Welcome to the Cash / Blackburn Branch of Our Family. Ted's father was Howard Cash.  The Cash Branch of the family has been interesting to research.  Ancestors have been found from Native American Indians (Cherokee); from Soldiers of the American Revolutionary War; from passengers arriving in America onboard the Mayflower; and from the royality of Europe.  One of our cousins was elected as the 1st President of the United States; but most of us have just been hard working people and have gained no fame along the way.  Take a look at the Notable People for more information.

DNA: Ted and his brother have had their DNA tested late in 2016.  Some of our ancestors have been verified by finding other descendants that have also had their DNA tested.

Howard's father, John R Blackburn, was born in Clay County, IL and was a laborer there.  John's father, Eli Blackburn, was a Civil War veteran and farmer; John's mother was Temperance Shepherd.  Eli's mother was Frances Eddings, and we have found much information about the Eddings family.

Howard's mother, Frances Manning, was born in Sedan, KS.  Her father was Henry Palmer Manning (Manning, Blackford and Smiley) and her mother was Mary Frances Jennings (Jennings, Cornelius and Moffett).  We were able to trace the Moffett line back into Scotland in the 1400's.  One of cousins, William Jennings Bryan, was the Democrat party nominee for President of the US in 1896, 1900, and 1908. He lost all three races.