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I am John Philip Cashon and this is my Cashon Family History.
Hello! I am John Philip Cashon and this is my Cashon Family History
My family collage

John Jerome Cashon Jr

My father

My father, John Jerome Cashon, Jr. This photo was taken in South Korea in 1962.
John Jerome Cashon Jr Military information
John Jerome Cashon Jr Military information continued…
My father John Jerome Cashon Jr and family

John Jerome Cashon Sr

My grandfather

My grandfather, John Jerome Cashon Sr.
My grandfather John Jerome Cashon Sr Info
My grandfather John Jerome Cashon Sr. and grandmother Pearls Hayes Cashon with my aunt Patricia Cashon Bastida, ca 1936.
My grandfather John Jerome Cashon Sr. and grandmother Pearls Hayes Cashon with my aunt Patricia Cashon Bastida, ca 1936.
Grandpa John Jerome Cashon Sr and Grandma Pearl Cashon.
Grandpa John Jerome Cashon Sr and Grandma Pearl Cashon.
John Jerome Cashon Sr 1910 US Census
John Jerome Cashon Sr 1910 United States Federal Census
John Jerome Cashon Sr 1910 United States Federal Census
John Jerome Cashon Sr 1930 US Census transcribed
John Jerome Cashon Sr 1930 United States Federal Census
John Jerome Cashon Sr 1930 United States Federal Census
John Jerome Cashon Sr Family photos
John Jerome Cashon Sr Family photos continued…

John J Cashon Sr Poem A Friend

A Friend

By John Jerome Cashon Sr

Oh show me the man who can stretch out his hand,

That is honest and sincere to grasp, in your own,

Not for the money you may lend nor to slander a friend,

He is the same in business or at home or alone,

There is a smile on his face there is never a trace,

Of boredom or a casual bit of chatter,

When you meet any place the smile don’t erase,

For the time or the place doesn’t matter,

You may travel the world many flags be unfurled,

Or you can sail all the seas up to seven,

But the man with the smile and the lip that’s not surled,

There’s a friend that’s a great help towards heaven.

John J Cashon Sr Poem Dreams

Dreams

By John Jerome Cashon Sr.

There is a mysterious land that exists,

That is reached by a pause in our breath,

It is that mysterious land of the mists,

That lies between a heart beat and death,

Here our consciousness oft come to linger,

For that moment to dream neath the stars,

Thru a life time in the snap of a finger,

See a review of this time of ours,

See a review of our hopes and ambitions,

Our mistakes with their heart aches and tears,

Here our deeds and our many inhibitions,

Reach their climax as we go back thru the years,

We awake with a good resolution,

As we return from the time of our birth,

Where we often find a solution,

As we are what we are actually worth


Claude Lee Cashon

My great grandfather

My great grandfather Claude Lee Cashon and my great grandmother Virginia Elizabeth (Vergie) Cashon
My great grandfather Claude Lee Cashon with my cousin, Virginia Ann Cashon
My great grandfather Claude Lee Cashon with my cousin, Virginia Ann Cashon
My great grandfather Claude Lee Cashon Info
Claude Lee Cashon Family
Claude Lee Cashon Life
Claude Lee Cashon family history by his son George Lincoln Cashon
Claude Lee Cashon Family Photo
Front row Virginia (Jinna), Elizabeth (Bid), Ruth (Tootsie), Margaret Anne, Rose M (Babe)
Back row my great grandmother Virginia Elizabeth (Vergie) Cashon -Wife of Claude, Annalee, John Jerome – my grandfather, George Lincoln, Herbert (Hub), Albert (Doon)
My great grandmother Virginia with her daughters, Virginia and Tootsie.
My great grandmother Virginia with her daughters, Virginia and Tootsie.
This is my great aunt Ruth (Tootsie) and my great uncle David.
This is my great aunt Ruth (Tootsie) and my great uncle David.
My grand aunt Mary Margaret (Dill) Cashon.
My grand aunt Mary Margaret (Dill) Cashon.
My grand uncle George Lincoln Cashon during the Paducah Centennial celebration in 1956.
My grand uncle George Lincoln Cashon during the Paducah Centennial celebration in 1956.
My grand uncle Hub carved this for my Dad back in 1948 Front
My grand uncle Hub carved this for my Dad back in 1948 Front
My grand uncle Hub carved this for my Dad back in 1948 Back
My grand uncle Hub carved this for my Dad back in 1948 Back
Claude Lee Cashon Family photos
Claude Lee Cashon Family photos continued…
Claude Lee Cashon 1930 US Census transcribed
Claude Lee Cashon 1930 United States Federal Census
Claude Lee Cashon 1930 United States Federal Census
Claude Lee Cashon 1910 United States Federal Census
Claude Lee Cashon 1910 United States Federal Census
Claude Lee Cashon Kentucky Death Certificate showing Jerome Washington Cashon as father
Claude Lee Cashon Kentucky Death Record
Claude Lee Cashon Kentucky Death Record

