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Jacob Taumee-Elenee "White Tassel" Castle (Cassel), Sr.

Also Known As: "White Tassel", "The Hunter", "Castle"
Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: circa February 17, 1789 (68-76)
Holsten River Area, Russell Co., Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Peter Cassel; Peter Cassel and Catherine Elizabeth Cassel
Husband of Sowege "Gliding Swan" Castle, Kispokotha Clan of the Pekowi Shawnee
Father of Valentine "Felty" Cassel, Sr.; Jacob Castle, Jr.; Joseph William Castle; Littleton Castle; Bazel Joseph Castle and 5 others
Brother of Joseph Cassell

Occupation: Long hunter
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About Jacob Taumee-Elenee "White Tassel" Castle, Sr.

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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.

Another Name for Jacob Castle: White Tassel-hunter-taumee Elene-Corn Man Jacob had more than four native wives and twenty known children, though Sowege was his primary wife.

"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.)

Castlewood, Virginia 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 (in 1746) he traded the Indians a butcher knife and a musket for the expanse of woodland that later took his name. (Copyright 1997 © by Ron Hall.)

Daniel Boone lived in the Castlewood area from 1773 to 1775 before moving on to Kentucky. Castle would probably have known him and would have had at least 30 years of woodsman experience on him. It is known that Boone took credit for a lot of the deeds of William Russell and it is probable that he claimed some of Jacob Castle’s as well. (Copyright 1997 © by Ron Hall.)

Jacob fought in The Battle at Kings Mountain during the American Revolutionary War.

"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.)

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.)

In 1982 the writer of The Heritage of Russell County visted a field in Russell County, near

the Scott County line, that was said to be an old Indian Graveyard. The area was full of

depressions indicating sunken graves. Many of the graves were marked with broken field

stones. One grave in particular was interesting in that it was not sunken and had a cut stone

marker. The stone was barely protruding above ground. Upon digging out the stone, she

found it inscribed "J. Castle, Age 67 years, Died September 26 18__."

Additional Notes:

Name: Jacob CASTLE

Sex: M

Birth: 1717 in Palatinate, Germany (or Lancaster, PA)

Death: AFT. 1787 in Russell County, VA

Occupation: Long Hunter

Event: Fact M 1767 Was in Watauga Settlement in Tennessee/NC

Event: Fact 1787 Joseph Casels & Jacob Castles, only Castle's named in Russell County tithables

Event: Fact First resident of Castlewood (Castle's Woods) , Russell County, VA

Event: Fact 9 MAY 1738 May have landed in Philadelphia with Palatinates from Germany who settled New R.

Event: Fact 1740 Sold land in Augusta County

Event: Fact 26 JUL 1740 Bought 200 acres @@ Hawksbill Creek from Jacob Stover.

Event: Fact 1746 Detailed to build road from Adam Harman's to the River to Roanoke R.

Event: Fact 1749 Adam Harman charged Jacob Castle with treason, threat to aid French; acquitted.

Event: Fact 1752 Detailed to work on Warwick Road from Lunenburg Courthouse to New R. Valley

Event: Fact 1762 Appraised two tracts of land on New River for tax purposes

Event: Fact 1782 Jacob Castle granted land warrant in Russell Co; claimed in 1798 (son?)

Event: Fact 1787 Jacob CASTLES: Russell Co, VA r P Tax List B: Self 0-0-0-5-7

Immigration: ABT. 1738 Germany to Philadelphia, PA

5 September 1738 PHILADELPHIA, PA

Jacob Castle probably came to America from the Palatinate in Germany with other German

settlers who landed in Pphiladelphia on 5 September 1738. Those settlers moved southward

and settled in New River.

1750 The first church founded on the New River, St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (1750-1885)

listed serveral people who came over from Germany and landed at Philadelphia. Among them

were Adam, Jacob, & Valentine Harman. The new settlers brought grudges and hatreds with them from the old country.

The records of Montgomery County, Virginia indicate that there was continual friction between

Jacob Castle and Adam Harman. Historians as well as court records indicate that Jacob

Castle was a lone hunter and lived for great periods of time with the Indians in the vicinity of

what is called Castlewood in Russell County, Virginia. Castlewood takes its name from Castle's Woods, the vast expanse of forestland 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. One story has it that Castle was an albino with white skin, whie hair, and pink eyes.

