Mike, It appears you have done alot of research on the Ashmores. I descend from the William Ashmore who died in Nacogdoches Texas in 1844. The majority of his children were born in S.C. He moved in the early l840's from Alabama but was in Ms by l820. Prior to that he lived SCperhaps NC at some younger age.We have no proof of his parents . Among his children were Leonard/Lemuel, John, William, Ransom, Mary Ann, Paschal, Walter, Spencer, Catherine,and others. Have you any information to share on my William.? Thank you for your help.