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Thomas Casteel

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Thomas J. Casteel
Born 1940s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , , , , and [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half]
Descendants descendants
Father of and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified | Created 24 Oct 2013
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Thomas was placed in a Methodist Children's Home in Shreveport as a young child and was later taken in by his foster parents Vera Neal Boisseau and Ray Boisseau.

When he was placed in the foster home, everyone thought his name was James Thomas; it wasn't until he graduated from high school that he learned it was Thomas James. All the Shreveport relatives still call him James.[1] .


Date: 1947
Place: Vera and Ray Boisseau, LA


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  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 2637 cM Family Finder match between brothers J. Casteel and Thomas Casteel. The brothers also share a father, having a genetic distance of 0 on the FTDNA Y-chromosome 67 marker test, but it is uncertain whether Everett Casteel is that father.
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Thank you to Sharon Casteel for creating WikiTree profile Casteel-174 through the import of slc2.ged on Oct 22, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Sharon and others.

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On 20 Dec 2013 at 15:16 GMT R. (Geleick) G. wrote:

Hello Thomas!

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