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.
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