Bill, I know this is the correct Joseph M. Asbell born in Kentucky in Jan 1831. I was looking for information on William Nelson and his wifeTwo of my grand aunt's daughters married brother's Fred and Joseph Asbell sons of William Nelson and Sarah Elizabeth Cloyse. Trying to fill in the blanks in the family tree. My great grandfather's daughter Mary E. Fitch married William Stevenson in my great grandfather's house in Iowa and then moved to Shasta County with the rest of the Stevenson family. In the 1910 Shasta County census Fred Asbell and his wife Winnie Stevenson with baby Nelson is living with Fred's brother Joseph (head of household) who is still single then. But next door is living William Stevenson and my grand aunt Mary E. with Electa Leona b. Jan 1891 age 19 at the time of the 1910 census and later married Joseph A. Asbell. By the 1920 census Joseph and Leona had two children. Elva E. and Clifford J. That is about all I know of the Asbell family. Thanks for replying.