George Milo Carver

M, #30462, b. 24 June 1875, d. 22 September 1957
ChartsEddings
Carver, Marvin LeeRoy (Eddings/Weaver)
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*24 June 1875 George Milo Carver was born on 24 June 1875 at Plano, Kendall Co, IL
Marriage*1 September 1898 He married Mary Almira Jane Ramsey, daughter of Charles Samuel Ramsey and Nancy Jane Lee, on 1 September 1898 at Monteer, Shannon Co, MO
Death*22 September 1957 George Milo Carver died on 22 September 1957 at Boise, Ada Co, ID, at age 82. 

Family

Mary Almira Jane Ramsey b. 27 Jun 1882, d. 11 Jun 1971
Child

Marvin LeeRoy Carver

M, #30475, b. 12 March 1943, d. 20 April 2016
FatherBurrell Olliver Carver b. 5 Nov 1899, d. 4 May 1981
MotherLuthera Cutler Spoor b. 24 Apr 1904, d. 16 Feb 1965
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
MRCAJohn Eddings / Frances Weaver
ChartsEddings
Carver, Marvin LeeRoy (Eddings/Weaver)
Last Edited9 Feb 2018
Name Variation  Marvin LeeRoy Carver was also known as ** M.C. (lashawnda12) ** Carver. 
Birth*12 March 1943 He was born on 12 March 1943 at Nampa, Canyon Co, ID
 He was the son of Burrell Olliver Carver and Luthera Cutler Spoor
Death*20 April 2016 Marvin LeeRoy Carver died on 20 April 2016 at Boise, Ada Co, ID, at age 73. 

Mildred Arlene Carver

F, #30469, b. 15 February 1929, d. 4 November 2000
FatherBurrell Olliver Carver b. 5 Nov 1899, d. 4 May 1981
MotherLuthera Cutler Spoor b. 24 Apr 1904, d. 16 Feb 1965
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsEddings
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*15 February 1929 Mildred Arlene Carver was born on 15 February 1929 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
 She was the daughter of Burrell Olliver Carver and Luthera Cutler Spoor
Married Name6 May 1946  As of 6 May 1946,her married name was Archer. 
Marriage*6 May 1946 Mildred Arlene Carver married Leo Alfred Archer on 6 May 1946 at Laclede, Linn Co, MO
Death*4 November 2000 Mildred Arlene Carver died on 4 November 2000 at Stoutland, Camden Co, MO, at age 71. 

Family

Leo Alfred Archer d. 4 Nov 2000
Children

Minnie Mae Irene Carver

F, #30467, b. 4 February 1927, d. 17 September 2004
FatherBurrell Olliver Carver b. 5 Nov 1899, d. 4 May 1981
MotherLuthera Cutler Spoor b. 24 Apr 1904, d. 16 Feb 1965
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsEddings
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*4 February 1927 Minnie Mae Irene Carver was born on 4 February 1927. 
 She was the daughter of Burrell Olliver Carver and Luthera Cutler Spoor
Married Name10 August 1943  As of 10 August 1943,her married name was Craig. 
Marriage*10 August 1943 Minnie Mae Irene Carver married Benjamin Franklin Craig on 10 August 1943 at Yakima Co, WA
Death*17 September 2004 Minnie Mae Irene Carver died on 17 September 2004 at Caldwell, Canyon Co, ID, at age 77. 

Family

Benjamin Franklin Craig b. 5 Dec 1907, d. 21 May 1975

Olliver Lee Carver

M, #30483, b. 2 September 1937, d. 21 May 2005
FatherBurrell Olliver Carver b. 5 Nov 1899, d. 4 May 1981
MotherLuthera Cutler Spoor b. 24 Apr 1904, d. 16 Feb 1965
Relationship4th cousin 1 time removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsEddings
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*2 September 1937 Olliver Lee Carver was born on 2 September 1937 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO
 He was the son of Burrell Olliver Carver and Luthera Cutler Spoor
Marriage*1960 Olliver Lee Carver married Kimmie Lee Lake in 1960 at Boise, Ada Co, ID
Marriage*3 April 1964 Olliver Lee Carver married Nancy Kay Sternberg on 3 April 1964 at Winnemucca, Humboldt Co, NV
Death*21 May 2005 Olliver Lee Carver died on 21 May 2005 at Ontario, Malheur Co, OR, at age 67. 

Family 1

Kimmie Lee Lake b. Mar 1937, d. 20 Aug 2005

Family 2

Nancy Kay Sternberg b. 22 Nov 1947, d. 12 Nov 2010

Abner Cary

M, #31054, b. 26 January 1798, d. 9 September 1875
FatherWilson Cary b. 1770, d. 1822
MotherJudith Baker b. 1774, d. 4 Feb 1843
Relationship2nd cousin 6 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsJennings
Last Edited4 Dec 2016
Birth*26 January 1798 Abner Cary was born on 26 January 1798 at Chesterfield Co, VAG
 He was the son of Wilson Cary and Judith Baker
Marriage* Abner Cary married Mary King Williams
Death*9 September 1875 Abner Cary died on 9 September 1875 at Cumberland Co, KY, at age 77. 

Family

Mary King Williams b. 26 Nov 1809, d. 7 May 1876
Child

Eves Cary

F, #38564, b. 1908, d. 1987
ChartsEddings
Last Edited3 Oct 2018
Birth*1908 Eves Cary was born in 1908. 
Married Name Her married name was Eddings. 
Marriage* She married Luther Eddings, son of Luther Frank Eddings and Mary Tripp
Death*1987 Eves Cary died in 1987. 

