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 Thomas L. Cashion

Thomas L. Cashion

Blount County, Tennessee, USA
Death 4 Feb 1906 (aged 61)
Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, USA
Burial Bonham, Fannin County, Texas, USA
Plot Unmarked grave
Memorial ID 69549441 · View Source
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Thomas was the son of Richard J. Cashion and Amanda M. Young, who married in Blount Co., Tennessee Feb. 7, 1844. Amanda apparently died when Thomas was very young because Richard remarried on Aug. 23, 1848 in Blount Co. to Isabella J. McCully (or McCulley). Richard, Isabella and Thomas left Tennessee and settled in Fannin Co., Texas in about 1855 when Thomas was 10 years old.

Thomas married (1) Mary Frances Cowsert in Fannin Co. Nov. 26, 1865. They had six children: James Leon Cashion, Richard A. Cashion, Jesse Mason Cashion, A. Blanche Cashion (m. Robert Kennedy Beauchamp), Allie Belle Cashion (m. Charles Lafayette Boze), and Thomas Bartley Cashion. Thomas' wife Mary Frances died April 20, 1886 and is buried at Moore's Chapel Cemetery in Fannin Co. All of their children are linked below except Blanche, who is believed to have died in about 1914, possibly in Foard Co., Texas, where the family appeared on the 1910 US Census, but no grave has been found.

Thomas married (2) Elizabeth D. "Lizzie" Countess in Fannin Co. Nov. 27, 1887. No children were born to this union.

The following death announcement appeared in the Fannin County Favorite, Bonham, Texas, Friday, Feb. 9, 1906, p. 1 (on microfilm at Bonham Public Library):



"Quietly Sinks to Sleep Sunday Night at Seven-Fifty.

"Sunday night at 7:50 o'clock, Mr. T. L. Cashion quit the walks of life forever. He had been a sufferer for a long time and had tried everything that held out the elusive cup of hope before him. His fight was a brave one and lasted long, but his body became worn and finally yielded to the stronger powers of nature. Sixty-one years he had traveled life's pathway and fifty-one of these he had lived in Fannin county and almost all of that time in Bonham. He leaves a wife and five children, four boys and one girl, to mourn his loss.

"His body will be laid to rest today at Moore's grave yard. The funeral procession will leave here about ten o'clock and the funeral services will be held about 12 o'clock."


Thomas L. Cashion was preceded in death by wife Mary Frances Cowsert Cashion and daughter Allie Belle Cashion Boze.

There is currently no headstone for him at Moore's Chapel Cemetery, but he is presumed to be buried next to first wife Mary Frances. His second wife Lizzie is buried nearby.

His death was recorded at the Fannin County Courthouse, Bonham, Texas, in the book "Death Records 1 1903-1919" p. 68, under the name R. L. Cashion (sic, instead of T. L. Cashion), death date Feb. 4, 1906, age 61 yrs. old, cause of death tuberculosis.

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