Biography of Reuben S. Castle
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Castle, Reuben S., was born in the town of Parma, Monroe county, N. Y., January 21, 1820. He attended the district schools. In 1836 his first business experience was clerk with Messrs Grant and Ellicott, merchants in Medina, Orleans county, after which he attended the Lima Seminary in the years 1837 and 1838. He then spent five years as clerk with Messrs Grant and Turner who had the contract with the State for building the aqueduct across the Genesee River, at Portage, Allegany county, on the Genesee Valley Canal. In 1844 he went to Shelby Centre, Orleans county, and conducted a general mercantile business under the firm name of R. S. Castle & Company eleven years; served as town clerk several years and postmaster, whose commission was issued by the then president, James Buchanan. In 1855 he came to Medina and has been in the grocery and various other kinds of business here several years. Mr. Castle has been assessor in Medina ten years, and is now serving his fourth term, has been a justice of the peace of the town of Ridgeway, and police justice several years in Medina village. In 1846 Mr. Castle married Sarah A. Bathgate, born in 1826 and said to be the first white child born in Medina. They have buried three children and three Sons, and three daughters are now living. Mr. Castle claims to be a Jeffersonian Democrat.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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