The 1878 History of Jackson County, p. 25 mentions in a section on early
pioneers, that the "widow Asbury" came to the county in 1827.
On p. 129, in the directory of patrons for Tsp 8, Range 4, appears:
name post office resides occupation nativity
came to county
Asbury, Maria Ava Sec. 15 Farmer and stock raiser Jackson Co.,
" , A.L. " " Husb. M. Asbury--dec. 1876
" , Walter L. " " Farmer and stock raiser
Jackson Co., IL 1855
" , Mrs. M.J. " " Wife of Walter L.
Randolph Co., IL 1866
On p. 127, Charles M. Asbury is listed among those "who died in the late
On p. 125, J.B. Asbury is listed on the "Roster of Enlisted Men in the
The 1907 Atlas of Jackson County, Illinois landowner index has G.T.
Asbury in sec. 26 of Desoto tsp., and a Samantha Asbury in sect. 36 of
Kinkaid tsp. There is also a G.T. Ashberry in sec. 24, Desoto, which makes
me wonder if the two G.T.'s are really the same person.
The 1920 Farm Families of Jackson County shows a Cora (Asbury) as wife
of Arthur K. Keeton of Cora, R. 1, Degognia tsp sec. 2S, tenant farming 40
acres owned by W. Galbreath, since 1911. Children are Harvey, Mary, Nellie,
Pearl, Albert, and Arley all still at home.
Asberry, Lou (wife S. Burry) Children Fred and Lette, both out of the
home; Jacob, R. 1, Kinkaid tsp sec 36; own 80 acres; reside there since
Asbury, Carl C. (Blanche Ison) Children Homer, Earl, both at home; Ava
R. 2, Degognia tsp sec. 11 N; own 180 acres; reside there since 1885.
That's all of them that I find in the books I own. Hope you find a
helpful tidbit or two.