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Warren Cash

Also Known As: "Warren Cash", "Warren Fidler"
Birthplace: Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
Death: September 15, 1850 (90)
Nolin, Hardin County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Glendale, Hardin County, KY, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Anis Cash, II and Nancy Cash
Husband of Susannah Cash
Father of Clabourn Clayborn Cash; Mary Polly King; William Cash, II; John Alexander Cash; Elder Jeremiah Cash and 8 others
Brother of Nancy Humphrey and Nancy Cash

Occupation: Mason, Soldier, Reverand and Pastor
DAR: A020411
WikiTree: Cash-1653
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About Warren Cash

  • Ancestor #: A020411
  • Service: VIRGINIA
  • Rank(s): PRIVATE
  • Birth: 4-4-1760 CULPEPER CO VIRGINIA
  • Death: 9-15-1850 HARDIN CO KENTUCKY
  • Pension Number: *S10431
  • Service Source: *S10431


Warren Cash was born in Albemarle Co., Virginia, probably in that part of the county which later formed into Fluvanna County. By two separate affidavits, he stated he was living in Louise County, Virginia in 1772. Family stories say that Warren (during his younger years) had a violent quarrel with his adopted father over wages due Warren for work performed for a neighbor. As a result of this, Warren left home in anger, probably in 1773. In 1776 he joined the Revolutionary Army, having taken back the name of Cash at the age of 14. About 1774, Warren's grandfather, the Senior Thomas Cash made an appearance and Warren lived with his grandfather for about 3 years. This is per his own affidavit. A lawsuit is recorded in Louise Co., Virginia where Warren is known to have lived at one time, in which Francis FIDLER and Son (name not given) settled with Samuel Henson a judgement for 2 pounds and 7 shillings. Details of this proceeding are lacking other than the judgement and settlement. The lawsuit was terminated Jan 20, 1773 and it is probable the son mentioned was Warren Cash Fidler, who at this time was near 13 years of age. (Lewis L. Cash, grandson of Warren, relates that the said Warren Cash was hired to a neighbor farmer and his father, Fidler, entered suit to collect his wages. Warren's attorney advised him to fight the case in the name of CASH, which legally was his name.) There is also a record (1774) in Louis County of a Warren Fidler who was to be bound out to learn the trade of brick layer. These records, while not conclusive, give some authenticity to family stories that have persisted for 150+ years. A marriage record in Fluvanna County shows Warren Cash as a witness to the marriage of Nancy Cash and Merrey Humphrey, Aug 8, 1780. Merry Humphrey was listed as a minor. (Lewis L. Cash, in his writing, gives the name of Warren's sister's husband as David Humphrey. This was the name of Merrey's father. Warren's cousin, Alsie Fidler, married a David Humphrey.


WAR RECORD OF WARREN CASH . . . Just before his 16th birthday, Warren Cash enlisted in the Revolutionary Army at Charlottesville, Virginia in Captain Mathew Jouett's Virginia Military Company. This company was placed in the Continental Line in the autumn of 1776. He served four years in General Washington's army before being discharged in March of 1780 at Alexandria, Virginia. Warren was in the 7th Virginia Regiment, and participated participated in the Battle of Brandywine in June of 1777. The 7th Virginia Regiment was the fifth of six new regiments raised by the fourth Virginia convention in December, 1775. It was taken into Continental Service in February of 1776, and the men recruited for the regiment met at Gloucester Courthouse to muster. In September of 1776, most of the personnel of the regiment were reported sick, but 15 men were well enough to sent north two months later. In January of 1777, the remainder of the regiment met Gen. George Washington. They suffered greatly at that time, as they lacked adequate tentage. The Regiment fought at the Battle of Brandywine in Gen. Woodford's brigade and was decimated. Captain Mathew Jouett, who Warren Cash served under, was seriously wounded and later died. The next morning, the regiment's 23 year old major led the survivors out of the woods with a bandana attached to his ramrod as a flag, since the regimental colors were lost in the melee during the previous day. During the winter of '77-'78, the regiment was quartered at Valley Forge, PA. Despite heavy losses at Brandywine, the regiment was fully manned in Sept of '78 when it was reorganized under the arrangement of the Virginia Continental Line at White Plains, NY. In the summer of 1779, the regiment became part of a detachment that was sent to Charleston, SC, where most of its personnel were captured in 1780. In 1781, the 9th VA Regiment (stationed at Fort Pitt during the surrender of Charleston) was renumbered the 7th VA. (The History of 7th VA Regiment - Warren served in the 7th, 5th, and 11th VA Regiments and was in the 2nd VA Brigade when he was discharged. After the Battle of Brandywine, he went into Winter Quarters (Oct 19, 1777) with Washington's troops at Valley Forge, remaining there until June 19 of the following year. Eight days later he participated in the Battle of Monmouth. He was at Verplanck's Point across the Hudson River from Stoney Point when General Wayne took the fort from the British, but was probably not in that engagement. Warren was in the retreat from West Plains, New York and later was with Washington at his Winter Quarters at Morristown, New Jersey. He also served under Colonels Dangerfield and McClanachan. He was pensioned for his service, filing his Declaration in 1832 in Hardin County, KY when he was 72 years old. __________________________________________

