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4. Warrent Officer Alexander William Cassell U.S.N [198] 50,51,52 was born on 8 Mar 1824 in District Of Columbia,52 died on 8 Oct 1897 in Portsmouth, Virginia 1,51,53 at age 73, and was buried on 10 Oct 1897 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.53,54 The cause of his death was Volvulus.83

Birth Notes: Age based on exact calculation of age 73 years, 7 months in cemetery records.

Death Notes: Obituary--A.W. Cassell
Mr. A. W. Cassell, retired carpenter of the United States Navy, died at 9 o'clock last night at thr residence of his son, Mr. Edward Cassell, orner of Fifth street and the Gosport road, aged 73 years. The deceased was a member of Chosen Friends and Naval Veterans. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 8 o'clock.

Burial Notes: Oak Grove Cemetery. Next to wife. Grave not marked.

Name: Alexander W. Cassell
Age: 73 years, 7 months
Died: October 8, 1897
Buried: October 10, 1897
Cause of Death: Volvulus
Undertaker: C. H. Sturtevant
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Place of Interment: Oak Grove Cemetery, Avenue 11, lot 440


General Notes: Served in the Union Army during the Civil War with his wife's sister's husband, Steven Kenney. They were both hospital stewards in the 23rd Maine Infantry. [Check Cassell in Union book.]

Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year Alexander W Cassell 336 Harrison Portsmouth VA 1888 Alexander E W Cassell carpenter boards 336 Harrison Portsmouth VA 1888 Alexander E W Cassell carpenter 307 Fayette Portsmouth VA 1890 Alexander Cassell Wh 136 Lincoln Portsmouth VA 1890
Norfolk City Directory, 1888. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1888. Norfolk City Directory, 1889. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1889. Norfolk City Directory, 1890-91. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1891.

Father was foreign born per his 1870 U.S. Census. This fits Capt. Charles Cassell who was born in Italy. See his tombstone.

Died Oct. 8, 1897, aged 73 years, 7 months.

Warrant Officer
The "warrant" portion of the Warrant Officer’s title comes from the old French word warrant that meant variously a protector, a defense and an authorization. It is also the source of our modern word "warranty". In 1040 when five English ports began furnishing warships to King Edward the Confessor in exchange for certain privileges, they also furnished crews whose officers were the Master, Boatswain, Carpenter and Cook. Later these officers were "warranted" by the British Admiralty. They maintained and sailed the ships and were the standing officers of the navy. Soldiers commanded by Captains would be on board the ships to do the fighting, but they had nothing to do with running the ships. the word "soldiering" came about as a seaman’s term of contempt for the soldiers and anyone else who avoided shipboard duties.
The warranted officers were often the permanent members of the ships’ companies. They stayed with the ships in port between voyages s caretakers, supervising repairs and refitting. Other crewmen and soldiers might change with each voyage. Early in the Fourteenth Century the Purser joined the warrant officers. He was originally "the clerk of burser". During the following centuries the Gunner, surgeon, chaplain, Master-at-arms, Schoolmaster and others signed on.
Warrant Officers were members of our Navy right from its beginning. There were Warrant Officers on the ships of the Continental Navy during the Revolutionary War. When Congress created our Navy in 1794 it listed the Warrant Officers as the Sailing Master, Purser, Boatswain, Gunner, Carpenter, Sailmaker and Midshipman.
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Of the duties of a Boatswain and Master Sail Maker. 1814
1. The boatswain is to receive into his charge the rigging, cables, cordage, anchors, sails, boats, &c.
2. He is not to cut up any cordage or canvass without an order in writing from the captain, and under the inspection of the master; and always to have by him a good quantity of small plats for security of the cables.
3. He and his mates are to assist and relieve the watch, see that the men attend upon deck, and that the working of the ship be performed with as little confusion as may be.
4. His accounts are to be audited and vouched by the captain and master, and transmitted to the navy-office.
5. If he has cause of complaint against any of the officers of the ship, with relation to the disposition of the stores under his charge, he is to represent the same to the navy-office, before the pay of the ship. He is not to receive his own wages until his accounts are passed.
6. He is not to sign any accounts, books, lists, or tickets, before he has throughly informed himself of the truth of every particular therein contained.
7. Master Sail-Maker. He is, with his mate and crew, to examine all sails that are brought on board, and to attend all surveys and conversions of sails.
8. He is always, and in due time, to repair and keep the sails in order, fit for service.
9. He is to see that they are dry when put into the store- room, or very soon to have them taken up and aired, and see that they are secured from drips, damps and vermin, as much as possible.
10. When any sails are to be returned into store, he is to attend the delivery of them for their greater safety.
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Military Records Information 41
1. Introduction
Until its abolition in 1832, dockyards and naval establishments were the responsibility of the Navy Board, a body technically subordinate to the Admiralty, but distinct from it, and in large measure independent of it. Victualling yards and depots were in the same way answerable to the Victualling Board, and it in turn to the Navy Board and the Admiralty. The gunwharves, however, belonged to the Ordnance Board, an entirely independent body responsible only to the Master-General of Ordnance and the King. When the Ordnance Board was abolished in 1855, control of naval ordnance passed to the War Office and was not recovered by the Admiralty until 1909. This leaflet deals with the personnel only of naval and victualling establishments, though it should be noted that there are in The National Archives some records of Ordnance employees, mainly among the Ordnance Office Registers (WO 54 </DisplayCatDetailsGoto.asp?CATREF=WO+54&ACCESSMETHOD=6> ).
2. Organisation Before 1832
Dockyards were entirely run by naval officers, civilian employees of the Navy Board, not sea officers. The senior official of each yard was the Commissioner, appointed by, and nominally a member of, the Navy Board. Under him were the Clerk of the Cheque and the Storekeeper, who with their clerks were responsible for the financial and administrative business of the yard; the Master Shipwright, who with his colleagues the Master Sailmaker, Anchorsmith, Rigger, Boatbuilder etc, was in charge of the building and repair work of the yard; the Master Attendants and the Boatswain, who supervised the yard craft, the ships afloat and 'in Ordinary', that is in reserve, and finally the Master Ropemaker who ran the Ropeyard. These senior officers, together with the clerks and foremen known as Inferior Officers, were salaried, and borne on the Ordinary vote, as were the established artificers and labourers of the yard; unestablished employees were borne on the Extraordinary vote. Although all yard officers were naval and not sea officers, there was movement between the two services. The Commissioners and Masters Attendant were usually retired sea officers; dockyard shipwrights, having served their apprenticeship, often became carpenters in the Navy, and might return to be Master Shipwrights, and in the same way the other Master Tradesmen and the Boatswain were normally recruited from the Sea Service. The career of any man, therefore, especially one of the skilled men, the 'artificers' or 'tradesmen', may have to be traced in the records of both services.
The senior officers of a Victualling Yard were the Agent Victualler (in the larger establishments only), the Storekeeper or Naval Officer, and the Clerk of the Cheque.
In or around the dockyards might also be found the Transport Agents, Agents for Prisoners and Hospital Agents who represented the Transport Board and the Sick and Hurt Board, and each had their own clerks and labourers.
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Medical Notes: *An obstruction of the bowel caused by twisting itself 83,84

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: Carpenter w/U.S. Navy. 51

2. Organizations: member of Chosen Friends & Naval Veterans. 51

3. Military Service: as sailmaker in U.S.N, 18 Feb 1847, Portsmouth, Virginia. 1,85 Alex. W. Cassell
Sailmaker, 18 February 1847
Resigned 27 July 1847
Sailmaker, 7 April 181859
Retired LIst, 28 March 1886
Died: 8 October 1897

Sailmaker: # 2367: Alexander W. Cassell--18 Febry 1847
Febry 18/47 Acting appointment, March 3/47 To the Germantown
July 27/47.. Resignation accepted--Resigned

4. Military Discharge: as sailmaker, U.S.N., 27 Jul 1847, Portsmouth, Virginia. 1 Was on Resigned List.

5. Occupation: sailmaker, Aug 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 5

6. Residence: Aug 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 5

7. Census: 1850 Federal U.S. census, Aug 1850, Norfolk County, City of Portsmouth, Virginia. 5

8. Occupation: sailmaker, 10 May 1855, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52

9. Military Service: as sailmaker, U.S.N.,, 7 Apr 1859, Portsmouth, Virginia. 1,86 Sailmakers---# 2666
Alexander W. Cassell--7 April 1859
April 7/59 Acting Appointment, April 11/59 To the John Adams 25 Inst
Feb 16/60 Warranted Jany 20/61 Det'd two weeks leave
Feb 15/62 To the Reg
Stop at New York Sept 9/63 Det'd to the Niagara

Sea Duty: 3 years 0 months 16 days
Shore Duty: 1 year 6 months 24 days

10. Military Service: as sailmaker, U.S.N.,, 2 May 1859, Portsmouth, Virginia. May 2, 1859 - NAVY YARD. - Commodore Dorin retired from the command of the Navy Yard on Saturday, and Captain Bell entered upon the duties of the office. A letter of appreciation upon the commodore's departure, was signed by the following: .... Alex. W. Cassell, Master Sailmaker.

11. Law suit: sale of land, 7 Sep 1859, Portsmouth, Virginia. 87 Alexander W. Cassell
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Sarah Cassell, Virginius O. Cassell, & Charles E. Cassell

This cause came on this day to be heard upon the bill of the complainant answer of the defendants and exhibits filed with the bill of complainant general replicaiton thereto and was argued by counsel. On consideration whereof the Court being of opinion that the lot of land conveyed by Charles Cassell in his lifetime to Virginius O. Cassell by deed bearing date the 28th July 1854 and admitted to record in the Clerk's Office of Norfolk County Court on the 10th day of November 1855 was an advancement made by the said Charles Cassell to the said Virginius O. Cassell and that the said Virginius O Cassell must bring the same into hotch potch with the real estate descended and account for the value of the same at the time of the execution of the said deed and being further of opinion that the interest of the parties manifestly requires a sale of the lot of land in the bill mentioned situate in the City of Portsmouth bounded east by Court Street west by Dinwiddie Street, east by Binford's lot Queen Street and Williams lot and north by lots of Emmerson, Wilson and others. On consideration whereof the Court doth order adjudge and decree that James Murdaugh and by consent of parties by counsel Virginius O. Cassell either of whom may act if the other declines, be and they are hereby appointed Commissioners to sell the above described lot of land to the highest bidder after twenty days notice by public action in same newspaper published in the City of Portsmouth or City of Norfolk and by notice published at the front door of the Court house of the City of Portsmouth on the following terms, viz: so much cash as may be necessary to pay the costs of suit and the expenses of sale may be demanded of the purchaser and for the residue of the purchaser or purchasers shall execute his or their several bonds with approved security each for one third of the residue of said purchase money with interest from the day of sale, payable in six nine and twelve months thereafter respectively the title to be retained until the further order of this Court. And the said commissioners or either which may act shall have power to sell said lot of land in seperate parcels or lots as he or they may deem most judicious and advantageous and after the said sale and the bonds for the purchase money shall be returned with a report of the proceedings of the said Commissioner that a Commissioner of this Court ascertain and report to the Court what will be an equitable portion of the proceeds of such sale to which the defendants Sarah Cassell is entitled in lieu of her dower interest in the real estate in the proceedings mentioned. But the said Commissioners are not to make sale under this decree until they shall have respectively executed bonds in the Clerk's Office of this Court and before the Clerk thereof in the penalty of one thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful discharge of their duties under this decree and they are directed to report their proceedings to the Court.
Ordered that Court be adjourned till tomorrow morning twelve o'clock
Rich H. Baker

12. Deed: J. K. Cooke to V. O. Cassell & als, 4 Oct 1859, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 88 Whereas at a Sale made by V. O. Cassell and James Murdaugh Special Commissioner for that purpose appointed by the Circuit Court for the City of Portsmouth in the suit in Chancery styled Cassell agt. Cassell rendered on the 7th day of September 1859 which sale was made on the 4th day of October 1859. John K. Cooke became the purchaser of the lot with its appurtenances opposite the Baptist Church on the West side of Court street in said City of which the late Charles Cassell dec'd seized and possessed at the bid of four thousand three hundred dollars, and whereas the said John K. Cooke has not complied with the terms of said sale and has no deed for the said property, and is willing and desirious to relinquish all claim to the same by virtue of said bid and proceedings--Now between John K. Cooke and Fanny B. his wife of the one part and the heirs at Law of the said Charles Cassell dec'd who are Sarah Cassell, his widow, Alex W. Cassell, V. O. Cassell and Charles E. Cassell of the other part. Witnesseth: that the said parties of the first part for and in consideration of the premises and of the sum of one dollar to them in hand paid by the said parties of the other part, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged do hereby relinquish and recopy unto the said parties of the other part all the right title and interest which they may possess either in law or in equity to the said property of regarding the sale. Witness the following signatures and seals.
J. K. Cooke
T. B. Cooke
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, Jno. Nash Justice of the Peace for the city aforesaid in the State of Virginia do hereby certify that Fanny B. the wife of J. K. Cooke parties to a certain deed bearing date on the 25th day of November 1855 and hereto annexed personally appeared before me in my City aforesaid and being examined by me privily and apart from her husband and having the deed aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Fanny B. Cooke acknowledged the same to be her act and deed and declared that she had willingly signed sealed and delivered the same and that she wished not to retract it. Given under my hand and seal this 10th day of January 1866.
John Nash J.P.
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 10th day of December 1866---This Deed was acknowledged before me by John K. Cooke a party thereto and together with the Certificate annexed of John Nash a Justice of the Peace in and for said City is admitted to record.
Teste: Dempsey Nash, c.c.

13. Occupation: as sailmaker, U.S.N.,, 3 Feb 1860, Portsmouth, Virginia. 89,90

14. Law suit: sale of land, 4 Sep 1860, Portsmouth, Virginia. 91 Tuesday the 4th day of September1860
Present: The Honbl Richard H. Baker, Judge
Alexander W. Cassell
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Sarah Cassell, Virginius O. Cassell and Charles E. Cassell

This cause came on this day to be further heard upon the papers formerly read and the report of the sale made by the Commissioners pursuant to the order of the 7 day of September 1859 and the report of Commissioner Murdaugh showing the equitable portion of the proceeds of the sale to which the defendant Sarah Cassell is entitled in lieu of her dower interest therein to which reports there are no exceptions. On consideration whereof the Court approving and confirming the said reports, doth adjudge order and decree that the Clerk of this Court deliver to James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell the Commissioners of sale the three bonds of W. W. Davis and Wm. C. Wingfield each for the sum of five hundred dollars and executed by them to the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell Commissioners as aforesaid and filed amoung the papers in this suit for the purchase of the lots of land in the said report mentioned and described; also deliver to the said Commissioners, the three bonds of Charles E. Cassell and Charles R. McAlpine for one hundred and seventy five dollars each executed by them to the said Commissioners as aforesaid, filed among the papers in this suit and given for the purchase of the lots of land in the said report mentioned and also deliver to the said Commissioners the three bonds of John K. Cooke and Arthur Emmerson each for one thousand three hundred and eighty-one dollars forty one and two third cents executed by them to the said Commissioners as aforesaid filed among the papers in this suit and executed for the purchase of the lot of land in the said report mentioned and that the said Commissioners do proceed to collect the said several bonds executed as aforesaid and when collected that they execute deeds with special warranty to said purchasers for the lots of land purchased by them severally as mentioned in the said report. and the Court doth further order adjudge and decree that when the said Commissioners have collected the said bonds aforesaid that they pay to the plaintiff Alexander W. Cassell and the defendants V. O. Cassell and Charles E. Cassell each the sum of sixteen hundred and thirty nine dollars thirty two and one third cents with interest thereon to be computed after the rate of six per centum per annum from the fourth day of October 1859 till paid, and pay to the defendant Sarah Cassell the sum of twelve hundred and fifty seven dollars and twenty seven cents with like interest from the fourth day of October 1859 till paid and pay to c. W. Murdaugh Commissioner three dollars and make report of their proceedings to the Court. But this decree is to be suspended until the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell shall either seperately or jointly execute a bond with sufficient security in the Clerk's Office of this Court and before the said Clerk in the penalty of seven thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful discharge of their duties as Commissioners under this decree.

15. Law suit: sale of land, 12 Sep 1860, Portsmouth, Virginia. 92 Wednesday the 12th day of September 1860
Present: The Honbl. Richard H. Baker, Judge

Alexander W. Cassell
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Sarah Cassell, Virginius O. Cassell and Charles E. Cassell

By consent of the parties and for reasons appearing to the Court the dcree pronounced in this cause during the present term is set aside and annulled. And this cause coming on to be again heard upon the papers formerly read and the report of the sale made by the Commissioners pursuant to the order of the 7th day of September 1859 and the report of Commissioner Murdaugh showing the equitable portion of the proceeds of the sale to which the defendant Sarah Cassell is entitled in lieu of her dower interest therein and also showing the portions to which the plaintiff and the defendants are entitled, which reports there are no exceptions. On consideration whereof the Court approving and confirming the said report doth adjudge order and decree that the Clerk of this Court deliver to James Murdaugh and v. O. Cassell the Commissioners of sale, the three bonds of W. W. Davis and Wm. C. Wingfield each for the sum of five hudndred dollars and executed by them to the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell Commissioners as aforesaid and filed amoung the papers in their suit for the purchase of the lots of land in the said report mentioned and described; also deliver to the said Commissioners the three bonds of Charles E. Cassell and Chalres mcAlpone for one hundred and seventy five dollars each executed by them to the said Commissioners aforesaid filed among the papers in this suit and given for the purchase of the lots of land in the report mentioned; and also deliver to the said Commissioner the three bonds of John H. Cooke and Arthur Emmerson each for one thousand three hundred and eighty four dollars and forty one and two third cents executed by them to the said Commissioners filed among the papers in this suit and executed for the purchase of the lot of land in the said report mentioned; and that the said Commissioner do proceed to collect the said several bonds executed as aforesaid and when collected that they execute deeds with special warranty to the said several purchasers, for the lots of land purchased by them severally as mentioned in the said report. And the Court doth further adjudge order and decree, that when the said Commissioners have collected the said bonds aforesaid, that they pay to the plaintiff Alexander W. Cassell and the defendant Charles E. Cassell each the sum of one thousand seven hundred and thirty nine dollars thirty two and two third cents with iinterest thereon at six per centum per annum; from fourth day of October 1859 till paid & pay to the defendant V. O. Cassell one thousand four hundred and thirty nine dollars and thirty two and two third cents with like interest from the fourth day of October 1859 till paid, pay to the defendant Sarah Cassell the sum of twelve hundred and fifty seven dollars and twenty seven cents with like interest from the fourth day of October 1859 till paid, and pay to C. W. Murdaugh Commissioner three dollars and make report of their proceedings. But this decree is to be suspended until the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell shall either seperately or jointly execute a bond with sufficient security in the Clerk's Office of this Court and before the said Clerk in the penalty of seven thousand dollars conditioned for the faithful discharge of their duties as Commissioners under this decree.

16. Military Service: sailmaker, Sep 1865, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 93 Sailmakers
# 2167 Alexander W. Cassell ---7 April 1859
To Frigate Niagara, Sept 23/65
Det'd & w.o. April 19/66 To the Navy Yard Norfolk, Va.
Oct 5/69 Det'd to the Powhatan per stu of 21 Inst.
Dec 23/69 Det'd w.o.
July 29/70 To the California / Sept
Sept 20/70 Det'd to the Nanagansett
Previous order revoked w.o. Nov 21/70 To the Pawnee

Sea Duty: 7 years 0 months 1 day
Shore Duty: 3 years 1 month 0 days

17. Military: 1866. 1 Co. F, 23 Maine Inf. hosp. Stew.

18. Law suit: suit settled, 13 Sep 1866, Portsmouth, Virginia. 94 Thursday the 13th day of September 1866
Present: The Honbl. Richard H. Baker, Judge

Alexander W. Cassell, pltff
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Sarah Cassell, Virginius O. Cassell, & Chas. E. Cassell, deft.

This cause came on this day to be further heard upon the papers formerly read and the report of the Commissioner made pursuant to the order of the 12th day of September 1860 towhich there is no exeception and was argued by counsel: On consideration whereof the Court approving and confirming the said report by which it appears that the object of the suit has been obtained is is ordered that this suit be discontinued from the docket.

Ordered that the Court be adjourned till tomorrow morning eleven o'clock
Rich'd H. Baker

19. Military Service: as sailmaker, U.S.N.,, 7 Jan 1867, Portsmouth, Virginia. 95 January 7--List of Officers Attached to the Naval Station, Norfolk, Virignia
We publish today the complete list of officers attached to this station, including the Marine Corps U.S. Naval Hospital, Receiving ship, New Hampshire, Ordinance navigation Light-house, and Civil Departments; for which we are indebted to the courtesy of an officer attached to the United States Navy.
Alexander W. Cassell
Rank: sailmaker

20. Census: U.S., 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 96 Margaret Manning, age 10, female, white, orphan, born in Va., cannot read or write, idotic
Alexander W. Cassell, age 46, male, white, occupation: sailmaker U.S.N., vaule of real estate: 2,000; value of personal property: 3,000, birthplace: D.C., father foreign born, eligible to vote
Mary H. Cassell, age 34, female, white, occupation: boarding, born in Va.
Edwin W. Cassell, age 10, male, white, at school, born in Va.
Stephen B. Kenney, age 31, male, white, occupation: huster clerk in Navy Yard, value of personal property: 1,500, born in Maine, eligible to vote
Rosa E. Kenney, age 33, female, white, boarding, born in Va.
James W. Kenney, age 2, male, white, born in Va., born in Jan.
Rosa N. Kenney, age 4 months, female, white, born in Va.

