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The family of David Alsup, descending from Derbyshire  England. (Updated September 2016)

This is the Hanover County Alsup clan.  Positive DNA evidence of David Alsup connects this clan.


First Generation    (Circumstantial evidence only)


William Alsup  (abt 1660-aft 1730) & Unk   (2nd was Mary East md: 1721-1723, probably no children)

Known children of William Alsup and wife, Unk 

1. William Alsup jr 1690 – 1788   m. Unk.

2. Benjamin Alsup  (abt 1680-1748)  & wife Susannah  (abt 1681-aft 1748) (Circumstantial)

Note: The differential in age of William Alsup (b: abt1660 vs First Generation listing, which shows abt 1670)

3. Female Alsup (abt 1690-abt 1750), married a Mr. Yarborough   Son was Alsup Yarborough  (Circumstantial)


Second Generation


Benjamin Alsup  Benjamin & Susannah had at least two sons.

1.Joseph Alsup      In 1745 Joseph concealed tithables. Doing the math, he was born abt 1705

2.Thomas Alsup


Third Generation


Joseph Alsup   & wife Unk.  (abt 1705-1785)   Halifax Co, VA (This is pure speculation, however, I feel the father is correct.)

The children of Joseph Alsup were named by circumstantial evidence. He had at least two sons.

1. Thomas Alsup,  abt 1729

2. Robert Alsup   abt 1729 to abt 1787, possibly moved to NC by 1787. (Circumstantial evidence)


Fourth Generation

Either Thomas or Robert Alsup, b: abt 1729. (This is pure speculation, however, I feel his grandfather and father is correct.)


1. Joseph Alsop (b. abt 1748- 1817) maybe Hanover County, VA,  m. Elizabeth ___

   No other known siblings  


Joseph Alsop, (Documents also showed spelling of Alsup & Allsup) showed up in Fayette Co, KY by 1789.


Sally Sarah Alsop, a daughter of Joseph Alsop, married Richard Rieger. Richard Rieger was named as a son in the will of Jacob Rieger in 1798 in Pittsylvania Co, VA.   There was no other Richard Rieger to be found in the U.S. who was born in VA before 1800.


Jacob Rieger was a close neighbor of the Alsup’s of Pittsylvania Co, VA. Thomas Alsup was named (non-legatee) in Jacob’s will.

In 1793, Jacob Rieger sold property bounded by that of Joseph Alsup (sr).

If additional proof of descendency is found, this page will update the corrections/additions.


Everything above this line is circumstantial evidence.

Everything below this line is proven evidence.


Fifth Generation


Joseph Alsop, b. abt 1748; prob Hanover County, VA, moved to Fayette Co, KY, abt 1789, died: 1817.

  (He signed his will with the name Joseph ALLSUP.)

The four children named in Joseph Alsop’s will were:

1. Allen Alsop           b. abt 1785-aft 1822,  m. 15 Feb 1815, Rebecca Wilson.   (No known issue)

2. Sally Sarah Alsop  b. abt 1786-aft 1850  m. 18 Dec 1809 Richard Rieger,         (3 children found)

3. Bartlett Alsop        b: 1790- bef 1870 IN, m. 21 Sept 1807 Delilah Daniel (4 children, 5 others not found)

4. James Alsop,         b. 1791-abt 1849, m. 31 Dec 1812, Rosanna Gray, (b:1796, KY-d: aft 1880)


Sixth Generation


James Alsop, b. 1791, Fayette County, KY, d. bef 1850 in either Spencer or Shelby Co.

Rosannah Gray Alsop lived with her children past 1880, where she was enumerated in

Daviess Co., KY with her youngest son, Henry. Rosanna’s father, James Gray, was

named as an executor of Joseph Alsop’s will (father of James Alsop).

The children of James Alsop & Rosannah Gray were:

      1. Elizabeth Alsop.  1814- 1884, m. 6 Jan 1836, Christopher II Sutt, 1814-1888           (7 children)

      2. Rebecca Alsop, b. 1818-1912, m. 10 Aug 1837, George Cook  c1815-c1848.        (3 children)

      3. William Penn Alsop, 1819-1871, IL, m. (1) DeQuincy Terrell (2) Letitia Jackson (6 + 5 children)

      4. James Alsop, 1826-1840. Died young, (maybe)

      5. David O. Alsop 1827-1898  m. 1 Oct 1845 Mary Ellen Houser 1830-1876.

      6. Andrew Beda Alsop 1830-1880  m. 7 Jan 1861, Joanna Sparks 1839-1931.              (4 children)

      7. Henry L. Alsop 1837-1911 m. 21 Jan 1858, Mary Elizabeth Richardson 1834- c.1909. (8 children)

         Andrew and Henry changed the spelling of their last names to Alsip.


Seventh Generation


David O. Alsop, married Mary Ellen Houser. The Houser clan began migrating to Logan County, IL.

David & family moved there abt 1859. They lived on a houseboat for a few years, and they fished for

their food. David served in the Civil War. By 1870, they owned property. Mary Ellen died in 1876,

and David married (2) Josephine Mann in 1877.


