Asa Brown Sawrey

Male21 October 1852–12 May 1931

Brief Life History of Asa Brown

When Asa Brown Sawrey was born on 21 October 1852, in Arkansas, United States, his father, William Rozell Sawrey, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Colville, was 30. He married Nancy Matilda Bounds on 9 August 1877, in Barry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Osage Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States in 1870 and Colville, Benton, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 May 1931, in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Brown Sawrey
Nancy Matilda Bounds
Marriage: 9 August 1877
Carrie Sawrey
Ollie Chistabelle Sawrey
Emma Leona Sawrey

Sources (14)

  • Asa Sawyer in household of Washington Sawyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Asa Brown Sawrey - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: Asa Brown Sawrey
  • Asa B Sawrey, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1877Barry, Missouri, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Arkansas supplied an estimated 50,000 men to the Confederate Army andabout 15,000 to the Union Army.


    Age 11

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

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 23

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Sawrey in Hawkshead (Lancashire, now in Cumbria). The placename derives from Old Norse saurar, plural of saurr ‘mud, dirt’.

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

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