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Bennett Family Report

Descendants of Jacob Casselberry

Generation No. 1

1. Jacob1 Casselberry was born ABT 1760, and died Unknown.

Child of Jacob Casselberry is:

+ 2 i. Isiah2 Casselberry, born 10 Apr 1789 in Catawissa, Columbia Co., PA; died 21 Oct 1865.


Generation No. 2

2. Isiah2 Casselberry (Jacob1) was born 10 Apr 1789 in Catawissa, Columbia Co., PA, and died 21 Oct 1865. He married Hannah Breach.

Notes for Isiah Casselberry:
Isiah Casselberry was a Quaker and removed to Lycoming County, PA with his father at an early age. He, and his wife Hannah, are buried in Halls Cemetery in Muncy, Pennsylvania. There is a Jacob Casselberry also buried there, but the stone is not readable. (Source: Martha (Bennett) Howard, November 1997)

Child of Isiah Casselberry and Hannah Breach is:

+ 3 i. Charles3 Casselberry, born 1811 in Catawissa, Columbia Co., PA; died Dec 1889 in Lycoming County, NY.


Generation No. 3

3. Charles3 Casselberry (Isiah2, Jacob1) was born 1811 in Catawissa, Columbia Co., PA, and died Dec 1889 in Lycoming County, NY. He married Elizabeth Foulkerood ABT 1831, daughter of Philip Foulkerood.

Notes for Charles Casselberry:
CHARLES CASSELBERRY, was born 1811 and died in December 1889; and married Elizabeth Foulkrod (1813-1906), daughter of Phillip Foulkrod of Muncy Township. He was born in Catawissa, Pennsylvania and settled in Loyalsork Township.

It is believed that the family settled in Lycoming County; possibly in the Muncy Hill section of the county. Charles was an adherent to the Republican Party and a member of the Methodist Church. Charles died at the home of his son, Abram. Elizabeth survived Charles and resided with her To this couple were born five sons and four daughters. It is believed three of the sons saw service in the Civil War and all returned home; Abram was in the Battle of Gettysburg. The nine children were: Barbara Casselberry, Hannah Casselberry, Sarah Casselberry, Kate Casselberry, Elias Casselbery, Abram Casselberry, Thomas Casselberry, John Casselberry and George Casselberry.

Children of Charles Casselberry and Elizabeth Foulkerood are:

   4 i. Barbara4 Casselberry, born 1834 in Loyalsock Twsp., Lycoming Co., PA; died Unknown. She married William Stryker.

   5 ii. Hannah Casselberry, born 1836 in Loyalsock Twsp., Lycoming Co., PA; died Unknown. She married Jeremiah Reinhard.

   6 iii. Elias Casselberry, born 7 May 1837 in Loyalsock Twsp., Lycoming Co., PA; died Unknown. He married Rachel Ann ???.

+ 7 iv. Abram B. Casselberry, born 9 Dec 1839 in Loyalsock Township; Lycoming Co., PA; died 1923 in Lycoming County, PA.

   8 v. Thomas Casselberry, born 1843; died Unknown.

   9 vi. John Casselberry, born 1845; died Unknown. He married Elizabeth Fulmer.

  10 vii. Sarah Casselberry, born 1846 in Loyalsock Twsp., Lycoming Co., PA; died Unknown. She married Peter Bastian.

Notes for Peter Bastian:
Peter Bastian served at the Battle of Antietam during the Civil War.

  11 viii. Kate Casselberry, born 1848 in Loyalsock Twsp., Lycoming Co., PA; died Unknown. She married Benjamin Chapman.

  12 ix. George Casselberry, born 1850; died Unknown. He married Jennie Collins.


Generation No. 4

7. Abram B.4 Casselberry (Charles3, Isiah2, Jacob1) was born 9 Dec 1839 in Loyalsock Township; Lycoming Co., PA, and died 1923 in Lycoming County, PA. He married Carrie A. Johnson 29 Dec 1870 in Eau Clair, Eau Clair Co., WI.

Notes for Abram B. Casselberry:
ABRAM CASSELBERRY, was born 9 Dec 1839 and died in 1923; and married Carrie A. Johnson (1841- 1918) about 1870. He was born in Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania; and received a common school education and reared a farmer.

In 1863 he enlisted for three months and served for the duration of the war until mustered out. In 1863 he re-enlisted in the Federal Pennsylvania Light Artillery, and served over one year. At the close of his service he engaged in steamboating on the Mississippi River which he followed seven years; at which time he removed to Warren County, Pennsylvania and took over a lumbering operation for a Judge Whetmare. Carrie ran a boarding house until the lumber operation expired, at which time the family moved back to Lycoming County and purchased the Turley Farm near Newberry, Pennsylvania. In December 1884 he purchased his farm of 100 acres in old Lycoming Township, and engaged in farming. They spent the remaining years of their life on the farm and are buried in East Wildwood Cemetery at Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Republican Party and a worthy and enterprising citizen.

He married Carrie A. Johnson (1841-1918), a native of Sweden, and moved to Ludlow, near Kane, McKean Co., Pennsylvania; and they had three children: Loretta Carrie Casselberry, Katherine J. "Kittie" Casselberry, and Charles Casselberry.

Abram Casselberry, was assigned to the 1st Regiment of the Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery C. While serving with this unit, he was assigned to guard President Abraham Lincoln, on a specific occasion. The President was reviewing the troops and stopped to shake hands with several of them. Of Casselberry, he inquired "Son, what might your name be?" He replied, "Abram, sir." Lincoln said, "Too bad you're not Abraham and I Abram." (Indicating he would rather have been a soldier than President.)

Abram Casselberry's name is on the marker at Gettysburg, as a volunteer serving from the State of Pennsylvania.

Children of Abram Casselberry and Carrie Johnson are:

+ 13 i. Loretta Carrie5 Casselberry, born 1873 in Sheffield, Warren Co., PA; died 13 Aug 1962 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD.

   14 ii. Katherine J. Casselberry, born 1880; died Unknown.

   15 iii. Charles B. Casselberry, born 3 May 1886; died 1 Dec 1966. He married Margaret Kenney.

Notes for Charles B. Casselberry:
Charles Casselberry was an editor at Grit Newspaper. Had no issue.


Generation No. 5

13. Loretta Carrie5 Casselberry (Abram B.4, Charles3, Isiah2, Jacob1) was born 1873 in Sheffield, Warren Co., PA, and died 13 Aug 1962 in Baltimore, Baltimore Co., MD. She married George Washington Bennett, son of Joseph Bennett and Margaret Hafer.

Children of Loretta Casselberry and George Bennett are:

16 i. Verus Washington6 Bennett, born 10 Apr 1895 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA; died 3 Jul 1977 in Binghamton, Broome Co., NY. He married Margaret Ruth Caldwell 21 Aug 1919 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA.

Notes for Verus Washington Bennett:
VERUS WASHINGTON BENNETT graduated from Williamsport High School in 1916. He received his discharge as a sergeant in the medical department of the army just prior to his wedding in 1919.

17 ii. Dalton Edward Bennett, born 23 May 1896; died 2 Sep 1932 in Newberry, PA. He married Maude Kobble.

Notes for Dalton Edward Bennett:
DALTON EDWARD BENNETT was employed as a supervisor at the Keds Division of the Lycoming Rubber Company and was to have been transfered to the Naugatuck, Conn. plant when he was killed in an automobile accident while traveling at a high rate of speed about three miles west of Newberry, PA. Had no issue. After Dalton's death, Maude moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for the government.

18 iii. Ward L. Bennett, born 29 Mar 1899; died 1 Feb 1936. He married Verna Sholder ABT 1918.

19 iv. Carrie M. Bennett, born 12 Oct 1900; died 17 Mar 1956. She married Charles Christian Tevis.

Notes for Charles Christian Tevis:
Rev. Charles Tevis was a Presbyterian minister who served at Bethel Presbyterian Church at Bottle Run from 5 Dec 1909 until 1 Nov 1916. He married Carrie Bennett about 1920. He was about 20 years her senior. they moved to Youngstown, Ohio where he assumed pastoral of anothr Presbyterian Church. He had a series of strokes and died in Youngstown, Ohio in 1953. Carrie chose not to live life without him and committed suicide by drowning in 1956.   (Source: Martha (Bennett) Howard, October, 1997)

20 v. Joseph A. Bennett, born 4 Jun 1906; died 23 Jul 1976. He married Margaret Horn ABT 1926.

21 vi. Josephine C. Bennett, born 4 Jun 1906; died 15 May 1990. She married Elmer Waltz Aft. 1926.

22 vii. Kathryn F. Bennett, born 23 Jan 1910; died 1993. She married George Detrick Aft. 1949.  Had no issue.

This concludes the report on the Cassleberry family
as part of the Bennett Family Report and published on the internet.
This report was last updated on January 24, 1998


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