Hash, Zachariah

Born: 1812-04-06 Green County, Kentucky

Died: 1907-05-12 Chandlerville, Illinois

Flourished: 1832 Menard County, Illinois

Hash emigrated with his parents from Green County, Kentucky, to Illinois in 1822. The family settled in a part of Sangamon County, Illinois, that would later become Menard County. Hash would receive his education in Sangamon County. In 1834, Hash married Mary Dick, with whom he had seven children. In 1835, he was living in Morgan County, Illinois. While living there, he purchased land in an area that would be subsumed into Cass County, Illinois. In 1850, Hash was farming on land southwest of Chandlerville, and owned real estate valued at $1,500. Mary Hash died in 1857, and in 1862, Zachariah wed Mrs. Susan Sheldon (Shelton), with whom he had two children. In 1860, Hash owned real estate valued at $5,000 and personal property valued at $550.

Election Returns for the New Salem Precinct in Sangamon County, Illinois; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Morgan County, 26 June 1834, Mason County, 3 April 1862, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Cass County, 68:198, 218, 70:109, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Cass County, IL, 14; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Chandlerville, Cass County, IL, 151; William Henry Perrin, ed., History of Cass County, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1882), 289-90; Gravestone, Dick Cemetery, Chandlerville, IL.