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Asa Franklin (abt. 1739 - 1801)

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Asa Franklin
Born about in Rehoboth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Providence, Rhode Islandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 31 Jan 2015
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Categories: Franklin Name Study | American Revolution | 1774 Census of Rhode Island, Providence.

Asa Franklin participated in the American Revolution

Biography

Asa was born 28 Jan 1739 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.[1][2] He was the son of Gideon Franklin and Mary Chafee.[3] He was married 25 Jan 1768 in Rehobth, Bristol County, Massachusetts to Martha Read.[4] Asa died 1801.[5]

Revolutionary War Service

Asa Franklin was an Ensign in Providence Alarm Company and a private in Peter Burlingame's Co, Col Mathewson Reg't. [6][7]

Asa appears as head of household in Providence in the 1774 Census of Rhode Island[8]. His household distribution and inferred attributions are

  • two white males over 16: Asa and unknown
  • three white males under 16: sons Benjamin, James, and unknown
  • three white females over 16: Sarah and unknown
  • one white female under 16: daughter Sarah

Asa died 26 Jan 1801 and is buried in Swan Point Cemetery Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island.[9][10]


Sources

  1. Vital Record of Rehoboth, 1642-1896. Marriages, Intentions, Births, Deaths, with Supplement containing the Record of 1896, Colonial Returns, Lists of the Early Settlers, Purchasers, Freemen, Inhabitants, the Soldiers serving in Philip's War and the Revolution.
  2. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
  3. A source is needed for this information.
  4. "Massachusetts Town Records, ca. 1638-1961," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29P-4MY5 : 20 April 2016), Franklin and Martha Read, 25 Jan 1768; citing Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, Town clerks and local churches; FHL microfilm 1,987,644.
  5. A source is needed for this information.
  6. U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970:
    FRANKLIN, ASA Ancestor #: A041700
    Service: RHODE ISLAND Rank: ENSIGN
    Birth: ANTE 3-16-1739 BARRINGTON-BAPT BRISTOL CO RHODE ISLAND
    Death: 1-26-1801 PROVIDENCE, PROVIDENCE CO RHODE ISLAND
    Service Source: SMITH, CIVIL & MIL LISTS OF RI, 1647-1800, VOL 1, P 324
    Service Description: 1) LIGHT INFANTRY CO, CAPT MATHEWSON 2) PROVIDENCE CO
    Residence 1) City: PROVIDENCE - County: PROVIDENCE CO - State: RHODE ISLAND
    Spouse 1) SARAH PAINE. DAR patriot index
  7. http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search_adb/default.cfm
  8. 1774 Rhode Island Census, Providence, Page 16, Entry 17 -- Asa Franklin; citing transcription by Cherry Fletcher Bamberg in Rhode Island Roots 31 p.86, June 2005.
  9. Tombstone of Asa Franklin, died 26 Jan 1801 at Rhode Island Historical Cemetery Commission website.
  10. Unsourced profile page with no tombstone photograph at FindAGrave.


  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, (http://www.dar.org/ : accessed April 4, 2017), "Record of FRANKLIN, ASA ", Ancestor # A041700 .


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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Asa by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Asa:

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Collaboration

On 12 Dec 2015 at 02:28 GMT Nan Lambert wrote:

Franklin-5395 and Franklin-5345 appear to represent the same person because: duplicate son of Gideon & Mary



Asa is 16 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 19 degrees from Frances Weidman and 18 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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