First Abshere found in America...Lewis Abshere (1637) James City County, Virginia. (484) Theodore Moyses, 2000 acres in the county of James City, on Tanks Pasbye Hayes Creek, running two miles north west into the woods, abutting on the Chickahominy River. Due for the transportation of forty persons(names below)By Harvey, May 23d, 1637. LewisAbshere was one of these names.
Another thought:There was an Abshawe Family in Essex, England who had a son by the name of Lewis Abshawe, born in 1610.
Another thought:There was an Abshawe Family in Essex, England who had a son by the name of Lewis Abshawe, born in 1610.Next Absher or other spellings were found in Augusta County, Virginia, Bedford County, Franklin County.The name changed from Abshire to Absher when they moved to Wilkes County, North Carolina.Some went to Missouri, Illinois and used the Absher Spelling though some of them went through North Carolina.Seems the ones in Louisiana used the spelling Abshire.Kentucky and West Virginia have a bunch spelling both ways.If we look together, we may find something that someone has over looked in the past. comments powered by Disqus