Family

Luther Eddings b. 24 Jul 1902
Child

Nancy Thomas Cary

F, #31056, b. 11 January 1852, d. 5 May 1916
FatherAbner Cary b. 26 Jan 1798, d. 9 Sep 1875
MotherMary King Williams b. 26 Nov 1809, d. 7 May 1876
Relationship3rd cousin 5 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsJennings
Last Edited4 Dec 2016
Birth*11 January 1852 Nancy Thomas Cary was born on 11 January 1852 at KY
 She was the daughter of Abner Cary and Mary King Williams
Married Name Her married name was Starr. 
Marriage* Nancy Thomas Cary married Amos R Starr
Death*5 May 1916 Nancy Thomas Cary died on 5 May 1916 at Barren Co, KY, at age 64. 

Family

Amos R Starr b. 11 Sep 1848, d. 24 Jul 1925
Child

Robert Cary

M, #31051, b. 1723, d. 10 March 1782
ChartsJennings
Last Edited4 Dec 2016
Birth*1723 Robert Cary was born in 1723 at King and Queen Co, VAG
Marriage*1764 He married Mary Jennings, daughter of Lieutenant William Jennings and Mary (--?--), in 1764 at VAG
Death*10 March 1782 Robert Cary died on 10 March 1782 at Chesterfield Co, VAG

Family

Mary Jennings b. 1727, d. 1800
Child

Wilson Cary

M, #31052, b. 1770, d. 1822
FatherRobert Cary b. 1723, d. 10 Mar 1782
MotherMary Jennings b. 1727, d. 1800
Relationship1st cousin 7 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsJennings
Last Edited4 Dec 2016
Birth*1770 Wilson Cary was born in 1770 at Chesterfield Co, VAG
 He was the son of Robert Cary and Mary Jennings
Marriage*7 September 1793 Wilson Cary married Judith Baker on 7 September 1793 at Chesterfield Co, VAG
Death*1822 Wilson Cary died in 1822 at Burkesville, Cumberland Co, KY

Family

Judith Baker b. 1774, d. 4 Feb 1843
Child

Ottie Marie Case

F, #36115, b. 8 September 1908, d. 24 June 1995
Last Edited6 Nov 2017
Birth*8 September 1908 Ottie Marie Case was born on 8 September 1908 at KY
Married Name Her married name was Farris. 
Marriage* She married Clarence Wallingford Farris, son of Jasper Thomas Faris and Rachel Fifer Jones
Death*24 June 1995 Ottie Marie Case died on 24 June 1995 at Ludlow, Kenton Co, KY, at age 86. 

Family

Clarence Wallingford Farris b. 17 Aug 1900, d. 27 Apr 1971
Child

Rosalie (Rosie) L Case

F, #25394, b. 1875, d. 29 April 1941
ChartsBlackburn
Eddings
Last Edited23 Nov 2015
Birth*1875 Rosalie (Rosie) L Case was born in 1875 at TX
Married Name1902  As of 1902,her married name was Foster. 
Marriage*1902 She married John Wesley Foster, son of William Thomas Foster and Susan Caroline Blackburn, in 1902 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK
Census*1910 Rosalie (Rosie) L Case and John Wesley Foster appeared on the census of 1910 at Twsp 4, Rogers Co (Indian Territory), OK
Married Namecirca 1920  As of circa 1920,her married name was Fisk. 
Census*12 January 1920 Rosalie (Rosie) L Case appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 at Turlock, Stanislaus Co, CA
Death*29 April 1941 She died on 29 April 1941 at Turlock, Stanislaus Co, CA

Family

John Wesley Foster b. 20 Dec 1857, d. 12 May 1920
Marriage*1902 She married John Wesley Foster, son of William Thomas Foster and Susan Caroline Blackburn, in 1902 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK
Children

John W Casebeer

M, #34985, b. between 1775 and 1776, d. August 1823
Last Edited11 Aug 2017
Birth*between 1775 and 1776 John W Casebeer was born between 1775 and 1776 at Near Little York, Bedford Co, PAG
Marriage*19 June 1817 He married Sarah Smiley, daughter of Robert Smiley and Rhoda Boyd, on 19 June 1817 at Washington Co, PA
Death*August 1823 John W Casebeer died in August 1823 at Tuscarawas Co, OH

Family

Sarah Smiley b. 1777, d. Aug 1823
Child

Sarah Casebeer

F, #34986, b. 1 February 1820, d. 7 January 1858
FatherJohn W Casebeer b. bt 1775 - 1776, d. Aug 1823
MotherSarah Smiley b. 1777, d. Aug 1823
Relationship3rd cousin 5 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited11 Aug 2017
Birth*1 February 1820 Sarah Casebeer was born on 1 February 1820 at Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas Co, OH
 She was the daughter of John W Casebeer and Sarah Smiley
Married Name15 April 1839  As of 15 April 1839,her married name was Snow. 
Marriage*15 April 1839 Sarah Casebeer married Darius Snow on 15 April 1839 at Holmes Co, OH
Death*7 January 1858 Sarah Casebeer died on 7 January 1858 at Coshocton, Coshocton Co, OH, at age 37. 

