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