Stewart, in what counties of VA/WV did this Abshire family live? One of my great-uncles, Robert Abshire, had a son named Roy, who was one of 9 children of Robert and Ella Miller Abshire. Robert (1866-1951) was first son of Peter (25 Oct 1840-9 Nov 1894) and Sarah Kessler Abshire (14 Aug 1840 - 9 Mar 1909), who lived in Berkeley County, WV. When I was a very young girl, Uncle Bob and Aunt Ellie lived in Inwood, WV. Both locations are just north of the Virginia line near Frederick County, where I was born. So far I've been unable to find out any information about Peter and Sarah's parents or where they lived prior to 1870 census when they were in Chapline Township, Jefferson Co., WV. In 1880 they were in Berkeley Co., where they remained until their deaths.