West Virginia Pioneers

Charles H 'Big Ear' Casto

Male 1827 - 1907  (80 years)


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  • Name Charles H 'Big Ear' Casto 
    Born 1827  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Jun 1907  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Death Record
      Name: Charles/Casto
      Sex: Male
      Death Date: 22 Jun 1907
      Death Place: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia
      Age at Death: 79y
      Marital Status: W
      Informant: V L Casto
      Cause: sun stroke
    Person ID I895  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2019 

    Father John J CASTO,   b. 1787, Washington County, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1878, Tug Fork, Jackson Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Grace McDADE,   b. 1794, Harrison County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1862, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 1816 
    Notes 

    • Mason Co tax rolls:
      John Casto, jr - 1814

      1820 Mason Co
      Casto, John J
      2 males under 10 - John McD & David
      1 male 26-44 --John
      2 females under 10 --???
      1 female 26-44 - Grace

      1830 Mason Co:
      John J. Casto
      2m under 5 Charles & Edward
      1m 5-10 James
      2m 10-15 John McD & David
      1m 40-50 John
      1m 70-80 prob John Casto
      1f 10-15 (b 1815-1820)
      1f 15-20 (b 1810-1815)
      1f 30-40 Grace
      1f 60-70 prob Sarah Casto

      1840 Jackson Co, The girls married in the last decade, probably by 1835
      John J Casto
      1 male under 5 -- Jonathan 2
      2 males 5-10 -- Jacob & Jesse 7 & 9
      2 males 10-15 -- Edward, Charles 12 & 13
      1 male 15-20 -- James 18
      1 male 20-30 --- David L 20
      1 male 50-60 -- John J
      1 female 40-50 - Grace
      1 female 70-90 - Sarah?

      1850 census Jackson Co, WV 8/16/1850
      pg 47, #346-350
      Casto John J 63 M Farmer Pa
      Casto Gracey 56 F Va X
      Casto Charles A 23 M Farmer Va X
      Casto Jesee 19 M Farmer Va
      Casto Jacob 16 M Farmer Va
      Casto Jonithan 12 M Va

      1860 census Jackson Co, WV # 1010-950
      John J Casto, 73, farmer, 330/200 PA
      Grace, 67 VA Cannot r/w
      Jesse, 29, farm laborer " "
      Jacob, 27 " " "
      Jonathan H, 22, " " "
      Ed, 30 " " "
      Chas, 9
      Wm, 8
      Sarah J, 5
      Elijah, 3/12

      Mason Co marriages
      Richard Howell to Rachel Casto 1/17/1831
      James Whitecotton to Sarah Casto 3/19/1831

      1840 Jackson Co VA
      James Whitecotton
      1n 0-5
      1m 20-30
      1m 40-50
      2f 0-5
      2f 5-10
      1f 20-30

      1840 Jackson Co VA
      Richard Howel
      2m 0-5
      1m 10-15
      1m 30-40
      1f 5-10
      2f 10-15
      1f 20-30

      1850 Randolph Co, VA
      Richard Howell 46 shoemaker
      Rachel 40
      Andrew D 14
      Martha J 10
      Elzaminta 8
      John Howell 54 pauper

      1850 - looking for James and Sarah Whitecotton - found a Sarah in Highland Co, married to Cornelius - good age but both born in Pendleton Co. Kids born in Pendleton and Highland Co. I think they are too young at 34 and 33.

      "Jackson County in the Wars"
      War of 1812
      4st Virginia Regiment: John J Casto of Monongalia County
      John J Casto was a son of John Casto, a first cousin of George. He married Gracey McDade, daughter of James McDade, the pioneer. Their children were: Jacob H, Jesse, Jonathan, James M, and David L. He lived on Tug Fork.
      ~
      John A House: 'Pioneers of Jackson County':
      pg 136
      John J. Casto, or "Big John" Casto, was a son of John Casto.

      He lived on the Elijah Rollins farm for a number of years, but sold it and moved to another place just above George Casto's.

      His wife was Gracey McDade, supposed by my informant to be a daughter of the Samuel McDade who was one of the first settlers at the mouth of Mill Creek. [James McDade, not Samuel...b]

      They had five sons in the Union Army

      Land Grant
      Casto, John J 100 acres Mill Creek 1844, Book 1, page 188

    Family ID F151  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Deborah Casto,   b. 11 Jan 1832,   d. 23 May 1884  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1852  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: License 3/6/1852 Marriage 3/18/1852 by Jeptha Mason
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      Charles H Casto
      Deborah Casto, dau of Eligah Casto of Jackson county

      1860 Jackson, VA # 1003-943
      Chas Casto, 30, fl, $--/100, VA, Cannot r/w
      Debby, 28
      Rachel, 7
      Mary/Marg, 5
      Job K, 12
      Elizah, 52, fl (Debby's dad, Job is her brother)

      1870 Washington Dist, Jackson, WV #120-120
      Charles, 43
      Deborah, 38
      Rachel, 17
      Margaret , 15
      Enoch, 3
      Siders, Nancy A, 7

      1880 Washington, Jackson, West Virginia
      Charles H. CASTO Self M M W 53 WV
      Debby CASTO Wife F M W 48 WV
      Enoch S. F. CASTO Son M S W 12 WV

      Casto Hutton Cemetery
      Casto, Charles H. 1827-.... son of John J. and Gracey (McDade) Casto
      Casto, Deborah (Casto) Jan 11, 1832-May 23, 1884 wife of Charles H. Casto Aged 52 yr 4 mo 12 da
    Children 
    +1. Rachel Casto,   b. 28 Nov 1852, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1925  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Margaret Elizabeth 'Margery' Casto,   b. 16 Apr 1855, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1922  (Age 66 years)
     3. Franklin Casto,   b. Apr 1858, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1858 5 days, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Enoch Staats F Casto,   b. 20 Jun 1867, Belgrove, Jackson County, West Virginia, Unites States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1944, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Bowden,   b. Abt 1835, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 Feb 1886  Roane County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 

    • RCMR
      Charles H Casto 55 (w) Jackson
      Nancy Harris 51 (w) NC, Roane 2/21/1886
    Family ID F15579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S7] Gravestone.

    2. [S1205] Census.

    3. [S244] Casto Cousins.

    4. [S479] Death records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

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

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