Jonathan Cass

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Major Jonathan Cass (October 29, 1753 – August 4, 1830), born in Salisbury, Massachusetts, [1] was a soldier of the American Revolutionary War, who enlisted as a private the day after the battle of Lexington. He served in the army till the close of the war, and was in all the important battles in the eastern and middle states, where he was distinguished for his valor and good conduct, and attained the rank of captain. He was afterwards a major in Anthony Wayne's army.

After the war, he was elected an Original Member of the New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati on November 18, 1783 at Folsom Tavern in Exeter, New Hampshire. He served as the New Hampshire Society’s first Assistant Treasurer from 1783 to 1794.[2]

He died at an advanced age, at his residence (River Dale house) near Dresden, in Muskingum County, Ohio.[3][4]

He was the father of Lewis Cass, the United States' 14th Secretary of War and the 22nd Secretary of State.


  1. ^ "Jonathan Cass". MyHeritage company. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Jonathan Cass | New Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati". Retrieved 17 May 2019.
  3. ^ Charlton, Edwin Azro (1855). New Hampshire As It Is, 3rd Edition. Tracy and Sanford. pp. 524–526.
  4. ^ Everhart, J. F (1882). 1794. History of Muskingum County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent men and pioneers. J. F. Everhart & Co. p. 352.
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