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From: Rick Greathouse <>
Subject: Re: [GREATHOUSE] Greathouse County Update
Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2010 23:55:50 -0400
The will of John Castle/Cassels, registered in Jasper County, GA on 10
Mar 1816, will shortly be posted on the Jasper County, GA page in our
Greathouse County Project, excerpted below.
In his will he named his wife as Christian.
In the estate settlement of Jacob Greathouse, whom deceased in
Columbia County, GA in 1801, John Castle was named as an
heir/distributee, which strongly suggests that John Castle was married
to a daughter of Jacob Greathouse.
The following records were created at the time when Jacob Greathouse's
estate was settled between 23 Jun 1801 and 15 Mar 1802. John Castle
was consistently named as an heir of Jacob Greathouse in the deed
transactions which occurred while the estate was being settled.
1801, Jul 23 - 1802, Mar 5 - Estate Settlement: Jacob Greathouse
deceased between 10 Apr and 23 Jul 1801.
July 23rd 1801. r/Aug 3 1802. JOHN DAVIS, JACOB GREATHOUSE and
WILLIAM HOLDER of Columbia County; CATHERINE JONES and ABRAHAM PERKINS
of Warren County, all distributees of JACOB GREATHOUSE, deceased,
relinquish to JOHN CASTLE, one of the heirs, 50 acres, part of estate
of the late Greathouse.
June 23rd 1801. r/Oct 25 1802. Quit Claim. JOHN DAVIS, JOHN CASTLE
and JACOB GREATHOUSE of Columbia County and CATHERINE JONES and
ABRAHAM PERKINS of Warren County, heirs of JACOB GREATHOUSE, SR.,
deceased, relinquish all claim to 45 acres on waters of Germany Creek
to WILLIAM HOLDER. This tract is known as Lot No. 4, in the division
of estate of said deceased.
June 23rd 1801. r/Oct 26 1802. JOHN CASTLE, JACOB GREATHOUSE,
CATHERINE JONES, ABRAHAM PERKINS and WILLIAM HOLDER, relinquish Lot.
No. 3 in the above estate to JOHN DAVIS.
June 29th 1801. r/Oct 26th 1802. JOHN DAVIS, JOHN CASTLE, JACOB
GREATHOUSE, ABRAHAM PERKINS and WILLIAM HOLDER, relinquish to NATHAN
JONES of Warren County in right of his wife Catherine, Lot No. 5 in
Jan 5th 1802. r/Mar 11th 1802. ABRAHAM PERKINS of Warren County, to
JOHN KNIGHT for $100, sells 150 acres on Germany Creek, part of a
grant made to JACOB GREATHOUSE, also 20 acres adj.
March 15th 1802. r/same date. JOHN CASTLE, JOHN DAVIS, JACOB
GREATHOUSE and WILLIAM HOLDEN of Columbia County and CATHERINE JONES
of Warren County, heirs and distributees of JACOB GREATHOUSE,
deceased, sign quit-claim to 45 acres in favor of ABRAHAM PERKINS,
also an heir.
Source: Early Deeds and Will Abstracts, Columbia County, Georgia,
Transcribed by Suzanne Forte [Email: ], Jan
2005. Pages 77 - 82, Online:
Jacob Greathouse appears to have died between 10 Apr 1801 and 23 Jul
1801. On 10 Apr 1801, two tracts of land owned by Joshua Grinage was
mortgaged to George Woodruff, bounded by Jacob Greathouse and others.
If Jacob Greathouse had died prior to 10 Apr 1801, then the deed
created on that date, would have perhaps noted those tracts as bound
by the heirs of Jacob Greathouse.
1816, Mar 4 - Will: John Cassels
In the name of god Amen I John Cassels of said County and State being
sick and weak of Body But of sound mind memory and understanding
Therefore I do hereby make and constitute and appoint this my last
will and Testment Revoking all other wills or gifts by me heretofore
made or directed to be made. Viz:
I first give to my son Henry Cassels the lower half a lot of Land
lying on the waters of Little River in the Nineteenth District of
Baldwin when drawn now Jasper No. 131 also one Negro boy named Moses.
Secondly, I give to my son Absolam Cassels one Negro girl by the name of Jude.
Thirdly, I give to my daughter Sarry Jones one Negro girl by the name of Nancy.
Fourthly, I give to my daughter Rebecca Bishop one negro boy by the
name of Lewis.
I give to my son Levy Cassels one bed and furniture.
Sixthly, I give to my daughter Elizabeth Burnsides one Negro woman
named hanner after the death of her mother.
Lastly, to my wife Christian, her lifetime one negro woman by the name
of Hanner also one bed and furniture one cow and calf her shelf and
and Crockeryware Beds and Ovens ____ ____ of my Personal Estate to be
Equally divided amongst my children this will to be ____ twelve month
after my death unless the heirs can agree amongst themselves Equally
to take there parts.
I leave my appointed two sons Absolam and Henry Cassels Executors of
this my last will. Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
Signed John (his X mark) Cassels
Georgia, Jasper County
Personally appeared in open Court Levi Benson and James Hill witnesses
to the within will and on being duly sworn saith that they saw John
Cassels sign, seal ____ and declar the within Instrument of writing to
contain his last will and testament and at the time of his so doing he
was of a sound and understanding mind and Memory and that they saw
Robert Benson sign the Same as a Consuring Witness thereto Sworn to
and subscribed before me this 4th March 1816 in Open Court.
Teste James Hill
Robert Robey C. C. O.
Registered 10th March 1816
Robert Robey C. C. O.
Source: Jasper County, GA, Will Book 2, page 77-79.
On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 6:29 PM, Rick Greathouse <> wrote:
> There has been an update noted on the "News" page at Greathouse Point,
> http://greathouse.us/news.htm .
> Footnotes were added to the marriage of Jacob Greathouse and Christian
> Van Huse, which is available on our page for Lancaster County, PA,
> http://greathouse.us/county/pa/lancaster/index.htm .
> 1749, Aug 12 - Marriage: Jacob Greathouse and Christian Vanhousen,
> Trinity Lutheran Church
> Page 193
> 36. Jacob GROETHAUS, a bachelor from Tulpehocken, and Christianity Van
> Huse, a single person also from there, both Lutheran, married by a
> license August 12, 1749.
> Source: Debra D. Smith and Frederick S. Weiser, translator and editor,
> Trinity Lutheran Church Records, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Volume 1,
> 1730-1767, Page 231.
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