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Whiteside County History/Bio, Bent
Asa F. R. Emmonswas born inKingston, Canada. his boyhood and early manhood were passed in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and New York City. In the latter place he worked at the carpenter's trade. In 1839 he settled at Sterling, making a claim in Coloma township, to which he moved in 1840, and has been a resident of the county since then. Mr. Emmons has been engaged in building almost continually, his taste not inclining him to farming. He was married to Elizabeth AnnBartlett, December 25, 1835, in Pennsylvania. She died July 21, 1842. Mr. Emmons was married to Nancy A. Booth, January 31, 1843. Children: Harriet M., born April 1, 1838 - she is the wife of Theo. H. Mack. Wm. H., born May 10, 1840 - died in invancy. Ida U. D., born March 31, 1845 - she married Chas. H. Hewitt. Samuel, born November 11, 1848 - died in infancy. Lucinda, born December 13, 1851 - died in infancy. Wm. L., born September 24, 1855. Nancy Cora, born April 3, 1858.