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24. Elizabeth Ann ASBILL was born on 14 January 1837 in Madison County, Kentucky.16,43,44,45 She died on 15 April 1924 at the age of 87 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.16,46 ASBILL FAMILY NEWSLETTER, Fall, 2001
Elizabeth was buried in the family plot on the old homestead in Crawford Co. AR.

Elizabeth Ann ASBILL and James Ashley BISWELL were married on 30 August 1855 in Crawford County, Arkansas.16 James Ashley BISWELL15,47, son of Richard BISWELL and Sarah PARKER, was born on 15 March 1834 in Missouri.44,45,48,49 He died on 26 August 1916 at the age of 82 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.48

In 1860, James A. Biswell & family was in Jasper Twp along with many of the Wood, Morton, Asbell families. Curiously there is a Mary Morton, age 43 or 63, born in Virginia, that is living in the household. I have no idea who she might be. Elizabeth Asbill Biswell DID have an Aunt Mary Asbill, sister to her father Thomas J. Asbill. She might have been close to this age but she is said to have married a Johnson and was born in Kentucky. There is also the possibility that Thomas J. Asbill had no sister at all.

Ashley Biswell served in the 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles under Gen. Stand Watie during the Civil War.

1870. The family still lived in the same place. Four children, M.A. [Mary Ann] age 14. S.M. [Sarah] age 11. Nancy age 8, and A. S. [Artie] age 2.

Ashley and Elizabeth are said buried in Crawford Co, AR in the Biswell family plat - they are not listed in the cemetery book History in Headstones.

Elizabeth Ann ASBILL and James Ashley BISWELL had the following children:

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Mary Ann BISWELL.

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Sarah A. M. BISWELL48 was born in 1859 in Crawford County, Arkansas.15,45,48,49 Sarah was listed as 8 months old in 1860. Married 1st William Branson; 2nd J. Justus Pogue.

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Nancy Elizabeth BISWELL48 was born in 1862 in Crawford County, Arkansas.45,48,49 Married Rufus K. Johnson in Crawford co. on 30 Jan 1878. They had three children who died as babies. Rufus died in Quitman TX; Nancy married 2nd Lafatte Bragg and had two daughter, Myrtle and Virgie. Both Nancy and daughter Virgie lived to be over 100 years old.

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Artinesia "Artie" BISWELL48 was born in 1866 in Crawford County, Arkansas.45,48,49 Given as age 2 in the 1870 Census. Married 1st John Welch (on Dawes Roll); 2nd Henry Duncan.

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Lillie BISWELL was born on 28 May 1869 in Crawford County, Arkansas.24 She died on 30 May 1869 at the age of 0 in Crawford County, Arkansas.24,50 Buried in Dripping Springs Cemetery, Crawford Co. AR next to grandparents.

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Martha D. "Matt" BISWELL48 was born in 1870 in Crawford County, Arkansas.48,49 Married Marion Birchfield.

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Dillie M. BISWELL48 was born on 23 August 1873 in Crawford County, Arkansas.48,49 She died on 10 November 1893 at the age of 20.48 Married Milton Wyatt.

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James A. BISWELL was born on 5 November 1876 in Crawford County, Arkansas.24 He died on 4 December 1876 at the age of 0 in Crawford County, Arkansas.24,49,50 Buried in Dripping Springs Cemetery, Crawford Co. AR near grandparents.
James is listed on the 1880 Census with his family at age 4. It is said that his father insisted he be counted even though he had died as an infant. ASBILL FAMILY NEWSLETTER, Fall, 2001.

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Bertha Emaline"Emily" BISWELL.