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Thomas Jefferson Abshire (1814 - 1880)

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Thomas Jefferson Abshire
Born in Franklin, Virginia, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Roanoke, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Leavenworth, Kansas, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Feb 2016
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Thomas Jefferson Abshire was born 16 December 1814 in Franklin County, Virginia. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

He married Elisa Moore Frantz on 4 Sep 1845 in Roanoke County, Virginia [6]

Thomas, age 65, passed away on 23 Nov 1880 in Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States and was buried at Delaware Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas. [1] [5]


Date: 1850
Place: Jackson, Elkhart, Indiana
"Thomas J Abshier" (age 36, born in VA) was enumerated as head of household. [2]
Name: Thomas J Abshier
Age: 36
Birth Year: abt 1814
Birthplace: Virginia
Home in 1850: Jackson, Elkhart, Indiana, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 2103
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas J Abshier 36
Eliza Abshier 30
Mary Jane Abshier 1
Charles France 15
Date: 1860
Place: Post Office Holton, Franklin, Jackson, Kansas Territory
Thomas J Abshire (age 45, born in VA, Farmer) was enumerated as head of household. [3]
Dwelling Number: 997
Family Number: 896
Real Estate Value: 2000
Personal Estate Value: 1000
Household Members:
Name Age Place of birth
Thomas J Abshire 45 Virginia
Eliza Abshire 40 Virgina
Mary J Abshire 11 Indiana
Clementine Abshire 9 Indiana
Florance Abshire 7 Indiana
Sue Abshire 3 Kansas
Sam McCowen 30 Ohio
Date: 1880
Place: Delaware, Leavenworth, Kansas, USA
"Thos J Abshire (age 65, born in VA) was enumerated as head of househodl with wife Eliza and mother in-law Mary France.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kansas Vital Record Abstracts 1854-2009 Hosted on
  2. 2.0 2.1 1850 U.S Census; Census Place: Jackson, Elkhart, Indiana; Roll: M432_144; Page: 155A; Image: 316.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "United States Census, 1860", FamilySearch database with images, Thomas J Abshire, 1860. Link
  4. 4.0 4.1 Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. (NARA microfilm publication T9, 1,454 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #51527380 accessed 17 July 2018, memorial page for Thomas Jefferson Abshire (16 Dec 1814–23 Nov 1880), citing Delaware Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA; Maintained by Shelli Bailey.
  6. Virginia, Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850 Hosted on


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On 15 Jun 2018 at 17:47 GMT Steve (McCabe) Schmidt wrote:

Hi Kelly,

I stumbled upon this profile while looking through Pennsylvania Unsourced Profiles. I notice that Pennsylvania is listed as a birth place however at this point I have found no source information to ascertain Mr Abshire was ever in Pennsylvania. Would you perhaps have another source to verify the information. The Kansas Vital Record Abstracts would say he was born in Franklin County Virginia. If you need a copy of the abstract I would be willing to email you a copy you can contact me by sending a private message.

Best regards Steve Schmidt Pennsylvania Coordinator

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