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Dillion Blevens "Dillon" Asher
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Birth: Oct. 15, 1777
Washington County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 9, 1844
Clay County
Kentucky, USA

Dillon Asher (1774-1844). Clay County, KY legend has it that Dillon
Asher while married to Nancy Davis also fathered at least 5 children by her
sister Sally Davis as well as 12 additional children by sisters Elizabeth and
Sally Collett

11 children of Dillon and Nancy (Davis) Asher and
5 children he had with her sister Sally Davis and
12 Asher-Collett children.

There is much information available on this family including:
History of Dillon Asher and His Family by Dillion H. Bingham
Eastern Cherokee Applications 45427 and 45428
Sizemore in Eastern Kentucky and unpublished manuscript by Jesse D. Wilson
Clay County, KY Ancestral News, October 1992 from Richard Carpenter
Thousandsticks newspaper article from 1938, story by Judge L. D. Lewis.

You may or may not be aware of the legend surrounding Peggy (Blevins)
Asher's son Dillon Asher (1774-1844). Clay County, KY legend has it that Dillon
Asher while married to Nancy Davis also fathered at least 5 children by her
sister Sally Davis as well as 12 additional children by sisters Elizabeth and
Sally Collett. Clay County court files do have a record of Dillon Asher being
charged with adultery by William Collett

I have the names of 11 children of Dillon and Nancy (Davis) Asher and of the
5 children he had with her sister Sally Davis. I do not have the names of
the 12 Asher-Collett children.

There is much information available on this family including:
History of Dillon Asher and His Family by Dillion H. Bingham
Eastern Cherokee Applications 45427 and 45428
Sizemore in Eastern Kentucky and unpublished manuscript by Jesse D. Wilson
Clay County, KY Ancestral News, October 1992 from Richard Carpenter
Thousandsticks newspaper article from 1938, story by Judge L. D. LewisDillion Asher, 18 years,
and Uncle Dillion Blevins started to go to Boone's Fort...by the way of
Straight Creek and Red Bird, and Dillion Asher stayed back with some peach seeds
and was planting them when old Dillion Blevins ran back and said, "Are you
going to make your home there?' They started on and a gang of Cherokee Indians
got after them and they both got away from them, but returned to Richard Davis
' home, stayed one night. Dillion Asher, ‘sparked' one of Richard Davis'
daughters and married Nancy and located there. He stayed a couple of years
and after that
moved to the mouth of Straight Creek, and cleared bottom land where
Pineville sits now....There came a question of title to land between Asher and
Hogan....Next Fall he went to Red Bird and when he arrived he found the peach trees
were full of fruit. He built a house and settled down there...The house is
still standing on Red Bird River on Henry Ford's land...Dillion Asher, second
man in Clay Co., John Gilbert, first man in Clay Co., he married Dillion Asher
's cousin who was a Bowling."
"Dillion Asher's mother was a Blevins, sister of Old Dillion Blevins.
...Dillion Asher wrestled and had many fights with the Indians at the mouth of
Straight Creek, and killed several. Dillion Asher killed the last buffalo that
was killed in Kentucky, and he killed it when there were hundreds of buffalo
stampeded on Buffalo Hill on the Jackson D. Asher farm of Red Bird. Dillion
Asher's sisters consisted of Sallie Lane who married Samuel Lane; Peggy
Asher who married a Sizemore...His other sister married a Bowling who lived on
Red Bird. 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  Robert Sidney Asher (1804 - 1877)*
  Jackson Davis Asher (1817 - 1888)*
  Pleasant Lee Collett (1826 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sizemore Cemetery
Manchester
Clay County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Lloyd Irvin Taylor
Record added: Jul 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74027870
Dillion Blevens Dillon Asher
Added by: Lloyd Irvin Taylor
 
Dillion Blevens Dillon Asher
Added by: Lloyd Irvin Taylor
 
Dillion Blevens Dillon Asher
Added by: Lloyd Irvin Taylor
 
 
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- monica bonner
 Added: Dec. 20, 2013
This is my 5th great grandfather. My great, great grandmother was Sally Asher Feltner married to John L. Feltner.
- Margaret Sams
 Added: Aug. 30, 2013
 
 
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