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Cash - Braxton


Source: H. W. Beckwith History of Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 297

Braxton CASH, farmer, Crawfordsville, second son and child of Leroy and Mary (PATTERSON) Cash was b. in Rockbridge Co, Va Sept 15, 1839. In June 1861, he enlisted in the 2nd Rockbr. Co., which was attached to the 52d Va. regiment. He served with this command from July 10 to Oct 1 when his co. was designated the 2nd Rockbr. Artillery. fought at Cheat River and at Winchester against Banks, and was engaged next on the morning of April 2,1865 before daylight, So. of Petersburg, his company losing their battery in this last battle. His company sharing the demoralization of lee's army after the retreat from Richmond began, straggled, and only a part of the men were in the surrender at Appomattox. Our sub. with one of his Lts. was in the mountains. He ret. to his home and went to farming. In 1867, emigrating to this County, he engaged in the same occupation here. On Nov. 23, 1869, he was married to Miss Mary A. SIMPSON, who died Jan 24, 1873, leaving one child, Samuel, born Jan 24, 1871. His second marriage was with Miss Laura WOLVERTON, daughter of John H. Wolverton, who was born in  New Jersey and at the age of 19 came to Butler County, Ohio. In 1836 he removed to Mont. County, and for 20 years lived in Crawfordsville. He then settled on the farm where Mr. Cash is living and died there Nov. 18, 1880, aged 70. His wife died March 1876 age 65. Mrs. Cash is a member of the Baptist Church, and was converted in 1871, under the labors of the Rev. JM Kendall. Mr. Cash is a Mason, and a member of the Beach Grove Detective Co. In politics he is a democrat.  - typed by kbz
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