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Jesse and Charity’s likely daughters

·Jesse and Charity’s likely daughters include Cynthia Bandy (February 27, 1806 - April 20, 1867) who married John Underwood, Jr., (June 25, 1800 - October 19, 1870) also in Roane County, on December 17, 1822.[i] The Underwood family moved to Dade County, Missouri around 1847, the same time as William and Juditha and sons moved to adjacent Lawrence County. It is noted that in the 1850 census, Cynthia Bandy Underwood reported her birthplace as North Carolina not South Carolina or Tennessee. They had 16 children including a Charity Ann and a Jesse suggesting that Cynthia is their daughter.

·· John W. Underwood III (July 19, 1830 - December 13, 1892) married Mary Emaline O’Conner (about 1840 on April 15, 1858 in Cedar, Missouri and they had two children.

··· John Madison Underwood (January 21, 1859 - February 4, 1935) died in Nocano, Montague County, Texas.

··· William Hunter Underwood (March 22, 1860 - June 6, 1922) died in Nocana, Montague County, Texas.

·· Mary Underwood (August 3, 1827 - June 19, 1890 who married William Isaac Martin in 1857 in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri. Their children include:

··· Cynthia Martin married Franklin Frye, and they had one child.

···· Charles E. Frye

··· William Rawley Martin married Martha Curni Daniel, and they had four children.

···· Ira Emmitt Martin married Gomez Stuart.

···· Nora Ethel Martin married James Monroe Reed, and they had three children.

···· James Oscar Albert Martin married Laura Jane McCann, and they had five children.

···· Edna Jane Martin married William Virgel Combs, and they had two children.

··· Vista Barbara Jane Martin married Charles Scoggins, and they had five children.

···· Perry Madison Scoggins

···· William Albert Scoggins

···· Albert Scoggins

···· Maudie E. Scoggins

···· Darling Nellie Scoggins

··· Thomas Albert Levi Martin

··· James Edward Mullegan Martin married Mary Jane Frye, and they had two children.

···· Bernice Hulda Martin

···· Emma Jane Martin

·· James Underwood (1830 - December 13, 1892 married Martha Newman (about 1825 - ? ) and/ or Mary Emily O’Conner. The marriage to Mary is reported to have taken place in on April 15, 1858 in Stockton, Cedar County, Missouri.

·· Jesse Underwood (1831 - ? ).

·· Jane Underwood (February 9, 1833 - January 9, 1876) married John D. Harris.

·· Charity Ann Underwood (1835 - ? ) married John Cloud Owings.

·· Cynthia Underwood (1837 - ? ) married Raleigh Mitchell (1838 - 1913), and they seven children.

··· James B.B. “Box” Mitchell (May 31, 1859 - November 27, 1885) died in Dade, Missouri.

··· Theodocia “Docia” Rosie Mitchell (about 1860 - ? ).

··· Alice Jane Mitchell (September 22, 1864 - March 15, 1947).

··· John T. Mitchell (April 9, 1866 - July 5, 1887).

··· Albert Reeves Mitchell (December 14, 1871 - March 20, 1913) died in Missouri.

··· Charley Mitchell (1875 - ? ).

··· Robert Maxwell Mitchell (March 17, 1879 - January 10, 1916) died in Oklahoma.

·· Newton Jasper Underwood (1839 - ? ) married Narcissa Shipley, and they had two children.

··· William R. Underwood (about 1860 - ? ).

··· John Underwood (about 1861 - ? ).

·· Susan Underwood (1842 - ? ) married Sanford Gillen (about 1840 - ? ).

·· Elvira Underwood (1843 - March 4, 1898) married William D. Beasley on July 20, 1865 in Missouri.

··· William B. Beasley (1867 - 1934).

·· Richard Thomas Underwood (1844 - ? ) married Martha O’Conner (1839 - February 4, 1886) on September 23, 1866 in Stockton, Cedar County, Missouri, and they had nine children.

··· Benjamin Franklin Underwood (1869 - ? ).

··· Lewis Underwood (about 1870 - ? ).

··· Joseph S. Underwood (about 1874 - ? ).

··· Hardin Richard Underwood (May 3, 1876 - ? ).

