Facts and Events
CAHTERINE (KATIE) PATTERSON married PHILANDER CASSMAN, son of SAMUEL CASSMAN and ELIZABETH MORNINGSTAR, on 9 Aug 1835 at Wabash County, Indiana. The Tippecanoe Supplemental Marriage record lists the name of Samuel Cassman's mother as Katie Thomson. A poor transcription could mistake Patterson for Thomson. She and PHILANDER CASSMAN appeared on the census of 1840 at Delaware County, Indiana. She and PHILANDER CASSMAN moved to Tippecanoe County in 1843. They moved by covered wagon and established a home directly north of Lafayette and west of the Indiana State Soldiers home, where the Soldier's cemetery is now located.
Philander died on 20 Mar 1851 at age 35. Catherine died four years later on 25 Jan 1855 at just 39 years old. They left their five children orphans, aged eight to nineteen.
- Oliver Hampton Smith, a lawyer, served in the United States Congress as representative, 1827-1829, and as senator, 1837-1843. ... The Cassmans seem to have felt some gratitude to him. A son born to Philander Cassman in 1840 or 1841 was named Oliver H. S5
- ↑ Gene Cassman. Cassman GED Gene Cassman. (GED File, Downloaded Aug 25, 2001), Secondary quality.
- ↑ Marriage records, Wabash County, Indiana, 1835-1899. (Wabash Carnegie Public Library, Wabash, Indiana, 1980), 1835, Primary quality.
- ↑ Wabash County, Indiana, marriage records, 1835-1854. (Wabash County Historical Museum, Wabash, Indiana, 1967), 1835, Primary quality.
- ↑ 1840 US Federal Population Census: Not Stated, Delaware County, Indiana, 1840, Primary quality.
- Dolores M. Lahrman & Ross S. Johnson. Indiana Magazine of History: A Delaware Indian's Reservation: Samuel Cassman vs. Goldsmith C. Gilbert. (Indiana University Department of History in cooperation with the Indiana Historical Society, http://www.indiana.edu/~imaghist/, June 1975), Secondary quality.
- Philander and Katie had five children. Philander helped build the first wooden bridge across the Wabash at Brown Street, in Lafayette. He died in 1851, two days before his thirty-sixth birthday.s5