My ggg grandparents John McCaslin and Rebecca Stroud were married in Burke Co, NC Dec 11, 1824. They were on the 1830 Burke Co, census. I could not find them again until 1860 and 1870 when I found them in the Van Buren Co, AR census. Their daughter and my gg grandmother Margaret E McCaslin married William A Martin and they are located on the 1860 Van Buren Co census living in close proximity to the McCaslins. William A and Margaret McCaslin Martin's son (My g grandfather) Albert Martin and a sister of my Albert's who married a Hardin moved to Stockdale, Wilson Co, TX in the mid 1880's. The Matthew Stroud family and the John N Akin family had moved to the same area around 1875 judging by census records.
It seems that many Burke Co families migrated to Van Buren Co, AR and also to parts of southern MO in the 1840's. Doubtless many were related and many were neighbors. John N Akin was still alive on the 1920 Stockdale census. He was living with his daughter and son in law the Ballards. They are located on the same page as my grandfather Wilson Allen and his wife Timey Jane Martin Allen. My father remembers the Akins and Ballard families of Stockdale from the 1920's and 1930's.
The only 2 children of John and Rebecca McCaslin that I am sure of is my gg grandmother Margaret E. McCaslin and a brother of hers named William McCaslin. William married a Morgan.
Other families who I think possibly tie in to my family in Van Buren Co of the 1850's and later are the Riley Williams, Gosnell and Hall families. And the many Strouds who my ggg grandmother is one of.