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Asenath Hampton Gable papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0112

Scope and Content

The collection (1901, 1907) contains two obituaries of Asenath Hampton Gable and a copy of her "Biographical Sketches of the Hampton and Gable Families." She wrote these sketches in 1901 and gave a handwritten copy to each of her children as a token of her love. The copy in this collection was presented to her second youngest child, Mearl Arthur Gable.

The biographical sketches tell not only of the Gables' ancestry, but also of their life including the hardships as well as the high points and how they were sustained by courage and by faith.


  • 1901, 1907

Access Restrictions

Open for research.

Use/Re-use Restrictions

Consult Special Collections and University Archives


Asenath Hampton Gable was born to Carey and Emily Hampton in Virginia on 2 July 1840. She moved to Ohio when an infant and in 1855 went to Black Hawk County, Iowa. She married Solomon Levi Gable on 12 June 1856, and they had eleven children. The Gables farmed in Black Hawk and Van Buren Counties before settling in Crawford County in 1858.

Asenath Hampton Gable died on 8 July 1907 in Denison, Iowa, following a brief illness.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 half-document box)

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Related collection materials

A substantial portion of this family history was published in the book Pure Nostalgia, edited by Carl Hamilton (Ames, Ia.: Iowa State University Press, 1979; Archives call no. CT 234 P87).

Processing Information

Released on 2018-11-01.

MS-0112. Asenath Hampton Gable papers, 1901, 1907
May 20, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives Repository

403 Parks Library
701 Morrill Road
Iowa State University
Ames Iowa 50011-2102 United States
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