|Death: ||May, 1777|
No Marker Was killed by Indians in 1777
Served in the Revolutionary war.
Castleton and his brother, Littleton signed the Henderson's Treaty Papers at
Sycamore Shoals between the Settlers and the Indians.
Castleton settled in the Hickory Cove section of Hawkins Co, Tennessee.
Castleton was one of a party of Long Hunters (so called from the length of time they were away from home) who went down the Holston River to the Cumberland county in 1769-70. This party came from the back settlements of Virginia. On a subsequent trip in 1774, he discovered a body of land in the present Hawkins Co, TN now called the Hickory Cove. He took possession of it and made improvements to it.
In 1775 he built a cabin , cultivated part of the land and produced a quantity of corn. In this same year he was one of the witnesses to Henderson's treaty with the Cherokees at Sycamore Shoals. He married Elizabeth Kincannon and their only daughter, Mary, was born.
Castleton assumed a leading part in the affairs of the community and in April 1777 he was appointed constable by the countycourt of Washington Co, VA (not until 1779 was this section discovered to be in North Carolina).
In the Spring and Summer of 1777, the Cherokees were on the warpath. One day in May 1777, Castleton was out hunting deer when he was shot and wounded by an Indian. He managed to slip away in the woods, but felt death coming upon him. He staggered to a tree whose roots rose like the arms of a chair and he settled himself between them. With his hunting knife, he carved on the bark the single word "Indians". He was later found dead by the searchers at this location.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY 5TH GREAT UNCLE. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE IN THE ALMIGHTY ARMS OF GOD.|
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I have enjoyed reading the history of the Brooks family. What an interesting life you had. Thank you for all you did to built the country. Another 5 great grand niece.|
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