William B Castor

1816–1865 (Age 49)
Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William B

When William B Castor was born on 16 February 1816, in Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Gabriel Castor, was 29 and his mother, Catherine Louisa Huffman, was 29. He had at least 5 sons and 5 daughters with Elizabeth Thackery. He lived in Laughery Township, Ripley, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Moravia, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1860. He died on 20 October 1865, in Hardin, Iowa, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Miller Cemetery, Hardin, Iowa, United States.

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William B Castor
Elizabeth Thackery
Tabitha E. Caster
James Barkley Caster
Jacob Elwood Castor
Catherine O. Caster
Armina Jane Caster
William Hershel Thackery Caster
Harmon Carodin " Cordy" Caster
Carmella Iturea "Mellie" Caster
Benjamin Kaster
Laura C Caster

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 4

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 14

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.

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)

  • Wm B Caster, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Castor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William Caster in entry for James Caster, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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