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Re: Jacob Castle and Sowege

Posted: 26 Feb 2009 6:06AM GMT
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This is my research on Jacob Castle Sr
Mentions Jr as well! attached is documentation of the shawnee heritage which on page 58 mentions both! This is a lot of info I hope it helps!

Amy Cassel
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Shawnee Heritage
ISBN: 978-1-4357-1573-8
http://books.google.com.au/books?i d=6OugaRN9E0EC&pg=PA58&dq=sowege+gliding&ei=h-dvSdnYEoTMlQSRrqWvDg#PPA58,M1
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History
Added by Livelifelovefreedom on 6 Jun 2008

Arrivals from Krisheim (Kreisheim) Germany.
Johannes Kassel...born c 1638. wife Mary.
German descent. voyaged here by way of London, England in the ship
JEFFRIES, landing in Germantown (Philadelphia) on November 20, 1691
Arriving with Johannes and Mary were children
1. Arnold...b Krisheim, married Susannah de la Plaine. Susannah de la
Plaine was daughter of Nicholas de la Plaine and Susannah Cresson. They
were French Hugenots who m on April 9, 1693. Arnold became recorder of
Germantown in 1692-93
2. Peter, b. Krisheim.
3. Elizabeth, b. Krisheim
4 Mary b. Krisheim
5. Sarah b. Krisheim

Arnolds children were Johannes, Daniel, Arnold Jr.
Nicholas, Daniel, Veronica, Elizabeth. Eliabeth married Samuel Boone
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Jacob Castle, Sr. (Born around 1718 and died around 1803.)
Added by Livelifelovefreedom on 19 Jun 2008
Originally submitted by charlescramer to Joseph Keller Cramer Family on 8 May 2008

Jacob Castle, Sr.
(Born around 1718 and died around 1803.)
Also known as "The Hunter" or "The Long Hunter."

Variations in the Spelling of Jacob Castle's Last Name:

In the 1700's all legal and historical documents were written by hand. The person responsible for recording the information usually spelled a person’s name the way it sounded. Therefore, the same exact person was occasionally recorded in different historical documents using slight variations in the spelling of his last name (and sometimes his first name). The last name of Castle was occasionally spelled as:

1. Castle, or
2. Cassel, or
3. Cassell, or
4. Kassell.

Parents of Jacob Castle, Sr.:

1. Peter Cassel was born in Palatinate, Germany. Peter immigrated to Pennsylvania.
2. Catherine Elizabeth (Maiden Name Unknown).

Jacob Castle, Sr. was born between 1717 to 1718. Jacob lived until at least the year 1803.

Possible Birth Places of Jacob Castle, Sr.:

1. Jacob Castle, Sr. was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Later Jacob moved to Southwestern Virginia.
2. Jacob Castle, Sr. was born in Palatinate, Germany. On September 5, 1738 Jacob arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with some other German settlers. Most of those German settlers traveled to and settled in Southwestern Virginia. Jacob settled in what is now known as western Russell County, Virginia.

Possible wives of Jacob Castle, Sr.:

1. Sowege, which means Gliding Swan.
Sowege was a Native American Shawnee Indian.
Jacob married Sowege following traditional Indian Law.
Sowege was most likely born in Pennsylvania.
Sowege was Jacob's first wife.
2. Several Native American Cherokee Indian Wives (names unknown).

Three of the children of Jacob Castle, Sr. and Sowege:

1. Jacob Castle, Jr.: (1749 to 1840).
In 1769 Jacob married Mary Shane.
2. Bazil Castle: (1760 to 1846).
3. Joseph Castle.


Historical Information about Jacob Castle, Sr.
"Jacob Castle was probably of German stock, most likely Palatinate. The first record I find of Jacob Castle is when he appeared on the 1738 Tithe List for Orange Co., VA. Also appearing on the list was Jacob Stover." (Copyright © 1999 by Brian Keith Nichols.)

