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Asher Edgerton, son of Asher and Chloe (Flint) Edgerton.                                                             PHOTO

 

born:

February 12, 1816; Coventry, Tolland Co., CT.  (FG8) (FG10)

died:

March 31, 1890; Hanover, Jo Daviess Co., IL.  (GI) (FG8) (FG10)

buried:

Edgerton Cemetery; Hanover, Jo Daviess Co., IL  (GI)

 

married:

1:  June 10, 1840; Marion, Linn Co., IA.  (FG10)

 

Julia Ann Deal

 

born:

February 24, 1811; Ashland, Ashland Co., OH.  (FG10)

died:

November 13, 1900; Marion, Linn Co., IA.  (OB The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette  11/14/1900)

buried:

Mt. Zion Cemetery; Linn Grove, Linn Co., IA.  (OB The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette  11/14/1900)

 

Children:

  1. Selena King, b. June 1842; Hanover, Jo Daviess Co., IL.
  2. Washington Irving, b. ~1843; Hanover, Jo Daviess Co., IL.
  3. James Leander, b. August 14, 1846; Hanover, Jo Daviess Co., IL.
  4. Annie Julia Grace, b. August 2, 1854; Hanover, Jo Daviess Co., IL.

 

 

 

married:

2:  November 3, 1882; Rock Co., WI.

 

Elsie G. Douglass, daughter of John Douglass.

 

born:

October 1841; Canada.  (CR IL1900 Chicago, Ward 28)

 


The following biography of Asher Edgerton Jr. is excerpted from The History of Jo Daviess County Illinois (H.F. Kett & Co., 1878):

 

“EDGERTON, ASHER. Farmer; Sec. 11; P.O. Hanover; born in Coventry, Conn., Feb. 12, 1816; came to Illinois in 1831; to Quincy in 1832; came to this Co. in 1840; lived there four years; owned the land at one time upon which the City of Cedar Rapids has since been built; returned to Wisconsin and ran a furnace one year; followed mining on Apple River two years; spent one year in the gold regions of California; owns 440 acres of land upon which he is now engaged in farming; married Miss Julia Deal in 1840; she was born in Ashland, Ohio; two children: James L., Mrs. Annie J. Griffith; lost a son in army, Washington Irving.”

 

Asher Edgerton’s wife, “Julia Egerton” – ie. Julia Ann (Deal) Edgerton – was listed as a head of household in the 1850 Federal Census of Irish Hollow, Jo Daviess County, Illinois (pg. 211; dwelling #1747; family #1751; enum. Nov. 16, 1850).  The household was enumerated as follows:

 

Julia Egerton

39

b. PA

 

Washington

7

b. IL

 

James L.

4

b. IL

 

 

The household of Asher Edgerton Jr. was recorded in the 1860 Federal Census of Hanover, Jo Daviess County, Illinois (pg. 857; dwelling #3829; family #3967; enum. September 8, 1860), as follows:

 

Asher Edgerton

43

b. CT

farmer     $2,200 real estate / $1,800 personal estate

Julia A.

43

b. PA

 

Irving

16

b. IL

farm hand

James L.

14

b. IL

 

Anna

7

b. IL

 

John Cramer

20

b. Germany

farm hand

Louis Poushi

37

b. France

farm hand

 

The household of Asher Edgerton Jr. was recorded in the 1870 Federal Census of Hanover, Jo Daviess County, Illinois (dwelling #13; family #13; enum. August 19, 1870), as follows:

 

Asher Edgerton

54

b. CT

farmer     $20,000 real estate / $5,000 personal estate

Julia A.

52

b. PA

 

James L.

23

b. IL

 

Anna J.

15

b. IL

 

William Taylor

70

b. CT

 

James McMahon

35

b. VA

 

 

The household of Asher Edgerton Jr. was recorded in the 1880 Federal Census of Hanover, Jo Daviess County, Illinois (pg. 331; dwelling #56; family #62; enum. June 9, 1880), as follows:

 

Name

Rel.

Age

Bp

F Bp

M Bp

Occ

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Asher Edgerton

 

62

CT

CT

CT

farmer

July A.

wife

59

OH

PA

PA

keeping house

Leander

son

34

IL

CT

OH

farmer

Bell

wife

28

MO

MO

MO

keeping house

John George

boarder

53

Germany

Germany

Germany

farm hand

Cidney Crenshaw

boarder

30

IL

IL

IL

farm hand

 

The following obituary notice for Mrs. Julia Ann (Deal) Edgerton appeared in The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette on Wednesday, November 14, 1900:

 

“Mrs. Julia A. Edgerton died at the home of her son-in-law, E. W. Griffiths, yesterday at the age of 90 years.  The funeral services will be held from the family residence on West Sixth avenue at 10 o’clock Thursday morning, after which the remains will be taken to Mt. Zion cemetery, near Linn Grove, for interment.”