Johnathan Pendergrass died as a Union soldier during the Civil War in a POW camp. His body was never returned home to Soddy-Daisy (Hamilton County) Tennessee. He married Isabell Hatfield, who died as a young mother of a severe headache, leaving her five children orphaned. These children were: Sally, John, Mindy, Jim and Ollie Isabell.


Ollie Isabell was born November 12, 1863 in Soddy-Daisy; married William S. Castleberry (referred Castleberry article) in Dade County.


Ollie was three years of age when her mother died. A maternal uncle took her in but was abusive. When she was seven years of age her brother, John, found her hitched to a plow and took her away. Ollie died on January 19, 1934 in Birmingham, Alabama. She and William Shelton Castleberry were the parents of ten children. (Submitted by SF)

Johnathan Pendergrass

Johnathan Pendergrass

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