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Pvt William Casto
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Birth: Feb. 10, 1816
Orleans
Orange County
Indiana, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1894
Cottonwood
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Son of Abel Casto & Mary (Polly) Galland

Married Racheline Cornog, 28 Sep 1843

Married Annie Cole, 13 Jun 1856, Salt Lake City, Utah

Married Jane Watson, 21 Mar 1863, Salt Lake City, Utah

William Casto, senior president of the Sixty-first quorum of Seventies, and a resident of the Big Cottonwood ward, Salt Lake county, was born at Orleans, Orange county, Indiana, February 10, 1816, and died at his residence on the 9th of November, 1894.

He was raised as a farmer and gardener in what might be called our Indian country, and removed with his father on what was known as the Halfbreed tract of Iowa territory, afterwards organized into Lee country. Owing to the Blackhawk war, the family subsequently removed to Fort Edwards (now Warsaw), Ill., and in 1839, when the Saints first settled at Commerce, William Casto resided with his parents at a point two and a half miles below. He was baptized at Commerce, June 22, 1839, by Joseph rose and confirmed by Sidney Rigdon. He was the first one of the family who joined the Church and is supposed to be the first person baptized at Nauvoo. In the fall of that year he married and subsequently loacted at Nauvoo. There he worked on the temple, served as a special policeman and took an active part in the defense of the city at the time of the mobbings. When the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum were incarerated in Carthage jail, Elder Casto was one of twenty-five men who volunteered to risk their lives in rescuing them from prison.

WILLIAM CASTO, Private. On detached service since Oct. 17, 1846, by order of Colonel Doniphan, Commanding Army of the West. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847.

* Mormon Battalion members



 
 
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 Parents:
  Mary Galland Casto (1798 - 1870)
 
 Spouses:
  Jane Watson Casto (1835 - 1875)
  Racheline Cornog Casto (1811 - 1883)
  Ann Cole Casto (1826 - 1891)
  Petra Susanne Christiane Nielsen Casto (1850 - 1869)*
 
 Children:
  Rosa May Casto Chase (1871 - 1953)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Casto (1816 - 1894)
  Mathew Galland Casto (1822 - 1899)*
  Hannah Casto Shafer (1826 - 1910)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holladay Memorial Park
Holladay
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Schott Family
Record added: Jul 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28543598
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- Paull B. Gunderson
 Added: Nov. 9, 2014

- Bradley
 Added: Mar. 3, 2014

- Stephanie Glaze Neff Walburn Taylor
 Added: Apr. 21, 2013
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