Asa Franklin participated in the American Revolution
Asa was born 28 Jan 1739 in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. He was the son of Gideon Franklin and Mary Chafee. He was married 25 Jan 1768 in Rehobth, Bristol County, Massachusetts to Martha Read. Asa died 1801.
Revolutionary War Service
Asa Franklin was an Ensign in Providence Alarm Company and a private in Peter Burlingame's Co, Col Mathewson Reg't.
Asa appears as head of household in Providence in the 1774 Census of Rhode Island. 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.
↑ 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.
↑ Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988
↑ "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.
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: