandchildren of Matthew b. abt 1764 in NC

Recurring family names       Mary        Mathew       Nancy       Margaret       Henry?

Margaret       X       X        X       X       X       X

William       X       X                     William Logan       X
John       John Logan                     X       X       X
Martha       X                     X              

Henry       X               X       X              

Mathew                      X                     Mathew L.
Rachel                      X              X       

Amanda                      X              X       

Mary       Mary Elizabeth       X        X       X       Mary Elizabeth       Mary Elizabeth
Sarah                            X       X       

Ivy       Ivy Logan                                   
Nancy                      X       X       X       

James Henry                                   X       X

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