John Asbill, son of Joseph Asbill and Dorthy Ross, was born in Perquiman or Chowan County, North Carolina about 1768. He married Elizabeth Coyle in Surry County, North Carolina on January 31.1788. Joseph Davis performed the ceremony. (Records in Surry County Court House,Dobson,N,C in a small box among many old records.) To this union was born five sons and four daughters, Thomas. John, Pierce, Tyre, William, Polly, Sarah, Hannah and Rhoda. Here again is and example of how the Asbills named their children after their parents, grandparents or reatives. John was named afer his father, Pierce was named after his great-grandfather, William after his uncle, Hannah after her great-great-grandmother Hannah Pierce, wife of Martin Asbill. Polly (Mary) was named after numerous aunts, ect. Thus given names were handed down and kept in the family.
In the U.S. Census of 1820 of Madison County, Kentucky John had one boy at home between 5 and 10 and one boy between 16 and 18, He had one girl between 16 and 18. Both he and Elizateth were listed as over 45. In July 1809 he was paid by Madison County $12.00 for four wolf scalps and sometime later in the same year he was paid shillings (note the two kinds of money used)for one wolf scalp. In November 1810 he received $150.00 for one wolf scalp. This record was entered at the same time his brother William's record was entered. That meant that they had been hunting together, which no doubt was often the case.
In Estell County, Kentucky records show that John lived on the road near Station Camp Creek and that he was appointed surveyer of this road in 1808. This must have been just a few years after he came from Surry County, North Carolina to Kentucky.
John owned land in both Madison and Estill Counties, We find a record in the Estill County Court House where he sold land to Linsfield Becknell (His son-in-law and to Abram Gum.
John Asbill died in 1828, survived by his wife Elizabeth and their children:
1. Thomas Asbill married Sarah (Sally) Hulem on June 3,1813, Estill County, Kentucky. He moved to Knox County, Indiana in 1826. His wife Sarah (d. 1871 was the daughter of Amrose and Sally Hulen. Their children:
a. Jackson Asbill, m. Mary Millholland.
b. Ambrose Asbill, m. (1) Mary Caywood, December 29,1836 and (2) Mary Cox.
c. Clara Asbill, born 1817, died October 4, 1910, married Benjemin Keith on August 21, 1834.
d. Mary Asbill, born 1819, married March 13,1838 to William Asbell.
e. Elizabeth Asbill, Married December 1, 1840 to William Hooper.
2. Mary "Polly" Asbill married Linsfield Becknell (son of Captain Thomas Becknell) on May 15, 1815, Estill County, Kentucky. Their children:
a. Henry Becknell
b. John Bechnell
c. Pat Bechnell
d. Tyre Bechnell married Miriam Willis.
3. Sarah "Sally" Asbill (d.1840 of tyhoid fever) married on June 30,1815, Estill County, Kentucky to David Winkler (d. 1840) son of Jacob Winkler, who came from Germany to North Carolina. Their children:
Cynthia Winkler (1822-Aug.12,1887 married Stuart L. A. Raynolds (1810-1890, (Laport, Ind.)
b.Archibold Winkler (California)
c. Sidney Winkler, dies July 10, 1887, in Vermont, Civil War Veteran.
d. David Winkler Jr. (May 14, 1827-Feb. 1898 in Pierce County, Washington). married in 1855 to Eliza Allen (1838-1929).
e. Howard Winkler (died on the Plains going to California when a young man.
f. Clayton Winkler (Jan. 12 1831-Nov18. 1901,married Martha Brain (d. Oct. 18, 1849) in 1866.
g. Simpson Jay Winkler (died 1840 when young).
4.John Asbill, Jr. married Mahalia Grace on June 12, 1823 Estill County, Kentucky.
a. William Asbill, married his cousin Nancy Asbill.
b. John Asbill married Mary Ann Bensfield.
c. James Asbill (called Jim).
5. Tyre Asbill (Tyrus) married Sally Asbell (a distant cousin,on Januare 10, 1829, Madison County Kentucky. They settled in Covelo, County, California.
a. John Asbill.
b. Pierce Asbill (born Howard County, Missouri, Oct 17, 1835 and married Katie Robertson, Sept.12,1880.
c. Europe Asbill.
d. Frank Asbill married (1) Henocme Wonta Kakini and (2) Mary Frost.
e. Mary Asbill
f. Elizabeth Asbill.
6.Pierce Asbill (born before 1800) married May 13, 1829 to Marriah Bryson (1806-1840 in Henry County,Kentucky. They moved to Missouri in 1838.
a. Tyree Asbill
b. Emily Asbill married Mr McPeak
c. John Asbill.
d. Mary Asbill married Mr. Clark (Oklahoma).
e. Benjamin Frainkin Asbill (1837-1899) born in Estill County, Kentucky
f. William Asbill died in Wyoming.
g. Cassandra Asbill.
h. Mahalia Asbill married Mr. Suttee.
i. Salina Asbill (d.in Oregan, 1896) m. Mr. Anderson.
j. Pierce Asbill died age 21
7. Hannah Asbill Married Francis Still, Novenber 21. 1829, Estill County, Kentucky.
8. William Asbill married Elizabeth Still December 4. 1828, Madison County, Kentucky.
a. William Daniel Asbill married Johanna Crowley.
b. Sarah Jane Asbill married D.M. Copsey on Dec 14, 1851. Mr. Copsey was born in Indiana, Jan.12,1832, moved to Missouri with his Parents in 1840 and migrated to California Sept.12. 1850
c. Sirrilda Asbill married Mr.Cantrol.
d. Sally Ann Asbill married mr.Coffman.
e. Loura Asbill married Mr.Penny
f. Lydia Asbill married Mr. Dobbins
g. Martha Asbill married Mr. Goldsmith
h. Hannah Asbill married Mr. Dearing.
9. Rhoda Asbill never married.