Provenance: The Ohio Historical Society acquired the McCausland
Family Papers prior to 1953. The preliminary inventory was com-pleted
in February 1980.
Property rights: The Ohio Historical Society holds the property
rights to this collection.
Copyrights: Copyrights have not been dedicated to the public.
Consideration of the requiremzs of copyright is the responsi-bility
of the author and publisher.
Access: This collection is open under the rules and regulations
of the Ohio Historical Society.
Citation: Researchers are requested to cite collection name,
collection number and the Ohio Historical Society in all footnote
and bibliographic references,
Transfer: Seven photographs, eight broadsides and several pamph-lets
were transferred to the Audiovisual Department in February
Biographical sketch: Thomas T. McCausland was born in 1793 in
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and purchased land in Delaware
County, Ohio, in 1854. He died in 1858 and was buried in Amanda,
Ohio. Thomas H. B. McCausland, son of Thomas T, McCausland, was
born in 1840 in Fairfield County, Ohio. He served with Company
K, 85th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The McCausland family
had interests in stock breeding and owned a stable in Amanda, Ohio.
Scope and content: The McCausland family papers date from 1833
to 1938 and occupy one- quarter cubic foot. The papers are arranged
alphabetically by type of document and then chronologically and
consist of correspondence, genealogical notes, a ledger, and legal
and miscellaneous documents.
The correspondence covers the years 1834 to 1938 and is comprised
of letters between family members and friends. The bulk of the
1834 to 1859 correspondence consists of letters from J. ( James?)
H. McCauslar~ d to brother Thomas T. McCausland pertaining to family
matters. A letter from John Rocky to Thomas McCausland refers to
a mutual friend's support of General Joseph Smith of Nauvoo,
Illinois, as a presidential candidate ( April 27, 1844) . The corre-spondence
dated 1860 to 1901 contains several letters from Thomas
H. B. McCausland to relatives regarding his military activities.
A letter to T, H. B. McCausland from Lt. Col, E. P. Jackson
discusses recruiting and military assignments of the 58th Regiment,
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, The correspondence dated 1930 to 1938,
and the genealogical notes ( folder 4) pertain to Bess McCausland's
efforts to trace the family genealogy.
McCausland Family Papers
1/ 4 cubic foot
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