Amy Johnson Crow of No Story Too Small blog has created an interesting challenge to write about one ancestor each week for the entire year. The challenge is called 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks and you can read all about it here.
This week’s ancestor is John E. Asher, my 3x-great grandfather. Most of what I know about John Asher is from later in his life. Having to write this blog post has actually added a long to-do list of resources to check but I’ll get to that later.
John Asher died sometime before June 1855. On 4 Jun 1855, his wife, Louisa Asher, was made the Administratix of his estate.
John Asher is listed on the 1850 Census in Civil District 5, Johnson County, Tennessee and he is also listed on agricultural census for the same year.
He is also listen on the 1840 Census in Civil District 5, Johnson County, Tennessee.
But that’s where the trail stops. Where and when did he get married? Who are his parents? Siblings? What about his birth date? There are a lot of unanswered questions.
It seems the rest of my research for John Asher will have to come from traditional not-yet-on-the-internet sources like early tax lists, Bible records, and land records. These will help me narrow down when he came to Johnson County (or answer if he was born here) and possibly answer the parent and sibling questions.