If your family of Abshire's came from Daviess County KY to Illinois, I would be very, very interested in your site.Mr g.g. grandmother Cordelia Edwards, Married John Absher May 2, 1860 in Daviess Co, KY.They later (??) moved to Mt. Erie, Wayne, County, Illinois.
If there is a connection, please let me know. This spelling of Absher, Abshire, is found differently on several of my grandmother's notes.