Jacob Israel Casteel

Brief Life History of Jacob Israel

When Jacob Israel Casteel was born in 1797, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, his father, Francis Casteel, was 34 and his mother, Mary Peck, was 39. He married Sarah Jane Nowlin in 1818, in Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He died in May 1860, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Israel Casteel
Sarah Jane Nowlin
Marriage: 1818
Emaline Catherine Casteel
Mary Ann Casteel
Stephen Francis Casteel
Sarah Casteel
Margaret Jane Casteel
Sarah Casteel
Joshua Oglesby Casteel
James Nowlin Casteel

Sources (48)

  • Jacob R Casteel, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jacob Israel Casteel - Government record: birth-name: Daniel Casteel
  • Jacob Israel Casteel, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

Name Meaning

Altered form of mainly northern French Ducastel: topographic name, with fused preposition and definite article du ‘from the’, from Picard castel, Old French chastel ‘castle’ (see Castel 5, compare 2 below); or a habitational name for someone from any of several places called Le Castel. Compare Castile .

Dutch: from kasteel ‘castle’, hence a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for someone who lived or worked in a castle.

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

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