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William Abston, born abt 1625, in England, he married Elizabeth Gilbert......Children - William, Winifred, Isabella, Rebecca, and Mary. William came to the United States as a Bond Servant. He died 1680 and left a large estate to his family. Various legal documents dating from 1648 until his death, list various spellings of the last name. They include Ashbiston,Osbaston, Osbeston, Ofbastion, Asbeston, Osberstone, Ashbishton, Orsberston, Ashbishton, Asbiston, Asberston, Ashbishton, Osbeystone, Abbestone.
William Abston Jr was born abt 1660 and died 1737, married Mary and had the following children.....Francis Abston, (b 1695-1700) Rachel Abston, Elizabeth Abston, and Samuel Abston (b.abt 1730.
Francis died 07/15/1762 in Halifax County. He was married to Susannah Ball-Evans and had the following children....Joshuary (Joshua) Abston b 1735, William Abston, John Abston, and Jesse Abston
Joshuary Abston, b 1735 in virginia, married Rachel Clement (she was born abt 1747. Their Children .........Francis Isaac Abston b abot 1770.
Francis Farmer married Sallie Farmer 02/15/1790. Their children......John Abston, William Abston, b 12/19/1794, Francis Isaac Abston, b 1806, James Abston, Polly Abston,
and Malinda Abston.
William Abston married Sarah Dove 05/10/1826 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Their children.....William Abston, John Abston, Francis Abston, Sarah Abston, Nancy Abston, Henry Abston, Matilda Abston, CATHERINE ABSTON, 07/03/1837, George Abston, 01/1841, Mary Polly Abston, 1842, Lucy Abston, b1845, Susan Abston, b 1845, Elizabeth Dove Abston, b 1847 Emiline Abston, b 04/02/1848 and Tabitha Jane Abston, b.07/14/1853.
CATHERINE ABSTON, born 07/03/1837, in Virginia and died 01/22/1871, in Coles County. She married WILLIAM ABSTON, son of Francis Isaac Abston and Rebecca Jane F Lee. Francis is brother to William Abston. CATHERINE ABSTON AND WILLIAM ABSTON are cousins.
CATHERINE ABSTON was born in Virginia and WILLIAM ABSTON was born in Clinton County, Kentucky. Both died in Coles County, within a year of each other. Their children......Sarah Rebecca Jane Abston, b05/18/1858. WILLIAM FRANCIS ABSTON, b 07/18/1860. George J. Abston, b 03/25/1864. VIRGINIA Jennie Abston, b 01/23/1869. John G Abston, b1870. James T. Abston, b 01/12/1871.
WILLIAM FRANCIS ABSTON, born 07/18/1860 in Old Albany, Kentucky, he died 06/11/1941 in Coles County and is buried in the Grant Cemetery. He married SARAH ELLEN EASTON, it has been rumored that she is native american. I do remember my aunt Jennie telling stores of their travels and how they went to the reservation in Oklahoma for health treatment. Would love to be able to have documentation.
WILLIAM FRANCIS ABSTON and Sarah Ellen EASTON had the following children.....CHARLES EDWARD ABSTON (my GRANDFATHER) was born 05/13/1890, in Charleston. He died 09/13/1929, in Charleston, he was hit by a train.
CHARLES E ABSTON married Aura Lee Baldwin 10/29/1921 in Vermilion County, Illinois, where my mother and her siblings were born. Children are......Robert Lee Abston, SARAH ANN ABSTON, b 10/15/1923 in Ridge Farm, Illinois.
Kathleen Abston, Ethel Mae Abston, Hazel Abston.