Hi Earl Dean (aka Hawk),
The original posting by Yvonne Koller was on my behalf from way back when I was researching the AZBELL family of TX for my pal Buddy Azbell and his family. I finished this project three years ago.
Buddy's Azbell line has not yet been connected with your Azbell line. His 2 x g/grandfather is Thomas Jefferson Azbell born 17 Aug 1812; parents Solomon Azbell (or Asbill) and Cloey Lee Tippett who married about 1790. This Solomon was born in NC about 1760 and I've yet to uncover his parantage. Anyone with knowledge of this family, please get in touch.
However I am familular with your Azbell line which I looked at closely for clues and connections. I note that your 2 x g/grandparents, Starling Lindsay & Mary Catherine Asbell married in CALDWELL Kentucky, which is my surname. Neat eh!
I also have Mary's parents as Solomon Azbell & Sarah Elizabeth Jernigan, a possible daughter of an indian mother (no other information). My notes also have that her family were recorded in Henry Co, Alabama in 1830, but the source is now lost to this titbit. I also recall that some researchers on the Net have your Solomon mixed up with Buddy's Solomon and show Sarah E Azbell to be the mother of Thomas J Asbell, which is WRONG! I agree with you, Solomon & Sarah had 10 children. TJA was not one of them.
I have your Solomon Azbell's parents as Solomon Azbell snr (born about 1740) & Martha (surname unknown) married about 1765 at Perguimans, NC.
The main reason for getting in touch is that I note you want more information about the JERNIGAN line. You should therefore visit Maria Boots excellent Jernigan Geneanology Home Page at... http://home.att.net/~mboots/Jernigan_Homepage/L.htm
Which records a mass of BMD data about this surname for 19C America.