My gr grandfather, William W. COSTEN, was born 1809 Mecklenburg Co., NC. He had siblings, Samuel, Mary Ann (m. Richard HALEY) and John Harvey. All finally settled in Weakley Co., TN. William W. was in Maury Co. TN in 1832 to serve as the bondsman for the marriage of Liberty BYRD and Caroline McALISTER. William W.'s 1st wife was Cassie Ann McALISTER, older sister of Caroline, however I've not been able to locate their marriage date and place. It is believed that he is the William Costen found in Marshall Co. TN in 1840 since the ages of the children match the family. I think the parents of the Costen siblings were James and Susanna "BERRYHILL" COSTEN who married 1808 Mecklenburg Co.; Thomas SPRATT was the bondsman for this marriage. The marriage record is torn across the bride's name but it has been interpreted by others to be Susanna BERRYHILL. Due to the boundary changes these COSTENs may be connected to COSTENs in Lancaster District SC. Any information on the COSTEN family will be appreciated.
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