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Almeda Catherine Casto

Female 1886 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Almeda Catherine Casto 
    Nickname Meadie 
    Born 28 Jan 1886  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Meadie had Annie before she married. Annie married a cop, had a boy, he left gun on the table and the boy shot Annie. She lived 6 weeks.
    Person ID I460  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2009 

    Father Charles Lewis CASTO,   b. 27 Dec 1850, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1935, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Sarah Elizabeth KINSER,   b. 1 Feb 1846, Russell County, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1923, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1870  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • Certificate of Marriage, Roane Co, WV
      Lewis Casto, age 20 and Elizabeth Kinser, age 24 were married by John Smith at Roane Co on the 15th day of September 1870. Groom born and resides in Jackson Co, Bride born in Russell co. resides in Roane Co, both single, groom was a farmer. Groom's parents were Edward and Polly, Bride's were Valentine and Jane. (Is this John Smith the 2nd husband of Jane Kinser?)

      1880 Washington, Jackson, West Virginia
      Charles L. CASTO Self M M W 29 WV
      Occ: Farm Laborer Fa: WV Mo: WV
      Elisibeth CASTO Wife F M W 31 WV
      Occ: Keeping House Fa: WV Mo: WV
      Sarah CASTO Dau F S W 8 WV
      John E. CASTO Son M S W 6 WV
      Ida M. CASTO Dau F S W 4 WV
      Wm. I. CASTO Son M S W 1 WV

      1900 Ripley Dist #35, Jackson Co, WV, sheet 8, line 72, #139/147
      Casto, Charles L, Sept 1850, 49, m 29y , farmer, owns farm free, #99
      Elizabeth, wife, Feb 1847, 53, m29, 6-6 children
      Isaac N(?) son, May 1879, 21, Farm laborer
      Nancy L, dau Aug 1882, 17, sch 5 mo
      Almeda C, dau Feb 1887, 13, Sch 5 mo
      Kinser, Major, boarder, Aug 1876, 23, Farm laborer [her nephew]
      All and parents born WV, all read, write, speak English

      1910 Ripley Dist 53, Jackson Co, WV #237-238 Plum Orchard
      All speak English, can read and write, Owns farm, mortgaged, F sch 213
      Casto, Charles L 59 m1- 30y WV WV WV
      Elizabeth 60 m1- 30y 6-6 children VA VA VA
      Almeda da 22 WV WV VA
      Hunter, Eula boarder 9 WV WV WV

      1920 Jackson Co census, Fairplain precinct of Ripley District - born WV unless otherwise noted #120-120
      C L Casto age 68 WV WV WV
      Elizabeth age 73 VA unk (speaks Dutch) VA
      Anna age 10 granddaughter WV WV WV

      1930 Washington, Jackson, WV # 113-114
      Casto, Charles L 78 md age 18 WVWVWV
      Mary E 53 md age 49 WVWVWV
      Randolph, Perry gs 18 s WVWVWV

      Both buried in Casto Cemetery, on hill above Plainview Church, Plum Orchard, Jackson Co, WV. (info from Erma Casto Robie, no marker)

      Was there one more child, Pety who died young??/?? Probably not, since in 1900 and 1910 the child count was 6-6. Mom just remembered a Petey who we decided was in another family.
      JCBR:
      John E, 2/19/1873, CL & Elizabeth, Jackson Co, farmer ?? Not the date Mom knew as her dad's birthdate!
      Ida Melvin, 1/24/1877, Charles Lewis & Elizabeth (Kinser) Casto, Grass Lick, farmer
      W.I., 1879, Lewis & Elizabeth, Jackson Co
      Nancy E, 8/16/1882, CL & Elizabeth, Jackson Co, farmer (hand written)
      Mary Z, 8/16/1882, CL & Elizabeth, Jackson Co, farmer [Typed]
      Almedia Kathryn, 1/28/1886, CL & Elizabeth (Kinser) Casto, Jackson Co, delayed birth cert.

      Casto Cemetery - Plainview Church
      Mom knows they are buried there but there are no markers.
    Family ID F118  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Adam Perry Randolph,   b. 3 Aug 1885, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef May 1915  (Age < 29 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1911  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • 1930 Washington, Jackson, WV # 113-114
      Casto, Charles L 78 md age 18 WVWVWV
      Mary E 53 md age 49 WVWVWV
      Randolph, Perry gs 18 s WVWVWV

      C-49. Adam P. Randolph born 3 Aug 1885 (JCBR). On 11 Sept 1906 (JCMR) at the residence of Ves (Sylvester) Jones by the Rev. John D. Hamon, married (1) Lilly Burdett born ca 1888, died prior to1910.
      On 15 Feb 1911 (JCMR) married (2) Almedia C. Casto born ca 1887, daughter of Charles L. and Elizabeth (Kenser) Casto. On 20 May 1915 (JCMR) Almedia (Casto) Randolph married (2) Charles Martin Casto born .. ... 1878, died 1976 son of William Perry and Nancy Elizabeth (Casto) Casto.
      Children known 1st m:
      d-138. ................... (f) Randolph born 6 June 1908 Kenna (JCBR)
      d-139. * Adam Perry Randolph

      JCMR
      15 Feb 1911
      RANDOLPH, A. P. [Adam] 25 born Jackson Co./residing Jackson Co. [son of George A. & Phoebe (PARSONS) RANDOLPH]
      CASTO, Almeda [C.] 24 born Jackson Co./residing jacklson Co. [dau of Charles L. & Elizabeth (KINSER) CASTO]
    Children 
    +1. Adam Perry Randolph, Jr,   b. 18 Feb 1912, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1942  (Age 30 years)
    Family ID F274  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Charles Martin Casto,   b. 6 Aug 1878, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 May 1915  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 

    • Jackson Co Marriage Record
      20 May 1915
      Casto, Charles M. 36 born Jackson Co./residing Jackson Co.
      Randolph, Almedia C. 28 born Jackson Co./residing Jackson Co.

      1920 Wash Dist, Staats Mill Prec, Jackson, WV # 102-103
      Charles M, 41
      Almeda C, 33
      Otho, 15m, sn
      Auvil, 13, sn
      Ruda, 11, sn
      Oda, 9, sn
      Olen, 7, sn
      Irene, 0.4, da
      Randolph, Adam, 7, ss

      1920 Jackson Co census, Fairplain precinct of Ripley District - born WV unless otherwise noted #120-120
      C L Casto age 68
      Elizabeth age 73 wife born VA
      Anna age 10 granddaughter

      1930 Charleston, Kanawha, WV
      Casto, Charles 51 md age 23 WV W VWV
      Almeda wife 42 md age 28 W VWV WV
      Rudy son 21 s WV WV WV
      Odie son 20 s W VWV WV
      Olen son 18 WV WV WV
      Irene da 10 WV WV WV
      Hazel da 8 WV WV WV
      Ida da 5 WV WV WV

      1940 Charleston, Kanawha, WV
      Casto, Charles M 62 WV 1935: lived same house
      Almada wife 53 WV 1935: lived same house
      Ethel da 20 WV 1935: lived same house
      Hazel D da 18 WV 1935: lived same house
      Ida da 15 WV 1935: lived same house
    Children 
    +1. Anna M Casto,   b. 15 Aug 1909, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1934, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)
     2. Ethel Irene Casto
     3. Hazel Casto
     4. Ida Casto
    Family ID F3105  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Randolph, Adam Perry, daughter Anna and wife Almedia Casto
    Randolph, Adam Perry, daughter Anna and wife Almedia Casto
    Randolph, Adam Perry, daughter Anna and wife Almedia Casto

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

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

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