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John McDade CastoMale Abt 1818 - 1896  (~ 78 years)


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  • Name John McDade Casto 
    Born Abt 1818  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Apr 1896  Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I43  RhodesChris1830
    Last Modified 24 May 2005 

    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
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Anderson,   b. Abt 1819, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 24 Dec 1839  Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • 1850 Jackson Co, VA pg 47 348-352
      Casto John M.D. 32 M Farmer Va
      Casto Margaret 30 F Va
      Casto Isaac S 8 M Va
      Casto Gracy 6 F Va
      Casto Catharine 4 F Va
      Casto Cyntha 1 F Va
      Anderson George 5 M [children of Va
      Anderson Martha 4 F Wm & Elizabeth] Va

      1860 census, Jackson Co, WV # 1011-951
      John M D Casto, 41, farmer, $300/120 VA
      Marg., 40
      Isaac, 19
      Grace,17
      Cath., 15
      Cynthia, 12
      Matilda, 10
      Mary, 8
      Rebecca, 6
      Betsy/Bittsy, 6/12

      1870 Washington Dist, Jackson, WV # 138
      John M, 54
      Margaret, 46
      Grace, 25
      Catherine, 24
      Matilda, 19
      Mary, 15
      Rebecca, 13
      Elizabeth, 11
      Anderson, Alfred, 4, nephew

      1880 Census Place: Washington, Jackson, West Virginia
      John M. D. CASTO Self M M W 62 WV
      Marget CASTO Wife F M W 61 WV
      Grace CASTO Dau F W W 36 WV (div/widow)
      Rebecca CASTO Dau F S W 23 WV
      Alfred ANDERSON Nephew M S W 14 WV
      Isaac R. CASTO GSon M S W 7 WV

      Casto Cemetery, on steep hill above junction of Grasslick creek with Bear Fork to form Tug Fork at Staats Mills shows
      John M D Casto, d April 11, 1895, age 78

      Daughters Grace & Matilda got married on same day
    Children 
    +1. Isaac S Casto,   b. 1841,   d. 1916  (Age 75 years)
     2. Gracey Casto,   b. Oct 1844, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Catherine Casto,   b. Sep 1848, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Cynthia Casto,   b. 11 Nov 1848, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1894, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +5. Matilda Casto,   b. Oct 1851, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1940, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 88 years)
     6. Rebecca Jane Casto,   b. 28 Sep 1852, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1938  (Age 85 years)
    +7. Mary Margaret Casto,   b. 29 Aug 1854, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1894, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     8. Elizabeth Jane Casto,   b. 28 Jan 1859, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1938, Jackson County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • Sims Index of WVA, Jackson Co
      Grantee, Casto, John M.D., 95 Acres, Mill Ck, 1856, Bk 1, Pg 506

      Death Record
      Name: John M.D./Casto
      Sex: Male
      Death Date: 12 Apr 1896
      Death Place: Staats Mill, Jackson, West Virginia
      Age at Death: 78y
      Marital Status: M
      Informant: Peggy Casto, wife
      Cause: dropsy

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

    2. [S11] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.