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Rose Parks (View posts)
Posted: 918043200000
Classification: Query
Lookin for parents of Odum/Odian CASTLEBERRY who lived in Hall Co. and listed on 1820-1830 census. he moved shortly before 1840 to Forsyth Co. where he left a will in 1841. Need more information on sons John born 1809 and William born 1811. have some information to share.

Castleberry Family

Sharon Bennett (View posts)
Posted: 918129600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Castleberry
The e-mail I sent bounced.. I would like to trade Castleberry information. I have William & John from
Census of Forsyth 1850,60,70 and Soundex 1880, then from
family & pictures. I am related thru the Bennett line. Other lines are Wood Jones Smith Pendley Hope Parks Howard Floyd Cantrell Hemphill Whitmire Williams Fowler.


Posted: 919598400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993918766000
Surnames: WATERS
Collison WATERS apparently died in 1833. His widow Stacy BENTON WATERS was in Hall County in 1850 and sold property to her dau. in 1945, as shown below.

1850 census: Stacie WATERS is shown in the HH of Thomas B.
WATERS, her son.

1845 Georgia )
Hall County ) This indenture made and entered in the year of
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty five between Stacie
WATERS of Hall County and State aforesaid of the one part, and
Henry PUCKETT, Jr., and wife, Sarah, William WRIGHT and
wife, Margrett, Francis M. Hamilton and wife, Stacie, Matthew
J. WATERS, Thomas B. WATERS and James S. WATERS all
of state and county aforesaid of the other part WITNESSETH that
for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred dollars to the said
Harris PUCKETT, Jr., and wife, Sarah, William WRIGHT and wife,
Margrett, Francis M. HAMILTON and wife, Stacie; Mathew J.
WATERS, Thomas B. WATERS, and James S. WATERS in hand
paid the recipt (sic) whereof is hereby acknowledged. Have
bargained and sold unto the said Stacie WATERS all that piece or
parcel of land situated lying and being in the state and county
aforesaid on the waters of the Mulberry beginning on a white oak
corner near the bank of creek thence a south east course to a
chestn corner thence east course to a post oak corner thence a
NE course to a post oak corner containing one hundred and
twenty five acres more or less being a part of the real estate of
Collison WATERS late of said county deceased. To have and to
hold all and singular the aforementioned premises unto the said
Stacie WATERS her heirs and assigns forever in fee simple and we
the said Harris PUCKETT, Jr., and wife, Sarah; William WRIGHT
and wife, Margrett; Francis M. HAMILTON and wife, Stacie;
Mathew J. WATERS; Thomas B. WATERS and James S.
WATERS do for ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators
warrant and forever defend all and singular the premises
aforementioned against ourselves, our heirs, executors and
administrators and assigns and against the claim or claims of all other
persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any
part thereof. In Witness whereof we have heretofore set our hand
and affixed our seals the day and year first above writen (sic)

Harris Puckett, Jr.

Sarah, her mark, Puckett

Wm. Wright

Margaret (her mark)

Mathew J. Waters

J. S. Waters

Thomas B. Waters

Francis M. Hamilton

Stacie (her mark)
in the presents (sic) of
James Roberts
Elijah Puckett, J. P.

1848 Georgia )
Hall Co. ) This indenture made this 13 day July in the year
of Lord Eighteen Hundred and Forty eight, between Stacy
WATTERS of said county and state of the one part, and Thomas
WATTERS, son of the said Stacey WATTERS of the same place
of the other part witnesseth the said Stacey WATERS for and in
consideration of natural love and affection which she has and bears
toward her son Thomas WATTERS and for and in consideration
of the sum of five dollars cash in hand paid by the said Thomas
WATERS the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged have
given and granted and do by these present give and grant unto
the said Thomas WATTERS his heirs and assigns all that tract
of land situated lying and being on the head waters of the
Mulbury in Hall County between Mathew WATTERS and
William WRIGHT and joining Griers WIGLEY containing one
hundred twenty-five Acres more or less with all the right members
and appurtenances to said lot of land belonging or in any way
pertaining to same and to hold the aforesaid parcel of land unto him
the said Thomas WATTERS his heirs and assigns together with all
the right members and appurtenances to the said lot of land is
anywise belonging to his and there own proper use benefit and
behoof forever in fee simple and the said Stacey WATTERS for
herself her heirs executors and administrators the said given and
granted premises unto the said Thomas WATTERS his heirs and
assigns will warrant and forever defend the right and title thereof
against themselves and against the claim of all other persons
whatever--In testimony whereof the said Stacey WATTERS hath
hereunto set her hand and afixed her seal this day and year above
writen (sic)

Stacey (her mark) Watters
in the presence of J. S. Watters
D. H. Fraser, J.P.

