West Virginia Pioneers

Family: James D Casto / Sudna 'Sidney' Kessel (F319)

m. 27 Aug 1817


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  • Father | Male
    James D Casto

    Born  1786  Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Dec 1866   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  27 Aug 1817  [1]  Harrison County, West Virginia, United States  [1] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William CASTO | F126 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Hannah BONNETT | F126 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    Sudna 'Sidney' Kessel

    Born  1798 OR 1796  Hampshire County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Abt 1883   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  George (Jonathan?) Kessel | F7117 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Catherine Boyer | F7117 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Elmore H Casto

    Born  May 1819  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Aug 1910   
    Buried    Parchment Valley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Phoebe Cunningham | F323 
    Married  19 Sep 1840  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Louisa Jane Ranson | F322 
    Married  24 Aug 1881  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 2 | Male
    + Rev Nathaniel B Casto

    Born  24 Jan 1822  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  16 Oct 1885   
    Buried    Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Margaret Parsons | F326 
    Married  19 Nov 1846   

    Child 3 | Female
    + Minerva Casto

    Born  Abt 1825  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Thomas 'Tommy' Stout | F325 
    Married  16 Feb 1847  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 4 | Male
    + George W Casto

    Born  19 Jun 1826  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Feb 1911  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Minerva Sayre | F596 
    Married  25 Oct 1849  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Sayre | F6874 
    Married  9 Sep 1894  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Male
    + William M Casto

    Born  Between 1828 and 1831  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mariah Jane Davis | F1466 
    Married  13 Jul 1854  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 6 | Female
    + Mary Ellen Casto

    Born  4 Jul 1830   
    Died  9 Jan 1911   
    Buried     
    Spouse  William H Foglesong | F334 
    Married  24 Aug 1848  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 7 | Male
    Lorenzo Dow Casto

    Born  Abt 1832   
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Martha Davisson | F2636 
    Married  7 Jul 1863  Harrison County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 8 | Male
    + John Riley Casto

    Born  4 May 1834   
    Died  5 Nov 1907   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Ruth Bowles | F332 
    Married  5 May 1853  UBC Church, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 9 | Male
    + Nicholas Lee Casto

    Born  1836  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1922   
    Buried    Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Margaret Koontz | F324 
    Married  15 Feb 1857  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Jane [Casto] | F6956 
    Married  CA 1887   

    Child 10 | Male
    + Charles Carney Casto

    Born  1838  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  2 Apr 1906   
    Buried    Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Martha E Stewart | F329 
    Married  17 Mar 1859  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Minnie Moss | F331 
    Married  17 Sep 1891  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Martha 'Patsy' Frances Litton | F6840 
    Married  24 Dec 1898  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 11 | Male
    + Robert Park Casto

    Born  4 Mar 1841  Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  22 Oct 1914  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Ellen Barnett | F327 
    Married  22 May 1862  Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Cascandray Jane Long | F19736 
    Married  15 Nov 1882  Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Jane Garnes | F29383 
    Married  16 Jul 1893  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes 

    • Sims Index, Mason Co, WV
      James Casto, 200a, Waters of Mill Creek, 1819, book 1, page 355

      1820 Mason Co
      Casto, James
      1 male under 10
      1 male 26-44
      1 female16-25

      1830 Mason Co
      James Casto
      2m under 5 George & Wm
      1m 5-10 Nathan
      1m 10-15 Elmore
      1m 40-50
      1f under 5 Minerva
      1f 30-40

      1840 Jackson, VA
      2m 0-5 Charles & Nicholas 2 & 4
      2m 5-10 John & LD 2+ & 18
      2m 10-15 Wm & Geo 12 & 13
      1m 15-20 Nathan 18
      1m 20-30 Elmore 22
      1m 50-60
      1f 5-10 Mary 10
      1f 10-15 Minerva 15
      1f 40-50

      1850 Jackson, VA # 376-380
      Casto James 61 M Farmer Pa
      Casto Sydna 52 F Va
      Casto Lorenzo D 18 M Farmer Va
      Casto John R 16 M Farmer Va
      Casto Nicholas 16 M Va
      Casto Charles 12 M Va
      Casto Robert 10 M Va
      Foglesong Mary 20 F Va
      Foglesong Jane C 1 F Va

      1860 Jackson, VA # 362-332
      James, Sr, 75, farmer, PA
      Sidney, 58, VA
      R.P., (m)19
      Riley P., 25
      Ruth, 23
      James M, 3
      Thos F, 1
      L.D., 26

      1870 Mill Creek, Jackson, WV
      Sudna living with Elmore and Phoebe, pg 99, age 75

      "Jackson County in the Wars"
      War of 1812
      5st Virginia Regiment: Jonathan and James Casto of Randolph County
      James Casto was a son of William Casto, Sr. He married Sudna, daughter of Jonathan Kessel. Their son, William M, married Jane, daughter of James Davis.

  • Sources 
    1. [S28] Tom Foreman.