THE ANCESTORS OF LAURA CAHILL
OF ROSS COUNTY, OHIO
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Some Cahill researchers have suggested that our branch of that family came to America around 1730, sailing on the ship Speedwell and landing at Jamaica, New York. From there the Cahills are said to have settled in or near Baltimore, Maryland before migrating westward. We have not been able to conclusively link our line to this one, but we're working on it. Here, then, is the story of our particular branch of the family as we know it. As always, this is a work in progress and portions are open to future reinterpretation.
A couple early pictures of the hilly land of Ross County, Ohio (June 1938),
and one of the many covered bridges once in the area (picture taken October 1940)..
Rolling farmland of Scioto Farms, Ross County, Ohio (June 1938),
and small general store in the hills of Ross County, Ohio (October 1940).
These pictures of rural Ross County, Ohio taken in the late 1930s, and are available thanks to the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Although we have no pictures from the years our Cahills were living in Ross County, these pictures from the LOC provide a good idea of what the area was like. If you'd like to see more of the LOC's collection of Ross County pictures, go to P&P Online Catalogue, enter "Ross County Ohio" and click the Search button. There are numerous pictures available to download. Enjoy!
"Generation Number 1"
LAURA CAHILL was born February 18, 1906 in Franklin Township, Ross County, Ohio. She died July 23, 1982 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. She was buried on July 27, 1982 in Forest Cemetery, Toledo, Ohio. She was the daughter of JOHN WESLEY CAHILL and VIOLA ("Ola") SIDERS. She married HOWARD FRANKLIN FLOWERS, SR. on April 29, 1922 in Masseyville, Ross County, Ohio. On their marriage license, Laura gave her age as 18 years. Her birth record, however, shows that she was actually only 16 years old.
The 1920 Census for Ross County shows Laura Cahill in Scioto Twp East, living with Benjamin & Martha McDade. Benjamin, aged 66, born in West Virginia; Martha, aged 58, was also born in West Virginia. McDades also had a granddaughter Frances living with them (age 14). Laura is listed as "servant private family", with her age as 15.
Howard Franklin Flowers, Sr. was born in Cottageville, near the border of Jackson and Mason County, West Virginia. He died May 20, 1954 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. He was the son of JAMES WILSON FLOWERS and LUVERNA M. STOVER.
See Flowers Family Genealogy for a listing of their children.
"Generation Number 2"
JOHN WESLEY CAHILL was born May 19, 1881 in Franklin Township, Ross County, Ohio, and died on June 26, 1909 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. His death certificate gives the cause of death as "blood poisoning, lockjaw, due to infection caused by shaving with poisoned razor blade -- cut by poisoned razor on face." He was the son of ERNEST CAHILL and CATHERINE ("KATE") BOST. He married VIOLA SIDERS on March 14, 1905 in Ross County, Ohio.
VIOLA SIDERS ("Ola") was born November 15, 1881 in Ross County, Ohio, and died on August 5, 1915 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. She was the daughter of HENRY SIDERS (CYDRUS) and MINERVA HARTLEY.
Original Higby house, believed to be the place where John Wesley and Henry Cahill were born.
Site where John Wesley and Henry Cahill's house once stood, in Ross County.
Obituary for John Wesley Cahill
Daily Scioto Gazette
Children of"Death of John Cahill"
"John Cahill died at his residence in Franklin township Saturday morning at 9:30 as the result of blood poisoning. The deceased is survived by his wife and three children. The funeral services were held at the Three Locks church Sunday afternoon. Interment in the adjoining cemetery."
John Wesley Cahill appears not to have had a good relationship with his step-father, William Caldwell, and their animosity may have played a role in John Wesley's death. The following is a transcription of a complaint sworn out by John Cahill on December 27, 1909.