"On June 25, 1740, Jacob Cassell purchased 200 acres of land from Jacob Stover in Orange County, VA for 40 pounds current money (Orange Co., VA Deed Book 4, pages 47-48). On June 26, 1740, Jacob Cassel sold 75 acres to Jacob Coger for 17 pounds Pennsylvania money (Orange Co., VA Deed Book 4, pages 52-54). On September 23, 1742, Jacob Castle leased 125 acres in Orange County to Elizabeth Downs for 5 pounds current money (Orange Co., VA Deed Book 8, pages 228-230). This document goes on to say that the 125 acres is the remaining part of the original 200 acres purchased from Jacob Stover after having sold 75 acres to Jacob Coger." (Copyright © 1999 by Brian Keith Nichols.)

"In Augusta Co., VA Court Order Book 2, page 105, is an entry for Jacob Castle being charged by Adam Harmon with threatening to aid the French. Castle is ordered to be arrested and brought before a called court on the next Monday. The date is May 17, 1749. In the same book, on page 130, Jacob Castle is acquitted of the charge of treason in going over to and assisting the French. The date is May 22, 1749." (Copyright © 1999 by Brian Keith Nichols.)

In December 1785, a group of inhabitants of extreme southwest Virginia petitioned the government to form the new county of Russell. Among those signing the petition were: Jacob Castle and Joseph Castle. (Copyright © 1999 by Brian Keith Nichols.)

From Russell Co., VA Land Entry Book 1, Page 275: May 31, 1798 - Jacob Castle enters fifty acres of land on his own line by virtue of part of one land office treasury warrant No. 14,292 dated the 16th day of Sept. 1781 Beginning at Little Hollow & running with his line crossing his spring he now drinks out of, thence running toward Copper Creek for compliment. (Copyright © 1999 by Brian Keith Nichols.)

"Bazil Castle, who was born in Virginia circa 1760 and died in Kentucky on October 8, 1846, gave the following information in his pension statement on February 27, 1834, "Indian spying in western Virginia 1779-1780 under Colonel Preston, Capt. Lewis, Lt. Robinson at battle of Ruby Falls, Guilford Courthouse. April 1779 entered service as an Indian spy. Two spies working together took a certain range and at night they met at an appointed place. The first four months spent on Bluestone River. September 1779 marched with whole company down Clinch River to Fort Blackamore, arriving there in late September. Served at Fort Blackamore till December. In February 1780 marched from Blackamore to Fort Chiswell Hill. April 1780 discharged at Fort Chiswell Hill. Fall 1780 remained at home with his mother while his father went to Kings Mountain with Campbell and other Virginia men. His father, Jacob Castle, was at the battle of Kings Mountain." " (Copyright © 1999 by Brian Keith Nichols.)


Early American Traditional Folklore about Jacob Castle, Sr.
"Historians, as well as court records, indicate that Jacob Castle was a "long hunter" and lived for great periods of time with the Indians in the vicinity of what, today, is Castlewood in the western part of Russell County, Virginia. Castle dressed in Buckskin moccasins and leggings, a leather hunting shirt and "breeches" and a cap made of beaver or otter skin. He carried a hatchet, knife, shotpouch, powder horn, rifle (or musket) and enough food for at least 2 days." (Copyright 1997 © by Ron Hall.)

"Most of his descendents in Russell, Wise and Scott counties bear the traits and appearance of the Indian to whom he was married. He was married legally, according to Indian law, which was the only law on the frontier when Castle was in the southwestern portion of Virginia." (Copyright 1997 © by Ron Hall.)

"The story of Jacob Castle fits the pattern of western activity in pre-revolution days. "Long Hunters" spent long periods of time in the forests away from farmers and civilization. They lived much as the Indians did, depending upon their hunting skills to provide food, clothing and trade goods. Try as they might, the long hunters often found civilization catching up with them. This was the case in Russell County since the first permanent settlers moved there in 1769. The people who came that year were squatters since several years would pass before they could claim legal title to their land." (Copyright 1997 © by Ron Hall.)