Family

Darius Snow b. 15 Mar 1788, d. 18 Mar 1856
Child

Elijah (Lige) Cash

M, #2368, b. 30 September 1875, d. 30 June 1944
FatherSamuel Cash b. 2 Jun 1844, d. 12 Mar 1897
MotherMary Elizabeth Maxey b. 7 Sep 1846, d. 12 Apr 1936
ChartsCampbell
Cornelius
Jennings
Manning
Mayflower Descendants
Moffett
Last Edited18 Dec 2016
Birth*30 September 1875 Elijah (Lige) Cash was born on 30 September 1875 at Flora, Clay Co, ILG
 He was the son of Samuel Cash and Mary Elizabeth Maxey
Census*16 June 1880 Elijah (Lige) Cash appeared on the census of 16 June 1880 at Stanford Twp, Clay Co, ILG, living with his parents. 
(Witness) Photocirca 1894 He appeared in a photo circa 1894 at Clay Co, ILG.
(Witness) Census26 June 1900 He appeared on the census of 26 June 1900 in the household of Mary Elizabeth Maxey at Stanford Twp, Clay Co, ILG
Marriage*14 August 1905 Elijah (Lige) Cash married Frances Jane Manning, daughter of Henry Palmer Manning and Mary Frances Jennings, on 14 August 1905 at Flora, Clay Co, ILG, by S.C. Dayton (Police Magistrate); Cert. No. 1770. 
Divorce*16 March 1906 Elijah (Lige) Cash and Frances Jane Manning were divorced on 16 March 1906 at Flora, Clay Co, ILG; Records show that Elijah filed for divorce because Frances Jane had "carnal knowledge with one John R. Blackburn" (her step-father). She, under oath, signed an admission that she had "illegal sex" with John R. Blackburn, before and after she married Elijah. The divorce was granted on Mar 16, 1906. 
Occupation1909 Elijah (Lige) Cash was a farmer in 1909 at Clay Co, ILG
Census12 May 1910 He appeared on the census of 12 May 1910 at Flora, Clay Co, ILG, living with his mother. For the first time he was listed as Lige, rather than Elijah. 
WW1 Draft*12 September 1917 He registered for the draft of WWI on 12 September 1917 in Flora, Clay Co, ILG, Occupation: Farming; Employer: For Self; Height: Medium; Build: Medium; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light Brown.
Census1920 He appeared on the census of 1920 at Stanford Twp, Clay Co, ILG
Death*30 June 1944 He died on 30 June 1944 at East St Louis, St Clair Co, ILG, at age 68 of a prostatic obstruction, cert# 0029295. 
Burial*3 July 1944 He was buried on 3 July 1944 at Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Clay Co, ILG
Probate1944 His estate was probated in 1944 at Clay Co, ILG. Edgar & Sam Cash were the Administrators. His estate, after expenses, totaled $9656.40. He had no will and it was evenly divided between his siblings. As brother Harvey had preceded him, Harvey's children split his share. 

Family

Frances Jane Manning b. 10 Jul 1885, d. 6 Feb 1970
Marriage*14 August 1905 He married Frances Jane Manning, daughter of Henry Palmer Manning and Mary Frances Jennings, on 14 August 1905 at Flora, Clay Co, ILG, by S.C. Dayton (Police Magistrate); Cert. No. 1770. 
Divorce*16 March 1906 Elijah (Lige) Cash and Frances Jane Manning were divorced on 16 March 1906 at Flora, Clay Co, ILG; Records show that Elijah filed for divorce because Frances Jane had "carnal knowledge with one John R. Blackburn" (her step-father). She, under oath, signed an admission that she had "illegal sex" with John R. Blackburn, before and after she married Elijah. The divorce was granted on Mar 16, 1906. 
Child

Henry Francis (Frank) Cash

M, #2371, b. 13 May 1905, d. 13 October 1935
Henry Francis Cash
From his personal photo scrapbook.
FatherElijah (Lige) Cash b. 30 Sep 1875, d. 30 Jun 1944
MotherFrances Jane Manning b. 10 Jul 1885, d. 6 Feb 1970
RelationshipUncle of Ted Earl Cash
ChartsCampbell
Cornelius
Jennings
Manning
Mayflower Descendants
Moffett
Last Edited19 Aug 2018
Birth*13 May 1905 Henry Francis (Frank) Cash was born on 13 May 1905 at Flora, Clay Co, ILG
 He was the son of Elijah (Lige) Cash and Frances Jane Manning
(Witness) Census17 May 1910 Henry Francis (Frank) Cash appeared on the census of 17 May 1910 in the household of Mary Frances Jennings at Walnut Street, Flora, Clay Co, ILG; Her occupation was listed as Washer Woman. 
Census1920 Henry Francis (Frank) Cash appeared on the census of 1920 at Juvenile Detention House, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IAG, as an inmate. 
Residence*between 1929 and 1935 He lived at Edwardsville, Madison Co, IL, between 1929 and 1935. 
Census10 April 1930 He appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 at Southern Illinois Penitentiary, Chester Twp, Randolph Co, IL, listed as a Prisoner. 
Note* According to his brother, David Wilder, Frank flew a plane and had his own car. 
Note13 October 1935 He took his Mom, Frances Manning, and brother David Wilder to visit Frances' mother, Mary Frances Jennings, in Sorento, IL. His girl friend, from Greenville, IL had just broken up with him. On the way home, he stopped to see her. He failed to get her to agree to see him again; went home and put a gun in his mouth and squeezed the trigger twice. The first bullet didn't fire. The second one did. The funeral was held in Edwardsville; he was buried in Sorento, IL. on 13 October 1935. 
Death*13 October 1935  Henry Francis (Frank) Cash died on 13 October 1935 at Edwardsville, Madison Co, IL, at age 30.
Occupation*13 October 1935 He was a general laborer on 13 October 1935 at Edwardsville, Madison Co, IL
Burial*16 October 1935 He was buried on 16 October 1935 at Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento, Bond Co, ILG; Undertaker was B H Weber of Marks-Weber of Edwardsville, IL.
Obituary* From Bond Co Gen Soc - Sunnyside Cemetery book
Cash, Frank; b. 1905; d. 14 Oct 1935; Madison Co, IL
Survived by his mother, Mrs Frances Wilder of Sioux City Iowa, grandmother, Mrs Geo Bentley of Sorento, two brothers and seven half-brothers & sisters. 

