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21. Andrew Jackson Riley4 Abshire (Seaton3, Isaac2, Peter1)(289) was born in Missouri on March 25, 1860.(290) He was probably born in Wright County near or at Hartville. The 1860 US census taken in the area served by the Hartville Post Office in Wright County, Missouri shows him there as "Jackson R." Abshire age 3 months. The 1880 US census shows him as "Andrew J." Abshire at age 20 living with his parents and working on the farm in Wise County, Texas. The 1900 US census shows him as "Jackson Abshire", a farmer, at age 40 living with wife Polly and family in Little River Township, Cleveland County, Oklahoma. The 1910 US census shows him as "Jackson R. Abshire" at age 50 with wife and family in Hewitt Township, Carter County, Oklahoma. The 1920 census shows him as "Jack R. Abshire" a farmer at age 59 with wife and children in Wright Precinct, Jefferson County, Oklahoma. He died on October 10, 1927 in Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma.(291) He was buried at The Atlee Cemetery in Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma.(292)

About 1881 in Monteque County, Texas he married Polly (Mary Jane) Clark.(293) Polly (Mary Jane) Clark was born in Texas in March 1867.(294) She died in 1939 in Oklahoma.(295) She was buried at Atlee Cemetery in Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma.(296)

Andrew Jackson Riley Abshire and Polly (Mary Jane) Clark had the following children:

child + 60 i. Riley Jackson5 Abshire was born on October 5, 1881.

child + 61 ii. Seaton Anderson Abshire was born on December 14, 1885.

child 62 iii. Bertha Mae Abshire was born in Wise County, Texas on October 14, 1889.(297) The 1900 US census shows her at age 10 living with her parents in Little River Township, Cleveland County, Oklahoma. The 1930 US census shows her at age 40 with her farmer husband and children in Burney Township, Love County, Oklahoma. She died on March 19, 1969 in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma.(298) She was buried at a cemetery in Rubottom, Love County, Oklahoma.(299) On July 28, 1909 she married Henry Richard Cross.(300) Henry Richard Cross was born in Texas about 1885.(301) He was buried at a cemetery in Rubottom, Love County, Oklahoma.(302) (See Henry Richard Cross for the continuation of this line.)

child + 63 iv. Bill (William Joseph) Abshire was born on July 21, 1891.

child + 64 v. John Henry Abshire was born on March 16, 1895.

child + 65 vi. Charles Peterson Abshire was born on March 26, 1896.

child 66 vii. Bessie Elizabeth Abshire was born in Indian Territory (pre-Oklahoma) on November 23, 1898.(303) The 1900 US census shows her at age 1 year with her parents in Little River Township, Cleveland County, Oklahoma. On September 28, 1921 in Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma she married William Richard Scogins.(304) He was buried at a cemetery in Buckeye, Maricopa County, Arizona.(305) (See William Richard Scogins for the continuation of this line.)

child + 67 viii. Brand (James Branden) Abshire was born on April 3, 1901.

child 68 ix. Lillie Belle Abshire was born in Hewitt, Chickasaw Nation (now Carter County), Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) on March 19, 1905.(306) She was born a twin to her sister Lela. The 1910 US census shows her at age 5 with her parents in Carter County, Oklahoma. The 1920 US census shows her at age 14 living with her parents in Wright Precinct of Jefferson County, Oklahoma. In 1930 the census shows Lillie still single at age 25 living in the household of her widowed mother in Brown Township, Jefferson, County, Oklahoma. Lillie is known to have lived with husband William during the 1940s - 1950's in California later moving back to Oklahoma. They lived in Cornish (near Ringling) in Jefferson County, Oklahoma till their passing. She died on February 12, 1970 in Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma.(307) She was buried at Ringling Cemetery in Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma.(308) On October 25, 1928 in New Mexico she married William Ernest Gardner.(309) William Ernest Gardner was born about 1905.(310) William is the son of George Gardner and Lila Gilmore.

child 69 x. Lela Byre Abshire was born in Hewitt, Chickasaw Nation (now Carter County), Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) on March 19, 1905.(311) She was born a twin to her sister Lillie. The 1910 US census shows her at age 5 with her parents in Carter County, Oklahoma. The 1920 US census shows her at age 14 living with her parents in Wright Precinct of Jefferson County, Oklahoma. She died on November 25, 1980 in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.(312) She was buried at Ringling Cemetery in Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma.(313) On December 25, 1920 she married Bob (Aller Newton) Gardner.(314) Bob is the son of James Gardner and Ida Hooser. (See Bob (Aller Newton) Gardner for the continuation of this line.)

child + 70 xi. Homer Lee Abshire (living status unknown).

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