Monday, April 19, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday--William Asby Poole

William Asby Poole is my paternal first cousin three times removed. He is the son of George Henry Poole and Martha Jane Kennedy. I am related through the Poole line. From other family researchers I have learned that William was called Billy. He was a dairy farmer and never married. His vital statistics can be seen on his death certificate located at the end of the blog.

Billy's name was derived from his great grandfather Asby Pool and his grandfather William Lanham Pool. The Pool surname changed at the end of the 19th century. Apparently, those relations in the Morgantown, West Virginia area decided to add a final letter "e" to their name thus making it Poole.

William Asby, his parents and his brothers and sisters are all buried at East Oak Grove in Morgantown, West Virginia.

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser


  1. Of course I'm going to respond! I don't see that we have a connection yet, darn.

  2. i was hoping i found a relative..but i cannot find a connection

    brenda poole

  3. i was hoping we were related but i cant find a connection

  4. Sure, I'm related to you through Asby Pool, the great circuit riding minister of 200 years ago. He had a son Walter and Walter's son John Asby Poole. John Asby 1855-1920 was a minister as was his brother.


    1. I know the website. His listing is mine ;-)