Re: Abshires - West Virginia
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.