James Carlton Casto

Brief Life History of James Carlton

When James Carlton Casto was born on 6 September 1820, in Lawrence, Indiana, United States, his father, Abel Casto, was 30 and his mother, Mary Galland, was 21. He married Harriet Thompson on 31 January 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He registered for military service in 1852. He died in 1870, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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James Carlton Casto
Sarah Melissa Odekirk
Marriage: 26 June 1849
Isaac Franklin Casto
Elizabeth Mary Casto
Adelaide Casto
Geneva Katherine Casto
Eliza Jane Casto
Ellen Mary Casto
Alice Harriet Casto
Thomas Jefferson Casto
William Charles Casto

Sources (25)

  • Jas Cash, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James B Carlton Casto - Published information: birth: 6 September 1820; Lawrence, Indiana, United States
  • James Casto, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis

The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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

Spanish and Italian:

from the Latin personal name Castus ‘chaste’.

nickname from casto ‘chaste, pure’.

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

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Mormon Battalion

James Casto was a member of the Mormon Battalion. There is a book, of which I will get a copy, that indicates that he had to haul some firewood at some time as a punishment (not to disparage him, our …

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