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28. William Green ASBILL58 was born on 23 March 1852 in Cove Creek, Crawford County, Arkansas.13,16,17 He died on 17 June 1921 at the age of 69 in Crawford County, Arkansas.17 He was buried in Asbill Family Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas.

1920 Census, William G. Asbill is a Boarder living in the household of Alexander Johnson age 76 and his wife Sarah J. [William's sister], age 69.

William Green ASBILL and Jemima Temperance WILLIAMS were married in 1874.17,59 Jemima Temperance WILLIAMS59 was born in March 1853 in Indiana.59 She died in 1918 at the age of 65 in Crawford County, Arkansas. She was buried in Asbill Family Cemetery, Crawford County, Arkansas.

Name in the 1900 census appears to be Gemmina T. Her parents both born in Indiana. Stated she had 4 children, 3 living. Only Thomas lives with them.

Tempie was the d/o James Wilborn Williams and Mariah M. Helton. She was born in Montgomery Township of Owen County, Indiana in March of 1846. By 1860 her family had moved to Gainsville, Cooke Co., Texas. In 1870 She was in Van Buren, Crawford Co., Ark. She married William Green Asbill about 1872 or 1873 and they resided in Crawford Co., Ark. I have 2 daughters that lived Annie Asbill Boyd b. 3 Feb 1874, and Nancy Jane (Aunt Cub) Asbill Spangler b. 15 Nov 1876, 2 sons Will Lee b. 1876, d. 1876 Ark, and Thomas Jefferson Asbill b. 16 Dec 1881.

William Green ASBILL and Jemima Temperance WILLIAMS had the following children:



Anna ASBILL was born on 3 February 1874 in Arkansas.12

Married name was Boyd.



Nancy Jane ASBILL was born on 15 November 1876 in Arkansas.12

Married name was Spangler



Will Lee ASBILL was born in 1876 in Arkansas.12



Thomas Jefferson ASBILL was born on 16 December 1879 in Arkansas.12 He died on 25 December 1922 at the age of 43 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

6/12 at time of Census. Probably born December, 1879. In 1900, he was given a birth date of Dec 1881, and his age as 18. However, descendants believe it is the same person. He died 25 Dec 1922 and is buried Lee's Chapel Cemetery, Muldow, Sequoyah Co, OK.
h/o Katherine "Kate" Flanagan s/o William Green & Jemima Temperance "Tempie" Williams Asbill
Children of Thomas & Kate: Jessie, Robert, James, Estell, Hugh, Mitchell, Myrtle, Agnes, & Thelma

Email from Delores Gulley
thomas jefferson asbill was born 16 dec 1879, crawford co arkansas. he died 25 dec 1922. he is buried at Lee's Chapel cemetery, muldrow, sequoyah co., oklahoma. if you are interested in his decendents is have some further info. i was told that lee had saint vitas dance and during a spell fell in the well and drown. i don't think there was another thomas

This death seems unlikely - perhaps he had epilepsy instead. Here is a web description of this disease:
St. Vitus's dance, acute disturbance of the central nervous system characterized by involuntary muscular movements of the face and extremities. The disease, known also as Sydenham's chorea (not to be confused with Huntington's disease, a hereditary disease of adults that is sometimes called Huntington's chorea), is usually, but not always, a complication of rheumatic fever. Sydenham's chorea, a disease of children, especially females, usually appears between the ages of 7 and 14. Facial grimacing and jerking movements persist for 6 to 10 weeks and sometimes recur after months or even years. Eventually the symptoms disappear.
The word chorea was first applied to the frenzied movements of religious fanatics who during the middle ages journeyed to the healing shrine of St. Vitus. St. Vitus is also considered patron saint of dogs and epileptics and other nervous disorders.
Epilepsy has also historically been referred to at St. Vitus Dance which might explain more clearly the disease of Thomas J. Asbill and having a "spell".
When I was a child, dogs used to get a disease, also called St. Vitus Dance, that caused jerky uncontrollable movements - usually the dog was put down.