Jerome Washington Cashon

My 2nd, great grandfather

My great, great grandfather Jerome Washington Cashon Family photo ca 1902
Back Row L to R – (Edward Woods-Husband to Lucy Cashon) (Lucy Cashon Woods) (Claude Lee Cashon) (Mary Cashon) (Alfred Farrell & daughter Blanche Farrell) (Maude Cashon Farrell – Twin to Claude)
Front Row L to R – (Looradeen Cashon Parton) (Randall Parton with son Arnold Parton) (Margaret Blalock Cashon-widow of Jerome Washington Cashon) (William Alfred Cashon) (Mary Lena Fahringer Cashon – 2nd wife of Aflred Cashon) Maud’s daughter Blanche is just a baby here and she was born in 1901.
My great great grandmother Margaret Blalock Cashon with her daughters Maude my great grandfather Claude Lee Cashon's twin and Lucy, and a well trained canine member of the family.
My great great grandmother Margaret Blalock Cashon with her daughters Maude my great grandfather Claude Lee Cashon’s twin and Lucy, and a well trained canine member of the family.
My great, great grandfather, Jerome Washington Cashon Info
Jerome Washington Cashon Family
Jerome Washington Cashon Life
Jerome Washington Cashon 1860 US Census transcribed
Jerome Washington Cashon 1860 U.S. Census
Jerome Washington Cashon 1860 U.S. Census (listed as GW Cashon since some spelled Jerome as Gerome)
Jerome Washington Cashon 1880 US Census transcribed
Jerome Washington Cashon 1880 United States Federal Census
Jerome Washington Cashon 1880 United States Federal Census

The Early Pioneers that traveled

from North Carolina to Dukedom, Kentucky

David Boyd Cashon

Pleasant Jackson Cashon

David Cashon

The Early Pioneers to the Jackson Purchase
The Early Pioneers to the Jackson Purchase Maps
The Early Pioneers to the Jackson Purchase Maps continued…
The Early Pioneers to the Jackson Purchase
The Early Pioneers to the Jackson Purchase continued…

David Boyd Cashon

My 3rd great grandfather

My great, great, great grandfather, David Boyd Cashon
David Boyd Cashon Gravestone up close.
My great great great grandfather David Boyd Cashon’s gravestone.
Inscription reads:
D.B. Cashon
Born in Ardale
Co. N.C. 1812
Moved from
there to Tenn
1818. From
there to Ky.
in 1824
Where he lived
until death
Apr 5, 1893
Gone Home
David Boyd Cashon Gravestone is an Obelisk.
David Boyd Cashon Gravestone is an Obelisk.
David Boyd Cashon Family
David Boyd Cashon Life
David Boyd Cashon 1840 US Federal Census transcribed
David Boyd Cashon 1840 Census
David Boyd Cashon 1840 US Federal Census. He is listed by his middle name Boyd and his brother Andrew is listed with his middle name Jackson.
1850 United States Federal Census
David Boyd Cashon 1850 US Federal Census
David Boyd Cashon 1860 US Federal Census transcribed
David Boyd Cashon 1860 Census
David Boyd Cashon 1860 US Federal Census
David Boyd Cashon Feliciana, Kentucky pages

Pleasant Jackson Cashon

My 4th great grandfather

My great, great, great, great grandfather, Pleasant Jackson Cashon
Pleasant Jackson Cashon Family
Pleasant Jackson Cashon Family
Pleasant Jackson Cashon Life
Pleasant Jackson Cashon 1830 US Census transcribed
Pleasant Jackson Cashon 1830 Census
Pleasant Jackson Cashon 1830 Census
Pleasant Jackson Cashon 1860 US Census transcribed
NameA J Cashen Age 45 Birth Year abt 1815 Gender Male Birth Place North Carolina Home in 1860 District 13, Weakley, Tennessee Post Office Dukedom Family Number 1748 Household Members Name Age A J Cashen 45 Francis Cashen 43 Pleasant A Cashen 21 John F Cashen 20 William Cashen 17 Elizabeth Cashen 15 Ellen Cashen 12 P Cashen 79 Martin Cashen 15 John Cashen 13
Part one of the 1860 US Federal Census showing Pleasant Cashon living with his son, and David Boyd’s brother, Andrew Jackson Cashon, and Pleasant was 79 years old. This shows a direct relationship with David Boyd that was not shown in the early census records.
Pleasant Jackson Cashon 1860 Census
Pleasant Jackson Cashon – Part two of the 1860 US Federal Census
Pleasant Jackson Cashon War of 1812 profile
Pleasant Jackson Cashon Gravestone page
Pleasant and Cinthia Cashon
Pleasant and Cinthia Cashon
Page from David Cashon’s pension file containing a list of his heirs. My 4th great grandfather Pleasant Jackson Cashon is listed.

