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Re: Synopsis of The South Carolinian Library
Posted by: Annette Asbill Date: September 08, 2001 at 14:22:31
In Reply to: Re: South Carolina Asbill research by Wayne Asbell of 499

Grimwood, James M. "Asbell Connections, The Antecedants and Descendants of Aaron Asbill, 1641-1988; 929.2; AS1G (ASIG)

This book is definitely worth the trip. Though he does use data from Bennett's book (Reference Wayne Asbell comment), he has included Lewis's will, Aaron's household inventory at Death, etc. But beware, he has my GGgrandfather's and GGgrandmother's names wrong. He seems to have gotten their children's names right though. Lots of good stuff.

Hennig, Helen Kohn, Copy of Manuscript Copy 1937; History of Blount, Miller....Asbill, Ridge Spring, SC

If you are from the Dubose/Asbill union, this book may give you insight. I'm not from that line so, with all due respect, it did nothing for me.

Bennett, George T; Asbill Family History; 929.2 AS1B

The first half of the book is illegible. It is a copy of the original book. The Asbills were out of SC by the time you could read it.

Garvin, Bessie Lee; 1893-1982; Manuscripts 5-J-2-6

This manuscript consisted of a lady's DAR application. I have no idea if she was admitted. All the information on the application has been previously posted to this forum by (my hero) Carolyn Azbill.

Pay Dirt Alert for Rev. Abner W. Asbill's descendants.
In the Manuscript room is a copy of a microfiche of Bethel Baptist Church records.
It includes: A history of the church published in the "Baptist Courier" which has quite a complimentary paragraph about Abner and his significance to the church. I did not see a date on the copy.

Male and Female Membership roles for 1863 that include Elisabeth and Abner;

An affidavit signed by someone about someone giving land to the church. The significance is that Aaron Asbill was given as witnessing the transaction.

There was also supposed to have been (according to the catalogue card) a copy of a submission to the Edgefield paper by the Church when Abner died. I saw something, but couldn't read it. I was running out of time by this point, so I had copies made of everything in the file.

The card catalogue is in the manuscript room and I found the above under Asbill, Abner. The card then referenced Baptist Church, Saluda County, Bethel, which is how the manuscript is filed.

A couple of notes on the library: Only pencils allowed. All copying is performed by the staff and cannot necessarily be done while you are there. I'm having my copies mailed. I had 30 copies made which cost me about $17.00, inclusive of postage.

I plan on posting some of the information to this forum for those of us who do not have copies of either of these books and who may be descendants of Abner and can't make it to Cola, SC.

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