The area supplied hundreds of young men as soldiers during the Civil War, including the Castor Guards and the Bienville Rifles. Dempsey Sullivan was a physician who saw patients from horseback. Smith's sister), Dottie Jo Knotts, and Prentice Little were all killed.
His daughter, Willie Sullivan, married Sam Smith, and the couple had 21 children. Merlene Young lived the furthest away in Weatherford and Kerrville, Texas, respectively, but they too are buried at Ebenezer. The homestead was wiped clean except for a bucket on the water well which remained undisturbed.
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The name "Castor" refers to the genus Castoridae or beaver, a Latin term, contrary to an oral tradition of the word being Native American in origin.All names presented here were gathered at a past date.Some persons listed might no longer be registered offenders and others might have been added.All but one of the children who died are interred at the New Ebenezer Cemetery. The Sam and Willie Sullivan Smith family, one of the oldest in Castor, lost six members in a tornado in 1950. The Smith family sold most of its land to Jerry "Cotton" Guin, an employee of Libbey Glass in Shreveport, who raised bees there until 2009.The Louisiana rails to trails project, which extends from Sibley to Winnfield, deconstructed the once Kansas City Southern Railway track to make a recreational nature trail that, on completion, runs through the center of Castor.Some addresses or other data might no longer be current.