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REYNOLDS M'^^rnRICAL 
GENEALOGY COLLECTION 



ALLEN COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY 



3 1833 01204 3102 



Digitized by tine Internet Arciiive 

in 2010 witii funding from 

Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center 



http://www.archive.org/details/castorfamilyholmOOinmart 



CASTOR FAMILY 



HOLMESBURG BRANCH 



PRINTED FROM THE RECORDS 
COMPILED FROM AUTHENTIC SOURCES 



RICHARD ALLEN MARTIN 

I4TH ON THE CASTOR CHART 



Martin s, all«rdyce 
fries' building. f h (v n k f o h 






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EDITION 100 COPIES 



THIS IS NO. I No i 



(3cr9ter or Castor Hrnii?. 

(iKRSTKR, OF Hasi.k, Switzerland, as drscrihcd in a 
letter to Richarci Allen Martin, ( 14) lioni I )r. Inhn ("jer^ter, 
ol l^asle, written Se|)teinl)er ujoO. 

^■Iriiis : Gules a saltire or. in cliict an estoile of tlie iast^ 
Cit'st: A man's bust ami heatl ch^luti joules in a ixiiiited 
ra|) or., face and hair proper. 

In Rietstrap s "Armorial General''' the Arms are 
described as follows : 

.-Iriiis: I)e gu a deux batons potenees passes en saut la 
p<itence en haul ace. en chef d' un etoile eiilre ks liatons 
le to\l d' or. 

(rt-s/: I'll l>uste d'iionnne, liat). de ^u; Coilu- d' lui lioimet 
point du nie-nie, d' or 



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id ^tary Eii/abeth Mills, his wife 



I John C 

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2 John GeorgI 

3 George I i Adam Mills 

4 Matlhiasl 2 George Mills 

5 WillianJ 3 Just-ph Mills 




1 Robert Burrage 

2 Richard Bnrrage 

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3 Thomas Barrage 
4 John Burrage 

5 William Burrage 
6 John Burrage 

7 William Burrage 

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S Serj^t. John Burnige 

9 Thomas Burrage 

10 Hannah Burrage 

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4 Mary Elizabeth Mills 



ills Castor 4 Morton Castor 

in 

lard Allen Martin 




8 Morton Castor 9 Ka| George Castor Martin 14 Richard Allen Martin 

in 
J19 Mildred Comegys 



lard Alk-n Alhirdyce Martin 



Castor ffamtl^ 



HOLMESBURG BRANCH 
Ancestors and Descendants of George Matthias Castor and Mary Eli/.abelli Mills, his wife 



I John Gerster 
2 John George Castor 

3 George Castor 

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4 Mattliias Castor 

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5 William Castor 



1 Joseph Northrup 

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2 Joseph Northrup 

8 James Northrup 

4 Natlian Northrup 

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5 David W. Ntirthrup 

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li l-,li/abelh Northrup 



6 George Matthias Castor 




1 Adam Mills 

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2 Georj^e Mills 

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3 Joseph Mills 



1 Robert Burrage 

2 Richard Barrage 

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3 Thomas Burrage 

4 John Burrage 

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5 Wilham Burrage 

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6 John Burrage 

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7 William Burrage 

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S Ser^jt. John Burrage 

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9 Thomas Burrage 

Id Hannah Burrage 



4 Mary Elizabeth Mills 



: Hon. George A. Castor 2 Mary Castor 3 Nellie Mills Castor 4 Morton Castor 
m m m 

5 Katharine Duffy 6 Lemuel Ball 7 Dr. Richard Allen Martin 




8 Morton Castor y Katharine 10 George Matthias 11 Estelle 12 Nettie Castor Ball 

m m 

17 George Rommell 18 Lemuel Oldham 

20 Natalie Rommell 



13 George Castor Martin 14 Richard Allen Martin 
m 
19 Mildred Comegys 



21 Richard A!lt.'n AUardyce Martin 



ancc0tr\) of (Bcoroc flD. Cnetor 

1. John Gerster, 1*. City of liasle, Switzcilaiui. 

2. John George Castor, 1'. March 5, 1710, in HasU-; m. in 

Switzerlaiul, Eve ; d. Oxford lowiisliip, I'cnna. 