Hettie Mae Cash

F, #35770, b. 21 April 1896, d. 5 November 1982
Last Edited7 Sep 2017
Birth*21 April 1896 Hettie Mae Cash was born on 21 April 1896 at Caddo Gap, Montgomery Co, AR
Married Name Her married name was Purser. 
Marriage* She married James Emerson Purser, son of James Monroe Purser and Sarah Jane Sikes
Death*5 November 1982 Hettie Mae Cash died on 5 November 1982 at Brownwood, Brown Co, TX, at age 86. 

Family

James Emerson Purser b. 9 Jan 1891, d. 16 Aug 1957
Child

Howard Taft Cash

M, #2366, b. 4 January 1909, d. 5 April 1968
Howard Cash - About 1936 (?)
FatherJohn R Blackburn b. May 1857, d. bt 1908 - 1910
MotherFrances Jane Manning b. 10 Jul 1885, d. 6 Feb 1970
RelationshipFather of Ted Earl Cash
Verified byDNA testing
MilitaryOther Military
ChartsPedigree Chart of Howard Cash
Blackburn
Campbell
Cornelius
Eddings
Jennings
Manning
Mayflower Descendants
Moffett
Barrington, Marie Elizabeth (Eddins/Firth)
Carver, Marvin LeeRoy (Eddings/Weaver)
Cronk, Scott Warren (Moffett/Hemmings)
Kendall, Donald Franklin (Blackburn/Eddings)
Nichols, Wanda Jean (Eddings/Weaver)
Paradee, Robert Lee (Jennings/Jennings)
Rossell, Helen Margaret (DuBois/Blanchan)
Starner, William Eugene (Blackburn/Waggoner)
Last Edited5 Aug 2018
(Witness) Research-Notes4 January 1909 Howard Cash is the child of John R Blackburn and Frances Jane Manning for the following reason(s):
Howard Cash's father


Howard's birth certificate says that his father is 'Eliga Cash', but I believe that is not correct. Below are the reasons that I have made these changes.

Facts:
1. 30 Oct 1898, Clay Co, IL - Howard's Grandmother Mary Frances Jennings married John R Blackburn. She had previously married Henry Palmer Manning and had two children with him - Howard's mother, Frances Jane Manning and her younger sister Laura. John Blackburn had been married twice before (the first wife died, the second one had divorced him). Frances and her younger sister Laura lived in the household along with 3 children from John's previous marriage.

2. 13 May 1905, Flora, IL - Henry Francis Cash, Howard's older brother, was born. His mother Frances Jane Manning was unmarried at the time.

3. 14 Aug 1905, Flora, IL - Frances Jane Manning (Howard's mother) married Elijah Cash.

4. Fall 1905 - a doctor visits the family because of a problem with Henry Francis - he fills out a birth certificate form, listing Elijah as the father. Illinois did not require birth certificates until 1917.

5. 16 Mar 1906, Flora, IL - A divorce was granted between Frances Manning Cash and Elijah Cash. Elijah filed for divorce on the grounds that Frances had "carnal knowledge" with John R Blackburn. Frances, under oath, signed an admission that she had "illegal sex" with one John R Blackburn, before and after she married Elijah.

6. 04 Jan 1909, Flora, IL - Howard Taft Cash is born.

7. 17 May 1910, Flora, IL - census records show a family consisting of Mary Frances (Jennings) Blackburn, Frances Jane (Manning) Cash, Howard Taft Cash, and his older brother Henry Francis Cash. Mary Frances was listed as a widow. [Apparently John died between 1906 and 1910 - no death record or burial location has ever been found]

8. 13 Apr 1911, Flora, IL - Mary Frances marries her third husband (George Bentley), and Frances Jane marries her second husband, Charles (Creed) Wilder.

9. 1940, Los Angeles, CA - Howard was living in Los Angeles and had applied for a job with Lockheed Aircraft; they required a birth certificate. One was filled out by his mother, Frances, and filed with Clay Co, IL on 28 May 1941 showing his father to be "Eliga Cash". Eliga's occupation was listed as working for the railroad.

10. Elijah never remarried and when he died his estate was divided between his siblings.

11. Jun 1998, Flora, IL - In talking with relatives of Elijah, they were surprised that he had any descendants. They recalled a story when someone approached Elijah one day and said "you are my father". Elijah was taken back and reportedly said "get the hell out of here. I have no children".

12. In speaking with Howard's last living sibling, my Aunt Mae, I asked her if she knew anything about John R Blackburn. She replied "Mama [meaning Frances Jane Manning] always said 'he was an evil man'".


