Biography of Capt. Nathan Cash of Byron, NY

Capt. Nathan Cash, son of Daniel and Mary (Tracy) Cash, was born in Orange County, N. Y. His father was from Pittston, Pa, a survivor of the celebrated Wyoming massacre. He had volunteered to go to Connecticut, and was thus saved; as were also his family. Nathan Cash married Parnell Southworth, came to the Holland Purchase about 1812, and settled in the north part of Stafford and engaged in farming. Being a carpenter he erected his own buildings. He lived there until his death in 1856. His granddaughter, Mrs. Bennett Waterman, occupies the old homestead. He was a public-spirited man, was a promoter of schools and churches, and was trusted to offices of responsibility. A daughter, Mrs. Phcebe Bassett, lives in Stafford, aged 83 years. Erastus, a son, born in 1798, came with his parents to this town, and frequently had as high as too acres of wheat harvested with sickles and cradles. He married Achsah Deming, of Livingston County. whose father settled here in 1805. Mr. Cash settled in Stafford in 1826, and in 1836 located in South Byron, where his daughter Ella (Mrs. George G. Chick) now lives. He died in 1875, and his wife in 1887. Their daughter Anna married John H. Rapp, of Byron: and Celinda, widow of James M. Bower, lives in Byron. Mr. Cash, besides cultivating over 400 acres of land, was engaged in the manufacture of fertilizing plaster. In 1847 he built a large stone flouringmill in South Byron, which was Soon burnt. He was the first postmaster of South Byron, was a temperance man, and an anti-slavery Democrat, but joined the Republican party and supported all war measures. He was a man of great weight in all benevolent and worthy enterprises, and a member of the Presbyterian Church, as was also his family. Andrew, D. Cash, a son, married Sally F. Ward, and died in 1858, aged 32 years. She died in 1885. Parnell, a daughter of Andrew, married James Bower, and died in 1859.

Our Countty and it's people
a descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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