If you recognize any of these names, please contact me.



Posted: 919598400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993918766000

In my WATERS line, Collison (?Collinson, Collins, Collens,
various spelling) WATERS, b. 1789, (? Cherokee Territory
that later became Jackson Co.) m. Elizabeth Newland
CASTLEBERRY. I can't find where the WATERS came to
GA from. Probably SC. I believe she is connected to the
Odian CASTLEBERRY line, since these families seem to
have been closely associated in Jackson Co. and in Hall Co.

I don't know if you have WATERS - please feel free to
forward to anyone you know.
This has my WATERS. There is another WATERS line in
my BROOKS family. Scroll to the bottom of the page and
click on BROOKS (lower case, I think). My grandson has
helped me with my page. It needs a lot of modifying to
make it easier to read, etc. Maybe one of these days I'll get
it fixed.

There was a George WATERS who signed the petition to
the governor in 1798 in regard to the dispute over the
Jackson Co./Cheokee Territory line, better known as the
WOFFORD Settlement. Benjamin and Nathaniel
WOFFORD signed the petition, as well as Thomas
WARREN (and others). Collison had a son, Matthew
Johnson WATERS, who married Elizabeth WARREN. A
Matthew WATERS served on the 1st jury in Jackson Co. in
1797. Was this Collison's father, uncle??? If you have info
on them - or, if you know someone who has - I would love
to find out.

You may already have this, but, just in case:

Jackson County, GA Will Abstracts
by Faye Stone Poss
Pub. 1995 by
Wolfe Publishing
P. O. Box 8036
Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
LOC 95-62108
ISBN 1-883793-17-3

p. 25
Will Book A 1803-1860
A-38 William CASTLEBERRY. Will dated Nov. 15,
1812, probated May 12, 1813 & July 5, 1813, recorded p.
51. "...being weak in body...I give & bequeath to my loving
wife Lucretia CASTLEBERRY all my Estate Real &
personal without any Reserve whatsoever to have & to hold
during her life of widowhood But if She marryes She shant
inherit none of the aforesaid Estate but Shall be Equally
divided between my five youngest Children But if she & her
Husband should she marry will appraise the property & pay
unto those children their proportionable parts in money they
may keep the property but if not the Executors of this my
last will & Testament shall take the property to be applyed to
the most usefull purpose of those Children Required."
(Children not named.)
Executors: (Unnamed)
Witnesses: Odien CASTLEBERRY, Elijayy ROBEY &

Is William Elizabeth Newland CASTLEBERRY's father and
how are Odien and Mark CASTLEBERRY related -
brothers, uncles, nephews?

Also, on page 12:
Clayborne CASTLEBERRY witnessed a will. This deed is
one of the earliest in the book but shows "Will dated (blank
month & day) 1819, probated Jan. 4, 1829, recorded pp.
20-21 of Will Book A. The other wills, before and after this
one, are dated 1807 and 1806??? This will was made by
Gennet (Jean) BEARD. Names "my dau. Jeane...& also to
have equal share with her two younger brothers...two sons
George & Thomas (BEARD)...sons William & Allexander...
Executors: William BEARD & Alexander BEARD
Witnesses: Clayborne CASTLEBERRY, Mary BAIRD &
James BARR

p. 33
Jackson Co. Will Abstracts
A-47 William HICKMAN. Will dated May 15, 1816,
probated Sept. 2, 1816, recorded pp. 64-65 "...being beloved wife son Josiah son son son dau. Lucretia dau. Sarah dau. Tamar five
dau. viz Jenny DUNN, Uzby GRANTHAM, Uphe
MOONEY, Mourning HEATH & Chhristianna

Executors: Son, Josiah HICKMAN & son-in-law Richard
Witnesses: Frederick BAGWELL, Joseph DAVIS & Josiah

I am researching FLOYD for a brother-in-law. His father
Arnold Eugene FLOYD, b. 1904, Henry Co., GA, m. Ruby
BROWN, buried Liberty Bapt. Ch. Cem., Lovejoy, Henry
Co., GA.