"Castle was a longhunter who lived for months in the woods and traded deerskins and animal pelts. He would leave home in the fall and disappear for months dressed in a deerskin hunting shirt, beaver cap, buckskin moccasins and leggings. The tail of the beaver cap would hang to the nape of his neck. He took a hatchet, knife, shot pouch and provisions such as meal, salt, jerked beef and pemmican in a sling over his shoulder. He carried a long-barrelled rifle commonly made by Germanic gunsmiths in eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and along the western trail. Originally it was called the Pennsylvania rifle but later became more famous as the Kentucky Hunter's Rifle. The wagon road later became part of the Wilderness Road. Travelers would go for miles and days without seeing but little evidence of civilization. Occasionally there would be a log hut along the rugged land of cliffs and forest in southwest Virginia. In 1769, other pioneers cleared patches of land at Castle's Woods and moved in as squatters. Threats from Indians compelled them to live close together. The Loyal Land Company owned so much land at the time that emigrants would build a cabin and set up housekeeping without the formality of buying or renting. If the land was poor or the area proved unsafe they would move on. Otherwise they would stay until confronted by the owner and forced to buy." (Excerpt from the article "In and Around the State of Cumberland: Jadon Talks about Pioneer Life of 1700's," by Jadon Gibson, from THE POWELL VALLEY TIMES, December 5, 1990.)

"The earliest Castle men who settled in southwestern Virginia obtained, from the indians, a large tract of land situated on the Clinch River. The area was known in the early records as Castle's Woods. Although the Castle's had traded with the indians to obtain their land they did not have sufficient title to it. As other white settlers came into the area they settled there and eventually obtained land warrants. Isaiah Salyer apparently lived on land in the Castle's Woods area when he first arrived in southwestern Virginia. Both Jacob and Joseph Castle lived among the Indians and were known to have been Indian traders. Records indicate that they both produced children of Indian ancestry." (Copyright © 2003, "Descendants of Jacob Castle," as edited by William C. Reed.)
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Jacob and Sowege
Added by Livelifelovefreedom on 19 Jun 2008
Originally submitted by charlescramer to Joseph Keller Cramer Family on 8 May 2008

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Added by 88brownjen88 on 3 Apr 2007

Yelles "Jules, Julius Cassel" Kassel; born abt.1590 and died abt.1681 of Krisheim, Germany, "Krisheim is located between Manheim and Worms in the Palatinate (Pfalz)", had at least two sons, ; Johannes "John" Cassel, born abt. 1639 and died April 17, 1692 in Philadelphia, Pa. and Arnold Cassel, born abt. 1642 and died abt. 1687. These were the first Cassel, Cassell, Kassel, Kassell, Castle's to come to America.
They came to America under the terms of a promise by William Penn. Penn on his third visit to Germany, met Julius on Sunday, August 26, 1681. I do not know the reason or reasons for this departure from Germany.
Johannes, and Arnold arrived in Germantown Pennsylvannia on November 20, 1686 after a seven month journey aboard the ship "Jeffries". Naturalization papers for both brothers dated March 7, 1691-1692, are presently in the Library of Jaunita College, Huntington, PA.
Johannes was 47-years old when he immigrated to America and had five children who accompanied him and his wife Mary, 2-boys and 3-girls, "Arnold 16, Peter 13, Elizabeth 11, Mary-9, and Sarah-6.

Johannes Cassel, shortly after arriving in Germantown learned that a large legacy was left to his family through the death of a relative wich amounted to nearly one million dollars. It was necessary for them to return to Germany to claim the legacy. A church council was called and the matter was discussed. It was decided however, by a unanimous vote not to receive the money as it would have a tendency to make them proud, which, was at odds with their religious beliefs. "Which may have been Judaism, Mennonite or Lutheran".
Johannes Cassel also signed the original charter of Germantown, Pennsylvania, where he settled and spent the rest of his natural life.