21. Occupation: sailmaker U.S.N., 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 97

22. Residence: 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 97

23. Miliary Service: sailmaker, Dec 1872, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 98 Sailmaker
# 2740 Alexander W. Cassell 7 April 1859
Pawnee Dec 10/72 Det'd & w.o.
Jany 3/73 To Navy Yard Norfolk Va
July 23/73 Det'd to the Alaska 5 Augt
Sept 29/76 Det'd & w.o. Dec 26/76 To Equipt duty Navy Yard Norfolk

Sea Duty: 12 years 1 month 13 days
Shore Duty: 5 years 8 months 2 days

24. Miliary Service: sailmaker, Dec 1879, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 99 Sailmakers
# 2671---Alexander W. Cassell 7 April 1859
Equipt duty Navy Yard Norfolk Dec 6/79
Det'd to the Powhatan 10 Inst
Dec 11/82 Det'd & w.o.
Dec 12/83 To Navy Yard Norfolk 31 inst to continue until 28 March 1886
March 24/86 Det'd and placed on the Retired List from the 28th March 1886

Sea Duty: 15 years 1 month 14 days
Shore Duty: 8 years 10 months 6 days

25. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 100 Alexander W. Cassell, white, male, age 57, married, occupation: sailmaker U.S. Navy, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Mary Cassell, white, female, age 44, wife, married, occupation: keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Edwin Cassell, white, male, age 24, son, single, occupation: sailmaker, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Dinah Wright, black, female, age 45, widowed, occupation: servant, cannot read or write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

26. Occupation: sailmaker U.S. Navy, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 101

27. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 101

28. Residence: 1882, Portsmouth, Virginia. 102 Living at 3rd N. Henry Street

29. Residence: 1012 Dinwiddie Street, 1883, Portsmouth, Virginia. 103 1012 Dinwiddie Street

30. Residence: 1884, Portsmouth, Virginia. 104 Is a sailmaker living at 136 Lincoln Street in Portsmouth, Virginia

31. Residence: 416 Second Street, 1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 105 Alexander W. Cassell, U. S. N. h 416 Second

32. Occupation: U.S.N., 1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 105

33. Military: Was on Retired List. U.S.N., 18 Mar 1886, Portsmouth, Virginia. 1

34. Residence: 136 Lincoln Street, 1889, Portsmouth, Virginia. 106

35. Residence: 1897, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 83

36. Record of Grave: 8 Oct 1897, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 83 Alexander W. Cassell
Died: Oct. 8, 1897
Aged: 73 years, 7 months (grave unmarked)

Record of Grave--East Oak Grove Cemetery
West Half of Walk 11--South
Lot # 440 Avenue A--west Walk 11
M. J. Mathews, owner of north half
A. W. Cassell, owner of south half

37. Funeral: 10 Oct 1897, Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia. 107 The funeral of the late Mr. A. W. Cassell took place yesterday afternoon from the residence of his son, Mr. Edward Cassell, corner of Fiftth street and Gosport road. Rev. Dr. A. E. Owen conducted the servies and the remains were laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery.

38. Letter: letter of appreciation, 2 May 1859, Portsmouth, Virginia. 108 Argus--May 2, 1859--Navy Yard--Commodore Dornin retired from the command of the Navy Yard on Saturday, and Captain Bell entered upon the duties of the office.
A letter of appreciation upon the commodore's departure, was signed by the following: Alex W. Cassell, master sailmaker

39. Obituary: 12 Oct 1897, Portsmouth, Virginia. 109 12 Oct 1897
The funeral services of the late Alexander W. Cassell, sailmaker, U.S.N., took place at the residence of his son, A.E.W. Cassell, Fifth street extended, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
The solemn services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Owen, D.D., of Court Street Baptist Church, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Eggleston, of the Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Cassell being a retired officer in the United States Navy, the funeral was attended by a military escort, under command of Sailmaker Charles E. Minter, U.S.N.
The following officers were honorary pall-bearers: Sailmaker Geo. Barnes, Carpenter L. L. Martin, Carpenter J. T. Miller, Carpenter H. Rigby, Mate H. Neilson, Boatswain Petere Y. Johnson, Boatswain J. B. Moncrief, Boatswain A. Ohmson; also Messrs. Stephen Bowers and Thomas Gleason, citizens, and Captain William Ryder, of the Naval Veterans.
The casket was handled by sailors, who acted as body-bearers, under charge of L. L. Martin, U.S.N.
Besides the military escort there was a detachment of Naval Veterans and members of Chosen Friends. The entire procession was headed by the Naval Post Band.
During the services at the residence Miss Katie Ashe sang "The Christian's Good Night."
The ramains were interred in Oak Grove Cemetery, beside the grave of his wife, who preceded him about eight years ago.
The deceased was a brother of Mr. V. O. Cassell and Mr. Charles Cassell, architect, now of Baltimore, Md., and uncle of Messrs. Norman, Charles, V. O., Heber and Rev. Mortimer Cassell, aso of Mrs. Dr. Webster and Miss Ella Cassell.

Alexander married Mary Hodges Manning White [135] 56,57,58 [MRIN: 68], daughter of Edwin White [134] and Mary Ann Amelia Manning [133], on 10 May 1855 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.55 Mary was born on 1 Aug 1836 in Portsmouth, Virginia,56,57,58,110 died on 16 Jul 1890 in Portsmouth, Virginia 58,111,112,113 at age 53, and was buried on 18 Jul 1890 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.53,58,111 The cause of her death was consumption.57

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: of Alexander W. Cassell & Mary H. M. White, 10 May 1855, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52 Date of Marriage: May 10, 1855
Place of Marriage: Portsmouth, Virginia
Husband: Alex W. Cassell Age: 30 Status: single
Wife: Mary H. M. White Age: 19 Status: single
Husband's Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Wife's Birthplace: Portsmouth, Va.
Husband's parents: Chas. & Sarah Cassell
Wife's parents: Edwin & Mary A. A. White
Husband's Occupation: sailmaker
Person Performing Ceremony: Geo. M. Bain

Death Notes: Name: Mary H. M. Cassell
Race: white Sex: female
Date of Death: July 16, 1890 Place of Death: Portsmouth
Cause of Death: consumption
Age: 54 years 11 months
Parents: Edward & Mary Ann White
Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Occupation: Jan. 7, 1898--erased by order of court
Consort of: A. E. W. Cassell
Informant: A. E. W. Cassell, husband

Burial Notes: Oak Grove Cemetery. Grave is next to half-brother, Mathew James Mathews

Tombstone reads:
Mary H. M.
Wife of Alexander W. Cassell
Born Aug. 1, 1836
Died July 16, 1890
Tho Lost to Sight
To Memory Dear


Record of Graves--Oak Grove Cemetery
Lot # 440 East of Avenue A--betw. 10th & 11th St.
Matthew J. Matthews, owner

Mary H. M. Cassell July 16, 1890

Record of Graves--East Oak Grove Cemetery
West Half of Walk 11--South
Lot # 440 Avenue A--west Walk 11
M. J. Matthews, owner north half
A. W. Cassell, owner south half
Mary H. M., wife of Alexander W. Cassell
Born: Aug. 1, 1836
Died: July 16, 1890

*Record of Graves info found on 2 separate pages of Vol. III of Oak Grove Cemetery book

Noted events in her life were:

1. Baptism: 9 Apr 1836, Portsmouth, Virginia. 110 By Rev'd M. Crowder.

2. Inherits: Jan 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 114 Inherits from her grandfather, Matthew Manning, one feather bed

3. Census: U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 115 *listed as Mary H. Mathews, but her name is actually Mary H. White and she is living with her step-father, James W. Mathews

4. Census: U.S., 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 116 *listed with her step-father, James W. Mathews & mother, Mary Ann Mathews. Her name is given as Mary C. Mathews. Actually by this time, it is Mary Ann Hodges White Cassell as she married Alexander W. Cassell in 1855. Why was she with her parents?

5. Census: U.S., 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 117

6. Residence: 14 Jun 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 117

7. Census: U.S., 2 Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 101

8. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 101

9. Occupation: keeping house, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 101

10. Obituary: death of Mary H. M. Cassell, 16 Jul 1890, Portsmouth, Virginia. 118 18 July 1890---Died---Cassell
So peacefully, so calmly passed away on the morning of the 16th inst. At 8:30 o'clock, Mary H. M., beloved wife of A. W. Cassell, U.S. N.
Funeral services will take place at the residence, corner Second and Lincoln streets, this (Friday) afternoon at 4 o'clock. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 12 M    i. Alexander Edwin White Cassell [201] 119,120 was born on 3 Feb 1860 in Portsmouth, Virginia,50,119 died 17 May1925 in 814 Naval Place, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia,121,122 and was buried on 20 May 1925 in St. Paul's Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.123,124

Alexander married Mida Arnold [202] 119,126 [MRIN: 104] (b. Nov 1862, d. 8 Oct 1925) on 15 Jun 1881 in Portsmouth, Virginia.125

5. Virginius O. Cassell [673] 59,60 was born on 1 Oct 1826 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia,60,61 died on 25 Aug 1891 in home on High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 59,62 at age 64, and was buried on 27 Aug 1891 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.61,63 The cause of his death was consumption.60

Death Notes: Name: Virginius O. Cassell
Race: white Sex: male
Date of Death: August 25, 1891 Place of Death: Portsmouth
Cause of Death: consumption
Age: 64 years 10 months 25 days
Parents: Chas. & Sarah Cassell
Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Occupation: lawyer
Consort of: Jane Cassell
Informant: N. Cassell, son

Burial Notes: Virginius O. Cassell born Oct 1st 1826 died Aug 25th 1891 (Capt. V.O. Cassell 61st Va. Inf. CSA)
Note: V. O. Cassell lived 434 High St. In 1883 V. O. Cassell & son Norman Cassell where attorney at law in Portsmouth.

Name: Capt. V. O. Cassell
Age: 64 years, 10 months
Buried: August 27, 1891
Undertaker: Gaskins & Sturtevant
Born: Portsmouth, Va.
Residence: 434 High Street
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 4, lot 295

General Notes: ELECTED COMMISSIONER/LAWYER: Col. William H. Stewart, editor & compiler, History of Norfolk County, Virginia and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co., 1902), page 381:
Session at the Court House of Norfolk County in the said city on Tuesday, the 4th day of May 1858: Virginius O. Cassell elected commissioner in chancery. Virginius O. Cassell qualified to practice law in said court.

BIRTH/MARRIAGE/DEATH/HISTORY: Col. William H. Stewart, editor & compiler, History of Norfolk County, Virginia and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co., 1902), page 536:
Charles Cassell, the grandfather of Norman, located in Norfolk County, in 1826, coming from Washington, D.C. His son, Virginius O. Cassell, was born in the town of Portsmouth, Norfolk County. His death occurred there in 1891 at the age of 64 years. He was a lawyer, and at one time served as Commonwealth's attorney of Norfolk County. During the Confederate War, he was captain of a Virginia company and rendered valuable service in the Confederate cause. He married Jane Manning, who was born in Norfolk County, and is now residing in Portsmouth. They reared several children, who are engaged in various lines of business.

Medical Notes: Left knee cap was shattered by a minnie ball during the battle of Chancellorsville on the 1st day of May 1863. leg was amputatedat the lower third of the thigh. The said leg was again amputated higher up, at the second third of thigh. Ruptured the phemeral artery and nearly bled to death before it could be ligated. 127

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: Lawyer & served as Commonwealth's Attorney of Norfolk Co. 128

2. Military Service: Captian of a Va. Company during Civil War. 128

3. Military Service: Veteran of Mexican War & Civil War, Virginia. 129 Virginius O. Cassell, Jr., born 10/1/26 in Portsmouth, commanded Portsmouth Lt. Arty., veteran of the Mexican War, enl 3/8/62 at Entrenched Camp near Portsmouth in Capt Virginius O. Cassell;s Co. of Hvy. Arty. as a Capt.; served in Co. D, 7th Bn. Va. Company trans. 8/8/62 as Co. D, 61st Va., hospitalized and furloughed 1862, wded. (gunshot wd. to the leg) 5/1, hospitalized 5/2/63 in Gen. Hos. 4 (under treatment doing well, ligated femoral artery for secondary hemorrhage from stump..), returned to duty, served on divisional court martial board, captured 5/64 and sent to Old Captial Prison, Washington, D.C., released 6/17/64, dischg. (amputated left femur) the spring of 1864, served in invalid Corps, postwar. Lawyer, res. Portsmouth, Cassell required crutches the rest of his life following a second wartime amputation, member of the Memorial Assoc. Mahone's Old Brigade of the ANV, joined 7/84 the Stonewall Camp UCV, died 8/25 or 26/91, bur. at Cedar Grove Cem. in Portsmouth, listed on the Confederate Roll of Honor.

4. Organizations: member of Memorial Association Mahone's Old Brigade of the ANV. 130

5. Organizations: member of Atlantic Lodge No. 24 Knights of Pythias, Portsmouth, Virginia. 131

6. Organizations: member of Stonewall Camp C. V. 59

7. Law suit: Portsmouth, Virginia. 132 L. Berkley, B. A. Armistead, J. T. Griffin, Jas. W. McDonough, A. J. Hopkins and Paul D. Luke the Committee for the Management of Norfolk County Ferries, the "City of Portsmouth" and "Norfolk County": Pltffs:
vs
V. O. Cassell, Trustee, W. S. Bogard admin with the will annexed of Robert Dickson dec'd Wm Johnson, W. H. C. Lovitt, Jas G. Martin Jr., and L. H. Dashiell personal representative of Geo. H. Dashiel, deceased: Defdts:

This cause came on this day to be heard upon the Bill & Exhibits, the answer of V. O. Casselll trustee, the said Bill taken for confessed as to the other defendants they having been served with a copy of the summons in this suit and failing to answer the Bill, and upon the motion of V. O. Cassell trustee, to dissolve the injunction awarded in this cause, and the Court now considering only the motion to dissolve the said injunction, doth overrule the said motion to dissolve the said injunction and the further hearing of this cause is continued till the next term of this Court.

Ordered that the Court be adjourned to Court in Cause.
Geo. Blow

8. Law suit: Portsmouth, Virginia. 132 L. Berkley, B. A. armistead, J. J. Griffin, James W. McDonough, W. J. Hopkins, Paul D. Luke, the Committee for the management of "Norfolk County Ferries," The City of Portsmouth and Norfolk County, Pttffs
against
V. O. Cassell, trustee, W. S. Bogart administrator with the will annexed of Robert Dickson, dec'd, William Johnson, W. H. C. Lovitt, James G. martin Jr., & L. H. Dashiell, personal representative of Geo. H. Dashiell, dec'd: Defts:

This cause came on this day to be again heard, and the defendant W. S. Bogart administrator with the will annexed of Robt Dickson dec'd by his Counsels having admitted the payment in full of the debt due by Norfolk County to the estate of said Robert Dickson dec'd in the Bill mentioned, it is ordered that this suit be dismissed and that Norfolk County and the City of Portsmouth pay in equal parts the costs of this suit.

Ordered that the Court be adjourned till Friday, Sept. 20th 1872 at 11 o'clock a.m.
Geo. Blow

9. Occupation: attorney, 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 5

10. Town meeting: meeting held to prevent the repetition of robberies, 22 Jan 1852, Portsmouth, Virginia. 133 Beacon--22 January 1852
At a meeting of the citizens of this town, held at the Town Hall on Monday night, to consider the best measures to adopt, to prevent the repetition of robberies which have become so grequent of late in our town, and to provide means for the detection of robbers who entered by force the branch Bank of Virginia, on the night of the 17th or 18th inst. and abstracted from the vaults thereof a large amount of money.
The meeting was organized by calling George W. Grice, President of the Board of Trustees to the Chair, and the appointment of Virginius Cassell, Esq., Secretary.
On motion of Capt. James Jarvis, it was
Resolved, that the Chairman appoint a committee of Vigilance, to consist of ten members, whose duty it shall be to attempt to ferret out the villains who committed the robbery of the Bank, and bring them to trial.
The foregoing resolution was amended by moving the Committee be authorized to admonish the citizens to keep close watch for the utterance or passing of any of the bills or notes stolen, that by their discovery it may be known whom to accuse.
The Chairman, appointed on said Committee, Capt. James Jarvis, Wm. M. Levy, Esq., John Emmerson, Dr. Joseph Schoolfield, Francis Jordan, Thomas V. Butt, Joseph M. Miles, Thomas H. Webb, John Lash.
On motion of Wm. M. Levy, Esq., it was
Resolved, that the citizens in meeting assembled, instruct the Chairman to apoint a committee to draft a memorial to the Board of Trustees, praying the appointment of a regularly organized watch to guard the property of the people.
The chair appointed as a committee to memorialize the Board; Wm. M. Levy, Wm. Holt, John West, Wm. D. Schoolfield, Thomas V. Butt, A. V. Moore.
On motion of Dr. R. M. Boykin, the meeting adjourned.
V. Cassell, Secy. George W. Grice, Chairman

11. Election: office of Commonwealth Attorney, 26 Mar 1853, Portsmouth, Virginia. 134 Beacon--March 26, 1853
At a recent meeting....The office of Commonwealth's Attorney having become vacant, we observe that James G. Holladay, Wm. D. Schoolfield, and Virginius Cassell, Esqs. are candidates to fill it.

12. Land Assessement: Lot # 112, 1856, Portsmouth, Virginia. 135 Name: V. O. Cassell Estate: fee simple
Lot # 112
Value of building: 600 Value of lot including building: 1,000
Amount of tax on lot: 4.00 From Chas. Cassell

13. Election: elected clerk of the board, 9 May 1856, Portsmouth, Virginia. 136 Argus--May 9, 1856
The first meeting of the newly elected Board of Coucilmen was held at Town Hall on Tuesday. Dr. Virginius B. Bilisoly was duly elected President; Virginius O. Cassell was re-elected Clerk of the Board. Town Sergenat, Carey F. Grimes, Wood Inspector, John W. West; Police Officers, John Brooks, E. H. Johnson, John Downey & John Brown.

14. Land Assessement: Lot # 112, 1857, Portsmouth, Virginia. 137 Name: V. O. Cassell Lot # 112
Value of building: 600 Value of lot including building: 1,000
Amount of tax on lot: 4.00

15. Election: served as delegate to convention at Norfolk, 16 Mar 1857, Portsmouth, Virginia. 138 Argus--March 16, 1857
Other nominees: John W. Young, House of Delegates; Council: V. B. Bilisoly, W. H. H. Hodges, W. W. Davis, Geo. W. Grice, Garland Henderson, Arthur Wilson, Sam'l Turner, Oscar Sherwood, John T. West, Edward Kearns, Joseph Bouke, M. W. Minter, Edwin Gray.
Delegates to Convention at Norfolk: D. J. Godwin, B. J. Accinelly, John Hobday Jr., Dr. John Linn, Capt. Jas. Richardson, J. F. Crocker, R. F. Jarvis, Geo. Daugherty, Chas. T. Myers, John T. West, Onez Edwards, Wm. W. Davis, Jas. Mahorney, Geo. W. Grice, Jos. Pierce, M. W. Armistead, Dennis Vermillion, Capt. Edw. Kearns, W. H. Morris, James Gray, V. O. Cassell, James Davidson, Geo. Boiles, John H. Thomas, David William, Amos Edwards, Jos. W. Jones, A. M. Tabb, Wm. Peed, Jno. W. Wrenn, Robt. Myers, Dr. Arthur R. Smith, Edwin Gray, Geo. Hoofnangle, Dr. V. B. Bilisoly, Dr. James G. Hodges, Virginius Haynes.

16. Land Assessement: Lot # 112 & Lot # 114, 1858, Portsmouth, Virginia. 139 Name: V. O. Cassell Lot # 112
Value of building: 600 Value of lot including building: 1,000
Amount of tax on lot: 4.00

Lot # 114
Value of building: 1,600 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00 From Archb'd Hudgins

Lot # 114
Value of lot including building: 200
Amount of tax on lot: .80 From Archb'd Hudgins

17. Election: elected commissioner in chancery, 4 May 1858, Portsmouth, Virginia. 140 First Court of Hustings & city officials
The Court of Hustings for the city of Portsmouth, established by the charter, held the first session at the court house of Norfolk County in the said city on Tuesday, the 4th day of May 1858, it being the first Tuesday in the month of May as prescribed...
Claudius W. Murdaught, Leopole C. P. Cowper, and Virginius O. Cassell, were elected commissioners in chancery. James Murdaugh, John S. Stubbs, Leopole C. P. Cowper, J. M. Brickhouse, James G. Holladay, James F. Crocker, David J. Godwin, Claudius W. Murdaugh, Virginius O. Cassell, P. H. Daughtery & Abram S. Watts qualified to practice law in said court.

18. Elected: Commissioner in Chancery and qualified to practice law, 4 May 1858, Portsmouth, Virginia. 141 5 Sept 1897---A Bit of Local History
On the 4th day of May 1858 in pursuance of the Act incorporating the town of Portsmouth as a city. etc. the Court of Hustings held its first session at the Court-house. The Aldermen present on the occasion were: Samuel Watts, Arthur R. Smith, John Nash, William H. Morris, Moss W. Armistead, John S. White, Robert Dickson, William W. Davis, and Edward Kearns. Alderman Smith presided, and ordered to be recorded the certificates of qualification of the Aldermen who had been elected in April 22d preceding: viz, John Nash, Robert Dickson, William W. Davis, Arthur R. Smith, William H. Peters and William H. Morris, Aldermen for Jackson Ward, and Samuel Watts, John S. White, Charles R. McAlpine, Edward Kearns, Robert H. Cutherell and Moss W. Armistead, Aldermen for Jefferson Ward.
The following officers having also been duly elected, qualified at this term of the Hustings Court: Arthur Emmerson, clerk; David J. Godwin, Commonwealth's Attorney; Claudius W. Murdaugh, L. C. P. Cowper and Virginius Cassell, Commissioners in Chancery; Joseph Hobday, Commissioner of the Revenue; Herman Mathews, Constable, William B. Bingley, Deputy Clerk; Jas. Murdaugh, John S. Stubbs, L. C. P. Cowper, J. M. Brickhouse, James. G. Holladay, James F. Crocker, D. J. Godwin, C. W. Murdaugh, V. O. cassell, P. H. Daughtrey and Abram S. Watts qualified to practice law in this court and D. J. Godwin, C. W. Murdaugh, A. S. Watts and John Emmerson qualified as notaries public, under commissions from His Excellency, Henry A. Wise, Governor of Virginia.

19. Political convention: democratic meeting, 6 Nov 1858, Portsmouth, Virginia. 142 Argus--November 6, 1858
Democratic meeting--James G. Hodges, chairman, George W. Collins, secretary....Delegated elected to Petersburg convention: E. W. Massenburg, G. W. Grice, H. E. Orr, John W. H. Wrenn, D. J. Godwin, John Hobday Jr., W. H. H. Hodges, Joseph Hobday, John W. Young, J. F. Crocker, G. Henderson, A. R. Smith, J. M. Miles, James Brickhouse, Wm. Gleason, Wm. H. Morris, John Rourke, Joseph R. Woodley, H. J. Phillips, Chas. T. Myers, Wash Reed, Robt. Myers, R. M. Boykin, Sam'l Turner, Jesse Brownley, M. W. Armistead, James P. Williams, Wm. W. Peed, Geo. W. Collins, R. Gregg, C. R. McAlpine, Joseph A. Bilisoly, A. M. Tabb, John Lash, Edward Kearns, B. Thompson, H. Matthews, John Thompson, John Morris, Geo. Daugherty, Robt. Pettit, Wm. West, John K. Cooke, C. C. Robinson, Dr. L. A. Bilisoly, A. W. Edwards, V. O. Cassell, Wm. Taylor.