This is pure fabrication by Goodrige Wilson and appeared in the Roanoke Times. It has not

been proved that Castle was an albino. Being German and Nordic, he was probably very blonde. Some of the Nordic people appear to be almost albino in coloring except their eyes.

There are hundreds of Castle's descendants now living in southwestern Virginia and albinism has not cropped up ponce. Rather, most of his descendants in Russell, Scott, and Wise

Counties bear many of the traits of the Indians that he married, legally, according to Indian

law, which was the only law on the frontier when Castle was in Castle's Woods area.

Jacob Castle settled in what later became Russell County, becaue he was houded by Adam

Harman in the Augusta and Montgomery county areas. Castle went west permanently about

1750, according to James W. Hagy in his book "Castle's Woods" and Early Russell County,

1769-1799".

In 1746 Jacob Castle was detailed with other settlers to build a road from Adam Harman's "to

the River" and over the ridge to the north branch of the Roanoke. Castle, being the free spirit

that he was, apparently objected to building the road for Adam Harman, who was Captain of

Foot in his precinct and overseer of the main road through the community.

Castle was the first resident of what came to be called Castle's Woods. Althought not a

permanent resident, he spent long periods there with his Indian friends and Indian family.

Harman and Castle were bitter enemies, apparently from something that had occured between

them in Germany or on the ship coming over in 1738.

Castle sold a tract of land in Augusta County in 1740. He settled in western Russell County

long before the Treaty of Lochaber in 1770. The first permanent settlers came to Castle's

Woods in 1769, but Castle was familiar with the area twenty years before that. In 1749, Adam

Harman charged Jacob Castle with threatening to aid the French. That was before the French

and Indian war broke out, so the charge was considered to be treason. Harman took a posse

to Castle's Woods and arrested CAstle and returned him to Montgomery County. Castle was

tried on the charge and acquitted. Therefore, he spent more and more time in Castle's Woods.

But he also retained residence in Montgomery County. It is quite probably that he had a

family on the New River, in addition to his Indian family in the Castle's Woods area.

In 1752, Jacob Castle was detailed to work on the "Warwick Road" from Lunenburg Courthouse

to the New River Valley. This order indicates that Jacob still had some standing in the New

River settlements.

According to Montgomery court records on June 26, 1740, Jacob Stover sold 200 acres to Jacob Castle at the mouth of Hawksbill Creek of Shenando. Castle later sold 75 acres to

Jacob Coger and 125 acres to Elizabeth Downs, wife of Edward Wheat.

Jacob Castle apparent;u still had legal residence in Montgomery, in 1762, for on November 19

of that year he was named one of a commitee of three to review (appraise) improvements on

two tracts of land on the New River, apparently for tax purposes.

Jacob Castle is known to have been in the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina in

1767. After that, little is heard from him. In 1782, a Jacob Castle was granted a warrant for

land in Russell County, which he claimed in 1798. This could have been Jacob Castle, Jr.

who lived to be more than 100 years old.


Notes for Jacob Cassel Sr. (The Hunter):

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.

Jacoc was known as "The Hunter". He was the one of the Earliest Pioneers in Southwesy 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 acquitted, though accounts say it was probably true since he had strong ties to the Cherokee and Shawnee Tribes. Jacob is mentioned in the Crownicles 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 Sowwge or one of his other wives. The time span would suggest Sowege as their mother.


Jacob Cassel/Castle

This information 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 Indian 1430, born in Western PA 1431; 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 acquitted, though accounts say it was probably 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 descendant 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 time span 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, 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.

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 Stover [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 Taumee-Elenee "White Tassel" Castle, Sr.'s Timeline

1717
1717
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
1730
1730
Age 13
Lancaster, PA, United States
1749
1749
Age 32
Augusta, Virginia, USA
1750
1750
Age 33
1752
1752
Age 35
1761
1761
Age 44
Virginia, United States
1789
February 17, 1789
Age 72
Holsten River Area, Russell Co., Virginia, United States
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