The State of Ohio Ross County SS
Before me J.W. Ebhins (sic) Justice of the Peace Personally came John Cahill, Who being duly sworn according to Law Deposes and says that on or a Bout The 26 Day of December A.D. 1908 at The County afore Said one William Caldwell Did unlawfully Per Pose (sic) That he Would git his Gun and Shoot the Differenc (sic) with it said John Cahill and did Git his Gun and Shot the Said John Cahill in the Shoulder and further this Defenant (sic) Sayeth Not
Signed John Cahill
Swore To and Subscribed Before me This 27 Day of December AD 1909
After reading through the Franklin Township records, and talking to other Cahill descendants, we suspect that John Wesley Cahill may hve died from poisoning not caued by the razor cut but from the bullet in his shoulder from when his step-father shot him. According to the grandson of John Wesley's brother, Henry Cahill, John's whole head and neck were swollen, black from the lock jaw. He would have known as he was there. John was shot six months prior to his death, and it is possible that the bullet, which was still lodged in his body, would have led to some kind of sepsis or blood poisoning rather than from a cut from a razor five days before. The incubation period for tetanus (lock jaw) is typically 321 days, with an average of eight days, leading us to question whether tetanus would have set and killed John Wesley in five days. There is nothing definitive to prove this is what happened, but it does appear plausible. Unfortunately there is no way to know for sure.
Obituary For Viola (Siders) Cahill
Daily Scioto Gazette
"Mrs. Viola Cahill"
"Mrs. Viola Cahill died at her home in Franklin township at 5 a.m., Thursday, of a complication of diseases. The funeral will be held from the home Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Nichols officiating. Burial at Three Locks cemetery."
Children of JOHN WESLEY CAHILL and VIOLA SIDERS:
- Edith Marie Cahill, was born August 11, 1904 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. She died in August 1971 in Buckeye Lake, Licking County, Ohio. She married (1) JOE STATCZER. She married (2) CARL SCHRENKEISEN. Carl was born August 18, 1893; he died May 1971 in Buckeye Lake, Licking County, Ohio.
The 1920 Ross County, Ohio census shows that, following her mother's death, Edith Cahill was residing with the Madden residence. William Madden, age 47, born in Ireland, trade as a civil engineer in a paper mill; wife Anna, aged 54, born in Ohio. Two stepsons and a stepdaughter also listed: Frank Wills, 22, night clerk at hotel; Louis Wills, 20, taxi driver; Elsie Wills, 17.
- Laura Cahill was born on February 18, 1906 in Franklin Township, Ross County, Ohio. She died on Juy 23, 1982 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio. She married Howard Franklin Flowers on April 29, 1922 in Masseyville, Ross County, Ohio. For more details, see above.
- Ada Cahill was born November 14, 1908 in Ross County, Ohio. She died October 25, 1909 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio and is buried in Three Locks Cemetery.
"Generation Number 3"
Picture believed to be of Ernest Cahill, taken around 1880.
(Courtesy of Judie Miracle)
ERNEST CAHILL was born January 16, 1857 probably in Ross County, Ohio, though the location has not yet been located with any certainty. He died May 31, 1890 in Franklin Township, Ross County, Ohio and was officially ruled a suicide, although the circumstances were considered by some to be questionable. (See below for details.) He was the son of SYLVESTER CAHILL and MARY FRENCH. He married CATHERINE "Kate" BOST about 1877.
CATHERINE (Kate) BOST was born on April 11, 1863 in Ross County, Ohio. She died on March 21, 1916 in Huntington Township, Ross County, Ohio. She is the daughter of Jacob Bost and Rebecca Nye. Her second husband was WILLIAM CALDWELL.
Grave of Kate Caldwell at Three Locks Cemetery
Ernest Cahill died on May 31, 1890 under circumstances that are clouded. Officially ruled a suicide, some suspected a more sinister cause. The story is told in the following newspaper articles,
The first, from an unidentified Chillicothe newspaper:
ERNEST CAHILL, whose home was near Higby's Station was run over by a Scioto Valley Train and killed Saturday night, at Mill Hollow not far from Higby's.
Cahill was intoxicated, and either fell upon the track and was too helpless to get up or unconscious of danger lay down to sleep at the point where he met his death.