Dl'C. 29, 1797. Came to America 1737 in tl'.c ship 
"Princess Augusta," Samuel Mercli;;nt, Master, and is 
down on tlie ship's list as Hans Ceoru^e Cicrster. On 
the old Cluuch records his name is written John 
(ieortje Castor. He purchaseil, March 10, 1762, 202 
acres in the Oxford Townshi]), on which property he 
lived until his death. In the |.\^J^:^\ he is styled as 
''of (iermantown." He and his wife; are huricd in 
the I'reshyterian church \ar(l in h lanldOril. 

3. George Castor, !• Dec. 14th, i6.^(S, in ( "icrmanlown; m. 

Mari^aiet Satterlee; d. May 25, 1 .S 1 i, nxfurd township. 
Int. Presbyterian church yard, l-'rankford. 

4. Matthias Castor, I). Oct. 14, 1766, Oxfoid Township; ni. 

Kcliecca lohn^Dii, April 8, 1702; d. . 

Mallhias sci \rd in (^uitinental .-Arnn- .ilWirklown 17S3. 
I Ii> oldest St )n -Sanuie! was a (n-nrral in the iV-nn.i, 
Miluia. (Samuel, 1>. 177S, d. US55. ) Hoth Matthias 
and .Sanuicl are in the Presbyterian church vard wuh 
theii' foretathcrs. 

5. William Castor, b. May 26, 1797, Oxford Township; m. 

March 2(), 1S21, I'di/abeth Northrup;d. . 

Moved to Holmesburg, where he became the ancestor 
of the Castor Family (jf that town. 

6. George Matthias Castor, b. Dec. 25, 1M30, in Holmes- 

buri;; m. July 1,',, 1.S54, .Marv Plizabcth .Mills; <l. 
Mav 16, iSSo, Holmesbur^-; Int. (\(larllill Cemetery. 



IRortbrnp. 

1. Joseph Northup, b. in England; m. Mary Norton in Mil- 

ford, Conn.; tl. Sept ii, 1669 in Milford. Joseph came 
to America in 1637 and settled in Milford, 1639. 

2. Joseph Northrup, 1>. Aug. 9, 1649 in Milford; d. May 

i7(jo; l-Vctrman May 12, 1670. 

3. James Northrup, bap. Jan. 1693 in Milford; m. Hannah 

Hyne. Bought lands in Ridgefield Conn., 1714, 17 15, 
1721 and I 727. 

4. Nathan Northrup, 1). May 30, 1721 in Ridgefield, Conn. ; 

m. I St lumice ; ni. 2nd Lydia Mills. 

5. David W. Northrup, l>:ip. July 29, 1798, in Ridgetk-ld. 

6. Elizabeth Northrup, b. May 29, 1798, in Ridgefield; m. 

William Castor; d. April 22, 1861. 



Hnccetii^ of flDar\> i6. flDtUe. 



1. Adam Mills. 

2. George Mills, b. England; m. Elizalieth Lees. Came to 

America about the year 1827 and settled near Holmes- 
burg, Pa. 

3. Joseph Mills, b. [816 in England; m. Hannah Hurrage 

1837; d. 1879 Holmesburg, Pa.; Int. North Cedar Hill 
Cemetery. 

4. Mary Elizabeth Mills, b. Eeb 19, 1838, Holmesburg; m. 

Ceorge M. Castor; d. Mar. 17, 1891, Stonyhurst, 
Holmesburg, Pa. 

1. Robert Burrage, b. Seething, Norfolk, Kng. Circa 1490; 
d. 1559, Seething. 

2. Richard Burrage, b Seething. 

3. Thomas Burrage, b. h"eb. 28, 1581, Norton Subcourse; 

m. Aug. 19, 1606. Frances Dey; d. Mar. 2, 1632. 

4. John Burrage, b. Apr. 10, i()i(>, Nurton Subcourse; m. 

Joanna .Slowers; d. Oct. 19, 1685, Charlestown, Mass. 
.Settled in Charlestown, Mass., 1632. 

