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Posted by: Carolyn L. Azbill (ID *****7979) Date: February 27, 2004 at 10:01:16
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From an old record filed in the Court House at Edgefeild, South Carolina, we find an account of Lowis Asbill.
Lewis was a very stauch church member and served as an elder for many years. On one occasion the church he attended burned and in helping rescue the church records and equipment, a big burning timber fell on his head. The timber not only knocked him down, but also burned a hole in his skull,destroying the bone in an area as large as a silver dollar. With all of this handicap, Lewis lived for a number of years and attended church regularly.
After his death his son, George, contested his father's will on the ground that the injury had effected his mind. Many affidavits of neighbors and business men are on record to the effect that his mind was sound. The fact that he was able to ride his mule to town and to mount and dismont in a graceful manner was mentioned in one record. The fact that he had all of his facilities and his usual wit was also mentioned.
Accourding to a land record in the South Carolina Aarchives at Columbia, we find the following:
L and Grants to Lowis Asbill in 1827 at Edgefield, South Carolina, 970 acres and 1129 acres.

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