Chillicothe newspaper- June 1890:
ERNEST CAHILL A FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP FARMER, KILLED BY A VALLEY TRAIN
ERNEST CAHILL, who lived on the Higby farm near Stony Creek, with hiswife and Four children, went to Higby Station on last Saturday evening for his mail and while there got in with a wedding party and absorbed more beer than he was able to carry. Shortly before the North bound Valley Train was due he started up the track toward Home, but at Mill Hollow curve, for some reason or other, he laid or fell down on the track and when the Valley Train turned the curve at full speed, he was found fast asleep with his head and feet on the rails. The brakes were put on instantly and the engine reversed, but the train was too close to make the stop in time and the sleeping body of the unfortunate man was mangled under the wheels killing him instantly and making his body almost beyond recognition. The body was placed on the train by the railroad men and brought to this city and taken to Bonner's undertaking establishment and Corner Kramer notified. After the body had been identified it was returned to the stricken home from which the funeral took place on Sunday.
Tracks near the old Higby Station. Somewhere near here, Ernest Cahill was killed.
Chillicothe newspaper- June 1890
CHARGED WITH MURDER AND ACQUITTED
Ever since the evening of May 31st, when the body of Ernest Cahill was mangled under the wheels of a north bound Valley Train, near Higby's, there have been vague rumors to the effect that Mr. Cahill was not alive when the train passed over him. But had been murdered in cold blood and his body left on the track to cover suspicion. These rumors, which were merely suggestive at the beginning, grew as they passed mouth to mouth a little being added here and a little there until the relatives of the unfortunate Cahill began to believe that such was the case. Accordingly, on last Saturday, Aquilla Caldwell, a brother-in-law of the deceased, came to this city and swore out a warrant Before Squire Mick charging three men with murder in the first degree. Harry and Baillis Lawhorn and William Ravenscroft, all farmers who worked near Cahill in Franklin Township. These men were arrested on Saturday and on Wednesday a preliminary hearing was held before Squire Mick, who adjourned his co urt to the room in the rear of the City Hall to accommodate the crowd.
Prosecutor Evans appeared for the State and Col. Entrekin for the defense. About twenty Witnesses were examined, and there being absolutely no evidence to hold any of the Defendants they were all discharged.
The defendants are all rather tough characters, and rumors first started found ready believers, and hence this farce, the costs of which the county will have to pay.
In spite of the official finding, the family of Ernest Cahill maintained that upon his deathbed, Bayliss Lawhorn confessed to the murder of Ernest Cahill. The truth is known only to the men involved, and none of them are around to tell the tale.
Children ofChildren of ERNEST CAHILL and CATHERINE BOST:
"Generation Number 4"
Picture believed to be of Sylvester Cahill
SYLVESTER CAHILL was born in Ohio in 1828. His date and place or death are not known. He is the son of John Cahill and Elizabeth Wiles. He married MARY FRENCH on October 09, 1852 in Scioto County, Ohio.
MARY FRENCH was born on January 31, 1838 in Athens County, Ohio. She died on October 7, 1909 in Ross County, Ohio. She is the daughter of Jeremiah French and Lydia Smith. She married 2) George Brown.
Detail of 1850 Census showing the family of George French.
Children of Sylvester Lorne Cahill and Mary French:
- Laura "Sarah" Cahill was born on April 4, 1855 in Lawrence County, Ohio. She died on December 16, 1943 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. She married 1) William Crispen on December 20, 1885 in Ross County, Ohio. She married 2) LeGrand Thomas on May 24, 1902 in Ross County, Ohio. She married 3) Vernon Estell on March 22, 1915 in Ross County, Ohio.
- Ernest Cahill was born on January 16, 1857 in Franklin Township, Ross County, Ohio. He died on May 31, 1890 in Franklin Township, Ross County, Ohio. He married Catherine "Kate" Bost about 1878 in Ross County, Ohio.
- Florence Cahill was born on December 17, 1859 in Higby, Ross County, Ohio. She died on November 29, 1948 in Kingston, Ross County, Ohio. She married 1) John Bost, brother to Ernest's wife Catherine, on June 7, 1879 in Ross County, Ohio. She married 2) Thomas Maynard.
