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Asa Turney 1759-1833

From A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, New Connecticut Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution, Painesville, Ohio, 1902.

Typed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.

Asa Turney, of Madison, Ohio was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, under Gen. Arnold; was in the battle of Danbury, Conn., when that town was burned by the British. He enlisted when eighteen years old, and served throughout the war.

He was born in Fairfield, Conn., in 1759, and emigrated to Ohio in the winter of 1806, being fifty-three days on the journey, with an ox team, following a wild trail through the woods, as there wee no roads or bridges.

He purchased one hundred acres of land on the south ridge in Madison, which still remains in the family. He married Polly Downs, who died in 1835.

Asa Turney died Sept. 5, 1833, and lies in the Middle Ridge Cemetery in Madison.

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