Amherst County, Virginia
Compiled by Thelma Faye Cain Prince, © Copyright 1998
Please use this information with my compilation of the Francis Wright Family of Amherst County, Virginia and the Whitehead Family because these families intermarried several times.Also see the William Cash Family of Salem, Massachusetts. Be sure to see the new Cash Descendant Indexto locate your ancestor easily.
William Cash who died in 1708, Westmoreland Co. Va. is the progenitor of the Cash line under discussion here. A British tax record in 1677 lists William Cash as "seated" in Washington Parish, Westmoreland Co. Va. He left a will, written 16 February 1708/7, and recorded in Westmoreland Co, 25 August 1708, naming his children: William, Thomas, John, James, Howard, Joseph, Peter, and a daughter, Anise Cash. His wife, Elizabeth was named as executrix and guardian of his children, William, Thomas, Anish, until they became of age. Therefore it is believed all the other children were older than these three whose ages were given in the will. Peter Skinner was named as executor, and John Skinner a witness. The following will was abstracted from microfilm by the compiler of this work.
WILL OF WILLIAM CASH, WESTMORELAND
[Will Bk 4:141-142]
Item. I do make my loving wife ELIZABETH CASH my Executrix and PETER SKINNER my Executor. Item. I give unto my loving wife my plantation with a third part of my land during her life.
Item. I give one hundred acres of land being at the head of my land westward from my plantation to my son WILL: CASH and to him and his heirs and if he dieth without male heirs then tis my will that my son THOMAS CASH shall have it and his male heirs, and if my son THOMAS CASH dieth without male heirs then it is my will that it should fall to my son JOHN CASH and to his male heirs.
Item. I give the remaining part of my land, it being one hundred twenty four acres to my son JAMES CASH and to his male heirs and if he die without male heirs, then it is my will that my son HOWARD CASH shall have it and if he dieth without male heirs, it is my will it should fall to my son JOSEPH CASH and his male heirs, and if he dieth without male heirs it is my will that my son PETER CASH and to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give all my personal to my loving wife after my debts is paid. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this sixteenth day of Febr'y 1708/7.
To my son WILLIAM CASH underlined between the seventeen & eighteen lines before signed.
WILLIAM CASH age 19 yrs. 5th day of March 1708/7, THOMAS CASH age 11, 2nd day of August 1708, ANISH CASH aged 15, 31st day of July 1708.
Children of WILLIAM 1 CASH and ELIZABETH SKINNER] are:
m. (1) SARAH ___ m. (2) SARAH ----.
ii. JOHN HOWARD CASH, d. Virginia. This compiler needs information about this son. I have no firm birthdates for any of these children, except the three whose birth dates were in the will of their father.
3. iii. PETER CASH, d. 1760, Stafford Co. Va. m. CHARITY BUSH.
iv. JOSEPH CASH, b. Va.; d. Granville Co. NC; m. (1) SUSANNAH MASON; m. ( 2) ELIZABETH BRYANT.
v. WILLIAM CASH, JR., b. March 05, 1688/89; d. April 02, 1720, Stafford Co. Va. Deathdate from Register of St. Paul's Parish, Stafford Co. Va. He married ANN MOSES. William Cash, Jr. left a will in Will Bk K:19, index only. Will Bk is missing. An inventory of his estate was held in Stafford Co. in 1721.
vi. ANISH CASH, b. July 31, 1693.
vii. THOMAS CASH, b. August 02, 1697; m. NANCY THOMPSON.
4. viii. ROBERT HOWARD CASH, SR., d. Bef. October 06, 1772, Amherst Co. Va. m. RUTH _____. He is the ancestor of the line under discussion.
Children of JAMES2 CASH and SARAH are:
Children of PETER 2 CASH and CHARITY BUSH are:
Deed Book E:38, Amherst Co. Va. 7 Sept. 1778. ROBERT HOWARD CASH and wife, TAMSEY, to HENDRICK ARNOLD, all of Amherst Co. for 150 Ibs, 545 acres willed to the said ROBERT CASH by his father, ROBERT HOWARD CASH, deceased. Patented to ROBERT CASH 3 Nov. 1750 at Williamsburg.
WILL OF HOWARD CASH Amherst Co.
Va. [ Will Bk 1:228-231].
In the name of God Amen. I, HOWARD CASH, of the county of Amherst, being sick and weak of body, but of sound and perfect state of mind and memory and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament.
First, I lend my wife, RUTH, eight negroes during her natural life, namely, Joseph, Cate, James, Charles, Sall, Dinah, Dick, and David.
Item. I lend to my beloved wife during her life the land and plantation whereon I live, which said land and negroes I lend to my wife during widowhood or natural life.
Item. I give to my son, JOEL, one hundred acres land joining the land on which he lives and 2 negroes named Dick, a boy, I give to my grandson, HOWARD, the son of JOEL CASH, after the death of my son, JOEL, to him and his heirs forever.
Item. I give to my daughter, MARY LIVELY, a negro wench named Sarah.
Item. I give to my son, BENJAMIN, 400 acres land adjacent to land that is at present the property of Capt. AARON HIGGINBOTHAM, and the land whereon I now live, also a negro fellow named James, whom I purchased of W. THOMAS MITCHELL.
Item. I lend to my daughter, ROSANNA, a negro wench named Fillis during her life and after her decease to my grandson, MICAJAH (her and her increase to him and his heirs forever).