- Dora Cahill was born on February 8, 1864 in Ross County, Ohio. She died on June 21, 1893 in Chillicothe, Ross County, Ohio. She married John Wesley Shipley on December 24, 1880 in Ross County, Ohio.
The American Civil War
Sylvester Cahill's Civil War Record
Sylvester Cahill enlisted in the army during the Civil War but, it turns out, he was a deserter -- not once, but twice. After the second time, he was never heard from again. From Sylvesters service record with the company B, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery comes the following information.
- Enlisted August 9, 1862
- Shown as present from that date to October 31, 1862
- December 31, 1862 - absent, at home sick in Ross County
- January/February, 1863 - Present; other muster card shows absent sick in January, but must have made it back to regiment in time for February muster to be marked present
- March/April 1863 present
- May/June 1863 present
- July/August 1863 - present; notes state "under going sentence of Court Martial"
- September 1863 - deserted
According to the papers received from the National Archives, Sylvester enlisted as a private in Capt Hayes' Company of the 117th Regiment Ohio Infantry, which was changed to the Company B, 1st Regiment Ohio Heavy Artillery. He was sick with diarrhea quit a bit, and deserted on September 19, 1863 from Fort McLean, Ky., while being court martialed.
In the 1890 Special Veterans Census (see picture above), Sylvester's widow, Mary (French) Cahill, is listed. She stated to the enumerator that her husband deserted and joined another Union regiment. In the remarks section is written, "Deserted & volunteered in 5th Virginia Cavalry (US) So Said." (Underlining in the original document.)
In searching Union regiments, we found no 5th Virginia Cavalry, US. However, at this time, West Virginia was a newly-admitted state, and so Union regiments from what was once western Virginia became officially designated "West Virginia." So there is a 5th West Virginia Cavalry, and a quick search of its roster revealed a SYLVESTER CAIL. It wasnt too much of a stretch to imagine that the name was written wrong -- whether accidental on the part of the clerk who copied down the information, or deliberate on the part of Sylvester himself.
So, we ordered a copy of this man's service record to determine if this could, in fact, be our Sylvester Cahill. When we received our copy of the service record for Sylvester Cail of the 5th WV Cavalry, we were convinced that we had found our man. Below is a comparison of the two soldiers from their respective Company Descriptive Books.
Cahill, Sylvester Co B, 1st Ohio Heavy Arty, Company Descriptive Book
- Age 35 years
- Height 5 feet, 8 inches
- Complexion fair
- Eyes blue
- Hair dark
- Where born Carl [sic] Co., Ohio
- Occupation farmer
- When August 9, 1862
- Where Richmond [Ohio]
- By whom Vanmeter
- Term 3 years
- Remarks Deserted from Battery, McLain, Ky, September 19, 1863
Cail, Sylvester Co G, 5th W. Virginia Cavalry, Company Descriptive Book
- Age 36 years
- Height 5 feet, 7 inches
- Complexion fair
- Eyes blue
- Hair dark
- Where born Carroll Co., Ohio
- Occupation farmer
- When February 29, 1864
- Where Wheeling, W. Va.
- By whom M. Donahue
- Term 3 years
- Remarks Appointed Sergt. April 25, 1864. Captured at New Creek, W. Va. Nov. 28, 1864. Exchanged and returned to duty April 1, 1865. Deserted July 20, 1865 near Seneca, Kansas
According to the records from the National Archives, Sylvester reenlisted in the 5th West Va. Calvary in Wheeling, West Virginia, leading us to suspect him of being a "bounty jumper", a man who would leave (as in desert) one regiment to reenlist into another for more money - or bounty, a kind of "signing bonus". So he enlisted a second time on February 29, 1864, and was mustered in April 15, 1864 in Cumberland, Maryland.
He was appointed Sergeant on September 25, 1864. Later, he was taken prisoner of war from November 1864 until April 1865. According to the documents, he was in the Confederate hospitals at Stanton, Virginia, as well as at Richmond, Virginia. He was paroled at Aikens Landing, Virginia in April 1865. Where as the war ended a few weeks later.
To help put things in some sort of order, we created the following timeline for Sylvester's life, based upon these documents.