··· Thomas Wheeler Underwood (1878 - ? ).

··· Emily Underwood (1878 - ? ).

··· John S. Underwood (about 1880 - ? ).

··· Irby Underwood ( about 1880 - ? ).

··· Laura Underwood (about 1880 - ? ).

·· Zackery Taylor Underwood (April 9, 1846 - ? ) married Eliza L. Courtney (about 1850 - January 1871) on March 17, 1867 in Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, and they had one daughter.

··· Alice L. Underwood (April 25, 1868 - February 28, 1889).

·· Benjamin Franklin Underwood (1848 - ? ) married Martha Perkins.

·· David Clinton Underwood (1850 - ? ).

·· William Clinton Underwood (1852 - ? ).

·A second possible daughter of Jesse and Charity is Nancy Jane Bandy (1808 - about January 16, 1898 who married Joseph Marion Casteel, Sr. on July 15, 1828 in Rhea County,[ii] LDS CD-ROM lists Nancy Jane Bandy as being born in 1809 and as the daughter of Jesse. The basis for that attribution is unknown. It is noted, however, that their children include a Jesse Bandy Casteel and a Charity Ann Casteel who could have been named after Nancy Jane’s parents. In the late 1840's, 18 families loaded their possession on a flat boat somewhere in southeastern Tennessee and floated down to the Mississippi River. They “came up” to Missouri where they settled. It is not known whether William Bandy and sons were in the same group. The two oldest Casteel sons fought for the Confederacy, and the seven youngest fought for the Union. When she was about 90 years of age, the family was going west, and Nancy Jane said she would go as far as she could. She died in Kenton Oklahoma, in route. She and a cowboy were buried side by side at the base of Mesa Mountain. Joseph and Nancy Jane had 16 children:[iii]

·· John Henry Casteel (December 25, 1831 - between 1900 and 1904) was born in Rhea County, Tennessee and died in Alaska. He was ordered to leave home, and moved to Alaska where he discovered gold. He never married. He was engaged to be married when his wife to be died. He left his fortune to a couple who cared for him. A similar story is reported below regarding his brother Richard. It is not clear if either or both are true.

·· Charity Ann Casteel (1833 - about 1870) married James Monroe Davis. They had six sons and three daughters. Known children are:

··· F. J. Davis married Florence Brooks.

··· John Davis married cousin Jossie Casteel.

·· Sarah Ann Casteel (1834 - ? ) married Richard Chittenwood. They had at least one son.

··· Christopher (Kit) Chittwood

·· Franklin James Casteel (1835 - about 1927) possibly married Frances Moore.

··· Ollie Casteel

··· Oscar Casteel

··· Ella Casteel married D. D. Wall.

··· Jossie Casteel married her cousin John Davis ,son of Charity Casteel Davis.

·· Reuben Carson Casteel (January 13, 1837 - May 22, 1854 married Mary A. Thompsonin Laclede County, Missouri. He was born in Rhea County, Tennessee and died San Diego, California. They had seven children.

··· Mary F. Casteel (March 15, 1865 - ? ).

··· Cornelius Casteel (about 1866 - ? ). Not listed is other sources.

··· Cordellia F. Casteel (March 27, 1867 - ? ).

··· Priscella M. Casteel (September 19, 1869 - ? ).

··· William Richard Casteel (April 30, 1871 -? ).

··· James Casteel (September 20, 1872 - ? ).

··· Sanford E. Casteel (February 4, 1879 - ? ).

··· Bird F. Casteel(March 4, 1884 - ? ).

·· Thomas Newton Casteel (May 9, 1838 - about 1915) married a Rebecca about 1867 in Camden County, Missouri. He died in Canyon City, Colorado. They had two children.

··· Thomas J. Casteel (March 15, 1870 - ? ).

··· Rebecca Jeannie Casteel (November 30, 1871 - ? ).

·· Jasper Freeland Casteel (October 28, 1840 - February 21, 1891) married Martha V. Barnett on December 26, 1881 in Laclede County, Missouri. He died in Sleeper, Laclede County, Missouri.

··· Robert Casteel (February 7, 1884 or 1885 - ? ).

··· Daughter who died as an infant.

