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May 13, 1897Ray Cash is born in Rison, Arkansas. At age 34, he has a son, Johnny Cash, and eight years later, sires Tommy Cash. His granddaughter is Rosanne CashMar 13, 1904Carrie Rivers is born in Kingsland, Arkansas. She becomes the mother of Johnny Cash and Tommy Cash, and grandmother of Rosanne CashAug 18, 1920Ray Cash marries Carrie Rivers in Kingsland, Arkansas. The marriage produces two country singers: Johnny Cash and Tommy CashFeb 26, 1932J.R. Cash is born in Kingsland, Arkansas. As Johnny Cash, he joins the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, rising to prominence with rockabilly music at Sun Records and graduating to become an icon for country musicApr 23, 1934Vivian Liberto is born in San Antonio, Texas. She becomes the first wife of Johnny Cash and the mother of Rosanne CashMar 23, 1935Ray and Carrie Cash move 240 miles from Kingsland, Arkansas, to Dyess, across the Mississippi River from Memphis. They take with them three-year-old son Johnny Cash, destined to come to fame through the Memphis-based Sun RecordsJan 16, 1937Floods hit the state of Arkansas, where more than 2,700 people are forced to evacuate their homes, including the family of Johnny Cash in Dyess. The event inspires Cash to write the 1959 hit "Five Feet High And Rising"Feb 16, 1937Four-year-old Johnny Cash and his family return to their home in Dyess, Arkansas, damaged in January by severe flooding from the Tyonza River. The event will inspire his 1959 hit "Five Feet High And Rising"Apr 5, 1940Tommy Cash is born in Dyess, Arkansas, the younger brother of country superstar Johnny Cash. Tommy registers three Top 10 singles in 1970, including "Six White Horses," a tribute to John F. Kennedy, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther KingFeb 26, 1942Johnny Cash receives a guitar from his mother for his 10th birthday
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