Biography of Eri Castle
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Castle, Eri, was born in Whitestown, N. Y., March 13, 1813, son of Philo and Mary (Lockwood) Castle, she a native of Chatham, N. Y., and he of Connecticut. The grandfather, Abisha Castle, died in Connecticut. The maternal grandfather, James Lockwood, died in Columbia county. Philo Castle, father of Eri, came to Whitestown, N. Y., where he died in 1814, and his wife, in 1836. Eric Castle was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He came to Woodhull in 1861, and purchased seventy five acres of land, where he has since resided. He was a Republican, but is now a Prohibitionist, and was postmaster of East Woodhull for twelve years. He married Olive Gould, daughter of Samuel Gould, mentioned in this work. She died in 1882, and in 1883 Mr. Castle married Mary A. Warn, a native of Chenango county, and daughter of Augustus F. and Lucy A. (Ferris) Warn, by whom he had nine children: Philo S., deceased; Eri H., deceased; Rachel H., deceased; Mary E., deceased; Philo B., deceased; Olive A.; Arnold G., deceased; Mary E., and Charles S., who married Dora Edwards, by whom he had three children: Gertrude, deceased, Fred, and Ina. His wife died in 1889, and he married for his second wife, in 1890, Kittie Olin, by whom he has two children: Nellie and Fannie. Olive A. is the wife of Horatio Parker, and they have four children: Harry, Hattie, Mary, and Amenzo. Mary E. is the wife of James Trenchers. No children.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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