Lewis Huffman Castor

1814–1889 (Age 75)
Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Lewis Huffman

When Lewis Huffman Castor was born in 1814, in Jefferson Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Gabriel Castor, was 28 and his mother, Catherine Louisa Huffman, was 28. He married America Ross on 17 April 1843, in Salt Creek Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Jefferson, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1840. He died in 1889, in Salt Creek Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Ross Cemetery, Salt Creek Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States.

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Lewis Huffman Castor
America Ross
Marriage: 17 April 1843
John Castor
Vesta Castor
Dillard Castor
Catherine Castor
Ellen Castor
James S. Castor
America “Pink” Castor
Lewis D Castor
Mary C. Castor

Spouse & Children

17 April 1843
Salt Creek Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Indiana is the 19th state.
1816 · Constitutional Convention Held

Age 2

A constitutional convention was held on June 10, 1816, at Corydon to discuss statehood. Thirty-four delegates, with Jonathan Jennings presiding, passed a resolution to proceed writing the state’s constitution. The constitution was completed on June 29, 1816, and became effective on the same day.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 22

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Louis Carter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lewis H Castor, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Lewis H Castor, "United States Census, 1840"

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