Sylvester Cahill's Timeline prior to the Civil War
- 1828 - Born in Carroll County, Ohio, the son of John Cahill and Elizabeth Wiles
- 1852 - Married Mary French on October 9 in Scioto County, Ohio
- 1856 - Daughter Laura Cahill born
- 1857 - Son Ernest Cahill born January 16
- 1859 - Daughter Florence Cahill born
Sylverster's Timeline including Military Record Summary
- 1862 - Enlisted August 9 in Company B, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery at Richmond, Ohio; shown present with company from that date to October 31, 1862. December 31, 1862 shown absent, at home sick in Ross County, Ohio.
- 1863 - Shown as present on company muster rolls for January through August. Remarks on July/August muster roll states under going sentence of Court Martial. September muster roll and other documents shows him as deserted on September 19, 1863 while company was at Fort McLain, near Paris, Kentucky. No further records for Sylvester Cahill with this unit.
- 1864 - Enlists (as Sylvester Cail, also spelled Caile, Cale, and Cahil in service records) on February 29 at Wheeling, West Virginia in the 5th West Virginia Cavalry. Appointed Sergeant on April 25. Captured at New Creek, W. Virginia on November 28. Confined at Staunton and Richmond, Virginia.
- 1864 - Daughter Dora Cahill born
- 1865 - Paroled at Aikens Landing, Virginia on February 16. At Division No. 1 USA General Hospital, Annapolis, Md. February 18. Transferred to Baltimore, Md. On February 27. Returned to duty April 1. Deserted near Seneca, Kansas on July 20, 1865.
- No further record found after July 20, 1865 -- at least, so far!
When the war ended, the 5th West Virginia was absorbed with other troops to make up the 6th West Virginia, New Co. G. The 6th was sent out west to fight the Indians. Unfortunately, Sylvester apparently had a problem with authority or taking orders. He again deserted, this time while stationed in Kansas, on July 20, 1865. According to the muster roll, he took:
1 carbine sling swivel,
1 cartridge box,
1 cap pouch pick,
1 sabre butt plate,
1 curry comb brush,
1 halter strap,
1 picket pin,
1 nose bag,
1 saddle complete,
1 saddle blanket,
1 pr spurs straps,
17 long? brush wipers,
1 canteen strap,
1 shelter tent pin.
Total value -- $244.51
He also took a set of Calvary Arms. He was never seen or heard from again.
His wife Mary eventually remarried, to GEORGE BROWN, another Civil War veteran.
"Generation Number 5"
JOHN CAHILL was born on January 1, 1796 either in Pennsylvania or Virginia. He died on February 3, 1873 in Jefferson Township, Ross County, Ohio as a result of "complications of old age." He was the son of Phillip E. Cahill and Mary McGuire. He married 1) ELIZABETH WILES on November 14, 1818 in Jackson, Ross County, Ohio. He married 2) Lydia Boggs on November 15, 1866 in Pike County, Ohio. There were no children born to this union.
Elizabeth Wiles was born on May 20, 1796 in Virginia. She died on April 7, 1865 in Jackson Township, Ross County, Ohio, aged age 68 years, 10 months, and 18 days and is buried in Sigler Cemetery in Ross County, Ohio.
Grave of John Cahill's wife, Elizabeth Wiles
Lydia Boggs was born about 1806 in Gallia County, Ohio. She died on December 25, 1872 in Jefferson Township, Ross County, Ohio.
According to information provided by another Cahill family member and researcher, before he died, John Cahill sold his property in Jefferson Twp. Ross Co. Ohio to his near neighbor Charles Stockman. The property was sold January 1, 1873. The sale was witnessed by Sydnie Boggs, which we assume is a daughter of his late wife Lydia Boggs. More research is being done.
Site of John Cahill's farm in Ross County.
Elizabeth Wiles' father, Samuel Wiles, was a property owner in Jackson Township, Ohio. John and Elizabeth bought property from him soon after they married. John and Elizabeth lived out their lives in Jackson County.
House said to be where John Cahill and Elizabeth Wiles once lived.