Thoughts and opinions: Howard's father is most likely John R Blackburn, not Elijah Cash.
1. John R Blackburn - From court records we know that John R Blackburn had access and opportunity to father children with Frances Jane Manning. The 1900 census lists him as a "Saw Miller" so I'm guessing that he was a strong man, and not one that would leave his home after the affair with his step-daughter was disclosed. Therefore, he likely still had access and opportunity. The only real question in my mind is "when did he die?” He is in a photo taken probably during the Summer of 1908 and according to the 1910 census he was dead. John's first wife, Sarah Boyd was only 17 (he was 26) when they married. His second wife, Laura Haynes, was only 18 (he was 34) when they married. John's third wife, my great grandmother Mary Frances Jennings, was 42 (he was 41) when they married. Frances Jane Manning was 19 and 23 when Henry and Howard were born. It would appear that John preferred younger women.

2. Elijah Cash - Elijah was apparently displeased enough with the "situation" that he filed for divorce. The 1900 census shows him living in Flora with his mother, and his occupation was listed as "farm laborer", not a railroad employee. Later in life he seemed quite vocal, at least from the story told, that he had no children. I can not imagine that he and Frances would have gotten together almost two years after their divorce to conceive a child. His name on the birth certificate took place 30+ years after the birth and he was likely never aware of the document.

3. Frances Jane Manning - To save embarrassment, she would be more likely to put Elijah's name on the birth certificate than to explain what really happened. She took the truth with her to the grave. Her comment about John Blackburn being 'an evil man' says a lot.

4. Ted Cash - I, the author, was horrified when I first learned through divorce records what had happened. I could not imagine my grandmother doing such a thing. But, I reasoned, or rationalized, that she was much weaker than John, and that it was more likely that John was the aggressor than my grandmother. If I had a choice I would rather go with the character of Elijah as my grandfather than that of John, but my conscience says that would not be correct.

5. DNA Testing - In October 2016 I (and later my brother) submitted our DNA to AncestryDNA.com for testing. So far [as of 10 Feb 2017] I have found 115 cousins that match our DNA on the Blackburn / Eddings / Weaver line and 0 on the Cash line.

6. Conclusion - John R Blackburn is the father of Howard Taft Cash.
 
(Witness) Proof-Notes4 January 1909 Howard Cash is the child of John R Blackburn and Frances Jane Manning for the following reason(s):
Howard Cash's father


Howard's birth certificate says that his father is 'Eliga Cash', but I believe that is not correct. Below are the reasons that I have made these changes.

Facts:
1. 30 Oct 1898, Clay Co, IL - Howard's Grandmother Mary Frances Jennings married John R Blackburn. She had previously married Henry Palmer Manning and had two children with him - Howard's mother, Frances Jane Manning and her younger sister Laura. John Blackburn had been married twice before (the first wife died, the second one had divorced him). Frances and her younger sister Laura lived in the household along with 3 children from John's previous marriage.

2. 13 May 1905, Flora, IL - Henry Francis Cash, Howard's older brother, was born. His mother Frances Jane Manning was unmarried at the time.

3. 14 Aug 1905, Flora, IL - Frances Jane Manning (Howard's mother) married Elijah Cash.

4. Fall 1905 - a doctor visits the family because of a problem with Henry Francis - he fills out a birth certificate form, listing Elijah as the father. Illinois did not require birth certificates until 1917.

5. 16 Mar 1906, Flora, IL - A divorce was granted between Frances Manning Cash and Elijah Cash. Elijah filed for divorce on the grounds that Frances had "carnal knowledge" with John R Blackburn. Frances, under oath, signed an admission that she had "illegal sex" with one John R Blackburn, before and after she married Elijah.

6. 04 Jan 1909, Flora, IL - Howard Taft Cash is born.

7. 17 May 1910, Flora, IL - census records show a family consisting of Mary Frances (Jennings) Blackburn, Frances Jane (Manning) Cash, Howard Taft Cash, and his older brother Henry Francis Cash. Mary Frances was listed as a widow. [Apparently John died between 1906 and 1910 - no death record or burial location has ever been found]

8. 13 Apr 1911, Flora, IL - Mary Frances marries her third husband (George Bentley), and Frances Jane marries her second husband, Charles (Creed) Wilder.

9. 1940, Los Angeles, CA - Howard was living in Los Angeles and had applied for a job with Lockheed Aircraft; they required a birth certificate. One was filled out by his mother, Frances, and filed with Clay Co, IL on 28 May 1941 showing his father to be "Eliga Cash". Eliga's occupation was listed as working for the railroad.

10. Elijah never remarried and when he died his estate was divided between his siblings.

11. Jun 1998, Flora, IL - In talking with relatives of Elijah, they were surprised that he had any descendants. They recalled a story when someone approached Elijah one day and said "you are my father". Elijah was taken back and reportedly said "get the hell out of here. I have no children".

12. In speaking with Howard's last living sibling, my Aunt Mae, I asked her if she knew anything about John R Blackburn. She replied "Mama [meaning Frances Jane Manning] always said 'he was an evil man'".


Thoughts and opinions: Howard's father is most likely John R Blackburn, not Elijah Cash.
1. John R Blackburn - From court records we know that John R Blackburn had access and opportunity to father children with Frances Jane Manning. The 1900 census lists him as a "Saw Miller" so I'm guessing that he was a strong man, and not one that would leave his home after the affair with his step-daughter was disclosed. Therefore, he likely still had access and opportunity. The only real question in my mind is "when did he die?” He is in a photo taken probably during the Summer of 1908 and according to the 1910 census he was dead. John's first wife, Sarah Boyd was only 17 (he was 26) when they married. His second wife, Laura Haynes, was only 18 (he was 34) when they married. John's third wife, my great grandmother Mary Frances Jennings, was 42 (he was 41) when they married. Frances Jane Manning was 19 and 23 when Henry and Howard were born. It would appear that John preferred younger women.

