Mr. Asbury was born in Columbia, Boone County. He was the son of J. S. and Mary L. Waters Asbury both also natives of Boone County. J. S. Asbury was the son of Calvin Asbury, a native of Kentucky who came to Boone County in 1824. J. S. Asbury died January 31, 1917. R. P. Asbury married Miss Allie M. Hubbard and two daughters have been born to this union: Era Leone and Clara Louisa.

Source: McGruder, Mark A. History of Pettis County, Missouri (Topeka: Historical Publishing Company, 1919)
Submitter: Robin Helman