Martin Casner  

and

Louisa Jane Medford

Our branch of the Casner family descends from Isaac's marriage to Esther Delaney and through their son Martin Casner who married Louisa Jane Medford.


Descendants of Martin Casner

Generation No. 1

1. MARTIN CASNER (ISAAC, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 11 May 1815 in AL, and died 13 Jul 1875 in Ballena, CA. He married LOUISA JANE MEDFORD 03 Dec 1834 in Morgan Co., AL, daughter of JONATHAN MEDFORD and SARAH RANEY. She was born 29 Mar 1815 in AL, and died 1903 in Ballena, CA.
Notes for MARTIN CASNER:
Numerous census records on Martin Casner state he was born in Alabama. He is listed with his father in Tennessee in 1817, the family moved to Alabama and then to Texas. He raised cattle and operated a sawmill and gristmill on another of his properties.He was a Captain in the Cavalry Co., Blanco Co., 31st Brigade, Texas State Troops when it was organized in October 1863, with a rank and file of 39 men.In May of 1868 he left West Texas by covered wagon for California with his wife, and 3 of his younger children, the families of his son Martin Vanburin Casner and family of 3, son-in-law Cal Putman's family of 3, and the William Littlepage family of five (Martin's wife was Mary Jane Littlepage). They arrived at the Warner Ranch outside of Julian, California, Christmas Day 1868. Martin later purchased 160acres in the Ballena Valley where he lived until his death.

More About MARTIN CASNER:Burial: Ballena, CA

More About LOUISA JANE MEDFORD:Burial: Ballena, CA

Children of MARTIN CASNER and LOUISA MEDFORD are:
i. THOMAS J. CASNER, b. 09 Oct 1836; d. Abt. 1836, AL.
2. ii. SARAH MARGARETTE CASNER, b. 13 Sep 1837, Morgan Co., AL; d. 10 Oct 1926, Santee, CA.
3. iii. TELITHA CUMAR CASNER, b. 29 Jan 1839, AL; d. Gatersville, TX.
4. iv. FRANCIS MARION CASNER, b. 01 Oct 1842, Travis, TX; d. Santa Paula, CA.
5. v. MARTIN CASNER, b. 01 Oct 1842, Travis, Texas; d. 24 Mar 1923, Fillmore, California.
6. vi. LOUISA JANE CASNER, b. 20 Sep 1845, Tx; d. 18 Feb 1906, Julian, CA.
7. vii. THOMAS JEFFERSON CASNER, b. 15 Oct 1847, Comache Co., TX; d. 07 Jan 1931, Selma, CA.
8. viii. MARTHA ELLEN CASNER, b. 15 Sep 1850, Tx; d. 22 Apr 1929, Los Angeles, CA.
9. ix. EMILEY ELIZABETH CASNER, b. 30 Aug 1852, Tx; d. 24 Feb 1943, Tulare, CA.
x. ISAAC NEWTON CASNER, b. 07 Mar 1857, Travis Co., TX; d. 16 Apr 1936, San Marcos, CA.

More About ISAAC NEWTON CASNER:
Burial: Escondido Cemetery, San Diego Co., CA

Generation No. 2

2. SARAH MARGARETTE CASNER (MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 13 Sep 1837 in Morgan Co., AL, and died 10 Oct 1926 in Santee, CA. She married (1) ABRAHAM HATFIELD 07 Dec 1876 in Julian, CA. He was born 1839 in AL, and died 13 May 1922 in San Bernardino, CA.

More About SARAH MARGARETTE CASNER: Burial: Ballena, CA

More About ABRAHAM HATFIELD: Burial: Ramona, CA

Children of SARAH CASNER and ABRAHAM HATFIELD are:
i. CHARLES HATFIELD.
ii. ADA M. HATFIELD, b. Abt. 1878.

3. TELITHA CUMAR CASNER (MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 29 Jan 1839 in AL, and died in Gatersville, TX. She married (1) JOHN WASHINGTON PUTMAN. He was born 02 Aug 1837 in Randolph Co., AL, and died Aft. 1900 in Tx.

