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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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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:







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