James M. Cass was married three times. This is the information I have for this family. (1). 25 February 1869 to Matilda Neal. She died. (2). Hester Cleopatra McConnell. She was known by her granddaughters as Patricia. Parents of 10 children. 1. Nannie Cass b. 15 October 1870 White Co Tn. Married (1) Daniel Golden (2) Frank Lawson. 2. Fannie Cass b. 1872 White Co Tn. Married (1) Jacob Underwood (2) Daniel Thomas? Cannon. 2. Franklin Cass b. 1874 White Co Tn. 3. Martha Alice Cass b. August 1874 White Co Tn. Died 30 May 1909 Burton/Nash, Putnam Co Tn. Her death certificate #69713. She died of childbirth complications and heart dropsy. Buried 1 June 1909 in Pleasnt View Cemetery, Putnam Co Tn. She married 21 April 1895 Ozion Church, White Co Tn., to Jesse Amos Barr, born 18 January 1855 Putnam Co Tn, eldest son of Jacob C. Barr and Hixey Adeline Martin. Jesse Barr and second wife Martha Alice Cass had five Children. Charlie O'Brien Barr, Mary Etta Barr, Jessie Mae Barr, William Monroe Barr (Roe Barr) Ella Adeline Barr. (For furter details of this family see my records in Ancestral File on this couple and the records are on the Internet. They happen to be my grandparents. Their daughter, Mary Etta Barr b. October 29, 1898 Putnam Co Tn who married Lyman Arthur Murphy, Sr are my parents). These records were donated to the Mormon Church October 1994. 5. John Hershell Cass b. 24 April 1879 White Co Tn. 6. Mary Cass b. 1881 White Co Tn. Died Feb 1928. 7. Minnie Cass b. 1883 White Co Tn. Married William (Bill) Lack 8. Molly Cass b. White Co Tn, married Frank Massa. 9. William M. "Will" Cass b. 16 March 1888, White Co Tn. Married Adeline (Caroline) Hickey. 10. James Beecher Cass b. 25 Nov 1890 White Co Tn., married Mandy Hickey. They had Irene Cass, Marie Cass and Azalee Cass, maybe others.
James M. Cass had two other sons; probably by his third wife, Polly Daniels. They are believed to be Finley Cass, and Harvel Cass.
Newpaper Clipping taken from the Sparta Exposter by Mrs. Myrtis Dunn Elrod, great granddaughter of James M. Cass. Obituary--1936. Rites held for Vet. James M. Cass. Funeral Services for Mr. Cass, 91, Civil War Veteran who fought with the Twenty-Fifth Regiment of Tennessee Infantry under the late Gen. George G. Dibrell, were held yesterday at Old Zion Church in Putnam County. Mr. Cass was wounded at the battle of Murfreesboro. His regiment took part in most of the major engagements of the war between the States and he escorted President Jefferson Davis with all Confederate Archives to Washington, Georgia where he surrendered to Union Forces. He was a native of North Carolina but spent most of his life in White County until his removal to the eight district of Putnam County eight years ago. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Nannie Lawson and Mrs. Fannie Cannon of Sparta; and four sons, Will and Beecher Cass, Cookeville and Finley of Sparta; and J. Hershell of Charleston, South Carolina.