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32 Youth's Golden Gleam
Cincinnati that, along with ninety-six other members, she was granted by the elders a certificate of dismission "to unite in the organization of the [Seventh] Presbyterian Church in this city."10 She survived her husband, who died in 1854, aged eighty.11
Michael and Sophia Cassilly had a son, William B. Cassilly, who succeeded his father in the dry goods business and then became a member of the firm of Taylor & Cassilly, commission and forwarding merchants, Cincinnati and New Orleans.12 In September 1849 ^e to°k office as city recorder.13
It was the daughter of the Cassillys, Ann Cassilly Marshall, and their granddaughter, Sophia B. Marshall, whom Stephen came to know particularly well. Mrs. Marshall was now a widow. Her husband, Dr. Vincent C Marshall,14 a native of Pennsylvania, had been a prominent practitioner in Cincinnati for many years, having offices at Broadway and Fifth Street along with Dr. Charles L'H. Avery.14 Dr. Marshall was an Episcopalian, a communicant of Christ Church;15 and his wife, who had been a member of the First Presbyterian Church, transferred to Christ Church in April 1843. The Christ Parish records16 show that Sophia, or Sophie, as she was generally called, was a communicant member also.
As a letter of Stephen's brother Dunning indicates,17 the Marshall home became a center of youthful gayety. Dunning wrote: