Charles Samuel (Sam) Carver Sr

M, #30486, b. 5 June 1939, d. 5 May 1985
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
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*Charles Samuel (Sam) Carver Sr was born on 5 June 1939 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, United StatesB,G
Marriage*Marriage: Charles Samuel (Sam) Carver Sr married Leona Elizabeth Fry on 6 June 1957. 
Death*Death: Charles Samuel (Sam) Carver Sr died on 5 May 1985 at Marsing, Owyhee Co, ID, United StatesB,G, at age 45. 

Family

Leona Elizabeth Fry b. 15 Feb 1942, d. 10 Jul 2011

David Earl Carver

M, #30488, b. 20 September 1944, d. 1946
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
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*David Earl Carver was born on 20 September 1944 at Stoutland, Camden Co, MO, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: David Earl Carver died in 1946 at Stoutland, Camden Co, MO, United StatesB,G

Dorothy Burrellene Carver

F, #30476, b. 21 March 1931, d. 20 January 2007
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
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*Dorothy Burrellene Carver was born on 21 March 1931 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: Dorothy Burrellene Carver died on 20 January 2007 at Caldwell, Canyon Co, ID, United StatesB,G, at age 75. 

Florence Josephine (Tipp) Carver

F, #30477, b. 18 August 1933, d. 30 October 2006
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
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*Florence Josephine (Tipp) Carver was born on 18 August 1933 at St Peters, St Charles Co, MO, United StatesB,G
Married Name Her married name was Robinson. 
Marriage*Marriage: Florence Josephine (Tipp) Carver married (?) Robinson
Death*Death: Florence Josephine (Tipp) Carver died on 30 October 2006 at Caldwell, Canyon Co, ID, United StatesB,G, at age 73. 

Family

(?) Robinson
Children

George Milo Carver

M, #30462, b. 24 June 1875, d. 22 September 1957
ChartsCarver, Marvin LeeRoy (Eddings/Weaver)
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*George Milo Carver was born on 24 June 1875 at Plano, Kendall Co, IL, United StatesB,G
Marriage*Marriage: George Milo Carver married Mary Almira Jane Ramsey, daughter of Charles Samuel Ramsey and Nancy Jane Lee, on 1 September 1898 at Monteer, Shannon Co, MO, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: George Milo Carver died on 22 September 1957 at Boise, Ada Co, ID, United StatesB,G, 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
ChartsCarver, Marvin LeeRoy (Eddings/Weaver)
Last Edited9 Feb 2018
Name Variation Marvin LeeRoy Carver was also known as ** M.C. (lashawnda12) ** Carver. 
Birth*He was born on 12 March 1943 at Nampa, Canyon Co, ID, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: Marvin LeeRoy Carver died on 20 April 2016 at Boise, Ada Co, ID, United StatesB,G, 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
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*Mildred Arlene Carver was born on 15 February 1929 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, United StatesB,G
Married Name As of 6 May 1946, her married name was Archer. 
Marriage*Marriage: Mildred Arlene Carver married Leo Alfred Archer on 6 May 1946 at Laclede, Linn Co, MO, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: Mildred Arlene Carver died on 4 November 2000 at Stoutland, Camden Co, MO, United StatesB,G, 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
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*Minnie Mae Irene Carver was born on 4 February 1927. 
Married Name As of 10 August 1943, her married name was Craig. 
Marriage*Marriage: Minnie Mae Irene Carver married Benjamin Franklin Craig on 10 August 1943 at Yakima Co, WA, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: Minnie Mae Irene Carver died on 17 September 2004 at Caldwell, Canyon Co, ID, United StatesB,G, 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
Last Edited24 Nov 2016
Birth*Olliver Lee Carver was born on 2 September 1937 at Kansas City, Jackson Co, MO, United StatesB,G
Marriage*Marriage: Olliver Lee Carver married Kimmie Lee Lake in 1960 at Boise, Ada Co, ID, United StatesB,G
Marriage*Marriage: Olliver Lee Carver married Nancy Kay Sternberg on 3 April 1964 at Winnemucca, Humboldt Co, NV, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: Olliver Lee Carver died on 21 May 2005 at Ontario, Malheur Co, OR, United StatesB,G, 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
Last Edited4 Dec 2016
Birth*Abner Cary was born on 26 January 1798 at Chesterfield Co, VA, United StatesB,G
Marriage*Marriage: Abner Cary married Mary King Williams
Death*Death: Abner Cary died on 9 September 1875 at Cumberland Co, KY, United StatesB,G, at age 77. 

Family

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

Eves Cary

F, #38564, b. 1908, d. 1987
Last Edited3 Oct 2018
Birth*Eves Cary was born in 1908. 
Married Name Her married name was Eddings. 
Marriage*Marriage: Eves Cary married Luther Eddings, son of Luther Frank Eddings and Mary Tripp
Death*Death: 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
Last Edited4 Dec 2016
Birth*Nancy Thomas Cary was born on 11 January 1852 at KY, United StatesB,G
Married Name Her married name was Starr. 
Marriage*Marriage: Nancy Thomas Cary married Amos R Starr
Death*Death: Nancy Thomas Cary died on 5 May 1916 at Barren Co, KY, United StatesB,G, 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
Born inBritish Colonial America
Last Edited15 Jun 2019
Birth*Robert Cary was born in 1723 at King and Queen Co, VA, British Colonial AmericaB,G
Marriage*Marriage: Robert Cary married Mary Jennings, daughter of Lieutenant William Jennings and Mary (--?--), in 1764 at VA, British Colonial AmericaB,G
Death*Death: Robert Cary died on 10 March 1782 at Chesterfield Co, VA, United StatesB,G

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
Born inBritish Colonial America
Last Edited25 Jun 2019
Birth*Wilson Cary was born in 1770 at Chesterfield Co, VA, British Colonial AmericaB,G
Marriage*Marriage: Wilson Cary married Judith Baker on 7 September 1793 at Chesterfield Co, VA, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: Wilson Cary died in 1822 at Burkesville, Cumberland Co, KY, United StatesB,G

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*Ottie Marie Case was born on 8 September 1908 at KY, United StatesB,G
Married Name Her married name was Farris. 
Marriage*Marriage: Ottie Marie Case married Clarence Wallingford Farris, son of Jasper Thomas Faris Sr and Rachel Fifer Jones
Death*Death: Ottie Marie Case died on 24 June 1995 at Ludlow, Kenton Co, KY, United StatesB,G, 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
Last Edited23 Nov 2015
Birth*Rosalie (Rosie) L Case was born in 1875 at TX, United StatesB,G
Married Name As of 1902, her married name was Foster. 
Marriage*Marriage: Rosalie (Rosie) L Case married John Wesley Foster, son of William Thomas Foster and Susan Caroline Blackburn, in 1902 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK, United StatesB,G
Census*Census: Rosalie (Rosie) L Case and John Wesley Foster appeared on the census of 1910 at Twsp 4, Indian Territory (Rogers Co), OK, United StatesB,G
Married Name As of circa 1920, her married name was Fisk. 
Census*Census: Rosalie (Rosie) L Case appeared on the census of 12 January 1920 at Turlock, Stanislaus Co, CA, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: Rosalie (Rosie) L Case died on 29 April 1941 at Turlock, Stanislaus Co, CA, United StatesB,G

Family

John Wesley Foster b. 20 Dec 1857, d. 12 May 1920
Marriage*Marriage: Rosalie (Rosie) L Case married John Wesley Foster, son of William Thomas Foster and Susan Caroline Blackburn, in 1902 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK, United StatesB,G
Children

John W Casebeer

M, #34985, b. between 1775 and 1776, d. August 1823
Born inBritish Colonial America
Last Edited27 Jun 2019
Birth*John W Casebeer was born between 1775 and 1776 at Near Little York, Bedford Co, PA, British Colonial AmericaB,G
Marriage*Marriage: John W Casebeer married Sarah Smiley, daughter of Robert Smiley and Rhoda Boyd, on 19 June 1817 at Washington Co, PA, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: John W Casebeer died in August 1823 at Tuscarawas Co, OH, United StatesB,G