20. Land Assessement: Lot # 112 & Lot # 114, 1859, Portsmouth, Virginia. 143 Name: V. O. Cassell Residence: Portsmouth
Lot # 112 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 600 Value of lot including bullding: 1,000
Amount of tax on lot: 4.00

Lot # 114 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 1,600 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

Lot # 114 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 200
Amount of tax on lot: .80

21. Election: elected clerk, 6 May 1859, Portsmouth, Virginia. 144 Argus--May 6, 1859
Portsmouth officers--The following gentlemen were elected Tuesday:
Inspector of wood: Samuel L. Butt; Street inspector: Cary F. Grimes; Clerk: V. O. Cassell; Treasurer: John Cocke. Mr. John R. Cocke was elected President of the Council.

22. Deed: 25 Aug 1859, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 145 This Deed made the 25th day of August in the year 1859 between V. O. Cassell and Jane his wife of the one part and Wm. H. H. Hodges of the other part, Witnesseth that the said V. O. Cassell and Jane his wife do grant unto the said Wm. H. H. Hodges the following property to wit: that certain lot piece or parcel of land lying and being in the City of Portsmouth and bounded as follows: beginning thirty feet from the south west corner of James M. Binford line on Queen street and running west and along said street thirty feet, thence north fifty six feet six inches, thence east along the line of Charles Cassell deed and parallel with Queen street thirty feet, thence south fifty six feet six inches to the poijnt of beginning, it being the same conveyed by V. O. Cassell to Wm. H. H. Hodges by deed of trust recorded bearing date Dec 1st 1855 and this day released by deed of release. In Trust to secure to the Merchants and Mechanics Saving Bank of Portsmouth in Portsmouth the payment of a note for eleven hundred and thirty nine dollars drawn by the said V. O. Cassell in favor of Wm. W. Davis dated 25th day of August 1859 and payable sixty days after its date at the office of Discount and Deposit of the said Merchants and Mechanics Savings Bank of Portsmouth in Portsmouth which said note was endorsed by the said Wm. W. Davis and discounted at the said Merchants and Mechanics Savings Bank of Portsmouth in Portsmouth and of any note or notes which may be given in renewal or continuance of the same or any part thereof. And the said V. O. Cassell covenants to keep the tenement on the said lot insured against fire and to pay the premium on said insurance. Witness the following signatures and seals.
V. O. Cassell
Jane Cassell
W. H. H. Hodges
Trustee
State of Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, P. H. Daughtrey a notary public for the City of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia do certify that Jane Cassell the wife of V. O. Cassell whose names are signed to the writing above bearing date on the 25th day of August 1859 personally appeared before me in the City aforesaid and being examined by me privily and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Jane Cassell acknowledged the said writing to be her act and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under my hand this 29th day of August in the year 1859.
P. H. Daughtrey
Notary Public

23. Deed: 25 Oct 1859, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 146 This Deed made this 25th day of October in the year 1859 between V. O. Cassell of the one part and Wm. W. Davis of the other part. Witnesseth that whereas on the 11th day of April 1859 it was decreed by the Circuit Court of Norfolk County in a Course then depending therein between Wm. W. Davis plaintiff and Josiah P. Willey and others defendants, that the said V. O. Cassell special Commissioner should sell at public auction certain lots in the said proceedings mentioned and whereas by a decree of said Court pronounced on the 5th day of October 1859 in the same Cause the said V. O. Cassell was directed upon payment by said Wm. W. Davis of the amounts mentioned in the two bonds executed by him which were for the credit installments of the purchase money to convey the said lots in the proceedings mentioned to said Wm. W. Davis with special warranty. And whereas in pursuance of the said first deed the said V. O. Cassell did on the 20th day of June 1859 in front of the door of the Court House of Norfolk Court expose to sale the lots alluded to in the said decree that is to say the fee simple in the lot of which Wm. A. Smith died seized and possessed with its appentenances lying and being on the north side of Lincoln street in that part of the City of Portsmouth called Gosport and beginning at the south west corner of the lot of B. O. Neill from thence running north and along the line of O'Neill one hundred and twenty feet, thence west thirty feet to the line of the other or most westwardly lot of which the said Wm. A. Smith died, seized and possessed, thence south and along the line of said one hundred and twenty feet to the north side of Lincoln street from thence east along the north side of said Lincoln street thirty feet to the point of beginning the said south western corner of said B. O. Neill's lot. Also the lot with its appurtenances except the widow Ann Smith's dower therein for the term of her natural life lying and being in that part of Gosport on the north side of Lincoln Street and beginning at the south east corner of Wilson Dobie lot and runs north along the line of said Wilson Dobie one hundred and twenty feet, thence east paralel with Lincoln street thirty feet to the line of the most easterly lot of which the said Wm. A. Smith died seized and possessed, the south and along the line of said lot one hundred and twenty feet to Lincoln Street thence west and along the north side of Lincoln Street thirty feet to the point of beginning notice of time place and terms of sale having been advanced a week for four consecutive weeks in the Daily Transcript as will appear by the Editors certificate filed with the said Commissioners report to the said Courts and whereas at the said sale Josiah E. Withy became highest bidder and purchaser of the said lots (except the dower as aforesaid of the widow in the last described for the sum of $1050.00 for the first described lot with its appuntenances and $110.00 for the last described lot with its appentenances making in the whole the sum of $1160.00 and the said J. P. Withy as is signified by his bequest or deed in writing filed and forming part of the proceedings in the said cause did request of the said Court to decree and direct the said special Commissioner to execute a deed of Conveyance of the said property to the said Wm. W. Davis for reasons therein set for the which decree was accordingly pronounced on the 5th day of Oct 1859. This Deed therefore witnessseth that the said V. O. Cassell for and in consideration of the sum of $1060.00 to him in hand paid by the said Wm. W. Davis doth grant with special warranty unto the said Wm. W. Davis the two lots of land (except the widows dower) herein before described together with the appurtenances thereunto belonging: Witness the following signatures and seal.
V. O. Cassell
Special Commissioner
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 24th day of October 1859
This Deed was acknowledged by Virginius O. Cassell special commissioner a party thereto and admitted to record.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson, c.c.

24. Deed: 27 Oct 1859, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 147 This Deed made the 27th day of October in the year 1859 between Mary Jane Earle of the one part and V. O. Cassell of the other part; Witnesseth that the said, Mary Jane Earle doth grant unto the said V. O. Cassell the following property to wit: a piano No. 5173 Rosewood case, round corners six and one third octave, manufacture Dly Lighte & Bradbury's of New York. In Trust to secure James T. Borum the payment of a bond for two hundred and fifty five dollars in monthly installments of sixteen dollars per month with interest and dted at Portsmouth on the 27th day of October 1859. The said Piano to be kept insured for the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars and in case the said grant or shall fail to pay the installments in aforesaid the piano shall be sold at public sale in conformity with and the proceeds applied according to law. Witness the following signatures and seals.
Mary Jane Earle
V. O. Cassell
Trustee
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 27th day of October 1859. This Deed was acknowledged by Mary Jane Earle a party thereto admitted to record.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson, c.c.

25. Deed: 13 Dec 1859, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 147 This Deed made the 13th day of December in the year 1859 between William W. Peed and Julia A. his wife of the one part and V. O. Cassell of the other part, witnesseth that the said William W. Peed and Julia A. Peed his wife do grant unto the said V. O. Cassell the following property that certain lot piece or parcel of land lying and being in the City of Portsmouth and fronting on County Street twenty seven feet and running back sixty eight feet and is the same decreed to siad Wm. W. Peed under a decree of the County Court of Norfolk County pronounced on the 21 st day of Feby 1853 in the suit of Margaret S. Peed, Wm. W. Peed et als. in chancery against Samuel J. & Alice Peed et als, the said property is hereby conveyed to said V. O. Cassell with general warranty. In trust to secure Bernard O'Neil te payment of note for one hundred dollars executed by said Wm. W. Peed in favor of B. O'Neil bearing even date herewith with interest from date and payable to the minutes after date. Witness the following signatures and seals.
W. W. Peed
Julia A. Peed
V. O. Cassell
Trustee
State of Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit:
We, John S. White & Chas. K. McAlpine aldermen for the City of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia do certify that Julia A. the wife of Wm. W. Peed whose names are signed to the writing hereto annexed bearing date on the 13th day of December personally appeared before us in the City aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her she the said Julia A. Peed acknowledged the said writing to be her act and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to extract it. Given under our hands this 16th day of Oct. 1859.
John S. White ald.
Charles K. McAlpine ald.
In the Clerks Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 16th day of January 1861.
This deed was admitted to record upon the note annexed by John S. White and Charles K. McAlpin aldermen of the City of Portsmouth.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson, c.c.

26. Deed: 24 Jan 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 147 This Deed made the twenty fourth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty between A. F. Wittekind of the one part and V. O. Cassell of the other part, Witnesseth that the said A. F. Wittekind doth grant unto the said V. O. Cassell the following property to wit: hone horse, one waggon, one cart, one buggy and all the implements and machinery at the premises of the said A. F. Wittekind pertaining to and used in the pork butcher business including steam engine, one meldon, a library of miscellaneous books, four beds, four bedsteads, and necessary clothing for the beds: a negro man Bob & a negro woman Edy who are already subject to a deed of trust executed by said A. F. Wittekind to I. G. Hollsday, Trustee dated on the 2nd day of Sept. 1858 to secure John V. Ashton and John Cocke from all loss or damage as endorsed etc as will be more fully seen by reference to the deed in the Clerks Office of the Hustings Court of the City of Portsmouth. In Trust to secure Jacob Winndyer from all loss or damage by reason of his being endorser of a certain negotiable note in the sum of eighty nine dollars and thirty six cents executed by said A. T. Wittekind dated Jany 6th 1860 payable to said Jacob Winndyer thirty days after date thereof at the Bank of Virginia in Portsmouth. Also another certain negotiable note in the sum of one hundred dollars executed by said A. F. Wittekind dated January 2nd 1860 payable to said Jacob Winngder thirty days after date thereof at the Bank of Virginia in Portsmouth: Also another negotiable note in the sum of one hunderd and fifty cents executed by said A. F. Wittekind dated January 2nd 1860 payable to said Jacob Winndyer thirty days after date therof at the Bank of Virginia in Portsmouth. Also another negotiable note in the sum of two hundred and twelve dollars and eight cents executed by said A. F. Wittekind dated January 13th, 1860 payable to said Jacob Winndyer thirty days after date thereof at the Bank of Virginia in Portsmouth. Also another negotiable note in the sum of fifty dollars executed by said A. F. Wittekind dated January 20th payable to said Jacob Winndyer ninety days after date thereof at the Merchants and Mechanics Savings Bank of Portsmouth in Portsmouth. Also another negotiable note in the sum two hundred & fifteen 04/100 dolls executed by said A. F. Wittekind dated Jany 25th 1860 payable to said Jacob Winndyer thirty days after date thereof at the Bank of Virginia in Portsmouth. Also to secure the said Jacob Winndyer from all loss or damage by reason of being co obligor in a bond for negro hire executed by said A. F. Wittekind and Jacob Winnindyer in favor of Abram Watts guardian of George Watts for the year 1860 for the sum of fifty five dollars and dated 2nd day of January 1860. Also to secure the said Jacob Winnindyer the payment of a due bill executed by the said A. F. Wittekind in favor of Jacob Winnindyer for the sum of one hundred and thirty five dollars dated at Portsmouth January 23rd 1860 and payable on demand. Witness the following signatures and seals.
A. F. Wittekind
V. O. Cassell
In the Clerks office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 26the day of January 1860. This Deed was acknowledged by A. F. Wittekind a party thereto and admitted to record.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson, c.c.

27. Deed: 23 Apr 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 148 This Deed made this 23rd day of April 1860, between Robert G. Buchanan of the first part and V. O. Cassell Trustee of the other part. Witnesseth that the said Robert G. Buchanan doth grant unto the said V. O. Cassell the following property to wit: one negro slave boy named Alfred and one negro slave girl, named Ardella and one gold watch and chain which I value at one hundred dollars. I also grant unto the said V. O. Cassell the increase of the said negro girl Ardella if she ever should have issue. In Trust nevertheless and for the following use and purpose and none other, that is to say that the said V. O. Cassell shall stand seized and possessed of the said property hereinbefore conveyed and described and hold the same for the sole and seperate use and benefit of Virginia A. Lee the wife of Richard Lee, free and to remain forever (?) and discharged of the debts contracts and control of her husband the said Richard Lee as fully as though she were s single woman with full power and authority on her part to direct the said V. O. Cassell to make or sale or any other disposition of the said property or any part thereof and to convey the same to such person or persons and in such manner as the said Virginia A. Lee, shall direct by any instrument in writing signed by her and attested by two witnesses. And in the event that the said property or any pation thereof shall be sold under the provisions of this deed and by the direction of the said sale shall be held by the said v. O. Cassell upon the same terms and subject to the same trust that the property hereby conveyed is subjected to, by this deed and maybe disposed of by the said V. O. Cassell for the sole and seperate use and benefit of the said VirginiaA. Lee and in any manner that she shall direct by like writing signed by her and attested by two witnesses; and that the said Virginia A. Lee shall have full power and authority and the same is hereby given her by any instrument in writing in the nature of a last will and testament, to be attested by two or more witnesses, to make any lawful disposition of the said property and estate with the increase or issue of the female aforesaid that she may think proper to make, it being the true interest and meaning of this deed, that the property hereby conveyed shall be held for the said Virginia A. Lee, to make the same disposition thereof as though she were a single woman holding the same in fee, yet to be forever free from the debts contracts or control of her said husband Richard Lee except so far as it may be her will and pleasure so to subject it. In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals, the same day and year first herein written.
Robert G. Buchanan
V. O. Cassell
In the Clerks Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 24th day of Arpil 1860.
This Deed was acknowledged by Robt. G. Buchanan a party thereto and admitted to record.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson, c.c.

28. Deed: 23 May 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 149 This Deed made the 23rd day of may in the year 1860 between M. L. Tabb of the one part and V. O. Cassell of the other part. Witnesseth that the said M. L. Tabb doth grant unto the said V. O. Cassell all his right title and interest in and to the estate of the lat M. L. Tabb deceased the father of the said party of the first part above. In Trust to secure G. Groner the payment of a note for sixty dollars bearing even date her with executed by said M. L. Tabb to said G. Groner and payable six months after date with interest from date.
M. L. Tabb
V. O. Cassell
In the Clerks Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 31st day of May 1860.
This Deed was acknowledged by M. L. Tabb a party thereto and admitted to record.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson, c.c.

29. Land Assessement: Lot # 112 & Lot # 114, 1860, Portsmouth, Virginia. 150 Name: V. O. Cassell Lot # 112
Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 600 Value of lot including building: 1,000
Amount of tax on lot: 4.00

Lot # 114 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 1,600 Value of lot including building: 2,200
Amount of tax on lot: 8.80

30. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 47 V. O. Cassell, 33, male, white, lawyer, value of real estate: 5,000; value of personal property: 1,000; born in Va.
Jane Cassell, 28, female, born in Va.
Pauline Cassell, 11, female, born in Va., attended school within year
Ada Cassell, 9, female, born in Va., attended school within year
Virginius O. Cassell, 8, male, born in Va., attended school within year
Ella P. Cassell, 6, female, born in Va.
Chas. M. Cassell, 3, male, born in Va.
Norman Cassell, 1, male, born in Va.
Sarah Cassell, 54, female, born in Va.
Chas. E. Cassell, 22, male, city engineer, born in Va.

31. Occupation: lawyer, Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

32. Residence: Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

33. Deed: 26 Sep 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 152 This Deed made 26th day of September in the year 1860 between John Powers of the one part and V. O. Cassell of the other part, Witnesseth that the said John Powers doth grant unto the said V. O. Cassell the following property, there certain house or building now standing upon the lot in Gosport leased by me of Joseph P. Reynold as will mercfully appear by reference to the deed of Lease of record in the Clerks Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth dated this day of 18-- which lot is situate in that part of Portsmouth called Gosport at the North West intersection of Fayette with Third street, also all the bar room fixtures, table, decanters, liquors in barrels and otherwise picture and one clock, one shuffling board with quarts belonging to the same: In Trust to secure Benj. F. McIyre the payer of a note for one hundred and ninety eight & 50/100 dollars dated this 1 day of July 1860 and payable on the 1st day of Oct 1860 which note was executed by the said John Powers in favor of said Benj. F. McTyre. Witness the following signatures and seals.
John Powers
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the 8th day of October 1860. This Deed was acknowledged by Jno Powers a party thereto and admitted to record.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson, c.c.

34. Deed: 23 Oct 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 153 This Deed made this twenty third day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty between James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell of the one part and W. W. Davis of the other part whereas by a decree of the Circuit Court of the City of Portsmouth promounced on the 7th day of September 1859 in a cause then depending therein between Alexander W. Cassell plaintiff, V.O., Charles E. Cassell and Sarah Cassell defendants, it was decreed and ordered that the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell the Commissioners named in the said decree should sell at public auction, the lot of land situate in the City of Portsmouth, bounded east by Court Street west by Dinwiddie street, south by Binford's lot Iveson street and William'l lot and north by the lots of Emmerson, Wilson & others for so much cash as was necessary to pay costs of suit and the residue thereof upon a credit of six, nine, and twelve months, the purchase or purchasers giving bond or bonds with approved security and the deferred payments to bear interest from the day of sale and title retained until the further order of the Court and the said decree also vested with power to sell the said lot of land in seperate parcels or lots as they might deem judicious and advantgeous. And whereas the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell the Commissioner in persuance of the said decree, having divided the said lot into five seperate parcels or lots proceed on the 4th day of October 1859 to sell the same as directed by the said decree, when W. W. Davis became the highest bidder and purchaser of lot numbered (on plat returned in their report) four, five & six. The lot no. 4 bound as follows begining on the north side of Queen street at the south east corner of James William's lot, thence running east along Queen street thirty feet to V. O. Cassell's lot, thence north along the said Cassell's lot fifty six feet six inches thence west thirty feet to the said William's line, thence southalong the said William's line to the begining on Queen street. The lots no. 5 & 6 are bounded as follows: begining at the north west corner of the lot of William's on the east side of Dinwiddie street, thence running north along the said street fifty six and a half feet to William's line, thence to and parallel with Queen street one hundred and twenty feet thence south and parrallel with Dinwiddie street fifty six and a half feet, thence west (and parallel with Queen street) one hundred and twenty feet to the point of begining on Dinwiddie street, all of which will more fully appear by reference to the report and plat returned and filed in the papers in the said suit for which said parcel of land numbered 4, 5 & 6 the said W. W. Davis became the purchaser at fifteen hundred and fifty dollars, paid fifty dollars in cash toward the costs of suit etc and for the residence executed his three bonds with Wm. C. Wingfield his surety each for the sum of five hundred dollars, and whereas by another decree pronounced by the said Court in the said cause on the 4th day of September 1860, it was decreed and ordered amoung other thing that the Clerk of the said Court should deliver to the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell, Commissioner the said three bonds of W. W. Davis and Wm. C. Wingfield who should collect the said three bonds and upon payment & thereof should execute a deed with special warranty to the said W. W. Davis for the said three parcels of land purchased as aforesaid. This Deed therefor, witnesseth that the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell in consideration of the sum of fifteen hundred dollars (the principal of the said three bonds) and the sum of ninety dollars, the tinterest which has accrued thereon to them paid by the said W. W. Davis, they the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell do grant unto the said W. W. Davis, the parcels of land herein before mentioned and described and which was sold a foresaid as per annexed plat will more fully appear. That they the said James Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell will warrant specially the property hereby conveyed. Witness the following signatures and seals.
James Murdaugh
V. O. Cassell
Com'r
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the 25th day of October 1860. This Deed was acknowledged by Jas. Murdaugh and V. O. Cassell the parties thereto and admitted to record.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson, c.c.

35. Miliary Service: Second Lieutenant in Capt. John H. Myer's Co. E, 6th Va. Regiment, Apr 1861-Sep 1861, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 154 Captain John H. Myer's Company, Co. E., Sixth Va. Regiment
This company had a short life and was the victim of too strict discipline. It was organized in Portsouth immediately after the burning of the Navy Yard by Captain Myers, who was an Orderly Sergeant in the Battalion of Marines stationed in the Navy Yard, but being a Virginian and unwilling to fight against his State, he managed to make his escape when Commodore McCauley moved off with the Pawnee and Cumberland, and remained behind. He was an excellent drill master and had no difficulty in raising a company of which he was elected Captain. It was regularly mustered into the Confederate service and was assigned to the 6th Virginia Regiment as Company E. The regiment was then under command of Colonel William Mahone. The officers were:
Captain--John H. Myers
First Lieutenant, Virginius C. Cooke; Second Lieutenant, V.O. Cassell
First Sergeant, B. J. Accinelly; Second Sergeant, Enos Murphy; Third Sergeant, Richard D. Brown; Fourth Sergeant, Chas. Syer.
The company was on duty with the regiment in the entrenched camp between Norfolk and Seawell's Point, but Captain Myers undertook to carry out with the volunteers the same methods which he had been accustomed to put into operation in the marine corps in the Navy, and every infraction of the rules, however slight, or any inattention to dress or parade or drill was visited by the severest punishment in his power to inflict. If a man was absent from a roll call Captain Myers would report him as a deserter and wanted to offer a reward for his arrest and return to camp, said reward to be deducted from his pay. Matters in the company became so unbearable that nearly every man in it applied for transfers to other commands, and as the best solution of the dilemma the Colonel recommended that the company be disbanded. Both of the Lieutenants had resigned and the men were trying to get out. The last report of the company is a curiosity in its way. It was dated September 1st, 1861, and twenty-two men who were merely absent from roll call were reported as deserters, with a recommendation that all of their pay be taken from them. Others were reported for other offences, with the recommendation that one month's pay be deducted from them, and scarcely a man in the whole list had met the entire approval of the Captain. This report was made up after the receipt of the order disbanding the company, and the summary was as follows:
Transferred to Company D: 11 men
Transferred to Company C: 1 men
Appointed hospital steward: 1 men
Mustered out, 1 officer and 20 men: 20 men
Resigned, 2 officers
Mustered out, unwilling to remain in service: 6 men
Died, 1: discharged for disability, 7: 8 men
Deserted: 22 men
Total: 3 officers and 69 men
Nearly all of the men enlisted in other companies and made good soldiers. It was unfortunate that the Captain could not appreciate the difference between a company newly organized of men who had been used to the widest liberty in all of their movements ad who needed to be brought under a state of discipline by patient and persistent efforts and a company of regulars on shipboard. There was abundant material for a good company, but it was badly managed. Below will be found a complete roll of the company from the date of its organization, in April 1861, to its disbandment, September 1st, 1861. One private, Elijah Creekmore, died.
Second lieutenant: V. O. Cassell
Private:Charles E. Cassell, promoted 1st Lieutenant Topographical Engineers

36. Miliary Service: 2 lieutenant, Co. E., 6 Virginia Infantry, 1861, Virginia. 155 Virginius O. Cassell, 2 Lieutenant, Co. E., 6th Virginia Infantry

Virginius O. Cassell, 2 Lieutenant, Capt. H. Myers , 6 Regiment Virginia Infantry
Age: 3 years
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above from the City of Portsmouth for May 8 to June 30, 1861
Dated: July 3, 1861
Occupation: lawyer
Enrolled for active service
When: 30 April 1861
Where: Gosport, Va.
By Whom: M. H. Myers
Mustered into Service:
When: May 8, 1861
Where: Gosport, Va.
By Whom: Geo. G. Garrison,
Remarks: Detailed for special duty absent from muster June 30, 61--sick
*This company was designated at various times as Captain Myers' Company, Company E and (1st) Company E, 6th Regiment Virginia Infantry.
The 6th Regiment Virginia Infantry was organizedMay 13, 1861, and accepted into the service of the Confederate States July 1, 1861. (1st) Companies B & E were disbanded September 1, 1861 and (2nd) Companies B & E were assigned to the regiment about October 1, 1861. A part of Captain Vickery's Artillery Company was organized as an independent company June 8, 1861 under Captain Frank Huger and finally becames Captain Moore's company Virginia Artillery. About July 1, 1861, Captain Ferguson's Company was assigned as Company H 12th Regiment Virginia Inffantry, and Captain Vickery's and Weisinger's Companies as (1st) Company H and Company I, with Regiment Virginia Infantry respectively. The regiment was reorganized May 3, 1862.

