About Asa Perkins
Died in defense of Fort Griswold, September 6, 1781
"Elnathan, on the morning of the battle, went into the fort with four sons; Obadiah, Elisha, Asa, and Luke Jr. The three latter were killed, and Luke Jr. and Asa are buried beside him in the Starr Burying Ground.
source: The Battle of Groton Heights: A Collection of Narratives, Official Reports ...By William Wallace Harris, p. 245
Congregational Church of Groton records; Hale Headstone Collection; Stonington District Probate Packet; Parkhurst Manuscript, film 5,126.
Probate Packet: Asa Perkins of Groton, died 1781; widow Elizabeth
administrix. She signed a printed instrument with her mark. Also signed by
Obidiah Perkins and witnessed by John Wood. She paid Nathan Darrow 12 shillings for a claim against the estate.
[Did Elizabeth die about 1792, leaving a son, Asa? Probate Packets show
Solomon Perkins was appointed guardian of an Asa Perkins, minor, in December
1792. Ensign Joseph Woodmansee was named guardian 2 April 1795 at young Asa's
request. The estate of an Asa and Esther E. Perkins was probated in 1836 and a guardian appointed for their children.
Barbour Collection: Asa Perkins, born 14 Feb. 1748.
Church: Baptized 28 May 1749.
Harris/Allyn: Baptized in infancy May 28, 1749. Buried beside his father in the Starr Burying Ground.
Hale: Asia (sic) Perkins, died 6 Sept. 1781, age 32. Buried in Starr
Cemetery. Killed at Fort Griswold.
Ledyard: Says he had a son James. Elnathan in 1778 willed 50 acres to Asa
(both died the same day at Ft. Griswold) and James apparently inherited that
property. James' daughter Mary sold 10 acres and house in 1843.
Parkhurst: Asa had two sons and two daughters. Didn't name them.
Sources: Barbour Collection; Harris/Allyn; Historic Ledyard, Vol. 1; 1st