An interesting note, Cassel; Cassell; Kassel; Kassell; Castle;, are only a few of the spellings of our last name. It is not a German surname but a place name, "Hesse-Kassel". "Coming from Germany converted to Judaism". There are Jewish Cassels, and it is possible that the name has been derived from a contracted version of the Hebrew name "Katriel". There is a story in our history of two brothers in a Jewish family married Gentile women and got booted out. That trail leads to the US and Canada, and one branch of the Jewish family to England, the mst famous one being "Sir Ernest Cassel, and Sir Ian Cassel. a man of great wealth and friend of royalty.

Our line decends from Yelles "Jules, Julius Cassel" Kassel to his son, Johannes "John" Cassel to his son, Peter Cassel.I have no further information on Peter other than he married Catherine Elizabeth, her last name is unknown at the time of this writting.

Peter Cassel, had at least two children I know of and possibly more. Peter by my calulation would have been about 44-yrs old when he and Catherine Elizabeth bore their son Jacob Cassel who was born about the year 1717. And married a Shawnee Indian named, Sowege "Gliding Swan". And Basil Joseph Castle

Jacob Cassel for whom "Castlewoods, Virginia" is named, is one of the most mysterious and intriguing characters of the early frontier in Russell County, Virginia.
Historians, as well as court records, indicate that Jacob Castle was a "long hunter" and lived for great periods of time with the Indians in the vicinity of what, today, is Castlewood in the western part of Russell County, Virginia.
Jacob Cassel/Castle, had at least eight wives all Cherokee except Sowege, who was his first wife. Sowege was a Shawnee Indian fromPennsylvania and the mother of his first born Jacob, Jr..
Castle dressed in Buckskin moccasins and leggings, a leather hunting shirt and "breeches" and a cap made of beaver or otter skin. He carried a hatchet, knife, shotpouch, powder horn, rifle (or musket) and enough food for at least 2 days.
Castlewood takes it name from "Castle's Woods", the vast expansion of forest land that Jacob Castle acquired from the Indians. There are many stories regarding Castle's acquisition of the land. Some historians say that he traded the Indians a butcher knife and a musket for the expanse of woodland that later took his name. Some say that he disposed of it for "a hound dog, a shotgun and a drink of whiskey". An area known as Castle Run, as legend goes, was so named because Jacob Castle was once chased by an Indian chief for hunting on his land.
Castle settled in what later became Russell County because he was hounded by Adam Harman in Augusta and Montgomery Counties, Virginia.
Jacob Castle was detailed with other settlersto build a road from Adam Harman's house "to the river" and over the Ridge to the north branch of Roanoke River. Castle, being the free spirit that he was, apparently objected to building the road for Harman, who was captain of the Fort in his precinct and overseer of the main road through the community.
According to some accounts, Harman suspected that Castle was in league with some Indians who were living in Russell County and raiding the older settlements in Augusta County. At one time, they reportedly robbed Harman and he believed that Castle had instigated the attacks on him.
In 1749, Harman charged Jacob Castle with threatening to aid the French. Since this was before the French and Indian war broke out and French and English relations were bad, the charge was considered to be treason. Harman took a posse to Castle's Woods to arrest Castle and return him to Montgomery County.
Apparently Castle resisted and according to the accepted legend, the Clinch river got its name from a lame man named Clinch who was in the posse. "During the battle, in which the Indians were assisting Castle, Clinch got separated from the posse while it was retreating across the river. He was either shot by an Indian or fell from his horse. An Indian, seeing that he had difficulty moving in the water, rushed forward to scalp him and was himself killed. For his participation in the incident, the others named the river "Clinch" in his honor". Indeed, Dr. Thomas Walker (for whom Walker Mountain is named) in his journal of his trip through southwest Virginia in 1750, said "Clinch River was named for a hunter whose name was Clinch."
Castle was either arrested or, as some say, turned himself in . At any rate, he was tried and acquitted of the charge. Thereafter, he spent more and more time in Castle's Woods. He went west permanently about 1750 according to James W. Hagy in his book "Castle's Woods and Early Russell County 1769 - 1799", but he also retained residence in Montgomery County. It is quite probable that he had a family in the New River Area in addition to his Indian family in
Castle's Woods.
Jacob is mentioned in the "Chronicles of Southwest, VA", as well as his son Jacob, Jr.. It is often hard to figure out which Jacob they were referring to in the records themselves. It is not clear how many children Jacob Sr. had, besides Jacob Jr. there is thought to be several more sons and daughters, many of which lived in the Cherokee communities and may have forsaken the Castle name for there given Indian names.
Two other sons have some evidence as being a descendent of Jacob. Benjamin Castle and Joseph Castle but it is unclear if they were his sons with Sowege also known as Mary Elizabeth, or one of his other wives. The time span would suggest Sowege as their mother.
Change Date: 22 MAR 2003 at 11:18:51
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Jacob Cassel/Castle
Added by Livelifelovefreedom on 19 Jun 2008
Originally submitted by charlescramer to Joseph Keller Cramer Family on 8 May 2008

