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23. John Henry ASBILL32,52 was born on 8 November 1839 in Olliver, Macon County, Missouri.16,17,53,54 He served in the military in 1861–1865 at 3rd AR Infantry, 11th MO Infantry, 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles in Civil War. He died on 26 December 1916 at the age of 77 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.17

US Census 1840, Macon Co MO, Goshen Twp:
Thomas Asbill: 2 males 20-30, 1 male under 5 (JohnHenry) 1 f 20-30 (Nancy Kinkaid Wood) 1 f under 5 (Elizabeth Ann)

John Henry joined the Arkansas State Troops for Crawford Co AR in the Spring of 1861 at the age of 21. He left the 3rd AR Infantry after six months and enlisted in the 11th MO Infantry in Oct of 1861. He the spring of 1863 he joined the 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles commanded by Col. Stand Watie. When he returned home after the war, his home had been burned; it took him over a year to find Hannah.

In 1870, he was living between J. C. Wood [my gg grandfather] and his widowed mother. Four children had been born by this census year.

1880 Census. Jasper Twp, Crawford Co AR, Hh 12
J. H. Asbille, 40. Hannah, wife, 40.
William J. 18. Harriet E. 16. Geo.W. 12. Martha E. 10. Minter 8. Robert 6. James 4. Joseph, 2 months old.

1900 Census. Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Hh 167
J. H. Asbill, b. Nov 1839, age 60, married 49 years, b. MO
Annie, wife, b. Dec 1839, 12 children - 8 are living, b. TN
W. J., son, b. Aug 1862, age 36, widow, b. AR
William, grandson, b. Jan 1894, age 6, b. AR
Otto, grandson, b. Feb 1895, age 5, b. IT
Hh 168
G. W. Asbill, b. Aug 1867, age 32. Lula, wife, b. Dec 1873, 26. Married 8 years, 4 children
Grover, b. Mar 1893, 7. Joseph, son, b. Oct 1894, 5. Nancy, dau, b. Jan 1898, age 2. Marion, son,b. Apr 1900, one month old - all children born in IT

1910 Census. Rocky Mountain, Sequoyah Co, Oklahoma, Hh 36
Still living next door to son George.
John H. Asbill, 70, married 50 years
Hannah, wife, 70, 12 children - 7 are living
William J., grandson, 17, b. AR
Lunie O., grandson, 16, b. OK


Delmar Asbill sent me the death date of 1907 some years ago, but a file on WorldConnect shows that he died 26 Dec 1916 and is buried Northview Cemetery, Sequoyah Co, OK. That is also the date shown on FindAGrave.

John Henry ASBILL and Hannah BURRIS were married about 1860 in Crawford County, Arkansas.17 Hannah BURRIS was born in 1840 in Tennessee.53,54 She died on 12 November 1915 at the age of 75 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

1870 Census gives her age as 26 or born 1844.

Hannah is buried Northview Cemetery, Sequoyah Co OK.

John Henry ASBILL and Hannah BURRIS had the following children:

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William Jefferson "Buck" ASBILL32,53 was born in 1861 in Arkansas.53,54 He died on 16 March 1937 at the age of 76 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

"Buck" is the same as William J. found on the 1880 Census. The Asbill Newsletter refers to "Uncle George" and "Uncle Buck" in the same paragraph. And also says that Uncles Buck, George and Minter were the first of the Asbills to leave Crawford County about 14 years before Oklahoma became a state. Their father and mother, John Henry and Hannah, followed about 1895. Since they were not part of the Cherokee Nation, they had to pick up their mail across the line in Uniontown, AR until Oklahoma statehood. Etta Asbill Benge was a legal resident in Oklahoma Territory as the wife of Obie Benge.

Buck married Laura Boyd, granddaughter of David Boyd, said to be the first white man to set foot in the area of Van Buren circa 1818. They were married 25 Oct 1891 - buck was 28 and Laura was 16.; she died 6 Feb 1894 in Indian Territory, at the birth of her second son.

Children were William Jefferson Asbill Jr., born 19 jan 1893 and Luna Otto Asbill, b. 6 Feb 1894.
Buried Northview Cemetery, Sequoyah Co OK: Luny Otto Asbille, b. 6 Feb 1894, d. 31 Jan 1980. Son of buck Asbill. Husband of Lucy Horn Asbill.
William Jr. must have left the area, but an infant son is buried at Northview: William Jefferson Asbill III, born and died 1913; infant son of Will and Tempie Asbill.


Many members of the family are buried Northview Cemetery, in Sequoyah Co, OK. It is believed that Laura Boyd Asbill was taken back to Crawford Co and buried Macedonia Cemetery, located near the original Boyd homeplace.

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Harriett Emma ASBILL32,55 was born in 1864 in Arkansas.53,54

The child this age in 1870 is unexplainably named Susan.

Harriet Asbell married John C. Wallace, age 24, on 7 Oct 1883. D. N. Shaw JP performed the ceremony in Crawford Co AR. Likely this Harriet.

She is buried Dwight Mission Cemetery, Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co, OK. Her date of birth is given as 9 Jan 1861, but I believe it was more likely 1864 based on her age in the censuses. She died 17 Dec 1939.