2. Elijah Cash - Elijah was apparently displeased enough with the "situation" that he filed for divorce. The 1900 census shows him living in Flora with his mother, and his occupation was listed as "farm laborer", not a railroad employee. Later in life he seemed quite vocal, at least from the story told, that he had no children. I can not imagine that he and Frances would have gotten together almost two years after their divorce to conceive a child. His name on the birth certificate took place 30+ years after the birth and he was likely never aware of the document.

3. Frances Jane Manning - To save embarrassment, she would be more likely to put Elijah's name on the birth certificate than to explain what really happened. She took the truth with her to the grave. Her comment about John Blackburn being 'an evil man' says a lot.

4. Ted Cash - I, the author, was horrified when I first learned through divorce records what had happened. I could not imagine my grandmother doing such a thing. But, I reasoned, or rationalized, that she was much weaker than John, and that it was more likely that John was the aggressor than my grandmother. If I had a choice I would rather go with the character of Elijah as my grandfather than that of John, but my conscience says that would not be correct.

5. DNA Testing - In October 2016 I (and later my brother) submitted our DNA to AncestryDNA.com for testing. So far [as of 10 Feb 2017] I have found 115 cousins that match our DNA on the Blackburn / Eddings / Weaver line and 0 on the Cash line.

6. Conclusion - John R Blackburn is the father of Howard Taft Cash.
 
Birth*4 January 1909 Howard Taft Cash was born on 4 January 1909 at Flora, Clay Co, ILG.
 He was the son of John R Blackburn and Frances Jane Manning
(Witness) Census17 May 1910 Howard Taft Cash appeared on the census of 17 May 1910 in the household of Mary Frances Jennings at Walnut Street, Flora, Clay Co, ILG; Her occupation was listed as Washer Woman. 
Noteafter 1911 He never knew his natural father, as his mother remarried when he was about 2. He grew up with his mother and stepfather, who by all reports mistreated all of the children. 
(Witness) Census23 January 1920 Howard Taft Cash appeared on the census of 23 January 1920 in the household of Charles (Creed) Wilder and Frances Jane Manning at 1508 9th Ave, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IAG
Graduation*June 1925 Howard Taft Cash graduated from the 8th grade in June 1925 from rural school, Vermillion, Clay Co, SDG
Census*27 April 1930 He appeared on the census of 27 April 1930 at Bethel Twp, Clay Co, SDG, listed as "Howard Case", Lodger, age 21, Single, Male, born Iowa, Iowa, Iowa (he didn't know), the farm of Magnus Johnson from Denmark. Clay Co is only a short distance from Sioux City. 
Notebetween 1932 and 1937 He joined the US Army on 2 Dec 1932 to keep from starving. The Great Depression had started in 1929. He served one 3 year term and re-enlisted for another 3 year term, all at Ft Crook, NE (now Offett Air base outside of Omaha, NE). On 29 May 1937 he applied to get out of the Army early and his honorable discharge was effective on 7 Jun 1937; signed by Col. C R Abraham. While in the Army he made $30 per month. 
Military*between 2 December 1932 and 29 May 1937 He was in the US Army at Ft Crook, NE (now Offett Air base outside of Omaha, NE) from 2 Dec 1932 to 29 May 1937. 
Residence*1 April 1935 He lived at Omaha, Douglas Co, NE, on 1 April 1935. 
Photo*circa October 1935 He appeared in a photo circa October 1935 at Sorento, Bond Co, ILG.
Photo*22 September 1936 He and Daisy Wuanita Wilder appeared in a photo on 22 September 1936.
Marriage*22 September 1936 Howard Taft Cash married Lillian Mortensen, daughter of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen, on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IAG.
Notefrom June 1937 to September 1940 Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived in Stevens, SD with Rasmus Mortensen from June 1937 to April 1938. During this time he harvested grain during Jul and Aug of 1937 for C G Dralle in Seward, Kansas ($4/day); from August 1 to Oct 10 of 1937 he worked for Victor Johnson in Ortonville, MN ($16.75/wk). He quit this job and returned to Stevens because his wife had become sick. From April 1, 1938 to Feb 1940 they lived in an old garage belonging to Pete and Marie Lynott at 902 Rock St., Sioux City, IA. To earn money, he raised chickens, raised and sold vegetables from their garden; she returned to work at Baker's. From 13 Sep 1939 to 5 Sep 1940 he worked for the WPA in Sioux City, IA as a laborer ($52/mo). From Feb 1940 to Sep 1940 they lived in a house at 2128 Dewey St, Sioux City, IA, which they bought for $400 (borrowed $350 against his life insurance policy). 
Photobetween 1939 and 1940 Howard Taft Cash appeared in a photo between 1939 and 1940 at Sorento, Bond Co, ILG.
Census*20 April 1940 He and Lillian Mortensen appeared on the census of 20 April 1940 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IAG, 2128 Dewey Street. 
Notefrom September 1940 to June 1945 Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen moved to Los Angeles, CA, arriving on 9 Sep 1940, where he worked for American Awning Co, Santa Monica, CA ($20/wk). They lived at 3370 Silver Lake Blvd until May 1942, then moved to 2645 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, CA. On 8 May 1941 he applied for a job with Lockheed Aircraft, and soon after started working for them as a riveter, building planes during WW II. 
WW2 Draft*16 October 1940 Howard Taft Cash registered for the draft of WW2 on 16 October 1940 in 3370 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CAG.
Residence*26 January 1942 He and Lillian Mortensen lived at 3370 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CAG, on 26 January 1942. 
Proof-Notes*26 January 1942 Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen are the parents of Ted Cash because of the following reason(s): Birth records in Los Angeles, CA and personal knowledge of the author, Ted Cash. 
