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Jacob Casselberry

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Providence, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: November 11, 1795 (51)
Evansburg, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Paul Castleberry and Margaret Castleberry
Husband of Anna Nash Casselberry
Father of Richard Tyson Casselberry; William Tyson Casselberry; Ann Tyson Casselberry; Jacob Casselberry and Benjamin Casselberry
Brother of Catrin Casselberry; Elizabeth Casselberry; Richard Castleberry; Benjamin Casselberry; Ann Casselberry and 1 other

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About Jacob Casselberry

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=grooks&id=I91 ID: I91 Name: Jacob CASSELBERRY Given Name: Jacob Surname: Casselberry Sex: M _UID: 7081A01BF4B7904090BA0EF5611304AE9A01 Change Date: 9 JUN 2010 Note:

   Jacob was only 3 when his father died, and his mother died a year later. It is not clear who may have raised him, but I would guess possibly one of his Addams aunts or uncles, as he remained with the St. James Episcopal Church, of which the Adams family were charter members. Since he married Ann Tyson, this seems even more likely, as the Tyson families were friends with both his grandfather Richard Addams, and both of his wives, Gertien Op den Graef, and Alse Withers. Jacob purchased the property on 243 Evansburg Rd from the Kressmans on June 1, 1768, when he was 23, and established a tannery and his home there. He shows up in Phila. County tax rolls in 1769 with 110 acres. 1774 shows him owning a tan yard, and continues to be shown as a property owner through 1783.
   As most men at the time, Jacob had to perform militia duty from time to time, or pay fines, even though he was somewhat older than military age. This is the latest record of his militia duty, as researched by Barbara Wentz;
   PA Archives, Series 6, Volume 3, p. 729
   Militia Rolls 1783-1790
   1786 (Ages between 18-53)
   Upper Part of Upper Merion Twp.
   Jacob Castlebury (This was a cousin, son of Henry, son of John
   same page, same date:
   Lower District of Providence
   Jacob Castlebury (This is this Jacob, son of Paul, son of Heinrich)
   Derick Castleberry (This is son of Paul, son of Derrick)
   The Casselberry house, later called the Maple Farm, was used by Gen. Washington for one or more nights commencing Sept. 19, 1777. Jacob sent his wife and younger children into the country, but stayed there with his son, William. The property remained in the family until 1923. It is partially in use now, but is being preserved for historical value. Children were William, Richard, Anna, Benjamin, and Jacob. The marriages of all are shown in St. James Perkiomen records. Jacob and his wife Ann were the first of five generations of Casselberrys to be buried at St. James, Perkiomen. Family history sheets included in the Dr. M. Y. Weber papers include information that he was a Whig in politics (Republican), and Episcopalian.
   The following court record sheds a bit more information on the family:
   Philadelphia Orphans' Court March 28, 1768
   Petition of Jacob Castlebury, New Providence Township, Philadelphia County, tanner, sets forth that the petitioner's grandfather, Henry Castlebury, owned a certain plantation and messuage in the New Providence Township, the plantation comprising 90 acres, that in his will he made no disposition of this plantation, and that he left issue four sons: Derrick, William, Paul and John; and four daughters: Eve, Elizabeth, Mary and Catherine. Derrick by deed after the father's death conveyed his rights in the 90 acres to his brother Paul. John did likewise. "William is yet alive," as are also Eve and Elizabeth. Mary married Philip Schrack and died leaving seven children; Catherine married Hugh Hamilton and died, leaving five children. Paul died devising his estate to his son Richard and a daughter. Richard died intestate and without issue. (?) March, 1747. (?) The estate of Richard in the 90 acre tract descended to the petitioner, Jacob Castlebury. The petition asks the court to appoint an inquest to divide the 90-acre tract among the claimants or sell it and make an award of the proceeds. The court so ordered and awarded an inquest.
   June 13, 1768--Return of inquest in the estate of Henry Castlebury by Joseph Redman, High Sheriff. Because the valuation was imperfect the court set aside the return and awarded a new inquest. The Orphans Court dockets make no further mention of the proceedings.

Birth: 11 OCT 1744 in Pennsylvania Death: 11 NOV 1795 in Providence, Montgomery Co., PA Note:

   Jacob and Ann are buried at St. James, Perkiomen. Sect. 1, A11
   In memory of
   Jacob Casselberry
   he departed this life
   November 11, 1795
   aged 50 years, 1 month
   His will was proved Dec. 18, 1795, Book 1, Page 482.
   CASSELBERRY, JACOB. Providence.
   September 2, 1795. December 18, 1795. 1.482
   To wife Anna, household goods and maintenance.
   To son Benjamin, 200 pds.
   To son Jacob, 200 pds.
   Dwelling place and tanyard, where son William dwells, to be sold after agreement expires, and equally divided among children.
   Wife to receive interest of 300 pds. yearly during life; at her death, principal to be divided among children.
   To sons Benjamin and Jacob, each a watch, when 21.
   To son Jacob, interest of 200 pds. yearly and 30 pds.
   Execs: Wife Anna, and son Richard.
   Wit: Henry Sweitzer, James Bean, Jesse Bean.

Father: Paul CASTLEBERRY b: EST 1707 in Pennsylvania Mother: Margaret ADDAMS b: EST 1715 in Providence, Montgomery Co., PA

Marriage 1 Anna TYSON b: 4 DEC 1748 in Montgomery Co., PA

   Married: BEF 1768


   Has Children William CASSELBERRY b: 14 SEP 1770 in Evansburg, Montgomery Co., PA
   Has Children Richard CASSELBERRY b: 1772
   Has No Children Jacob CASSELBERRY b: AFT 1774 in Evansburg, Montgomery Co., PA
   Has Children Benjamin CASSELBERRY b: 1777 in Evansburg, Montgomery Co., PA
   Has No Children Anna CASSELBERRY b: EST 1772

casselberry house in Evansburg

......"A second possibility is that the house was built on land owned by Henry Casselberry which later fell into the hands of the Kreissman family. In his will, Henry Casselberry gave half of his possessions to his son Derrick and half to another son, John. Derrick, however, conveyed his rights to a third brother, Paul. If the house stood on land owned by Henry Casselberry, it became part of Paul Casselberry’s holdings. Interestingly enough, the only apparent connection between the Casselberrys and the Kreissmans is through Paul, who was a member of the Baptist Church in Paoli, Chester County during his early years. It may be that Paul sold the land to the Kreissmans during these years. A third possibility is that the house stood on land that Derrick Casselberry owned before his father’s death. In 1734, Derrick Casselberry paid taxes on 98 acres of land with a house near Evansburg; if this is the same house as the subject of this report, there is no evidence to explain how the farm moved into the hands of the Kreissman family before they sold it to Jacob Casselberry in 1768" (snip)"

"Jacob Casselberry died in 1795. In his will dated 9/22/1795, Jacob directed his wife Ann to sell the farm to their son William, keep £300 for herself, and distribute the remainder to their other children. Ann Casselberry did not carry out the sale of the farm to William Casselberry until 6/2/1803, when William paid £1,500 for the land. Ann must have been living in the house because the deed states, “the tenants in possession have agreed to sell the same.”

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Jacob Casselberry's Timeline

October 11, 1744
Providence, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 24
Skippack, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
September 14, 1770
Age 25
Skippack, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
October 11, 1772
Age 28
Skippack, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 31
Skippack, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 32
November 11, 1795
Age 51
Evansburg, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States