Asa Whitcomb

Asa Whitcomb

Birth
Rochester, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 23 Nov 1875 (aged 85)
Clinton County, Indiana, USA
Burial Michigantown, Clinton County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 9118014 · View Source
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Son of John Whitcomb and Lydida Hayden Parmenter. Married to Hannah Smith about 1820 in Ohio.
Asa and Hannah Smith lived most of their lives in Michigan Township, Clinton County Indiana. The date they left Ohio and came to Indiana is unknown, but it was sometime between 1820 and 1830. The 1820 Federal cesus Index lists only one Whitcomb in Indiana, Joseph, in New Albany, Floyd County. The 1830 Federal Census lists Asa, his wife and two children under the age of five years living in Fairfield Township, Tippecanoe County, and the 1840 Census, in Sheffiels Township. It is believed the the family lived in Brown County for a time before coming to Lafayette The 1850 Census lists the family in Michigan Township, Clinton County.

Asa, like the majority of the pioneers who settled the territory west of the Appalachians, was a farmer. Family legend has it that he had been known to distill liquor; and at one time his cows fed on some of the fermented mash and were found staggering around the barn lot as a result.

In 1849 Asa and Hannah Whitcomb purchased in her name from the Wabash and Erie Canal, which is described as "the Northwest quarter of the Northwest quarter of Section number one in Township number twenty-one north of range number one East containing forty acres and twenty-fourths of an acre." This parcel of land is now the home (1978) of a great great grandson Tom L. Whitcomb and family and is located o n Road 100 about one and one half miles east of State Road 29.


Gravesite Details Tombstone was completely restored on May 6, 2010.

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  • Created by: Jim Shearer
  • Added: 18 Jul 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9118014
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Asa Whitcomb (11 Oct 1790–23 Nov 1875), Find a Grave Memorial no. 9118014, citing Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, Clinton County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jim Shearer (contributor 46589264) .