Tobias Castor

Generations Past

There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors and no slave who has not had a king among his.  
----Helen Keller

Tobias Castor

Tobias CASTOR Senior came to Ashland County, Ohio with his family in 1817 from Pennsylvania when he was three years old. He was born 20 Jul 1814 in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. He married Sarah Miller(1816-c 1885) about 1840. They had one child, Tobias Castor Jr. (1840-1901). Tobias Jr. made a name for himself in politics in Nebraska. Tobias Sr. and Sarah divorced about 1846.

In 1852, he or his twelve year old son, Tobias Junior,  was arrested for malicious shooting with intent to main.  The outcome of the trial is unknown but since Tobias Senior remained a respected member of the community and Tobias Junior went on to Iowa; the outcome must have been favorable to the Castors.--court transcript--

Tobias married Cordelia HICKOX on 5 Apr 1849 in Ashland County, Ohio. Tobias Sr. died on 13 Mar 1896  --obit-- inboy reaching for a book Ashland County and was buried at the Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Perrysville, Ashland County. Ohio.

Cordelia Hickox

was born 5 Apr 1828 in Portage County, Ohio to Joseph W.  Hickox (1799-1876} and Sarah 'Sally' Jones (1799-1884).  She came to Ashland County with her parents in 1838. She obtained a teacher's certificate at 15 and taught school for $4.00 a month. Cordelia and Tobias lived in Ashland County all of their married life. She died on 10 Dec 1892 --obit-- and was buried at Old Presbyterian Cemetery, Perrysville, Ashland County. Ohio. Cordelia and Tobias had five children:

  1. Irene Castor (1850-1921) married Levi MAURER (born 1850)
  2. Edmond Castor (c1852-b 1922) married Mary BOYD (1854-1890)
  3. Ida Emma Castor (1856-1938) married 1st, William BUSHNELL (died 1902); 2nd, George W. TRACY (1842-1919)
  4. Bertha Castor (1860-1931) married Joseph W. COVERT (1855-1918)
  5. Allie Castor (1862-1863) died as a baby.

Tobias and his family are found on the following censuses:


For more information on Tobias' family or other Castors,  please go to
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