Virginius O. Cassell, 2 Lieut.
Age: 33
Appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above, from the City of Portsmouth for June 30 to Sept. 1, 1861
Occupation: lawyer
Enrolled for active service:
When: 30 April 1861
Where: Gosport, Va.
By Whom: John H. Myers
Mustered into Service:
When: May 8, 1861
Where: Gosport, Va.
By Whom: Col. G. G. Garrison
Last paid:
By whom: Major Hatten
To what time: 30 June
Remarks: Resignation accepted (over) to take effect 7th Aug.

V. O. Cassell, 2 Lt., Co. E, 6th Reg. Virginia Infantry
Appears on a roster of the 6th Regiment of Virginia Volunteers; Weisiger's Brigade, Mahone's Division; Third Corps: Army of Northern Virginia. Organized May 1861. Mustered into Confederate Service July 1861 for the war.
Roster dated Hdgers. Va. Regt. inf. Jan. 12, 1865
Date of entry or muster into State service: May 6, 1861
Date of Entry or muster into Confederate service: July 1861
Date of Rank and whether by appointment, election, or promotion: appted. May 8, 1861
Date & cause of vacancy: Resigned Aug. 7, 1861
Name of Successor: Jospeh B. Whitehead

V. O. Cassell, Lt. , 6 Regt. Va. Vols.
Subject: Resignation
Expt: Order Number 245/2
Aug. 8, 1861
Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Confederate States, contains information relative to the man named, on the subject mentioned above.

Voucher No. 182
Paid the 17 day of September 1861
2nd Lt. V. O. Cassell
Co. E, 6th Va. Regt/ C. S.
From the 1st day of July 1861 to the 7th day of August 1861
Pay: 9600
Amount: 9600

State of Virginia, City of Norfolk
Be it remembered, that on this seventeenth day of September anno domini one thousand eight hundred and sixty one, personally appeared before me, the subscriber, a notary public of the city aforesaid, V. O. Cassell and on the Holy Evangelist of Almighty God, in due form, that the annexed account, amounting to ninety six dollars and ---cents, is accurate and just; that he has not received pay, drawn rations or forage or clothing in kind, or received money in lieu thereof, for or during any part of the time therein charged; that he actually employed and kept in service, the horse charged for, the whole of the time charged; that his place of residence is at Portsmouth, Virginia and that he is not indebted or accountable to the Confederate States, on account of bounties or premiums, pay, contingencies, arms or accoutrements, ammunition, stores, clothing, camp equipage, medicine, or medical instruments, or on any other account whatsoever.
V. O. Cassell
2nd Lieut. Co. E, 6 Reg. Va. Vol.
Sworn to the day and year above written, and subscribed in duplicate
Hon. H. C. Ellis
Notary Public
Justice of the Peace

37. Land Assessement: Lot # 112 & Lot # 114, 1861, Portsmouth, Virginia. 156 Name: V. O. Cassell Residence: Portsmouth
Lot # 112 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 600 Value of lot including building: 1,000
Amount of tax on lot: 4.00

Lot # 114 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 1,600 Value of lot including building: 2,200
Amount of tax on lot: 8.80

38. Military Service: Captain in Cassell's Heavy Artillery Regiment of Va., 1862, Virginia. 157 Virginius O Cassell , Jr Enlistment Date: 08 March 1862 Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Confederacy State Served: Virginia Birth Date: 01 October 1826 Death Place: Portsmouth, VA Unit Numbers: 822 822 Service Record: Enlisted as a Captain on 08 March 1862
Commission in Cassell's Heavy Artillery Regiment Virginia on 08 March 1862.
Transferred Cassell's Heavy Artillery Regiment Virginia on 15 June 1862
Transfered in Company D, 7th Battn Regiment Virginia on 15 June 1862.
Transferred Company D, 7th Battn Regiment Virginia on 08 August 1862
Transfered in Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment Virginia on 08 August 1862.
Hospitalized on 15 September 1862 (Estimated day)
Furloughed on 20 September 1862 (Estimated day)
Wounded on 01 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA (Wounded in leg)
Hospitalized on 02 May 1863 at Richmond, VA Hospl 4 (Leg amputated)
Detailed on 15 January 1864 (Detailed on div. court martial board)
POW on 15 May 1864 (Estimated day)
Confined on 19 May 1864 at Old Capitol Prison, Washington, DC
Released on 17 June 1864
Received a disability discharge Company D, 61st Infantry Regiment Virginia on 30 June 1864
Enlisted in on 15 July 1864.

39. Military Enlistment: as Captain of Co. D, 7th Bn. Va. Co., 8 Mar 1862, Entrenced Camp near Portsmouth, Virginia. 130

40. Miliary Service: captain of Co. D, 61st Va. Regiment, 10 Mar 1862, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 158 Jackson Light Infantry, Company D, Sixty-First Virginia Regiment
This company was organized in the City Hall, Portsmouth, on the 10th of March, 1862, and elected officers as follows;
Captain: V.O. Cassell
First Lieutenant: John Powers; 2d Lieutenant: Virginius A. Haynes; 3d lieutenant: Alex B. Butt
First Sergeant: J. J. Bilisoly
The original idea when the company was orgainzed was to make it a heavy artillery company for duty in a regiment which was being organized for special services in the fortifications around the harbor, but it was furnished with muskets, and the evacuation of Portsmouth by the Confederates before the organization of the regiment was completed did away with its usefulness as heavy artillerists. owing to the short period of time which elaspsed between the organization of the company and the evacuation of Portsmouth, it has a very uneventful history independent of the general history of the regiment of which it formed a part. It was on duty at the entrenced camp south of Portsmouth known as the Forrest entrenchments, after Commodore Forrest, commanding the Navy Yard, when the city was evacuated. It was then moved to Petersburg, quartered for two or three days in that city, and then moved into camp on Dunn's Hill. It was with the regiment (the 61st Virginia) as Company D when it was ordered to the Rapidan, in the summer of 1862, and participated in all of the battlews in which the regiment was engaged, a full list of which we be seen in the sketch of the regiment itself.
After the 61st regiment became a part of Mahone's Brigade, Lieutenant Alex B. Butt was appointed Adjutant of the 41st Virginia Regiment of the same brigade, and was mortally wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville and died in a hospital. Captain V. O. Cassell lost a leg in the same battle and was incapacitated for further service and retired. This promoted Lieutenant John Powers to Captain, and 2d Lieutenant Haynes to 1st Lieutenant. Orderly Sergeant Julius J. Bilisoly was promoted to 2d Lieutenant. Those officers served throughout the war with the command. The company was in several small engagements or skirmishes with theenemy in 1862, and was in line of battle at Fredericksburg December 13th, 1862, and under a heavy artillery fire, but was not actively engaged, as the enemy's attack was made upon another portion of the Confederate lines to the right of the position held by them. Chancellorsville was the first battle of any magnitude in which it was engaged. In this battle Privated J. Wiley Howard lost a leg and Private Joseph Barrett was wounded. It had two men killed at the Crater fight--John Sheppard and John Wood--and surrendered at Appomattox April 9th, 1865, with one Lieutenant, one Ordnance Sergeant and six privates, all that was left for duty of upwards of sixty men who left Portsmouth with the company on the 10th of May 1862. More than one fourth were killed or died, and of the remainder some were wounded and some fell into the hands of the enemy and were not exchanged. The following is a list of the members of the company who left Portsmouth with it. The list of casualties opposite the names of the men has been prepared from memory, and some may have been omitted who were recipients of wounds, but it is probable that all who were killed or died have been reported properly:
Captain V.O. Cassell, lost leg at Chancellorsville, May 3d, 1863, and retired.

41. Military: Capt. of Co. D, 61st Virginia Infantry, Mar 1862-Jun 1864, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Virginius O. Cassell, Co. D, 61 Virginia Infantry

Virginius O. Cassell, capt., Capt. Virginius O. Cassell's Co. of Heavy Artillery Wilson Reg't Virginia Vols.
Age: 36 years appears on Company Muster In Roll of the organization named above
Roll dated: Forrest Entrenchment
Where: Portsmouth, Va., Mch 19, 1862
Muster in to date: Mch 19, 1862
For duty and enrolled:
Date: march 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
V. O. Cassell
Period: 3yrs.

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt. Virginius O. Cassell's Co of Heavy Artillery, Wilson's Reg't Virginia Vols. appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above,
for: Mch 19 to Apr 30, 1862
Dated: Apr. 30, 1862
Enlisted When: Mch 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or the war
Present or absent: present

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt. Virginius O. Cassell's Co. of Heavy Artillery, Wilson's Reg't Virginia Vols. appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above,
For: May & June 1862
Dated: June 30, 1862
Enlisted: Mch 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co
By Whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs. or the war
Present or absent: present

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt. Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above,
for: July & Aug 1862
Dated:Aug. 31, 1862
Enlisted When: Mar. 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By Whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs. or war
Present or absent: not stated

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above for Sept & Oct. 1862
Not dated
Enlisted When: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By Whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or war
Present or absent: not stated
Recapitulation shows Capt. absent sick

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Infantry, appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above
for: Nov. & Dec. 1862
Dated: Dec. 31, 1862
Enlisted When: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or war
Present or absent: absent
Remarks: Absent sick by furlough granted Nov. 5, 62

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry, appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above,
for: Jan & Feb 1863
Dated: Mch 31, 1863
Enlisted When: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs. or war
Present or absent: present

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt, Co. D, 612 Reg't Va. Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll for the organization named above,
for: Mch & Apr 1863
Dated: Apr 30, 1863
Enlisted When: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or war
Present or absent: absent
Remarks: unreadable--**recheck this card

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry, appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization name above,
for: May & June 1863
Dated: June 30, 1863
Enlisted When: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or war
Present or absent: absent
Remarks: absent wounded May 1, 1863 during the engagement at Chancellorsville, wounded in the knee, leg amputated

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry, appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization name above,
for: July & Aug 1863
Dated: Sept. 12, 1863
Enlisted When: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs. or war
Present or absent: absent
Remarks: absent wounded May 1, 1863

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above,
for: Sept & Oct 1863
Dated: Oct 31, 1863
Enlisted when: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or war
Present or absent: absent
Remarks: absent wounded May 1/63

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above
for: Nov. & Dec 1863
Dated: Jan. 16, 1864
Enlisted When: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By Whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or war
Present or absent: absent
Remarks: absent wounded May 1/63

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above
for: Jan. & Feb. 1864
Dated: February 1864
Enlisted When: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or war
Present or absent: absent
Remarks: absent wounded May 1, 1863

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization named above
for: Mch & Apr 1864
Dated: Apr 30, 1864
Enlisted when: Mch 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or war
Present or absent: absent
Remarks: Absent wounded May 1, 1863

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry, appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization name above
for: May & June 1864
Dated: June 30, 1864
Enlisted when: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or war
Present or absent: absent
Remarks: absent wounded May 1, 1863

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry appears on Company Muster Roll of the organization name above,
for: July & Aug 1864
Dated: Aug. 31, 1864
Enlisted when: Mar 8, 1862
Where: Norfolk Co.
By whom: V. O. Cassell
Period: 3 yrs or war
Last paid: By whom: Capt. Etheridge
From what time: Aug. 31, 1863
Remarks: Honorably (?) from military service May 10, 1864
By order Secy War

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry, appears on Regimental Return of the organization named above for the month of Nov. 1862
Commissioned officer present and absent: absent
Station: Fredericksburg
Remarks: Absent sick since May 5, 62 in Lynchburg

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. Infantry, appears on Regimental Return of the organization named above, for the month of Dec. 1862
Commissioned officers present or absent: absent
Station: near Fredericksburg
Remarks: absent & sick since Nov. 5, 62

O. Cassell, Captain, 61 Regt Va. Inf. appears on a register of Prisoners of War at Old Capital Prison, Washington, D.C.
When committed: May 2, 1864
Where Captured: Culpeper Co., Va.
When: Nov.7, 186?
Remarks: Released on oath June 17, 64

Virginius O. Cassell, Capt. Co. D, 61 Reg't Inf. Va. appears on a register of the Invalid Corps, P.A.C.S.
Date of retirement: May 10, 1864
Remarks: C801 totally disqualified

Virgininius O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. appears on a register containing Roster of Commissioned Officers, Provisional Army Confederate States.
Date of appointment: Mar. 8, 1862
Date of resignation, death, transfer or promotion: R.I.C.--May 10, 1864

V.O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va. appears on a Register of General Hospital No. 4, Richmond, Virginia
Date: May 2, 1863
Remarks: June 22, 63 Left on leave of absence 30 days

V. O. Cassell, Capt., Co. D, 61 Regt. Va.
Age: 35 years appears on a Register of General Hospital No. 4, Richmond, Virginia,under the head of "Register of Surgical Cases,"
For the month of: May 1863
Dated: May 2, 1863
Occupation: Lawyer
Wound of injury: G.S.W. leg
Date of reception: Apl. 30, 1863
Operation: legated femoral artery for secondary hemorrhage from stump
Date of Perforance: may 13, 1863
Remarks: In Hos. under treatment doing well

V. O. Cassels, Capt., Co. D, 61 Reg't Va.
Age: 35 years appears on a Register of General Hospital No. 4, Richmond, Virginia, under the head of "Register of Surgical Cases," for the month of June 1863
Date: May 2, 1863
Occupation: lawyer
Date of Performance: April 13, 1863
Remarks: Convalescent left on L. of A. 30 days

V. O. Cassell, Capt., 61st Va. Reg.
Subject: detail for the court
Title of record: gen ord 45/5
Dept. & Army Ho. Va-Lee
Date: Mar. 23/63
this record contains information relative to the above name man, upon the subject stated (Confederate)

V. O. Cassel, Capt., 61 Va. Reg't Inf.
Reference Card
See manuscript No. 6599
Detail for the court
March 23, 1863

V. O. Cassell, Capt, Co. D, 61 Reg't Va.
Complaint: ?
Admitted: May 4, 1864
Old Capital Prison, U.S.A. Hosp., Washington, D.C.
Ret'd to duty: May 10, 1864

V. O. Cassell
Rank: Capt, Co. D, 61 Reg't Va.
Complaint: Vulmus Sclohet amp. L. fumur
Admitted: May 16, 1864 to Carroll Prison U.S.A. Gen'l Hosp't, Washington, D.C.
Remarks: Dischged June /64

Voucher No. 15
paid the 1st day of June 1863
V. O. Cassell, Capt.
Co. D, 61st Va. Reg't C.S.
From the 30th day of April 1863 to the 31 day of May 1863
Pay $130.00
Amount: $130.00

Requistion for Fuel for the V. O. Cassell Company, Regiment of Vol. commanded by Saml. L. Wilson for the month of April 1862
Station: Forrest Entrenchment
(1) Captain
(2) Suba Herns (?)
(79) Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates
(82) Total
(3) (2 1/6) Monthly allowance to each in cords
Total Allowance
Cords 3 4 13 1/2--Total 20 1/2
I certify, on honor, that the above requistion is current and just, and that fuel has not been drawn for any part of the time above charged.
V. O. Cassell, Capt. Commanding Company
Received at Portsmouth, Va., on the 1st day of Apr 1862, of Capt. Geo. W. Grice, Assistant Quartermaster, C.S.A.
V. O. Cassell, Capt, Commanding Officer

Head Quarters, Army of the Potomac,
Office of the Provost Marshall General
February 12st, 1864
Captain:
I herewith enclose papers just received, through official channels, from Capt. Cassell, C.S.A.: one a communication to the Secretary of War, the other his resignation as a Captain in the Confederate service addressed to Jefferson Davis, Richmond, Va.
Presuming that you would prefer to present them to the Hon. Secy. in person, being well acquainted with the applicant, and the facts in his case, I have concluded to turn the matter over to you for such action as you may deem proper.
Very Respectfully,
M. R. Patrick
Provost Marshall General
Army of the Potomac
To Capt. Chas. W. Davis
Washington, D.C.

Mitchell's Station, Culpepper County, Va.
February 4th, 1864
To Hon: Edwd. W. Staunton
Secy. of War
Sir:
Please find enclosed my resignation as Captain, Co "D" 61st Reg't Va. Vol. Mahone's Brigade, Andersons Division, AP HIlls Corps. Con. States Army, which I respectfully request may by flag of truce be forwarded to its destination according to the course of procedure in such cases. I was wounded by a minnie ball in the knee at the battle of Chancellersville on 1st day of may last and suffered amputation of the left thigh above the knee and same day was sent to Richmond officers hospital No. 4 on following and on 20th of said month had secondary hemorrage on account of extreme bodily gastrations the surgeons of said hospital pronounced nothing could save my life but removal to the country. I was removed to this place at that time occupied by the army of the Confederate States. The motion of the (?) caused the shaft of the wounded limb to become (?) of covering about an inch and one half and on the 23rd of August last I was completted to undergo another amputation:





42. Military Transfer: Co. D, 61st Va., 8 Aug 1862, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 130

43. Hospital: gunshot wound to the leg, 1 May 1863. 130 *hospitalized & furloughed 1862
gunshot wound 5/1/63
hospitalized 5/2/63 in General Hospital No. 4 (under treatment, doing well, ligated femoral artery for secondary hemmorrhage from stump)
amputated left femur in the spring of 1864

44. Miliary Capture: Old Capital Prison, 7 Nov 1863, Culpeper County, Virginia. 159 Captured & imprisoned at Old Capital Prison in Washington, D.C.
Name: Virginius O. Cassell
Rank: Captain
Regiment or County & State: 61st Va. Inf.
Co.: D
Where Captured: Culpeper, Va.
When Captured: Nov. 7, 1863
Remarks: Released June 17, 1864

45. Miliary Capture: Old Capitol Prison, May 1864, Washington, District Of Columbia. 130 *released 6/17/64

46. Occupation: attorney at law, 1866, Portsmouth, Virginia. 160 Norfolk City & Portsmouth Business Directory for 1866
Attorneys at Law: V. O. Cassell, High st. bt Court & Dinwiddie

47. Occupation: tribute of respect to Lewis Hall, 28 Mar 1867, Portsmouth, Virginia. 161 Journal--March 28, 1867
Norfolk Count Court--Tribute of respect to Lewis Hall, late member presented by Virginius O. Cassell, attorney for the Commonwealth.

48. Election: elected to Board of Health as secretary, 5 Jun 1867, Portsmouth, Virginia. 162 Journal--June 5, 1867
Portsmouth Board of Health--james G. Bain, president; E. A. Hatton, John C. Neaville, Dr. S. A. Bilisoly, Dr. James Parrish, V. O. Cassell, secretary.

49. Illness: 13 Jan 1868, Portsmouth, Virginia. 163 Journal--January 13, 1868--V. O. Cassell, Esq.--We are much pained to learn that the estimable citizen, & Commonwealth's Attorney, is suffering exceeding from his amputated limb, which he lost at the battle at Chancellorsville.

50. Occupation: Commonwealth Attorney, Jan 1868, Portsmouth, Virginia. 163

51. Election: re-elected clerk of the council, 5 Jun 1868, Portsmouth, Virginia. 164 Journal--June 5, 1868
Council: V. O. Cassell, unaminously re-elected clerk of the council

52. Election: elected secretary of the Board of Health, 14 Jul 1868, Portsmouth, Virginia. 165 Journal--July 14, 1868
Board of Health--James G. Bain, president; Dr. L. A. Bilisoly, John C. Neaville, E. A. Hatton, James T. Davidson, V. O. Cassell, secretary; N. E. White, inspector (Dr. J. L. Hatton, health officer)

53. Election: vice clerk of the council, 11 Nov 1868, Portsmouth, Virginia. 166 Journal--November 11, 1868
Coucil--Euclid B. Holloman was elected captain of the watch, vice Joseph Knapp; Henry Fauth clerk of the council, vice Capt. V. O. Cassell; B. Rutter street inspector, vice Capt. James Richardson; Andrew Hopkins was elected member of the council to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Wm. E. Furman (Firman)

54. Religion: vestry of Trinity Church, 31 Mar 1869, Portsmouth, Virginia. 167 Journal--March 31, 1869
Vestry of Trinity Church--John Cocke, Arthur Emmerson, W. H. H. Hodges, D. J. Godwin, J. I. Crocker, Washington Reed, Wm. H. Wilson, R. C. M. Wingfield, John N. Ashton, B. A. Armistead, John H. Gayle, V. O. Cassell

55. Politics: removal of office of Commissioner of Chancery, 10 Aug 1869, Portsmouth, Virginia. 168 Journal--August 10, 1869
Removal of Commissioners in Chancery--The subjoined order received at the offices of the clerks of the Norfolk County Court, and of the city of Portsmouth, removes from office Messrs. C. W. Muradaugh, A. S. Watts, V. O. Cassell, James G. Holladay, and James G. Martin, Commissioner in Chancery, and gentlemen whose places will be impossible to fill.

