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Asa Perkins

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
Death: September 6, 1781 (33)
Fort Griswold, Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Elnathan Perkins and Mary Perkins
Brother of Lieut. Obediah Perkins; Corp. Luke Perkins; Hannah Perkins; Asa Perkins, 2nd; Theoda Perkins and 1 other

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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

Inscription: In memory of Mr Asia Perkins who was slain in Fort Griswould Sept 6th 1781 in ye 33d year of his age. Ye British tyrants that have power And butchers wet with humane Gore Judgment must come and you will be Rewarded for your.

Find A Grave record

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

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Asa Perkins's Timeline

February 14, 1748
Groton, New London, Connecticut Colony
May 28, 1749
Age 1
September 6, 1781
Age 33
Groton Heights, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Groton, New London County, Connecticut, United States