·· Mary Angeline Casteel (1841 - 1860's) married Robert Amos. She died in Montreal, Camden County, Missouri. One known son is:

··· Charles Amos

·· David B. Casteel (1843 - June 3, 1922) married Nancy Jane Ballenger (? - December 29, 1868) on September 12, 1868 in Camden County, Missouri, andhe married Mary E. Laughlin on October 3, 1871 Pulaski County, Missouri. He died in Oklahoma. David and Mary had three children.

··· Victoria B. Casteel (June 27, 1872 - ? ).

··· Fred J. Casteel (January 19, 1875 - ? ).

··· David A. Casteel (June 25, 1885 - ? ).

·· Jonathan Keener Casteel (December 25, 1844 - November 28, 1817) married Sarah Amanda Freeman (1844 - ? ) on May 12, 1867 in Camden County, Missouri. He died in Boise, Ada County, Idaho in a veteran’s home.

··· Lillian T. Casteel (July 1, 1868 - ? ) married a Lewis.

··· Hester Casteel (August 7, 1870 - ? ) married a Baldick.

··· Jeannie Casteel (about 1872 - ? ) married a Cook,

··· Annie C. Casteel (about 1874 - ? ) married and divorced.

·· Elijah Atchley Casteel (December 28, 1848 - November 17, 1905) married Louisa Jane Knowles (1850 - 1934) on June 19, 1869 in Fredonica, Wilson County, Kansas. He died in Montreal, Camden County, Missouri. They had 11 children:

··· Estella Casteel (1870 - 1881) was born in Fredonia, Wilson County, Kansas and died in Montreal, Camden County, Missouri.

··· Louisa Jane Casteel (January 16, 1872 - about June 1872).

··· Joseph Arthur Casteel (March 18, 1874 - June 11, 1860) He was born in Camden County, Missouri and died in Deepwater, Henry County, Missouri.

··· Edward Adelbert Casteel (February 23, 1876 - late 1930's) married Edna Mae Moore, and they lived in Missouri.

··· Lucean Everett Casteel (January 21, 1878 - January 7, 1835) married Bessie Burke in Laclede County, Missouri.

··· Jasper Valentine Casteel (February 14, 1880 - February 16, 1920) married Ethel Burke and Louisa Jane Knowles. Jasper and Louisa had six children.

··· Henry Elijah Casteel (May 5, 1882 - April 22, 1964).

··· Claudia Encore Casteel (September 12, 1884 - about 1939) possibly married Ellen Burke.

··· Orla Alber Casteel (September 8, 1886 - March 13, 1976) married Fountain Joseph Wilson.

··· Belva Pearl Casteel (October 10, 1888 - November 1971) married Emery Burke.

··· Effie Jewel Casteel (December 28, 1890 - August 11, 1910).

·· Joseph Marion Casteel, Jr. (1848 - ? ) married a Frances. The family moved west after 1900. Based on the Camden County, Missouri census their children include:

··· Netty or Jannette Casteel (1872 - ? ).

··· Mattilda (Matty) Casteel (1874 - ? ).

··· Joseph Casteel, III (1876 - ? ).

··· Theodore Casteel (1979 - ? ).

·· Richard P. Casteel (about 1849 - ? ) was born in Cedar County, Missouri. He went to Colorado when he was ordered to leave home by his father. He discovered silver or lead and accumulated a sizable fortune which he left to a family who cared for him during his last illness. He apparently never married.

·· Tallitha Casteel (about 1850 - ? ) married Joseph Chittenwood about 1870. They moved to Idaho.

·· Elizabeth Victoria Casteel (about 1852 - ?) married John McVey. They moved west, and separated.

·· Jesse Bandy Casteel (about 1853 - ? ) was born in Camden County, Missouri. He died as a child.

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[i]Sistler,op. cit.,vol. 2, p. 15.

[ii]Byron and Barbara Sistler, Early East Tennessee Marriages, Brides, vol. 2, Nashville: Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1987, p. 15.

[iii]The information regarding the children is provided by Vera Casteel of El Dorado Springs, Missouri. She obtained much of the information from her father-in-law Jesse Casteel and by Claude Casteel.

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