David Cashon

My 5th great grandfather

My great, great, great, great, great grandfather, David Cashon
David Cashon Family
David Cashon Family
David Cashon Life
David Cashon Military Profile
Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution David Cashon
Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution David Cashon
David Cashon U.S. Pensioners West Tennessee
David Cashon U.S. Pensioners West Tennessee

On June 7, 1832, Congress enacted pension legislation extending benefits more universally than under any previous legislation. This act provided for full pay for life for all officers and enlisted men who served at least 2 years in the Continental Line, the state troops or militia, the navy or marines. Men who served less than 2 years but at least 6 months were granted pensions of less than full pay. Benefits were payable effective March 4, 1831, without regard to financial need or disability and widows or children of were entitled to collect any unpaid benefits due from the last payment to a veteran until his death. (Pension Acts An Overview of Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Legislation and the Southern Campaign Pension Transcription Project. By Will Graves)

David Cashon listed on the West Tennessee Pension Roll 1832

In 1832, David testified under oath about his time served in the war when he went before the Weakley County, Tennessee Courthouse to submit evidence of his enlistment to apply for a War Pension. This is a transcription from the pension application for my ancestor David Cashon describing his service in the Revolutionary War:

October 8, 1832, David Cashin, aged 74 years, made application before the justices of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for Weakley County, Tennessee, for a pension under the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. Under oath he testified – That in the year 1775 in Chesterfield County, Virginia, in his 18th year, he enlisted in Minute Company for 12 months. This company was separate from militia companies, and those enlisted were bound for the term of enlistment to be always in readiness on a minute’s warning to go into service.

During this enlistment in the year 1776 the company was called into service and continued for three or four months under Capt. Francis Goode and Lt. George Markham. The company marched from Chesterfield through Williamsburg and by Little York to Hampton, then by water to Portsmouth, Virginia, and remained there until its tour of duty expired. The members of the company then returned to the Militia Companies.

In 1778 or 1779 while still living in Chesterfield County, Virginia, he was called out, or drafted, as one of the Chesterfield County Militia. With 25 other enlisted men he was engaged for three weeks in guarding about 50 British prisoners at Chesterfield Courthouse. Robert Elam commanded the Company of Guards. He was also engaged for two weeks either before or after the guarding of the prisoners, in guarding a magazine about six miles from Chesterfield Courthouse.

January-February 1781 at the time the British first burned part of Richmond, he was again drafted in the Chesterfield Militia. Served one month. Rendezvoused opposite Richmond. Marched down the James River and discharged below Cabin Point. This service was under Capt. Haskins. Applicant stated that at above time every man capable of bearing arms was called out.

April 1781 he was again drafted for no specific time “but as long as we were wanted out of the Militia of Chesterfield Co. against the British who had come and taken Petersburg in Virginia”. He went out under Capt. Haskins, Cols. Robertson and Betts (or Botts), and “during this time Gen. La Fayette took command of us”. Marched first to Petersburg, then to Richmond and at the end of eleven weeks were discharged in the month of June. August 1781 was drafted again in to the Militia of Chesterfield County, for three months. Marched through Petersburg, from there crossed the James River, then through Old Williamsburg to Little York and was present at the taking of Cornwallis. In service on this draft two and a half months.

He testified that he did not remember serving with any Continental officers “except Major Boice and Dick and General Muhlenburg and Lawson who were with us at Petersburg in April 1781 and took command until Lafayette took command at Richmond”.

He stated that he never received a written discharge as it was not customary for the militia to get regular discharges. He asserted that he knew of no living witness by whom he might prove his service excepting Burwell Cashin and Thomas Cashon who were then living in Mecklenburg Co., N.C. whose affidavits are appended to his application as well as a receipt from the Commisary General, dated Oct. 29, 1781, showing return of three muskets and other military supplies.

David Cashon's return of weapons and equipment.
David Cashon’s return of weapons and equipment.
This is a history that I have written describing my ancestor’s story in the Revolutionary War as a Minuteman – To have served under General Lafayette. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
David Cashon 1800 US Census transcribed
David Cashon 1800 Census
David Cashon 1800 Census
David Cashon 1820 US Census transcribed
David Cashon 1820 Census
David Cashon 1820 Census
David Cashon gravestone page. The original gravestone was lost and this was placed by the Cashon family in Good Springs Cemetery in Dukedom, Kentucky.

I hope this family research helps other Cashon descendants find their ancestors

My Cashon Family History Book: Cashon Family History of John Philip Cashon

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3 thoughts on “A family connection to the Revolutionary War

  1. Hi John, Did you know that Pleasant Cashon, of White’s Company, North Carolina was awarded a Bounty Land Grant with George Hindley in Nebraska? Having trouble figuring this out for my client! Chancy

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