Children of TELITHA CASNER and JOHN PUTMAN are:
i. LAURA JENNY5 PUTMAN, b. Abt. 1860.
ii. SILAS B. PUTMAN, b. Abt. 1862.
iii. MADISON DANIEL CLYDE PUTMAN, b. Abt. 1863.
iv. NELLY OLIVIA PUTMAN, b. Abt. 1865.
v. SARAH JOANNA PUTMAN, b. 06 Jun 1867.
vi. WILLIAM N. PUTMAN, b. Abt. 1869.
vii. MINNIE LOUVINA PUTMAN, b. 03 Aug 1870.
viii. QUNNIE CUMI PUTMAN, b. 26 May 1874.
ix. EDWARD HUGH PUTMAN, b. 14 Feb 1875; d. 01 Dec 1906, Del Rio, TX.
 

4. FRANCIS MARION CASNER (MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 01 Oct 1842 in Travis, TX, and died in Santa Paula, CA. He married MARY SMITH 1871 in Sacramento, CA. She was born 1841 in LA.

Children of FRANCIS CASNER and MARY SMITH are:
i. F A M CASNER, b. 1872, Sacramento, CA.
ii. FRANCIS MARION CASNER, b. Sep 1874, CA.
iii. EZRA F. CASNER, b. 1876, CA.

5. MARTIN CASNER (MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 01 Oct 1842 in Travis, Texas, and died 24 Mar 1923 in Fillmore, California. He married (1) MARY JANE LITTLEPAGE 17 Aug 1865 in Round Mt., Texas, daughter of WILLIAM LITTLEPAGE and MARY WOODS ( photos right). She was born 25 Jan 1844 in Sinnlo, Missouri, and died 19 Dec 1923 in Inglewood, California.

More About MARTIN CASNER:Burial: Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, California

More About MARY JANE LITTLEPAGE:Burial: Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, California

Children of MARTIN CASNER and MARY LITTLEPAGE are:
i. ALLIE B. CASNER, b. 29 Aug 1866, Blanco Co., Texas; d. 28 May 1949, Los Angeles, California; m. OSCAR CAROTHERS, 11 Sep 1904, Santa Paula, California; b. 1869.
ii. MARION V. CASNER, b. 17 Jun 1869, Ballena, California; d. 1873, Ballena, California.
iii. WILLIAM DANIEL CASNER, b. 06 Aug 1871, Ballena, California; d. 09 Sep 1962, Brea, California; m. (1) MATILDA BERGMAN, San Diego, CA; b. 1877, 02 Oct 1898, Ballena, California.
iv. LAZARUS PETER CASNER, b. 13 May 1873, Ballena, California; d. 16 Jul 1944, Ventura, California; m. EDITH CLEVENGER, 06 Sep 1898, Ballena, California; b. 1881.More About LAZARUS PETER CASNER:Burial: Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, California
v. EFFIE JANE CASNER, b. 23 Dec 1876, Ballena, California; m. HARRY HILL, 05 Jun 1905.
vi. VICTOR ANDREW CASNER, b. 01 Jan 1879, Ballena, California; d. 05 Jul 1969, Santa Paula, California; m. OCEANIA THOMPSON, 08 Aug 1908, Santa Paula, California; b. 1880. More About VICTOR ANDREW CASNER: Burial: Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, California
vii. SUSIE VIDA CASNER, b. 14 Nov 1880, Ballena, California; d. 27 Jan 1961, La Habra, California; m. JOHN QUINCY, 04 Jun 1903, Santa Paula, California.
viii. JESSIE CLAY CASNER, b. Feb 1881, Ballena, California; d. 04 Apr 1887, Julian, California.
ix. AMY ANN CASNER, b. 14 Nov 1881, Ballena, California; m. CHARLES SHRODER, Oct 1903, Santa Paula, California; b. 1879.
x. EMMA GRACE CASNER, b. 05 Jan 1884, Ballena, California; m. JESSE HILL, 15 Feb 1914, Santa Paula, California; b. 1880.
xi. LILLIE FRANCIS CASNER, b. 22 Jan 1888, Ballena, California; d. 07 Oct 1961, Glendale, California; m. HARRY FERRIS, 18 Jun 1911, Santa Paula, California; b. 1888.

6. LOUISA JANE CASNER (MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 20 Sep 1845 in Tx, and died 18 Feb 1906 in Julian, CA. She married (2) MADISON DEKALB PUTMAN Abt. 1866 in Llano Co., TX. He was born 15 Dec 1841 in AL, and died 03 Feb 1915 in Escondido, CA.

