Friday, April 13, 2018

1829 Guardianship Record of David & Francis Casteel, sons of Isaac Casteel

1829 Administrative Bond
appointing guardianship of Francis Casteel and David Casteel, heirs of Isaac Casteel, to Aaron Allard (principle) & John Miller. Isaac Casteel was the son of  Francis Casteel, who names Isaac as the father of his two grandsons, Francis & David, in his 1833 will.
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Cooper County, Missouri
Administrator Bonds, Vol. A, pp132-133
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Francois X & Celina Meunier Turgeon

Francois Xavier Turgeon 
Married 1872 at St-Octave-de-Métis, Quebec
Celina (Meunier) Turgeon

Buried in the "French Cemetery"
now known as old Sacred Heart Cemetery
in New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pauline Kolbush (1865-1943)

29 May 1943
Central New Jersey Home News

St. James Cemetery
Jamesburg, NJ
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Monday, February 19, 2018

Heirs of Samuel Casteel of Scott Co Virginia

In the Chancery Records Index located in the digital collection of the Library of Virginia is the case of :
George McConnell vs Heirs of Samuel Casteel. 
The whole case has been scanned is available to read online.  Below is pg 2 of 23 which names the children of the deceased Samuel along with his widow's name and the name of her new husband.  It also states where and when he died.  This one page provides key information for anyone researching Samuel Casteel of Scott County, Virginia

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

24 Jan 1700 Burial Record for Georgette Richer Dupuis

(from PRDH database at

Although the above burial transcription shows Georgette's age at death as 90, it was actually closer to 55.  Georgette Richer Richard was born in 1644 in Chailly-sur-Armançon, France, daughter of Jean Richer and Eleonora Bornais.
She married Francois Dupuis on 6 Oct 1670 in Québec (Notre-Dame-de-Québec), and together they had 7 children. The oldest son, Rene, born 1671, being our ancestor.
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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Abednego Casteel - War of 1812 Record

Below is a page from Abednego Casteel's Compiled Service Record during the War of 1812 that I ordered from NARA using their online services.

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