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1. Page:   Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Rocky Station, Lee, Virginia; Roll: 2449; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 325.0.
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2. Source:   S2434
3. Page:   Database online. Number: 225-32-4525; Issue State: Virginia; Issue Date: Before 1951.
Source:   S2925
4. Page:   Database online. Newspaper: Bristol Herald Courier/Bristol Virginia-Tennessean; Publication Date: 6 1 2004; Publication Place: Bristol , VA , Us.
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5. Title:   1930 United States Federal Census
Page:   Database online. Year: 1930; Census Place: Rocky Station, Lee, Virginia; Roll: 2449; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 10; Image: 325.0.
Publication:   Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;
Source:   S2921
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Note continued:   United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930
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a. Note:   On April 3, 1930 BRADLEY J. CASTLE was enumerated in the US Census at Household #18/18 at Rocky Station, Lee County, VA with his wife and six children. Bradley J. Castle, head of household, home valued at $10, stated family did not live on a farm, white male, age 38 (born 1892 in VA, parents born in VA), md. 25 years, a merchant of a general store, World War veteran; wife ETHEL P. CASTLE, age 34, born 1896, VA/VA/VA; son JAMES B. CASTLE, JR. age 12, born 1918, VA/VA/VA, in school; HELLEN P. CASTLE, age 8, born 1922, VA/VA/VA, in school; son W. D. CASTLE, age 5, born 1925, VA/VA/VA; daughter DORTHIE E. CASTLE, age 3 yrs 5 months, born 1926, VA/VA/VA; son HUBERT E. CASTLE, age 10 months, born 1929, VA/VA/VA.
Hubert Castle spent his childhood on a farm in Stickleyville, Lee County, Virginia and his adult years primarily in Kingsport, Tennessee. He served with the United States Army in the Korean Conflict. For many years he was employed by the Kingsport Press until the famous strike of the 1960s forced the Union members out of their jobs. Hubert then took up bartending. Hubert was a gifted country musician and songwriter. He played the guitar and fiddle. During the Cold War years of the 1960s he wrote a song, "Fall Out Shelter", that he was hoping would be a big hit. A few radio stations around Tennessee played the record from time to time but never made the Hit Parade. Hubert was a good and decent man, though weak in many ways. Unfortunately in his later years he became estranged from his sisters, Dorothy and Willa Mae. Certainly in her final days in hospital, Hubert never telephoned nor visited Dorothy. So great was their separation that Dorothy made it clear that she did not want her brother to attend her funeral. Likewise when Hubert died, his widow Selva did not make any attempt to contact Willa, who learned of her brother's death from her niece who read about in his obituary published on the Internet.
Hubert Castle served as Executor of his mother's estate but did not have the strength of character to carry out her wishes and fulfill the terms set forth in her Last Will and Testament. This led to an estrangement with his oldest brother, Bradley Castle, his niece, Brenda Keck Reed, and to a certain extent with his sister, Dorothy ("Dot").
Obituary of Hubert "Red" Castle, 74, Kingsport, TN -- Kingsport Times News KINGSPORT - Hubert E. "Red" Castle, 74, died Friday evening (Dec. 26, 2003) at his home following a lengthy illness. Born May 26, 1929 in Lee County, Stickleyville,Va., to the late Bradley John and Ethel Pearl (Ward) Castle, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Castle was employed almost 10 years at Kingsport Press in the Shipping Department. "Red" was involved in home building and selling real estate with his brother, W.D. "Bill" Castle. He also worked at the Moose Lodge and later in Elks Club, retiring due to ill health in Oct. 1976. He had a great love for country and bluegrass music. Over his younger years he had a band at different times playing local, with the fiddle and guitar. He was very proud to say he knew the fiddle player in Ralph Stanley's Clinch Mountain Band, Todd Meade. Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, James Bradley Castle, Kingsport, W.D. Castle, Church Hill, and John Alford Castle, Johnson City; two sisters, Helen Akers, Toledo, Ohio, and Dorothy Harmon, Kingsport. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Selva N. Castle of the home; one daughter, Doris L. Castle, Blountville, formerly of Bristol, Tenn.; one son, Neal David Castle and wife Shirley Ryans Castle; two step-granddaughters, LaToya Necessary and Kelly Ingle; also a little friend, Sidney E. Akin, all of Kingsport; one sister and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown. Services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jason McIntosh officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in East Lawn Memorial Park by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post #3382 of the VFW.
