Moses Oliver McCaslan

Male 1809 - 1890  (80 years)


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  • Name Moses Oliver McCaslan 
    Born 7 Dec 1809  Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Feb 1890  Abbeville, Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Old McCaslan Cemetery, McCormick, SC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From S. L. Morris--An Autobiography:

      My grandfather, Moses Oliver McCaslan, was a character, decided in his convictions, outspoken in his opinions, uncompromising in his principles, honest in his dealings and rather intolerant in his manner. Natural[l]y, he made bitter enemies and staunch friends who could be counted on to stand by him to the last ditch. As an illustration, he was such an uncompromising "rebel" he would insult any man and almost lay violent hands on such as even admitted that the Confederacy might by any misadventure fail of its independence. He married Susanna Clark Foster, one of the gentlest, most patient and Christian among women, and very naturally she was scarcely allowed to say her soul was her own. Despite his defects--which were in reality virtues unrestrained by moderation--he was a man of noble character, influenced by the very highest motives, the leading elder in the Presbyterian Church of Hopewell. He was generous to the poor, liberal toward the church, a man of large wealth accumulated by his industrious habits. So frequently was he the leader of men that he was known jocularly throughout the county as "M. O. McCaslan, Foreman of the Jury."
    • Tombstone:

      - father -
      Sacred to the memory
      of
      M. O. McCASLAN
      Born Dec. 7, 1809
      Died Feb. 5, 1890
      60 years an elder in the
      Hopewell Presbyterian Church.
      Well done, good and
      faithful servant.
      Sleep on, father, thy work is done.
      Jesus has come and borne thee
      home.
    Person ID I0103  Hull
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2018 

    Father Robert McCaslan,   b. 17 Mar 1767, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1849, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Margaret Link,   b. 1782 or 1783, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1847  (Age 64 years) 
    Family ID F043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Clark Foster,   b. 17 Jun 1810,   d. 21 Mar 1890  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1830 
    Children 
     1. Anne Elizabeth McCaslan,   b. 17 Dec 1831, Abbeville Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1922, Mt. Airy, Habersham Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Frances McCaslan,   b. 1833,   d. 30 Mar 1858  (Age 25 years)
     3. Margaret McCaslan
     4. Robert Foster McCaslan,   b. 1836,   d. 1907  (Age 71 years)
     5. Mary Jane McCaslan,   b. 1838,   d. 1863  (Age 25 years)
     6. Agnes Susan McCaslan,   b. 17 Apr 1840,   d. 19 Apr 1861  (Age 21 years)
     7. Martha Clark McCaslan,   b. 1842,   d. 1920  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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