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Asa Rand Bancroft
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1835
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1890
Kansas, USA

Son of Matilda Rand and Timothy Bancroft. Married to Unknown. Also married to Emily Jane Bundrem on 11 Aug 1864 in Emporia, Lyon Co, KS.

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas

ASA BANCROFT came to Emporia in March, 1857, and was first employed by John Hammond and assisted in the erection of the first four buildings built in the town. After working for Mr. Hammond a few weeks he took charge of the saw-mill of Parham & Phelps, near the town site, and continued in charge of the mill till late in the fall of 1859. April 11, 1857, he made settlement on the northeast quarter of section 17, Township 19, Range 11, part of which is now the fair grounds of the Lyon, County Agricultural Society. During the winter of 1857-58 he fenced part of his "claim" and the following summer cultivated the portion that had been previously "broken." He subsequently disposed of part of the land and invested in a livery stable in Emporia, continuing business until 1865. Mr. Bancroft was the first Township Treasurer of Emporia Township under the old territorial law of township organization, and as such collected the first territorial tax levied in the county for Emporia Township. In 1865, he was elected Sheriff of the county and re-elected to a second term in 1867, and served in that capacity till January, 1870, when he engaged in the insurance business, which he followed for several years. In the meantime he was Township Trustee and City Assessor for some five or six years. In 1878 and 1879 Mr. B. was Deputy Registrar of Deeds, and , owing to the sickness and death of the Registrar, he had full charge of the office during most of the time. After spending about six months in New Mexico, he returned to Emporia and was employed for a time by the A. T. & S. F. R. R., after which he resumed the insurance business, which he continues to the present time. Mr. B. was born in Bridgewater Township, Washtenau Co., Mich., November 24, 1835, living there and in the vicinity until his removal to Kansas, excepting two years spent in the lumber woods of Saginaw County, Mich. He was married in Emporia, August 11, 1864, to Miss E. J. Bundrem, a native of Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Bancroft have three children, Harry R., and Marv A. and Martha (unreadable), twin girls. Mr. B. enlisted in Company C, Seventeenth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, July, 1864, as a private, was promoted to First Lieutenant on the organization of the company, and as such he had command of the company during his term of service, the company never having a Captain. He is a member of Emporia Lodge No. 12, A., F. & A. M., and also of Emporia Chapter No. 12, R. A. M., and has served four years as master of his lodge. 
Family links: 
  Timothy Bancroft (1792 - 1880)
  Matilda Rand Bancroft (1798 - 1856)
  Emily Jane Bundrem Bancroft (1840 - 1913)
  Harry Rand Bancroft (1868 - 1897)*
  Mattie Bancroft (1872 - 1896)*
  Wilder Bancroft (1821 - 1903)*
  Edward Payson Bancroft (1829 - 1904)*
  Asa Rand Bancroft (1835 - 1890)
*Calculated relationship
Maplewood Memorial Lawn Cemetery
Lyon County
Kansas, USA
Plot: 12 30 3
Created by: Becky Doan
Record added: Jun 09, 2012
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Asa Rand Bancroft
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Asa Rand Bancroft
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Asa Rand Bancroft
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