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30. William Green ASBILL57 was born on 23 March 1852 in Cove Creek, Crawford County, Arkansas.12,15,16 He died on 17 June 1921 at the age of 69 in Crawford County, Arkansas.16

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 1874.16,58 Jemima Temperance WILLIAMS58 was born in March 1853 in Indiana.58 She died about 1918 at the age of 65. 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.

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

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i.

Anna ASBILL was born in 1874 in Arkansas.11

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ii.

Nancy ASBILL was born in 1876 in Arkansas.11

102

iii.

Lee ASBILL was born in 1877 in Arkansas.11

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iv.

Thomas J. ASBILL was born on 16 December 1879 in Arkansas.11 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.

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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.