56. Election: nominated for mayor, 23 May 1870, Portsmouth, Virginia. 169 Journal, May 23, 1870
Oxford Hall Meeting--Capt. Geo. O'N. Palmer, James Murdaugh, James C. White, John N. Ashton & Capt. V. O. Cassell were nominated as Conservative candidates for mayor.
A total of 335 votes were cast, of which Capt. Palmer received 225, and on motion, he was declared the unamimous choice of the meeting.

57. Census: U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 170 Virginius O. Cassell, age 43, male, white, occupation: lawyer, value of real estate: 5,800, value of personal property: 800, born in Va., father foreign born, eligible to vote
Jane Cassell, age 38, female, white, occupation: keeping house, born in Va.
Pauline Cassell, age 20, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Helen Cassell, age 19, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Virginius Cassell, age 18, male, white, at home, born in Va., attends school
Ella Cassell, age 16, female, white, at home, born in Va., attends school
Charles M. Cassell, age 13, male, white, at home, born in Va., attends school
Norman Cassell, age 17, male, white, at home, born in Va., attends school
Evaline Cassell, age 9, female, white, born in Va., attends school
Heber C. Cassell, age 7, male, white, born in Va., attends school
Rosalie Cassell, age 4, female, white, born in Va.
Mortimer G. Cassell, age 1, male, white, born in Va.

58. Occupation: lawyer, 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

59. Residence: 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

60. Law suit: collection of debt, 28 Jan 1876, Portsmouth, Virginia. 172 V. O. Cassell, Pltff. vs Wm. T. Hall & Serepta E. Hall, Defts--Debt

Friday, January 28th 1876
Present: The Hon. C. W. Hall, Judge

The Judgement obtained at Rules not having been set aside, and the plaintiff being now entitled to a final Judgement, it is therefore considered that the plaintiff recover against the defendant the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, the debt in the declaration mentioned, with interest thereon to be computed after the rate of six per centum per annum from the 23rd day of April 1875, til paid and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended. And the said defendants in mercy etc.
Costs: Atto & tax $3.50
Clerk 4.96
Sugt 1.00
$9.46
1876 Feby 5th Dock'd & fifa

61. Law suit: collection of debt, 28 Jan 1876, Portsmouth, Virginia. 172 V. O. Cassell, Pltff vs Wm. T. Hall, Deft.--Debt

Friday, January 28t 1876
Present: The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge

The Judgement obtained at Rules not having been set aside and the plaintiff being now entitled to a final judgement, it is therefore considered that the plaintiff recover against the defendant the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars; the debt in the declaration mentioned, with interest thereon to be completed after the rate of six per centum per annum from the 23rd day of April 1875, till paid; and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended. And the said defendant in mercy etc.
Cost: atto & tax $3.50
clerk $4.40
sergt .50
$8.40
1876 Feby 5th--Dock'd & fifa

62. Law suit: collection of debt, 7 Apr 1876, Portsmouth, Virginia. 172 V. O. Cassell, Pltff vs. Wm. H. Dunston, Deft---Debt

Friday, april 7th 1876
Present: The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge

This day came the plaintiff by his attorney, and it appearing to the Court that an order of publication has been duly entered against the defendant, and duly posted and published. And that through more than one month has elapsed since such publication was completed, he still failing to appear. On the motion of the plaintiff by his said attorney it is ordered that this case be tried as to the said defendant and neither of said parties requiring a jury the whole matter of law and fact was heard and determined and judgement given by the Court. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the defendant the sum of three hundred dollars with interest thereon to be computed after the rate of six per centum per annum from the 1st day of October 1873; till paid; and their costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended. And the said defendant in mercy etc.
Costs: atto & tax $3.50
order put 6.75
clerk 6.07
$16.32
10 May '76---Dck'd & fifa

63. Occupation: commissioned a Notary Public, 10 Dec 1877, Portsmouth, Virginia. 173 Monday, December 10th 1877
Present: The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge

V. O. Cassell who has been duly Commissioned a Notary Public for the City of Portsmouth for the term of four years, under a Commission from his Excellency James L. Kemper, governor of Virginia, bearing date 7th day of December 1877, this day appeared in Court and together with C. W. Murdaugh, his surety (who justified on oath as to his sufficiency) entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of five hundred dollars, conditioned according to law, which bond is ordered to be recorded by the Clerk of this Court, who is also directed to transmit a copy of said bond and a copy of this over to the Secretary of the Commonwealth. And thereupon the said V. O. Cassell took the several oaths prescribed by law.
1877 Dec. 11th--Certified to the Secy. Comwlth.

64. Will: 12 May 1878, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 174 I, V. O. Cassell of the City of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia being of sound mind and disposing memory, as well as sound in body, do make and publish this as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking and declaring void all other wills by me heretofore made.
I give, devise and bequeath unto my dear wife Jane Cassell in testimony of my love and affection for her, all my estate real personal and mixed, with absolute and full power to dispose of the same in whole or in part as she shall think fit, by will, deed or otherwise. And I do hereby nominate and appoint my said wife Jane Cassell, executrix of this my last will and testament, and request of the Court not to require any security of her for the faithful performance of her duties as such.
In testimony whereof I, the said V. O. Cassell have to this my last will and testament, signed and subscribed my name this twelfth day of May A. D. 1878.
V. O. Cassell
Virginia:
At the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, September 25th 1891:
A writing purporting to be the last will and testament of V. O. Cassell late of this city deceased was this day, presented to the Court, and there being no subscribing witnesses to the said will, Wm. H. Barnes and E. Thompson Jr. were sworn and severally deposed that they are well acquainted with the handwriting of the said V. O. Cassell deceased and verily believe that the said will and the signature thereto subscribed and wholly in the handwriting of the said V. O. Cassell deceased-whereupon the same is ordered to be recorded as the true last will and testament of the said V. O. Cassell deceased.
And on the motion of Jane Cassell the only executrix named in the said will who made oath as the law directs and entered into a bond in the penalty of thirty thousand dollars conditioned according to law but without security the will directing that none should be required of her, and which said bond being acknowledged by the obligin therein is ordered to be recorded, certificate is granted the said Jane Cassell for obtaining a probate of the said will in due form.
Teste: C. T. Phillips, c.c.

65. Census: U.S., 9 Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 175 V. E. Cassell, white, male, age 52, head of house, married, occupation: lawyer, born in Va., father born in Italy, mother born in Va.
Jane Cassell, white, female, age 48, wife, married, occupation: keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Ellia J. Cassell, white, female, age 25, daughter, single, at home, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Norman Cassell, white, male, age 21, son, single, occupation: reading law, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Evaline Cassell, white, female, age 19, daughter, single, at home, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Heber Cassell, white, male, age 17, son, attending school, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Rosalie Cassell, white, female, age 14, daughter, attending school, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Maud M. Cassell, white, male, age 11, son, attending school, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Eliza Tatem, white, female, age 40, boarder, no occupation, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

66. Occupation: lawyer, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

67. Residence: Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

68. Occupation: lawyer & notary public, 1882, Portsmouth, Virginia. 177 Virginius O. Cassell, lawyer & notary public & Commissioner in Chancery & Commissioner of Deeds in Virginia for North Carolina High nr Dinwiddie

69. Residence: High near Dinwiddie, 1882, Portsmouth, Virginia. 178

70. Residence: 434 High Street, 1883, Portsmouth, Virginia. 179 V. O. Cassell (VOC & Son) h 434 High

71. Occupation: attorney at law, 1883, Portsmouth, Virginia. 180 V. O. Cassell & Son (VO & Norman Cassell) attys at law 434 High

72. Military Pension: civil war disability pension, Act of 1884, Portsmouth, Virginia. 181 Portsmouth, Va.
V. O. Cassell
Filed: May 16, 1884
# 7004
60.00
lost leg has received $60.00
No. 2

Virginia: In the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, May 13, 1884:
Upon the application of V. O. Cassell for aid under an Act of the General Assembly approved February 25, 1884, entitled "An act to give aid to the citizens of Virginia wounded and mained during the late war while serving as soldiers or marines".
The Court having carefully considered the written application of the said V. O. Cassell verified by his oath, and the evidence added in support of said applicaiton, is of opinion that the said V. O. Cassell is entitled to aid under said act, and directs the said application and all the evidence in the case to be certified to the Auditor of Public Accounts.
The application and evidence referred to is as follows, to wit:
Application and Evidence
I, V. O. Cassell who was a Captain of Company "D" in the 61st Regt of Virginia Volunteers, in Mahone's Brigade, Anderson's Division, in the late war, do make this my application to be allowed the commutation of sixty dollars provided for under the Act of the General Assembly of Virignia, approved February 25, 1884, chap. 152, entitled "An act to give aid to the citizens of Virginia wounded and maimed during the late war while serving as soldiers or marines" and doth oath after having been sworn, that I was in the late war Captain of Company "D" 61 Regiment, commanded by Colonel V. D. Groner, Mahone's Brigade, Anderson's Division, when I was wounded. That my left knee cap was shattered by a minnie ball, while in command of my said Company, in the battle of Chancellorsville on the 1st day of May 1863. That my leg was amputated at the lower third of the thigh, in consequence of said wound, the same day by Doctor Herbert M. Nash, surgeon of the regiment now resident at Norfolk Virginia and Doctor Claiborne the Brigade Surgeon, now residing at Petersburg, Virginia. The said leg was again amputated higher up that is to say at the second third at Mitchell's station Culpepper County, Virginia, to which place your applicant was sent by the Confederate Authorities from Officer's Hospital No. 4, at Richmond, Virginia, to obtain benefit of County food and air, he having while at said Hospital at Richmond, Va. ruptured the phemeral artery and bled nearly to death before it could be ligated. The said second amputation was made by said Herbert M. Nash surgeon as aforesaid. Your applicant is totally disabled from manual labor and has had to go on crutches ever since receiving said last wound as aforesaid and recovery therefrom and totally unable to wear an artificial leg.
Your petitioner received $60 commutation from this state about the year 1872, under the act of the General Assembly of Va. approved March 25, 1872, Acts 1871-2, Chap. 346, entitled "An Act to amend and re enact the first section of an act approved Nov. 1, 1879 entitled an act to provide artificial legs for citizens of the commonwealth who lost their legs during the late war". Your applicant begs leave to refer to the certificate of the Court on file in the Auditors office when said commutation was applied for under said act of 1872. The said $60 is the only aid your applicant has received.
V. O. Cassell
Sworn to and subscribed by V. O. Cassell above named, whose signature to said application I certify to be genuine before me Norman Cassell a Notary Public.
Given under my hand this 8th day of May in the year 1884.
Norman Cassell
Notary Public
I hereby certify that the facts set forth in the foregoing application are true.
Given under my hand this 9th day of May 1884.
V. D. Groner
Late Col. 61 Va. Inf.
State of Virginia, City of Norfolk, to wit:
Sworn to and subscribed before me by Gent. V. D. Groner on this 9th day of May 1884.
Given under my hand.
K. C. Murray
Notary Public
Norfolk, May 12, 1884
I hereby certify that the above related statement of facts are true, & that the secondary amputation was rendered necessary by the occurrence of hemorrhage from the femoral artery.
Herbert M. Nash, M.D.
late Surgeon 61st Va. Infantry

State of Virginia, City of Norfolk, to wit:
Sworn to & subscribed before me by H. M. Nash, M.D. on this twelfth of May 1884
Walter H. Doyle
Notary Public

Portsmouth, Va., May 9, 1884
I, Richard H. Parker, a regular practicing physician in the City of Portsmouth, State of Va. do certify under oath that the applicant V. O. Cassell, for commutation for artificial limb, is so permanently disabled by wound received in the late war, as to render him unable to perform any laborious work, or manual labor. He received gun shot wound, which fractured patela, thereby rendered it necessary to amputate leg at lower third of femur, and afterward a secondary amputation was performed at middle third of femur. The said applicant has suffered greatly from neuralgia of stump, making it impossible to wear an artificial limb and has used crutches to this date.
R. H. Parker, M.D.

State of Virginia, City of Portsmouth, to wit:
On this 10 day of May 1884, personally appeared before me, Dr. R. H. Parker, and made oath to the correctness of the within affidavit.
Norman Cassell
Notary Public

And the Court doth certify that V. O. Cassell who was a Captain in the late war and who is an applicant for the commutation of sixty dollars in place of a leg under the act of the General Assembly of Virginia approved February 25, 1884, chap 152, entitled "An act to give aid to the citizens of Virginia, wounded and maimed during the late war while serving as soldiers or marines" is now a citizen of this state, and that during the late war, and while he was a citizen of this state, he was engaged in military service as a soldier, and while in such service lost a leg and was so seriously and permanently disabled by wound and surgical operations rendered necessary thereby, as to prevent him at the date of this certificate from performing manual labor, and that since losing said limb, and so permanently disabled, that he has remained continuously in this state and is now a citizen thereof, that he has not at any time received an artificial limb or eye, or commutation money, or pension from any other state, or from the United States. The Court doth further certify that said applicant who has heretofore received commutation of $60 for an artificial limb, from this state, having lost one leg, has not been able to use an aftificial leg, but on the contrary the said applicant has from the time he arose from his bed after receiving said wound and amputations made consquent thereof, up to the present time gone on crutches.
Full name of applicant: Virginius O. Cassell
Residence: City of Portsmouth, Virginia
Post office address: Portsmouth, Virginia
a copy --Teste: C. T. Phillips, C.C.

73. Organizations: member of the Stonewall Camp UCV, Jul 1884. 130

74. Residence: 434 High Street, 1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 105 VO Cassell (VOC & Son) h 434 High

75. Occupation: attorney at law at 434 High Street, 1885, Portsmouth, Virginia. 182 VO Cassell & Son (Virginius & Norman Cassell) attys at law 434 High St.

76. Illness: ill at home, 3 Aug 1889, Portsmouth, Virginia. 183 3 August 1889---Condensed Locals
Capt. V. O. Cassell is very ill at his residence on High Street.

77. Occupation: lawyer, 1891, Portsmouth, Virginia. 60

78. Residence: 434 High Street, 1891, Portsmouth, Virginia. 61

79. Injured: broke wrist from fall, 31 May 1891, Portsmouth, Virginia. 184 May 31, 1891--Wrist Broken
Yesterday morning, Mr. V. O. Cassell, while walking about his office, had a severe fall caused by one of his crutches slipping, and one of his wrists was broken. Dr. L. A. Bilisoly was called in and gave the proper surgical attention.

80. Cemetery: Cedar Grove Cemetery, 25 Aug 1891, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 Vet Name: Virginius O. Cassell, Sr.
Location: 295
Fought In: Mexican War & CW
Rank/Unit: Capt./ Co. D (Jackson Light Infantry) 61st Va. Regm't
Branch of Service: CS Army and US. Army--infantry
Date of Birth: 10-1-1826
Date of Death: 8-25-1891
Additional Info: Born in Portsmouth
Veteran of the Mexican War
Originally elected 2nd Lt. in Co. E (1st) (Capt. John E. Myers' Co) 6th Va. Regm't (Infantry) This Co existed from April 1861 until 9-1-1861, when it disbanded
Elected Capt. of Co. D 61st Va. when if formed in Portsmouth, on 3-10-1862. He led the Co until he was wounded and lost a leg at Chancellorsville, Va. on 5-3-1863, and retired.
Porters: 19,70,71,154 and 155)
VRHS--6th Va. Inf. (87)
UCV--member Portsmouth Stonewall Camp, UCV, he was the 1st Camp Commander in 1884.
Elected 7-1884, Vol. 1, page 106
Retired in June 1864
States he was originally elected 2nd Lt. of Co. D
Lawyer by trade

81. Death notice: 26 Aug 1891, Norfolk, Virginia. 186 Captain V. O. Cassell was considered much worse yesterday. His death is looked for at any time. All his children are with him.

82. Obituary: 26 Aug 1891, Norfolk, Virginia. 187 Death of Capt. V. O. Cassell--The many friends of Capt. V. O. Cassell will be pained to learn of his death, which took place last night at 8:20 o'clock at his residence on High Street, after a long and painful illness.
Captain Cassell at the breaking out of the war, raised a company of artillery known as the Bilisoly Blues; and was elected captain. He left Portsmouth at the evacuation and served gallantly until the battle of Chancellorsville, where he lost his leg, which unfitted him for further service.
After the war he returned home and started the practice of law, which he followed until sickness prevented him from doing so. He was a member of Stonewall Camp C. V., and was highly respected. In his death the city looses a venerable citizen and one whose every interest was identified with her. He leaves a wife and quite a number of children to mourn their loss.

83. Death notice: 1891, Portsmouth, Virginia. 188 Died---Cassell---On Tuesday, August 25th, at 7:40 o'clock p.m., at his residence, no. 434 High Street, Portsmouth, Va., V. O. Cassell, aged 64 years.
Funeral will take place from Trinity P. E. Church on Thursday, August 27th, at 4 o'clock p.m. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend.

84. Obituary: 27 Aug 1891, Portsmouth, Virginia. 188 Aug. 27, 1891--Death of an Esteemed Citizen
Captain V. O. Cassell, one of Portsmouth a most highly esteemed and respected citizens, and who is well known by many all over the Old Dominion, died at his residence, no. 434 High street, on Tuesday night. Capt. Cassell has been in failing health for some years, and a few months since fell upon the pavement, breaking his arm, from which shock he never rallied. The deceased served gallantly in the late civil strife, organizing at the opening of the war the Bilisoly Blues, of which he was chosen Captain. The company was a part of the sixty-first Virginia Regiment of which Col. W. H. Stewart was Lieutenant Colonel, and which surrendered with but seven men. At the battle of Chancellorsville, he was in the thickest of the fight, and came out with the loss of one leg. He, however, served in the Confederate Army until the close of the war. For a number of years before the war he was clerk of the City Council and after the war was again elected to the same office and held it for some time. For ten years he was Commonwealth's Attorney for the county, and was one of the oldest members of the Norfolk county bar.
The deceased leaves a widow, five sons and four daughters to mourn his loss, and they have the heartfelt sympathies of our people. Deceased was 64 years of age. The funeral will take fro Trinity P. E. Church this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Aug. 27, 1891--Death of a Prominent Citizen
We regret to record the death of our well-known fellow citizen, Captain V. O. Cassell, head of the legal firm of V. O. Cassell & Son, and one of the oldest members of the Bar of this section. Captain Cassell had been in feeble health for a long time and occasionally he suffered considerably from the wounds he received in the late war. A short while ago he fell and broke his arm, since which time he has continued feeble, and later seriously ill, succumbing to the great struggle with death Tuesday night last, full of honors and with a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his lose.
During the war he was a gallant soldier in the Army of Northern Virginia in command. He was captain of Company B, 61st Virginia Regimetn, Mahone's Brigade, and was wounded at the first day's fight at Chancellorsville and lost a leg in the service. Returning to Portsmouth after the war he resumed the practice of the law, and for ten years he was Commonwealth's Attorney for Norfolk County. For a number years before the war he was clerk of the City Council, and after the war was re-elected to the same position and held it for several terms. When Stonewall Camp, Confederate Beterans, was organized he was the first commander of the camp, but owing to his health only served one term.
Deceased was sixty-four years of age. He leaves a wife and several children, prominent amoung whom are City Surveyor Virginius Cassell, Mr. Norman Cassell and Mr. Charles E. Cassell, of the firm of Cassell & Cassell, the architects of this city and Norfolk. Highly social and pleasant Captain Cassell had many friends and was generally respected and esteemed in the community. His funeral will take place this afternoon, at 4 o'clock, from Trinity Church. There will be a meeting of the Bar of Norfolk and Portsmouth to-day, at 11 o'clock, to take suitable action in regard to the death of Captain Cassell.

85. Funeral: 27 Aug 1891, Portsmouth, Virginia. 189 The funeral of Captain V. O. Cassell will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock from Trinity P. E. Church.

86. Meeting of respect: 27 Aug 1891, Portsmouth, Virginia. 190 There will be a meeting of the bar of the two cities today at 11 a.m., at the Court-house, to pass resolutions of respect to the memory of the late Capt. V. O. Cassell. All lawyers are requested to be present.

The attention of the members of Stonewall Camp, C. V., is called to the advertisement calling them out this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock to pay the last tribute of respect to their deceased comrade, Captain V. O. Cassell

87. Tribute: 28 Aug 1891, Norfolk, Virginia. 191 The Cassell Obsequies--Deserved Tribute to This Prominent Citizen
Enlogistic Resolutions Passed by the Bar of Norfolk and Porsmouth, in Respect to His Memory--The Funeral Services.
The funeral of Captain V. O. Cassell took place yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock from Trinity P. E. Church. The services were conducted by Rev. F. F. Reese, a former pastor. The remains were followed to the grave by a number of relatives and friends of the deceased also a detachment of Stonewall Camp, Confederate Veterans. The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: Judge L. R. Watts, O. V. Smith, Colonel W. H. Stewart, G. F. Edwards, Esq., J. W. Ashton, Judge C. w. Murdaugh, A. E. Theridge and Captain C. W. Murden.
Action of the Bar
The members of the Bar of Portsmouth and Norfolk met at the Courthouse today at 11 o'clock, to take action on the death of Captain V. O. Cassell, one of the oldest attorneys of the city.
Judge A. S. Watts was called to the chair, and Mr. James S. Kerr, of Norfolk, was elected Secretary.
The Chairman called the meeting to order and stated that it had been called, as was the custom of the Bar, to pay the last sad tribute of respect to a departed member, Captain V. O. Cassell. Judge Watts spoke very feelingly of the deceased and announced that the Chair was ready to hear from the members.
On motion of Judge O. W. Murdaugh, a committee of five was appointed on resolutions. The chair appointed Judge Murdaugh, Judge George D. Parker, Colonel W. H. Stewart, Mr. John W. Happer and mr. A. W. Warner. The committee retired and after consultation submitted the following resolutions, which were unanimously adopted.
Whereas, we the members of the Bar of the cities of Portsmouth and Norfolk and county of Norfolk, have heard with sincere sorrow of the death of our late associate and friend, Captain V. O. Cassell, we deem it a duty which we owe alike to ourselves and to the memory of the dead, to publicly express our feeling on this mournful visitation.
We ever recognized in him those sterling qualities which adorn the character of a lawyer and a gentleman, and which placed him, while living, amoung the most respected and beloved of our profession; and to him, now that he is no more, all honor is due. If not in the fullness od years, he has, in the ripeness of an autumn of faithful and honorable service, to his State, to his country and to his city, passed away, leaving to us who survive the memory of his unstained life, of his pure and fervent patriotism, of his stern integrity, of his kind and benignant temper, and of his unmixed devotion to the cause he espoused, and to the welfare of his State, in whose service he so faithfully served, and so severely suffered. He died as he lived, honored and respected; and will ever by remembered as the gallant soldier, the faithful lawyer, and the honest man. And what more can be said?"
And now, as a feeble token of the (unreadable) we do hereby adopt the following resolutions:
Resolved, That in the death of our departed associate, we recognize a common and heavy loss, not only to his family, but to the community, and in deeply deploring the mournful event which has taken him from our midst, feel that we have been deprived of a valuable member of the Bar; and as individuals of a much esteemed friend,
Resolved, That we sincerely sympathnize with the widow and family of the deceased in their sad and sorrowful bereavement,
Resolved, That in testimony of our respect for his memory, we will wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days, and as a further mark of respect to the deceased, we attend his funeral in a body.
Resolved, That a copy of the proceedings of the meeting be presented the chairman by the judge of the Court of Hustings for the city of Portsmouth, Norfolk county and city of Norfolk, with the request that the same be entered on the records of their respective courts, and that a copy of the same be sent to the widow and family of the deceased.
Judge L. R. Watts and Judge C. W. Murdaugh spoke of the life and character of the deceased in terms of highest praise and feeling, and the meeting then adjourned.

