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Minerva Jane RANDOLPH

Female 1879 - 1955  (75 years)


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  • Name Minerva Jane RANDOLPH 
    Nickname Nerva 
    Born 19 Aug 1879  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Apr 1955  Albany, Athens County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 

    • Nickname "Nerva"
      Dr Fred Casto delivered all except Vienna who was delivered by Dr Jim Casto.

      Buried in Casto Cemetery
      29 Aug 1972 - the tombstone shows Minerva 1878 and John 1874-1951

      Voter Registration card shows Minerva Jane Casto was No. 6365, address Kenna Precinct 21, registered 17 April 1942.

      Died at Louraine's home, in Albany, Athens Co, OH



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    Person ID I244  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 

    Father William Riley RANDOLPH, Jr,   b. 8 Mar 1852, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1934, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth GREEN,   b. 6 Jul 1856, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1925, Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 9 Jun 1872  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • Marriage Certificate, Roane County, WVa
      Wm R Randolph, age 20, and Sarah E Green, age 18, married by John Greenlief at Roane Co on the 9th day of June, 1872. Both were born in Jackson Co, residents of Roane Co and single, groom's occupation was farmer. Groom's parents were Wm R and M.A., bride's were Spencer D and J.

      1880 Fayette Co, WV
      William R. Randolph, age 28, Laboring, born in WV as was his Father, his
      Mother was born in VA
      Sarah E., age 24, Wife, Keeping House, born in WV as were her parents
      Children: All born in WV
      ______ A., age 6, Daughter
      ______ D., age 4, Son
      Minerva J., age 1
      They were living in Sewell Mountain District, Fayette County in the 1880
      census
      Note: The entries for the children are written as found. Perhaps the
      transcribers could not read the first names.

      1880 Census Place: Mountain Cove, Fayette, West Virginia Page 69D
      William R. RANDOLF Self M M W 28 WV
      Occ: Laboring Fa: WV Mo: VA
      Sarah E. RANDOLF Wife F M W 24 WV
      Occ: Keeping House Fa: WV Mo: WV
      A. RANDOLF Dau F S W 6 WV
      D. RANDOLF Son M S W 4 WV
      Minerva Y. RANDOLF Dau F S W 1 WV

      1900 Roane Co, Harper Dist, sheet 1, line 17:
      4-4, Randolph, William R, March 1852, 48, 28, WV, VW, KY, Farmer, owns farm free #4
      Sarah, wife, May 1856. 44, 28, 10-9, WV, VA, VA
      Jasper, son, Mar 1884, 16 , can read/write
      Jerusha, dau, Feb 1891, 9, can read/write
      Cordelia, dau, Sept 1895, 4
      Lucy, dau, May 1897, 3
      Ella, 11/1889, l/w Mary in Roane Co

      1910 CENSUS OF ROANE CO., WV
      William R RANDOLPH head male white 58 m1 38yrs b WV
      Sarah E wife f w 53 m1 38yrs 10-9 children b WV
      Ransom D son m w 34 m1 13yrs b WV
      Lucy M daughter f w 12 b WV
      William J grand/son m w 10 b WV
      Nella grand/dau f w 6 b WV
      Alexander grand/son m w 3 b WV
      Sarah M dau/inlaw f w 34 m1 13yrs 6-3 children b WV

      1920 Parkersburg Ward 1, Wood, WV
      Lowe, Earl H 25
      Ruth E 31
      Athol M son 6
      Randolph, William R fil 67
      Sarah E mil 63
      Fore, Roscoe L boarder 33 s
      Otis F boarder 18 s
      Boyd, Smith lodger 62 s
      Denson, Esther lodger 28 wd immigrated 1915 alien

      1930 Poca, Kanawha, WV
      Dixon, Webster 41 m age 20 WVWVOH
      Anne 39 m age 18 WVWVWV
      Ruth da 20 WVWVWV
      Luther son 15 WVWVWV
      Virginia da 11 WVWVWV
      Randolph, William R fil 78 wd WV VA VA
    Family ID F109  Group Sheet

