Daniel Cash (1739 - 1789)

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Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
Death: Died in Orange, New York, United States
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About Daniel Cash

From FindAGrave: He enlisted in the Dutchess County, New York, Militia in 1758 in the French and Indian War at 19 years. His military record says he was born in Boston, but the birth is registered in Yarmouth, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; was 5 feet, eleven inches, ruddy complexion, and a farmer. He was involved in the battles of Louisberg, Fort Niagara, Ticonderoga, Fort Frontenac and Quebec. After the war, he must have gone to the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania, because he appears on a list of settlers in "Cushtunk", which is near present day Wilkes Barre. Near him on the list are Isaac and Christopher Tracy, brothers of his future wife. The settlement was abandoned after Indian attacks the next year. Daniel probably followed the Tracy brothers to Preston, Connecticut where he married Mary Polly Tracy around 1765. They had children, probably in Preston. They then moved to Warwick, Orange County, New York, where more children were born and they belonged to the Baptist church.

By 1769, they had returned to the Wyoming Valley, where Daniel appears on a list of early settlers in Kingston, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. They were accompanied by a large group of families from Connecticut. The Cash family joined the Baptist church at Pittston, Pennsylvania.

Daniel Cash, the son of Samuel Cash and Experiance Baker of Cape Cod, married Mary Polly Tracy, daughter of Isaac Tracy and Mehitable Rude, in 1765 in Delaware County, New York. To this union were born nine children: Zipporah Calista, David Isaac, Mehitabel, Reuben, Nathan, Mary Polly, Phoebe Millicent, Elizabeth and Permilla. All the children, with the exception of the last two who were born after 1778, were survivors, along with their parents who were the family heros, of the Wyoming Massacre of July 3, 1778.

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Daniel Cash's Timeline

1739
February 14, 1739
Boston, Suffolk, MA, USA
1766
August 15, 1766
Age 27
New York, United States
1775
June 27, 1775
Age 36
Norwich, CT, USA
1789
May 1789
Age 50
Orange, New York, United States
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