Casselberry, Jacob Adams

Male 1744 - 1795  (51 years)


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  • Name Casselberry, Jacob Adams 
    Born 11 Oct 1744  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1795  Providence, Montgomery Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13454  32 Generations
    Last Modified 9 Mar 2007 

    Father Casselberry, Paul,   b. Est 1707, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1748, Providence, Montgomery Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Adams, Margaret,   b. Est 1715, Providence, Montgomery Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1749, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married Est 1730  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F8495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Tyson, Ann Nash,   b. 1748,   d. 26 Sep 1823  (Age 75 years) 
    Married Bef 1768 
    Children 
     1. Casselberry, Jacob ARW,   b. 1765, Chester County, Pa. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Apr 1834, Lycoming County, Pa. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 69 years)
    Family ID F8482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • --Source of information: Carl H. GOTTSHALL gottshal@ix.netcom.com>167 Rose Valley Rd. Pottstown, PA 19464>; Lists his parents names. They lived in Evansburg, Pennsylvania.

      Jacob and Ann are buried at St. James, Perkiomen. His will was proved Dec. 18, 1795, Book 1, Page 482. CASSELBERRY, JACOB. Providence. September 2, 1795. December 18, 1795. 1.482 To wife Anna, household goods and maintenance. To son Benjamin, 200 pds. To son Jacob, 200 pds. Dwelling place and tanyard, where son William dwells, to be sold after agreement expires, and equally divided among children. Wife to receive interest of 300 pds. yearly during life; at her death, principal to be divided among children. To sons Benjamin and Jacob, each a watch, when 21. To son Jacob, interest of 200 pds. yearly and 30 pds.
      Execs: Wife Anna, and son Richard.

      Wit: Henry Sweitzer, James Bean, Jesse Bean.

      Jacob was only 3 when his father died, and his mother died a year later. It is not clear who may have raised him, but I would guess possibly one of his Addams aunts or uncles, as he remained with the St. James Episcopal Church, of which the Adams family were charter members. Since he married Ann Tyson, this seems even more likely, as the Tyson families were friends with both his grandfather Richard Addams, and both of his wives, Gertien Op den Graef, and Alse Withers. Jacob purchased the property on 243 Evansburg Rd from the Kressmans on June 1, 1768, when he was 23, and established a tannery and his home there. The Casselberry house, later called the Maple Farm, was used by Gen. Washington for one or more nights commencing Sept. 19, 1777. Jacob sent his wife and younger children into the country, but stayed there with his oldest son, [BO:William:BO]. Other children were Richard, Lydia, Anna, Benjamin, and Jacob. The marriages of all but Lydia are shown in St. James Perkiomen records. The property remained in the family until 1923. It is partially in use now, but is being preserved for historical value. Jacob and his wife Ann were the first of five generations of Casselberrys to be buried at St. James, Perkiomen.

      The following court record sheds a bit more information on the family:

      Philadelphia Orphans' Court March 28, 1768

      Petition of Jacob Castlebury, New Providence Township, Philadelphia County, tanner, sets forth that the petitioner's grandfather, Henry Castlebury, owned a certain plantation and messuage in the New Providence Township, the plantation comprising 90 acres, that in his will he made no disposition of this plantation, and that he left issue four sons: Derrick, William, Paul and John; and four daughters: Eve, Elizabeth, Mary and Catherine. Derrick by deed after the father's death conveyed his rights in the 90 acres to his brother Paul. John did likewise. "William is yet alive," as are also Eve and Elizabeth. Mary married Philip Schrack and died leaving seven children; Catherine married Hugh Hamilton and died, leaving five children. Paul died devising his estate to his son Richard and a daughter. Richard died intestate and without issue. (?) March, 1747. (?) The estate of Richard in the 90 acre tract descended to the petitioner, Jacob Castlebury.

      The petition asks the court to appoint an inquest to divide the 90-acre tract among the claimants or sell it and make an award of the proceeds. The court so ordered and awarded an inquest. June 13, 1768--Return of inquest in the estate of Henry Castlebury by Joseph Redman, High Sheriff. Because the valuation was imperfect the court set aside the return and awarded a new inquest. The Orphans Court dockets make no further mention of the proceedings.