Susannah Cash (Baskett) (1765 - 1842)

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Birthplace: GOOCHLAND, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Glendale, Kentucky
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About Susannah Cash (Baskett)

All biographical material concerning Warren and Susannah discloses that Warren was an "illiterate, rough soldier of the Revolution and a bold sinner" when he reached Kentucky in the Fall of 1784; and that Susannah was a well educated daughter of a prosperous Virginia planter and preacher. She taught her husband to the point where he became an effective and popular preacher.

"A History of Baptist in Kentucky" by Frank Masters, a publication of the Kentucky Baptist Historical Society, says that during the summer of 1784 John Taylor settled in Woodford County in a 16x16 log cabin. A revival begin in the winter of 1784/85 and they began to hold night meetings in the little cabin in the woods. Taylor remembers, "the first (revival) I recollect was at a night meeting at my little cabin, though the night was wet and damp and scarcely a trace to get to my house, the little cabin was pretty well filled with people. A Mrs. Cash, the wife of Warren Cash, was much affected and was soon after was hopefully converted." Mrs. Cash, as far as known was the fruit of the Lord in the far famed Blue Grass Region of Kentucky. She was born in Virginia, being one of 13 children of Elder William Baskett, her father a prosperous man in Goochland County, Virginia. Soon after Mrs. Cash's conversion in the cabin, she won her husband to Christ and began to teach him, with good results. He later became a useful preacher, due largely to the tutoring of his faithful wife. In 1799, Warren was ordained to preach by two Elders, John Penny and William Hickman.

A HISTORY OF KENTUCKY BAPTISTS from 1768 to 1885, J. H. Spencer, Vol I, J. R. Baumes Publishing, Cincinnati, OH, pg.58-59 SUSANNAH CASH was the daughter of Elder William Baskett and his wife, Mary, whose maiden name was Pace. She was one of thirteen children - eight sons and five daughters - born to her parents. She was born and raised in Goochland County, Virginia. Her father being a prosperous man, she received a fair education for that time. In November, 1783, she was married to a soldier, who had served four years in the Revolutionary War, of the name of Warren Cash, a wild, reckless young man, who was so illiterate that he was unable to read. A few months after her marriage, she moved with her husband to Kentucky. They first stopped in Madison County, but soon afterwards moved to Woodford, and settled where Mortonville is now located. Here, as we have seen above, she was converted to the Lord. Soon afterwards her husband was converted, and they were both baptized into the fellowship of Clear Creek Church, soon after its constitution by John Taylor. She now set about teaching her husband. In this she succeeded, and being a man of good natural mind, Warren Cash soon became a useful preacher. "His tutoress and instrument of his conversion," says John Taylor, "is one of the most pious minded and best taught females in the religion of the heart I was every acquainted with." Mrs. Cash lived to see most or all of her children baptized, and one of them, Jeremiah, an acceptable preacher.

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Susannah Cash's Timeline

1765
June 25, 1765
GOOCHLAND, Virginia, United States
1783
August 25, 1783
Age 18
Goochland, VA, USA
November, 1783
Age 18
FLUVANNAH, Virginia, United States
1785
December 3, 1785
Age 20
Hardin, Marshall, KY, USA
1787
March 3, 1787
Age 21
Woodford County, KY, USA
1789
February 15, 1789
Age 23
Woodford, KY, USA
1791
November 15, 1791
Age 26
Woodford, KY, USA
1793
August 4, 1793
Age 28
Hardin, Marshall, KY, USA
1796
December 31, 1796
Age 31
1798
January 8, 1798
Age 32
KY, USA