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*Sarah Casebeer was born on 1 February 1820 at Tuscarawas, Tuscarawas Co, OH, United StatesB,G
Married Name As of 15 April 1839, her married name was Snow. 
Marriage*Marriage: Sarah Casebeer married Darius Snow on 15 April 1839 at Holmes Co, OH, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: Sarah Casebeer died on 7 January 1858 at Coshocton, Coshocton Co, OH, United StatesB,G, 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
Last Edited18 Dec 2016
Birth*Elijah (Lige) Cash was born on 30 September 1875 at Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G
Census*Census: Elijah (Lige) Cash appeared on the census of 16 June 1880 at Songer Twsp, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G, living with his parents. 
(Witness) PhotoHe appeared in a photo circa 1894 at Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G.
(Witness) CensusCensus: Elijah (Lige) Cash appeared on the census of 26 June 1900 in the household of Mary Elizabeth Maxey at Songer Twsp, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G
Marriage*Marriage: Elijah (Lige) Cash married Frances Jane Manning, daughter of Henry Palmer Manning and Mary Frances Jennings, on 14 August 1905 at Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G, by S.C. Dayton (Police Magistrate); Cert. No. 1770. 
Divorce*Divorce: Elijah (Lige) Cash and Frances Jane Manning were divorced on 16 March 1906 at Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G; 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. 
OccupationOccupation: Elijah (Lige) Cash was a farmer in 1909 at Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G
CensusCensus: Elijah (Lige) Cash appeared on the census of 12 May 1910 at Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G, living with his mother. For the first time he was listed as Lige, rather than Elijah. 
WW1 Draft*WWI Draft: Elijah (Lige) Cash registered for the draft of WWI on 12 September 1917 in Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G, Occupation: Farming; Employer: For Self; Height: Medium; Build: Medium; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Light Brown.
CensusCensus: Elijah (Lige) Cash appeared on the census of 1920 at Songer Twsp, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G
Death*Death: Elijah (Lige) Cash died on 30 June 1944 at East St Louis, St Clair Co, IL, United StatesB,G, at age 68 of a prostatic obstruction, cert# 0029295. 
Burial*Burial: Elijah (Lige) Cash was buried on 3 July 1944 at Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G
ProbateHis estate was probated in 1944 at Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G. 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*Marriage: Elijah (Lige) Cash married Frances Jane Manning, daughter of Henry Palmer Manning and Mary Frances Jennings, on 14 August 1905 at Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G, by S.C. Dayton (Police Magistrate); Cert. No. 1770. 
Divorce*Divorce: Elijah (Lige) Cash and Frances Jane Manning were divorced on 16 March 1906 at Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G; 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
MilitaryOther Military
Last Edited29 May 2022
Birth*Henry Francis (Frank) Cash was born on 13 May 1905 at Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G
(Witness) CensusCensus: 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, IL, United StatesB,G; Her occupation was listed as Washer Woman. 
CensusCensus: Henry Francis (Frank) Cash appeared on the census of 1920 at Juvenile Detention House, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA, United StatesB,G, as an inmate. 
Military*Military: Henry Francis (Frank) Cash was in the US Army 12th Air Ship Co, Scott Field, Belleville, IL.
Residence*Residence: Henry Francis (Frank) Cash lived at Edwardsville, Madison Co, IL, United StatesB,G, between 1929 and 1935. 
CensusCensus: Henry Francis (Frank) Cash appeared on the census of 10 April 1930 at Southern Illinois Penitentiary, Chester Twsp, Randolph Co, IL, United StatesB,G, listed as a Prisoner. 
Note*According to his brother, David Wilder, Frank flew a plane and had his own car. 
NoteHe 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* Henry Francis (Frank) Cash died on 13 October 1935 at Edwardsville, Madison Co, IL, United StatesB,G, at age 30.
Occupation*Occupation: Henry Francis (Frank) Cash was a general laborer on 13 October 1935 at Edwardsville, Madison Co, IL, United StatesB,G
Burial*Burial: Henry Francis (Frank) Cash was buried on 16 October 1935 at Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento, Bond Co, IL, United StatesB,G; Undertaker was B H Weber of Marks-Weber of Edwardsville, IL.
Obituary*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*Hettie Mae Cash was born on 21 April 1896 at Caddo Gap, Montgomery Co, AR, United StatesB,G
Married Name Her married name was Purser. 
Marriage*Marriage: Hettie Mae Cash married James Emerson Purser, son of James Monroe Purser and Sarah Jane Sikes
Death*Death: Hettie Mae Cash died on 5 November 1982 at Brownwood, Brown Co, TX, United StatesB,G, 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
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/Blackburn)
Last Edited2 Apr 2022
Birth*Howard Taft Cash was born on 4 January 1909 at Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G.
Proof-Notes*Parents: Howard's birth certificate says that his parents are 'Eliga Cash' and Frances Jane Manning, but I believe that his father was John R Blackburn for the following reasons:

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, he had divorced the second one). 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 cannot 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 13 Apr 2019] I have found 924 cousins that match our DNA; 625 are Blackburn cousins; 0 are Cash cousins.

