Gen Asa Danforth

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Gen Asa Danforth

Birth
Massachusetts, USA
Death
2 Sep 1818 (aged 72)
Onondaga County, New York, USA
Burial
Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Add to Map
Plot
Sect 1 plot 112
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Excerpts of his bio from Wikipedia:

Asa Danforth was an early settler and leading citizen of Onondaga County, New York where he was the second white man to settle upon his arrival in 1788. He was a veteran of the American Revolution and a salt maker in Onondaga Hollow. Asa Danforth first enrolled in the militia at age 14. With a captain's commission, he was in command of a company of miltia and belonged to the regiment of Colonel Danforth Keyes and was engaged in the Battle of Lexington.
At the commencement of the war of the Revolution he marched from Brookfield, Massachusetts on September 23, 1777 to serve as a volunteer under the command of General Horatio Gates at Bunker Hill. He took part in the second Battle of Saratoga on October 7, 1777 and was at the surrender of Burgoyne. At the insistance of General Israel Putnam, Danforth joined the U.S. Army and served with a major's rank and commission. He was placed on the pension roll of New York State for service as captain in the Massachusetts Line and was styled the "father of his county." Asa Danforth served as county judge in 1797 and later as judge of the Court of Common Pleas in the Western District. He was also superintendent of the Onondaga Salt Springs and presided at the first town meeting which was held at his home in April, 1798. He was a member of the Assembly from 1801 and 1802, and was New York State Senator in 1803. The first court in town of Onondaga was held in Danforth's home. By 1805, the county court was held in an unfinished building on Onondaga Hill.
During all his years of service in the miltia, he ascended the ranks several grades from Major to Major General. Danforth was a member of Onondaga Lodge No. 98. The building still stands on Seneca Turnpike.

Excerpts of his bio from Wikipedia:

Asa Danforth was an early settler and leading citizen of Onondaga County, New York where he was the second white man to settle upon his arrival in 1788. He was a veteran of the American Revolution and a salt maker in Onondaga Hollow. Asa Danforth first enrolled in the militia at age 14. With a captain's commission, he was in command of a company of miltia and belonged to the regiment of Colonel Danforth Keyes and was engaged in the Battle of Lexington.
At the commencement of the war of the Revolution he marched from Brookfield, Massachusetts on September 23, 1777 to serve as a volunteer under the command of General Horatio Gates at Bunker Hill. He took part in the second Battle of Saratoga on October 7, 1777 and was at the surrender of Burgoyne. At the insistance of General Israel Putnam, Danforth joined the U.S. Army and served with a major's rank and commission. He was placed on the pension roll of New York State for service as captain in the Massachusetts Line and was styled the "father of his county." Asa Danforth served as county judge in 1797 and later as judge of the Court of Common Pleas in the Western District. He was also superintendent of the Onondaga Salt Springs and presided at the first town meeting which was held at his home in April, 1798. He was a member of the Assembly from 1801 and 1802, and was New York State Senator in 1803. The first court in town of Onondaga was held in Danforth's home. By 1805, the county court was held in an unfinished building on Onondaga Hill.
During all his years of service in the miltia, he ascended the ranks several grades from Major to Major General. Danforth was a member of Onondaga Lodge No. 98. The building still stands on Seneca Turnpike.



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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/53295272/asa-danforth: accessed ), memorial page for Gen Asa Danforth (6 Jul 1746–2 Sep 1818), Find a Grave Memorial ID 53295272, citing Onondaga Valley Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA; Maintained by BArnold (contributor 46908180).