Asa doesn't appear on any record before 1872 when he married Ophelia Winslet in Muscogee, GA. On the 1880, Lee County, AL census, they are listed with 3 of their children. By 1888-1889, they moved to Clarke Co., MS, where he was a Missionary Baptist Preacher. He may have also been known as Edward Iley Jones as there was a portrait in the homestead with that man's name. We are unsure if it is of him or an ancestor. Alice Ophelia died Sept. 8, 1895.
He and his 2nd wife (Esther) appear on the 1900 Clarke Co., MS census with his children from both marriages. He died in 1903 and she in 1910. I have all the names of their children, where they lived, who they married if they married and where they died, as well as their descendants. Glad to share.