Jerome Asay, Sr.

Male7 October 1857–6 October 1940

Brief Life History of Jerome

When Jerome Asay, Sr. was born on 7 October 1857, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, his father, Joseph F. Asay, I Sr., was 34 and his mother, Sarah Ann Pedrick, was 39. He married Nancy Jane Meeks on 1 June 1875, in Harrisburg, Washington, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 6 October 1940, in Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Castle Dale City Cemetery, Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jerome Asay, Sr.
Nancy Jane Meeks
Marriage: 1 June 1875
Rosy Asay
Charles Asay
Heber J Asay
Amos Nick Asay
Jerome "Lome" Asay Jr.
Cornelius Asay
Grover Asay
Norman Asay
Eva Asay
Naomi Asay
Eleanor Jane Asay

Sources (41)

  • Jerome Asay, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Jerome Asay in entry for Norman Asay and Edna Mckee, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Jerome Asay in entry for Jerome Asay, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 June 1875Harrisburg, Washington, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (15)

    +10 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).


    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1879: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1880: Emery, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Emery, Utah, United States

    Name Meaning

    Cambodian: written ស, from a Khmer word meaning e.g. ‘white, fair’. Compare Sar 1.

    Cambodian: written សរ, from a Khmer word meaning ‘arrow’. Compare Sar 2.

    French: variant of Saur .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Personal History of Eleanor Jane Asay Gibbons

    ELEANOR JANE ASAY GIBBONS AUTOBIOGRAPHY [Handwritten on 22 pages by Eleanor Gibbons about 1972, when she was 72 years old] My father and mother were Jerome and Nancy Meeks Asay. Dad's ancestors we …

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