Biography of George Cashell
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George Cashell, who is serving as trustee of Madison Township, is a member of one of the oldest and best known families of Richland County, and a substantial citizen of the community in which he lives. He was born on a farm in Washington Township, Richland County, Nov. 17, 1864, the son of Jesse and Margaret J. (Patterson) Cashell.

Jesse Cashell was a veteran of the Civil War. He was born in Medina County, Ohio, March 19, 1841, the son of George and Sarah (McDonald) Cashell. George Cashell was born near Wheeling, W. Va., in April, 1802, and his wife was a native of Lancaster County, Pa., born in 1812. He died May 20, 1875, and she died in April, 1893. George Cashell had come to Mifflin Township, Richland County, during the early days, and while a resident there was married to Sarah McDonald. In 1838 they removed to Medina County, but returned to Richland County in 1843. To them were born three sons: Wesley, who died in 1907; Jesse, father of the subject of this sketch; and Chester, who died in 1891.

Jesse Cashell came to Richland County with his parents when he was three years old and spent his boyhood on his father's farm. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in April, 1861, and served with Company D, Fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He reenlisted in October, 1861, as a member of Company C, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sherman's Brigade. He participated in the following important engagements of the war: Stone River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Dalton, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Lovejoy Station, Adairsville, Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville. Mr. Cashell experienced many hardships during his career as a soldier and was one of two soldiers from a party of 98 to return to Mansfield without any type of disability from their long and hazardous experiences. He was honorably discharged in December, 1865. Baughman's History of Richland County, published in 1908, states that Mr. Cashell served a longer period in the Civil War than any *other soldier from this section of Ohio. He removed to Mansfield and retired in 1908. Mr. Cashell died in 1915. He was married Nov. 19, 1861, to Miss Margaret J. Patterson, the daughter of Milo and Catherine (Statemiller) Patterson, natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. Patterson died in 1878 and his wife died in 1860. To Jesse and Margaret J. (Patterson) Cashell were born the following children: George, the subject of this sketch; Willard, deceased; Charles, farmer, lives in Troy Township, Richland County; and Sadie, twin sister of Charles, lives at Mansfield.

The education of George Cashell was received in the district schools of Washington Township, Richland County, and he was graduated from Lucas High School and Greentown Academy. He then attended Baldwin College, now Baldwin Wallace College, and for a period of 35 years was a teacher in the schools of Richland County. In 1893 he purchased a well improved farm near Mansfield, which he still owns, and where he and his family reside.

In 1891 Mr. Cashell married Miss Carrie H. McCullough, the daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Bowers) McCullough, natives of Mansfield, both now deceased. Mrs. Cashell died Jan. 15, 1930, and is buried at Mansfield. To Mr. and Mrs. Cashell were born two sons: Hobert L., who is purchasing agent for the Hartman Electric Company, married Pearl Steffey, and they live in Madison Township; and Lewis J., who is associated with the Hartman Electric Company, married Alice Grogg, and they live in Madison Township, Mansfield, R. F. D. No. 5.

Mr. Cashell is a Republican, and served for four years as a member of the Richland County Board of Elections. In December, 1929, he was appointed trustee of Madison Township to fill an unexpired term.

Mr. Cashell holds membership in the First Lutheran Church, of which he has been elder and Sunday school teacher.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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