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From: "Hildegard Hendrickson" <>
Subject: RE: [KYCLAY] Asher Family
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 07:39:48 -0700
In-Reply-To: <>

At this time, our ASHER researchers who research the time before 1800, only
agree that William "Captain Billy" Asher 1742-1792 (service in Revol. War
has been accepted by DAR) who married Peggy Blevins are "our" Dillion
Asher's parents. Another researcher, L. Cornwall, has reported different
ancestors for William Asher & Peggy Blevins, which our researchers have not
proven or disproven. In the late 1600's and early 1700's two Asher families
lived in the James River and Tappahonnock areas of VA who used many of the
same first names for their children. Land records, etc, will have to be used
to make a definite genealogy.
William Asher & Peggy Blevins Asher lived in (today's TN) where William
Asher in 1792 drowned in the Holston River chasing a deer.
Their Children (We don't have data on all of them)
Robertson Asher 1766-1828 died Bond Co IL
John Asher 1767-1831 died in Anderson Co TN
Married Emilia (Milly).......
Annie Asher 1769 married ______Bunch
William Asher 1770-1840 died in MO; married Susannah ........
Josiah Asher 1771-1826 died in Bourbon Co KY; marr Rebecca Kennedy
Martin Asher 1773-1838 died in Anderson Co TN; married Rachael ......
James Blevins Asher 1775
Dillion Asher 1777-1844 died in Clay Co KY (had 27 children with 4 women --
His wife Nancy Davis & her sister Sally Davis
Two Collett sisters: Sarah and Elizabeth
(Mary) Polly Asher 1783-1858
(Sarah) Sally Asher 1788 marr Samuel Lane
Peggy (Margaret) Asher 1788 marr Pressly McLemore
Susan Asher or Warman Asher 1790 -- assumed to be the youngest child

Every year, the first full weekend in October (this year Oct 7 & 8, 2005)
there is an Asher Reunion at Red Bird, Clay Co KY by Dillion Asher's cabin
which has been declared a Kentucky Landmark. For the 2004 ASHER REUNION we
printed the over 35,000 names of Dillion Asher descendents and spouses in
our database in separate books according to the mothers of Dillion Asher's
children. The also is a 2002 edition of a book listing the descendents and
spouses of Robertson Asher and John Asher. All books are called
"work-in-progress" since additional names (when checked out) are added to
the database.

Hildegard Hendrickson
Dillion Asher Researcher

-----Original Message-----
From: [mailto:]
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:41 AM
Subject: Re: [KYCLAY] Asher Family

"Robertson Asher b 1766 is an older brother of the Dillion Asher 1777-1844
whose descendents our group researches."

Please tell us more about these two men and post the early descendants of
both Robertson Asher and Dillon Asher giving citations where possible,
By early descendants I mean, please tie them to the first generation found

in Clay Co. KY from 1800-ca 1830. That should minimize the task.

Was the first Dillon Asher ever in Hawkins Co., TN before going to Clay
Co.KY? Where did he come from?
Who were Robertson and Dillons parents? found where -- in Virginia?


In a message dated 9/12/2005 5:31:38 AM Central America Standard Tim,


I thank you so much for this information.

I had been trying to place Rachel for quite some time. Now she has a


Hildegard Hendrickson <> wrote: Cosetta
"your" Rachel Asher b Dec 18 1808 Clay Co KY marr Clay Co Sep 3 1824
William Burns Jr. b 1800 Our records show 15 children.

Rachel was the daughter of Dillion III b 1788 NC marr Knox Co KY 1805/6
Elizabeth -- we don't have her maiden name either.
THIS Dillion Asher is son of Robertson Asher b 1765/66 VA - 1828 Bond Co IL
marr 1788 (probably Washington Co TN) Susan (probably) Morris

Robertson Asher b 1766 is an older brother of the Dillion Asher 1777-1844
whose descendents our group researches.

Hildegard Hendrickson

-----Original Message-----
From: Cosetta Dowdell [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 10:43 AM
Subject: RE: [KYCLAY] Asher Family


I know I'm changing the subject but I need your Asher help.

I understand that my 3rd great grandfather William Burns b.1802, married
Rachel Asher. I had only, that her mother was Elizabeth ?? and her father
was Dillion Asher. I know that there are several children of Dillion that
have different mothers. What I don't know is where Rachel fits in.

Any information that you can send my way would be great.



Hildegard Hendrickson wrote: Lanice
I can answer parts of your question:

The Rachel Marcum b Jan 1 1819 - d Sep 27, 1880 marr 1842 Jesse Roberts III
Was the d/o Thomas Marcum & Mary Wilson
Jesse Roberts III b Oct 17 1822 was the s/o Pharris Roberts & Arrah Asher

The Rachel Marcum b 1857 marr 3/26/1874 Granville Ledford
Was the d/o Thomas Marcum b 1814 & Nancy Roberts
This Thomas Marcum b 1814 is the s/o Thomas Marcum & Mary Wilson
Nancy Roberts b 1819 was the sister of Jesse Roberts III.

I don't have death dates for Rachel Marcum Ledford and Granville Ledford
My records show that their last child Frank Ledford was born Mar 20, 1888.
It is possible that they divorced and/or Granville Ledford died, and
Check the 1900 Clay Co Census!!!!!

I don't know if the following applies, or is just coincidental, because the
Same first names were used in every generation

I show a sister of Rachel Marcum (b 1857)Elizabeth Marcum b 1840 marr
Hensley. They have a daughter Sarah "Sallie" Hensley b 1866 who marr Mar 27
1885 Theophilus Webb in 1885. They had 14 children.
This Sarah "Sallie" Hensley COULD have married in 1881 John Crook. I don't
have a John Crook in my files.

Hildegard Hendrickson

-----Original Message-----
From: Lanice [mailto:]
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 5:46 AM
Subject: Re: [KYCLAY] Crook/Marcum

Thanks so much for the lookup!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Betty Eddy"
Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 6:47 PM
Subject: Re: [KYCLAY] Crook/Marcum

> From the "Clay County, Ky. Marriage Index, 1807 - 1923", on sale by the
> Co. Genealogical and Historical Society, I find the following:
> CROOK. John P. and HUDSON, Mahala, date of license, 12 Feb 1878
> Box 18, no marriage date is given
> CROOK, John P. and HENSLEY, Sarah, date of marriage 13 Jan 1881,
> 19
> I find two marriages involving a bride named Rachel MARCUM:
> 1.) to Jesse ROBERTS, 12 Jan 1842, Box 9
> 2.) to Granville LEDFORD, 26 March 1874, Box 17
> I also find that a Rachel LEDFORD married George WOMBLES on 11 Feb 1897,
> Box 28. Don't know if this is the same Rachel remarrying as the Widow
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Lanice
> To:
> Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 4:58 PM
> Subject: [KYCLAY] Crook/Marcum
> I need any info. or dates regarding a marriage between:
> John Crook and Rachel Marcum, between the years of 1885-1890.
> John born March 25, 1856.
> John was married to Matilda Hudson and 2nd wife was Sarah "Sallie"
> Hensley.
> Thank you.

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