James Nowlin Casteel

12 January 1833–30 January 1897 (Age 64)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of James Nowlin

When James Nowlin Casteel was born on 12 January 1833, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Jacob Israel Casteel, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Jane Nowlin, was 33. He married Marinda Bridget Weaver in 1855. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 9 daughters. He lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1860 and Riverside, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1880. He died on 30 January 1897, at the age of 64, and was buried in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Nowlin Casteel
Marinda Bridget Weaver
Marriage: 1855
Sara Jane Casteel
John Wesley Casteel
Mary Casteel
Martha Ann Casteel
Patience Louisa Casteel
Julia Cecelia Casteel
Rozilla Casteel
Margaret Lucy Casteel
Sophia Alzada Casteel
Nettie May Casteel

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    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.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 6
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 17
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    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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    Short summary

    Born in Pike, Illinois, USA on 1832 to Jacob Israel Casteel and Sarah Nowlin. James Nowlin married Marinda Bridget Weaver and had 3 children. He passed away on Jan 1888 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, U …

    Sources (26)

    • James Castell, "United States Census, 1880"
    • James Casteel in entry for James L Huckaby and Margaret L Richardville, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • James Casteel in household of Sarah Casteel, "United States Census, 1860"

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