88. Will: proved & appraisers appointed, 26 Sep 1891, Portsmouth, Virginia. 192 Sept. 26, 1891--Hustings Court--Judge A. S. Watts, presiding
Will of V. O. Cassell was proved and admitted to record, with Mrs. Jane Cassell as executrix. Bond $30,000, no security. George L. Foreman, Cleveland Manning, F. P. Webster, S. P. Wigg, & Jno. E. Hatton were appointed appraisers.

Virginius married Jane Tatem Manning [1497] 64,65,66,67 [MRIN: 568], daughter of Malcomb Manning [478] and Virginia Ann Tatem [479]. Jane was born on 18 Aug 1831 in Norfolk County, Virginia,64,65,66 died on 30 Jun 1915 in 434 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 65,66,67 at age 83, and was buried on 2 Jul 1915 in Cedar Grove Cem, Norfolk, Virginia.65,193,194 The cause of her death was senility & paralysis.65 Another name for Jane was Jane Melville.195

Death Notes: Name: Mrs. Jane Cassell
Sex: female Race: white Marital Status: widow
Date of Death: June 30, 1915
Place of Death: 434 High St., Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Date of Birth: Aug. 18, 1831 Age: 83 yrs. 10 mos 12 days
Birthplace: Va.
Name of Father: Malcolm Manning Father's birthplace: Va.
Name of Mother: Nancy Tatem Mother's birthplace: Va.
I hereby certify that I attended deceased from 6/15, 1915 to 6/30/1915, that I last saw her alive on 6/29/1915 and that death occurred, on the date stated above at 2:50 a/m/
The Cause of Death was as follows: paralysis
Duration: 6 days
Contributory: senility
Attentant: J. O. Garrett, M.D.
Date: 6/30/1915 Address: Portsmouth, Va.
Place of Burial: Cedar Grove Date of Burial: July 2, 1915
Address: 816 Court St.
Informant: Norman Cassell Address: C. S.
Filed: June 30, 1915, Vernon Brooke, Local Registrar

Burial Notes: Jane wife of Virginius O. Cassell born Aug 18th 1831 died June 30th 1915

Name: Jane Cassell
Age: 83 years
1831-1915
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 4, lot 295

Noted events in her life were:

1. Religion: member of Trinity P. E. Church, Portsmouth, Virginia. 67

2. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 47

3. Residence: Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 47

4. Deed: 17 Dec 1863, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 196 The Deed made this 17th day of December in the yar of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty three between David Scott and Agnes his wife of the one part, and Jane Cassell of the other part. Witnesseth that the said David Scott and his wife, in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. Doth and grant with general warranty unto the said Jane Cassell that certain lot piece or parcel of land with to (?) situate lying and being in the City of Portsmouth and bounded as follows to wit: Beginning on the west side Washington street eighty eight feet south of its intersection with London street, thence running west ninety feet, south twenty five feet, thence east ninety feet to Washington street, thence along Washington Street north twenty five feet to the beginning, and is the same purchased by Richard Scott (deceased) from James H. Langhorne and Jethro A. Jenkins trustees for the creditors of George M. Bain by their deed dated the 19th day of May 1845 and duly recorded in the Clerks Office of Norfolk County Court. Witness the following signature and seals
David Scott
Agnes Scott
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the 17th day of December 1863. This Deed was acknowledged by David Scott and Agnes his wife. She having personally appeared before me in said office and being duly examined by me privily and apart from her husband and having the foregoing writing fully explained to her she the said Agnes Scott acknowledged the said writing to be her act and declared that she had wilingly executed to same and wished not to extract it. thereupon the said deed is admitted to record.
Teste: H. H. Boulicle, c.c.

5. Census: U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 170

6. Residence: 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 170

7. Occupation: keeping house, 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 170

8. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 175

9. Residence: Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 175

10. Occupation: keeping house, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 175

11. Will: 28 Mar 1898, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 197 Last Will and Testament of Jane Cassell
I, Jane Cassell, of the City of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia, do make and publish this as and for my last will and testament, hereby revoking and declaring void all other while by me heretofore made.
First: As soon after my death as conveniently may be I direct my executor hereinafter named to pay all my just debts, also the debts of my late husband V. O. Cassell, deceased, whether said debts are secured by deed of trust or not secured at all, he is also authorized and directed to have suitable slabs or monuments erected to mark my last resting place, and that of my daughter Eveleen Cassell, deceased, and of my aunt Eliza a. Tatem, deceased.
Second: The house in which I now reside numbered 434 High Street, Portsmouth, Va., and the land thereto belonging, together with all the furniture, glassware, crockery, silverware, and all the articles now in the house used by me for house keeping purposes, I give devise, and bequeath as a home for my daughter Ella J. Cassell (who is to allow her unmarried brothers to make it their home) as long as she remains single; and at her death or marriage, I give, devise, and bequeath the same to all my children living at the time of my death, & to the child, or children of any child of mine who may die before me, such child, or children to take the share, the parent would have taken if alive at the time of my death.
Third: I give and bequeath to my son Norman Cassell, the Law Library owned by my late husband V. O. Cassell, deceased, as well as the interest in said Library owned by him jointly with Norman Cassell.
Fourth: I give and bequeath to my son Heber C. Cassell, the secretary, or book case, which was owned by his grand-father Charles Cassell.
Fifth: All the rest and residue of my estate, real, personal and mixed, I give, devise and bequeath, to my nine children, viz: Pauline C. Johns, Helen S. Webster wife of Frank P. Webster, V. O. Cassell, Jr., Ella J. Cassell, Charles M. Cassell, Norman Cassell, Heber C. Cassell, Rosalie Martin, wife of Robert L. Martin, and Rev. Mortimer G. Cassell, share and share alike.
Sixth: I nominate and appoint my son Norman Cassell, Executor of this my last will and testament, and request the Court to allow him to qualify as such without requiring any security of him. I direct that there shall not be made, any appraisement or inventory of my estate. In testimony whereof, I, the said Jane Cassell, have to this my last will and testament, signed and subscribed my name, this 28th day of March in the year 1898.
The words "child of mine" on line 25, page 1, were interlined before the signing of this will.
Jane Cassell
Signed, acknowledged & published by the said Jane Cassell, as for for her last will and testament, in the presence of both of us, and in the presence of each other, at the same time, who at her request and in her presence, subscribed our names as witnesses hereto.
William H. Stewart
H. M. Bain
Virginia:
At the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth held on the 15th day of July, 1915:
The last will and testament of Jane Cassell, late of this City, deceased, was this day presented to the Court by Norman Cassell, the executor therein named, and fully proved by the oath of H. M. Bain, one of the subscribing witnesses thereto, (William H. Stewart, the other subscribing witness to the said will, being dead,) and was thereupon ordered to be recorded; and on the motion of Norman Cassell, the only executor named in the said will, who made path as the law directs, and entered into a bond in the penalty of twenty thousand dollars, conditioned according to law, (but without security,) the will directing that none should be required of him, and which said bond being acknowledged by the obligor therein, is ordered to be recorded. Certificate is granted the said Norman Cassell for obtaining a probat of the said will in due form.
Teste: E. Thompson, Clerk

12. Census: U.S., 9 Jun 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 64 Mrs. Jane Cassell, head of house, white, female, born: Aug. 1831, age 68, widow, mother of 10 children w/9 children living, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., can read & write, speaks English, own home free of mortgage
Chas. M. Cassell, son, white, male, born: Jan. 1857, age 43, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: architect, can read & write, speaks English
Ella J. Cassell, daughter, white, female, born: Jan. 1854, age 46, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., can read & write, speaks English
Heber C. Cassell, son, white, male, born: Aug. 1862, age 37, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: civil engineer, can read & write, speaks English

13. Residence: 434 High Street, Jun 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 64

14. Residence: 434 High Street, 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 198 Jane Cassell, wid Virginius O, 434 High

15. Residence: 434 High Street, 1901, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 199 Jane Cassell, wid V O, 434 High

*sons, Charles M. & Heber C. living with her

16. Residence: 434 High Street, Jun 1915, Portsmouth, Virginia. 65

17. Obituary: 1 Jul 1915, Norfolk, Virginia. 67 Mrs. Jane Cassell, widow of the late V. O. Cassell, of this city, died yesterday morning at 2:30 o'clock following a brief illness. She was 83 years of age, a life long resident of this city and enjoyed a wide acquaintance who will learn of her death with regret.
Five sons, Messrs. V. O. Cassell, Jr., Charles M. Cassell, Norman O. Cassell, Heber Cassell, all of this city, and Rev. M. G. Cassell of Alabama, and four daughters, Mrs. P. C. Jones of Portsmouth, Mrs. Helen S. Webster, of Lexington, Va., Mrs. Roalie Martin of Portsmouth, Va., and Miss Ella J. Cassel of Richmond, Va., survive.
She was a consistent member of Trinity P. E. Church in this city from which her funeral services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o'clock and interment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

18. Funeral: 2 Jul 1915, Norfolk, Virginia. 193 Mrs. Jane Cassell--The funeral service of Mrs. Jane Cassell, widow of V. O. Cassell, who died last Wednesday morning, will take place at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon, in Trinity Protestant Episcopal church.
Burial will take place in Cedar Grove cemtery.

19. Funeral: 3 Jul 1915, Norfolk, Virginia. 200 Mrs. Jane Cassell--The funeral service of Mrs. Jane Cassell, who died last Wednesday, took place at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon in Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church and was largely attended. Rev. A. C. Thomson, rector of Trinity, conducted the service. Burial took place in Cedar Grove cemetery.
The pall-bearers were as follows: William G. Maupin, Jr. William C. Nash, Henry Gilbert, Frank Hollowell, Arthur Emmerson, John C. Niemeyer, F. Nash Billisoly, William H. Martin, Frank L. Crocker, and Capt. Keneth McAlpine.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 13 F    i. Pauline Cassell [942] 171,201,202 was born on 31 Jul 1848 in Portsmouth, Virginia,195,203 died on 9 Jul 1918 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 202,204,205 at age 69, and was buried on 11 Jul 1918 in Oak Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.195,206

Pauline married James Madison Johns [1095] 207,208 [MRIN: 401] (b. Abt 1848, d. Between 1882 and 1900) on 8 Jun 1871 in Portsmouth, Virginia.

   14 F    ii. Ada Cassell [943] 151 was born about 1851 in Virginia 151 and died before 1934.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

2. Residence: Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

+ 15 F    iii. Helen Sarah Cassell [965] 171,209 was born from about 1851 to 1854 in Portsmouth, Virginia 171,209 and died between 1923 and 1934 about age 72.

Helen married Dr. Frank Pearce Webster [1106] 210 [MRIN: 407] (b. Abt 1853) on 14 Oct 1885 in residence of V. O. Cassell, Portsmouth, Virginia.

+ 16 M    iv. Virginius O. Cassell Jr. [745] 131,211 was born on 20 Jul 1852 in Portsmouth, Virginia,211,212 died on 18 Nov 1934 in Portsmouth, Virginia 213 at age 82, and was buried on 20 Nov 1934 in Cedar Grove Cem, Portsmouth, Virginia.212

Virginius married Mary Elizabeth Cooke [829] 211,214 [MRIN: 217] (b. Sep 1859, d. 7 Apr 1944) on 20 Nov 1879 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia.

   17 F    v. Ella J. Cassell [821] 176,215 was born in Jan 1854 in Portsmouth, Virginia,215,216 died on 25 Mar 1938 215,217 at age 84, and was buried on 27 Mar 1938 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.215,217 The cause of her death was Bronco Pneumonia 215.,217 Another name for Ella was Ella P. Cassell.

Burial Notes: Name: Miss Ella J. Cassell
Age: 84 years, 4 months
Died: March 25, 1938
Buried: March 27, 1938
Cause of Death: Bronacal Pneumonia
Undertaker: Breman F. Home
Born: Portsmouth, Va.
Residence: Portsmouth
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 4, lot 295

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 1860-1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151,176

2. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

3. Census: U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

4. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

5. Residence: 434 High Street, 1900-1923, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 216,218

6. Census: U.S., Jun 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 216

7. Residence: Jul 1915, Richmond, Virginia. 219

8. Residence: 108 London, 1925-1938, Portsmouth, Virginia. 220,221 Miss Ella Cassell, h 108 London

9. Residence: 1938, Portsmouth, Virginia. 215

10. List of Heirs: 25 Mar 1938, Portsmouth, Virginia. 222 Virginia: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the City of Portsmouth, Va.
I, Norman Cassell, Administrator of the estate of Ella J. Cassell, who died intestate on the 25th day of March 1938, do hereby make oath that I have made diligent inquiry as the names, ages and addresses of the heirs of the said inteste, and to the best of my belief the following list is true and correct.
Norman Cassell, brother, age 79, 108 London St., Portsmouth, Va.
Rosalie Martin, sister, age 72, 414 North St.
Charles W. Johns, nephew, age 54, Richmond, Va.
Mary Cassell Moore, great-niece, age 32, Atlanta, Georgia
Virginia Gantt McDaniel, great-niece, age 26, N. Manfield, New Jersey
Frances Lee Mitzi, great-niece, age 28, New Bern, North Carolina
Virginia Mary Rosenburg, great-niece, age 26, unknown
James Healey Johns, great-nephew, age 24, Rock View Beach, Maryland
Isabel Anderson, niece (over 21), Lexington, Virginia
Helen Webster, niece (over 21), Lexington, Virginia
Ella Webster, niece (over 21), Lexington, Virginia
Frank P. Webster, nephew (over 21), Lexington, Virginia
Jennie Mae Cooke, niece (over 210 Norfolk County, Virginia
H. Carroll Cassell, Jr., great-nephew, age 16, 1822 County St., Portlsmouth, Va.
Evelyn C. Cassell, great-niece, age 21, Linden Ave., Portsmouth, Va.
Margaret V. Mahoney, great-niece, age 34, Portsmouth, Va.
Mary C. Glover, great-niece, age 32, Portsmouth, Va.
Virginius C. Cassell, Jr., great-nephew, age 31, Portsmouth, Va.
Lillian E. Cassell, great-niece, age 30, Portsmouth, Va.
Olivia B. Ames, great-niece, age 28, Portsmouth, Va.
John J. Cassell, great-nephew, age 28, Portsmouth, Va.
Victor R. Cassell, great-nephew, age 21, Portsmouth, Va.
E. Gordon Cassell, great-nephew, age 21, Portsmouth, Va.
Jean Sophia Cassell, great-niece, age 13, Portsmouth, Va.
Mortimer G. Cassell, Jr., nephew, age 38, Selma, Alabama
Harriet C. Burton, niece, age 36, Warrior, Alabama
Jane Lee Boykin, niece, age 40, Augusta, Georgia
Theus Powe Cassell, niece, age 33, Minter, Alabama
Eveleen Lowe, niece, Norfolk Co., Va.
Administrator of the estate of Norman Cassell, Ella J. Cassell, deceased,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 15th day of June 1938.
Doris V. Major, Deputy Clerk
Virginia: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of the City of Portsmouth on the 15th day of June 1938.
The foregoing list of heirs was presented in office and admitted to record.
Teste: Kenneth A. Bain, Jr., Clerk
By: Doris V. Major, D.C.
A copy, teste: Kenneth A. Bain, Jr., Clerk
By: Lillian K. Brenan, D.C.
Virginia: In the Clerk's Office of the Circuit Court of Norfolk County, on the 27th day of January 1959. The foregoing list of heirs was presented in office and admitted to record.
Teste: Major M. Hillard, Clerk
By: Essie E. Emery, D.C.

   18 M    vi. Charles McA. Cassell [830] 80,223,224 was born on 13 Jan 1854 in Portsmouth, Virginia,80,225 died on 26 Jun 1923 near Columbia, Fluvanna Co., Virginia 80,224,226 at age 69, and was buried on 28 Jun 1923 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.223,227,228 The cause of his death was Chr. Myocarditis brought on by acute bronchitis 223.,228

Death Notes: Name: Charles M. Cassell
Residence: 434 High Street
Place of Death: Columbia, Fluvanna Co., Virginia
Length of residence of city or town where death occurred: visiting 45 days
Date of Death: June 26, 1923
Sex: male Color: white Marital status: single
Date of Birth: January 10th 1857 Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia
Age: 66 years, 5 months, 16 days
Occupation: retired architect Name of employer: none
Father: Virginius O. Cassell Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia
Mother: Jane Manning (wife of V. O. Cassell) Birthplace: Norfolk Co., Virginia
Informant: Norman Cassell Address: 108 London Street
Portsmouth, Virginia
I hereby certify that I attended deceased from June 21, 1923 to June 26, 1923. That I last saw him alive on June 26, 1923 and that death occurred on date stated above at 5 p.m.
Cause of Death: Chronic myocarditis with acute dilitation
Duration: 6 days
Contributory: acute bronchitis Duration: 10 days
did an operation precede death: no Was there an autopsy: no
Signed: A. G. Blakey, M.D. Caledonia, Va. 6/27/23
Place of Burial: Portsmouth, Virginia Date of Burial: June 28, 1923
Undertaker: Flynn & O'Connor Address: Court & South Street
Portsmouth, Virginia

Burial Notes: Charles M. Cassell son of V. O. & Jane Cassell Jan 13th 1854 died March 25th 1938
* check this date--doesn't match up with obituary


Oak Grove Cemetery Book 1888-1983
Name: Charles M. Cassell
Age: 67 years
Died: June 26, 1923
Buried: June 28, 1923
Cause of Death: Chr. Myocarditis
Undertaker: Flynn & O'Conner
Born: Va.
Residence: Fluvanna Co.
Interment: Cedar Grove

Medical Notes: *inflammation of the heart muscle 229

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 10 Jan 1857, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 228

2. Residence: 1860-1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151,171

3. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

4. Census: U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

5. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230 *living with his uncle, Charles E. Cassell

6. Occupation: architect, Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

7. Residence: 355 Park Avenue, Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230 *living with his uncle, Charles E. Cassell

8. Advertisement: Cassell & Cassell Architects, 1886, Norfolk City, Virginia. 231 C. E. Cassell C. M. Cassell
Cassell & Cassell, Architects
No. 47 Granby St., Norfolk, Va.
Plans, Specifications, Detail Drawings and Superintendence
Furnished Promptly.

9. Occupation: architect, 1887-1913. 232,233 Charles M. Cassell (active 1873-1918)--Charles M. Cassell worked in Baltimore, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. He was in Norfolk during 1887-1910, and he relocated to Portsmouth by 1910. He was described in an 1893 publication as having 20 years' experience in architecture in Baltimore and Norfolk.
Cassell was sometimes associated with his uncle Charles E. Cassell (q.v.) of Baltimore as Cassell & Cassell. This partnership was active in Norfolk by 1887. Cassell & Cassell had a branch office in Richmond in 1891-1892, with Charles M. Cassell handling the office.

Virginia projects:
1887-1888: St. John's A.M.E. Church, 545 E. Bute Street, Norfolk
1890: Park Place Church, Norfolk
1890: Robert Taylor residence, Bute Street, Norfolk
1890: T. L. Smith residence, Bute Street, Norfolk
1890: L. K. Hudgins residence, Bute Street, Norfolk
1890: Capt. Cecil residence, Bute Street, Norfolk
1890: George Taylor residence, Freemason Street, Norfolk
1890: A. H. Granby residence, Freemason Street, Norfolk
1890: F. P. Webster residence, Freemason Street, Norfolk
1890: W. M. Rettew residence, Boush Street, Norfolk
1890: Alfred Clay residence, Boush Street, Norfolk
1890: Wrenn Brothers, two residences, York Street, Norfolk
1890: Henry Williams residence, Granby Street, Norfolk
1890: Charles Diggs residence, Granby Street, Norfolk
1891: W. H. White Store Building, Norfolk
1892: T. R. Ballentine Business Building, Main Street, Norfolk
1892: T. R. Ballentine Arcade market, Church and Queen Streets, Norfolk
1900: D. Loewenberg Hotel, Norfolk
1913: W. T. Eastwood Apartment Building, Middle Street, Portsmouth

10. Residence: 434 High, 1900-1923, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 198,218

11. Census: U.S., Jun 1900, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 216

12. Residence: 1916, Baltimore, Maryland. 79

13. Residence: 1918, Portsmouth, Virginia. 234

14. Census: 1920 Federal U.S. census, 12 Jan 1920, Norfolk County, City of Portsmouth, Virginia. 235 Charles M. Cassell, head of household, own home free of mortgage, male, white, age 62, single, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: retired
Ella J. Cassell, sister, female, white, age 65, single, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: none
Helen E. Webster, niece, female, whtie, age 24, single, can read & write, born in Va., fathter born in Va., mother born in Va., occupation: clerk at U. S. Navy Yard, wage worker
Ella G. Webster, niece, female, white, age 23, single, can read & write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va., speaks English, occupation: supply clerk in U.S. Navy Yard, wage worker

15. Obituary: 28 Jun 1923, Norfolk, Virginia. 236 Charles M. Cassell--The body of Charles M. Cassell, whose death occurred near Columbia, Fluvanaa County, Va., on Tuesday, arrived in Portsmouth at noon today, accompanied by his brothers, Norman and Heber Cassell. Interment was made in the family burial plot in Cedar Grove Cemetery at 1 o'clock, Rev. W. A. Brown, rector of St. John's Episcopal, and Rev. Chas. H. Holmead, rector of Trinity Episcopal churches, officiating. Pallbearers were John C. Niemeyer, William Martin, John W. Murdaugh, William Peters, F. Nash Bilisoly and J. Cloyd Emmerson.

