Asa Marine

Asa Marine

Birth
USA
Death 19 Oct 1898 (aged 83)
Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA
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Asa Marine, son of Charles and Abba (Cox) Marine, was born February 3, 1815 either in South Carolina or just across the border in North Carolina. In 1810 the Charles Marine family had been living in Marion District of South Carolina, just south of Charles' parental home in Marlboro District. By 1816 Charles and his family were living on Joes Creek in Richmond County, North Carolina on land Charles had bought from his brother John and which lay just one mile from the Marlboro District, South Carolina line. Before 1820, three of the four Marine brothers including Charles were farming in New Garden Township of Wayne County, Indiana where Charles was also a local Methodist preacher. In 1832 Charles and his family moved again, that time to Elkhart County, Indiana.

In February of 1836, Asa Marine turned twenty one and that spring he bought eighty acres of land about four miles from his parental home in Middlebury Township of Elkhart County, Indiana. That same year Jesse and Joanna (Hall) Crane, natives of Connecticut, bought land a quarter of a mile from the Marine family farm, and two years later, on January 29, 1838, Asa married their daughter Mary. In 1846 Asa and his family moved to Porter County, Indiana where they bought farm land in Morgan Township. At about 70 years of age, Mary passed away in the spring of 1889. Asa and Mary had had eight children.

On September 18, 1890, Asa married a widow, Maria (Bundy) Billings. They lived in Valparaiso, the seat of Porter County. When Asa died in 1898, he was laid to rest next to his first wife in Adams Cemetery in Morgan Township. Maria died in 1912 and she was laid to rest next to her first husband, Enoch Billings, in Maplewood Cemetery.

Asa Marine's biography in the "History of Porter County, Indiana," published in 1912, includes the following statement: "Asa Marine was a man of marked strength of character and of excellent business ability, and his inviolable integrity not only gained him implicit popular esteem but also gave him much influence in public affairs of a local order.…He contributed much to the industrial and civic development of Morgan township and was ever ready to give his aid to worthy causes for the general good of the community. He was liberal in his financial support of religious and educational work and assisted in the erection of the Christian church, known as the Adams church, in his home township, both he and his wife having been attendants of the same."


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  • Maintained by: jcrow
  • Originally Created by: Tina
  • Added: 22 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39748840
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Asa Marine (3 Feb 1815–19 Oct 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39748840, citing Adams Cemetery, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by jcrow (contributor 47605922) .