Littlepage house Ballena, CA ---->

Children of LOUISA CASNER and MADISON PUTMAN are:
i. CALIFORNIA CORDELIA PUTMAN, b. 25 Jul 1867, San Diego, CA; d. 15 Aug 1951, San Diego, CA.
ii. JOHN EDwARD PUTMAN, b. 09 Jun 1869, San Diego, CA.
iii. MARTIN MADISON PUTMAN, b. 25 May 1872, San Diego, CA.
iv. JAMES R PUTMAN, b. 06 Mar 1874, San Diego, CA.
v. DAVID FRANKLIN PUTMAN, b. 06 Jan 1876, San Diego, CA.
vi. UNAMED PUTMAN, b. Aug 1880, San Diego, CA.
vii. HARVEY DECALB PUTMAN, b. 12 Apr 1886, San Diego, CA.

7. THOMAS JEFFERSON4 CASNER (MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 15 Oct 1847 in Comache Co., TX, and died 07 Jan 1931 in Selma, CA. He married (1) TEXANNA LESTER 21 Aug 1870 in Julian, CA. She was born 05 Oct 1855 in Tx, and died 16 Apr 1914 in Santa Paula, CA. He married (2) MARY E QUINTRELL Aft. May 1914. She was born Abt. 1866.
Story told by TJ about coming to California
Notes for THOMAS JEFFERSON CASNER:More About THOMAS JEFFERSON CASNER: Burial: Santa Paula, CA

More About TEXANNA LESTER:Burial: Santa Paula, CA

Children of THOMAS CASNER and TEXANNA LESTER are:
i. MARY JANE CASNER, b. 13 Sep 1871, Santa Paula, CA; d. Abt. 1871, Santa Paula, CA.
ii. ASA C. CASNER, b. 18 Jun 1872, CA; d. 23 Nov 1943, San Francisco, CA; m. 18 May 1892, Santa Paula, CA; m. 25 Jul 1897.
More About ASA C. CASNER:Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Selma, CA
iii. RUFANIA CASNER, b. 23 Nov 1873, Santa Paula, CA; m. 1916.
iv. AMANDA ELLENA CASNER, b. 29 Apr 1875, Santa Paula, CA; d. 03 Aug 1877, Santa Paula, CA.
v. JOHN AARON CASNER, b. 10 Nov 1876, Santa Paula, CA; d. 18 Nov 1942, Fillmore, CA; m. 10 Apr 1920, Los Angeles, CA.
More About JOHN AARON CASNER:Burial: Bardsdale Cemetery, Fillmore, CA
vi. EMMA ATLANTA CASNER, b. 29 Dec 1877, Santa Paula, CA; d. 08 Sep 1959; m. 15 Jul 1908, Ventura, California.
vii. CYRENIUS CASNER, b. 04 Aug 1878, Santa Paula, CA; d. 10 Oct 1938, Downey, CA; m. 06 Jun 1900, Bardsdale, CA; m. 15 Aug 1915, San Diego, CA.
viii. LETTITA MAY CASNER, b. 06 Jan 1881, Santa Paula, CA; d. 20 Apr 1941, Los Angeles Co., CA.
ix. ROBERT LEE CASNER, b. 24 Sep 1883, Santa Paula, CA; d. 24 Sep 1959, Los Angeles, CA; m. 03 Mar 1904, Monrovia, CA; m. 01 May 1908.
x. NANCY AFRA CASNER, b. 16 Nov 1887, Santa Paula, CA; d. 20 Nov 1985, San Luis Obispo, CA; m. 11 Jan 1909, Ventura, California.
xi. MARTIN CALVIN CASNER, b. 20 Feb 1890, Santa Paula, CA; d. 23 Sep 1893, Santa Paula, CA.
 

8. MARTHA ELLEN CASNER (MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 15 Sep 1850 in Tx, and died 22 Apr 1929 in Los Angeles, CA. She married WILLIAM SHIPP 1867 in Tx, son of EWELL SHIPP and CAROLINE DICKERSON. He was born 22 Nov 1842 in Tx, and died 06 Apr 1932 in Tx.

Children of MARTHA CASNER and WILLIAM SHIPP are:
i. CLARA SHIPP.
ii. ADA SHIPP.
iii. CHARLIE SHIPP.
iv. EDD SHIPP.
v. MARION SHIPP.
vi. ALICE SHIPP.

vii. MAY E. SHIPP, b. 1883, Willow City, Texas; d. 1916, IL.


9. EMILEY ELIZABETH4 CASNER (MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 30 Aug 1852 in Tx, and died 24 Feb 1943 in Tulare, CA. She married (1) JOHN CURLEE 02 Nov 1869 in Ballena, CA. He was born 04 Nov 1847 in Tubre Co., TN, and died 27 Jan 1917.

