Hey! You are the person I have been wanting to meet! Where did you get all this great information? Al Cashen had 6 children, that I know of, William, Robert,Shirly, Patrick, Sue, and James.He eventually spent the rest of his life in Hubbardston, MI. I am the youngest of Roberts 3 children. To who of Williams branch are you most closely related? I have heard stories of the different water ways that William dredged. in central and northern MI. The story I was told from my grandfather was that William was assigned many of the less desireble chores at the Hotel and, after emptying one too many chamber pots, spotted a fellow leaving the establishment in a rig full of dredging equipment, headed for Michigan.The rest is history. Do you have anything on any of the ancestors before Sylvester?