Somethings just scream at you when you see them. The prevalence of the names Matilda, Thomas, Sarah, Nancy and William and the repeats of Delilah, Asa, Alvin. Leroy and Rebecca are pretty glaring. Does it mean anything? None of these are rare names. Sarah and Thomas are obvious choices for the children of Thomas and Sarah Asher. So are the others, if they honor siblings who are deceased. but when these less common names show up in the households of apparently unconnected Asher families living somewhat near by. In particular the family of Thomas and Polly Asher – who used Thomas, Matilda, Delilah and the very rare name Allenson. (presumably after the husband of Nancy Asher Allenson McLeland.) seems to have taken its names from the households of Alvin and Thomas Asher.
So a picture seems to be slowly emerging.
Children of Thomas and Sarah Asher
Alvin Asher and Sarah Perry have sons Leroy, Asa and Lebrun, daughters Matilda
Asa Asher and his wives have sons Alvin, James Monroe, Albert, Madison, Asa Washington, and daughters Sarah J, Idda, Elizabeth, Matilda E., Mahala Emma, Delilah
Thomas Asher and Matilda Baxter have sons John and Samuel, daughters Nancy, Sarah, Matilda
John McLeland and Matilda Asher have sons Thomas Asher and James R, daughters Caroline and Lindamira (and possibly Elizabeth who died young)
Levi Quick and Ermina Arminia Asher have sons William A. and Amos A and daughter Cordelia Ellen.
Edward Quick and Minerva Asher have sons James M, Thomas J, John (twin), Alvin Douglas and Theodore and daughters Ermina Arminia J. , Elizabeth, Savanah Jane, Olive, Harriet Cordelia and Rachel (twin)
Edward Wyatt and Sarah Asher have son Thomas and daughters Mary E. and Sarah R.
John Bush and Sarah Asher have sons Ely, John Albert, George, Martin William and Benjamin and daughters Carolina, Delila, Emily and Fanny (? maybe Emma?)
James Lowry and Rebecca Asher have sons Albert, Elmer, Ira and William and daughters, Nancy J., Malinda, Elda, Parmethia, Laura and Sarah J.
Allenson McLeland and Nancy Asher have no children
William Asher and Sarah Gift have no children
James Metcalf and Delilah Asher have no children
Potentially Connected Asher Families Children
Thomas Asher and Polly Asher have sons Alvin, Leroy, Allenson, Charles and Thomas and daughters Lehanah, Emma, Delilah, Matilda, Elizabeth, Florella, Valcenia/Melina (?)
Isaac Asher and Martha Greer have sons William, Thomas, Henry H., Sullivan? and Elhana B. and daughter Agnes
John Asher and Isabell Manly have sons Cornelius, Washington, Solomon (?), William (?), daughters Tabitha, Elizabeth and Matilda
Cornelius Asher and Julia Ann Melton have daughters Mary and Sarah and possibly 1 other
Joseph Bogue and Nancy Asher have sons Samuel, Thomas, William and Lewis and daughters Rebecca, Lydia
Washington Asher and Sarah Price have sons Tilman, John, Jacob and George and daughters Hester, Noami,
Hannah, Tabitha and Isabell