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Eleazer Asay

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
Death: October 13, 1932 (77)
Lovell, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States
Place of Burial: Lovell, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph F. Asay, I and Sarah Ann Asay (Pedrick)
Husband of Harriet Asay
Father of Myra Allphin; Eleazer Hatch Asay; Myrtle Kitchen; Leah Workman; Ellis Hatch Asay and 6 others
Brother of Colonel William Pedrick Asay; Franklin Asay; Edwin Asay; Isaac Asay; Joseph Asay, II and 5 others
Half brother of George W. P. Asay and Angeline P. Asay

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About Eleazer Asay

Evidence from genealogical and church ordinance records proves that the Asay family traveled to Utah in 1860. A child was born in March 1860 in New Jersey. The first documentation to place them in Utah is a church ordinance performed in April 1861, which was prior to the arrival of that season's emigration. Further research is needed to determine the name of the company they traveled with.

Company Unknown (1860) Age at Departure: 4

Eleazer Asay, 77, early Utah settler, died at his home here recently of ulcers of the stomach. Mr. Asay, a son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Pedrick Asay, was one of the settlers who went into the Big Horn country, Wyoming, with Apostle A. O. Woodruff. Mr. Asay was born October 6, 1855, at Trenton, New Jersey. He was a rancher living o utside of Lovell until 1901, when he and his family moved to the newly establis hed townsite. He had married Harriet Hatch of Hatch, Utah. Surviving are thirteen children: Aaron C. Sandy; Edith, California; Eleazer, Idaho; Ida Julander , Emeline Gould, Perry and Ernest of Monroe; Myra Allphin, Eleazer T., of Abrah am, Utah; Arthur, Myrtle Kitchen, Leah Workman, Irving and Mary Despain of Love ll, Wyo; also two brothers, Jerome Asay of Castle Dale and Amos Asay of Lovell. Services were held at Lovell under the direction of Bishop H. Carlton, Burial was in the Lovell cemetery. ELEAZER ASAY from "Lovell, Our Pioneer He ritage" by Rosa Vida Bischoff Black Page 100 Eleazer (Al) and his twin b rother, Aaron were not yet five years old when the family made the trip from Ne w Jersey to Utah. What little schooling he obtained must have been during the years the family lived near the Jordana River in Salt Lake City. The call to go to the Muddy Mission came when the boys were twelve years of age. When Al was working at Pipe Springs, he met and married Zenetta (Nettie). They were the first ones to live year-around on Asay Creek - the parents lived there only in the summer. In 1885, Al married his second wife, Harriet, (Hattie) with the consent of his first wife. One very cold winter, Al nearly lost his feet. There was a heavy blanket of snow. A valuable yellow mare had not come in with the other horses so Al went horseback over to Strawberry to find her. It was nearly night when he found her, and the snow was so deep that he could not get home that night. He found an old dead tree from which he broke limbs to dig a hole in the snow. Using some of the smaller branches, he finally made a fir e, and with his saddle blanket for cover, he managed through the night. Next morning, he started for home. This was very slow, and he had to break trail f or two horses. He knew his feet were freezing but could do nothing about it. He came over the mountains, leaving the horses in the meadow at the righthand fork. When he finally arrived home, with clothes and boots frozen on his leg s and feet, he could hardly walk. Each step sounded like big clumps of wood h itting the floor. They tried to pull his boots off, but had to cut them, and the skin and flesh came off with them. He suffered terribly, and everyone tho ught he would lose his feet, but through faith, prayers and care, the flesh beg an to grow back on his feet. It took a long, long time. Al found his mare b ut nearly lost his feet in doing so. The U.S. Marshals were hunting for polyga mists. Al and his brother, Joseph, each had two wives so they decided to move eastward to a place near Cannonville, a few miles south east of Bryce Canyon. Here, Seth Johnson, former bishop of Hillsdale, had laid out some lots and st arted the small town of Georgetown. Al bought a farm in Monroe and moved his first family there. He located his second family at Georgetown. They had many experiences escaping the determined marshals. Al was sent on a mission to the Southern States. He was the first missionary of the family. In 1890, new co nditions prevailed, President Woodruff signed the Manifesto forbidding plural m arriage. Al had made covenants with both wives, and he did not want to sever those bonds with either wife. But the stress and strain on polygamy finally d isrupted the first marriage. They were divorced some years later. A home wa s built for Nettie, she was given the Monroe farm.

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Eleazer Asay's Timeline

October 6, 1855
Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, United States
December 10, 1886
Age 31
Hatch, Garfield County, Utah Territory, United States
Age 32
February 22, 1895
Age 39
Utah Territory, United States
December 7, 1897
Age 42
Hatch, Garfield County, Utah, United States
January 7, 1900
Age 44
Lovel, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States
June 7, 1901
Age 45
Lovell, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States
October 13, 1932
Age 77
Lovell, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States
October 17, 1932
Age 77
Lovell, Big Horn County, Wyoming, United States