I'm trying to locate the family of my ancestor Elizabeth Jane Watson (a.k.a. Eliza Jane), who was born abt. 1821 in or near Ripley County, Indiana. Her parents came from England abt. 1818 with her older brother Henry, b. 1817. They may have had another brother James b. abt. 1814.
Eliza married 24 Aug 1840 in Ripley Co., IN to George Washington Castator, b. abt. 1818, Ross, Butler, OH.
Henry married 3 Mar 1840 in Ripley Co., IN to Abigail Castator, b. abt. 1820 in Delaware, Ripley, IN. She was sister to George.
Eliza remained in Delaware, Ripley, IN her entire life, was divorced from George bet. 1870 - 1880, married 2nd to William Hobbs 4 Oct 1881, and probably deceased by 1900. Records indicate that either George or her children eventually changed the spelling of Castator to Castetter, which was closer to the original German spelling of (probably) Kirstaetter or Kirstätter. George may have married 2nd and fathered more children in Grant Co. Indiana, but this isn't known for sure. He is believed to have died by 1900 as well.
I don't know if James was a brother, but dates and locations lead me to believe so. He was in Missouri by 1832 and Henry was there by 1844. Henry remained there in Union and Grant City, Worth Co., MO with a large family, dying sometime after 1900. James was back in Indiana by 1840, then Michigan, and d. 17 Oct 1856 in Chicago, IL.
Please respond or contact me if you have any information regarding any member of this family.