William Abshire b. 1769 Bedford Co. VA d. Wilkes Co., N Cmarried 1788 Wilkes Co.N C to Nancy Jennings b. 1769 Orange VA d. 1818 Wilkes Co., N CChildren: Jeremiah b. 1789-d. 1916 SArah b. 1790-d. 1860 Elizabeth b. 1791-d. 1869 John b. 1792 ALLEN b. 1796-d. 1874 Owen b. 1796 -d 1883 Edmond b. 1802-d. 1870 Mary A "Polly" b.1807 -d. 1880
2nd marriage to Katherine Brown, 1820 Wilkes Co., N C
This from a tree on Ancestry--cannot confirm. It also shows William's parents as William b. 1734 and Elizabeth b. 1740.
1850 Johnson Co., KY Has Allen Absher b. 1795 Wilkes Co., N Cwith wife Clarissa b. 1795. Has 5 children. Same Tree as above shows his d. as 1880 and hers as 1868. Second marriage to Hannah (Ellis ?)b. 1826 VA married before 1870 as shown on Census 1870 Boyd Co., KY
Tree has Jacob b. 1825 Russell Co., VA d. Scioto Co., Ohio . Rebecca b. 1823 Floyd KY d. 1878 1850 Census Johnson Co., KY has Jacob & Rebecca with daughter Rhoda M. age 1. Then 1860 Lewis Co., Ky has Jacob b. 1824 VA and Rebecca b. 1824 KY. has 6 children. Jacob second wife Jane Kirkendall (?)
Tree has William Joshua b. Johnson Co.Ky 15 Sept. 1850 d. 1920 Lincoln Co., W Va. 1900 Census was all I could find with second wife Viola Adkins.