West Virginia Pioneers

William L Casto

Male 1784 - Abt 1830  (46 years)


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  • Name William L Casto 
    Born 1784 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1830 
    Notes 

    • 1810 Harrison Co
      William Casto
      1 male under 10
      1 male 16-26
      1 female under 10
      1 female 16-26

      He died from a gunshot wound in the woods.
    Person ID I474  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2017 

    Father John CASTO,   b. Between 1758 and 1761, Dividing Creek, South Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1831  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Sarah [Casto][McDade?],   b. Between 1760 and 1770,   d. Aft 1840  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Notes 

    • Sims Index:
      Randolph County, WV
      John Casto, 137a Sugar Camp, 1800, book 2, page 302
      John Casto, 143a, Waters of Buckhannon, 1795, book 1, page 343
      Mason Co, WV:
      John Casto Sr, 200a adj G W Smith, 1823, book 1, page 380

      1785 Harrison County
      Casoto, John, 5 white souls, 1 dwelling, 1 other building

      Harrison Co PP Tax list
      1802: 2 tithables, 1horse
      1803: 3 tithables, 1horse
      1804: 3 tithables, 2 horses
      1805: 4 tithables, 3 horses

      Mason Co tax rolls:
      John Casto, Sr - 1813-14

      1810 Harrison Co
      1 male 10-16
      3 males 16-26
      1 male 45+
      1 female 26-45

      1820 Mason Co, WV
      Casato, John Sr
      1 male 26-44
      1 male 45+
      1female 45+
      2 engaged in agriculture

      1830 Mason Co - probably living with John J and Grace:
      1m 70-80
      1f 60-70

      1850 Mortality Sch ---????
      Sarah Casto, 86, F, Sept, VA, old age

      Pennsylvania Archives, Series 6, Vol 2, pp 166, 171, 182
      Washington Co Militia, Capt William Crawford
      Lt Richard Seaton, Ensign Francis Seaton
      6th Class Private David Casto
      7th Class Private John Casto

      "Jackson County in the Wars"
      War of 1812
      1st Virginia Regiment: Daniel, George, Sr and John Casto of Harrison County

      Revolutionary Soldiers
      Casto, John Sr. Listed in an article in the Jackson Herald as a Revolutionary soldier. Came to Mason county about 1813 from the Harrison county area. He was then married and had a son, John J Casto, who was also married and had two sons and two daughters who were under 10 years of age in 1820. John J married Gracey, a daughter of James McDade. John Casto Sr was deceased before 1831.

      John A House: 'Pioneers of Jackson County':
      pg 135
      John Casto and William Casto are said to be brothers of each other, and perhaps cousins of George Casto.

      John lived "on Mill Creek not far above Ripley", just where does not appear.

      He was married and his children grown when he came to Jackson County. His children were William, John J and Daniel.

      From Raymond Casto Family Bible, copied Aug 29, 1972
      written in front of the Bible by a relative who had visited:
      Big John Casto's wife, Sara McDade. Her father, Jesse McDade was killed by Indians. He killed 7 Indians with a hand spike before they killed him. The fight took place at the big bend in the Ohio River about 1690. [Was Sarah a McDade? Was her father killed about 1790, not 1690?]
    Family ID F150  Group Sheet

    Family Susanna S Rollins,   b. CA 1780–1790, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 

    • 1820 Mason Co:
      William Casto
      2m under 10
      1m 10-16
      1m 26-45
      3f under 10
      1f 10-16
      1f 26-45

      1830 Mason Co:
      Susanna S. Casto
      1m under 5 Geo R
      1m5-10 John Riley
      1m 15-20 William
      1f 10-15 Grace?
      1f 15-20 ?
      1f 40-50

      1840 Jackson, VA living with Elijah?

      JCMR:
      James Newel to Susan Casto, 6/28/1832 --a second marriage????

      John A House: 'Pioneers of Jackson County':
      pg 136
      William Casto married Susie Rollins, a daugher of Elijah J Rollins. He lived at the first place up Tug Fork. William Casto was found dead in the woods, having been shot.
      The body was lying by a log, and the supposition was that he had been sitting on the log, imitating the call of the wild turkey, to attract the attention of those birds, when some other hunter, hearing him and not fairly seeing him, mistook him for a turkey and shot him, He lived where Holly Staats does now.
      He probably moved out to Mill Creek not long after 1816, and was from Buckhannon River settlement.
      He left five children, one of whom, John Casto, married Elizabeth Reynolds, and lived at the mouth of Bear Tree Run, in 1839. He died leaving only one child. It is said he was killed by a handspike at a logrolling.
    Children 
    +1. Delilah Casto,   b. Abt 1804, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1872, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    +2. Sarah Casto,   b. 1805, Harrison County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Elijah Rollins Casto,   b. Abt 1808, Harrison County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Rachel Casto,   b. Abt 1811,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. William Barlow Casto,   b. Abt 1812, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +6. John Riley Casto,   b. Abt 1812,   d. 1839  (Age ~ 27 years)
    +7. Elizabeth Casto,   b. Abt 1817, Lewis County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Bernard Riley Casto,   b. Abt 1818, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1903  (Age ~ 85 years)
    +9. Grace Casto,   b. 1820, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1889, Putnam County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +10. Murphy Casto,   b. Abt 1824, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +11. George Riley Casto,   b. 26 Jul 1826,   d. 4 Mar 1903, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Family ID F584  Group Sheet