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Re: Drake Family-Paul H.
In Response To: Drake Family-Paul H. ()

The is the first time I have come across Abshier/ Absher outside of North Carolina (Josiah Absair was head of an Anson County, NC household of 6 "other free" in 1810 [census p. 57] and Jonah (Josiah?) Absher was head of an Anson County household of 3 "free colored" in 1820. Josiah Abshier was a rifleman and corporal in the 3rd N.C. Regiment according the roster of soldiers from NC in the Revolution by the DAR.
Looking back now at Sweat Families of the South, I see that Marion Cecil Sweatt, b. 1887 in Lamar Co., Texas, died 1958 in N. Mexico, married Mary Ethel Brewer, daughter of Henry Lee Brewer and Martha Angeline Abshier.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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