Jan. 24, 1793 Portsmouth Newport County Rhode Island, USA
Mar. 15, 1881 Portsmouth Newport County Rhode Island, USA
Asa followed in his fathers foot step and became a blacksmith. Asa and his brothers john, Isaac and Levi went to Waltham Massachusetts to work in a machine shop for Mr. Lowell making machinery for his developing manufacturing enterprise. Around 1813 he returned home to Portsmouth, Rhode Island and became a trader.