LIFE IN KENTUCKY . . . . On November 24, 1782 in Fluvanna County, Virginia, Warren Cash and Susannah Baskett (daughter of Elder William Baskett, a Baptist preacher) were married. Warren and Susannah Cash and son, Claiborne, with a party of Virginians (veterans of the Revolutionary War), came to Kentucky about 1784. They traveled the Old Trading Path in the Shenandoah Valley, entering the District of Kentucky at the Cumberland Gap. From here they traveled the Wilderness Road, a narrow trail not wide enough for carts, northward to Grubb's Station (which was probably a blockhouse fort), and spending the winter of 1784 there. This is located in what is now Madison County, Kentucky on Tates Creek. The following Spring, they ventured north and built a cabin on the present site of Mortonsville, Woodford County, Kentucky. It was about the year 1795 that Warren became a Baptist preacher, serving for the next 50 years as pastor of: Clear Creek, Woodford County; Beach Creek and Fox Run, Shelby County; Simpson Creek, Nelson County; Otter Creek, Meade County; and Bethel, Union and Gilead churches in Hardin County, Kentucky. The name of Warren Cash is found through the early history of the Kentucky Baptist Church. In 1817, the Salem Association numbered 31 churches with 1809 members, spread throughout a 15-county area. Warren began to preach in the Vertrees Creek Settlement and in 1808 a church called Union was constituted there. The same year the Goshen Church in Breckinridge County was formed through the efforts of Elder Cash. On March 17, 1824 Rev. Warren Cash organized and became pastor of Gilead Baptist Church in Hardin County. Charter members included Abraham Cash, Catherine Cash, Susan Cash, and Deborah Cash -- all family members). Later Warren Thompson Cash became part of the congregation. Both Rev. Warren and Susannah Cash are buried in the Gilead Church yard in Glendale, Kentucky. You can view the historical marker placed at the entrance to the Gilead Church. __________________________________________

THANKS to Mrs. Maydelle Sharpe who put together a booklet of the history of the Gilead Baptist Church, 1824-1974. This booklet was obtained by Earl Downey (descendent of Warren Cash) at the Cash Family Reunion in Elisabethtown, Kentucky. The booklet contains records of some of the proceedings of the Gilead Baptist Church during its early days.

More information is available in a book entitled Extracts from Book Re: Gilead Baptist Church 1824-1849, Hardin County, Kentucky and Data on Family of Elder Warren Cash, 1760-1849. ___________________________________________

HISTORY NOTE . . . . When Warren and Susannah moved north into what is now Woodford, Nelson, and Shelby Counties between 1785-1790, they lived in the same neighborhood as Abraham and Bathsheba Lincoln, grandparents of ABRAHAM LINCOLN, our 16th president. It was during the years Warren was preaching that the elder Lincoln was killed by Indians and it is likely Warren helped to bury him. Dr. Louis Warren in his book on Lincoln mentions the fact that Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln listened to the preachings of Warren Cash in the backwoods section of Kentucky. When Abraham Lincoln was a lad, he with his parents (Thomas and Nancy Lincoln) moved to Spencer County, Indiana. At about the same time, Jeremiah Cash (Warren's son and also a Baptist preacher) also emigrated to Spencer County and became preacher at the Baptist church the Lincoln's attended.

Founder and first pastor of Gilead Babtist Church.

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Warren Cash's Timeline

April 4, 1760
Albemarle County, Province of Virginia
August 25, 1783
Fluvanna County, Virginia, United States
December 3, 1785
Hardin, Marshall, KY, United States
March 3, 1787
Woodford County, KY, United States
February 15, 1789
Woodford, KY, United States
November 15, 1791
November 15, 1791
Woodford, KY, United States
August 4, 1793
Hardin, Marshall, KY, United States
August 24, 1793
KY, United States