Jacob Cassel/Castle

This info is from: Paul L.A. Stapleton

Joseph's Father was Jacob "The Hunter" Castle, Sr. his wife was Sowege, a Shawnee Indian abd thus all of his children were half native american. I am descended through at least two of his grandchildren that I know of. Two of Joseph's daughters, Nancy and Sarah.

Here's some more info for you

560. Jacob Castle, Sr., born Abt. 1717 in Lancaster County, PA; died April 01, 1789 in Holsten River Area, VA. He was the son of 1120. Peter Cassel and Catherine Elizabeth Unknown. He married 561. Sowege (Gilding Swan) Shawnee Indian.

561. Sowege (Gliding Swan) Shawnee Indian1430, born in Western PA1431; died Unknown.

Notes for Jacob Cassel, Sr.:
Jacob Cassel the albino frontiersman,

Jacob "The Hunter" Cassel, Sr.:
Jacob Cassel/Castle, had at least eight wives all Cherokee except Sowege, who was his first wife. Sowege was a Shawnee Indian from PA and the mother of his first born Jacob, Jr..
Jacob was known as "The Hunter". He was the one of the Earliest Pioneers in Southwest Virginia and the area called Castlewoods, VA is named for him. During the French and Indian War, Jacob was accused of Treason by siding with the Indians, but he was aquitted, though accounts say it was probally true since he had strong ties to the Cherokee and Shawnee Tribes. Jacob is mentioned in the Chronicles of Southwest, VA as well as his son Jacob, Jr.. It is often hard to figure out which Jacob they were referring to in the records themselves. It is not clear how many children Jacob Sr. had, besides Jacob Jr. there is though to be several more sons and daughters, many of which lived in the Cherokee communities and may have forsaken the Castle name for there given Indian names. Two other sons have some evidence as being a descendent of Jacob. Benjamin Castle and Joseph Castle but it is unclear if they were his sons with Sowege or one of his other wives. The timespan would suggest Sowege as their mother.

Jacob Castle of Castle's Woods

Here is some of the information gathered on Jacob Castle.

