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Asa Davison[1]

Male 1736 - 1831  (94 years)


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  • Name Asa Davison  [2, 3
    Born 1 Sep 1736  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Death 1824  [4
    Died 29 Jan 1831  Grafton, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I2867  Main
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2005 

    Father Thomas Davison, Jr.,   b. 30 Jan 1702, Preston, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1751, Pomfret, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Lydia Herrick,   b. 13 Jul 1707, Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 31 Aug 1726  Preston, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6
    Family ID F1071  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Pride,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2003 
    Family ID F1159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jan 1831 - Grafton, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Notes from  "Davison Family":

      Record and Pension Office, War Department.
      Respectfully returned to Almond A. Davison, Manito, Illinois.
      Washington, D.C., March 28, 1896.

      "The records of this office show that Asa Davison, served as a private in Captain Nathaniel Webb's Company, 4th Battalion, Connecticut Forces, commanded by Col John Durkee, Revolutionary War. He enlisted, March 1, 1778, to serve 5 months, was discharged, January 1, 1779.

      The records also show that Asa Davison, served as a private in the 1st Company, Fifth Connecticut Regiment, Commanded by Lieut. Col. Sherman, Revolutionary War. His name first appears on the roll for March 1782, and he was discharged, June 22, 1782.

      The records further show that Asa Davison, served as a private in Capt. Nehemiah Rise's Company, 8th Connecticut Regiment, Revolutionary War. He enlisted Aug. 16, 1779 to serve six months, and was discharged, Jan. 15, 1780.

      The records also show that Ezra Davison, served as a private in Capt. Benjamin Durkee's Company of Matrosses, at Port Trumbull, Connecticut. He enlisted, Aug. 12, 1782, (That day he was 17 years old.), to serve 12 months, and was discharged, Aug. 12, 1783.

      By authority of the Secretary of War.
      Signed by Col. U.S. Army Chief in Office"

      Note that they were enlisted for short campaigns of a few months to a year, following which they would return home to take care of farm and family, then enlist again. (GEW)

      In other accounts, Asa Davison appears at "The Battle of Lexington", and "The Battle of Monmouth". He was also with Gen. Benedict Arnold, on his famous campaign to Canada.

      Asa served with the English Army during the French and Indian War, at the siege of Louisburg, Nova Scotia. After the war, the family settled there for a time, where his son, Ezra was born in 1765. At some point, he moved the family back south, as we find him in Ashford, Massachusetts at the start of the Revolutionary War.

      At some point after the war, the family migrated on down to Grafton, New York, where Asa died in 1824. He was buried in the Brock burying ground in the northeast part of Grafton. [4, 7]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S801] Bill Albrecht, Bill Albrecht, (gencircles.com, July 16, 2003, bill1022@swbell.net).

    3. [S953] Loren J. Adams, Loren J. Adams, (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~genea/Dnywho.html kycollja@midusa.net), 11 Sep 1999 post on "Davison Family Resource - Who's Researching - State of NY"  http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~genea/Dnywho.html (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1084] Davison Family, A. A. Davison, M. M. Davison-Rockwood, E. A. Davison-Simpson, (78 pages. J. W. Franks & Sons, Printers - Peoria, IL - 1905 to 1939 by Myrtle Mae Davison-Rockwood, Renwick, IA; rearranged and brought up through 1967 by Elsie Arvilla Davison-Simpson, Houston, TX; updated through 2000 by George Edmund Waldron, Naples, FL), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=edwaldron&id=I313 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S1084] Davison Family, A. A. Davison, M. M. Davison-Rockwood, E. A. Davison-Simpson, (78 pages. J. W. Franks & Sons, Printers - Peoria, IL - 1905 to 1939 by Myrtle Mae Davison-Rockwood, Renwick, IA; rearranged and brought up through 1967 by Elsie Arvilla Davison-Simpson, Houston, TX; updated through 2000 by George Edmund Waldron, Naples, FL), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=edwaldron&id=I314 (Reliability: 0).

    6. [S1113] Remsen Coles - Davison, H. R. Remsen Coles, (New York 1899. 143 pages. 300 limited edition copies. (a PDF version is available from jhowell@jhowell.com)), PDF copy on file., p. 26 "Preston Ch. Rec." (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1085] Ed Waldron, Ed Waldron, (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=edwaldron), http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=edwaldron&id=I313 (Reliability: 0).