Christina, the information I have comes from Bea Cashion who did copious research on the Cashion family many years ago. Most of it has proven good. Her husband curan cashion was from this line also. It is not Burrell's line, but the line of his cousin Joel Cashion born in Chesterfield County, Virginia, moved with the family to North Carolina and remained in Iredell County, North Carolina until his death which was after 1860. He is a brother to my direct ancestor, David Cashion who fought in the Revolutionary war - four of the Cashion boys from Chesterfield Co, Va were Revolutionary soldiers, David, his brother james and their cousins, Burrell who was a descendaent of James the II and Thomas Jr. who was the son of Thomas. Joel who was not born until about 1780 would of course not been - well born yet.
Joel and his wife Susan (Sukey)Puckett or Powers (most people think she was a powers and her sister, Nancy I believe also married into the family had about five or six children - they have been extremely difficult to follow. the one daughter we know of Sarah or Sally had three sons we know of, but not who their father was - she is never listed with a husband - cannot find an 1850 census for her. From 1860 on she is in North Carolina and listed with two of her sons, James and William.
James the oldest brother served in the 5th North Carolina Cavalry - youngest brother William born in 1847 did not serve as far as I can tell and Franklin served in the 56th Infanty co K North Carolina (I believe he served with other Cashion men in this unit but I haven't got my copies up.
Curan Cashions line came down from Franklin through his son Alexander who was born in North Carolina to the marriage with Jane Gant or jane Turner or perhaps he married twice (Franklin, I mean.
Any of the information I have I will be glad to share. I have been doing this forty years and Bea did it much longer and from much closer to the early family and neither of us have ever been able to really straighten it out.
I hate to say this, but if you have another line that might be easier to follow for your DAR I would chose that one instead of the Cashion line Valette
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