Honorable George H. Hash
of Warren County, Tennesee
Son of Thomas & Drucilla (Howell) Hash

Hon[orable] George H. Hash, a prominent and enterprising farmer of Warren County is a resident of the Third District. He was born December 16, 1839, and is the son of Thomas and Drucilla (Howell) Hash. Thomas Hash is a native of Virginia, having been born there April 2, 1792. He came to Warren County, Tenn., about the year 1810, settling where the subject of this sketch now lives. He married Miss Drucilla Howell who was born in Grayson County, Va., about 1794. About the year 1815 Thomas Hash was an enterprising and successful man. The subject of this sketch lived with his parents until the spring of 1861, when he enlisted in Company C, Twenty-fifth Tennessee (Confederate) Infantry, under Col. S. S. Stanton, and remained in the service until the surrender of Gen. Lee, having been engaged in numerous heavy battles and having received several severe wounds. Previous to his discharge from the army he was promoted to the captaincy of his company, in which capacity he was serving when he surrendered with the rest of the army at Appomattox C. H. He then returned to Warren County and engaged in teaching school about eight years, being at the same time engaged also in farming, the latter occupation having ever since occupied his time. In January, 1887, he became interested in a broom manufactory at Rock Island. In 1880 he was elected as a Democrat to, represent his county in the Legislature. He has always been an ardent and devoted member of that party. In early life he acquired a good education, being a member of the senior class at Burritt College, at the breaking out of the war. He was married September 5, 1866, to Miss Sophia Mauzy, who was born in February, 1843, in Bledsoe County, Tenn. She is a daughter of Dr. Thomas and Jane (Floyd) Mauzy, is a graduate of Burritt College, a lady of refinement and a member of the Christian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Hash have four children: Victor H., Charles M., Jane L. and Ella D.

Source: Goodspeed's History of Tennessee, Warren County. Chicago, Illinois: Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1888.

Submitted by Jeany Roark [24Jan02]




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