As you can see, I've been a bit neglectful of my genealogy work recently! :)
Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I'm searching for any information on Nancy Reed Asbury (b. Dec. 4, 1807. d. Nov. 4, 1884) who married Willis Rankin (b. Dec 9, 1802, d. Apr 3, 1889) or any of their children or her ancestors or basically anybody who would fit in my family tree...
I know quite a bit about her life growing up, she was the daughter of Hannah Neale Talbott and Joseph Asbury who lived in Virginia. Joseph died during their trip to Kentucky, and Hannah returned to Virginia. The following spring, Hannah and her father, Benjamin Talbott Jr, moved to Kentucky. Hannah was then a single mothe with three childen, James, Nancy, and Benjamin. I believe James was old enough to work, since I
can't find any further records on him until he later moved to Indiana with his brother. Nancy and Benjamin (who was just an infant at the time) were put under guardianship of their grandfather, Benjamin Talbott. Benjamin Asbury was later apprenticed to a blacksmith by the last name of Veatch, and Nancy was eventually put under the guardianship of (I believe this is the right first name) Thomas Rankin. Thomas was Willis' uncle. Not long after that, she and Willis Rankin were married.
They are now buried in Benson Cemetery, along with the majority of their 8 children.
Do you have any information on this family? I'm a descendant of their daughter, Mary "Polly" Rankin and her husband John Lawson.
Thanks for any help you can offer!
- Carrie Baugh
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