John Castor

1825–1892 (Age 67)
Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John

When John Castor was born in 1825, in Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Gabriel Castor, was 39 and his mother, Catherine Louisa Huffman, was 39. He married Cynthia Annabelle Gilmore about 1859, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Jefferson, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Forward Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 December 1892, in Bunola, Forward Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, Forward Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Castor
Cynthia Annabelle Gilmore
Marriage: about 1859
Miranda Jane Castor

Spouse & Children

about 1859
Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Age 21

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Caistor, in Lincolnshire and Norfolk, Caister in Norfolk, or Castor in Cambridgeshire, all named with Old English cæster ‘Roman fort or town’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • John Castor, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Caster in household of Gabrial Caster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Castor in household of Gabrial Castor, "United States Census, 1850"

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