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Paul Castleberry

Also Known As: "Casselberry"
Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Providence Township, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania
Death: March 24, 1748 (39)
Providence Township, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania
Immediate Family:

Son of Heinrich Kesselberg Castleberry and Catherine Margretha Kesselberg
Husband of Margaret Castleberry
Father of Catrin Casselberry; Elizabeth Casselberry; Richard Castleberry; Benjamin Casselberry; Jacob Casselberry and 2 others
Brother of Rosey Castleberry; Derrick D. Castleberry; Eve Bassett; John William Castleberry, I; Elizabeth Davis and 3 others

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About Paul Castleberry ID: I89 Name: Paul CASTLEBERRY Given Name: Paul Surname: Castleberry Sex: M _UID: FBB4D6A0E2B0DF4496E94482E7FD047A8198 Change Date: 30 MAY 2009 Note:

   Paul used the spelling Castleberry, but his son reverted back to Casselberry. He is found on the 1734 tax list for Providence Twp. , the same neighborhood as his brother Derrick and mother Catherine. He was one of the signers of a petition sent to England in 1736 requesting a minister from the Society for Propagating of the Gospel. However, a few years later, on Sept. 18, 1742, he and his wife were received by baptish at Tredyffrin,at the Great Valley Baptist Church. His wife's step-mother Alse (Withers) Addams was a member of that Baptist church. Paul and Margaret had children Richard, Jacob, Benjamin, Catrin, Elizabeth, and Ann. Benjamin served in the Revolution.
   Paul and his wife died while their children were still young.
   Perhaps this person helped raise some of the orphaned children:
   DAVID, THOMAS. New Providence, Co. of Philadelphia. Yeoman.
   July 25, 1756. October 16, 1756. K.472.
   Children: John, Mary, Elizabeth, Elijah, Elisha and Morris.
   Beneficiaries: Elizabeth and Anne (daughters of Paul Castleberry);
   the Township of New Providence given a piece of land for public burial purposes.
   Exec: Son Morris.
   Wit: Derick Castleberry (his mark), Nathan Davis, Benjamin Davis.
   Codicil: July 27, 1756.
   Gives to said Township an additional piece of land on which to erect a Baptist Meeting House. Witnessed by Mary Castleberry & Benj. Davis.
   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. (unclear date) 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.
   Please take special note that Richard, the son of Paul, was deceased before 1768. There was another Richard in the family, the son of Paul's brother, William, who is later found in NC and Georgia, married to Anna Trice. Paul's son Richard died in Pennsylvania without issue.

Birth: EST 1707 _SDATE: 1 JUL 1707 in Pennsylvania Death: APR 1748 _SDATE: 15 APR 1748 in Providence, Montgomery Co., PA Note:

   WILL OF PAUL CASTLEBERRY, Will Book G, p. 246, #185,Registry of Wills,
   Philadelphia, PA
   In the Name of God Amen. The 22d. Day of March in ye year of our Lord 1747/8 I Paul Castleberry of New Providence in the County of Philadelphia being very Sick & weak in Body But of perfect mind & memory thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to Dye do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament That is to Say -
   Principally and First of all I give and recommend my Soul into ye hands of God that gave it & for my Body I recommend it to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian Like and decent manner at the Discretion of my Executors - Nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty power of God, And as Touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me in this Life, I give devise and Dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
   Imprimis I give and bequeath to my beloved Mother Catrin Castleberry, Every third Bushel of all ye Corn that is reaped on my Plantation namely wheat, Ray, Inden Corn and Buckwheat Together with one half of the Seyder she finding ye half of the Hands to make it yearly Every year during her Life.
   Item I give and bequeath to Margaret my Dearly beloved Wife, all my Household Goods during her Life Together with the Benefit and Profit of all my Plantation for the maintenance & Education of my Children while she remains a widow or untill my Eldest Son comes of Age And after he comes to age (& she keeps unmarried) she shall have her maintenance and a room in the House During her Life or Widowhood. Item I give and bequeath unto my beloved Son Richard Castleberry all and Singular my Lands and Tenements freely to be Enjoyed by him and his Heirs forever.
   Item I give and bequeath to my beloved Sons and Daughters Namely to Jacob Castleberry and Benjamin Castleberry also to Catrin, and Ann Castleberry the Sum of Six pounds Current money of Pennsylvania to Each of them to be raised & Levied out of my Estate and paid to them according as they come to age only the oldest Girl she shall not Sue for her Legacie untill my Son Richard come to Age.
   Item & it is my Will and I do order that at the age of Seventeen years my Sons Jacob and Benjamin be put to Trades such as they then shall think most proper Together with the Judgement of my Exers. And I do hereby Constitute and ordain Margaret my beloved Wife and Jacob Humsted my only and Sole Execurs. of this my Last Will and Testament and do hereby Disallow revoke and Disannul all and Every other Former Testaments Wills or Legacys & Executors by me in any ways before this Time named, willed & bequeathed Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my Last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand and Seal the Day and year above written.
   Paul Caselberry (seal)
   Signed, Sealed, Published Pronounced & Declared by the sd. Paul Castleberry as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers (Viz) Hugh Hamilton - John Caselbery Jas. Curry
   Salford the Eighteenth Day of April 1748
   Then personally appeared Hugh Hamilton and John Caselbery two of the Witnesses to the within written Will & on their affirmation respectively did declare they saw and heard Paul Caselberry the Testator within mentioned Sign Seal Publish and declare the Same Will to be his Last Will and Testament and that at the doing thereof he was of Sound mind memory and Understanding to the best of their knowledge.
   Coram - Jacob Reiss by authority from Wm. Plumsted, Regr. Gen.
   Be it Remembered that on the 18th. day of April 1748 The Last Will and Testament of Paul Caselbery Deced. was proved in due form of Law and Probate and Letters Testamentary were granted to Margaret Caselbery and Jacob Humsted (Umsted) Executors in the Testament named being first Solemnly affirmed well and truly to administer the said Deced.'s Estate and to bring an Inventory thereof into the Register General's office at Philada. at or before the 18th. day of May next and render a true accot. when thereunto Lawfully required Given under the Seal of the said office---Wm. Plumsted, Reg. Genr.

Father: Heinrich KESSELBERG b: OCT 1661 in Mulheim, Ruhr, Germany Mother: Catharine ? b: EST 1678

Marriage 1 Margaret ADDAMS b: EST 1715 in Providence, Montgomery Co., PA

   Married: EST 1735 in Pennsylvania


   Has Children Benjamin CASTLEBERRY b: EST 1741 in Philadelphia Co., PA
   Has Children Jacob CASSELBERRY b: 11 OCT 1744 in Pennsylvania
   Has No Children Catrin CASTLEBERRY
   Has No Children Richard CASTLEBERRY
   Has No Children Ann CASTLEBERRY
   Has Children Elizabeth CASTLEBERRY

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Paul Castleberry's Timeline

Providence Township, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 29
Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 30
Perkiomen, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 31
Paoli, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Age 31
Age 32
Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States
October 11, 1744
Age 35
Providence, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States
March 24, 1748
Age 39
Providence Township, Philadelphia County, Province of Pennsylvania
Age 39
Pennsylvania, Somerset, Pennsylvania, United States