Children of John Cahill and Elizabeth Wiles are:
- Elizabeth Cahill was born about 1820 in Ohio. Her date and place of death are not known. She married William J. Bower on June 13, 1844 in Pike County, Ohio.
- Phillip Cahill was born about 1822 in Perry Township, Ohio. He died on November 11, 1908 in Clinton County, Ohio. He married Lydia Allen on July 1, 1846 in Pike County, Ohio.
Headstone of Phillip's wife, Lydia (Allen) Cahill
Cahill plot in Centerville Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio. Lydia's headstone can be seen on the left side of the toppled oblisk.
Phillip is buried here, but his grave is not marked.
Close up of base of oblisk
- Sylvester Lorne Cahill was born about 1828 in Carroll County, Ohio. He died, date and place unknown. He married Mary French on October 9, 1852 in Scioto County, Ohio. See above entry for more details.
- Mary Jane Cahill was born on February 22, 1831 in Carroll County, Ohio. She is a twin of Harriet Cahill. She died on July 29, 1916 in Clinton County, Ohio. She married Isaac Hartley on May 1, 1849 in Pike county, Ohio.
Grave of Isaac and Mary Jane (Cahill) Hartley in Omega Cemetery, Pike County, Ohio,
- Harriet Cahill was born on February 22, 1831 in Carroll County, Ohio. She is a twin of Mary Jane Cahill. She died, date and place not known. She married Frederick Bowers.
- Eleanor Cahill was born about 1834 in Ohio. She died, date and place unknown. She married Joseph Watson on March 18, 1856 in Jackson County, Ohio.
- John M. Cahill was born July 1841 in Ohio. No further information currently known.
"Generation Number 6"
PHILLIP E. CAHILL was born 1769 in either Maryland or Pennsylvania. He died after 1860 in Carrol County, Ohio. He is the son of Dennis Cahill and Diana Busey or Bucey. He married 1) MARY E. McGUIRE about 1795. He married 2) RUTH WEST after 1813.
MARY E. McGUIRE was born on May 16, 1766 in Frederick, Maryland. She died on November 21, 1829 in Loretto, Cambria County, Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of MICHAEL McGUIRE and PATIENCE WELLS.
RUTH WEST was born about 1782 in Pennsylvania. An alternate birth year of 1786 has also been found. She died in 1873 in Carroll County, Ohio. She is the daughter of Morris West and Sarah Lacey.
Children of Phillip Cahill and Mary McGuire are:
- John Cahill was born on January 1, 1796 in either Pennsylvania or Virginia. He married 1) Elizabeth Wiles on November 14, 1818 in Jackson County Ohio. He married 2) Lydia Boggs on November 15, 1866 in Pike County, Ohio.
- Mary Cahill was born on March 13, 1794 in Pennsylvania. She died on November 28, 1874 in Jackson County, Ohio. She married Nathaniel West on Augut 28, 1812 in Jefferson County, Ohio.
- Joseph Cahill was born on April 18, 1798 in Jefferson County, Ohio. He died on January 11, 1855 in Parke County, Indiana. He married Elizabeth Crabb on May 14, 1818 in Fayette County, Ohio.
- Griffith Cahill was born on January 30, 1800 in Ohio. He died on June 12, 1830 in Carroll County, Ohio. He married Mary McQueen on March 22, 1821 in Harrison County, Ohio.
- Catherine Cahill was born on October 1, 1803 in Harrison County, Ohio. She died on October 8, 1883 in Hardin County, Ohio. She married Richard Fleming Holmes on May 29, 1828 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
- David Cahill was born about 1804 in Harrison County, Ohio. He died, date and place not known. He married Eleanor Capper on January 8, 1829 in Harrison County, Ohio.
- Phillip Cahill (Jr) was born on October 10, 1805 in Harrison County, Ohio. He died on October 29, 1861 in Parke County, Indiana. He married Ann Sheridan on April 18, 1833 in Carroll County, Ohio.
- Elizabeth Cahill was born o June 30, 1807 in either Ohio or Pennsylvania. She died on May 12, 1856 in Stillwater, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. She married Jacob Houk Jr. on February 26, 1827 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
- Jesse Cahill. At the present time, we have no information for Jesse.