Much has been written and speculated about Jacob Castle and the Castle family. I do not pretend to have all the information but I will list what I feel is relevant to historical research. I will have to rely on some traditional information and theories. I will indicate what is fact and what is theory.
Jacob Castle was probably of German stock, most likely Palatinate. The first record I find of Jacob Castle is when he appeared on the 1738 Tithe List for Orange Co., VA. Also appearing on the list was Jacob Stover.
On June 25, 1740, Jacob Cassell purchased 200 acres of land from Jacob Stover in Orange County, VA for 40 pounds current money (Orange Co., VA Deed Book 4, pages 47-48). On June 26, 1740, Jacob Cassel sold 75 acres to Jacob Coger for 17 pounds Pennsylvania money (Orange Co., VA Deed Book 4, pages 52-54). On September 23, 1742, Jacob Castle leased 125 acres in Orange County to Elizabeth Downs for 5 pounds current money (Orange Co., VA Deed Book 8, pages228-230). This document goes on to say that the 125 acres is the remaining part of the original 200 acres purchased from Jacob Stover after having sold 75 acres to Jacob Coger.
On November 27, 1740, the estate of Jacob Stover, deceased, was sold (Orange Co., VA Will Book 1, pages 202-206). Some of the purchasers were:
Jacob Stover [Jr.]
Capt. Patten
Jacob Castle, who purchased one heifer, one sorrel mare, and a Negro wench
On March 26, 1741, Jacob Stover [Jr.], Henry Downs, Gent., and Jacob Castle entered into bond unto Thomas Chew, Gent., for 500 pounds (Orange Co., VA Will Book 1, pages 140-141). Jacob tover [Jr.] was administrator of the estate of Jacob Stover, deceased.
On May 30, 1741, Jacob Castle and Henry Downs, Gent., entered into bond unto Thomas Chew,
justice, for 100 pounds (Orange Co., VA Will Book 2, pages 154-155). Jacob Castle was guardian of Abraham Stover, orphan of Jacob Stover.
Note: Orange County, VA consisted of all of southwest Virginia at the time of the above entries.
In Augusta Co., VA, a survey for Jacob Castel was made on February 24, 1746 "lying on Woods
River containing one hundred and eighty acres and is bounded as follows viz Begining at a line on ye bank of ye River & runeth N5 W80 po crosing ye River, runeth N35 E80 po to a white o & hiccory, S65 E260 po to a sycamore bush on ye Riverside, S19 W150 po crossing ye river, N65 1/2 W 226 poles to the Begining."
In Augusta Co., VA Court Order Book 1, page 130, is an entry for a road ordered from Adam
Harmon's to the River and north branch of Roan Oak, Adam Harmon overseer, with the following workers: George Draper, Israel Lorton and son, George Hermon [Harmon], Thomas Looney, Jacob Hermon [Harmon] and three sons, Jacob Castle, John Lane, Valentine Harmon, Adren Moser, Humberston Lyon, James Skaggs, Humphrey Baker, John Davis, and Frederick Stering and two sons. The date is November 19, 1746.
From Augusta Co., VA court records is an attachmennt against Jacob Costell, Philip Cable, and John Lamme's estate on February 17, 1748 in which the three are charged for having announced that they were going to the French Dominions on Mississippi and such desertion would be harmful to the English in the war with France.
Adam and Valentine Herman [Harmon] were jailed in 1748 in Augusta Co., VA for violent robbery of the goods of Jacob Castlean.
In Augusta Co., VA Court Order Book 2, page 105, is an entry for Jacob Castle being charged by Adam Harmon with threatening to aid the French. Castle is ordered to be arrested and brought before a called court on the next Monday. The date is May 17, 1749.
In the same book, on page 130, Jacob Castle is acquitted of the charge of treason in going over to and assisting the French. The date is May 22, 1749.
In the same book, on page 371, is an entry for a road ordered from Ezekiel Calhoun's to Wood's
River thence to top of ridge between Wood's River and the south fork of Roanoke. John McFarland and Joseph Crockett to be surveyors of former and William Crisp and William Pellam of latter part, with tithables, and the following: Henry Batton, Mordecai Early, John McFarland, Jacob Goldman, John Downing, John Goldman, Charles Sinclair, Nathaniel Wilshire, William Sayers, William Hamilton, Humbertson Lyon, Frederick Carlock, Robert Norris, James Miller, James Cave, Samuel Montgomerie, Steven Lyon, John Conley, Andrew Linam, James Willbey, Samuel Stanlick, James Maies, Robert McFarlin, James Harris, John Vance, John Stride, Robert Miller, Alexander Sayers, John Miller, Jacob Castle, Robert Alcorn, John Forman, and William Miller. The date is May 23, 1750.
In the Augusta Co., VA Court Order Book 7, page 391, is an entry for John Weltshire, Alexander Sayers, and Jacob Castle to view and report the value of improvements by John Staunton on two tracts on the New River. The date is November 19, 1762.
Note: Augusta County, VA consisted of all of southwest Virginia at the time of the above entries.
The following excerpt is from the Pennsylvania Berichte, a Germantown newspaper, published
January 6, 1750. It is a letter from Samuel Eckerlin to Alexander Mack, Jr.
"Upon this occasion I want to report to you about the great inundations which occurred
on the 25th of August, a little past midnight, on the Roanoke and the area northeast of it.
Our river as well as the Little River were also very high but nobody here suffered
mentionable damage. On the Roanoke, however, and other nearby places there was
much damage. At several spots entire hills were swept down and leveled and several
tracts of bottom land, all inhabited, were filled with so much gravel and sand that they can
no longer be lived on. This I have seen myself. Also, houses and barns were carried away
and with them a great deal of the crop. The Roanoke was a mile wide at several places
and the water rose to 15 feet above otherwise dry land. Since you are familiar with this
area, I want to give you details about several places as follows: One mile below Tobias
Breit a man and a child were drowned; a woman managed to save herself on a tree;
livestock was practically all drowned because the water rose so suddenly and right at
midnight that none could have been driven away. The house of Henrich Braun with whom
we stayed has been torn up. Clad in nothing but their shirts they got away with their
children, the water reaching up to their arms. His three cows in the field were carried 3
miles downstream by the waters where they gained firm land alive. Peter Kinter and his
wife found a horrible end. They were not yet asleep but had been drinking together, were
in good cheer and thought of no danger till the water suddenly rose up to the house and
no more escape was possible. So they retreated to the attic. No sooner had they reached
it than the water rose up to them. They placed boards on the collar beam and sat on
them. When the water reached up to their arms and no more flight seemed possible, he
lost heart and told his people: He believed that this was another deluge and the Last
Judgment had come. He asked his wife to give him a kiss. As he grabbed her, both slid
from the board and away with the waters. Those who were with them on the boards saw
no more of them.

