GEORGE M. CASH, the son of George G. and Nancy (Savage) Cash, was born February 9, 1829, in Caldwell County, Ky., he being the seventh in a family of twelve children, only four of whom are now living. He attended the district schools during the winter, and helped his father during the summer at farming. His grandfather, Howard Cash, left his home in Virginia and settled on a farm in Caldwell County, on which both he and his son, George G., lived continuously until their deaths; George G. died in 1873; his wife, whom he married in Hopkins County, died in 1842. Both George G. and his wife were Methodists. March 29, 1851, George M. married Sarah Lewis, of Caldwell County, a daughter of Buford Lewis, and commenced life on a rented farm, but, being too ambitious to be satisfied with accumulating money by farming, he, in 1852, made an overland trip to California, and during a residence of four years in Nevada County, engaged in mining, acquired a competency and returned to his home in Kentucky. Soon after he purchased a farm of 130 acres in Lyon County, where he lived for seven years. He sold his farm, and four years later purchased his present farm of 150 acres, which he bought unimproved, and has brought to its present high state of cultivation. Mr. and Mrs. Cash have four children, viz.: Joseph M., married Mattie Rucker and settled on a farm; Alice, wife of James A. Maloy, a farmer; May, wife of W. A. Grisson, also a farmer, and James A., who is still at home assisting his father on the farm. All are located in Lyon County. Mr. Cash is a Methodist, and formerly affiliated with the Grangers and Good Templars, and is a moderate temperance man. He is a stanch Republican.


Source:  J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin, & G. C. Kniffin. Kentucky. A History of the State. Louisville, KY, Chicago, IL: Battey, 1885. Page 850.