1900 Census. Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Hh 35
Charley Wallace, b. Jun 1860, age 39, married 14 years, b. AR, father b. Indiana, mother b. LA
Harriet, wife, b. Jan 1866, 34, 8 children - 7 living, b. AR, father b. AR, mother b. Iowa
John, son, b. aug 1884, 15, b. TX
Martha, dau, b. Feb 1887, 13, birthplace marked out
Joseph, son, b. Mar 1888, 12, b. Indian Territory as were the rest of the children
Robert, son, b. Jun 1891, 8
Emma, dau, b. Oct 1893, 6
Samuel, son, b. Feb 1896, 4
Lizzie, dau, b. Aug 1898, age 1

1910 Census. McKey Twp, Sequoyah Co, OK, Hh 244
J. C. Wallace, 50, married twice, 28 years this time, b. TX, parents b. LA, farmer
Harriet, wife, 46, married once, 10 children - 9 are living, b. AR, father b. KY, mother b. Iowa
John, son, 25, b. TX
Robert, son, 18, b. OK as were all the rest of the children
Emma, 16. Sam, 15. Lizzie 12. Eva 8, Charley 6.


1930 Census. Marble City, Sequoyah, OK, Hh 99
John C. Wallace, age 70, married at 23, b. AR, parents b. AR, retired
Harriett, wife, 68, b. AR, father b. KY, mother b. IN
Eva, dau, 30, b. OK, laundry, private families
Charley, son, 28, b. OK, farm laborer

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George Washington ASBILL56 was born on 25 August 1867 in Arkansas.53,54 He died on 23 March 1944 at the age of 76 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

Sheila L. Overbay <Starla4me@aol.com > Tue, 6 Nov 2001
My great grandparents: George Washington married Lula "Belle" Ann Walters.
They had: Grover Cleveland, Joseph A., Nancy J., John M., Hettie F., and
Pitchford.
My grandparents: Grover Cleveland married Lue Aney King. They had: Joyce
LaVerne, Johnny LeRoy, Alice Mary Victoria, and Vera Lenora.
My mother: Alice Mary Victoria married Arthur Thomas Ollis. They had:
Orville Lee and myself, Sheila Lou.


ASBELL, G. W.
Spouse: WATERS, LULA Marriage Date: 30 Oct 1892
County: Crawford State: AR

Buried Northview Cemetery, Sequoyah Co, OK

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Martha Etta ASBILL was born in 1870 in Arkansas.53,54

There is a child with an unreadable name, age 1 in the 1870 Census. May be this Martha.

Etta married Obediah Benge, 1 Feb 1899. She died 29 apr 1906.

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Minter Parker ASBILL was born in 1871 in Arkansas.53 He died on 3 March 1940 at the age of 69 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

Minter married Annie Brewer, 2 Dec 1900.

He is buried Northview Cemetery, Sequoyah Co OK. I didn't find Annie listed there.

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Robert ASBILL was born on 6 June 1873 in Crawford County, Arkansas.53 He died on 6 August 1928 at the age of 55 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

Robert married Parlee Jane Ellison, 25 Aug 1897. She was born 19 Feb 1880 and died 29 Dec 1963. Their children were Miles, Melvin, Grady, Dallas, Maudie, Grace, Belle, Eula, Willie, Jessie, and Nannie.

Their daughter Nannie married a Walters. She was born 15 Apr 1901, died 31 Mar 1944.

Nannie is buried Northview Cemetery, Sequoyah Co, OK. On FindAGrave is the grave of Raymond Wayne Walters, b. 6 Oct 1922, d. 13 Aug 1937 - said to be the son of Frank and Nannie Walters.

1930 Census. Rocky Mountain, Sequoyah Co, OK, Hh 50
Frank Walters, 34,married at age 28
Nannie, wife, 30
Robert 10, Wayne 8, J. L. 5, Roy 3

The following article that appears on FindAGrave, seems to have named the wrong wife - it's also possible that the children were not all named, or named incorrectly.
There is also buried at Northview a Frank Walters, who was born 3 Apr 1896 in Uniontown and died 8 Jun 1967, in Van Buren. His wife Maudie is mentioned as surviving him, and there is no mention of son that predeceased Frank.
Frank Walters 73 years old, Van Buren, Arkansas, died Thursday morning, June 8, 1967 soon after being admitted to a local hospital. He was born at Uniontown and was a farmer. He was a veteran of World War One.
Survivors are his wife Maudie; three sons Billy, Roy, and James, with th U.S. Army who was home on leave at the time of his father's death; a daughter, Wilene of route 3, Van Buren; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral service was held Friday at 1 P.M. in Ocker Funeral Home chapel with Gene Moore of Sallisaw, officiating. Burial was in at the family lot in Northview cemetery north of Muldrow.

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James D. ASBILL was born in 1876 in Arkansas.53 He died on 24 December 1965 at the age of 89 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

James married Victoria Wells.

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Joseph ASBILL was born in 1880 in Arkansas.53

Age 2/12 at time of 1880 Census.

Joseph married twice (1) Lizzie Scraier and (2) Etta Harbinger.