John was born about 1800.
Posted 28 Sep 2012 by Joyce Bennett Casto is an old name in what is now West Virginia, and persons bearing the name are found in various parts of the state. Among these have been and are many engaged in professional callings, medicine and the law. (I) William Casto, the first member of this family about whom we have definite information, settled on a farm near Ripley, Jackson county, Virginia, which farm is still in the possession of the family. He marriad ---. Child, Levi, of whom further. (II) Levi Casto, son of William Casto, was born near Jane Lew, Lewis county, Virginia, April 1, 1808, died January 27, 1880. Throughout his life he was a farmer. He married Hannah, born August 3, 1813, died January 23, 1891, daughter of William Carney. Children: 1. Arrilla, married Jacob Heyre. 2. James H. 3. George B. 4. Absalom H. 5. Francis A. 6. David C., born August 31, 1850; he received his early education in the public schools, and was for eight years a school teacher; on June 24, 1874, he was graduated from the University of Ohio, and he then accepted the position of superintendent of schools at Elizabeth, Wirt county, West Virginia; in 1877 he was admitted to the bar, but he still taught school for a short time; for two years he taught at Burning Springs, Wirt county, West Virginia, and he was from 1877 to 1881 county superintendent of schools of Wirt county; from 1881 he has been engaged in the practice of law, and since 1896 he has been a resident of Parkersburg, West Virginia; he married Lucy Clyde Dorr; children: Lillian D., born November 23, 1878, died January 22, 1913, married, May, 1906, Robert T. Stealey; Dorr, a lawyer at Parkersburg, practicing with his father, one of the United States commissioners for the district of West Virginia. 7. Charles Evertt, of whom further. 8. Claremont E. T., of whom further. Six other sons, deceased. (III) Charles Evertt Casto, son of Levi and Hannah (Carney) Casto, was born at Ripley, Jackson county, Virginia, December 16, 1852. At one time he was a school teacher in the public schools of Kanawha county, West Virginia; later he bought the old home farm, on which he has since passed his life. He married Margaret L., daughter of William and Fanette Rose. Children: 1. Thomas J., a physician; David C., prosecuting attorney of Writ county, West Virginia; Okey J., of whom further; Verta, married Theodore Staats; Ruby, married E. E. Staats; Bessie, married C. L. Chenoweth; Mabel, married Clarence Rathbone; Nellie. (III) Dr. Claremont E. T. Casto, son of Levi and Hannah (Carney) Casto, was born in Jackson county, Virginia, November 30, 1854, died at Parkersburg, West Virginia, October 14, 1912. His education was begun in the public schools, and further prosecuted at Miami College, from which he was graduated and received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1875. Dr. Casto went after his graduation to Rockport. Wood county, West Virginia, where he practised his profession for twenty-six years. This long period of service was followed by a period of five and one-half years at Belleville, Wood county, West Virginia. where he engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery. Finally, in 1906, he came to Parkersburg, West Virginia, where he acquired a large practice. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons. Dr. Casto's religion was the Methodist Episcopal. He married, in 1875, Tennessee, daughter of Michael and Emily (McCoy) Crow, of Jackson county, West Virginia. Children: 1. Donza Clarence, born January 2, 1877; physician, graduate of the Baltimore Medical College; he was at the time of his father's death practicing with him, and has continued to practice at Parkersburg; married Willa F. Michael. 2. Emma, born July 3, 1880; married G. C. Holliday. 3. Charles Evertt, born August 14, 1883. (IV) Dr. Okey J. Casto, son of Charles Evertt and Margaret L. (Rose) Casto, was born at Ripley, March 31, 1880. He acquired his education in the public schools, including the high schools at Ripley and at Fayette, Fayette county, West Virginia. He then studied at the Barnes Medical College at St. Louis and at the Maryland Medical College, Baltimore, Maryland, from which he was graduated May 14, 1902. After his graduation he established himself at Elizabeth, Wirt county, West Virginia. Here Dr. Casto has practiced medicine and surgery with success, and now has a large practice. He has served as a member of the town and county boards of health, also inspector of schools. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Dr. Casto married, May 14, 1905, Elosha, daughter of Francis and Marian --- Hodge. Child, Charles Francis, born May 14, 1909. Casto Bible listings Don Norman history Posted 18 Dec 2014 by Joyce Bennett DESCENDANTS OF AZARIAH CASTO =========== == ======= ===== Don Norman
12.WILLIAM CASTO 2.WILLIAM CASTO 1.AZARIAH CASTO William Casto, a son of William Casto, was born July 9, 1769 and died in Jackson County VA (WV) in 1836. (His will was probated December 17, 1836.) He married Hannah Bonnet. Hannah died about 1810 and William married Martha "Patsy" Parsons in 1816. Martha, a daughter of Charles and Nancy Ann (Flesher) [Sleith] Parsons, was born in 1800 and died in 1878. "The Minute Book of Monthly Meetings 1784 to 1797" of the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Fayette County PA records that Hannah Casto became a member December 11, 1791 by letter from another church and that William Casto was baptized on the Wednesday following November 11, 1797. Both received a letter of dismission September 8, 1798. On November 27, 1797 the Randolph County VA (WV) court ordered Buckhannon residents to work on the road between the mouth of Turkey Run to William Casto's. This indicated that the Casto family had moved to Randolph County by that date. William bought 250 acres of land in Randolph County for $100 October 6, 1805 and sold it to Abraham Carper for $500 August 14, 1814. In 1816, the Casto family moved to the neighborhood of Cedar Lakes in present day Jackson County WV.
Children of William and Hannah (Bonnett) Casto.
16. (1). James b. 1789 d.Dec 22 1868 m.Sudna "Sydney" Kessel Aug 27 1817
17. (2). William b. 1790 d. 1884 m.Martha "Patsy" Parsons
19. (3). Lucretia b.c. 1792 d.c 1846 m. Elijah Rollins
19. (4). Mary Ann "Nancy" b.May 27 1793 d.Jun 28 1835 m. Nicholas Ours Sep 10 1815
20. (5). Jonathan b.Dec 30 1794 d.Oct 21 1851 m.Mary Magdalene Wetherholt 1816
21. (6). Benjamin b. 1799 d.May 1 1882 m. sarah "Sally" Shinn
22. (7). John G. b.c. 1801 m.Nancy Parsons
23. (8). Rhoda b.c. 1802 d.c. 1833 m.John Pringle
24. (9). Absolom b. 1804
25. (10). Levi b.Apr 1 1808 d.Jan 17 1880 m. sarah (Woodruff) Wright Mar 10 1831 m. Hannah Carney Feb 14 1833
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