16. Alt. Death: 25 Mar 1938. 80

+ 19 M    vii. Norman O. Cassell [1496] 237,238 was born in Oct 1858 in Washington, District Of Columbia,128,239 died on 3 May 1948 in Portsmouth, Virginia 215,240 at age 89, and was buried on 5 May 1948 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.215,241

Norman married Mary Virginia Stevens Wigg [814] 66,80,242,243,244,245,246,247 [MRIN: 308] (b. Mar 1859, d. 1 May 1923) on 20 Apr 1892 in 210 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia.

   20 F    viii. Evelene P. Cassell [966] 61,248 was born on 17 Oct 1860 in Portsmouth, Virginia,61,248 died on 14 Jun 1890 in Portsmouth, Virginia 61,249 at age 29, and was buried on 16 Jun 1890 in Cedar Grove Cem, Norfolk, Virginia.61,80,250 The cause of her death was Phthisis Pulmonalis.248

Death Notes: Name: Evelen Cassell
Race: white Sex: female
Date of Death: June 14, 1890 Place of Death: Portsmouth
Cause of Death: Phthisis Pulmonalis
Age: 29 years
Parents: V. O. & Jane Cassell
Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Status: single
Informant: V. O. Cassell, father

Burial Notes: Eveleen Cassell, fourth daughter of V. & Jane Cassell born Oct 17th 1860 died Jan 14th 1890

Name: Eveleen Cassell
Age: 29 years
1860-1890
Undertaker: Gaskins & Sturtevant
Born: Portsmouth, Va.
Residence: 337 High St.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 4, lot 295

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

2. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

3. Residence: 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

4. Residence: Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

5. Residence: 334 High Street, 1890, Portsmouth, Virginia. 61

6. Obituary: death of Eveleen Cassell, 14 Jun 1890, Portsmouth, Virginia. 251 14 June 1890--Died--Cassell
Saturday morning, June 14th 1890, Eveleen Cassell, at the residence of her father, V. O. Cassell, no 434 High streets.
Funeral will take place Monday, June 16th at 4 o'clock p.m. from Trinity P. E. Church. Friends and acquaintances of the family are respectfully invited to attend.

15 June 1890---Yesterday morning as the deep blue of night was giving way to the bright and roseate hues of dawn, the Death Angel opened the Doors of Pearl and let one more spirit into rest. Miss Eveleen, daughter of Mr. V. O. Cassell, who has been for some time a sufferer, and who bore her sickness with great resignation and fortitude, passed through sleep into life at 4 o'clock a.m. yesterday. Her demise was not unlooked for, but was known by her to be near. As an earnest Christian she was ready and willing to go. Her friends have the sympathy of all in their beveavement. The funeral services will take place on Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock from Trinity Episcopal Church. Friends will place notice the correction in time.

17 June 1890--Burial of Miss Cassell
Miss Eveleen Cassell, who died Saturday morning last, was buried from Trinity Church yesterday afternoon, the service occurring at 4 o'clock. Miss Cassell was well known and had the affectionate regard and esteem of a large number of our citizens. As a natural consequence her funeral was very largely attended, the church being filled to overflowing. The service was read by Rev. W. H. Forsythe. Flowers were used in great profusion, the casket being covered with tributes of affection. The body was interred in Cedar Grove cemetery, the following genetlemen acting as pall-bearers: Messrs. Jno. C. Ashton, H. F. Butt Jr., Jno. G. Hatton, Samuel Wigg, John Emmerson, Kenneth McAlpine, Wm. Peters and Henry Cutherill.

+ 21 M    ix. Heber Chisholm Cassell [822] 252,253 was born on 8 Aug 1863 in Portsmouth, Virginia,216,254 died on 8 Mar 1936 in 211 Crawford Street, Portsmouth, Virginia 255,256 at age 72, and was buried on 11 Mar 1936 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.256,257

Heber married Marion Dixon Murdaugh [823] 259,260,261 [MRIN: 312] (b. Abt 1870, d. 16 Jan 1944) on 9 Aug 1905 in Portsmouth, Virginia.258

+ 22 F    x. Rosalie Cassell [968] 176,262 was born about 1866 in Portsmouth, Virginia 176,262 and died after 1948.

Rosalie married Robert Lee Martin [1103] 264,265,266 [MRIN: 405] (b. Abt 1864) on 4 Mar 1889 in 434 High Street, Portsmouth, Virginia.263

   23 M    xi. Rev. Mortimer Garnett Cassell [969] 176,219 was born about 1869 in Virginia 171,176 and died between 1918 and 1934 234 about age 49.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: U.S., 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

2. Residence: 23 Jul 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171

3. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176 **listed as "Maud M'

4. Residence: Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 176

5. Occupation: clerk, 1890, Portsmouth, Virginia. Mortimore G. Cassell
Location 1: foot Fayette
Location 2: Portsmouth
Occupation: clerk
Year: 1890
City: Norfolk
State: VA

Source Information: Norfolk City Directory, 1888. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1888. Norfolk City Directory, 1889. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1889. Norfolk City Directory, 1890-91. Norfolk, VA: J. H. Chataigne and Co., 1891.

6. Occupation: Deacon, 1895, Carlowville, Alabama.
Database: Protestant Episcopal Church Clerical Directory, 1898 February 20, 2004 9:21 PM


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Last Name: Cassell
First Name: Mortimer Garnett
Residence in 1898: Carlowville Ala.
Birth Place: Portsmouth VA
Year became Deacon: 1895

Source Information: Cuccinello, Karen, ed. Lloyd's Clerical Directory for 1898. [database on-line] Orem, UT: Ancestry, Inc., 1999.

7. Residence: 1916, Minter, Alabama. 79

8. Residence: Jul 1918, Minter, Alabama. 234

10. Charles Emmet Cassell [739] 77,78,79 was born on 26 Apr 1838 in Portsmouth, Virginia,46,77,80 died on 29 Aug 1916 in Baltimore, Maryland 77,80,81 at age 78, and was buried on 31 Aug 1916 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.77,79,80 The cause of his death was Pneumonia.267

Burial Notes: Charles Emmet Cassell born April 26th 1838-died Aug 29th 1916 (Capt of Engineer Corp)

Name: Charles Cassell
Age: 74 years
Died: August 29, 1916
Buried: August 31, 1916
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Undertaker: Flynn & O'Conner
Born: Va.
Residence: Baltimore, Md.
Interment: Cedar Grove cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266
*This entry was in the Oak Grove Cemetery Book 1888-1983


Name: Charles E. Cassell
Age: 77
Died: August 29, 1916
Buried: August 31, 1916
Undertaker: Flynn & O'Connor
Born: Va.
Residence: Baltimore, Md.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266

General Notes: Call Number G3884.N6S5 1861 .C3 URL (Click on link) Copy 1 glva01 lva00014 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.ndlpcoop/glva01.lva00014 c Author Cassell, Charles E. Title Plan of the harbor of Norfolk and Portsmouth, March 1st, 1861 / surveyed and drawn by Chas. E. Cassell, C.E. Scale Scale 1:7200. Publication 1861. Material 1 map : ms., col. ; 50 x 64 cm. Gen. note Shows public property, landowners, vegetation, streets, railroads, and includes Fort Norfolk. "Forwarded to Governor Letcher With Report and Inventory of Public Property at Norfolk and Portsmouth October 19, 1861, Wm. H. Peters, Commissioner." Peters' report is Document 40 in: Journals and papers of the Virginia State Convention of 1861, v. 3, Documents (JK3925 1861 .A25 1966). Also mentioned: Plan of grounds at Fort Norfolk showing location of magazine, pier, &c., June 30th, 1860, by Cassell (G3884 .N6:2F6S5 1860 .C3). Pen and ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the upper right.

ARCHITECT: Col. William H. Stewart, editor & compiler, History of Norfolk County, Virginia and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co., 1902), page 137:
Confederate Soldiers Monuments, Portsmouth
On May 8, 1875, a meeting of the citizens of Norfolk County was called to organize a monumental association. Judge J. F. Crocker was chosen to the chair, and the following permanent committee appointed: Judge J. F. Crocker, president; Maj. William H. Ethridge, of Norfolk County, and Col. William White of Portsmouth, vice-presidents: Maj. George W. Grice, treasurer; Oscar V. Smith, sectretary. Directors: B. A. Armistead, John T. Griffin, J.G. Wallace, Thomas H. Brown, Alonzo Ives, Thomas M. Hodges, of Norfolk County, Maj. W. C. Wingfield, E. G. Ghio, Capt. James H. Toomer, Col. D. J. Godwin, Capt. John H. Gayle, Capt. W. H. Murdaugh, Maj. F. W. Jett, Capt. C. W. Murdaugh, Judge L. R. Watts, Capt. C. T. Phillips, and Col. William H. Stewart, of Portsmouth, Charles E. Cassell, then of Portsmouth, was chosen architect. At a meeting held in the following November, a committee was appointed to select a site for the monument. The one selected was at the intersection of High and Court streets, opposite the court house, and the directors accepted it.

ADVERTISMENT: Anonymous, Sketch Book of Portsmouth, Virignia, Its People and Its Trade (Portsmouth, Virginia: Edward Pollock, 1886) page 180:
Cassell & Cassell Architects, 47 Granby St., Norfolk, Va.
Designs and Drawings for all classes of public and private buildings in any part of North Carolina or Virginia. Alterations and additions to existing buildings a specialty. Faithful superintendence guaranteed. Refer to some of the finest buildings in this section. Correspondence solicited.

CIVIL WAR SERVICE: Col. William H. Stewart, editor & compiler, History of Norfolk County, Virginia and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co., 1902), page 109:
Charles E. Cassell--private in Co. K, 9th Va. Inf., prom 1st lieut. Topo, Engr.
**Look up civil war service & possible pension.

CIVIL WAR HISTORY: Benjamin H. Trask, 9th Virginia Infantry (need to recheck book for publishing info), pages 3-5:
The "Old Dominion Guards" of Portsmouth, Company K, completed the organization of the 9th Virginia. This fine unit, established June 26, 1856, enlisted on April 20, 1861, for Civil War service. Captain Edward Kearns directed the company at Pinner's Point near Portsmouth.
The soldiers of the 9th Virginia observed a steady rountine. Their day started at 6 a.m. with marching and drilling. Only breakfast broke the morning routine. The companies spent the afternoon hours finishing military business and working in small details. At 5 p.m., the troops ate dinner, then relaxed in the evenings with mail and local newspapers.
The Sabbath provided a break in the weekly pace. Colonel Smith or Gen. Benjamin Huger, commander of the Department of Norfolk, often inspected the troops. The men spent the rest of Sunday worshiping under the guidance of visiting preachers.
Life for the troops at Pinner's Point was much like that on Craney Island. Signalmen observed the passing river steamers from Fort Monroe and everyone postulated as to their objective. Hot weather, rain storms and swarms of mosquitoes harassed the soldiers. Also, naval officers instructed the infantrymen on the employment of coastal artillery. The men were more than willing to withstand the rigors of camp life but not the preceived insults of their commander. The Virginians differed with their commander's view on the roll of officers and enlisted troops. The soldiers in the ranks thought of themselves as honorable individuals in a noble cause. Moreover, they allowed themselves to be temporarily relegated down the social ladder to join their fellow volunteers in the army.
Notwithstanding feuding among company members life at Pinner's Point was boring for the young defenders. Rumors of victories in Western Virginia were always the topic of conversation. General Joseph E. Johnston's movement in the Shenandoah Valley and trimph at Manassas headed the small talk in the summer of 1861. As the warm days passed slowly, the troops amused themselves by taking fishing trips, visits to town and speculating on the destination of Union ships on the James River and the reason for gunfire on the Peninsula. An observation balloon above Hampton also caught the attention of the gunners at Pinner's Point. Sundays were spent listening to guest preachers just like the troops manning the other batteries. In July the announcement that the two companies at Pinner's Point were part of the 9th Virginia Infantry Regiment resulted in expectation of movement to Craney Island. The transfer, however, did not occur.


Medical Notes: *Inflammation of the lungs 268

Noted events in his life were:

1. Name originated: family name was originall Casselli, 1820, Genoa, Italy. 46 The family name was originally Casselli, and they emigrated from Genoa, Italy to Norfolk, Virginia in the 1820's.

2. Bio: 1838-1916, Portsmouth, Virginia & Baltimore, Maryland. 269 Charles E. Cassell (ca. 1838-1916)
Active Architect: 1871-1916
AIA: 1870
Charles E. Cassell was born in Portsmouth, Virginia, son of Charles E. and Sarah W. Cassell. He was educated in local schools, and graduated from the University of Virginia at an early age. During the Civil War he served as a captain in the engineers' corps, under General Pickett of the Confederate Army; after the war, he traveled to South America, and served in the Chilean Navy. He returned to the United States and practiced architecture in St. Louis before coming to Balitmore about 1868. Cassell was a founding member of the Baltimore Chapter, AIA, 1870, and was raised to Fellowship by 1905. He practiced with his son John (Charles E. Cassell & Son) from 1905 to the latter's death of flu ca. 1909; he also sometimes was associated with his nephew, Charles M. Cassell of Norfolk, Virginia (Cassell & Cassell0.
Cassell occupied offices in the Lexington Building at the southwest corner of Charles and Lexington streets from 1868 through 1881, when he moved to 55 North Charles Street (renumbered 301 in 1887), where he remained until 1893. (E. G. Lind had the same address in 1882). In that year, he moved to the new Law Building at the corner of St. Paul and Lexington streets, which he had designed, and remained there until the 1904 fire destroyed the building. The short-lived partnership of Charles E. Cassell & Son was located at 411 North Charles Street at its formation in 1905, but moved the next year to a suite in the reconstructed Law Building, and occupied those offices until John Cassell's death in 1909. Subsequently, Charles E. Cassell continued to practice in reduced quarters on the eighth floor of the Law Building until his death in 1916.
According to Richard B. Carter, great-grandson of Charles E. Cassell, the family name was originally Casselli, and they emigrated fro Genoa, Italy to Norfolk, Virginia in the 1820's Charles Emmett Cassell was trained as a naval architect, and received a degree in engineering from the University of Virginia at age 15. He designed the naval waterworks at Old Point Comfort, Va.; upon secession, he spirited the plan out of his office to keep them from falling into the hands of the Union, and was branded a traitor for this action. He attained the rank of Captain in the confederate military, and at the end of the Civil War Cassell, then aged about 21 or 22, fled to Bogota, Chile to avoid execution for treason. He became an Admiral in the Chilean navy. He was pardoned for his offense and returned to Virginia, where he married Sally Bowles, daughter of a prominent Episcopal clergyman. The couple moved to Baltimore and took over the residence of Cassell's brother at 1407 Park Avenue. They had three daughters, Mary Virginia, Sally Primrose (Mr. Carter's grandmother, born 1874); and Matty, and a son, John, who became an architect and practiced with his father. Mrs. Cassell died suddenly in a flu epidemic, and several maiden aunts from Norfolk took turns caring for the children, commuting on the Bay Line steamer. Cassell is believed to have invented a system of sidewalk paving incorporating thick glass cylinders to admit light to basements. Among his designs were a country house for Albert Hutzler, work for the Levi family of Independent Beef Co., Friends School near the intersection of North and Park avenues, Jenkins Memorial/Corpus Christi Church (doors and crypts only), church opposite Johns Hopkins University playing fields, and the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Incarnation (Interview with Richard B. Carter, September 17, 1991).

Projects:
1870: Dr. Robert Atkinson building (improvements), northeast corner Madison & Eutaw streets, Baltimore, Md.; first floor Charles Reese grocery, second floor schoolrooms, mansard gymnasium
1870: Baltimore Steam Packet Co., new office building, Concord St., Baltimore, Md.
1874: "Greenway Cottages," West 40th St., Baltimore, Md.
1874: Swedenborgian Church, N. Calvert St. near Chase St., Baltimore, Md.
1875: First Reformed Episcopal Church, Bolton St. between Lanvale and Townsend, Baltimore, Md.
1876: Memorial Church of the Holy Comforter, Baltimore, Md.
1878: Bishop Cummings Memorial Church, Carrollton Ave. and Lanvale St., Baltimore, Md.
1878: St. Paul's Church, Harrisburg, Pa
1879: Hotel Shirley, south side Madison, near Park, Baltimore, Md.
1880: two warehouses for T. M. Gaither, unit block West Baltimore Street near Hanover, Baltimore, Md.
1880: Jefferson Place, 27 dwellings for Hiram Woods, Baltimore, Md.
1880: Col. Charles Marshall residence, St. Paul Street near Biddle, Baltimore, Md.
1881: John Henry Keene, Jr. residence, Preston (John) and St. Paul streets, Baltimore, Md.
1881: Hotel for Samuel Wyman, Park between Eager and Tyson, Baltimore, Md.
1881: Immanuel Chapel, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria, Va.
1881: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Market St., Onancock, Va.
1881: Church, Baltimore Street west of Fulton, Baltimore, Md.
1881: 7 houses and drugstores for John Graham, North (Boundary) Ave. near Greenmount, Baltimore, Md.
1881: Warehouse for Trustees of Mount Wilson Sanitarium, Hanover Street between Pratt and Lombard, Baltimore, Md.
1882: Solomon Corner house, 1100 block North Calvert St., Baltimore, Md.
1882: Protestant Episcopal Church of All Saints, corner Baltimore and Monroe, Baltimore, Md.
1882: All Saints' Chapel, Bond Ave., Reisterstown, Md.
1882: St. Katherine's Protestant Episcopal Church (Whittington Memorial), Division and Presstman, Baltimore, Md.
1883: 9 houses for A. L. Gorter, south side of Preston St., east of Maryland Ave.
1883: Christ Episcopal Church, High and Church streets, Cambridge, Md.
1883: University of Maryland Law School and Library Building, Lombard St., Baltimore, Md.
1883: Courtney Place store and apartment house, southeast corner Charles St., and North (Boundary) Ave., Baltimore, Md.
1883: restaurant and store, 91 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, Md.
ca. 1884: Brexton Aprartments, Park Ave., Baltimore, Md.
1885: "Dwellings--Charles E. Cassell, architect, is preparing plans for the following:--five thrree st'y basement and attic brick and Belleville brown-stone buildings, with ornamental brick panels, each 18'8" x 65', for P. L. Cutting, Jr., of New York, to be erected on Charles St., between Preston and Hoffman Sts., and to cost $8,000 each; R. curley, superintendent. Fifty-nine three-st'y brick and brown-stone buildings, 14' , 15', 16' x 60', for Messes. Smith & Schwartz, to be erected on Calvert, Sumwalt and Shirk Sts. Five four-st'y and basement brick and brown-stone (Conn.) buildings, each 18'8" x 62', for Richard Courtney, Esq., to be erected on Charles St., s of Boundary Ave., and to cost $7,000 each."
1885: "Insurance Building---Chas. E. Cassell, architect, has prepared plans for the Old Town Fire Insurance Co., for a three st'y marble front building, 20' x 80', to be erected on Gay St., w Exeter St., to cost $10,000; Fred'k Decker, contractor."
1885: "Dwelings---A. S. Abell Esq., is to have erected a block of 3 three-st'y basement and attic marble front dwells, on lot 60' x 60' on Charles St., and a block of 4 dwells, on lot 60' x 65', on Boundary Ave., from designs by Chas. E. Cassell, architect. Conrad Kurtz, Esq., is to have erected 2 three-st'y brick and Bellville stone buildings, cor. Mulberry and Greene Sts., on lot 30' x 60', from plans by Chas. E. Cassell, architect; L. C. McCusker, builder."
1886: "Crosiadore," Trappe vicinity, Talbot County, Md.
1887: Pepper's Hotel (improvements), Baltimore, Md.
1887: Smith and Schwarz houses, Calvert St., between 4th and 5th, Baltimore, Md.
1887: "C. E. Cassell, architect, is preparing plans for A. L. Gorter, Esq., for 9 four-st'y stone-front dwells, s s Biddle St., bet. Charles St. and Maryland Ave.; cost, about $65,000."
1887: Chas. E. Cassell, architect, is preparing plans for the Baltimore Medical and Chemical Institute, for a five-st'y brick, brown-stone and granite building, with terra-cotta and carved brick trimmings, cor. Boundary Ave., and Eutaw Pl.
1888: Howard munnikhuy residence (improvements?), Baltimore, Md
1889: four three-story brick and marble dwellings for A. L. Gorter (location unspecified)
1889: four-story brick and stone building for William Schwartz (location unspecified)
1889: Chapel, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.
1889: Greek Orthodox Church, Preston St. and Maryland Ave., Baltimore, Md.
1889: St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal Church, corner A and 3rd, Washington, D.C.
1889: Joseph M. Cone residence, Eutaw Place above Laurens, Baltimore, Md.
1889: Hotel, South Park, Va.
1889: William Stewart Polk cottage, Peabody Heights, Baltimore, Md.
c. 1890: Italian Consulate, 6 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, Md.
1890: Graham-Hughes house, 718 Charles St. at Madison, Baltimore, Md.
1890: William Schwarz house, 1114 North Calvert St., Baltimore, Md.
1891: Episcopal Church, Suffolk, Va.
1891: Administration Building, Dining Hall, and six cottages, Baptist Orphanage, Salem, Va.
1891: seven-story office building for Joseph M. Cone, on site of old Law Building, corner St. Paul & Lexington streets, Baltimore, Md. (new Law Building; Cassell moved his office into this building upon completion)
1891-92: Christian Church, Suffolk, Va.
ca. 1891: three houses for Joseph M. Cone, west side Eutaw Place between Laurens and Robert streets
1892: Stafford Hotel, Charles St. near Madison, Baltimore, Md.
1893: Warehouses, West Fayette St., Batimore, Md.
1895: Severn Apartments, Cathedral and Monument streets, Baltimore, Md.
1896: St. John's Church, Norfolk, Va.
1896-99: Citizens' Bank of Norfolk bank and office building (Wheat Building), 109-117 East Main St., Norfolk, Va.
1897: Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Ave. and Payson, Baltimore, Md.
1898: J. S. Wilson residence (remodeling), southeast corner Madison Ave., and Cathedral St., Baltimore, Md.
1899: Willoughby Beach Hotel, Norfolk, Va.
1899: Piney Beach Hotel, Norfolk, Va.
1899: Postner (later Stewart's) department store, Lexington and Howard streets, Baltimore, Md.
1901: apartment house, Chase St., and Guilford Ave., Balitmore, Md.
1901: German American Bank, west side South Broadway near Canton Ave., Baltimore, Md. (37'7" by 60 1/2' deep, Woodstock granite)
1902: office building, northeast corner Courtland St. and Dark Lane, Baltimore, Md.
1902: Preston apartment house, northwest corner Preston St. and Guilford Ave., Baltimore, Md.
1902: Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, WV
1902: Davis Memorial Church, Randolph Ave., Elkins, WV
1902: addition, Citizen's Bank Building, Norfolk, Va.
1903: I. Benesch and Sons store, 569-571 North Gay St., Baltimore, Md.
1903: office building, Washington St. and Pie Alley, Boston, MA.
1904: building for A. S. Abell estate, 222-226 East Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md.
1904: Hurst Building, northeast corner Hopkins Place and Lombard St., Baltimore, Md.
1904: Hotel Junker, 20-22 East Fayette St., Baltimore, Md. (Charles E. Cassell & Son)
1904: Baltimore Chamber of Commerce (formerly Corn & Flour Exchange), 17 Commerce St., Baltimore, Md.
1904: Edgar Blair office building, corner German and Water streets, Baltimore, Md.
1905: Metropolitan Theater, Baltimore St. and Central Ave., Baltimore, Md.
1905: warehouse, 30-32-34 South Charles St., Baltimore, Md.
1905: 803-805 Hamilton Terrace, Baltimore, Md.
1905: S. Kirk store, Baltimore St. and Bank Lane, Baltimore, Md.
1905: Oppenheim factory, 112-124 West Fayette St., Baltimore, Md.
1905: Church of the Messiah, southwest corner Fayette and Gay streets, Baltimore, Md. (Charles E. Cassell & Son)
1906: 613-617 Light St., Baltimore, Md.
1906: Christian Temple, northwest corner Fulton and Penrose streets (Charles E. Cassell & Son)
date unknown: Boundary Avenue Presbyterian Church, Baltimore, Md.
Projects by Cassell included in the Baltimore Architectual Club First Annual Exhibition of Architectural Drawings, Peabody Institute, Nov. 2-28, 1896:
Associate Reformed Church
The Severn
The Stafford
Minnesota State House Competition

3. Miliary Service: Engineer in Corp of Engineer, Civil War. 270 **look for this record at State Library--see if a clearer copy can be made

4. Census: U.S., 27 Aug 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 31

5. Education: graduated from the University of Virginia, 1853, Charlottesville, Virignia. 46

6. Residence: 27 Aug 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 5

7. Census: U.S., 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151

8. Miliary Service: private in Co. E, 6th Va. Regiment, Apr 1861-Sep 1861, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 46,271 Private: Charles E. Cassell, promoted 1st Lieutenant Topographical Engineers

During the Civil War he served as a captain in the engineer's coprs,under General Pickett of the Confederate Army; after the war, he traveled to South America, and served in the Chilean Navy.........Charles Emmett Cassell was trained as a naval architect, and received a degree in engineering from the University of Virginia at age 15. He designed the naval waterworks at Old Point Comfort, Va.; upon secession, he spirited the plans out of his office to keep them from falling into the hands of the Union, and was branded a traitor for this action. He attained the rank of Captain in the confederate military, and at the end of the Civil War Cassell, then aged about 21 or 22, fled to Bogota, Chile to avoid execution for treason. He became an Admiral in the Chilean navy. He was pardoned for his offense and returned to Virginia.......

