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Posted by: Carolyn L. Azbill (ID *****7979) Date: February 27, 2004 at 12:43:44
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The compiling of a family history, even from an enormous amount of authentic data is very much like following a will-o'-the-wisp. The authors have followed up leads from many contributors in North Carolins, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, South Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana. Ohio, California and in the National Archives at Wasington, D.C.
The results have been gratifying. In most cases, the records given are correct. Special acknowledgements and recognition go to the following: to Mrs. Effie Azbell Jessup, St. Louis, Missouri for her finging and records compiled from years of travel in various parts of the United States; to Mr. Ira Thurman, Kirksville, Missouri for origional letters written by the early Kentucky and Missouri Asbills to their relatives; to Mr. Albin Azbill and his wife, Matilda Azbill. Richmond, Kentucky for much valuable information handed down through their grandparents; to Mrs. Charles M. East, New Albany,Indiana for her research and study on the John Asbill line; to Mr. Eddie and Mr. Donald Asbill, Sulphur Springs, Texas for their contributions on the Texas Asbills; to Miss Belle Williams, Monetta, South Carolina for her research and study on the Aaraon Asbill line; to Mrs. Elsie Enley, Vincennes, Indiana for her research and study on the John and William Azbill line; to Miss Lydia Azbill, Louisville, Kentucky for her contribution of William and Sidney Azbill data; to Mrs. Jean Winkler White, Sebastopol, California for her on the Sarah Asbill and David Winkler line; to Mr. W. B. Jones, Berea, Kentucky for his contribution on the Overton Asbill line; to Rev.John Meyer Asbill, Fayetteville, Arkansas for his data on the Arkansas Asbills; to Judge Robinson Bennett, Springfield, Illinois for his contributions on the Ross and Moore Connections.

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