Item. I lend to my daughter ANN POWELL, a negro wench named Peg during her life and after her decease to the heirs of her body and if she dies without issue my will is that the said negro her increase may descend to the children of my daughter, ROSANNA.
Item. I give to my son, ROBERT, 240 acres land lying between the land whereon I live and STEPHEN CASH'S land, moreover, I give to my son, ROBERT, 400 acres land which I left to my wife, after her decease, a negro boy named John and also a bed and furniture and 2 cows.
Item. I give to my daughter, MARY ANN, a negro boy named Ralph and also a bed and furniture and a cow and a calf.
Item. My will and desire is that my daughter, ELIZABETH NUCKLES, may have 30 pounds to be raised out of my estate which I have willed to my wife, to be paid in ten years by an order for 3 pounds a year upon some merchant as soon as it becomes due. I give to my daughter, RUTH, a negro girl named Nell and her increase to her and her heirs for ever and also a bed and furniture and a cow and a calf.
Item. I give to my son, STEPHEN, 5 shillings and I give to my daughter SARAH MAUZE, 5 shillings.
Item. My will after the decease of my wife, RUTH, is that two negroes, James and Charles, may descend to my son, JOEL, and Joseph and Cate to my son, BENJAMIN, and two negroes, Sall and Davie, to my son, ROBERT.
Item. My will is that after the decease of myself and my wife, the increase of Sall if any may be equally divided between my daughters, MARY ANN and RUTH, and if either of said daughters should depart this life unmarried or before they arrive to lawful age, the survivor of them should possess the issue of the negro woman.
Item. The residue of my estate which I have not already devised may go to my beloved wife during her life and after her decease to be equally divided between my three sons, JOEL, BENJAMIN, and ROBERT.
Item. I do not desire that my estate be appraised and I appoint my beloved wife, executrix, and my sons, JOEL, BENJAMIN, and ROBERT, executors of this last Will and Testament.
JACOB SYMTH, JOHN KARR, NATHANIEL HILL and JOHN HILL (or any 3 of them) they being first sworn are appointed to appraise in current money the slaves and personal estate of RUTH CASH deceased and return an inventory thereof to this court.
Children of ROBERT HOWARD 2 CASH and RUTH are:
x. RUTH HOWARD3 CASH, b.
Va.; m. HENDRICK ARNOLD, son of Benjamin Arnold II and wife, Anne.
She was not of lawful age in 1772 when her father's will was filed.
She married Hendrick Arnold by 1778, and they moved to Laurens Co., SC,
by 1794. Ruth's middle name Howard was given by W.H. Arnold in The
Arnold Family, West Publishing, 1935. Hendrick Arnold was the
admr of Ruth Cash, his mother-in-law's estate in March, 1784, Amherst Co.VA.
Another source, Some Ancestors and Descendants of Benjamin Arnold, King William County, Va. and Greenville, SC, Hazel Arnold MacIvor, The Arnold Family Association of the South, Lake Orion Michigan, 1974 says Ruth and Hendrick's children were: WILLIAM, MARY, and ANNE.
14. xi. SARAH CASH, b.VA; d. VA, bet 1810-1820. m. JOSEPH MAYS.
Generation No. 3
5. MARGARET 3 CASH (JAMES2, WILLIAM1). She married SAMUEL RAWLINS.
Child of MARGARET 3 CASH and SAMUEL RAWLINS is:
Child of MARY 3
CASH and ____ JOHNSON is:
i. JAMES 4 JOHNSON.
Children of JOHN 3 CASH and UNKNOWN are:
Jemima Grining was Stephen Cash's
first wife. She died sometime after Sarah was
born 16 July 1763, and before he married Hannah who had their son Thomas by 1766.
Admrs of the Stephen Cash estate with will annexed were Peter, William Cash, and Daniel Tyler. His children were named in these papers. Amherst Co. Will Book 4:327, Will Book 4:4, Will Book 5:6,7.
WILL OF STEPHEN CASH [Amherst Co. Va. Will Bk 3:550-551]
In the first place, I desire all my just debts to be paid by sons, WILLIAM CASH and JAMES CASH, to whom I give and bequeath my land whereon I now live, containing 295 acres, more or less, to be divided between my said sons, WILLIAM and JAMES CASH, by a line of division agreed on by them already. I also desire that my dear and loving wife may continue in peaceable possession of so much of my property as she may think proper to answer her necessities and the rest of my personal property to be sold and equally divided among the rest of my children not herein mentioned. And such property as my wife may see cause to keep during her life, at her decease, I desire that it may be divided equally as the rest of my personal property above mentioned.
ADMINISTRATOR'S BOND FOR STEPHEN CASH'S ESTATE
Total value of estate not added
up [Will Bk 4:4] Amherst Co. Va. in 1807 (month and day not given on return).
The following were paid legacies from the STEPHEN CASH estate: LYDDA COTTRAL,
HOWARD CASH, JOHN CASH, SALLY
TYLER, JEMIMAH CASH, THOMAS CASH/
Page is dated 1801 (P. 7): Rec'd of Wm. CASH, L3 , 7 sh, 6 penceand rec'd of JAMES CASH, 1,2, 11 sh, 2 pence, only mention of Cash names. At end of this page, it says Peter Cash account of the estate of Stephen Cash examined and find it to stand as stated this 11 July 1809.
s/Micajah Camden, Charles Tucker, Wm. Sandidge
[Will Bk 5:6, 7]
Children of STEPHEN 3 CASH and JEMIMA GRINING are:
Children of STEPHEN3 CASH and HANNAH _______ are:
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