West Virginia Pioneers

Family: Benjamin Franklin Casto / Mary Matilda Craig (F303)

m. 5 Jun 1860


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  • Father | Male
    Benjamin Franklin Casto

    Born  23 Dec 1830  Ripley District, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Feb 1920   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  5 Jun 1860  Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Jonathan CASTO | F124 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Magdalene WETHERHOLT | F124 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Mary Matilda Craig

    Born  7 Nov 1840  Ripley District, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Jan 1924   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Christopher W Craig | F306 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Matilda Bonnett | F306 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    Otmer L Casto

    Born  Mar 1861   
    Died  May 1863   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + Holly Greggsby Casto

    Born  19 Dec 1862  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  13 Sep 1936  Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mellie Elizabeth Reed | F6873 
    Married  11 Apr 1888  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Male
    + John Charles Casto

    Born  22 Mar 1864   
    Died  12 Jul 1927  Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Rosanna Kessel | F765 
    Married  1 Dec 1887  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    + Dr Frederick Sattis Casto

    Born  25 Jan 1867  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Apr 1948  Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Dora Bell Simmons | F766 
    Married  21 Mar 1888  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    + Franklin Hereford Casto

    Born  25 Jun 1868   
    Died  22 Feb 1933  Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Vernie May Parsons | F6848 
    Married  29 Mar 1896  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    + Georgia Casto

    Born  Oct 1870  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1913   
    Buried     
    Spouse  William Homer Parsons | F6910 
    Married  19 Oct 1890  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Female
    + Mary Louise Casto

    Born  7 May 1873  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  George G Maddox | F6911 
    Married  23 Oct 1890  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Female
    Ella L Casto

    Born  13 Aug 1877  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  28 Sep 1877  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 9 | Female
    Bessie Lee Casto

    Born  Aug 1878  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Willis Augustus Lee | F6890 
    Married  14 Oct 1897  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 10 | Female
    + Addie E Casto

    Born  Nov 1883  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Robert Henry Austin | F16206 
    Married  16 Oct 1902  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 11 | Male
    Harry Luddington Casto

    Born  17 Sep 1885  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

  • Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 6/5/1860
      Place: Ripley, Jackson, WV
      Benj F Casto, 28, Jackson Co, Ripley, Jonathan & Magdalena, constable
      Mary Craig, 21, Jackson, Ripley, CW & Matilda

      1860 Jackson, VA,
      B.F., 29, Constable, living at a hotel run by Edward McQuinn

      1870 Mil Creek Dist, Jackson, WV # 164-164
      Casto, Benj F, 40
      Mary M, 29
      Holly, 8
      John, 6
      Frederick, 5
      Franklin, 2

      1880 E.D. 43, Jackson, West Virginia
      Benj. CASTO Self M M W 49 VA
      Mary M. CASTO Wife F M W 39 VA
      Holly CASTO Son M S W 17 VA
      John CASTO Son M S W 14 WV
      Fred CASTO Son M S W 13 WV
      Frank CASTO Son M S W 12 WV
      Georgie CASTO Dau F S W 8 WV
      Mary CASTO Dau F S W 7 WV
      Bessie CASTO Dau F S W 2 WV

      1900 Ripley Dist, Jackson, WV # 28-28
      Benjamin 12/1830, m 39y
      Mary M, 11/1840, 11-9
      Addie E, da, 11/1883
      Harry L, son, 8/1885

      1920 Ripley, Jackson, WV #103
      Casto, Benjamine F 79 m1- 60y
      Mary M 69?(smeared) m1- 60y 11-9 children

      JCBR:
      M L, (f), 5/7/1873, BF & MM, Jackson Co, farmer
      Ella, 1877, Benj & Mary Casto, Parchment, farmer ??

      Hardesty's History of Jackson County
      Ravenswood District
      BENJAMIN FRANKLIN CASTO - a farmer of Ripley district, and one of its most substantial residents, was born in this district, December 23, 1830. His wedded life began in this county, Mary Matilda Craig becoming his wife at Ripley, June 9, 1860. In their home are eight children, and death has taken from them two. Holly was born December 23, 1862; John Charles, March 22, 1864; Fred S., 1866; Frank Hereford, 1868; Georgia, 1870; Mary Louisa, 1872; Bessie Lee, 1879; Adda, 1880. The deceased children are: Otmer, born in. March, 1861, died in May, 1863; Ella, died in infancy, in 1874. The birth of Mrs. Casto was in Ripley district, in 1840, and her parents were Christopher and Mary Matilda (Bonnett) Craig. Jonathan and Magdalene (Weatherholt) Casto, parents of Benjamin F., settled in Jackson county about 1816. The Bonnetts and Castos were among the earliest and most eminent families of the pioneer settlers of this county. Jonathan Casto was a soldier of the 1812 war, and his widow, still living in this county at the age of 88 years, is drawing a pension for his services in that war. Isaac J., brother of Benjamin F., was a Confederate soldier, war of 1861, and was wounded in the battle of Lewisburg in 1862, and honorably discharged. He was also a participant in the battle at Cross Lane, Virginia. Benjamin F. Casto has given his service to the district and county in which he lives in the following official capacities: Constable of Ripley district eight years, 1856-62; magistrate, 1862-4; member of the board of education, two years. His address is Fair Plain, Jackson county, West Virginia.