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Asher, Augustus

Posted by MarthaCrossSargent 
Asher, Augustus
March 16, 2007 01:25PM
Dr. John J. Dickey Diary, Fleming County, Ky. Recorded in the 1870's and
beyond. Reprinted in Kentucky Explorer, Volume 10, No 6 - November, 1995.
p. 86. By permission. Clay County.

Augustus Asher - June 23, 1898.
My grandfather, Dillon Asher, came from Tennessee to Ford of
Cumberlands in 1800, moved to Red Bird. His wife was Sally Davis. Their
children: Blevins, Robert, John, Ira (Roberts), "Pug" (Henry Sizemore).
There were others, I do not remember them. By Miss Davis, his wife's
sister, he had children that took the name of Asher as follows: Jackson,
Wilkerson, and Joshia who still lives and I think, Preston Asher was their
brother. Bige, Matt, Jackson, Hugh, Tom and Dillon Asher are sons of
Jackson. These are the men that have become so wealthy. All are worth
more than Bige and he is probably worth 25,000 dollars. Jack, said to be
worth $300,000, Matt, $200,000, Tom lives at Masiota, worth $3000,000.
Hugh lives at Pineville, also Jack, though they have houses near
Lexington. Matt, Jack and Hugh were famous lumbermen who started booming
logs on the Kentucky River at Ford; they made big money. Their sisters
are Mrs. Martha Morgan; Charity Howard; Puss, Bige Morgan of Sexton; Polly

Asher Davis Roberts Sizemore Morgan Howard Gibson
TN Pineville-Bell-KY Lexington-Fayette-KY

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