Mildridge L. Asbury1

M, #3725, (1846 - )
  • Reference: [3725:P]



  • 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,

    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


  1. 3725.
  2. [S1002] , Database: "Ancestry World Tree", Imp: 25 Oct 1998, 1543.ged.
  3. [S1008] Unknown author, scr.FTW, Imp: Jan 17, 1999.
  4. [S1010] Unknown author, merged.FTW, Imp: Jan 17, 1999.
  5. [S1014] Unknown author, Old.ftw, Imp: Jan 17, 1999.
  6. [S70], General search results, URL:, :
    * Ancestry Images Online:
    Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Conway County, Arkansas • Biographical Sketches
  7. [S873] Sam Hardesty, Database: "RW WC: bigbritches", Date of Import: Aug 21, 2001.
         "ASBERRY, M.L." "SCROGGINS, C.A." 11 OCT. 1870 A/.
  9. [S1000] William Ramer Smith (William Ramer Smith), Database: "RW WC: ramer1."