Christian Tash, Sr. was one of ten children born to John and Sarah Tash who settled in Washington County in 1816, from North Carolina. In 1847, Christian Tash married Matilda Walker and subsequently purchased 205 acres near the original family homestead on the Blue River where he built the present house in 1853. Local historical accounts lay claim that in the summer of 1863, Confederate cavalry under the command of Captain William Davis, who was a part of General John Hunt Morgan’s unit, forded the Blue River near this property and commandeered the original Tash homestead where they consumed all of the food supply of the Tash family. Upon leaving the Tash house, the men encountered Union soldiers at the top of nearby Oak Ridge Hill where a skirmish occurred resulting in the death of one confederate troop, the wounding of five others, and the capturing of nineteen. The event has become known as the Battle of Oak Ridge and is marked by a plaque. The Christian Tash farm remained in the Tash family until the 1990’s with the death of family member Everett Marvin Tash.
I love that there is history with the house! I'm looking forward to seeing the plaque for myself. I will post a pic when I do.