West Virginia Pioneers

Abel B Casto

Male 1862 - 1938  (75 years)


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  • Name Abel B Casto 
    Nickname Abe 
    Born 17 Aug 1862  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 May 1938  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Census data - he is 8 in 1870 and 18 in 1880, and 1900 shows 8/1862
      Death record and gravestone show 8/17/1865.

      Name: Abraham S. Casto
      Sex:
      Death Date: 20 May 1938
      Death Place: Fairplain, Jackson, West Virginia
      Age at Death: 72y9m3d
      Cemetery: Fairplain
      Funeral Home: Vail
      Birth Date: 8/17/1865
      Birth Place: Fairplain
      Marital Status: married
      Spouse: Flora Sharp
      Mother: Manervia Sayre
      Mother's Birth Place: Evans
      Father: Geo. Casto
      Father's Birth Place: Fairplain
      Informant: Mrs Don Harlon, Ripley, WV
    Person ID I2200  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2008 

    Father George W Casto,   b. 19 Jun 1826, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1911, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Minerva Sayre,   b. Abt 1831, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1890  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1849  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • 1850 Jackson, VA, pg 64, #457-462 Married within the year
      Casto Geo 23 M Farmer Va
      Casto Minerva 19 F Va

      1860 Jackson, VA # 360-330
      George W, 35
      Manerva, 31
      Sidney, 9
      Ruth, 7
      Sam'l. 5
      Sarah, 4
      Ruanna, 1

      1870 Mill Creek, Jackson, WV #75-75
      Geo W, 43
      Minerva, 30
      Ruth, 15
      Samuel, 14
      Abel, 8
      James, 6
      Martha A, 4
      Lavina, 1

      1880 Census Place: E.D. 43, Jackson, West Virginia
      George W. CASTO Self M M W 54 VA
      Manerva CASTO Wife F M W 50 VA
      Abel CASTO Son M S W 18 WV
      James CASTO Son M S W 15 WV
      Elizabeth CASTO Dau F S W 11 WV
      Delmer CASTO Son M S W 8 WV

      1900 Ripley Dist, Jackson, WV # 225-227
      George 6/1832, 67, wd, WV VA GY
      Abel B, sn, 10/1862, m 4y
      Flora B, dil, 2/1876, 1-1 WV OH OH
      James B, gd, 11/1897

      1910 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 50
      Casto, Abel B 47 m1- 13y WVWVWV
      Flora B 35 m1- 13y 5-5 children WV OH OH
      James B son 12
      George W son 9
      Myrtle da 7
      Lucy M da 4
      Abel B Jr son 8/12
      George W father 82 wd WVWVWV

      JCDR
      Abraham S Casto, 5/20/1938, 72y 9m 3d, [b] WV [d] Jackson co, [p] George & Manerva (Sayre) Casto, farmer, married
      He never shows up on any census - Abel???
    Family ID F596  Group Sheet

    Family Flora Bell Sharp,   b. 6 Feb 1877, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1974  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1896  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • 1900 Ripley Dist, Jackson, WV # 225-227
      George 6/1832, 67, wd, WV VA GY
      Abel B, sn, 10/1862, m 4y
      Flora B, dil, 2/1876, 1-1 WV OH OH
      James B, gd, 11/1897

      1910 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 50
      Casto, Abel B 47 m1- 13y WVWVWV
      Flora B 35 m1- 13y 5-5 children WV OH OH
      James B son 12
      George W son 9
      Myrtle da 7
      Lucy M da 4
      Abel B Jr son 8/12
      George W father 82 wd WVWVWV

      1920 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 40-39
      Casto, Abe 52
      Flora 42
      James B son 22
      George W son 19
      Lucy da 13
      Pearl da 1

      1930 Ripley, Jackson, WV # 153-155
      Casto, Ab. 64 m age 33
      Glora 53 m age 21
      Pearl da 12
      Philip son 10
      Orvalee gd 6 WVWVWV

      1940 ED 18-10 Ripley Dist, Jackson, WV p 9A
      #133 owns farm $700 all born WV - 1935 same Jackson WV
      Casto, Flora 63 wd
      Warren son 39 s
      Philip R son 20s

      Buried Fairplain Cemetery, Fairplain, Jackson Co, WV
      Casto
      Abe 8/17/1865 - 5/11/1938
      Flora B 2/6/1877 - 7/22/1974
      Flora's dob shows 1877, but 1900 census shows 1876
      Starting at the driveway;
      George Warren, Phillip, Abe & Flora, Myrtle, Abe & RP, then daughter-in-law Dorotha Kessel Casto
      Pearl & husband are nearby and Lucy and husband are also in Fairplain
      Don't know where James Boyd is buried

      Births
      unnamed female, 3/17/1906, Abraham & Cora (Sharp) Casto, Fairplain
    Children 
     1. James Boyd Casto,   b. 14 Nov 1897, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1983  (Age 85 years)
     2. George Warren Casto,   b. 31 Aug 1900, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1979  (Age 79 years)
     3. Myrtle Casto,   b. 6 Feb 1903, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1918  (Age 15 years)
    +4. Lucy M Casto,   b. 17 Mar 1906, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 2008, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     5. Abel B Casto, Jr,   b. 28 Jul 1909, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1918  (Age 8 years)
     6. Reuben Perry Casto,   b. 23 Jul 1914, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1918  (Age 3 years)
    +7. Lula Pearl Casto,   b. 9 Jan 1918, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 2002  (Age 84 years)
     8. Phillip R Casto,   b. 25 Jan 1920, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1943  (Age 23 years)
    Family ID F6856  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Death Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S7] Gravestone.

    3. [S518] Cen.

    4. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.