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Castoe, John G. - 64 - VA - VA - VA
Jeston - 64 - TN - TN - TN
William R. - 16 - KS - MO - KY
( William R., above, is my grandfather living with his grandparents.)
In 1894, John George and Jestern Coots Castoe moved with some of their sons to Pope Co., AR. They are listed on the 1895 tax rolls there. During this same time Jestern tries to apply for citizenship with the Cherokee Nation West. She is rejected because she does not live within the boundaries of the established nation. From the papers we learn that her parents are Jacob and Polly Goins Coots, Her grandparents are Thomas and Jemima Sinnes Goins, and her ggrandparents are full-blood indians with the name of Benjamin Sinnes. Benjamin and relative are listed on the 1835 Henderson Roll of the Cherokees living in Jackson Co., AL.
Jestern dies in Searcy Co., AR sometime between 1896 and 1900 of consumption. She is buried in the Witts Springs Cemetery in Searcy Co. Her husband, John, moved to Benton Co., AR with their son, William Riley Castoe. He died there around 1905, and is buried in Gamble Cemetery at Centerton, AR.
(Note: You will notice the many spellings of Casto in the census. These are the way they were in the original census, not my typos.
Even in our families today the spelling can be either Castoe or Casto. Also the spelling of Jestern is recorded many ways, but she herself gave it as Jestern on the indian papers. You might have also noted that the age of her husband John George Castoe differs from the date given at the introduction. In a newspaper interview of 1899 in Searcy Co., AR, John says that he was born in 1805, the same is true of his Civil War papers, but in every census his birthday is listed the same as Jesterns. Who knows why?
Jestern's father Jacob was also called Jack Coots. In the indian papers, one witness list three of Jestern's brothers: Jacob Coots who married Mary Jane Stoneman, John Coots, and Abe Coots.)
Submitted By:Winnie bell
Uriah Coots - w - m - 66 - Tenn.
Susa - w - 65 - Ky.
Lucinda - d - 40 - Ind.
Ambrose s - 33 - Mo.
John g. -s - 14? Mo.
Eyre (Uriah) g.s. - 8 Mo.
Lustta g.d. - 6 Mo.
Susannah, Uriah's wife dies 11 Oct 1882 in Moniteau co. Mo. and is buried in
the Old Lebanon Cemetery, McGirk, Missouri. Uriah dies after 1892 according
to his Civil War papers. But no definite date.
Coots, George - 33-M - 1847 - GA - SC - SC
Nancy - 30-F - 1850 - GA - GA - GA
Mattie - 13-F - 1867 - GA - GA - GA
Eliza - 06-F - 1874 - GA - GA - GA
John - 04-M - 1876 - GA - GA - GA
p. 137/39 - 537 GA Mil Dist - Flint
#373 - Farm Hand
Coots, William H. - 42-M - 1838 - GA - GA - GA
Jane - 42-F - 1838 - GA - GA - GA
Mollie - 12-F - 1868 - GA - GA - GA
Nannie - 11-F - 1869 - GA - GA - GA
Henry - - 8-M - 1872 - GA - GA - GA
p. 138/4 - 555 GA Mil Dist - Red Bone
Coots, Hulda - 67-F - 1813 - GA - GA - GA
Coots, John - 45-M - 1835 - GA - GA - GA
p. 140/15 - 588 GA Mil Dist - Union Hill
#120 - Keeping House
Amanda - 55-F - 1825 - GA - GA - GA
Submitted By: Anne Brown
Jeston JOHNSON - age 41 - b. 1839 - MO-IN-IN
M.E. CREWES - (f) - age 19 - b. 1861 - TX- MO-MO-(dau)
Wm. H. COOTS - age 12 - b. 1868 - MO-TN-MO-(son)
L.L. JOHNSON - (f) - age 04 - b. 1876 - TX-PA-MO-(dau)
NOTE: Jeston [COOTS] CREWS COOTS md. William H. JOHNSON, 26 Nov 1875 in
Valley Mills, Bosque Co., TX.
Bobby J. Wadsworth