Children of EMILEY CASNER and JOHN CURLEE are:
i. DAUGHTER CURLEE.
ii. MARTIN E CURLEE, b. 24 Feb 1872; d. 12 Dec 1950, Orange Co., CA.
iii. ALBERT J CURLEE, b. 18 Jun 1885, CA; d. 10 Jan 1973, Tulare, CA.


Generation No. 3

10. MAY E. SHIPP (MARTHA ELLEN4 CASNER, MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 1883 in Willow City, Texas, and died 1916 in IL. She married (1) WILLIAM OTIS MUNSELLE 25 Nov 1903 in Willow City, Texas, son of JOHN MUNSELL and LUSETTA HOLLIDAY. He was born 15 Oct 1879 in Mt. Vernon, IL, and died 12 Mar 1958 in Dixon, IL.

Children of MAY SHIPP and WILLIAM MUNSELLE are:
i. RAY MUNSELLE, b. 01 Dec 1904, Richland Springs, SanSaba County, Texas.
ii. EVERETT MUNSELLE, b. 18 Aug 1906, Bluford, IL; d. 27 Sep 1906, Jefferson Co., IL. More About EVERETT MUNSELLE: Burial: Sep 1906, Mt Zion Cemetery Jefferson Co., IL
iii. CORA MAY MUNSELLE, b. 29 Jun 1909, Richland Springs, Texas; d. 28 Dec 1982, Elkhart, IND.
iv. CLYDE MUNSELLE, b. 1912.

Generation No. 4

11. RAY MUNSELLE (MAY E.5 SHIPP, MARTHA ELLEN4 CASNER, MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 01 Dec 1904 in Richland Springs, San Saba County, Texas. He married (1) HAZEL DONOHO, daughter of LEE DONOHO and KNIGHT. She was born 06 Oct 1908 in Jefferson Co., IL.

Child of RAY MUNSELLE and HAZEL DONOHO is:
i. LOIS MUNSELLE, b. 20 Sep 1928, Dixon, IL.


12. CORA MAY MUNSELLE (MAY E. SHIPP, MARTHA ELLEN4 CASNER, MARTIN3, ISAAC2, CASNER1 JACOB) was born 29 Jun 1909 in Richland Springs, Texas, and died 28 Dec 1982 in Elkhart, IND. She married WILLIAM HENRY CUNNINGHAM 22 Oct 1927 in Dixon, IL, son of WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM and LENA STEEN.. He was born 19 Feb 1907 in Tama, IA, and died 11 Feb 1975 in West Frankfort, IL.


Child of WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM and Cora May Munselle is:
i. RONALD CUNNINGHAM, b. 01 Jan 1929, Dixon, IL; d. Albuquerque, NM; m. RITA FAYE DONWEN, 25 Jun 1954, San Diego, CA; b. 10 Oct 1928, Jackson, MN.


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Numerous census records on Martin Casner state that he was born in Alabama but on the San Diego County Register of Voters it lists Tennessee. His father was listed on a Register of Voters in Kingston, Tennessee on August 15, 1815. Martin traveled to Alabama and then to Texas. He raised cattle and operated a sawmill and gristmill on another of his properties.
He was a Captain in the Cavalry Co., Blanco Co., 31st Brigade, Texas State Troops when it was organized in October 1863, with a rank and file of 39 men.
In May of 1868 he left West Texas by
covered wagon for California with his wife, and 3 of his younger children, the families of his son Martin Vanburin Casner and family of 3, son-in-law Cal Putman's family of 3, and the William Littlepage family of five (Martin's wife was Mary Jane Littlepage). They arrived at the Warner Ranch outside of Julian, California, Christmas Day 1868. Martin later purchased 160 acres in the Ballena Valley where he lived until his death.

*The above photo could very possible be of Martin Casner's grist mill remnant left in Walnut Creek creek bed in Blanco Co TX. If this is not the remnant of his mill it would look very much like this does today.

 

This is a copy of a photo of the Ballena,  CA property purchased by Martin Casner

Pioneer Poem written about Martin Casner's family by Harry H. Ferris [provided by Sue Simmons]

Medford Family

Martin Casner's  will June 4 1875.

Louisa Jane Medford Casner's  will February 12, 1877.

Casner Bible #1

Casner Bible #2

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