Soloman Asbill, son of Soloman Asbill,son of Pierce,was of the leading frontiermen of the early Asbills. He was born in Perquimans or Chowan County, North Carolina about 1763. On August 25, 1784 he married Sarah E. Jernagan in Bertie County,North Carolina. James Sowell signed as a witness.
According to the records in the Bertie County House,Windsor, North Carolina he bought land in 1798. He served as a Revolutionary soldier in the Militia (Army records of the Revolution, Book 22, page 497). He was listed as Soloman Ashbie and Solomon Asby. He was listed in the Blount County records Maryville, Tennessee as being at Fort Crag (near Maryville) in 1809 and 1810. He also bought land and sold land there at this time.
In 1812 we find the Gilis County, Tennesee records that he leased a place east of Pulaski on the old Fayettville Road(extension of Madison Street) where the road forked for Huntsvile,Alabama. In 1812 he made a Will or an assigment of property and stocks to his daughter, Betsy(Elizabeth)Asbill, which was recorded September 14, 1813. It read as follows: "To Betsy Asbill, from Soloman Asbill) one grey filly, one sorrel filly with blaze face,one bay mare and colt, six cows and their yearlings, six steers,20 hogs consisting of sows and shoats, also lease and crop,wagon and gear, one bed and furniture." In the same year he made a Will an assigment of propert and stock to his dauighter Polly (Mary) which was recorded February 24th,1814. It reads as follows: "Soloman to Polly Asbill, daughter,(500.00, one bay mare, one black filly, one grey horse, one sorrel horse, one grey filly, six cows and their yearlings, seven steers, three heifers, 30 hogs, two beds and furniture, two large kettles, one pot and one oven lid." On both records, David Dickson, Benjamin S. Weaver and Joseph Dickson signed as witnesses.
In 1814 he had a law suit with Henry Mitchell over a debt of $50.00. Dave Dickson and Joseph Dickson signed his bond, later they withdrew their signatures as bondsman. In September, 1814 he had a suit with Henry Wilcher over a debt of $125.00.
In Giles County, (September)Tennessee Court record. 1814, we find that Soloman Asbill had a law suit with Henry Wilcher over a debt of 4.13 1/2. Soloman lost the suit and had to pay the debt and coats which amounted to $8.00.
We believen he made those Wills or Assignments before going to New Orleans to fight in the war of 1812 and during this time they were filed. In 1815 he was appointed road overseer by Giles County Court to improve the road from his place (where the road forked for Fayetteville and Huntsville) to Madison Street in pulaski. In 1817 he bught land again in Bertie County, North Carolina. He returned again to Tennessee in 1818. This time he went to Lawrence County, where he served on the Jury in 1818, August term of Court. He was appointed by the Court as overseer of work on a military road being built at that time in Larence County.
David Crocket was Justice of the Peace at this time and formed a partnership with Soloman with whom he made many hunting expeditions.
According to the Lawrence County Court records. he served on the Grand Jury for the May 4th term, 1819. He made a Census return on May 6, 1819. He was on the Jury again in the May term, 1820. He was a juryman again on July 3,4,5 and 6, 1821.
In the April term, 1822 he had a lawsuite with Henry Sharp in Larence County Court. The case was appealed to a higher Court.
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