9. Deed: Charles E. Cassel to V. O. Cassell, trustee, 17 Jul 1865, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 272 This Deed made the seventeenth day of July in the year 1865, between Charles E. Cassell, of the City of Portsmouth, State of Virginia of the one part and V. O. Cassell trustee of the other part--Witnesseth: that the said Charles E. Cassell doth grant with general warranty unto the said V. O. Cassell the following property to wit: All the said Charles E. Cassell's right, title and interest as heir at law to the estate of Charles Cassell deceased in that lot, piece or parcel of land lying and being in the City of Portsmouth, State of Virginia and bounded as follows--Beginning on the West side of Court Street--in said city between the lots a A. Emmerson on the north and Jas. M. Binford Est. on the south side, and fronting on Court Street forty three feet, eleven inches and running back one hundred and eighty (180) feet which interest is one third, of two thirds and the reversionary interest after termination of widow's life estate in the other third. In trust to secure John T. Daniels of the City of Norfolk from all lots or damage by reason of being endorser of a note executed by the said Charles E. Cassell, payable to the order of John T. Daniels for three hundred dollars at the Banking House of Bunuss Harrison & Co. at Norfolk, Va. bearing date July 17th 1865.
Witness the following signatures and seals.
Charles E. Cassell
V. O. Cassell, trustee
State of Virginia--City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, John W. Tucker alderman for the city aforesaid in the State of Virginia do certify that Charles E. Cassell whose name is signed to the writing above bearing date on the 17th day of July 1865, has acknowledged the same before me in my city aforesaid. Given under my hand this 17th day of July 1865.
John W. Tucker, J. P.
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 22nd day of July 1865. This Deed was admitted to record upon the certificate annexed of John W. Tucker an alderman in and for the City of Portsmouth, in the State of Virginia.
Teste: Dempsey Nash, c.c.

10. Deed: Cassell, trustee to Cassell, 13 Aug 1866, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 273 This Deed made this 13th day of August A.D. 1866 between Virginius O. Cassell and John T. Daniels of the one part and Charles E. Cassell of the other part, Witnesseth: That wherease said Charles E. Cassell by his deed bearing date on the 17th day of July 1865 did convey in trust to the said Virginius O. Cassell all of his interest in that lot of land in the City of Portsmouth hereinafter described to secure the said John T. Daniels, the payment of the sum of three hundred dollars. And whereas the said Charles E. Cassell has paid off the said debt as the said John T. Daniels now hereby acknowledges and the said Charles E. Cassell requires a deed of release to be executed to him for the land hereinafter described by the said Virginius O. Cassell. Now therefore the said Virginius O. Cassell and John T. Daniels for and in consideration of the sum of one dollar to them and each of them in hand paid by the said Charles E. Cassell before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge have revised released and forever quit claim and do hereby revise release and forever quit claim unto the said Charles E. Cassell his heirs and assigns all their right title and interest whatever both in law and in equity, in or to that certain lot of land in the City of Portsmouth with its appurtenances on the west side of Court Street lying between the lots of James M. Binford on the south and A. Emmerson on the north of which the late Charles Cassell died seized and possessed. It being the land, that is to say his interest therein which was conveyed by the said Charles E. Cassell to the said Virginius O. Cassell by the said trust deed.
Witness the following signatures & seals.
V. O. Cassell
J. T. Daniels, trustee
State of Virginia--County of Norfolk, to wit:
I, E. Dudley Smith a Notary Public for the City of Norfolk in the State of Virginia do certify that John T. Daniels whose name is signed to the writing above bearing date on the 13th day of August 1866 hath acknowledged before me the same in my corporation aforesaid. Given under my hand this 13th day of August 1866.
E. Dudley Smith
Notary Public
In the Clerk's Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth the 22nd day of August 1866. This Deed was acknowledged by V. O. Cassell trustee, and together with the certificate annexed of E. Dudley Smith a Notary Public for the City of Norfolk, State of Virginia is admitted to record.
Teste: Dempsey Nash, c.c.

11. Captured: on board steamer, R. R. Cuyler, captured off the coast of Cuba, 11 Apr 1867, Portsmouth, Virginia. 274 Journal--11 April 1867
Steamer R. R. Cuyler reported captured off the coast of Cuba, on suspicion of being a filibuster, and taken into Santiago--"after leaving New York, her name was changed to Rays....The fortune of this steamer is of more than ordinary interest to our citizens; for it will be remembered that several of our young men embarked on board her in different capacities.
Amoung these we remember Lieut. William Hudgins, chief engineer; E. Brown, first assistant engineer; James K. Langhorne, first assistant engineer; John Brown, and Charles E. Cassell, clerk.
Our townsman, John W. Murdaugh, also left here to join the steamer, but owing to some cause he was left behind in New York. He subsequently took passage in one of the Aspinwall steamers, with the intention of joining the Rays at Porto Bello, situated a short distance from the terminus of the Isthmus railroad. Capt. Reed, it is said, was in company with Mr. Murdaugh, being likewise left in New York.

12. Occupation: practiced architecture , Bef 1868, St. Louis, Missouri. 46 He returned to the United States and practice architecture in St. Louis before coming to Baltimore about 1868.

13. Residence: 1407 Park Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland. 46

14. Occupation: architect of Citizens Trust Company & St. John's Church, 1 Jun 1869, Portsmouth, Virginia. 275 Journal--1 June 1869
A Portsmouth Boy Abroad--We are pleased to copy from the Virginia Free Press, at Charlestown, Va., the following complimentary allusion to our esteemed young friend, Charlie Cassell, who two years ago left Portsmouth and took up his residence in Baltimore.
"It affords us great pleasure to notice the design of a very large and handsome building, shortly to be erected by our enterprising townsman, Mr. G. W. Sadler, the plan of which we examined a few days since. It is to be a three-story, brick building, facing 82 feet and extending back 117 feet. The architect, who has displayed great skill in the plan of this building, is Mr. Charles E. Cassell, a gentlemen of Southern ectraction and sentiments, who was well-nigh broken up by the late war, but whose energy and originality in his profession have secured him a well-known reputation and success" .....(Further details of the building.)
(Our Citizens Trust Company, former Bank of Tidewater building, is considered to the Charles Cassell's materpiece--Also designed the present St. John's Church).

15. Occupaton: takes honors at Maryland State Fair, 18 Nov 1869, Portsmouth, Virginia. 276 Journal, November 18, 1869
Portsmouth Genious Abroad--We learn from the Baltimore Sun, that Charles E. Cassell, now located in that city as an architect, has taken first honors for skillful drawing at the late Maryland State Fair. Genious is bound to tell, and Charlie has enough of it to be first of all the consolidated drawing schools in the country.

16. Census: U.S., 6 Jul 1870, Baltimore, Maryland. 277 Mary Crawford, age 50, female, white, occupation: boarding house, value of personal property: 500; born in N. J.
Charles E. Cassell, age 32, male, white, occupation: architect, born in Va., eligible to vote
Sallie Casell, ae 23, female, white, born in Va.

17. Residence: Jul 1870, Baltimore, Maryland. 278

18. Occupation: architect, Jul 1870, Baltimore, Maryland. 278

19. Census: U.S., 5 Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 279 Chas. E. Cassell, white, male, age 40, widowed, occupation: architect, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Mary Cassell, white, female, age 9, daughter, single, attends school, born in Maryland, father born in Va., mother born in Va.
John Cassell, white, male, age 7, son, single, attends school, born in Maryland, father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Primrose Cassell, white, female, age 6, daughter, single, born in Maryland, father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Maddie Cassell, white, female, age 3, daughter, single, born in Maryland, father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Sarah J. Cowpen, black, female, age 17, servant, single, occupation: nurse, born in Maryland, father born in Maryland, mother born in Maryland
Jennie Strawfer, black, female, age 28, servant, single, occupation: cook, cannot read or write, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Chas. M. Cassell, white, male, age 23, nephew, single, occupation: architect, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

20. Residence: 355 Park Avenue, Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

21. Occupation: architect, Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

22. Occupation: architect, 1881-1902. 280 Charles E. Cassell (ca. 1842-1916)--Charles E. Cassell, a native of Virginia, studied at the University of Virginia. He established his practice in Baltimore, Maryland, in the 1870's. Cassell was sometimes associated with his nephew Charles M. Cassell (q.v.) of Norfolk as Cassell & Cassell. Charles E. Cassell was a Fellow of the A.I.A. by 1905. From 1904 to 1909 Cassell and his son John Cassell were associated as Charles E. Cassell & Son.

Virginia Projects:
1881: Immanuel Chapel, Virginia Theological Seminary, Alexandria
1881: Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Market Street, Onancock
1887-1888: Alterations, Trinity Episcopal Church, W. Beverley and S. Lewis Streets, Staunton
1888: J. W. Jenkins residence, Windy Gates
1889: Chapel, University of Virignia, Charlottesville
1889: Hotel, South Park
1891: Episcopal Church, Suffolk
1891: Administration Building, Dinig Hall & six cottages, Baptist Orphanage, Salem
1891-1892: Christian Church, Suffolk
1896: St. John's Church, Norfolk
1896-1899: Citizens' Bank of Norfolk Bank & Office Building (Wheat Building), 109-117 E. Main Street, Norfolk
1899: Willoughby Beach Hotel, Norfolk
1899: Piney Beach Hotel, Norfolk
1902: Addition, Citizens' Bank Building, Norfolk

23. Advertisement: Cassell & Cassell Architects, 1886, Norfolk City, Virginia. 231 C. E. Cassell C. M. Cassell
Cassell & Cassell, Architects
No. 47 Granby St., Norfolk, Va.
Plans, Specifications, Detail Drawings and Superintendence
Furnished Promptly.

24. Funeral: attends funeral of niece, Eveleen Cassell, 17 Jun 1890, Portsmouth, Virginia. 281 17 June 1890--Personal
Mr. Chas. E. Cassell and daughter, of Baltimore, arrived Saturday morning to attend the funeral of his niece, Miss Eveleen Cassell, and returned home yesterday.

25. Occupation: architect who practiced with his son, John Cassell, 1905-1909, Baltimore, Maryland. 46 He also sometimes was associated with his nephew, Chalres M. Cassell of Norfolk, Virginia (Cassell & Cassell)

26. Residence: 1916, Baltimore, Maryland. 267

27. Residence: 1916, Baltimore, Maryland. 77

28. Cemetery: Cedar Grove Cemetery, 29 Aug 1916, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 Vet Name: Charles Emmet Cassell
Burial Location: 266
War Fought In: CW
Rank/Unit: Capt./ Topographical Engineers
Branch of Service: CSA--Engineer Corp.
Date of Birth: 4-26-1838
Date of Death: 8-29-1916
Additional Info: Originally in Co. K (Old Dominion Guard) 9th Va. Regn't
Promoted to 1st Lt. of the Topographical Engineers
Designed the Confederate Monument which was erected by the monument assoc. of 1875
Monument stands on Court Street, near the corner of Court & High Street
Porters (36 & 98)
Died in Baltimore, Md.
VRHS--9th Va. Inf.
*No references listing him as a "captain"

29. Obituary: 30 Aug 1916, Portsmouth, Virginia. 81 Charles Cassell--News was received in the city of the death in Baltimore yesterday morning of Charles Cassell, aged 74 years. The body will be brought to Portsmouth tomorrow morning. Funeral service will be conducted at the grave in Cedar Grove cemetery, Rev. Arthur C. Thomson, rector of Trinity Protestant church, officiating.
Mr. Cassell had been a resident of Baltimore for nearly 40 years.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Richard T. Chiles of Norfolk, Mrs. Willie Berkley of Farmville, Va., and Miss Mary Cassell of Baltimore. He is also survived by the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Pauline C. Johns of Portsmouth, Mrs. Helen S. Webster of Lexington, Va.; Miss Ella J. Cassell of Portsmouth, Mrs. Rosalie Martin of Portsmouth, Charles M. Norman and Heber C. Cassell of Baltimore and Rev. M. G. Cassell of Minter, Ala.
The funeral will take place upon the arrival of the Bay Line steamer tomorrow morning.

30. Funeral: 31 Aug 1916, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 282 Charles Cassell--The body of Charles Cassell, a former rersident of this city, who died in Baltimore, Md., will arrive here this morning and will be conveyed to Cedar Grove cemetery, where the funeral will be conducted by Rev. A. C. Thomson, pastor of Trinity P. E. church.

31. Funeral: 1 Sep 1916, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 283 Charles Cassell--The body of Charles Cassell, who died last Tuesday in Baltimore, was brought to the city yesterday morning on the Bay Liner, and was conveyed immediately to Cedar Grove cemetery, where Rev. Arthur C. Thomson, rector of Trinity Protestant Episcopal church, conducted burial service. The pall bearers were as follows: John C. Niemeyer, F. L. Crocker, John W. Murdaugh, Winston Parrish, J. Ridgely Porter, J. Bilisoly Hudgins, Robert D. Albertson and Frank Hollowell.

Charles married Sarah Winifred [978] 7,82 [MRIN: 350]. Sarah was born about 1847 in Virginia,277 died on 1 Jul 1879 in Baltimore, Maryland 7,45,80,82 about age 32, and was buried on 3 Jul 1879 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.7,45,80 Other names for Sarah were Sallie,80 Sallie Bowles 46,284., and285

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: married Sally Bowles, daughter of a prominent Episcopal clergyman. 46

Burial Notes: Sallie Winifred Cassell wife of Charles E. Cassell died July 1st 1879

Name: Sallie Winifred Cassell
Died: July 1, 1879
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: Jul 1870, Baltimore, Maryland. 277

2. Residence: Jul 1870, Baltimore, Maryland. 278

3. Death notice: 3 Jul 1879, Portsmouth, Virginia. 82 Death of Mrs. Sarah Cassell--Intelligence was received in this city that the remains of the late Mrs. Sarah Cassell, the estimable wife of Mr. Charles Cassell of Baltimore, formerly of Portsmouth, would arrive on the Bay Line steamer this morning for interment. Her death was very sudden and this announcement will occasion much sorrow to her friends here.

4. Obituary: 4 Jul 1879, Portsmouth, Virginia. 286 Remains Interred--The remains of the late Mrs. Charles E. Cassell of Baltimore, arrived from Batimore yesterday morning and the funeral took place at the residence of her brother-in-law, Captain V. O. Cassell, on High Street, in the presence of a large number of friends, after which the body was interred in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Reverdy Estill conducted the burial services, and the following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: Messrs. O. V. Smith, J. M. Binford, J. H. Robinson, J. H. Hume, William S. Langhorne and Joe Sam Brown.

Children from this marriage were:

   24 F    i. Mary Virginia Cassell [979] 46,230,287 was born in 1870 in Maryland,80,230 died on 22 Oct 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland 287,288 at age 75, and was buried on 25 Oct 1945 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.287,288

Burial Notes: Mary V. Cassell 1870-1945

Name: Mary Virg Cassell
Age: 74 years
Date of Death: 10-22-1945
Date of Burial: 10-25-1945
Undertaker: C. H. Snellings
Residence: Baltimore
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

2. Residence: 355 Park Avenue, Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

3. Residence: 1916, Baltimore, Maryland. 79

4. Residence: Oct 1945, Baltimore, Maryland. 287

5. Obituary: 26 Oct 1945, Norfolk, Virginia. 284 Miss Mary V. Cassell--Funeral services for Miss Mary V. Cassell of Baltimore, daughter of the late Charles E. and Mrs. Sallie Bowles Cassell, were conducted yesterday morning at the grave in Cedar Grove Cemetery at 9:30 o'clcok. The Rev. Charles H. Holmead, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, officiated.
Miss Cassell died last Monday at Baltimore. Surviving her are two sisters, Mrs. William Randolph Berkeley, of Baltimore, and Mrs. Richard T. Chiles, of Portland, Me.; a niece, Mrs. Mary deMurguiondo, of Baltimore, and two cousins, Mrs. Robert L. Martin and Norman Cassell, of Portsmouth.

   25 M    ii. John F. S. Cassell [980] 46,230,289 was born on 22 Jul 1872 in Maryland,77,230 died on 2 Oct 1909 in Baltimore, Maryland 46,77,289 at age 37, and was buried on 5 Oct 1909 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.77,290 The cause of his death was Flu.46

Burial Notes: John F. S. Cassell son of C. E. & S. W. Cassell born July 22nd 1872 died Oct 2nd 1909

Name: F. S. Cassell
Age: 37
Died: October 2, 1909
Buried: October 5, 1909
Undertaker: D. V. Gaskins
Born: Md.
Residence: Baltimore, Md.
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266

Noted events in his life were:

1. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

2. Residence: 355 Park Avenue, Jun 1880, Baltimore, Maryland. 230

3. Occupation: architect who practiced with his father, Charles E. Cassell, 1905-1909, Baltimore, Maryland. 46

4. Residence: 1909, Baltimore, Maryland. 290

5. Residence: 1909, Baltimore, Maryland. 77

6. Obituary: 6 Oct 1909, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 291 John F. S. Cassell--The body of John F. S. Cassell, formerly of this city, who died last Saturday in Baltimore, arrived here yesterday morning on a Bay liner and was conveyed immediately to Oak Grove cemetery, where Rev. Arthur C. Thomson, rector of St. John's Protestant Episcopal church, conducted the funeral service.
From Baltimore the body was accompanied by Mr. Cassell's father, C. E. Cassell, Miss Mary Cassell, Mr. and Mrs. William Berkley, amd Miss Sheppard, of Norfolk. Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Childs also accompanied the body. They are of Norfolk,
The pallbearers were Virginius C. Cassell, Carroll Cassell, James R. Johns, V. M. Johns, Alexander W. Martin, W. Hodges Baker, and Samuel P. Wigg.
There was a profusion of floral tokens of esteem.

7. Funeral: 5 Oct 1909, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 292 John Cassell Dies in the Monumental City
News was received yesterday of the death in Baltimore, Md., last Saturday of John S. Cassell, formerly of this city, who died at the age of 37 years.
Mr. Cassell was quite well remembered here. He was the son of Charles E. and Sallie Casssell.
The body will be brought here on a Bay liner, this morning, and the funeral service will take place at the grave in Cedar Grove cemetery, where the body will be conveyed immediately after its arrival.

+ 26 F    iii. Sally Primrose Cassell [981] 46,80,230 was born in 1874 in Maryland,46,230,288 died in 1967 288 at age 93, and was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.288

Sally married William Randolph Berkley [1660] 80,287,289 [MRIN: 569] (b. 1877, d. 1920).

+ 27 F    iv. Maddie Cassell [982] 215,230 was born in 1876 in Baltimore, Maryland,80,230 died on 30 Jun 1962 in 900 Overbrook Road, Baltimore, Maryland 215,293 at age 86, and was buried on 2 Jul 1962 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.215,288

Maddie married Richard T. Chiles [1663] 215,294 [MRIN: 570] (b. 1881, d. 4 Jun 1957).

   28 M    v. Charles E. Cassell Jr. [1661] 7,80 was born on 2 Sep 1875,80 died on 27 Jul 1876,7,80 and was buried in Jul 1876 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.7,80

Burial Notes: Children of Charles E. & Sallie W. Cassell
Charles E. Cassell Jr. born Sept 2nd 1875 died July 27th 1876

Name: Charles E. Cassell, Jr.
Died: July 27, 1876
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266

   29 F    vi. Helen Cassell [1662] 7,80 died on 27 Jul 1878 7,288 and was buried in Jul 1878 in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, Virginia.7,288

Burial Notes: Helen Cassell died July 27th 1878

Name: Helen Cassell
Died: July 27, 1878
Interment: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Avenue 5, lot 266


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