ResidenceMay 1942 Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived at 2645 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CAG, in May 1942. 
(Witness) Photo Howard Taft Cash appeared in a photo at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SDG.
Note*from June 1945 to April 1952 In Jun 1945, with WWII nearly over, Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen decided to move back to Iowa and go farming. They stayed with Pete and Marie Lynott in Sioux City for a few months. In Nov 1945 they moved in with Earl and Vera Mortensen on their farm near Anthon, IA. On 3 Dec 1945 they bought a farm and applied for a loan from the Federal Land Bank. The farm was 120 acres located in Section 25 of Kedron Twsp, Woodbury Co, IA. On 1 Mar 1946 they moved to that farm and stayed there until 1 Mar 1952. They sold the farm, sold most of their belonging at a farm auction, packed their remaining belonging into a trailer which they towed behind them to Los Angeles. (He drove the entire distance himself, with only a few hours rest, arriving 2 or 3 days later -- this was before interstates.) After arriving in LA, they stayed with his sister and family, May and Elmer Brown at 2400 Elm Grove St, Los Angeles, CA, then they found a rental house and moved to 2949 Partridge, Los Angeles, CA for about three weeks. During this time he worked for Lockheed Aircraft, again as a riveter. Too many changes had happened in California since 1945 and they were not happy there, so they packed up their belonging in a trailer and moved back to Iowa, again driving non-stop. They arrived back in Sioux City exactly 5 weeks after they had left, and only hours before the bridge into Sioux City from Nebraska was closed because of flooding. (I remember arriving late at night, and seeing nothing but water on both sides of the road when lightning would flash).
SSNbefore 1951 His Social Security Number was 478-18-2485; issued before 1951 at IAG
Note*from April 1952 to March 1960 Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived briefly with Pete & Marie Lynott, and then moved to a second story apartment at 1922 W 5th St, Sioux City, IA. During this period, he worked for Swift & Co as a laborer, and she worked for Aalfs-Baker Mfg Co, 1007 Fourth St, Sioux City as a seamstress. On 17 Feb 1953 they purchased their 2nd farm (120 acres) located in Sections 6 & 7, Grant Twsp, Woodbury Co, IA (between Anthon and Climbing Hill, IA). They lived on this farm until 1 Mar 1960. During bad crop years, he worked for Swift & Co, and she worked for Hovland Mfg Co, both in Sioux City to supplement their income.
Notefrom March 1960 to March 1963 Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen moved to Sioux City and lived at 133 So. Fawcett Street until March 1963. He worked for the city of Sioux City in the Street Maintenance Department during their stay. On 8 Sep 1962 they bought a farm near Miller, MO. 
Residence1 March 1960 Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived at 133 Fawcett St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IAG, on 1 March 1960. 
Photo*circa 1962 Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1962.
Photocirca 1962 Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1962 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IAG.
Notefrom March 1963 to March 1967 Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen moved to the farm near Miller, MO, but did not farm it. It was located on the famous "Route 66", but traffic soon disappeared when Interstate 44 was completed. On 3 Nov 1966 they sold the farm, and on 14 Nov 1966 they purchased a house at 620 N. West Ave, Springfield, MO. 
Residence5 April 1968 Howard Taft Cash lived at 620 N West Ave, Springfield, Greene Co, MOG, prior to his death. 
Obituary*5 April 1968 Howard Taft Cash, 59, of 620 North West Avenue, died at 2:15 am today in Burge-Protestant Hospital after a lingering illness. A retiree farmer, Mr Cash has been a resident of Springfield for the past five years. He is survived by his wife, Lillian; two sons, Howard F, Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ted E, Taylors, SC; his mother, Mrs Frances J Wilder, Los Angeles, Calif; two brothers, Charles A, Los Angeles, and David N Wilder, Chehalis, Wash; four sisters, Mrs Daisy Baldwin, Springfield, Mrs Ruth Rohr, Sioux City, Iowa, Mrs Beulah Micnheimer, and Mrs May Brown, both of Los Angeles; and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Greenlawn. 
Death*5 April 1968 He died on 5 April 1968 at Burge Hospital, Springfield, Greene Co, MOG, at age 59 from Reticulum Cell Sarcoma.
Burial*8 April 1968 He was buried on 8 April 1968 at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MOG
Tombstone A photo of his tombstone was taken at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MOG.

Family

Lillian Mortensen b. 21 Jul 1912, d. 10 Apr 1981
Marriage*22 September 1936 He married Lillian Mortensen, daughter of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen, on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IAG.

Kurt Christopher Cash

M, #4403, b. 23 March 1967, d. 26 March 1967
MotherSheila Ann Huffman b. 7 Jul 1943, d. 24 Nov 2013
RelationshipNephew of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited26 May 2000
Birth*23 March 1967 Kurt Christopher Cash was born on 23 March 1967 at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, COG
 He was the son of Sheila Ann Huffman
Baptism Kurt Christopher Cash was baptized at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, COG, by a Catholic Priest. 
Death*26 March 1967 He died on 26 March 1967 at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, COG, from under developed lungs. 
Burial* He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, COG
NoSSN*May 2000 No record of his Social Security Number was found in May 2000; Not Possible. 