His father was Joseph FLOYD, b. ? AL, came to Henry
Co., GA - I'm not sure when. Joseph FLOYD m. Mary

Joseph's father was James Guilford FLOYD, b. June 15,
1816, ?AL, d. Aug 12, 1899, buried Boaz, Marshall Co.,
AL. He was a veteran of the Civil War and the UDC put a
marker on his grave in AL. I don't know if they are
connected with the Hall Co. FLOYD family or not.

I would like to find more on FLOYD and to be able to
connect my WATERS with Elizabeth Newland
CASTLEBERRY's family. Collison WATERS m. (2) Stacy
BENTON. Collison sold property in Jackson Co., in the
early 1800's and moved to Hall Co. He is buried at the
WATERs family cem. near the Hall/Gwinnett line in the
Friendship Ch. community. The WATERS family was
(deed), STREET (on deed). In fact, Collison WATERS,
James WALKER, Samuel STREET, Sarah BENTON, and
Reason BENTON (I'm not looking at the deed - doing this
from memory) apparently were joint owners of some
property they sold in Jackson Co.

Look forward to hearing from you.


Posted: 920980800000
Classification: Query
Edited: 993169718000
Surnames: Castleberry, Blevins, Dean
Castleberry's from Hall Co.
I have Benjamin W. Castleberry b. 07 Jun 1835
in Hall Co married Jul 1873 in Dade Co. to Delia Long
He was the son of Odiam Castleberry b. 1811 GA married to Anna Long b. 1812.
He was the son of Odium Castleberry b. 1775 married to Margaret Tallent. He died in Forsyth Co. c. 1841.
Odian Sr's children are: Mark. b. 1798; David b. 1800
Sarah b. 1802; William b. 1803; Lucy b. 1807;John b. 1809;
Odian b. 1811; Benjamin Wesley b. 1813; Timothy b. 1818
I just received this infor from Linda Martinson. I've been
at a brick wall with this family for over 10 years.
Now we just have to figure out who Odian Sr's parent are.

John Castleberry

Michelle Rohn (View posts)
Posted: 921153600000
Classification: Query
Surnames: castleberry
Iam looking for a John Castleberry how was born in Georgia and fought in cival war. His son was John Robert Castleberry who left Georgia when he was around 12 years old and moved to Covington County Alabama. His brother later moved to Alabama. John Robert had a son Richard Columbus Castleberry.

Re: castleberry

Dena (View posts)
Posted: 997441274000
Surnames: Castleberry
Is the Timothy b. 1818 listed as Odian Sr.'s children born in Illinois? My ggg grandfather was Timothy Castleberry who married Agnes Bacon on 4-25-1840 in Forsyth Co. GA. There were two different Timothy's on some of the records.

Re: castleberry

Karen A Luzzo (View posts)
Posted: 997761425000
I believe all of Odiam Sr.'s children were born in GA, or SC, but I'm not positive.
Sorry I could not have been of more help.
There is a good Castleberry genforum online that lists the family that came from Germany. The name in Germany was Kessleburg.

Re: castleberry, Bacon, Wilkes, Jackson, Hall Cos., GA

Posted: 1079816444000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1081127296000
Surnames: Bacon, Castleberry, Waters
In looking through some of the old posts, noted Agnes BACON and remembered her name from info recently abstracted from "Some Georgia Records," Vol. 10 (Van Schaick, Southern Historical Press). There was a WATERS/BEDDINGFIELD connection in some way. Nat Bedingfield was appt admr of Matthew WATERS est, 1783, Wilkes Co., GA, and there was a WATERS who at some point m. a BEDDINGFIELD and lived in Walton Co., GA.

Collinson WATERS (b. abt 1775, d. bef 1830, est prob., Hall Co., GA) m. (1) Elizabeth Newland CASTLEBERRY (2) Stacie BENTON.
I am interested in any WATERS info.

p. 1-2
Some Georgia Records, Vol. 10
Minutes of Inferior Court – 1790
Richmond Co., GA, Page 22
Petition from William STITH for Agnes BACON and from William BARNETT and WILLIAM JOHNSTON, asking for letters of guardianship for sundry persons named therein, but names not given.
Minutes of Inferior Court – 1790, Page 23
Guardians appointed for the orphans of Jesse BARNETT, deceased, of JOHN BEDINGFIELD, deceased, and also WILLIAM JOHNSTON appointed Guardian of Susannah DAVIS, orphan of Theophilus Davis.
License to William THOMSON.
Thomas White, William STITH, JR, James erry, Abram Jones, appointed Overseers of the poor.