Hubert E. "Red" Castle Age at Death: 74 Birth Date: abt 1929 Death Date: Dec/26/2003 Newspaper Title: Bristol Herald Courier/Bristol Virginia-Tennessean Newspaper Location: Bristol, VA, US Obituary Publication Date: Dec/31/2003 Locations Mentioned in Obituary: Lee County; Johnson City; Blountville; Bristol Tennessee; Church Hill; Toledo, OH; Kingsport; Stickleyville, VA Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary: Ralph Stanley; Neal David Castle; Doris L. Castle; Charles DeWitt Byrd Post; Dobson Chapel; Sidney E. Akins; Helen Akers; Bradley John; Ethel Pearl (Ward) Castle; John Alford Castle; Kelly Ingle; Jason McIntosh; Selva N. Castle; LaToya Necessary; Todd Meade; Shirley Ryans Castle; James Bradley Castle; Dorothy Harmon Hubert E. "Red" Castle, age 74, died Friday evening, Dec. 26, 2003, at his home following a lengthy illness. Born in Lee County, Stickleyville, Va., to the late Bradley John and Ethel Pearl (Ward) Castle, May 26, 1929, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Mr. Castle was employed almost 10 years at Kingsport Press in the shipping department. "Red" was involved in home building and selling real estate with his brother W.D. "Bill" Castle. He also worked at the Moose lodge and later in Elks Club, retiring due to ill health in Oct., 1976. He had a great love for country and bluegrass music. Over his younger years, he had a band at different times playing local, with the fiddle and guitar. He was very proud to say he knew the fiddle player in Ralph Stanley�s Clinch Mountain Band, Todd Meade. Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers, James Bradley Castle, Kingsport, W.D. Castle, Church Hill, and John Alford Castle, Johnson City, two sisters, Helen Akers, Toledo, Ohio, and Dorothy Harmon, Kingsport. Surviving are his wife of 85 years, Selva N. Castle of the home; one daughter, Doris L. Castle, Blountville, formerly of Bristol Tennessee; one son, Neal David Castle and wife Shirley Ryans Castle; two step-granddaughters, LaToya Necessary and Kelly Ingle; also a little friend, Sidney E. Akins, all of Kingsport; one sister and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown. Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday in the Hamlett- Dobson Chapel, with Rev. Jason McIntosh officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday in East Lawn Memorial Park, by the Charles DeWitt Byrd Post 3382 of the VFW. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, downtown, is in charge of the arrangements.
On 27 February 1979 the Last Will and Testament of Bradley J. Castle was filed in the Lee County Court at Jonesville, Virginia in Will Book 19, page 61 as follows: "On this the 9th day of May 1970, I, Bradley J. Castle, being of sound mind do declare this to be my last will and testament at my death, my wife Gladys Castle to receive all my real estate and personal property as long as she lives and then at her death the property is to be put up sold by public auction and the proceed divided equally amount my heirs after I'm given a decent funeral and all expenses paid. Any money I have left my wife is to take to W. D. Castle and Hubert Castle my sons or John Castle administrators and draw what I have left and divide equally among my heirs and wife equally. My wife is not to sell any timber off the farm, but use all she needs on the farm. She is to have all she makes on the farm, pay the taxes as long as she remains my widow. I leave to my son W. D. Castle one 12 gauge Remington shot gun, one two horse wagon, and one brass kettle, one iron kettle, if I still have them. The provision of this will be carried out within twelve months from the date of widow's death. I appoint W. D. Castle, my son as administrator of my estate. If he is deceased I appoint Hubert E. Castle to take his place as administrator of my estate as long as she remains my widow. Signed: Bradley J. Castle Witnesses: Margaret Sage, A. J. Sage; E. J. Cox, Herbert P. Johnson
Will Book 19, page 62: "In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Lee County on this the 17th day of February 1979. It appearing that Bradley J. Castle, age 85, died on the 21st day of February 1979 in Lee County Community Hospital in Pennington Gap, Virginia; that at the time of his death he was a citizen of Lee County, Virginia, having as his last known place of residence Duffield, Virginia; and now on this the 27th day of February, 1979, a writing bearing date of May 9, 1970 purporting to be the true last will and testament of Bradley J. Castle deceased was produced before the Clerk and duly proved upon the oath of E. J. Cox, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, who deposed that the said writing was signed and acknowledged by the said Bradley J. Castle in his presence and in the presence of Margaret Sage, A. L. Sage, and Herbert P. Johnson, the other subscribing witnesses thereto, at the request of Bradley J. Castle, they all five being there together at the same time and that the said Bradley J. Castle at the time was of sound mind and disposing memory and above the age of eighteen years. Therefore, upon motion of W. D. Castle, son of decedent, it is ordered that the writing be and hereby is established, probated and admitted to record as and for the true last will and testament of Bradley J. Castle, deceased. Thereupon, W. D. Castle, son of decedent, appeared before the Clerk and stated that he is a non-resident of Virginia having his residence, Kingsport, Tennessee, and made the motion that he and E. J. Cox of Duffield, VA. be and hereby are appointed Co-administrators with the Will annexed of the last will and testament of Bradley J. Castle, deceased. Whereupon, permission being granted, they entered into and acknowledged before the Clerk a bond as such in the penalty of $89,644.00, conditioned and payable as required by law, with W. H. Ward, Sr. their security therein. And the said bond being acknowledged by the said obligors was ordered to be recorded in Administrator's Bond Book No. 13 and the said W. D. Castle of Kingsport, Tennessee and E. J. Cox of Duffield, Virginia were duly sworn to faithfully discharge their duties as co-administrators, CTA of the Estate of Bradley J. Castle, deceased. Teste: Charles Calton, Clerk Filed in the Clerk's Office of Lee County at 4:00 P.M. the 27th day of February 1979, this will & order of probate presented and together with the certificate annexed admitted to record and indexed.
Will Book 19, Page 64 List of Heirs of Bradley J. Castle: Gladys Castle Age 78 Wife Duffield, VA Bradley J. Castle Age 61 Son Kingsport, TN Hubert E. Castle Age 50 Son Kingsport, TN John A. Castle Age 47 Son Kingsport, TN W. D. Castle Age 54 Son Mt. Carmel, TN Helen P. Akers Age 57 Daughter Toledo, Ohio Dorothy Harmon Age 52 Daughter Kingsport, TN Willie Mae Johnson Age 45 Daughter Newtown, PA



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