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01 November 2012

Mary Harriet Guthrie Wills Cash



Mary was born about 1806 in Sumner County, Tennessee, the eighth of eleven children of Reverend Robert and Mary Smith Guthrie.  She was first married to Mathew Wills in Sumner County, Tennessee in September 1826 and they were the parents of Robert Wills, Martha Wills who married Joshua Cash a son of Abraham and Deborah Glover Cash, Sarah Wills Chrane, Hodge Wills, and Eliza Wills who married James Chambers Cash also a son of Abraham and Deborah Glover Cash.

Mary's sister, Sarah who was first married to Thomas Culbertson, married Abraham Cash after the deaths of Thomas and Abraham's wife, Deborah.  Sarah Guthrie Culbertson Cash died in 1851. Mary Guthrie Wills then married Abraham Cash in 1854, her widowed brother-in-law and father of her sons-in-law.

Mary died December 7, 1868 at the age of 62 years, 1 month and 25 days and is buried in Bennett Cemetery north of Keytesville.  This tablet stone was broken in three places.  It was repaired, placed in a new base (the old base was broken) and cleaned.  Descendants of Mary Harriet Cash adopted the restoration cost of this stone which was done by "Jacob's Ladder" Cemetery Restoration Specialists.



Cash, Mary H (before)




(Before Restoration)

(After Restoration)


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