5. William Burrage, b. June 10, ir)57, in Boston; m. .Sarah 

— - — -? d. 1720, in Hoston. 

6. John Burrage, b. h"eb. 11, 1693, Charlestown; m. Oct_ 

9, 1718, Lydia Ward, ( See Ward (ien.); d. Jan. 24, 
1765, Newton, Mass. 

7. William Burrage, b. Newton, Mass.; m. Dec. 13, 1744, 

Harmah Osland; d. Oct. 13, 1763. 

8. John Burrage, b. Aug. 29, 1755; m. May 10, 1781, Lois 

Barthrick; d. July 2, 1822. 



John Biirrat^e was styled" ' of Lunenburg and Concord." 
Enlisted in P'ourth P'oot Company, April 17. 1775. 
fouglit at both the battles of Concord and Lexington. 
The Decendants of John Ikirrajji^e are entitled to mem- 
bership in either the Sons or Daughters of the Re\ohi- 
tion. 

9. Thomas Burrage, b. April 22, 1782; d. Oct. 13, iSo. 

10. Hannah Burrage, b. June 11, rSiS; m. Joseph Mills; 

d. iSSti; Int. North Cedar Hill Cemetery- 



©ecen^anto of Georoc flD, Caotor 



1. Hon. George A. Castor, b. Aug. 3, 1856, Molnieshuri,^; 

m. Katharine Duffy, d. Nov. 16, 1902, Holiiiesburi;; 
Int. Episcopal church yard, in Hohneshurg^. 

2. Mary Castor, 1'. May 3, 1858, Hohiu'shuri,^: m. May 3 

1878, Lemuel liall; d. Nov. 16, 1902, Wissinoiiiini;; 
Int. North Cedar Hill Cemetery. 

3. Nellie Mills Castor, b. April 3, 1864, Holmeshurg; m. 

ist Dec. 6. 1883, Dr. Richard Allen Martin, a I >ecend- 
ant of the Martins of Hallinahinch Co. Down. Ireland, 
who came to America from H()lton-C-Mc)f)rs, Lan- 
cashire, luij.^'-land in 1827. (See Martin chart. } m. 2nd 
Wm. 11. Allardyce of Calvcston, Te.xas. 

4. Morton Castor, b. Aug. 3, 1866, Holmesburg; d. Ani^^ 

3, I l(jlmesl)urL,'' 1869; Int. Cedar Hill Cemetery. 

8. Morton Castor, b. April 30, 1876, 1 1()lme>bur!^^ 

9. Katharine Castor, b. Feb. 8, 1878, 1 lolme^burg. 

10. George Matthias Castor, b. 187^, 1 lolmesbiiri;: d jime 

9, 1894, Holmesburj.^-; Int. North Ced.ir Hill C,enu-trrv. 

11. Estelle Castor, b. November 18M9, Holmeslnirj^; m. 

Cjcurge Ronnnell; lix'ing in ( icrmantown. 

12. Nellie Castor Ball, b. May 16. 1878. Tacony, Ta. ; m. 

Mav ^i, IW07 .Samuel ()ldham; living in \\'i>>in(iming , 
I'a. 

13. George Castor Martin, 1». March 30, i8S=;. New Wnk 

Cny . m. Sc-pl. 22. 1906, Asb\ir)' Lark, New |ir>ei\\ 
Mildred Cpmegys of the Marvland family of that 
name. Both membeis of the Sons and Danghu-i s of 
the Revolution resj)ecti\ely. Vice-Connnodorc U S. 
v. L. S. (". 

14. Richard Allen Martin, b. Oct. 14 i^>h. New \'ork 

City; d. Dec. 20. 1908, Jackson\ille, h'la. Interment 
North Cedar Hill Cemetery. Richard Allen Martin 
was a member of the Sons (^f the Re\ohitioii .Mon- 
mouth County Historical Society; K.\ Libris .Societv of 
London, hrankford Historical .Society, and others. 

20 Natalie Rommel, b. 1909, Germantown. 

21. Richard Allen Allardyce Martin, b. |ulv is 1907, 
Asbury Lark, N. J. 







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