Castles, Allen a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Montgomery County, N. C., Nov. 12,1821. He removed with his parents to Choctaw County, Miss., when about twelve years of age; embraced religion in 1842; and in 1848 received license to preach, and entered the Mississippi Conference. He died Sept. 28,1861. From youth Mr. Castles's life was blameless. He was a man of limited education but great application, fill of zeal and the Holy Spirit. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1861, p. 320.