6. Conclusion - John R Blackburn is the father of Howard Taft Cash.
 
(Witness) CensusCensus: Howard Taft Cash appeared on the census of 17 May 1910 in the household of Mary Frances Jennings at Walnut Street, Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G; Her occupation was listed as Washer Woman. 
(Witness) CensusCensus: 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, IA, United StatesB,G
Graduation*Education: Howard Taft Cash graduated from the 8th grade in June 1925 from rural school, Vermillion, Clay Co, SD, United StatesB,G
Census*Census: Howard Taft Cash appeared on the census of 27 April 1930 at Bethel Twsp, Clay Co, SD, United StatesB,G, 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. 
Military*Military: Howard Taft Cash was in the US Army at Ft Crook, NE (now Offutt Air Force Base outside of Omaha, NE) from 2 Dec 1932 to 29 May 1937. He joined the US Army to keep from starving. The Great Depression had started in 1929. He served one 3 year term and re-enlisted for a second 3 year term. 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.. 
Photo*He and Daisy Wuanita Wilder appeared in a photo on 22 September 1936.
Marriage*Marriage: Howard Taft Cash married Lillian Mortensen, daughter of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen, on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB,G.
Memo*
Great Depression & WW2: Howard and Lillian 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/week). 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 (Lillian's sister) 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/month). 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). They moved to Los Angeles, CA, arriving on 9 Sep 1940, where he worked for American Awning Co, Santa Monica, CA ($20/week). 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 the P-51 fighter plane during WW II. 
Census*Census: Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared on the census of 20 April 1940 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB,G, 2128 Dewey Street. 
WW2 Draft*WWII Draft: Howard Taft Cash registered for the draft of WWII on 16 October 1940 in 3370 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB,G.
Photo*Heappeared in a photo circa 1941 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB,G.
PhotoHeappeared in a photo circa 1941 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB,G.
ResidenceResidence: Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived at 2645 Allesandro St, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co, CA, United StatesB,G, in May 1942. 
(Witness) PhotoHoward Taft Cash appeared in a photo in August 1942 at Stevens (now North Sioux City), Union Co, SD, United StatesB,G.
Memo
Post-WW2: 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. (Located east and a little north of Anthon Iowa.) 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).

They 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 Iowa (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.
CensusCensus: Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared on the census of 13 April 1950 at Kedron Twsp, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB,G
SSNHis Social Security Number was 478-18-2485; issued before 1951 at IA, United StatesB,G
Note*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.
ResidenceResidence: Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen lived at 133 Fawcett St, Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB,G, on 1 March 1960 until Mar 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. 
PhotoHoward Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1962 at Sioux City, Woodbury Co, IA, United StatesB,G.
Photo*Howard Taft Cash and Lillian Mortensen appeared in a photo circa 1962.
Memo They 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. 
ResidenceResidence: Howard Taft Cash lived at 620 N West Ave, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB,G, on 5 April 1968 prior to his death. 
Death*Death: Howard Taft Cash died on 5 April 1968 at Burge Hospital, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB,G, at age 59 from Reticulum Cell Sarcoma.
Obituary*Obituary: Howard Taft Cash, 59, of 620 North West Avenue, died at 2:15 am today in Burge-Protestant Hospital after a lingering illness. A retired 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.
Burial*Burial: Howard Taft Cash was buried on 8 April 1968 at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB,G
TombstoneA photo of his tombstone was taken at White Chapel Cemetery, Springfield, Greene Co, MO, United StatesB,G.

Family

Lillian Mortensen b. 21 Jul 1912, d. 10 Apr 1981
Marriage*Marriage: Howard Taft Cash married Lillian Mortensen, daughter of Rasmus Mortensen and Anna Karine Johansen, on 22 September 1936 at Le Mars, Plymouth Co, IA, United StatesB,G.

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 Edited27 Jun 2019
Birth*Kurt Christopher Cash was born on 23 March 1967 at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, United StatesB,G
BaptismBaptisim: Kurt Christopher Cash was baptized at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, United StatesB,G, by a Catholic Priest. 
Death*Death: Kurt Christopher Cash died on 26 March 1967 at Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, United StatesB,G, from under developed lungs. 
Burial*Burial: Kurt Christopher Cash was buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co, CO, United StatesB,G

May Florence Cash

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

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
Last Edited4 Aug 2018
Birth*Samuel Cash was born on 2 June 1844 at Jackson Twsp, Pike Co, OH, United StatesB,G
Military*Military: Samuel Cash 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 LicenseHe and Mary Elizabeth Maxey obtained a marriage license on 10 December 1871 at Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G
Marriage*Marriage: Samuel Cash married Mary Elizabeth Maxey on 11 December 1871 at Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G
Census*Census: Samuel Cash appeared on the census of 16 June 1880 at Songer Twsp, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G, working as a laborer. 
Photo*He and Mary Elizabeth Maxey appeared in a photo circa 1894 at Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G.
Death*Death: Samuel Cash died on 12 March 1897 at Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G, at age 52 of chronic brights disease. 
Burial*Burial: Samuel Cash was buried at Jenkins Cemetery, Flora, Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G

Family

Mary Elizabeth Maxey b. 7 Sep 1846, d. 12 Apr 1936
Marriage LicenseHe and Mary Elizabeth Maxey obtained a marriage license on 10 December 1871 at Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G
Marriage*Marriage: Samuel Cash married Mary Elizabeth Maxey on 11 December 1871 at Clay Co, IL, United StatesB,G
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