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|Record Creator:||Asbury Family|
|Title:||Daniel Asbury Family Collection|
|Date Span:||1815 - 1945|
|Abstract:||The Daniel Asbury Family Papers primarily documents several generations Asbury's who are of direct descent from Daniel. There is very little personal information on Daniel Asbury. Those records that do document his ministry are as an agent for the Methodist Book Concern. The rest of the documents are about subsequent Asbury generations.|
|Extent:||0.45 cubic feet|
Daniel Asbury was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, on February 18, 1762. Though not directly related to Bishop Francis Asbury, he served with Bishop Asbury for many years, and was a close friend
Daniel Asbury went to Kentucky when he was about sixteen years old (1778). He was captured by the Indians and then handed over to the British who jailed him in Detroit. Escaping, he made his way back to Virginia around 1783. He was converted and received into the Methodist Conference in Virginia. His first circuit was Amelia in Virginia. In the year following his admission, he was sent to North Carolina, where he spent most of his later life. In 1794 Daniel Asbury held the first camp meeting in the North Carolina area. In 1824, he retired and settled near the present Terrell in Catawba County, North Carolina. There he married Nancy Morris. Asbury died in 1825, and was buried in the Rehoboth Methodist Episcopal Church.
The Daniel Asbury Family collection spans the years 1799-1943 and is a diverse body of material. Much of it does not pertain to Asbury directly, but represents several generations' accumulation of clippings, receipts, and general miscellany. The early material, however, is very important for it illuminates Asbury's ministry. Especially do the numerous notes and bills for books he sold as agent for the Methodist Book Concern reflect his place as an agent and also offers a view of the literature the Methodists were printing as well as reading. Autobiographical notes are also of significance.
Materials have been arranged in the following manner.
Since this collection is so diverse, it is arranged chiefly by family with the exception of concluding material which is general in nature. All undated material will be found at the beginning of the folder.
When citing material from this collection please use the following format: Direct reference to the item or its file folder, Daniel Asbury Family Collection, United Methodist Church Archives - GCAH, Madison, New Jersey. Do not make use of the item's call number as that is not a stable descriptor.
There are no restrictions regarding this collection.
|Call Number||Folder Title||Date(s)|
|1587-2-1: 1||Book lists, bills and receipts||1808-1822|
|1587-2-1: 3||District Minutes||undated|
|1587-2-1: 4||Daniel Asbury's Biography and Family material||undated|
|1587-2-1: 6||Nancy Asbury's Papers||1832-1874|
|1587-2-1: 7||Henry Asbury's Papers||1846-1874|
|1587-2-1: 8||Papers of Franklin W. Howard and Francis W. Howard||undated|
|1587-2-1: 9||Howard Family Records||1816-1939|
|1587-2-1: 10||Papers of Ollie F. Howard||1932-1943|
|1587-2-1: 11||General File||undated|
|1587-2-1: 12||Asbury Genealogy Francis and Daniel||undated|