Rev Azariah Ayars  Fitz “Asa” Randolph

Rev Azariah Ayars Fitz “Asa” Randolph

Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey, USA
Death 25 Jun 1868 (aged 63)
Milo, Yates County, New York, USA
Burial Nortonville, Jefferson County, Kansas, USA
Plot Randolph
Memorial ID 40688992 · View Source
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Reverend Asa (Azariah) Fitz Randolph was the pastor of the Seventh Day Baptist Church of Pardee, Ks, (now in Nortonville).

The family name is FitzRandolph but some of the family dropped the Fitz and left it as an initial in their name.
Asa (Azariah) was the son of Abel FitzRANDOLPH & Ruth AYARS (Ayers/Ayer).

The first SDB pioneers to Kansas came in 1857. Rev. Randolph came in 1861, from Sagerton, Pennsylvania. He eventually purchased a farm and lived here the rest of his life.

Rev. A. A. F. Randolph, who was born in Bridgeton, N. J., January 1, 1805; was of Scotch ancestry and was married in Allegany County, N. Y., in 1828, to Miss Lucy C. Maxson, a native of Rhode Island. In 1816, the family moved to Meadville, Pa., and in 1863, came to Kansas, settling on the farm where the widow now resides. Rev. Mr. Randolph became the pastor of the Seventh Day Baptist Church at its organization in 1863, which position he retained until his death, June 25, 1868.

Of his sons, Julius was Captain of Company H, Second Wisconsin Infantry, was killed at the battle of Gainesville, Va., August 28, 1862. Eugene was in Company D, Eighty-third Pennsylvania Infantry; died January 8, 1864. William was in the Pennsylvania Militia and afterward served in Company F, Seventeenth Kansas Infantry; was drowned June 21, 1865, in the Allegheny River, Pa.

Another Daughter: #9422350--Garafelia F. Randolph Stelle. She was born in 1833 and died in 1916 in Cussewago, Crawford Co., Pennsylvania. It is interesting that she disappeared from the records regarding the family of A. A. F. Randolph and Lucy C. Maxson Randolph. Her death certificate ( specifically lists her father as A. A. F. Randolph and her mother as Lucy Randolph. According to the 1870 census, she had 7 children.

Info on additional daughter provided by Jean Jorgensen (#47179150)


Rev A A F Randolph "Died June 25, 1868 Aged 63 years 5 months 24 days. The inscription on the grave marker was "I know in Whom I trust"

Gravesite Details Most Likely Descendant of Robert AYARS (Yeoman) BIRTH: BEF MAR 1640, Gotherington,Bishop's Cleeve,Gloucestershire,England. His DEATH: 14 JAN 1719, Back Neck,Salem,New Jersey
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