May Florence Cash

F, #33243, b. November 1868, d. 16 November 1905
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Last Edited10 May 2017
Birth*November 1868 May Florence Cash was born in November 1868 at Caldwell Co, KY
Married Name11 January 1893  As of 11 January 1893,her married name was Arnold. 
Marriage*11 January 1893 She married Thomas Jefferson Arnold, son of Thomas Madison Arnold and Rebecca Permin McGrew, on 11 January 1893 at Lyon Co, KY
Death*16 November 1905 May Florence Cash died on 16 November 1905 at Lyon Co, KY

Family

Thomas Jefferson Arnold b. Oct 1854, d. 5 Oct 1948
Child

Samuel Cash

M, #2370, b. 2 June 1844, d. 12 March 1897
MilitaryAmerican Civil War
American Civil WarAmerican Civil War
Last Edited4 Aug 2018
Birth*2 June 1844 Samuel Cash was born on 2 June 1844 at Jackson Twp, Pike Co, OHG
Military*from 12 August 1862 to 8 July 1865 He was in the Union Army during American Civil War as a volunteer from Illinois in Company A, 98th regiment, commanded by Capt Preston Turner. His service started on 12 Aug 1862 and ended on 8 Jul 1865 in Springfield, IL. He held the rank of Private. On or about 12 Jun 1863, while in the service and in the line of his duty at Woodbury, in the State of Tennessee, he was wounded in his left side, when a horse fell on him. As a result of this injury, he was partially disabled and applied for Invalid Pension on Jan 17, 1878 (App No 248,332; Cert No 165,580). On Mar 1880 he started receiving $8.00 per month. Upon his death, his wife applied for a widow's Pension on 19 Apr 1897 (App No 652,786; Cert No 462,578).. 
Marriage License10 December 1871 He and Mary Elizabeth Maxey obtained a marriage license on 10 December 1871 at Clay Co, ILG
Marriage*11 December 1871 Samuel Cash married Mary Elizabeth Maxey on 11 December 1871 at Clay Co, ILG
Census*16 June 1880 Samuel Cash appeared on the census of 16 June 1880 at Stanford Twp, Clay Co, ILG, working as a laborer. 
Photo*circa 1894 He and Mary Elizabeth Maxey appeared in a photo circa 1894 at Clay Co, ILG.
Death*12 March 1897 Samuel Cash died on 12 March 1897 at Flora, Clay Co, ILG, at age 52 of chronic brights disease. 
Burial* He was buried at Jenkins Cemetery, Flora, Clay Co, ILG

Family

Mary Elizabeth Maxey b. 7 Sep 1846, d. 12 Apr 1936
Marriage License10 December 1871 He and Mary Elizabeth Maxey obtained a marriage license on 10 December 1871 at Clay Co, ILG
Marriage*11 December 1871 Samuel Cash married Mary Elizabeth Maxey on 11 December 1871 at Clay Co, ILG
Child

Catherine Jane Cashen

F, #38285, b. 13 October 1877, d. 1 June 1910
Last Edited22 Aug 2018
Birth*13 October 1877 Catherine Jane Cashen was born on 13 October 1877 at Monticello, Jones Co, IA
Married Name10 January 1900  As of 10 January 1900,her married name was Hale. 
Marriage*10 January 1900 She married Edgar Emins Hale, son of Henry Bishop Hale and Amanda Catherine Buzzard, on 10 January 1900 at McCook Co, NE
Death*1 June 1910 Catherine Jane Cashen died on 1 June 1910 at Lyons, Burt Co, NE, at age 32. 

Family

Edgar Emins Hale b. 1 Apr 1875, d. 22 Nov 1968
Child

Kathleen Casner

F, #33025, b. 9 June 1927, d. March 1993
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Last Edited6 May 2017
Birth*9 June 1927 Kathleen Casner was born on 9 June 1927 at Jefferson Co, IL
Married Name Her married name was Corrie. 
Marriage* She married Harold Wesley Corrie, son of John Wesley Corrie and Blanche C Phillips
Death*March 1993 Kathleen Casner died in March 1993 at Marion Co, ILG, at age 65. 

Family

Harold Wesley Corrie b. 16 Sep 1927, d. 23 Nov 2002

Barnabus Casterline

M, #34702, b. 6 August 1880, d. 7 November 1943
FatherJames D Casterline b. 27 Apr 1840, d. 22 May 1888
MotherEmeline M Cordell b. 1849, d. 15 Apr 1890
Relationship6th cousin 2 times removed of Ted Earl Cash
Last Edited17 Jun 2017
Birth*6 August 1880 Barnabus Casterline was born on 6 August 1880 at Scott Co, MN
 He was the son of James D Casterline and Emeline M Cordell
Marriage*28 June 1897 Barnabus Casterline married Sarah Lucinda Palmer on 28 June 1897 at Eugene, Lane Co, OR
Death*7 November 1943 Barnabus Casterline died on 7 November 1943 at Aransas Pass, San Patricio Co, TX, at age 63. 

Family

Sarah Lucinda Palmer b. 3 May 1870, d. 20 Jun 1943
Child

Barnabus J Casterline

M, #34699, b. 27 January 1799, d. 6 December 1882
Last Edited17 Jun 2017
Birth*27 January 1799 Barnabus J Casterline was born on 27 January 1799 at NY
Marriage*1835 He married Moriah Elizabeth DuBois, daughter of Conrad DuBois and Sally White, in 1835 at NY
Death*6 December 1882 Barnabus J Casterline died on 6 December 1882 at Lake Stay Twp, Lincoln Co, MN, at age 83. 

Family

Moriah Elizabeth DuBois b. 3 Nov 1806, d. 1880
Child