Children of Phillip Cahill and Ruth West:
Cahill Family Reunion - 1930
- Elijah Cahill was born on March 5, 1817 in Carroll County, Ohio. He died on December 15, 1911 in Raccoon, Indiana. He married Mary Kinzer on March 28, 1839 in Bridgeton, Indiana.
- Levi Cahill was born in March 1821 in Carroll County, Ohio. He died on November 22, 1907 in Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio. He married Ruth Burchfield on February 10, 1846 in Carroll County, Ohio.
Levi Cahill, courtesy of Dan Cahill
- James Cahill was born probably in Ohio, date unknown. He died, date and place not known. He married Jane Boyd on February 29, 1844 in Carroll County, Ohio.
- William Cahill was born on October 31, 1818 in Carroll County, Ohio. He died on November 28, 1873 in Perry Township, Carroll County, Ohio. He married Mary Baxter on December 5, 1839 in Carroll County, Ohio.
- Elisha Cahill was born in August 1814 in Ohio. He died, date and place not known. He married Sarah Wyant on November 12, 1833 in Carroll County, Ohio.
- Joshua Cahill. At the present time, we have no information for Joshua.
- Rachel Cahill was born on July 8m, 1823 in Carroll County, Ohio. She died on December 25, 1918 in Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio. She married Henry Garret on July 7, 1841 in Carroll County, Ohio.
Rachel Cahill Garrett at age 93, courtesy of Dan Cahill
"Generation Number 7"
DENNIS CAHILL was born 1741 in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He died before 1850, probably in Nottingham, Harrison County, Ohio. He is the son of William Cahill and Ellen O'Connor. He married DIANA BUSEY in 1768 in Maryland.
DIANA BUSEY was born about 1745 in Maryland. She died after 1786 in Amwell, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Her last name is sometimes found spelled "Bucey."
Children of Dennis Cahill and Diana Busey are:
- Phillip E. Cahill was born about 1769 in either Maryland or Pennsylvania. He died after 1860 in Carrol County, Ohio. He married 1) Mary McGuire. He married 2) Ruth West. For more detail, see above.
- John Cahill was born about 1773 in Montgomery County, Maryland. He died on February 15, 1837 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married Elizabeth Burroway on November 16, 1828 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
- William Cahill was born about 1774. He died, date and place not known. He married Rebeckah Barrett on March 16, 1815 in Harrison County, Ohio.
- Kinsey Cahill was born about 1775 in Maryland. He died after 1850 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. He married Mary Ann Coonrood on December 18, 1838 in Jefferson County, Ohio.
- Griffith Cahill was born about 1776 in Maryland. He died, date and place not known. He married Amelia in 1800.
- Mary Cahill was born about 1776 in Maryland. She died about 1860 in Urichsville, Tuscarawrus County, Ohio. She married William Ross.
- Lorena Cahill was born about 1784 in Pennsylvania. She died on October 27, 1855 in Lima Township, Allen County, Ohio. She married Thomas Holland in 1801 in Ohio.
"Generation Number 8"
WILLIAM CAHILL was born about 1710 in Ireland. He died about 1782 in Montgomery County, Maryland. He married ELLEN O'CONNOR in 1735 in Montgomery County, Maryland.
ELLEN O'CONNOR was born about 1715 in Maryland. She died in Montgomery County, Maryland, date not known.
Children of William Cahill and Ellen O'Connor are:
- Phillip Cahill was born about 1736 in Maryland. He died about 1754 in Maryland.
- Infant Cahill was born in 1737 in Maryland. Died young.
- Richard Cahill was born about 1738 in Maryland. He died before 1790 in Maryland. He married Catherine Day in Maryland.
- Mary Cahill was born about 1740 in Maryland. She died, date and place not known. She married John Day in 1770.
- Dennis Cahill was born in 1741 in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He died about 1850 in Nottingham, Harrison County, Ohio. He married Diana Busey in 1768 in Maryland. For details, see above.
- William Cahill was born about 1743 in Maryland. He died about 1782 in Maryland. He married Catherine White in Maryland.
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