The children of David O. Alsop & Mary Ellen Houser were:

      1. Elizabeth Parilee Alsop 1847-1923 m.(1) Dr. David Killebrew, (2) Johnson Dowdy (3 + 3 children)

      2. Laura Belle Alsop m.(1) Quincy Dunham, (2) Charles Whitton                             (6 + 2 children)

      3. Jonas Houser Alsop 1852-1865, died young.

      4. Katherine Lorene Alsop 1854-1933 m. (1) Monroe Dunham, (2) Robert Walters (5 + 6 children)

      5. James Brazilor Alsop 1857-1930 m. 1899, Maggie McBrayer, divorced.      (2 sons died young)

      6. Sarah Frances Alsop 1859-1950 m. 28 Nov 1883 Charles Leslie Coburn 1854-1930 (2 children)

      7. Ella Olive Alsop 1861-1905   Possibly died unmarried.

      8. Edward Grant Alsup 1865-1947 m. 30 Aug 1891 Armina Frances Tevis 1867-1931

      9. Charles Leslie Alsop 1868-1913 m. 4 Jan 1905 Mae Elizabeth Newman 1885-1961 (4 children)

      10. Mary Rose Alsop 1871-? m. Jesse Trent,  divorced    (1 child out of wedlock, Harold Fuller)

      11. Thomas Frank Alsop 1875-1936 Unmarried.


Eighth Generation


Edward Grant Alsup, b. Atlanta, Logan County, IL, changed the spelling of his last name to Alsup.

Edward migrated to SW Missouri abt 1909, then on to the Tulsa Area, where he spent his last years.

1. William David Alsup 1893-1957 m. (1) Florence Marie Lawson, (2) Rowena Thomas

      2. Maud Alsup 1895-1918 m. Charles Lowellen. Maud died in the Flu Pandemic of 1918. (no issue).

      3. Velma Francis Alsup 1897-1985 m. Wade Cecil Crull (2) Clyde Younger                   (3 children)

      4. Edward A. Alsup 1898-1898, died young.

      5. Fred L. Alsup 1902-1935 m. Gladys Shoopman, Inez Ledford. Fred was shot by police. (3 children)

      6. Cordie Marie Alsop 1903-1904, died young

      7. George W. Alsup 1904-1987 m. 8 April 1928, Hazel Marie Cunningham, 1912-2000 (3 children)

      8. Claude J. Alsup 1907-1962, m. (1) Freddie Hedge, (2) Ethel Ledgerwood (Adopted 2 daughters) (no issue).

      9. Clyde Samuel Alsup 1909-1986 m. 12 Nov 1931, Velma Ralston 1916-2002              (7 children)


Ninth Generation


William David Alsup, married Florence Lawson. They partied for the first seven years. Finally, they

settled down and produced seven children. Life was difficult in the Ozarks during the depression, and

food was scarce. Willie worked two jobs to make ends meet. He once bought a lead mine and he

worked it with his uncle, Frank. The mine did not produce, and they had to abandon the operation.

Florence died at age 47, and Willie remarried Charlsie Rowena Thomas. He spent his last years with

Rowena. Willie smoked, and in late 1956, he had a lung removed. Willie never left the hospital. He

died a few months later, a victim of lung cancer, at the age of 63.

      1. William Edward Alsup 1921-2000 m. 31 Jan 1942, Ethel Mae Kostow

      2. Pauline Elizabeth  Alsup 1922-1999  m  (1) James Pennington,(2) Jolly Friend Mayfield (2 children)

      3. Freddie Leroy Alsup 1924-1981   m. (1) Audrey Hall, m (2) Louise Cantrell                (No issue)

      4. Velma Lee Alsup 1926-1999   m. Jack Thornley Pohl                                                  (3 children)

      5. Virginia Lee Alsup 1931-1990   m.   Frank Marzullo  (2 children, Yvonne & Cindy)

      7. Carl David Alsup 1933 – 2011   m.   (Unk)  One Child  Natasha       

      8. Joanne Alsup 1936 -                   m     (Living)  Three children


Tenth Generation


William Edward Alsup, was a wanderer, and a dreamer. He was called “Edward” by his family,

and “Bill”, by his friends. Many times in his youth, he would hop trains and ride to New York, or

maybe New Orleans, to find any kind of work. When WW2 broke out, he went to Canada attempting to join

the Canadian Air Force. The Canadians removed him back to Buffalo, NY, where he met Ethel

Kostow. William  joined the U.S. Army Air Corps, and he became a Morse Code Instructor. During the War,

William became sick with an unknown illness. The doctors did not have a cure, so they advised him

to move to a warmer climate. In 1952, he sold everything, packed his belongings, and moved his

family to Phoenix. The family again made a move in 1962, to the Los Angeles area, where he spent

the rest of his days. He died on Dec 1, 2000, at age 79, of lung problems (pulmonary fibrosis)

brought on by smoking in his early years, and contracting Valley fever while living in Phoenix.

      1. David Peter Alsup b. 1942, Buffalo, NY

      2. Judith Ann Alsup

      3. Kathleen Marie Alsup

      4. William Edward II Alsup


Eleventh Generation


David Peter Alsup, grew up in Phoenix, AZ. He finished college at Arizona State University with a

double degree in Construction Engineering and Business. His business career took him across the

country; living, working, and raising a family, in eight cities over a span of 30 years. He finally

relocated back to the Los Angeles area, rejoining family, in 1995.