This site is dedicated to our only child, Christopher Keith Casteel, and his descendants. As the site develops, it will tell the story and display the trees of our ancestors who were all early settlers in the state of Tennessee. Most of the information shared here was gathered from the internet and much of it has not been verified by actual documentation. You will likely find errors! Please let us know of those you find.
Our earliest Tennessee ancestors were:
…James John CASTEEL b. 1790 TN/VA, m. Elizabeth ???, d. 1856 Bedford Co. TN;
…John Francis O'BRIEN b. June 27, 1843 Ireland, m. Clarka A. GRANT, 1877 Carroll Co. TN, d. Feb. 8, 1934 Carroll Co. TN;
…George Gray BRYANT, Sr. b. 1797 NC, m. Mary "Polly" LUNA, d. bef. 1870 Wayne Co. TN;
…John CHRISTOPHER b. Oct. 21, 1799, m. Ann ???, d. Dec. 20, 1837 TN;
…John C. TURMAN b. abt. 1802 GA, d. May 4, 1881 Wayne Co. TN; m. Mary Ann NEELY 1829 Bedford Co. TN.
…Thomas William GURLEY b. March 29, 1811 TN, m. Martha Jane MULLINS, d. Aug. 11, 1891 Henderson Co. TN;
…Elcany MANLY/MANLEY, b. abt. 1785 NC (?s/o James MANLEY), m. Catherine ROBERTS, d. before 1860 Henderson Co. TN;
…John GRANT, b. 1766 NC (?s/o William GRANT), d. 1850 Henderson Co. TN, m. Tabitha MARTIN, b. 1770 NC, d. 1835 Henderson Co. TN.
…Anthony MULLINS, b. 1750 Italy (Antonio Molina), d. Nov. 3, 1836 Lincoln Co. TN, m. Sarah RAMBLES/RAMBO(?) on Jan. 18, 1809 Albemarle Co. VA.
…John DIXON b. June 27, 1795 NC (s/o William DIXON and Lyda CATRON), m. Elizabeth BOYD 1816 Bedford Co. TN, d. 1877 Wayne Co. TN;
…William YOUNGBLOOD b. 1790 NC (s/o Jeremiah YOUNGBLOOD and Susannah BIRGET), d. 1844 Rutherford Co. TN, m. Edith REED, d. 1844 Rutherford Co. TN;
…William TUBB(S), b. 1750 NC (son of George and Mary TUBB), d. 1808 TN, m. ??? ??? SANDERS
…Isaac BRASHEARS, b. abt. 1765 Guliford Co. NC , (s/o Robert Samuel BRASHEARS), d. Roane Co. TN.
…Daniel COGDELL, Sr. b. March 16, 1779 NC (s/o David COGDELL), d. April 12, 1859 Henderson Co. TN., m. Penelope SUTTON d/o Thomas SUTTON.
…Isaac HORTON b. May 12, 1759 London England, d. Feb. 28, 1854 Wayne Co. TN; m. Hannah FARRIS d/o James GARRIS of Salem Westchester NY.
…Peter Grancer LUNA, b. Oct. 1, 1759 Augusta Co. VA (s/o Peter Grancer LOONEY and Margaret LAUDERDALE), d. February 16, 1851 Marshall Co. TN. m. Mary PITMAN b. abt. 1765 Sullivn Co. NC, d. aft. 1810 Marshall Co. TN.
…Elijah PARKER, b. 1768 Granville Co. NC (s/o Jonathan PARKER and Ann COPELAND), d. March 1853 Bedford Co. TN, m. Mary HARRIS d/o Richard HARRIS and Priscilla HOLMES.
…Richard NEELEY, b. abt. 1785 Fairfield Co. SC (s/o Richard NEELEY and Ann MOBERLY); d. bef. October 13, 1813 Bedford Co. TN. m. (1) Sally PARKER, d/o Elijah Parker and Mary Harris.
…Wilson Cager GRISSOM, Sr. b. May 22, 1802 NC (?s/o Moses Gresham) d. September 10, 1893 Henderson Co. TN, m. (2) Christina SMITH
…Jonas SPRINGER, b. January 01, 1810 in SC (s/o Aaron Springer and Ruth Little); d. November 27, 1889 in Lawrence Co. TN, m. (1) Annie Brashears February 18, 1833 Lawrence Co. TN
…Rachel McCARVER b. April 10, 1820 AL (d/o Archibald McCARVER) , d. April 23, 1875 Henderson Co. TN, m. Daniel COGDELL, Jr.
...ATKINSON, Melinda "Millie" m. abt, 1818 Anderson Co. TN to Nathaniel Ananias HORTON, d: abt. 1844 in Wayne Co TN
...BLACKBURN ???, m. Hannah EATON abt. 1850 and father of Martha A. BLACKBURN b. abt 1850 Decatur Co. TN
...BRUTON, Mary Elizabeth, b, 1832 Bedford Co. TN, m. James Preston CASTEEL 1858 Bedford Co., d. Bedford Co. TN
...EATON, Joseph, b. abt. 1810, died Decatur Co. TN.
...ESTES, Joseph H. b. 1825 Granville Co. NC, m. Mary F. TAYLOR Dec. 22, 1868 Gibson Co. TN
…HAWKINS, Joseph whose dau. Sarah Rhea was born Feb. 1, 1790 in what is now Roan Co. TN.
…JEANS/GEANS, James T, b. 1795 NC, d. Wayne Co. TN
…JENKINS, Nancy (Nannie), b. abt. 1860 and married Thomas Marion CASTEEL 1879 Bedford Co. TN
…KYLE, Samuel, whose dau. Nancy b. 1833 Wayne Co. TN, m. Peter Lewis