p. 2
Minutes of Inferior Court – 1790
Richmond Co., GA, Page 30
July 3, 1790
John Pater Wagnon ordered to erect a warehouse on or near the river between CALLS warehouse and AUGUSTA warehouse to hold at leat 2000 hogsheads of tobacco. Specifications and rules given.
September 6, 1790, Page 34
John and Elizabeth SPURLOCK orphans of Robert Spurlock, deceased, choose Solomon Beckham, guardian.
Page 36
Ignatius GILPIN, Isaac Youngblood, Giles Gaylord, Henry Williams and Zadoc Roden, appointed Constables.
The court appointed Thomas CARR guardian of Mary BEDINGFIELD, age about 10 and John BEDINGFIELD age about 8, orphans of John BEDINGFIELD, deceased, on the petiton of William STITH, JR, Attorney for Agnes BACON, grandmother and next of kin of said orphans.
William JOHNSTON appointed Guardian of Susannah Davis, aged 10 years.
Page 37
James Smithappoined Guardianof Liesa (Liza?) about 7 years old, Elizabeth about 5 years old and Jesse about 3 years old, daughters of Jesse BARNETT, late of Richmond Co. Deceased.

p. 50
Some Georgia Records, Vol. 10
Administrators & Guardians Bonds, Richmond Co., GA, 1777 to 1830
Deceased July 22, 1789.
William Wallace appointed Administrator
Lewis Gardner, Testamentary.
Appraisement of John Bedingfield estate shows no datees. Four groups of slaves assigned to CHARLES, MARTHA, MARY & JOHN Bedingfield. John, Lamar (?John Lamar – or John Lamar Bugg?), Jeremiah Bugg, Sherwood Bugg, Appraisers. (see will of John Bedingfield)

p. 165
Some Georgia Records, Vol. 10
Administrators & Guardians Bonds, Richmond Co., GA, 1777 to 1830
Deceased – Dec 2, 1788
Elizabeth DANIELLY, Appointed Administratrix
James Danielly, JAMES WATTERS, Secretary
Wm. Gardner, Jason Gardner, Testamentary.
Wm. Carroll )
N. Offutt Magruder )
Walter Drain ) Appointed Appraisers
Hugh Milican )
Frederick Brown )
Joshua WYNNE )

p. 165
Some Georgia Records, Vol. 10
Administrators & Guardians Bonds, Richmond Co., GA, 1777 to 1830
Deceased – Sept 6, 1791
Sarah Praytor, Appointed Administratrix
Willoughby Barton, John Bosler, Secretary.
Daniel Harris, James Barnes, John Bosler, Appraisers
Sale took place at Mrs. PRATERs near AUGUSTA.

p. 185
Some Georgia Records, Vol. 10
Administrators & Guardians Bonds, Richmond Co., GA, 1777 to 1830
SPEARS, Abraham
Deceased – Feb 17, 1783
WATERS DUNN seems to be Administrator.
Inventory taken by Chesley Bostick, James Harris, Robert Jones, Appraisers.

p. 185
Some Georgia Records, Vol. 10
Administrators & Guardians Bonds, Richmond Co., GA, 1777 to 1830
SMITH, Samuel
Deceased – Dec 2, 1784
John Smith, appointed Administrator.
Samuel Blair, Secretary.
Thos. Jones, Robt Flournoy, Testamentary.
Henry Allison, Thos. Jones, Samuel Blair, Hugh Milican, RICHARD CASTLEBERRY, appointed Appraisers.
Nathan Harris, J.P.

p. 209
Some Georgia Records, Vol. 10
Administrators & Guardians Bonds, Richmond Co., GA, 1777 to 1830
WARD, Elias
Deceased – Apr 24, 1795
William Allen, Appointed Administrator.
Benj. NOWLAND, Secretary.
Inventory shows this only: Received from the paymaster $72.75, Mar 1, 1798, John Mead, R.P.

Re: castleberry, Bacon, Wilkes, Jackson, Hall Cos., GA

Posted: 1087682112000
Classification: Query
Please email me privately so that we can compare notes. I am a Castleberry descendent with Waters and Wallace connections.
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