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I am a fory-nine year old African American women from New York, New York (harlem) and had always beeen told that my amcestor, Horatio Castelle had come to the U.S.A. from Spain. I had always believed this to be true and I set out three years ago to research my ancestor. My grandfather had been born and raised in Snow Hill, Maryland. His father, Phillip was the youngest son of Horatio Castelle and both had been born and raised in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts! In fact, Lynn, Massachusetts. Horatio was born about 1837 and he in fact served in the "Civil War" and was promoted to Sgt. There is some mystery to Horatio because he is listed as mulatto on the Massachusetts census and he appeared to have a name change after the war. He is listed as both Horatio Quinton as well as Horatio Castelle. I can find no records of any other Massachusetts Castelles before 1837 BUT I have found plenty of Quintons in SNOW HILL, MARYLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who was this family that migrated north from Maryland to Massachusetts and back again?

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