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Asa Church
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1749
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1809
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Extract from Massachusetts Town Birth Records:
Name: Asa Church
Birth date: 10 Sep 1749
Birth place: Worcester
Mother's name: Sarah
Father's name: Ephraim
Sex: male

"Asa Church (1749-1909) served as a private in Capt. Thomas Eustis' company of minutemen from Rutland, which marched on the Lexington Alarm; also served several other enlistments under different commands as sergeant, 1779-82. He was born in Rutland; died in Hubbardston, Mass" [source: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 61].

"Church, Asa, Hubbardston (also given Rutland). Private, Capt. Thomas Eustis's (Rutland) co. of Minute-men, which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to rendezvous at Cambridge; service, 9 days; also, list of men returned as serving on main guard at Cambridge under Maj. Loammi Baldwin May 15, 1775; also, Capt. Adam Wheeler's co., Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt.; receipt for advance pay dated Charlestown Camp, July 13, 1775; also, company return dated Camp at Winter Hill, Oct. 6, 1775; also, order for bounty coat or its equivalent in money dated Nov. 29, 1775; also, return of men enlisted into Continental Army from Capt. William Marean's co., 7th Worcester Co. regt., dated Hubbardston, Dec. 29, 1777; residence, Hubbardston; enlisted for Hubbardston; joined Capt. Adam Wheeler's co., Col. Thomas Nixon's regt.; enlistment, during war; also, Sergeant, [p.439] Capt. Thomas Barns's (Light Infantry) co., Col. Thomas Nixon's (6th) regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from March 3, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, Capt. Adam Wheeler's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; return of men in camp on or before Aug. 15, 1777, dated Soldier's Fortune, Feb. 15, 1779; also, Capt. Thomas Barnes's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; pay abstracts for June-Dec., 1779; also, Lieut. Colonel's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Abel Holden's co., Col. Nixon's regt.; pay abstract for Jan.-June, 1780; also, Capt. John Spurr's co., 6th regt.; return for clothing dated July 5, 1780; also, Lieut. Col. Whiting's co., 6th regt.; pay abstracts for July-Dec., 1780; also, descriptive list of enlisted men dated West Point, Jan. 29, 1781; age, 32 yrs.; stature, 5 ft. 8 in.; complexion, dark; hair, dark; occupation, farmer; residence, Hubbardston; enlisted March 3, 1777, by Capt. Wheeler; joined Capt. Daniels's (also given Lieut. Col. Whiting's) co., Col. Nixon's (also given Lieut. Col. Smith's) 6th regt.; enlistment, during war; reported Quartermaster Sergeant; also, order on Capt. Benjamin Heywood, dated West Point, Aug. 29, 1781, for depreciation notes, signed by Stephen Church and payable to said Asa Church; also, Quartermaster Sergeant, Capt. Japheth Daniels's co., Lieut. Col. Calvin Smith's (6th) regt.; returns for wages for Jan., 1781-Dec., 1782; pay allowed for Jan., 1781-Feb., 1782; reported made up with field and staff after Feb., 1782; also, order dated Rutland, March 10, 1784, for wages for 1 month" [source: Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the War of the Revolution, 17 Vols. Volume 3, page 439].

He married Rachel Newton 22 Oct 1774 in Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts.
Family links: 
  Ephraim Church (1714 - 1775)
  Sarah Gates Church (1712 - 1788)
  Rachel Newton Church (1752 - 1843)
  Benjamin Church (1776 - 1806)*
  Lucy Church Gates (1782 - 1844)*
  Patty Church (1784 - 1840)*
  Asa Church (1786 - 1844)*
  Ephraim Church (1788 - 1816)*
  John Church (1792 - 1833)*
  Stephen Church (1794 - 1861)*
  Mary Church King (____ - 1797)*
  Silas Church (1747 - 1759)*
  Asa Church (1749 - 1809)
  Ephraim Church (1755 - 1816)*
*Calculated relationship

In Memory of
Capt. Asa Church,
who died
Feb. 15, 1809,
in the 60 year,
of his age.
Parish Cemetery
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Nov 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62245861
Asa Church
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