Cashia to Kissire, North Carolina to Tenn. to Missouri to points beyond
Chief Cashia of the southern band of the Tuscarora Indians of Bertie County North Carolina is recorded to have lived around 1700. By 1760 most of the remaining tribe had moved off the reservation and moved north to New England or possibly to Mecklenburg North Carolina. One of Cashias sons was Sandifer Cashie. The story is he was a scout in the Revolutionary war. He had many children as well. One of his sons was Richard. Richard moved to Kentucky in late 1790\'s and his father and some siblings did as well. In early 1800s Richard moved to Tennessee. He was married at least twice. He died in the 1840\'s in Tenn. One of his sons was Solomon. By this time the spelling of Cashia had changed. So few people could read or write at that time, so spellings of names changed many times. If the name sounded one way to you that is how it was spelled. So the name began evolving. Keziah was popular in Tenn as well as moving on to Missouri. Kasiah was also used. Solomon was one of 12 children of Richard. His mother was probably Margaret. She died after 1860. She is in the 1860 census with her son Thomas.Solomon came to Missouri and married Malvina Dunn in the late 1850\'s. Malvina was from Saline Illinois. Her parents were John R Dunn and Malinda Gasaway. John died about 1844-48. Malinda married Elias Abney in 1849. They had a daughter, Rhoda R Abney in 1850. In 1855 Elias died. Somehow Malinda, 3 of her 4 children from James Dunn (Isham b.1834, Malvina b. 1840, Squire born 1844) and Rhoda traveled to Missouri.
How she got herself and those children would be a story in itself. Possibly one of Elias\' sons (Paul) and his wife went with them, but no way to trace that I guess. So many stories are lost to us from the past. There is so much more to this story... but I have said enough for now. Look up the Tuscarora indians from Bertie County, learn a lot about early America.