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Asaph "A." Alsup
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1843
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1907
Newton County
Missouri, USA

Gospel preacher listed in Ligon's Portraiture of Gospel Preachers of 1899.

In Memory of A. Alsup
Brother Alsup was born in Tennessee August 31, 1843. He obeyed the gospel soon after the close of the civil war, and began proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ about forty years ago. It is said that he has baptized over five thousand souls into Christ. Brother Alsup was an able and faithful minister of Christ; a ripe scholar and an untiring worker. He was gentle and kind, though firm and uncompromising with error. He won confidence, respect and esteem of all with whom he came in contact by his integrity and faithfulness to the cause he loved. Brother Alsup lived an ideal and exemplary christian life. Brother R. M. Gano in delivering his funeral oration at Denton, said that he could point to no one as more fitting example of true and noble manhood, or a consecrated, faithful christian than Brother Alsup. His life was spent for Christ. His last meeting was at Neosho, Mo., during which, and on his way to the place of meeting, nearing the house, in company with a brother, he complained of feeling ill, sank to the ground and immediately expired with no warning or apparent cause. His remains were brought here, and interred November 30th, where, a few years before, his dear wife had been borne to the silent city of the dead. It was only last January that we buried beside her grave, his oldest daughter, Sister Berta Savage. Thus the grief he bore, with our own, burdens our hearts, while he goes to his loved ones to share their hopes and joys, leaving to mourn with us one son and two noble christian daughters. Thus we go to the eternal home, one by one passing by. We can only say, "Blessed are they who died in the Lord." This should be the great consolation to the dear, bereaved children, and friends. I can not say more. I know and realize how like solemn mocking must be seem every expression to those who so long have voyaged together with him on the turbid sea of life. So long has his loving thoughtfulness cheered and encourage in hours of adversity, and rejoiced with you in the success and victories of your careers, that you must feel like the shipwrecked mariner on a barren isle, without him. Yet is is God's will, and in this darkest hour of deepest distress I would point you to Him along Who can heal the broken heart, and say to the troubled waves, "Peace, be still!" --the Christ he so much loved and so faithfully served. After all it is a blessed thing to fall asleep in Jesus, free from the cares and heartaches of this world. He has just gone over to the other shore, to his reward, to wait our coming. May the God of mercy speak peace to our troubled souls, and may this bereavement only draw us nearer to the blessed cross of Christ, where all is "joy and peace." Let us emulate his life, finish his labors, so as to share his joys. We have lost a friend, a brother, a father. Earth has lost a shining light. A true saint has gone to be with Jesus, which is far better. --Luther V. Bates, Denton, Texas, Firm Foundation, Dec. 17, 1907, 3.
Family links: 
  Gideon McKnight Alsup (1813 - 1892)
  Sarah Ann Coffee Bryan Alsup (1819 - 1896)
  Julia Virginia Moss Alsup (1846 - 1896)
  Patsy Alsup (1885 - 1960)*
  Missouri Ann Alsup Rucker (1837 - 1919)**
  Asaph Alsup (1843 - 1907)
  Nelson Bryan Alsup (1846 - 1901)*
  Virginia Abigail Alsup (1850 - 1922)*
  Sarah Ann Coffee Alsup (1855 - 1928)*
  Thomas Robert Alsup (1857 - 1930)*
  Gideon McKnight Alsup (1860 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Denton County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section D
Maintained by: Tom Childers
Originally Created by: RMLeahy
Record added: Jun 25, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14728128
Asaph A. Alsup
Added by: Tom Childers
Asaph A. Alsup
Added by: RMLeahy
Asaph A. Alsup
Added by: Tom Childers
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- Eugene Mullins
 Added: Apr. 17, 2013
~^~Rest in Peace~^~
- *The Alsup Family*-
 Added: Sep. 12, 2006

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