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Asher C. DAVIS
Husband:  Asher C. DAVIS
Birth:  1792/3, NJ? NC?
Death:  in or aft. 1850
Marriage:  31 Dec 1811, Christian Co., KY
Wife:  Mary "Polly" RASCO / RASCOE
Birth:  1796/7, KY
Death:  in or aft. 1850
Father:  Capt. William Marcellus RASCO
Mother:  Rachel HARRELL

One secondary source has Polly married to Samuel SMITH; another secondary source has her married to both Asher DAVIS and Samuel SMITH.  I have not found a marriage record with a Samuel SMITH, either before or after her marriage to Asher.  Given her youth when she married Asher, if she did marry Samuel, it was as her second marriage and after 1850, so in any case, Samuel SMITH was not the father of any children with her (she was too old to bear any children after 1850).

born in Christian [now Trigg] Co., KY:
  1.  (Daughter A) DAVIS, b. 1810-15
  2.  (Daughter B) DAVIS, b. 1815-20
  3.  (Daughter C) DAVIS, b. 1815-20
  4.  (Son A) DAVIS, b. 1815-20

born in Trigg Co., KY:
  5.  (Son B) DAVIS, b. 1820
  6.  (Son C) DAVIS, b. 1820-25
  7.  Messiniah DAVIS, b. 1824/5 
  8.  (Son D) DAVIS, b. 1825-30
  9.  John DAVIS, b. 1826/7

born in Trigg or Christian Co., KY
10.  Andrew DAVIS, b. 1830/1

born in Christian Co., KY:
11.  (Daughter D) DAVIS, b. 1835-40

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1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Davis, Asher C. Rascoe, Polly Dec 31, 1811 Christian Co.

2a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1820 (Broderbund CD-314):
1820 Asher, Davis KY Trigg Co. p. 4

2b.  Archives of the DAVIS-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).
Trigg County Census Records of 1820 by Don Simmons, Published 1987.
Page 4 Davis, Asher C. Males: [1] 0-10, [1] 16-26 Females: [3] 0-10, [1] 16-26

2c.  1820 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #4 of 19; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 KY Trigg Co. p. ? Asher C. Davis 100100-30100-0-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 9 or under 1810-1820 = Son A
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = Asher (b. 1792/3)
3 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Daughter C
= Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Mary (b. 1796/7)
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."
Next door to John DAVIS, who is next door to John DAVIS, Sr.

3.  Archives of the DAVIS-L mailing list (online at RootsWeb.com).
Trigg County Census of 1830 by Don Simmons, Published 1987.
Page 16 Davis, Asher D.  Males:212001  Females:012101
The "D." must be an error.  These date indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = Andrew (b. 1830/1) or Son D 
= John (b. 1827/8)
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = Son C
2 males 10-14 1815-1820 = Son B (b. 1820)
= Son A
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = Asher (b. 1792/3)
1 female 5-9 1820-1825 = Messiniah (b. 1823/4)
2 females 10-14 1815-1820 = Daughter C
= Daughter B
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1796/7)

4a.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1840 (Broderbund CD-316):
1840 Davis, Aslan C. KY Christian Co. p. 190

4b.  Christian County Genealogical Society (Hopkinsville, KY).  1995.  Christian County, KY, Census Records, 1820-1830-1840.  Simmons Historical Publ., Melber, KY.  On p. 58 (of the book, not the census):
1840 Davis Asher C. 012 110 100 - 100 110 100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 5-9 1830-1835 = Andrew (b. 1830/1) or Son D
2 males 10-14 1825-1830 = Andrew (b. 1830/1) or Son D
= Son C or John (b. 1827/8)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = Son B or C
1 male 20-29 1810-1820 = Son A or B
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = Asher (b. 1792/3) 
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Daughter D
1 female 15-19 1820-1825 = Messiniah (b. 1823/4)
1 female 20-29 1810-1820 = Daughter B or C
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Mary (b. 1796/7) 

5.  1850 Census Index/Microfilm (online at GenealogyLibrary.com):  Ballard Co., KY, p. 291B, 578/578, enumerated 28 Aug 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Asher Davis 57 M Farmer   NJ
Mary    " 53 F     Ky
John    " 22 M Farmer   Ky
Andrew  " 19 M Farmer   Ky
His birthplace is definitely written NJ, not NC.  Of course, it should be NC, so is this census-taker error?

6.  Willard Rouse Jillson.  1925.  The Kentucky Land Grants. Filson Club Publ., Louisville, KY (online at Ancestry.com; Broderbund CD-650):
Vol. 1, Part 1, Chap. IV, Grants South of Green River (1797-1866)
Pg Grantee Acres Book Pg Date County Watercourse
296 Davis, Asher 300 20 179 30 Sep 1807 Christian Potts Cr
Potts Creek is a tributary of the Little River, southeast of Cadiz, which is, today, in Trigg Co., KY.

7.  Trigg County OLIVER and DAVIS Deed Abstracts [link died] (abstracted by Willis Patrick Oliver and online at the Caldwell County KYGenWeb site):
Trigg Co. Deed Book D, p. 141, 20 Oct. 1830. Asher C. Davis sells to Ebinezer Boyd, both of Trigg for $400 160 acres on Saline Creek in Trigg. /s/ Asher Davis. Wit: Rich'd Dawson and L. Novell. Mary Davis, wife of Asher consented. Entered 21 Mar. 1831.

8.  Stewart County [Tennessee] Selected Will Book Extracts 1812-1916 [link died].
Volume 2...
178 settlement of William Rascoe by admr. Dudley Williams, Rachel Rascoe; legatees: Jesse, Latun, William Rasco, Jessee Fort, Dudley Williams, Asher Davis, John Rasco; May term, 1813.

9.  NARA.  Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812, M603, 234 Rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC (digitized by Direct Data Capture, Provo, UT; online at Ancestry.com):
Surname Given
Company Unit Rank-
Misc Roll-
DAVIS ASHER   Capt. Williams' Co.
Mounted Riflemen,
Kentucky Volunteers.
  Private Private   53 602

10.  William Henry Perrin, ed.  1844.  County of Trigg Kentucky:  Historical and Biographical.  F.A. Battey Publ. Co., Chicago:
p. 23-24 The third term of the Cirbuit Court was held in the month of November, 1820... Indictments were returned against... Asher C. Davis for assault and battery...
p. 33 Early Constables...
A.C. Davis...

11.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (online at FamilySearch.org).

12.  WorldConnect (online at RootsWeb.com).

13.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 41, Pedigree #1159.

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