"Kassel's wife and children and their old mother were in the house at the same time.
They all survived up on the collar beam save for a small child whom Peter Kinter's wife
had on her lap. It drowned with them. After daybreak, the others found out that they had
been carried with the upper part of the house for a mile into some woods. They found a
rope and tied it to a tree so that they would not be carried any further until the waters
subsided or someone would come to their rescue. After a few days, Peter Kinter's wife
was found dead and naked hanging on a tree with one arm. And several days later he was
also found. But he had no more head and only one arm. Maybe some wild animal had
already feasted on him."
The "Kassel" mentioned above was probably Jacob Castle.
Included among the taxpayers of Rowan Co., NC in 1768 were: Jacob Castle (charged with 2 taxes),
James McCarty (charged with 2 taxes), and Daniel Boone (charged with 2 taxes).
In December 1785, a group of inhabitants of extreme southwest Virginia petitioned the government to form the new county of Russell. Among those signing the petition were: Jacob Castle and Joseph Castle.
From Russell Co., VA Land Entry Book 1, Page 275: May 31, 1798 - Jacob Castle enters fifty acres of land on his own line by virtue of part of one land office treasury warrant No. 14,292 dated the 16th day of Sept. 1781 Beginning at Little Hollow & running with his line crossing his spring he now drinks out of, thence running toward Copper Creek for compliment.
From Russell Co., VA Law Order Book 1, Page 177: October Court 1789 - Ordered that Richard
Thompson be summoned to attend at next court to settle with the court for his administration of the Estate of Thomas Roberts dec'd. Jacob Casel as above for the administration of the Estate of Joseph Casel dec'd.
From Russell Co., VA Law Order Book 1, Page 178: October 1789 - On motion of Jacob Casel and William Huston the said William Huston is appointed Administrator of the Estate of Joseph Casel decd in the Room of said Jacob Casel and it is ordered that he comply with the condition of the said Jacob Casel's Administration Bond and thereupon the said William Huston took the Oath of an Administrator.
Bazil Castle, who was born in Virginia circa 1760 and died in Kentucky on October 8, 1846, gave the following information in his pension statement on February 27, 1834, "Indian spying in western Virginia 1779-1780 under Colonel Preston, Capt. Lewis, Lt. Robinson at battle of Ruby Falls, Guilford Courthouse. April 1779 entered service as an Indian spy. Two spies working together took a certain range and at night they met at an appointed place. The first four months spent on Bluestone River. September 1779 marched with whole company down Clinch River to Fort Blackamore, arriving there in late September. Served at Fort Blackmore till December. In February 1780 marched from Blackamore to Fort Chiswell Hill. April 1780 discharged at Fort Chiswell Hill. Fall 1780 remained at home with his mother while his father went to Kings Mountain with Campbell and other Virginia men. His father, Jacob Castle, was at the battle of Kings Mountain."
Joseph Castle likely was a son of Jacob Castle. He married Eunice Powers in Wythe Co., VA in 1797.
The minister's return was by Rev. John Stanger. Their children were: Sarah Castle Salyer, Joseph Castle, Jr., Jacob Castle, Hannah Castle Salyer, Lucinda Castle Salyer, Esther Castle Salyer, and Malinda Castle Salyer.
Other children of Jacob Castle, according to traditional information, may have been Jacob Castle Jr. and Benjamin Castle.
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Jacob Castle and Gliding Swan-Mary Elisabeth

