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Re: Asbill of Kershaw Dist., SC
Posted by: Bruce Hicks (ID *****3084) Date: November 24, 2008 at 16:24:24
In Reply to: Asbill of Kershaw Dist., SC by MARY DICKERSON of 499

My great great grandfather was the Rev. John Hicks who married Susannah Bryant. I believe Solomon Asbill of Kershaw was her uncle as well as her guardian. The Bryants settled just west of Lynches river in Kershaw. Her mother was a Mary Asbill and father was Lewis F. Bryant. John and Susannah had a large family one of which was John Gillon (Gilliam?) Hicks 1827 who married 1st. Mary Elizabeth Asbille 1828. I believe this same Solomon Asbill was Mary Elizabethís grand father. Reverend John Hicks died 1842 in Darlington near Kellytown, SC. His widow moved with some of her children to Ft. Davis as you said. John G. moved to Ms, Ark. And finally Texas, in 1898. Mary Elizabeth died in Arkansas and my GGrandfather remarried Harriet Hood, my GGrandmother. Her mother, Cynthera (Cynthia) Asbille also died there. I believe Mary E. had a brother named William who lived next to them in Miss., Newton county,
1850 to 1860.

I am interested in the Asbills as I believe it will lead to my Rev. Johnís ancestry. He is said to have been orphaned. I believe he was raised by a Reverend George King (all Baptists) who Iím sure was a relative, probably an uncle. And Susannahís mother probably was also an Asbill so I may a descendant as well.

I note that there are two Solomon Asbills in 1820, one in Darlington/Kershaw, and one in Tennessee or Kentucky. Obviously they are not the same person. My Solomon moved to Alabama circa 1828 and is on the 1830 census there, maybe Henry County? I believe Cynthia Asbille left Alabama with Wm. And Mary Elizabeth upon the death of her husband, between 1830 and 1840 and returned to Darlington county, SC, where M.E. met my GGrandfather, at church Iím sure.

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