Mildridge L. Asbury1
M, #3725, (1846 - )
- Reference: [3725:P]
- Birth*: 1846, GA.2,3,4,5
- Birth: 1848, Greene Co, GA.6,7
- Marriage*: 11 Oct 1870, Selata A. Scroggin (G240), 9 children, 2s, 3d, living as of 1890.8,6
- Birth of son: 1877, Claudius M. Asbury, AR.9
- Birth of son: 1879, Little Asbury, AR.2,3,4,5
- Biography (Son-in-law): 1891.
- Biography*: 1891, Conway Co, AR, *, 350905N0924437W, http://searches1.rootsweb.com/usgenweb/archives/ar/conway/goodspeeds/bios-a.txt
Mildridge L. Asbury, a farmer and resident of Springfield was born
in Greene County, Georgia, in 1848, being a son of Redman T. and
Mary S. (Norton) Asbury, who were natives of central Georgia, and
were born about 1822 and 1830, respectively. They are now
residents of Greene County, Georgia, where they have resided ever
since their marriage, and both have been members of the Missionary
Baptist Church for many years. Mr. Asbury served a short period in
the Confederate army as one of the guards at Andersonville prison.
He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is a son of Harry
Asbury, who died in Georgia before the birth of our subject. He
was of English ancestry, being of the same family as the
distinguished Methodist divine, Bishop Asbury, William Norton, the
maternal grandfather, was a successful merchant of Clark County,
Georgia, where he died when Mrs. Asbury was an infant. M. L.
Asbury is the third of a family of six sons and four daughters. He
was reared on a farm and from about 9 years old attended the high
school at Beardstown, Georgia, till it was closed by the ravages
of the civil war. After the war closed he taught school a short
time, and in 1868 came to Arkansas and superintended a farm for
John Varner in what is now Lincoln County, till 1870, when he came
to Conway County, when on October 11, of the same year, he married
Miss Cletie A. Scroggin, a daughter of James M. and Lemantha
Scroggin. (See sketch of J. M. Scroggin.) Mrs. Asbury is a native
of Conway County and the mother of nine children, of whom two sons
and three daughters survive. After his marriage Mr. Asbury was
engaged as a clerk in the store of R. L. Cargile at Springfield,
for about four years, when he became a partner, the firm being
Cargile & Asbury, which continued till the death of Mr. Cargile
about 1879. Mr. Asbury then engaged with another mercantile firm
as a clerk, and was also Postmaster till 1882, when he was elected
Circuit Clerk of Conway County, and in 1884 was re-elected,
serving four years in that official capacity with credit to
himself and to his party. Since his retirement from office he has
devoted his attention principally to his farm, being the owner of
400 acres, of which about 150 acres is improved. He also owns
property in Springfield and in Morrilton, all of which is the
result of his own industry and good management. Since 1888 Mr.
Asbury has been Notary Public. He is a Democrat in politics, and
is a prominent member of the A. F. and M., Lewisburg Lodge, No.
105, having taken the Chapter and the Palm and Shell Degrees
there. His membership was formerly in the Springfield Lodge, No.
127, where he took the Council degree.
Children of Mildridge L. Asbury & Selata A. Scroggin (G240)
- Last Edited: 6 Mar 2004
- [S1002] , Database: "Ancestry World Tree", Imp: 25 Oct 1998, 1543.ged.
- [S1008] Unknown author, scr.FTW, Imp: Jan 17, 1999.
- [S1010] Unknown author, merged.FTW, Imp: Jan 17, 1999.
- [S1014] Unknown author, Old.ftw, Imp: Jan 17, 1999.
- [S70] Ancestry.com, General search results, URL: www.ancestry.com, :
* Ancestry Images Online:
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Conway County, Arkansas • Biographical Sketches
- [S873] Sam Hardesty, Database: "RW WC: bigbritches", Date of Import: Aug 21, 2001.
- [S50] CONWAY COUNTY, ARKANSAS, MARRIAGES, BOOK A 1851-1875
"ASBERRY, M.L." "SCROGGINS, C.A." 11 OCT. 1870 A/.
- [S1000] William Ramer Smith (William Ramer Smith), Database: "RW WC: ramer1."