    Family John Edward CASTO,   b. 27 Jan 1874, Staats Mill, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1951, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 26 May 1895  Bear Fork, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • From Mom:
      They moved around a lot. Last address was Plum Orchard, WV.
      Church - Plum Orchard schoolhouse, United Brethren

      Both buried in Casto Cemetery, on hill above Plainview Church, Belgrove-Plum Orchard, Jackson Co, WV. Nearby are Mary Vienna and Tommy Rhodes, Sylvia, and Maudie and twins, Charles Lewis and Elizabeth Kinser Casto (info on last from Mom, there is no marker for them)

      JCRM:
      John Edward Casto, 21, to Minerva J Randolph, 17, 5/26/1895, Bk 6, pg 226
      by N Casto "at my residence", place of residence of both was Staats Mills, both born Jackson Co

      1900 Ripley Dist #35, Jackson Co, WV, Sheet 8, line 94, #143/151
      Casto, John , Jan 1874, 26, m 5y, farmer, owns farm free, sch #102, Read/write, Eng
      Manerva, Aug 1877, 22, m 5y, 2-2 children, read/write, Eng
      Mary V, Feb 1896, 4, speaks English
      Silvie, Aug 1898, 1
      [his parents are at # 139-147

      1910 Ripley Dist 53, Jackson Co, WV #234-235 Plum Orchard
      All born WVWVWV, speak English Oa - - yes, yes, O, F, F 210
      Casto, John E 36 m1 - 15y farmer, general farm
      Manerva J wife 31 m1- 15y 6-6 children
      Mary V da 14
      Silva M da 11
      Sarah E da 9
      Elva E da 7
      Fredda A da 4
      Erma da 2

      1920 Jackson Co census - Fairplain-Ripley District - all born WV
      113-113
      J E Casto age 46
      Minerva Jane age 41 wife
      Sarah E age 18 dau
      Elversal age 16 dau [Elva Ercel]
      Freda E age 13 dau [Freddie]
      Erma age 11 dau
      Maddie age 9 dau [Maudie]
      Lorene age 10 months dau

      1930 Jackson Co, WV, Ripley Dist # 106-107
      Casto, John E 56
      Minerva 52
      Maudie 19
      Lorene 11
      [Father Charles is at #113-114, with new wife]

      1940 ED 18-8, Ripley, Jackson, WV p 13A
      #230 owns $3000 farm
      Casto, John E head 66 8th grade WV same house farming
      Minerva wife 61 4th grade WV same house
      Randolph, Lorene da 21 m 8th grade WV same house
      James sil 12 m 8th grade WV rural Jackson WV farmer
    Children 
     1. Mary Vienna Casto,   b. 26 Feb 1896, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1958, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Sylvia Odell Melvina Casto,   b. 12 Aug 1898, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1975, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Sarah Elizabeth 'Bessie' Casto,   b. 10 Mar 1901, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1998, Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     4. Elva Ercell Casto,   b. 11 Jun 1903, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1993, Wood County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     5. Freddie Ann Casto,   b. 2 Feb 1906, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1986, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Erma Dazel CASTO,   b. 1 May 1908, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1989, Bidwell, Springfield Township, Gallia County, Ohio, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     7. Maudie Leota Casto,   b. 4 Feb 1911, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1937, Kessell Hospital, Ripley, Jackson County, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     8. Dolly Louraine Casto,   b. 21 Mar 1919, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 2011, Pickerington, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Headstones
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Headstone - John Edward and Minerva Jane (Randolph) Casto
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Aug 1879 - Roane County, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1955 - Albany, Athens County, Ohio, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Casto, John & Minerva Randolph Casto
    Casto, John & Minerva Randolph Casto
    Randolph:  MinervaJane
    Randolph: MinervaJane
    Randolph-Casto, Minerva

    Headstones
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Casto, John & Minerva
    Headstone - John Edward & Minerva Jane (Randolph) Casto

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Erma Casto Robie.

    2. [S15] Marriage Records, Roane Co, WV.

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