Marriage:1736, Lancaster Co PA

Children: Valentine Castle 36 - pa, Mary Castle 38 - pa,Rachel Castle 40 - Va,
Elijah Castle 42, Catherine Castle 44, Benjamin Castle 46, Jacob Castle Jr 48,
Littleton Castle 52, Joseph Castle 55.

Another Name for Jacob Castle: White Tassel-hunter-taumee Elene-Corn Man
Additional information about this story
Description as above
Date copyright2008
Location 1736, Lancaster Co PA
Attached to

* Sowege Gilding Swan Indian (1719 - 1752)
* Jacob Castle Sr (1717 - 1789)
* Jacob Castle (1749 - 1849)
* Valentine Cassel (1730 - 1804)

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* church Family Tree

Reasearch
Added by Livelifelovefreedom on 16 Jan 2009

Marriage:1736, Lancaster Co PA to Sowege-Gliding Swan-Mary Elisabeth
Children:

* Valentine Castle 36 - pa,
* Mary Castle 38 - pa,
* Rachel Castle 40 - Va,
* Elijah Castle 42,
* Catherine Castle 44,
* Benjamin Castle 46,
* Jacob Castle Jr 48,
* Littleton Castle 52,
* Joseph Castle 55.

What I found previously in reasearch


Jacob Castle Sr 1717 – 1789
Sowege G S Indian 1719 – 1752
Children:
* Valentine Cassel
1730 – 1804
* James Castle
1738 – 1802
* William Castle
1738 – 1744
* Michael Castle
1738 – 1791
* Jacob Castle
1749 – 1849
* Elijah Castle
1798 – 1889


Jacob Castle and Gliding Swan-Mary Elisabeth

Marriage:1736, Lancaster Co PA

Children: Valentine Castle 36 - pa, Mary Castle 38 - pa,Rachel Castle 40 - Va,
Elijah Castle 42, Catherine Castle 44, Benjamin Castle 46, Jacob Castle Jr 48,
Littleton Castle 52, Joseph Castle 55.

Another Name for Jacob Castle: White Tassel-hunter-taumee Elene-Corn Man
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Description as above
Date copyright2008
Location 1736, Lancaster Co PA
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* Sowege Gilding Swan Indian (1719 - 1752)
* Jacob Castle Sr (1717 - 1789)
* Jacob Castle (1749 - 1849)
* Valentine Cassel (1730 - 1804)
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